A crowded agenda is on tap in Connecticut

A crowded agenda is on tap in Connecticut

March 08, 2018 9:19 AM


A crowded agenda is on tap in Connecticut where formal legislative hearings on gaming bills, including sports wagering and a plan to scrap an East Windsor casino and establish open bidding for the project, are now set for March 13.

The state is one of about 20 planning to quickly enact laws to permit sports wagering should the U.S. Supreme Court overturn the federal law that largely bans the practice in every state but Nevada.

The hearings by the Public Safety and Security Committee, originally scheduled for today (Thursday), but postponed because of heavy snow, will now be conducted Tuesday at 10 a.m. in the legislative office building in Hartford.

Other items to be discussed include launching an independent study of all forms of gambling, with recommendations for any possible expansion of gaming, and prohibiting acceptance of off-track betting wagers and advance deposit wagers entities other than an authorized off-track betting operator.

The hearing agenda also includes three bills involving the Connecticut Lottery Corp.