Connecticut’s mandated gambling impact study to conclude August 15

August 2, 2023
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The original submission due date was pushed back because of a contracting process delay.

A research project analyzing how legalized gambling impacts residents in Connecticut is scheduled to wrap up August 15, according to a local news report from The Day. State lawmakers mandated the study last year.

A spokesman for the state Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services told local news that the selected vendor asked for more time to submit its findings from the study due to “a delay in the contracting process.”

The original mandate required the study to conclude on August 1.

The Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services awarded the $1.25m contract to Gemini Research, which is based in Northampton, Massachusetts after an extensive vetting process.

Group President Rachel Volberg told local news that Gemini is “in the middle of putting everything together.”

However, she did not release any details surrounding the study’s results and said that findings “would not be immediately available to the public.” Volberg said it is likely that state officials will be the first ones to look over the results and will soon release the information to the public once the review is finished.

Legalized gambling first opened in Connecticut during 2009. Since the market’s debut, the state has embraced keno, sports betting, fantasy sports and online casino gambling. Sports wagering is also available at certain lottery locations statewide, as well as at Mohegan Sun and at Foxwoods Resort Casino.

Mohegan was founded in 1995 in Uncasville, Connecticut. Throughout its nearly 30-year history, the company has formed strategic partnerships with a variety of brands, including Coca-Cola, Ticketmaster, Paramount Pictures, WNBA, Michael Jordan, the New York Yankees, the Boston Celtics and Live Nation.


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