Connecticut May Soft Launch Sports Betting This Month

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The State of Connecticut will formally launch sports betting on October 7. But at least one state official is hinting that a soft launch could occur September 30, according to News 12 Connecticut.

Rob Simmelkjaer, who serves as the chair of the Connecticut Lottery Board, has reportedly submitted an application to Connecticut’s Department of Consumer Protection requesting permission to do a soft launch of sports betting on the last day of September, one week before the full launch.

A soft launch would occur for online sports betting via sportsbook websites or apps, and would not include in-person betting at licensed locations.

When Did Connecticut Legalize Sports Betting?

Governor Ned Lamont signed sports betting legislation into law on May 27, 2021. In early September, the governor announced an agreement with the Bureau of Indian Affairs on approval of gaming compacts between the state and the two Native American tribes, clearing the way for sports betting to be implemented.

Which Sportsbooks Will Be Available in Connecticut?

There will be three sportsbooks available when sports betting launches on October 7: DraftKings, FanDuel, and Rush Interactive’s SugarHouse (which will be run by the Connecticut State Lottery).

FanDuel

FanDuel is offering an Opening Bonus of a $1000 risk-free bet. See more details.

DraftKings

Exclusive to Connecticut for the launch of sports betting: Opening Bonus: 20% match up to $1,000 (5x playthrough) + $50 free bet with $5 deposit. More details.

SugarHouse

Opening Bonus: 100% Deposit Match Up To $250. See more offers.

Retail Sportsbook Locations

Two tribal nations—the Mohegan Tribe and the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation—will offer retail sports betting locations in conjunction with partner sportsbooks.

Online Casinos in Connecticut

Mohegan will operate FanDuel Casino Connecticut, and DraftKings Casino Connecticut will be operated in partnership between DraftKings and Foxwood Resorts Casino.

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