Connecticut is the 7th state to approve online poker

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Connecticut is two steps away from having online poker legal.
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[/FONT]Connecticut's Governor Ned Lamont is expected to sign the expanded Bill into law soon and the state will become the 6th to offer online poker! Stay tuned for follow-up information!

Connecticut Online Poker Bill Passes Senate, Awaits Governor's Signature


 
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A small state but all to the good.

This is the only way online poker will succeed in the States. One state joining after another and slowly exerting pressure for other states to join and benefit from the income generated.

Well done Connecticut!
 
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As opposed to Florida, which I believe the current thread on the Florida topic says FLA has 53 brick-and-mortar casinos...

...well Connecticut only has 2 brick-and-mortars, with just two tribes in competition, the Mashantucketpequot tribe runs Foxwoods in Ledyard CT, and the Mohegan tribe runs Mohegan Sun in Uncasville CT.

So the point is... this is why CT was so quick and easy and fast. Just two tribes and the state government, everybody agreed to get along, and there's no problems at all! Everybody wins, including the state residents!!!

Now contrast that to the mess in Florida... or the mess across the CT border in Massachusetts which finally granted two casino licenses of its own a few years back, and the experience here in Mass. has been absolutely AWFUL, just a complete abortion, the two casino outfits suck, they hate poker, etc etc etc

Looks like moving to CT is def the best and quickest option for us here in MA.
 
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That's good news. I guess the way to go to legalise online poker is state by state. At the federal level they don't seem to agree on much. Plus, republicans never seemed to support online poker.
 
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So does this mean if you live in Connecticut and the other 6 states you can play in any Online pokerroom, like pokerstars etc again? Or not quite?
 
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That's good news. I guess the way to go to legalise online poker is state by state. At the federal level they don't seem to agree on much. Plus, republicans never seemed to support online poker.


Part of it is how strong the us casino lobby is at a national level, even sans Adelson (who threw money at Republicans to rewrite legislation to begin with). I'm guessing most legislators are happy enough leaving it as a state's issue as there's no political impetus to change the federal legislation.
 
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Good for them, and in the long long run good for us hopefully.
More of these happen and for some reason we Americans keep getting tossed out.
JackpotFreerolls which I used to play a good bit has taken the last USA site off of the available sites to play.
 
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Hip, hip, hurray. I live in CT. The chances of winning a ticket to the wsop just got better.
 
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So does this mean if you live in Connecticut and the other 6 states you can play in any Online pokerroom, like pokerstars etc again? Or not quite?

Right now, those in Connecticut can only play with others from Connecticut BUT if I am reading the article correctly, I don't see that there is any online poker ready to go or set up....yet.
 
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Wait a minute, Don't hold your breath for online poker in Connecticut.

The Gov and legislature have passed and signed a bill which will allow online gambling. This will allow the CT lottery and the 2 current casinos in the state to begin online gambling. Due to the fact that the bill includes a deal with Indian run casinos, it will still require approval from the Federal government.

The lottery, Foxwoods and Mohegan Sun will be the first to start up. Others like Fan Duel and Draft King will have to apply for licenses. I haven't heard of any potential applications by any poker clients.

Mohegan Sun used to run a "play money" online poker room with the hope of it being legalized in CT. I believe Mohegan Sun also has a deal with poker stars.

Let's cross our fingers as I am a resident of CT and would welcome this as soon as possible.

I will say this was amazingly fast for the state of Connecticut as they are notorious for dragging their feet when it comes to any change
 
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Its a shame that americans has been fkkd up so bad, with these online-poker laws.

On this poker thing, you would think its a 3rd world country, with a dictature.
 
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Its a shame that americans has been fkkd up so bad, with these online-poker laws.

On this poker thing, you would think its a 3rd world country, with a dictature.

Yeah, its almost as if they want us to be financial "wage slaves" to the system, and never have any real way out... we live in a prison without bars, they keep us in line via those colorful pieces of paper in your wallet which is essentially used as a carrot on a stick to keep us all chasing it our entire lives... but we never quite get there in the end. GG. :D

/soapbox
 
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CT got the final approval for sports betting and online gaming. It's supposed to go live in Oct.
 
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Its a shame that americans has been fkkd up so bad, with these online-poker laws.

On this poker thing, you would think its a 3rd world country, with a dictature.


Not just Americans, many country around the world.
Really cringe that only one border can turn online poker from something accepted to something harmful. I get the reasons but still not agree with them. free poker to USA.
 
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I was able to place bets on Draftkings.

Last week I was not allowed, they stated CT was not eligible.

Can't wait to see how long it takes for on line poker.
 
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It seems to me that the ice has broken and it is already impossible to stop it))) Who is next ???
 
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Even if Texas makes online poker legal (which would be never) I would still play off shore, unless they made it interstate to where there would be a large player pool.

Texas will never legalize online, we are smack in the middle of the "Bible Belt".
 
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