Free of federal restraints for more than a year, Connecticut remains unable to establish regulated sports gambling By Mike Anthony, Hartford Courant August 5, 2019 at 5:00 am What is Connecticut doing on the sports gambling front? Basically assuring fat bankrolls for bookies in the seedy underworld and leaving the legal operations our state is sandwiched by in New Jersey, New York and Rhode Island as alternative options.Connecticut is doing nothing for itself. What a joke this has become. We’re losing because we’re not taking bets, folks – two years after the state set legal framework to do so, one year after the federal government lifted a financial floodgate by allowing states to regulate the practice. And here we are, once on the fast track with other progressive and proactive states and now stuck in the mud by the choices and actions of shortsighted parties, losing money every single day like, coincidentally, the most stubborn degenerate gambler.