Casinos and sports gaming. Welcome to Connecticut.

We have a slogan that goes along with our desire to attract tourists to our state. The tag line is "Connecticut still revolutionary"  and you can find numerous reasons to enjoy all that our state has to offer by going online to ctvisit.com though I'm not sure that the following is what the powers that be are focusing on.

Connecticut is home to two casinos, with plans on the table for more. Now it appears as if legalized sports gaming could become a reality sooner than later too. In a story from ctpost.com, leaders of the Connecticut legislature are planning to push for the legalization of sports betting in the state this year.

House Speaker Joe Aresimowicz told ctpost.com

I would like it to be one of the first bills voted out of committee and I would like for the General Assembly to act on it quickly after that. It's another area where if we don’t act, I’m sure neighboring states and other areas will

Senator Martin Looney, the state Senate president pro-tem, added:

I believe that Connecticut should move very speedily ahead on sports betting if we are authorized to do so by the U.S. Supreme Court. We need additional sources of revenue

It comes as no surprise to me that with our state in deep doo-doo with major budget issues, that sports gaming would potentially bring big bucks into the state coffers. But as you can see from the article in ctpost.com the pros and cons will keep this debated heated for quite some time.

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