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  • krisschu9

    https://www.google.com/amp/s/sportshandle.com/connecticut-dfs-sports-betting/amp/

    Ahhh, the irony. In order to get sports betting, residents of CT may lose dfs. Insert sad face.

  • BigRay

    Looks like Florida is in the same boat. Traveling across 20 states this summer. I will have to add Conn. to the list of place I need to do line ups ahead of my stay there. I am still bitter about going to March Madness in Vegas and not being able to play DK for 5 days. lost out on 2 Ironman achievements as well. So much for being a free society, politicians pull the strings.

  • wolfjb1

    @BigRay said...

    Looks like Florida is in the same boat. Traveling across 20 states this summer. I will have to add Conn. to the list of place I need to do line ups ahead of my stay there. I am still bitter about going to March Madness in Vegas and not being able to play DK for 5 days. lost out on 2 Ironman achievements as well. So much for being a free society, politicians pull the strings.

    The Florida DFS legislation was tabled and will be addressed in the next legislative session, which begins in January 2022. No change to DFS in Florida this year.

    DK launched an all-out lobbying assault in the final weeks of the session, and they gathered sufficient momentum to pull the bill (which the above article cites, and Sports Handle has other articles about the FL issue) so the industry can work with the government to draft a reasonable bill.

  • depalma13

    Getting real tired of these compacts with tribes. The monopoly the Seminoles have in Florida is horrible for the consumer.

    A few weeks ago I was at the Hard Rock in Tampa waiting to play poker. So I went to play face up pai gow to kill time.

    Well the table was running great for the three of us playing. We were all up several hundred. Suddenly the pit boss walks over and changes the table minimum from $10 to $25. Well we all left once the change was made and I went back to the poker room.

    Three hours later I went to grab a bite to eat and figured I’d check out the pai gow table while I waited for my food. Amazingly, the table minimum was back to $10.

  • Mheff31

    Anyone have any update on CT?

  • krisschu9

    I check every day but cannot find any new news…two days to go and ticking…

    I’ve called the governor’s office and suggested that they do something similar to Florida, where the dfs sites are allowed to be up and running even while going through the “investigation “ where the state makes sure they’re legit. Not sure my call(s) have had any success but also saw where Matthew Barry and ESPN (based in CT) were reaching out to the state….hoping for an eleventh hour deal or will start crying myself to sleep

  • TheShaman43

    Not sure what this has to do with casinos that are run by Indian tribes. I’ve had the same happen to me at Foxwoods (American Indian operated) and it happens regularly at Encore Boston Harbor – on the rare occasion you can find a table game that a minimum under $50.

    In my experience (admittedly I’ve never played in Vegas) a hot table or a crowded floor are always going to see a quick rise in table minimums, just seems to be standard casino procedure in my experience.

    Apologies for being off-topic, but I am curious to know what the future holds for DFS in Connecticut. As someone who lives in a neighboring state and makes fairly frequent runs to Foxwoods, the addition of sports wagering makes these trips even more appealing to me… but if I can’t play DFS while there that might be a bit of a buzzkill.

  • jdubadubs

    Doesn’t look promising. This was only thing I could find that was less that a week old:

    https://www.courant.com/news/connecticut/hc-news-fantasy-sports-july-1-betting-20210629-o6lvyezbdfb3lgkqnzfwd5akvq-story.html

  • krisschu9

    DraftKings and FanDuel had announced no agreement as of late Tuesday, though Max Reiss, a spokesperson for Gov. Ned Lamont, said he expects they will soon reach one, allowing them to continue operations uninterrupted.

    That’s my favorite quote from the article…there’s hope that today is not the last day we Connecticutans play DFS for a while

  • jdubadubs

    @krisschu9 said...

    DraftKings and FanDuel had announced no agreement as of late Tuesday, though Max Reiss, a spokesperson for Gov. Ned Lamont, said he expects they will soon reach one, allowing them to continue operations uninterrupted.

    That’s my favorite quote from the article…there’s hope that today is not the last day we Connecticutans play DFS for a while

    Fingers crossed…

  • krisschu9

    Woke up and entered a lineup on FD to the message of “success!” Maybe we are looking good at playing DFS in CT beyond July 1…

  • krisschu9

    Here is what I found from a local news website called Newstimes (behind a paywall https://www.newstimes.com/news/article/Fantasy-sports-goes-ahead-but-actual-wagering-is-16279840.php?t=fea4c6de7d&src=nthppromostrip)

    Fantasy sports goes ahead, but actual wagering is months away
    Ken Dixon
    June 28, 2021

    Connecticut’s estimated 600,000 fantasy sports fans will be able to continue their popular basketball, football, baseball and soccer leagues now that a section in the upcoming state budget was reworked in time for the start of the fiscal year on Thursday.

    But actual daily betting on such sports will likely have to wait months as state officials, the Connecticut Lottery Corp., the Mashantucket Tribal Nation and the Mohegan Tribal Nation await an expected approval from the federal Department of the Interior’s Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA).

    That approval, along with some state hurdles, are needed for Connecticut to create a new landscape of online casino games and betting on sports, as well as fantasy games.

    Gov. Ned Lamont’s legal team and lawmakers created provisional licenses for operators to offer fantasy games. Typically, groups of players form leagues with teams that select players whose daily statistics determine who wins prize money. That language was contained in the so-called implementer for the budget, the 900-plus-page document in which dozens of laws that didn’t make it through the General Assembly become law with only top leadership’s approval.

    “We are anticipating no disruption of daily fantasy sports games, based on the agreement we reached and was approved in the recent budget implementer,” said Max Reiss, Lamont’s communications director, on Monday. “The agreement that we negotiated with tribes and the industry was an attempt toward a measured solution. The BIA will have the final say on the gaming landscape, based on the agreement with tribes and the lottery.”

    The fantasy sports industry warned last month that without express language, at midnight Wednesday they could be out of compliance. The two major sports-wagering companies recently agreed to pay the state $1.1 million to continue working here.

    Currently, fantasy sports operators such as FanDuel and DraftKings can only administer the fantasy leagues in Connecticut, for which they are paid fees. They are prohibited from accepting bets. About two dozen states , including New Jersey and Pennsylvania allow sports wagering, but gamblers must actually be in those states when they wager.

    In December, DraftKings reached a deal with the Mashantucket Pequots to run sports fantasy leagues under the Foxwoods brand when the betting launches.

    In late May, the Fantasy Sports & Gaming Association, a national trade group, warned that some kind of accompanying legislation was needed to allow them to continue after June 30 and into the NFL season, which is the most-popular with fantasy sports players. It is also be the most lucrative sports-gambling season.

    The budget amendment includes a requirement for the two tribes and the lottery to seek provisional licenses for fantasy games by midnight June 30.

    “The creation of a provisional license for fantasy contests will allow the Mashantucket Pequot Tribe, the Mohegan Tribe of Indians and the Connecticut Lottery Corporation to enter into contracts with fantasy contest operators to continue offering these games after July 1, 2021, if they so choose,” said Michelle H. Seagull, commissioner of the state Department of Consumer Protection, which will supervise the expanded gambling market. “We look forward to continued work with both tribes and the CLC.”

    Jason Chung, a lawyer who is an assistant professor of sports management and executive director of E-sports academic programming at the University of New Haven, said Monday that the state is not on the cutting edge of the fantasy sports industry, which is disproportionately tailored to young men.

    “Connecticut is a little late to the party,” Chung said in a phone interview. “Government is always slow to react.” He said that being a modern fan means that allegiances to actual teams gets eclipsed by players whose performance can help — or in the case of the 2021 New York Yankees — hurt a fantasy team made up of stars from throughout baseball.

    “A lot of younger guys think they can game the system and win,” Chung said. “Everybody thinks they have a system and everybody thinks they can win. That’s how casinos make money. They make money from people who think they can game the system, and also people who want to hit it big.”

    kdixon@ctpost.com Twitter: @KenDixonCT
    Updated: June 28, 2021 9:50 p.m.

  • krisschu9

    Any updates on Connecticut DFS proceedings from FD or DK reps who monitor this forum are deeply appreciated.

  • jdubadubs

    @krisschu9 said...

    Woke up and entered a lineup on FD to the message of “success!” Maybe we are looking good at playing DFS in CT beyond July 1…

    My test was a 10 cent LPGA contest on DK – maybe that is a sign that I would be better off without access to DFS

  • bayonne_maulers

    Just had this pop up on the “My Contests” screen

    SORRY! YOUR LOCATION IS RESTRICTED
    Residents of Connecticut are currently not eligible to participate in DrafKings contests. Please contact support@draftkings.com if this is not your location. To address any outstanding funds please visit the My Account page.

    To help us bring fantasy sports to fans everywhere please visit FantasySportsForAll.com for information. Once there, you can also sign a petition fighting against movements that ban fantasy sports.

  • jdubadubs

    @bayonne_maulers said...

    Just had this pop up on the “My Contests” screen

    SORRY! YOUR LOCATION IS RESTRICTED
    Residents of Connecticut are currently not eligible to participate in DrafKings contests. Please contact support@draftkings.com if this is not your location. To address any outstanding funds please visit the My Account page.

    To help us bring fantasy sports to fans everywhere please visit FantasySportsForAll.com for information. Once there, you can also sign a petition fighting against movements that ban fantasy sports.

    Odd – I just entered a PGA showdown for tomorrow with no issues

  • sgaffney

    Yup just had the same. What a disaster

  • sgaffney

    Just found this, think we’re gonna be good

    “DraftKings, FanDuel have clearance to continue operating in Connecticut after fear they’d be forced to go offline due to state’s new bill legalizing sports betting”

    https://www.courant.com/news/connecticut/hc-news-draftkings-fanduel-provisional-license-connecticut-20210701-3qylssmcsnbcbio334xt7xsx3y-story.html

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