The Connecticut House of Representatives approved gambling laws that bring southern New England closer to legalizing sports betting and iGaming after Governor Ned Lamont and the Mashantucket Pequot and Mohegan tribes finally agreed on a comprehensive gambling expansion plan in March.
Passed mostly on 122 - 21 vote on Thursday, May 20, 2021, measurement, HB 6451, leads the Democratic governor to amend state gaming treaties with two federally recognized Native American tribes that own and run the Mohegan Sun casino and Foxwoods Resorts that run gambling.
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The modification would allow this pair to offer online gambling, sports betting, and online fantasy contests where the state would receive a portion of the revenue generated while giving the pair the right to run Connecticut Lottery Corporation (CT Lottery). 15 retail sports betting sites , especially those located in Bridgeport and Hartford, in addition to online sports betting.
If passed in as expected by the upper house of the Connecticut General Assembly, as expected, the Act Rep. Maria Horn, D-Salisbury, co-chair of the Public Safety Committee of the General Assembly said on AP News, " the culmination of many, many years of work multi-directional in Connecticut, ”it also needs to be reviewed by the US Department of the Interior, which could take between 60 and 90 days before it becomes effective, according to the March report.
Take the state :
Further details include the tax rate of 18 percent Internet gambling in the first five years, taking a The 2% increases to 20 percent stuck to this for at least the next five years, with an additional five included in the year option as well 13. 75 percent tax on sports betting and fantasy contests . Taxes are reported to generate tens of millions of dollars in new revenue for the State of the Constitution. Currently tribes they account for 25 percent of gross revenue from slot machines from their respective Mohegan Sun and Foxwoods Casino properties to the state each month in exchange for exclusive rights to slot machines and commercial casino games.
Also commenting on the long-awaited gambling deal, the chairman of the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation, Rodney Butler (pictured) reportedly said in a statement that he was pleased that lawmakers were finally voted over the sports betting and internet gambling agreement that has been appealed to the General Assembly for years.
“For our Tribe, games are more than business; it's the way we rebuild our nation, educate our children and care for the elderly, ”said Butler. "The enactment of this legislation will enable us to do this, and even more, for future generations."
East Windsor Opposition :
The bill is not without opposition, however, as Tom Delnicki's representative R-South Windsor said, the bill “is based on a broken contract and I will not support him here, ”says the news agency.
Lawmakers in the East Windsor area voted against the agreement, preventing the Mohegan tribe and the Mashantucket Pequot from building a new Class III facility in a town where they will compete directly with Springfield MGM Resorts International Casino, which opened in August 2018 in neighboring Massachusetts. Legitimate tribes would not be able to build the planned off-booking tribal casino within 10 years of a new deal.