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“It’s still dicey out there,” the governor told today's Economic Summit and Outlook forum, presented by the CBIA. “We’re not going to get our economy back until we can get people back to work.”
“We’re just following multiple states in establishing some sports betting in our state," says Rep. Joseph Gresko (D-Stratford). "This way we keep that potential revenue here in the State of Connecticut.”
“Unfortunately, Governor Lamont appears to be saying that the state can either adopt his singular proposal on gaming, or do nothing at all,” Mohegan Chairman James Gessner said.
MGM Resorts vowed to "pursue all legal options" to gain a place in Connecticut's gaming industry.
The two federally recognized tribes aren't willing to trade their already approved joint venture in East Windsor for the rights to a Bridgeport casino.
But a spokesman for Gov. Ned Lamont said the proposed bill "falls short of what the governor wants for Bridgeport."
Lamont cited as an example North Carolina, which uses one contract for school software throughout the entire state. In Connecticut, he said, there are 170 different contracts.