Connecticut Online Sports Betting Market Off to Strong Start

By Lou Monaco

Mobile sports betting in Connecticut had a successful launch Tuesday, according to sportsbook operators.

After a seven-day soft launch was successfully completed, Connecticut bettors began placing mobile sports bets and playing online casino games at 6 a.m. Tuesday.

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The Connecticut Lottery Corp. (PlaySugarHouse.com), Mohegan Tribe (DraftKings) and Mashantucket Pequot Tribe (FanDuel) began offering online wagering to all adults 21 and older through their online gaming operating partners.

According to a state Department of Consumer Protection spokesperson on Tuesday, “Everything is going well so far.”

First Bets

FanDuel’s first sports bet placed in Connecticut Tuesday was on the Atlanta Braves at Los Angeles Dodgers NLCS Game 3. It was $5 bet at +465 on a Popular Same Game Parlay. Here are the four legs of that parlay:

  • LA Dodgers Moneyline
  • Mookie Betts to Record 2+ Hits
  • Corey Seager to Record a Hit
  • Trea Turner to Record a Hit

DraftKings’ first wager was also a $25 moneyline bet on the Dodgers at -180 to beat the Braves Tuesday night.

Rush Street Interactive’s PlaySugarHouse did not have first bet information available, but a spokesperson did say that “registration is going incredibly well and we are certainly experiencing a spike now that the restrictions on the number of players has been lifted. Since 6 a.m. this morning, we’ve already seen thousands of Connecticut sports betting enthusiasts sign-up with us on PlaySugarHouse.com.”


More Retail Options Coming

In addition to online and mobile sports betting, those in Connecticut will soon be able to bet at 15 PlaySugarHouse retail sportsbooks across the state, including at Bobby V’s 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.

The state’s Department of Consumer Protection also approved more than 130 online casino games for players on DraftKings Casino and FanDuel Casino.

Retail sports betting in Connecticut went live on Sept. 30 at the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation’s Foxwoods Resort Casino (FanDuel) and at the Mohegan Sun Casino in Uncasville (DraftKings). Both operators opened temporary sportsbooks as they work toward having permanent ones.

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Lou Monaco
Lou Monaco had been East Coast Scene columnist for Gaming Today in Las Vegas since June 2019, covering the East Coast sportsbook scene with emphasis on NJ and PA. He also currently is a part-time writer for the high school sports department for NJ Advanced Media (NJ.com) in Iselin, NJ. Lou has over 30 years sports experience with previous stints at ESPN SportsTicker, Daily Racing Form and Oddschecker.
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Lou Monaco had been East Coast Scene columnist for Gaming Today in Las Vegas since June 2019, covering the East Coast sportsbook scene with emphasis on NJ and PA. He also currently is a part-time writer for the high school sports department for NJ Advanced Media (NJ.com) in Iselin, NJ. Lou has over 30 years sports experience with previous stints at ESPN SportsTicker, Daily Racing Form and Oddschecker.
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