Decision time: The last bidding period for CT sports betting closes
The Connecticut lottery is on the clock as the bidding window for the final CT Sportsbook Skin is closed around 2 p.m. Friday.
Got the lottery five Bids after it was officially asked four Sports betting for submitting binding offers. It received fifteen Answers during the first application for qualifications.
It is only three CT sports betting skins. The Mashantucket Pequot and Mohegan Indians will use DraftKings Sports Betting and warehouse, respectively.
It will be ten years before the losing bidders have another chance to get into Connecticut.
Sports betting in Connecticut will start this fall. Just in time for the start of the NFL Betting season is “extremely aggressive” but not impossible, CT Lottery Chairman Rob Simmelkjaer said.
Who will win the last CT sports betting skin?
The lottery is expected to draw a winner up June 28th – but the public could wait after that.
Simmelkjaer gave a bit of a description of the process at the lottery board meeting on Thursday.
The Sports betting development committee and a contracted consultant analyzes all binding proposals before selecting a preliminary winner. But nobody will know immediately who that is, said Simmelkjaer:
“We will not make any public announcement of who has been selected, any terms or conditions, until the contract has been agreed and signed.”
Discussions are ongoing with Sportech for retail
Simmelkjaer also noticed that he and the lottery CEO Greg Smith have constant conversations with. guided Sports. The company is the state’s only OTB operator and the lottery can outsource part of it fifteen Sports betting retail outlets to Sportech if it so wishes.
“These discussions are ongoing about the potential use of some of their existing OTB locations as sports betting retail locations, as well as some other potential aspects of partnering with them.”
Simmelkjaer also mentioned that he and Smith did the XL center, a multi-purpose arena and a convention center, as a sports betting location in Hartford. The expanded gaming law requires the lottery to offer retail sports betting in both Bridgeport and Hartford.
“That is definitely a focus,” said Simmelkjaer about the XL Center. “We also looked at different locations in Bridgeport – but in order for all of this to really get everywhere, we have to have this operating partner on site. Whatever we do, it will be your job to run the actual sports betting business. “