Connecticut

New Website Lets Horses Find A Home Away From Home

The concept of shared lodging for travelers (think Airbandb) has recently expanded to four-legged patrons. Staller.com allows equestrians to book lodging for their horses online, comparing amenities and cost between multiple venues. First launched in Florida, the platform has now expanded into the Lower Hudson Valley in New York. Founded by Arturo Ferrando and Pablo Jimenez, […]

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Connecticut: Legislature Lays Groundwork That Could Allow Legal Sports Betting

The Connecticut legislature has passed a bill that could legalize sports gambling in the future. According to an article in the Legal Sports Report, the sports betting provisions were included in another bill that increased the number of off-track betting sites in the state. Connecticut legislators are not attempting to join New Jersey in their current fight to […]

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Connecticut Senate Clarifies ‘Horses Are Not Inherently Dangerous’

In the wake of a court decision that implies all horses are inherently vicious, dangerous, or wild, Connecticut lawmakers are putting the final touches on a law that would protect horse owners. On Tuesday, the state senate unanimously approved HB 5504, which states that the animals are not inherently vicious, and liability disputes concerning horses […]

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Connecticut Court: Horses Are ‘Vicious’

A Connecticut state supreme court upheld a ruling by a lower court on Wednesday which termed horses as inherently “vicious” animals. The ruling in question came from the case of Scuppy, a horse who bit a young child in the cheek on a Connecticut farm in 2006. According to a report about the legal saga […]

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Sportech Venues, Inc. to provide exclusive online wagering in Connecticut

Sportech Venues, Inc. (“SVI”) a division of Sportech PLC (LSE: SPO) and operator of the Winners chain of off-track betting venues and telephone account wagering service, announces that it has been granted approval from the Connecticut Department of Consumer Protection to offer pari-mutuel wagering on horse racing over the Internet to Connecticut residents 18 years […]

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Connecticut’s OTBs undergo changes, too – good ones

While turmoil has ruled New York’s off-track betting structure, Connecticut has faced substantial changes to its OTB system.  But those changes – new ownership and partnerships – have been positive.

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