Sports betting, online casino now widely available in Connecticut
Nineteen days after the first bet and seven days after the first mobile bet, operators in Connecticut opened up digital sports betting and iCasino to anyone in the state who wants to gamble.
The Department of Consumer Protection removed any remaining restrictions on time, allowed bets, or the number of people allowed to play on each platform at 6 a.m. on Tuesday, so Connecticut is officially one of the near from 30 fully live and legal sports betting jurisdictions in the United States.
Under the new law and tribal agreements, DraftKings (Foxwoods) and FanDuel (Mohegan Sun) can offer retail and digital sports betting as well as an online casino, while the Connecticut Lottery, in partnership with Rush Street Interactive , can offer retail and digital sports betting. The lottery platform will be available through RSI’s PlaySugarHouse brand.
Tribal retail sports betting took their first bets on September 30, and all three operators launched digital sports betting platforms with restrictions during a soft launch period starting October 12. DraftKings and FanDuel also launched an online casino online launch last week.
“This is an exciting time for our state and our tribal partners,” Governor Ned Lamont said in a statement. âConnecticut has proven to be a leader in the gaming economy for 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 in-person legal sports bet in the history of our state just two weeks ago, and I encourage those who wish to participate in the placing of bets to do so in such a manner. responsible.
While all of the digital options that will be available in the state are now operational, the number of retail outlets could increase to up to 15 once the Connecticut Lottery and its partners start operating. Betting is allowed on professional, college, and amateur sports, but the new law prohibits betting on Connecticut college teams.
Here’s where and how you can bet in Connecticut:
Digital betting options and iCasino
FanDuel / Mohegan Sun
Sports betting: FanDuel has several special offers, including a $ 1,000 risk-free bet and $ 50 to refer a friend. The company will also offer odds increases for various outcomes. Customers will be able to access FanDuel’s SameGame Parlay, Bad Beat Relief, and advance payouts for Championship matches. Live streamed events are available in the app.
iCasino: Players can get back up to $ 1,000 within the first 24 hours after playing FanDuel Risk Free Bets. The platform offers 90 popular casino games including blackjack, roulette, video poker and a myriad of recognizable slots. The casino platform will be available on mohegansuncasino.com, as well as through the FanDuel Sportsbook app.
First bet placed Tuesday: On the Atlanta Braves at the Los Angeles Dodgers NLCS. A bettor has bet $ 5 to +465 on the same popular Parlay game. Here are the four legs of the parlay:
- LA Dodgers Silver Line
- Mookie Betts will record more than 2 hits
- Corey Seager to record a hit
- Trea Turner to record a hit
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– FanDuel Sportsbook (@FDSportsbook) October 19, 2021
DraftKings / Foxwoods
Sports betting: DraftKings is offering up to $ 1,000 sign up bonus.
iCasino: Available through the Foxwoods website as well as the DraftKings platform, new players can get up to $ 2,000 in sign-up bonus on deposit and $ 50 in free credits.
What they say : âI would also like to thank the Department of Consumer Protection for ensuring a successful smooth launch,â DraftKings’ Matt Kalish said at a press conference Tuesday morning. âThese new forms of entertainment are becoming more prevalent across the country. This experience of having skin in the game is something that is important to tens of millions of people in the United States. We are truly a customer-centric company, and growing up in Lowell, Foxwoods has really been part of my experience. It’s a very customer-centric organization that treats everyone with a special touch.
First bet placed Tuesday: A bet on the Los Angeles Dodgers to come back and win the NLCS. The Dodgers are down 2-0 against the Atlanta Braves in a best-of-seven series.
Connecticut Lottery / Rush Street Interactive
Sports betting: RSI has started a waiting list after the first 750 players were allowed on the platform during the trial period. PlaySugarHouse is offering a sign up bonus of $ 250 plus a free bet for those who were on the waiting list. Customers will be able to access live streamed events, bonus and rewards programs, and responsible gaming tools, including time and expense limits.
What they say : âWe are very excited to officially launch our award-winning online bookmaker across Connecticut after a smooth and successful trial period that has demonstrated the security and reliability of our platform,â said Richard Schwartz, CEO of Rush Street Interactive. âWe are especially excited to come to market as the NBA and NHL seasons begin and with the MLB playoffs and the NFL and college football seasons underway. This is a great time for sports fans and we look forward to providing PlaySugarHouse and Connecticut Lottery players with the best betting experience in the state.
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– Alfonso Straffon (@astraffon) October 15, 2021
Bet in person
DraftKings at Foxwoods Sportsbook
A temporary version of the bookmaker opened on September 30 with counters and kiosks in the race book, and kiosks around the casino. The permanent book is slated to open later this year and will feature floor-to-ceiling video walls, counters, kiosks, and seating.
FanDuel at Mohegan Sun
Like DraftKings, FanDuel made its first bets in Connecticut on September 30 and is operating in a temporary space with the intention of opening the permanent book this winter. The temporary book is located in the Bow-and-Arrow sports bar with four counters and 41 kiosks. The permanent space, which will feature a 15-foot LED video wall, will be located in the Casino de la Terre’s current race book.
Connecticut Lottery Options
Under the new law and tribal agreements, the Connecticut Lottery will open up to 15 retail sports betting sites with its partner, Rush Street Interactive. Among the retail locations, according to a press release from RSI, there will be 10 Sportech locations, including Bobby V locations in Stamford and Windsor Locks; Sports Haven in New Haven; and the Winners locations in Hartford, Manchester, Waterbury, Torrington, New Britain, Milford and Norwalk. Sportech is a pari-mutuel operator in Connecticut, and while the retail books will be branded PlaySugarHouse, Sportech will handle day-to-day operations.
According to Hartford Current, the XL Center is a likely location in Hartford, and officials say sports betting could begin in a temporary space in the city in early 2022. The new book could include kiosks in lobbies and suites, in addition from a designated sports betting location to the venue, which hosts concerts and some sporting events.