Online gambling and entertainment firm Sportech claims it will be ready for business as and when the state of Connecticut regulates to legalize sports wagering. The firm said it has been working to communicate its position on the introduction of a common-sense framework for legal, regulated sports betting in Connecticut to combat current illegal activity and provide consumer protections while also delivering tax dollars to the state.

It added that its venues across the state are spreading the word about the opportunity for sports betting as state lawmakers take up consideration of laws to regulate sports wagering during the current legislative session.

With a campaign that launched in early February, the firm is aiming to ensure that patrons at its Winners,, and Bobby V’s Restaurant & Sports Bar venues understand that the legalization and regulation of sports betting is under consideration in Connecticut and that Sportech will be ready to take action as and when it occurs.

Said the company: “States surrounding Connecticut are legalizing and regulating sports betting, now. Sportech’s 400+ Connecticut-based employees have been delivering legal, regulated betting in the State for decades and they are ready to offer consumers a safe, legal, and regulated sports betting experience. Connecticut must act to keep gaming revenue and jobs in the state and can rely on Sportech to apply its decades of Connecticut betting experience, facilities, and licensing to make it happen.”

According to company, the estimated size of annual ‘black market’ sports betting currently conducted in Connecticut stands at $12.3m.