Gentle questioning by legislators elicited no information about the habits of CT gamblers since online gambling went live in October.
Connecticut inched closer to legalizing sports betting and online gambling Wednesday with votes by a key legislative committee.
Gov. Ned Lamont relies on federal funding and state reserves to balance his new budget without significant tax hikes.
A tension between fiscal restraint and social justice was evident throughout the governor’s budget address.
Talks over sports betting and online gaming come in an economic and political environment vastly changed since March.
Gov. Ned Lamont favors the Republican plan over an extension of a federal program that provides $600-a-week in added unemployment.
While customers are welcoming the re-opening with open arms — and wallets — tribes are facing criticism from the state.
The incubation period of the coronavirus is a week or two.
It’s unclear how permissive the Land of Steady Habits is willing to be in gambling’s new digital age. The secondary question is how much of the action will be handled by Connecticut’s tribal casinos.
The Connecticut General Assembly is unlikely take up on-line gambling when it returns in special session to consider legalizing sports betting — viewing betting by smartphone as a concept that needs deeper study and public input, legislative leaders said Friday.
Gov. Dannel P. Malloy often says America was better off when legal gambling was limited to Las Vegas, but he sounded Wednesday like a man who has accepted that sports betting is coming to Connecticut at casinos, possibly some form of state-authorized betting parlors and, most likely, even on smart phones.
Gov. Dannel P. Malloy said Tuesday he will try to resolve who has rights to sports gambling — the tribal owners of the state’s two casinos, licensed off-track betting parlors or other vendors chosen by the state, or a mix of the two — before calling the General Assembly into special session to consider legalizing wagering on sports.
Two major sports leagues sent retired stars to the Capitol on Tuesday to urge Connecticut to regulate sports gambling in a way that best preserves the integrity of professional athletics.
Officials from the two leagues said they would seek an “integrity fee” of 1 percent of all bets placed to guard against suspicious betting and manipulation, and to compensate them for the value of their product.
STAMFORD — Ted Taylor settled onto an upholstered leather bench in an unfinished booth at the new Bobby Valentine’s restaurant and sports bar, the Connecticut Gold Coast’s introduction to a plusher version of what’s been a shrinking, down-market gambling niche — off-tracking betting. His company, Sportech, is investing in a gambling market under pressure from increased competition both in and outside the state.