Connecticut Mobile Betting

  • Connecticut officially launched its mobile sportsbook industry at 6 AM on Tuesday, after a successful soft launch on October 12.
  • DraftKings Sportsbook, FanDuel Sportsbook, and PlaySugarHouse are the three mobile sportsbooks that launched Tuesday morning.

HARTFORD, Conn. – Connecticut sports bettors now have a fully operational mobile sportsbook industry in their state after Connecticut officially launched all three of their online sportsbooks at 6 AM Tuesday morning.

The “soft launch” of the mobile platforms on October 12 was successful, opening the door for each of the three sportsbooks to officially offer their legal sports betting services to all Connecticut sports bettors of legal age.

The three sportsbooks that launched in Connecticut on Tuesday morning included DraftKings Sportsbook (via the Mashantucket Pequot Indians/Foxwoods), FanDuel Sportsbook (the Mohegan Indians/Mohegan Sun), and PlaySugarHouse (via the Connecticut Lottery).

This launch comes after successful negotiations with Connecticut’s two tribal partners, who had exclusive agreements governing gaming operations in the state. The negotiations led to some changes in the two tribes’ gaming agreements, opening the door for an expansion of the gaming industry with HB 6451.

Mobile Sportsbooks Are Here!

HB 6451 established the tax rate for the state’s newly legal online sportsbooks: FanDuel and DraftKings will be taxed on revenue at a 13.75% clip, while entities tied to the state lottery will be taxed above 50%. iGaming through tribal facilities will be taxed at 18% for the first five years and 20% thereafter.

Local sports bettors should take note that Connecticut state laws prohibit betting on in-state college teams.

Connecticut sports bettors can also look forward to the launch of permanent retail sportsbooks in Connecticut. Two options currently exist, as the two tribal entities in the state have launched temporary sportsbooks; however, the state lottery is set to offer 15 retail locations in the near future.

Anotherdare slated to open in Connecticut by the end of October.

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