Sports betting and online gaming now expanding in Connecticut


HARTFORD, Conn. (WTNH) — The legalization of sports betting and online gaming will begin in our state.

Fantasy sports platforms can now apply for licenses through the state Department of Consumer Protection. In May, lawmakers predicted to News 8 you will be able to bet from your phone by Labor Day.

You must be 21 and up to play and must be placing the bets on Connecticut grounds.

The deal was reached between Pequot and Mohegan Tribes, along with the Connecticut Lottery.

The CT Lottery will open a maximum of 15 locations for customers to place a bet, including in Hartford and Bridgeport. The 10-year deal includes tax revenues of nearly $300-million over time.

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