Connecticut Tribes Warn Sports-Betting Bill Puts Compacts At Risk

Two weeks after an 11-hour hearing on gaming in Connecticut, the state’s Joint Public Safety and Security Committee discussed a new bill on Tuesday that would legalize mobile sports betting and allow tribal casinos, off-track betting outlets (OTBs) and the state lottery to offer wagers on games.

But before any odds are posted or bets made, the state and two tribes have to settle the issue of exclusivity, with the Mashantucket Pequot and Mohegan Tribe insistent their current compacts grant them exclusive rights to offer all casino gambling, including sports betting.

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