All the Gambling Options Now Available for Connecticut Gamblers

All the Gambling Options Now Available for Connecticut Gamblers
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Bettors in Connecticut now have some wagering options at their fingertips after a new era of legal online gambling began on Tuesday.

Gov. Ned Lamont signed HB6451 into law in May, legalizing retail sports betting and all forms of online wagering in Connecticut. The first retail sportsbooks opened for business on Sept. 30, and their online counterparts have now gone live following a soft launch period.

We have rounded up the key betting options that are now available in Connecticut:

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Single Game Sports Betting

Now that sports betting in Connecticut is legal, you can place a bet on thousands of sporting events per week at FanDuel, DraftKings and SugarHouse. The three most common sports betting options are spreads, totals and moneylines.

A moneyline bet simply requires you to predict which team will win a game. Spread betting allows you to predict which team will cover the point spread after the supposedly stronger team is given a handicap. For example, in Week 6 of the NFL season, you could bet on the New York Giants +10.5 or the LA Rams -10.5, with odds of -110 on either team.

Totals betting simply requires you to predict whether the cumulative points, goals or runs scored by both teams will go over a certain line, or stay under it. You can also choose from hundreds of additional single game sports bets, including game props, player props, alternative spreads and totals, halves, quarters, and periods.

Parlays and Other Multiples

A parlay bet allows you to combine multiple selections into a single wager. The more legs you add, the larger your potential profit. For example, you could bet on the Jets, the Giants, the Nets and the Knicks to cover the spread on the same weekend. Each team would need to cover for the bet to pay off.

You can place round robins and teasers too. Sportsbooks like FanDuel also offer same game parlays, which allow you to combine multiple selections in the same game, such as the Giants to win, over 47.5 points and Devontae Booker to score a TD.

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Online Slots

Online casinos at FanDuel and DraftKings can now offer hundreds of exciting online slots from leading providers such as IGT, NetEnt, Playtech and Microgaming. You can play old-school 3-reel slots, the latest Megaways slots, and progressive jackpots that offer the potential to win life-changing sums.

Virtual Table Games

You will be able to play virtual roulette, blackjack, baccarat and other table games at the state’s legal online casinos. These games are controlled by RNG (random number generator) algorithms, and they are independently tested to ensure they provide fair results. Video poker games are also available at online casinos in Connecticut.

Live Dealer Games

Live casino games connect players with real life dealers in studios via video link. You can play roulette, blackjack, baccarat, Hold’em, Caribbean Stud, craps, and all sorts of game shows, such as Dream Catcher and Deal or No Deal. It brings the excitement of the casino floor into your own home and makes for an exciting, sociable experience.

Daily Fantasy Sports Contests

DraftKings and FanDuel will be permitted to continue running daily fantasy sports contests in the state. They previously operated without licenses, as Connecticut had no such requirement. DraftKings paid $832,383 in back taxes and FanDuel paid $325,914.91 to continue running DFS, but smaller providers like Underdog Fantasy and PrizePicks had to leave the state.

What About Online Poker?

The new state law also permits online poker rooms to go live in Connecticut. FanDuel is part of the same group as PokerStars, so parent company Flutter Entertainment could launch online poker tournaments in the state. However, the relatively small size of the state’s population may deter it from doing so.

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