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Sportech Leader: Don't Lose the Race on Sports Betting in Connecticut

This Saturday, fans from across the globe will be watching one of the world’s greatest sporting events–the 145th running of the Kentucky Derby. Sportech has been Connecticut’s premiere provider of horse racing excitement for over quarter of a century, accepting wagers from Connecticut residents at Sportech’s Winners and Bobby V’s locations, and via our online betting site and mobile app. Watching the Derby with Sportech is the next best thing to being at Churchill Downs.

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McDowell Jewett
Connecticut needs to legalize sports betting - now

The Supreme Court’s affirmative decision last year to allow the states to decide whether or not they will permit legal sports betting set in motion swift and steady changes throughout our region.

Already Rhode Island and New Jersey have legalized sports wagering, Massachusetts is actively debating the issue.

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McDowell Jewett
Five key takeaways from Tuesday’s public safety committee hearings on sports betting

Senate Democrats offered a glimpse Wednesday of how legal sports betting might work in Connecticut, announcing a bill that would establish casinos and off-track betting sites as operators of the potentially lucrative industry.

The new bill lacks details, which will be filled in at a later date, but it lends some insight into the fundamental question Connecticut lawmakers must work through as they seek to legalize sports betting: Who gets to take the wagers?

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McDowell Jewett
Who could operate sports betting in Connecticut? Tribes, MGM, CT Lottery, off-track locations all angle for piece of new industry

Senate Democrats offered a glimpse Wednesday of how legal sports betting might work in Connecticut, announcing a bill that would establish casinos and off-track betting sites as operators of the potentially lucrative industry.

The new bill lacks details, which will be filled in at a later date, but it lends some insight into the fundamental question Connecticut lawmakers must work through as they seek to legalize sports betting: Who gets to take the wagers?

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McDowell Jewett
Top 10 US states most likely to legalize sports betting in 2019

Since the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in a 6-3 decision that the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act of 1992 (PASPA) was unconstitutional back in May, seven states (New Jersey, Mississippi, West Virginia, Rhode Island, Delaware, Pennsylvania and New Mexico) have joined Nevada in offering legalized sports betting.

As we enter 2019, many other states are taking action to move toward legalizing it for themselves. Here, we look at the states that are most likely to do so within the year.

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McDowell Jewett