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Regardless of what sports gambling looks like in the state, University of Connecticut Athletic Director David Benedict is asking legislators to prohibit gambling on college sports, particularly on games involving Connecticut schools.
"The university does not support collegiate sports betting generally," he said, adding that gambling on college events "could result in the exposure of student athletes to a new level of pressure and the influence of others."


What a take, because people don't gamble on sports now...
If it weren’t for gambling the NCAA tournament would be worth maybe 1/10th what they rake in today.
 

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If it weren’t for gambling the NCAA tournament would be worth maybe 1/10th what they rake in today.
Sports in general wouldn’t be. Who would watch the most NFL games if it weren’t for fantasy?
 
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If it weren’t for gambling the NCAA tournament would be worth maybe 1/10th what they rake in today.
Chief has a friend at Mohegan involved in getting sports betting up and running. The two big revenue events for sports betting are the NFL and March Madness.
Hopefully, the politicians in Hartford will somehow get their act together and pass it soon enough so it can be up and running for September.
I understand Benedict’s position but need to include college sports - perhaps just keep state colleges out - if it’s a show stopper.
 

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Chief has a friend at Mohegan involved in getting sports betting up and running. The two big revenue events for sports betting are the NFL and March Madness.
Hopefully, the politicians in Hartford will somehow get their act together and pass it soon enough so it can be up and running for September.
I understand Benedict’s position but need to include college sports - perhaps just keep state colleges out - if it’s a show stopper.
Thanks for the inside word that people bet the NFL and NCAA tourney. I would have thought WNBA and CFL.
 

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AD Dave had to have his marching orders from up high at stodgy UConn admin, regarding a ban on CT team betting inside CT.
 
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Thanks for the inside word that people bet the NFL and NCAA tourney. I would have thought WNBA and CFL.
Never said it was the exclusive inside word - but there’s more than a little frustration every time the state drags its feet past another big pay day event. Mohegan has also sent teams to their sister casino (Royals in Atlantic City), since they have a sports gambling operation. The hope is they can hit the ground running when it’s legalize here with this training/background.
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Never said it was the exclusive inside word - but there’s more than a little frustration every time the state drags its feet past another big pay day event. Mohegan has also sent teams to their sister casino (Royals in Atlantic City), since they have a sports gambling operation. The hope is they can hit the ground running when it’s legalize here with this training/background.
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You mean resorts which is run by Draft Kings.

It’s going to be peanuts at the casinos.

Any delays are mostly on the casinos anyway because they claim exclusive rights.
 

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You mean resorts which is run by Draft Kings.

It’s going to be peanuts at the casinos.

Any delays are mostly on the casinos anyway because they claim exclusive rights.
Agree. They are not going to go away quietly if this adversly affects them. Today is a big day at the Legislature on bills regarding sports betting.
May have to have its own thread and let this AD Dave one die out or be brought back on topi
 

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Regardless of what sports gambling looks like in the state, University of Connecticut Athletic Director David Benedict is asking legislators to prohibit gambling on college sports, particularly on games involving Connecticut schools.
"The university does not support collegiate sports betting generally," he said, adding that gambling on college events "could result in the exposure of student athletes to a new level of pressure and the influence of others."


What a take, because people don't gamble on sports now...
I roll my eyes at it too, but its pretty standard. I don't believe you can bet UNLV in Vegas, you can't bet URI or PC in Rhode Island and nobody cares about Rutgers in New Jersey.
 

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Agree. They are not going to go away quietly if this adversly affects them. Today is a big day at the Legislature on bills regarding sports betting.
May have to have its own thread and let this AD Dave one die out or be brought back on topi
They have stated they won’t make their slot payments if they aren’t exclusive - but you got ol Chief here blaming the state for dragging their feet.
 
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I live in NJ and you cannot bet on any NJ-located school or a collegiate game taking place in the state. It's not a bad thing at all. Granted, I just got bet on them illegally if I want to, but if you are complaining about not being able to bet on CT colleges legally, there are a lot bigger things to complain about.
 

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They have stated they won’t make their slot payments if they aren’t exclusive - but you got ol Chief here blaming the state for dragging their feet.
So do we have to maintain the roads leading to the reservation? Playing rough wouldn't be fun and perhaps unwise, but it is an interesting question to me if there are some unconventional levers the state could pull the otherway for a "fair" deal.
 
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You mean resorts which is run by Draft Kings.

It’s going to be peanuts at the casinos.

Any delays are mostly on the casinos anyway because they claim exclusive rights.
Why couldn't it be done via the state lottery system? What would be hangups?
 

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Why couldn't it be done via the state lottery system? What would be hangups?
The hang up is that the tribes will stop voluntarily participating in their tax deal with the state if we dont give them exclusive rights on sports gaming.

It going to take a governor with a stomach for ugly hard ball to win that fight. It starts by preparing a counter punch via playing not nice with the indirect things the state does to support the casinos like making transportation to and from easy.
 
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The hang up is that the tribes will stop voluntarily participating in their tax deal with the state if we dont give them exclusive rights on sports gaming.

It going to take a governor with a stomach for ugly hard ball to win that fight. It starts by preparing a counter punch via playing not nice with the indirect things the state does to support the casinos like making transportation to and from easy.
The casinos say they have exclusive rights. The lottery is pushing hard.
Trade-off is keeping the traditional brick and mortar gambling exclusive in exchange for sports betting being less exclusive or open the whole gambling business to competitive bid process and see who blinks first.
 

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Trade-off is keeping the traditional brick and mortar gambling exclusive in exchange for sports betting being less exclusive or open the whole gambling business to competitive bid process and see who blinks first.
Its a fight no one in state leadership wants to take on right now. Too many other bigger fish. And so - dont expect sports gambling anytime soon within state borders.
 

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Trade-off is keeping the traditional brick and mortar gambling exclusive in exchange for sports betting being less exclusive or open the whole gambling business to competitive bid process and see who blinks first.
Honestly the last thing we need is another casino.

I’d just scrap the legislation if it means the casinos have it and the state gets a fraction of a peanut.
 
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The casinos say they have exclusive rights. The lottery is pushing hard.
Huh! Interesting. I wonder what grounds they have to make that claim, since gambling on sports just became legal in places like CT.

If theyre going to withhold their slot payments let em, and like others suggested good luck with yiur roads leading in to your place.
 

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Its a fight no one in state leadership wants to take on right now. Too many other bigger fish. And so - dont expect sports gambling anytime soon within state borders.
Yep. That’s how we roll in CT.
They worry about coddling possible gambling addicts over revenue. Remember Weicker tried his best to torpedo Foxwoods? Said it would spread TB and prostitution.
 
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