The state of Connecticut is one of the latest to legalize online gambling. HB6451, introduced in February 2021, will allow online casinos in the state. The U.S. Supreme Court recently struck down PASPA, making online gambling legal in every state. This legislation will allow Connecticut residents to play at online casinos and receive fast and secure withdrawals. Additionally, the state will have an excellent range of gambling options. Read on to learn more about online gambling in Connecticut.
Connecticut is the sixth state to legalize online gambling
The legislature approved the state’s first online gambling regulations on Tuesday, despite concerns from tribes and the gaming industry. Tribal operators, however, still await federal approvals. Despite reservations, the state’s legislative regulatory review committee approved the regulations by a vote of nine to four. Republicans questioned the need for emergency regulations, while Democrats said the bill must be passed as quickly as possible. However, before any gambling operations can start in Connecticut, the U.S. Department of Interior must approve revised compacts with the Mohegan Sun and Mashantucket Pequots.
The repeal of PASPA opened the door to sports betting in every state. Connecticut was one of the states that was more aggressive in pursuing legalization, but neighboring states have since passed similar legislation. The U.S. Department of Interior has 45 days to review amended gaming compacts, and the state is on track to be the sixth state to legalize online gambling. There is no timeline for when Connecticut will be able to start accepting online betting, however.