In October 2021, online sportsbooks in Connecticut started taking bets. There are now a number of ways to place bets in the state, including at Foxwoods Casino, Mohegan Sun, and 7 Winners off-track betting locations. The Connecticut Lottery and SugarHouse Sportsbook also oversee bets at Bobby V’s in Stamford and Windsor Locks as well as five other locations. Here’s all you need to know about legal sports betting in Connecticut.
Online sportsbooks in Connecticut
There are now three legal sportsbooks in Connecticut – those run by the two tribes in partnership with the state lottery, and PlaySugarHouse Sportsbook. These offer a variety of betting options on both local and national sporting events.
DraftKings Sportsbook is a Boston-based company that found a partner in the Mashantucket Pequot tribe, who operate Foxwoods Resort and Casino. DraftKings Sportsbook opened a retail sportsbook at the casino and also provides an online sports betting app and casino.
The Mohegan Tribe amended its agreement with Kambi, which means that FanDuel Sportsbook Connecticut powers the trading behind the retail sportsbook product at Mohegan Sun Casino as well as the online brand. FanDuel Sportsbook in Connecticut launched on Oct. 19, 2021.
The Connecticut Lottery has announced that RSI will be its partner for online sports betting in the state. PlaySugarHouse Connecticut is the brand available to customers in the state.
This makes PlaySugarHouse the third online sportsbook in Connecticut. At least 15 different sportsbooks applied for that mobile sports betting skin, though the lottery did not reveal the identities of any of the applicants. The CT Lottery announced RSI as its partner, after narrowing down the field to four.
PlaySugarHouse Sportsbook is available to anyone 21 years of age or older and is physically located in the state of Connecticut. Customers can bet on a variety of sporting events, including football, basketball, baseball, hockey, and more. There are also numerous promotions and bonuses available to customers of PlaySugarHouse Sportsbook.
Sportsbooks comparsion in Connecticut
All three sportsbooks offer a variety of betting options for customers in Connecticut. However, there are some key differences. DraftKings Sportsbook is partnered with Foxwoods Resort and Casino, while FanDuel Sportsbook is partnered with the Mohegan Tribe. PlaySugarHouse Sportsbook is the only sportsbook that is partnered with the Connecticut Lottery.
DraftKings Sportsbook offers an online app and a retail location at Foxwoods Resort and Casino. FanDuel Sportsbook offers an online app as well as a retail location at Mohegan Sun Casino. PlaySugarHouse Sportsbook is only available online.
Most popular sports to bet on in CT
Connecticut residents typically place bets on a variety of different sports. NFL and college football are especially popular, especially when it comes to betting on which team will win. Basketball is also a popular sport to bet on, with the University of Connecticut Huskies being a top contender in the NCAA. Baseball is evenly split between Yankees and Red Sox fans, while NASCAR and horse racing have smaller followings.
Connecticut sports betting law
The Connecticut sports betting law allows for three online brands, which are DraftKings Sportsbook and FanDuel, as well as the CT Lottery. There are also 15 retail sportsbooks that are allowed to be opened, with two located in Bridgeport and Hartford. The tax rate for sports betting revenue is 13.75%.
If you’re looking to get into sports betting in Connecticut, you’ll want to know the basics first. Here are some of the most Frequently Asked Questions about sports betting in Connecticut.
Is horse racing legal in CT?
Horse racing is legal in Connecticut, though there are currently no tracks that run races. Betting on horse racing is legal at off-track betting facilities available around the state. Bettors can also wager on horse racing online through advance deposit wagering sites like BetAmerica, TVG and TwinSpires. Off-track betting facilities potentially could offer sports betting in CT under the terms of the new gaming agreement.
Who oversees Connecticut sports betting?
The Department of Consumer Protection oversees sports betting in Connecticut. The state lottery will also have some oversight of sports betting in the state, including its own product.
When can I bet on sports in Connecticut?
If you’re 21 or older and in Connecticut, you can bet on sports at three legal online sportsbooks – DraftKings, FanDuel, and PlaySugarHouse. You can also bet at retail sportsbooks at the Mohegan Sun and Foxwoods Resort Casino. The Connecticut Lottery plans to open additional retail sportsbooks throughout the state in partnership with PlaySugarHouse.
Summary about betting in Conneticut
In Connecticut, residents can bet on sports at three legal online sportsbooks – DraftKings, FanDuel, and PlaySugarHouse. You can also bet at retail sportsbooks at the Mohegan Sun and Foxwoods Resort Casino. The Connecticut Lottery plans to open additional retail sportsbooks throughout the state in partnership with PlaySugarHouse.