Connecticut sports betting launch delayed

Sports betting launch was due to launch in Connecticut today.
Sports betting launch was due to launch in Connecticut today.

Sports betting was due to launch in Connecticut today but has been put back due to a delay in publishing memorandums of understanding on the federal register.

US.- The Department of Consumer Protection has confirmed that the launch of online and retail sports betting in Connecticut has been delayed. Sports betting was due to launch today (October 7), but it’s taken longer than expected for the necessary publication of memorandums of understanding on the federal register.

While the state’s two Native American tribes have already begun offering in-person sports bets, all other sources, such as online, the Connecticut Lottery, and off-track-betting sites will have to wait to start offering bets.

Kaitlyn Krasselt, a spokesperson for the Department of Consumer Protection, said: “We are working with the licensees to ensure their platforms are certified and in compliance with the regulations prior to launch. As such, no date has been set but we do not anticipate it to be a lengthy delay.”

Last week, Connecticut took one of the final steps necessary for the launch of sports betting with the publication of the second amended gaming compact between the state and the Mashantucket Pequot Indians in the Federal Register.

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