Connecticut Lottery receives 15 responses for sports betting licence
The Connecticut Lottery Corporation (CLC) has seen 15 providers expressing interest as they submitted responses to the CLC’s request for qualifications (RFQ). The corporation will be partnering with one of the interested providers if sports betting is launched in Connecticut.
The corporation first issued the RFQ during the beginning of April, as it looked for applications from sports betting providers who had extensive experience in the industry. These providers would be the ones to power the lottery’s sports betting product.
Rob Simmelkjaer, chairman of the CLC, stated:
“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.”
Connecticut will most likely be legalizing sports betting sometime soon, since the iGaming and betting bill had already been submitted back in January of this year.
The bill which had been set forth earlier this year mentioned that sports betting in the state would be operated by the lottery, as well as Connecticut’s two Tribal Nations (Mohegan and Mashantucket Pequot tribes).