- DraftKings officially launched their first retail sportsbook in the state of Connecticut, housed within the Foxwoods Resort Casino in Ledyard.
- The sportsbook is the fifth retail sportsbook available in Connecticut and the 12th that DraftKings has launched in the United States.
LEDYARD, Conn. – DraftKings Sportsbook now has a permanent location in Connecticut after a retail location of the sportsbook officially opened as a part of the Foxwoods Resort Casino last Saturday.
The new, permanent location replaces a temporary, placeholder venue that was also located at Foxwoods. Connecticut has launched five operational retail sportsbooks and three operational online sportsbooks since the official launch of the state’s sports betting industry in October.
The sportsbook is located within the Great Cedar area of the resort and features a two-story, 12,000-plus square foot sportsbook. Bettors can wager at kiosks placed throughout the venue or at windows with live tellers. The sportsbook also includes wall-to-wall televisions, VIP rooms, two full bars, and a restaurant.
“Since launching retail sports betting at Foxwoods in September, the demand has been strong and continues to grow,” said Jason Guyot, President and CEO of Foxwoods Resort Casino. “The new DraftKings Sportsbook at Foxwoods redefines what it means to bet, gather and play and delivers on our commitment to offer the best sports betting experience in the Northeast.”
The Foxwoods location is the 12th DraftKings retail location to be operational in the United States.
“The meticulously designed space will provide customers with a premier skin-in-the-game viewership experience accessible to Connecticut residents and beyond,” Jason Robbins said. “As legalized sports betting continues to gain steam both in Connecticut and across the country, DraftKings is proud to be a brand consumers know and trust, and we remain excited about the possibilities that lie ahead as we team up with Foxwoods, a powerhouse in entertainment and hospitality.”
The launch of the legal retail sportsbook compliments DraftKings’ online presence in Connecticut, where they offer their DraftKings Sportsbook as one of the three available mobile apps for sports bettors.
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