- 15 retail gambling operations will be able to launch with mobile sportsbooks also going live.
- The Connecticut Lottery will launch its mobile sportsbook with Rush Street Interactive (RSI).
HARTFORD, Conn. – Sports betting fans in Connecticut are only a few weeks away from seeing its regulated market go live. Lawmakers have set the launch of sports betting for October 7.
The law allows for 15 retail sports betting venues with the lottery, as well as two tribal locations and state-wide mobile and online sportsbooks. Initially, 10 locations will launch with the lottery while five more will be announced at a later date.
The Connecticut gambling market aimed to expand their industry to include sports betting in time for the 2021 NFL season and now will be able to do so.
Sports Betting Close To Opening In CT
Connecticut will see its first 10 sports betting locations launch across Hartford, Manchester, Milford, New Britain, New Haven, Norwalk, Stamford, Torrington, Waterbury, and Windsor Locks.
Foxwoods Resort Casino has partnered with DraftKings, meanwhile, the Mohegan Sun tribe has partnered FanDuel and they will both be launching their online betting apps in Connecticut with dates for their venues coming soon.
Rush Street Interactive (RSI) has been tasked with launching a sportsbook run by the Connecticut Lottery which is also coming on launch day as they will serve at the retail locations as well.
The remaining five venues will launch in the coming months for the lottery and the two tribal locations, giving Connecticut betting fans will have no shortage of options.
Years In The Making
It took a long time for Connecticut to finally pass the HB 6451 sports betting bill. Governor Ned Lamont needed to convince both the Mohegan and the Mashantucket Pequot Tribes to approve the new gaming compacts.
Through constant negotiations, all parties were able to come together to expand both the retail casino operations as well as the online gambling markets.
Connecticut will join the ranks of Arizona, Wyoming, South Dakota, and Washington who have launched their sports betting markets in time to cash in on NFL sports betting. This is the start of a whole new era for gamblers in Connecticut.