Industry News of the Day for March 18, 2021

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  • Associated Press, 3.18.21 – Lamont, Tribes Reach Agreement On Gambling Expansion
    • Ned Lamont’s administration has reached an agreement with Connecticut’s two federally recognized Native American tribes on a comprehensive gambling expansion plan that could eventually lead to sports wagering and online gambling, the governor and tribes announced Thursday.
  • The Day, 3.18.21 – Lamont, Tribes Reach Gaming Agreement; Sports Wagering, Online Betting On Tap
    • Ned Lamont and the chairmen of the Mashantucket Pequot and Mohegan tribes announced today that they’ve reach a gaming agreement that will allow the tribes and the Connecticut Lottery Corp. to provide sports wagering and online gaming.

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  • State Journal-Register, 3.17.21 – Want To Bet On Illinois To Win NCAA Tournament? A Change In State Law Will Be Needed (subscription paywall)
    • With the University of Illinois men’s basketball team set to begin a promising run in the NCAA Tournament Friday and the first March Madness event since Illinois legalized sports betting in 2019, many basketball fans living in Illinois might be hoping to bet a few dollars on the Illini. However, state law prevents it.



  • Associated Press, 3.17.21 – Nebraska Lawmakers Advance Rules For Casinos, Sports Betting
    • Nebraska moved one step closer Wednesday to enacting rules for the state’s newly legalized casinos, but some gambling opponents criticized portions that would clear the way for sports betting and electronic keno tickets.
  • KOLN, 3.17.21 – Lawmakers Debate Over Allowing Sports Betting In Casinos
    • After a 37-5 vote Wednesday, lawmakers passed a casino regulation bill that includes sports betting. Lawmakers argue when Nebraskans voted for casinos in November, it meant sports betting was also legalized.

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