Connecticut Governor wants special session for sports betting

Connecticut Governor wants special session for sports betting

May 23, 2018 10:23 AM


Though the Connecticut state general assembly adjourned for the year in early May with no action on sports betting, Governor Daniel Malloy isn’t willing to let the issue linger. According to an Associated Press report, Malloy on Monday indicated that he is going to explore the possibility of a special session, with the intent of making a move to legalize CT sports betting.

The AP reported that Malloy feels the state “must do something … as quickly as possible” on sports betting and that he will talk with key lawmakers later this week in an effort to organize a special session.

Earlier this year, it appeared as if Connecticut would be among the first movers in legalizing sports betting. But the session closed before the May 14 Supreme Court decision striking down the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act. The state did not take any action, but had been actively exploring making sports betting legal.

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