With potential hurdles cleared, legal Connecticut sports betting should happen In 2021 Jill R. Dorson, Sports Handle · January 13, 2021 at 8:30 pm After nearly three years of haggling, everything seems to be falling into place for legal Connecticut legal sports betting. And when all is said and done, the state’s two tribes will likely have a duopoly and exclusivity. That result is exactly what the Mashantucket Pequot and Mohegans have been fighting for. Suffice to say, in this case, patience really does appear to be a virtue. Last week, amid the chaos on the U.S. Capitol steps and overshadowed by the announcement by New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo that he now suddenly supports statewide digital wagering, Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont offered a few more words that make it appear the landscape in Connecticut has changed just enough that 2021 could be the year that lawmakers and tribal leaders finally (mercifully, if you watched any of the marathon hearings in previous years …) come to an agreement.