The state’s lottery has assured sports betting in Connecticut would be more accessible through it and generate more revenue.
US.- Sports betting in Connecticut may soon be a reality but several parties are pushing to take a piece of the business. Last Friday, the lottery met with several potential partners to operate the segment in the state in order to plan the industry’s logistics ahead.
The CT Lottery is pushing against tribes, MGM and off-track locations to get the rights to operate sports betting but assures it has the biggest potential to collect the most revenue from it. Its officials assure they can make the segment accessible to residents in the state, generating more funds from it, and that’s why they have met with the private sector to contract a supplier for betting terminals.
Intralot, IGT, Scientific Games and NeoPollard Interactive, all of whom have experience in iLottery and/or sports betting, met with the CT Lottery.
Ever since the US Supreme Court lifted the federal ban on sports betting, states are in talks to see if they wish to offer the modality and benefit from it. Connecticut lawmakers have discussed it multiple times, and it was clear in a hearing on Tuesday that they are one step closer to coming to a decision.
The state has taken a different route and decided to introduce a measure that would give sports leagues a cut from the revenue from sports betting. “The ability to get cooperation from sports betting operators, screen insiders from being able to bet, and get information from betting operators, monitor betting activity of our games,” said Don Spillane from the NBA.