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This week it was announced that the Mohegan Native American tribe has come to terms with Connecticut Governor Ned Lamont, which will open the possibility of getting online gaming in the state.
The current state law limits gambling to tribal casinos and a lottery, but the agreement would allow outside betting groups to enter the online space. The deal would allow for up to 15 sportsbetting facilities around the state, and an online betting skin would be available for those who want to bet online.
The new spots would have access to gaming licenses for 10 years with a 5 year extension available. Taxes would be 13.75% for spotsbetting, while online gaming would be taxed at 20%.
While the Mohegans have agreed to the terms, the Mashantucket Pequots tribe is opposed to such as deal. The tribe is opposed to the current terms, and they may legally challenge the deal.
We're following the story and will update readers as we learn more.