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Mohegan Sun has suspended wagering on the WNBA after questions were raised over a potential conflict in taking bets on the Connecticut Sun, a team also owned by the Mohegan Tribe.  Kent State Representative Maria Horn, who co-chairs the legislative committee that oversees gambling, said the potential conflict may be addressed in the next legislative session, when permanent regulations are approved for the state’s three approved sportsbooks.  The issue came up after Governor Lamont opened the sportsbook Thursday, the first day of legalized sports betting in Connecticut, by placing a $50 bet on the Sun to win its playoff game with the Chicago Sky.  Mohegan President Jeff Hamilton says they're in the process of updating standard operating procedures. Horn says the emergency regulations bars Mohegan Sun employees, including those involved with the team, from placing bets at the sportsbook. They also prohibited anyone from betting on games involving UConn, Yale or any other university in the state.  Horn noted that this is a major expansion of gambling and she would be very surprised if they got everything right in the first bite.

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