Win, Place, Showdown–Sportech To Lamont: See You In Court Over Deal With Mohegans

The state-licensed operator of Connecticut’s parimutuel facilities, including one in Bridgeport, promises a legal showdown after Governor Ned Lamont announced a deal to give exclusive sports betting and online gaming rights to Mohegan Sun with Connecticut Lottery as a partner.

From Mark Pazniokas, CT Post:

The deal envisions “new retail sports betting venues” in Hartford and Bridgeport, similar to the Bobby V’s sports bars and OTB facilities Sportech operates near Bradley International Airport in Windsor Locks and in downtown Stamford.

Sportech has been lobbying for a share of online sports bookmaking. Its posture Tuesday evening was combative, one most likely geared to keeping negotiations open.

The company threatened litigation:

“One year ago, Governor Lamont stated he would seek a fair resolution regarding gaming expansion involving existing gaming operators that ‘must be designed to avoid and withstand endless legal challenges.’ Regretfully, the Governor’s announcement this afternoon, that principally excludes Sportech from expanded gaming, leaves us with little option but to pursue legal recourse on behalf of our 400 Connecticut employees.”

Full story here.



      1. Actually, Goliath was sight impaired because of his gigantism. It can affect vision and that is why David was on his mark because Goliath could not see.

    1. Comrade, divine intervention perhaps, but David wasn’t the underdog either, because of his size to Goliath. He had a superior weapon over a sword. The sling was a very powerful weapon of its time coupled with the density of the stones he had, it makes a stopping power of a projectile as powerful as a gun, well not has as gun, but powerful enough to kill. Goliath either got knocked out or kill by the stone before David cut off his head with his own sword, I believe. The divine intervention perhaps was the accuracy to hit Goliath between the eyes or just luck Considering its a Bible fable. I am betting it wasn’t the latter. JS

  1. 1 Samuel 17
    New International Version
    David and Goliath

    45 David said to the Philistine, “You come against me with sword and spear and javelin, but I come against you in the name of the Lord Almighty, the God of the armies of Israel, whom you have defied. 46 This day the Lord will deliver you into my hands, and I’ll strike you down and cut off your head. This very day I will give the carcasses of the Philistine army to the birds and the wild animals, and the whole world will know that there is a God in Israel.

  2. Like I said accuracy. 🤣

    The Prophet Jonah 1

    14 Then they cried out to the Lord, “Please, Lord, do not let us die for taking this man’s life. Do not hold us accountable for killing an innocent man, for you, Lord, have done as you pleased.” 15 Then they took Jonah and threw him overboard, and the raging sea grew calm. 16 At this the men greatly feared the Lord, and they offered a sacrifice to the Lord and made vows to him.

    Jonah’s Prayer
    17 Now the Lord provided a huge fish to swallow Jonah, and Jonah was in the belly of the fish three days and three nights.

    From inside the fish Jonah prayed to the Lord his God. 2 He said:

    “In my distress I called to the Lord,
    and he answered me.
    From deep in the realm of the dead I called for help,
    and you listened to my cry.
    3 You hurled me into the depths,
    into the very heart of the seas,
    and the currents swirled about me;
    all your waves and breakers
    swept over me.
    4 I said, ‘I have been banished
    from your sight;
    yet I will look again
    toward your holy temple.’
    5 The engulfing waters threatened me,[b]
    the deep surrounded me;
    seaweed was wrapped around my head.
    6 To the roots of the mountains I sank down;
    the earth beneath barred me in forever.
    But you, Lord my God,
    brought my life up from the pit.

    7 “When my life was ebbing away,
    I remembered you, Lord,
    and my prayer rose to you,
    to your holy temple.

    8 “Those who cling to worthless idols
    turn away from God’s love for them.
    9 But I, with shouts of grateful praise,
    will sacrifice to you.
    What I have vowed I will make good.
    I will say, ‘Salvation comes from the Lord.’”

    10 And the Lord commanded the fish, and it vomited Jonah onto dry land.


    Comrade, believe it or not it’s always a pleasure. 🙂

    I am out of here like NCC, and I will depart this ESL class with the prophet Eminem. 🤣

  3. P.S P.S

    Don’t take my use of the word racist personally, OIB. I don’t for it is the path of less resistance. Was it racism when the 12 tribes, Israel fought and killed each other, the Muslims, the Shiites, and Sunnis fought and killed each other, theChristians, Catholics and Protestants fought and killed each other, the Pequot and Mohegan tribes who fought against each other, the Tutsi vs Hutu in Rwanda, or even the American Civil War and the countless other civil wars throughout human history that had no baring on race. Besides if I did, I would have to disown half my family. 🤣

    Peace out. 🙂


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