- Connecticut now has sports betting at two land-based locations in the state.
- The CT sports gaming industry made history on Thursday when it became official and retail locations began taking bets on sporting events.
- The three mobile platforms of Connecticut; DraftKings, FanDuel, and RSI will all go live on October 7.
HARTFORD, Conn. – Connecticut can now officially say they have a regulated sports betting industry as retail venues opened their doors on Thursday. The Foxwoods Resort Casino and Mohegan Sun Casino both had their grand openings of their sportsbooks with Governor Ned Lamont on-site for each celebration. It was the Governor who helped tirelessly in the negotiations with the tribes to get sports gaming to become a reality for the state.
“Today we celebrate a new era for our Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation, sports fans, Foxwoods guests, and Connecticut residents,” said Rodney Butler, Mashantucket Pequot Tribal chairman.
What To Expect From Connecticut Sports Betting
Regulated sports betting for Connecticut is projected to see $19 million in revenue by this time next year and as much as $23 million by 2023. FanDuel is the operator at the Mohegan Sun and DraftKings is the sportsbook for Foxwoods.
Mobile sportsbook platforms are expected to go live on October 7. At the moment, for a total of eight days, Connecticut sports bettors will be limited to the two casino locations if they’d like to place local bets on the NFL or other sporting events.
The Connecticut Lottery will roll out their Rush Street Interactive (RSI) powered sportsbook next week but will have a smaller announcement for their land-based location launches. The lottery was given 15 retail locations statewide that could allow sports betting. Ten locations should open some time in October with the other five locations still being discussed as there are numerous retailers for the lottery that could be used for sports gaming.
On Thursday, October 7, each of these three operators will open up their mobile sportsbook applications to the public. Connecticut sports betting will likely see plenty of action next week when they go live with their mobile apps. The three applications that will be available for download will be DraftKings, FanDuel, and RSI. However, for the next seven days, sports bettors will need to go to one of the two land-based venues to get official sports betting slips in from Connecticut’s new industry.
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Christina has been writing for as long as she can remember and does dedicated research on the newly regulated sports betting market. She comes from a family of sports lovers that engage in friendly bets from time to time. During the winter months, you can find Christina baking cookies and beating the entire staff at Mario Kart…the N64 version of course.