Governor Ned Lamont believes a deal with Connecticut tribes won’t happen before the end of the current session.
US.- A casino expansion deal with Connecticut tribes hasn’t been agreed upon. Even worse, Governor Ned Lamont thinks that won’t even happen, at least not before the current session ends.
“We’re trying to get something done, but we’re not going to get it done in this session,” the Governor said. He remains on board with sports betting, but wants to resolve all related issued first, including the tribe-related ones.
“I don’t think we’re going to see it happen in this session,” he advanced. “From my point of view, I want a global solution to this thing that’s been stuck in legal limbo for an awful long time. And I’d love to make a deal with Rodney. I’d love to make a deal with Mohegan and MGM in a way that I honour my compact with Rodney and the tribes — that includes internet, it includes sports. But I’m not going to do it if we don’t have a global solution.”
Connecticut lawmakers have been focused on developing a bill that would set a favourable framework to debut its sports betting segment. Back in March, they advanced a number of bills that include legalised sports betting in Connecticut.
Some members of the General Assembly’s Public Safety Committee pointed out that some proposals still need to figure out details, which are subject to negotiations currently underway with Connecticut’s Governor Lamont.
“I know that there are a lot more people than in this room that need to be part of this discussion,” said state Rep. Pat Boyd.