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Sportech, which operates the gaming operations at the Stamford sports bar, said its online and mobile sites remain open, and telephone betting will also continue to be available.
But a spokesman for Gov. Ned Lamont said the proposed bill "falls short of what the governor wants for Bridgeport."
It's the latest piece in the expanding Bobby V. empire, which includes a pair of Stamford facilities and a film production company whose latest project is "The Greatest Beer Run Ever."
Sportech Venues, which has exclusive licensing rights to OTB in Connecticut, has been working for about a year to open a gambling facility at Two Steps Downtown Grille.
Danbury's City Council is expected to deliver its verdict as early as next month.
Ethical and moral concerns, and charges of conflicts of interest, surround the issue of allowing off-track betting in the city.
Small businesses and major retail chains have ridden a strong back-to-school wave as storeowners say consumers have been more willing to open their pocketbooks.