Online sports betting is currently illegal in Connecticut; however, State Legislators successfully passed a bill in 2017 that requires the Commissioner of Consumer Protection to take up new regulations if Federal and State laws allow for sports betting in Connecticut.
A later 2018 sports bill was put forward and that legislation later morphed into the February 2020 twin sports betting bills that appear set to be discussed in the next legislative season. The state’s casinos are generally supportive of the overall plan to introduce sports betting.
As in many other states, the payment of an integrity fee to the professional sports leagues first needs to be negotiated before the topic is re-introduced to the State House in the 2021 legislative season.
Watch this space for news on the future of Connecticut sports betting (land-based and online) as it unfolds.