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15 providers express interest in Connecticut Lottery sports betting license


The Connecticut Lottery Corporation (CLC) has received 15 responses to its request for qualifications (RFQ) for sports betting providers with which it may partner if it is permitted to launch sports betting in the state.

CLC initially issued the RFQ earlier this month, seeking applications from experienced sports betting providers. These providers would power the lottery’s sports betting product.

CLC chairman Rob Simmelkjaer said:  “We are pleased to see significant interest from companies who would like to partner with the CLC to bring our online and retail sports betting offering to market.

“Our staff and board will now begin a process of carefully reviewing the qualifications of the submitting parties as we work towards choosing the right partner in this important initiative for our state.”

Sports betting is expected to be legalized within the state in the near future, after the betting and igaming bill was first submitted in January.

Under the proposed bill, sports betting would be operated by the lottery and the state’s two Tribal Nations; the state has already agreed deals with both the Mohegan and Mashantucket Pequot tribes.

Connecticut Governor Ned Lamont has already included sports betting in his 2022-23 budget.