Connecticut online sports betting and gaming is now live! Here’s where to play
As of Tuesday, October 19th, Connecticut residents over 21 can officially place bets on their favorite sports teams. This official statewide launch follows a week-long soft launch that started on the 12th.
Connecticut residents can make legal wagers online via three apps as of Tuesday the 19th.
DraftKings partnered with the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation to offer bettors online gaming and sports betting via their app. DraftKings is also offering a retail sportsbook inside the Foxwoods Casino where patrons can place wagers in person.
FanDuel sportsbook also offers both online gaming and sports betting through their app. FanDuel partnered with the Mohegan Tribe to offer a retail sportsbook in the Mohegan Sun Casino.
Sugarhouse sportsbook partnered with the Connecticut Lottery and Rush Street Interactive to offer online sports betting. As of right now, Sugarhouse is only allowed lottery-style games and cannot feature any casino games online. Rush Street Interactive currently does not have any retail options for bettors in Connecticut but will be adding them quite soon. The first three retail locations will be Bobby V’s in Stamford and Windsor Locks, and Winners in New Haven. Once these three launch, another seven locations are set to open soon after.
Each of these sportsbooks is currently offering numerous promotions that are worth checking out. Sugarhouse may have the best offer available right now. Sugarhouse will match 100% of your first deposit (up to $250) for joining in on the fun. DraftKings and FanDuel have a variety of daily offers for bettors.
“This is an exciting moment for our state and our tribal partners,” said Governor Lamont. “Connecticut has proven to be a leader when it comes to the gaming economy going back decades, and that legacy will continue with the launch of these new online options for all eligible residents. I am very proud to say that I placed the first legal, in-person sports wager in our state’s history just two weeks ago, and I encourage those who want to participate in placing wagers to do so, responsibly. I extend my gratitude to the staff at the Department of Consumer Protection for their efforts over the last several months to make this possible, particularly since this is one of the fastest state implementations of online gaming and sports wagering of any state in the nation.”
A few states in the Northeast are still missing out on the potential tax revenue through online sports betting. New York has given the green light for retail sports betting, but online betting likely will not go live until January 2022. Massachusetts senate has unfortunately brushed off legalizing sports betting for now. Should Massachusetts legalize online sports betting in 2021, we likely won’t see any live sportsbooks in the state until 2022. Northeast bettors now have more options than just New Jersey with Connecticut going live this week.