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 opened the pathway for the online sports deal between the state and the tribal casinos in 2021. The state’s casinos are generally supportive of the overall plan to introduce sports betting.
As in many other states, a range of topics need to reconciled first (number of providers, tax rates, official league data requirements, land-based casino partners etc.) before online sports betting begins in Connecticut.
Watch this space for news on the future of Connecticut sports betting (land-based and online) as it unfolds.