Connecticut Considers Banning Public Colleges from Partnering with Sports Betting Sponsors
Connecticut's proposed legislation seeks to restrict universities from advertising sports betting services to students through direct solicitation and information sharing
Connecticut lawmakers are considering a bill to prohibit public colleges from partnering with sports betting sponsors to promote gambling to students.
The proposed legislation aims to limit the involvement of universities with sports betting companies, including restrictions on sharing student information and in-person communications.
While Connecticut legalized sports gambling in 2021, concerns about gambling addiction among teenagers have increased.
The bill, co-sponsored by six legislators, seeks to ban all forms of sports betting advertising and promotions that target student communities.
However, concerns have been raised about the impact of the restrictions on corporate sponsorship, which many universities rely on for revenue.