Sports betting in Connecticut continues to face issues in getting the state and tribal casinos to agree on terms. Legislators passed two bills March 2020 that would allow sports betting, but due to the Coronavirus pandemic, there has been little discussion to move the situation along.
The main issue is that the governor and two tribal casinos are at a deadlock on a decision. One of the bills would keep sports betting within tribal casinos and the other would allow companies such as MGM the ability to offer sports betting at newly proposed casinos.
In addition to neither side able to come to an agreement, the country is dealing with a pandemic, which means there's a chance sports betting in Connecticut may not be legalized before 2021.
Until those regulations are decided, residents can take part in Daily Fantasy Sports and horse racing betting, which are legal.
Daily Fantasy Sports were legalized in 2017 when the governor signed off on a budget. While tribal casinos have yet to agree to those terms, residents have been able to play fantasy sports since the budget was passed.