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Connecticut Looks To Cash In On Sports Betting; Al Leiter, Cedric Maxwell Lobby For Athletes' Interests

Connecticut Looks To Cash In On Sports Betting; Al Leiter, Cedric Maxwell Lobby For Athletes' Interests

Connecticut is moving closer to legalizing sports betting as a potential source of revenue, with a ruling from the the U.S. Supreme Court expected this spring.

On Tuesday, former Mets pitcher Al Leiter and former Celtics forward Cedric Maxwell were in Hartford as representatives of the National Basketball Association and Major League Baseball, which favor sports betting as long as the leagues receive a percentage of the money bet. Legislative leaders said lawmakers need to be ready for legalized gambling if it happens — as multiple states will be scrambling for cash that gambling provides.

“With the Supreme Court ruling coming down within the next month, we want to be in a...

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