- Retail sports betting launched in Connecticut on Thursday.
- Online sports betting is expected to launch in early October.
- Retail kiosks will launch in stages with the earliest coming in October.
HARTFORD, Conn. - Connecticut’s sports betting has launched as of Thursday and sports bettors can access retail sports betting via Foxwoods Resort Casino and Mohegan Sun.
While the projected start date for Connecticut sports betting was Oct. 7, they managed to get retail sportsbooks up and running a week early, which should be good for CT revenue projections.
Each week of delay during the NFL and college football seasons cause significant potential losses in the form of unrealized gains.
Rodney Butler, the Chairman of the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation, issued a written statement celebrating the opening of Foxwoods’ sports betting.
"Today we celebrate a new era for our Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation, sports fans, Foxwoods guests and Connecticut residents," said Butler. "With NFL season in full force, it's game on, and we look forward to a successful launch."
Foxwoods Resort Casino is partnered with DraftKings Sportsbook while FanDuel has partnered with Mohegan Sun.
Connecticut Lottery Sportsbooks Available Soon
The Connecticut Lottery will be operating sports betting kiosks as well as online sportsbooks under the new online gambling laws in Connecticut.
The Lottery has partnered with Rush Street Interactive (RSI) and Sportech for the purposes of online sports betting and sports betting kiosks, respectively.
Mobile sportsbooks are expected to launch at some point in early October, potentially meeting the original Oct. 7 deadline.
The lottery sports betting kiosks will be opened in stages. There will be 15 locations for them seen statewide with 10 retailers already chosen.
Venues in Stamford, Windsor Locks and New Haven are expected to have their kiosks open by the first week of October but others will be coming later.
In other words, while Connecticut’s retail sportsbooks are open now, that’s just the tip of the iceberg for what CT gamblers will be able to access in the coming weeks.