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  • Formal Opinion 2018-01 (April 17, 2018).The Speaker of the House of Representatives has requested opinions on several gaming-related issues. First, he asks questions about the amendments to the existing gaming agreements with the Mashantucket Pequot Tribe and the Mohegan Tribe (Tribes), and the federal approval thereof, required by Public Act 17-89. Second, he inquires about the implications of a decision in a pending U.S. Supreme Court case that could result in the lifting of a federal prohibition on sports betting. And third, he asks about the legal consequences of legislation creating a request for proposal process for sports betting or casino gaming.

  • Formal Opinion 2017-02 (March 13, 2017). Governor Malloy requested an opinion, in light of the enactment of Special Act 15-7 and the subsequent developments pursuant to it, of the risks associated with moving forward with the process for authorizing a casino gaming facility operated by an entity jointly owned by the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation (MPTN) and the Mohegan Tribe of Indians of Connecticut (Mohegan) (collectively, Tribes).

  • Formal Opinion 2016-03 (April 18, 2016). What is the impact legislation authorizing daily fantasy sports contests may have on the State's current revenue-sharing arrangements with the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation ("MPTN") and the Mohegan Tribe of Indians of Connecticut (the "Mohegan Tribe," together with MPTN, the "Tribes").  

  • Formal Opinion 2005-002 (Jan. 4, 2005). This is in response to the request for an opinion from your agency on the legality of devices known as "three button slot machines," and whether these devices fall within the definition of "video facsimile" as used in the agreements between the State of Connecticut and the Mashantucket Pequot Tribe and Mohegan Tribe.

  • Formal Opinion 2004-022 (Dec. 17, 2004). This is in response to a request for an opinion on the lawfulness of a proposed entertainment program at liquor permit premises involving the playing of poker for prizes. The proposal comes in the wake of recent announcements outlawing the betting on poker tournaments due to criminal laws against gambling.

  • Formal Opinion 2003-018 (Nov. 25, 2003). This is in response to a request for an opinion on certain issues concerning the repeal of the games of chance statutes.These statues, until they were repealed, allowed Las Vegas Nights charitable gambling in the state.

  • Formal Opinion 2003-011 (June 10, 2003). This is in response to a request for an opinion concerning the continuing legality of the use of merchandise prize wheels at bazaars in Connecticut in the wake of the repeal of the statutes authorizing Las Vegas Nights charitable gambling and the use of money wheels at bazaars.

  • Formal Opinion 2003-007 (May 8, 2003). We write to clarify our April 14, 2003 opinion concerning whether the Mashantucket Pequot Tribe (the "Tribe") could conduct Casino Night events at Foxwoods Casino ("Foxwoods") to benefit state charities.

  • Public Act 21-23 - An Act Concerning the Authorization, Licensing and Regulation of Online Casino Gaming, Retail and Online Sports Wagering, Fantasy Contests, Keno and Online Sale of Lottery Tickets.

  • Public Act 17-89 - An Act Concerning the Regulation of Gaming and the Authorization of a Casino Gaming Facility in the State.

  • Public Act 17-161 - An Act Permitting Nonprofit Organizations to Sell Raffle Tickets Online.

  • Public Act 17-209 - An Act Concerning the Advisory Council on Large Entertainment Venues, the Regulation of Sports Wagering and the Number of Off-Track Betting Branch Facilities.

Connecticut General Statutes

Selected Statutes:

Title 7 - Municipalities

 Chapter 98 - Municipal Powers (Charitable Games Statutes)

Title 12 - Taxation

 Chapter 226 - Gaming Policy, Regulation and Revenue

 Chapter 226b - Disclosure Statements with Regard to Pari-Mutuel Betting

 Chapter 226c - Administration of Tribal-State Compacts

 Chapter 229a - Connecticut Lottery Corporation


Title 42 - Business, Selling, Trading and Collection Practices

 Chapter 743n - Sweepstakes


Title 52 - Civil Actions

 Chapter 924 - Wagering Contracts

Title 53 - Crimes

 Chapter 946 - Offenses Against Public Policy

Title 53a - Penal Code

 Chapter 952 - Penal Code Offenses

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