Connecticut Lottery Opening 15 Retail Sports Betting Spots
New CT gaming laws offer three ways for sports bettors to place their wagers.
Rush Street Interactive has partnered with the Connecticut Lottery and will use the PlaySugarHouse Sportsbook for online betting. Foxwoods has partnered with DraftKings and Mohegan Sun has partnered with Fanduel.
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CT State Lottery Has Online and Retail Licenses
The State Lottery has formed an online agreement with SugarHouse Sportsbook, although they also have carte blanche to now open 15 retail sports betting locations throughout the state.
While the locations are yet to confirmed, it’s clear that they will be looking for an even spread geographically so that as many customers can access the bricks and mortar establishments. There will be a wide range of sports betting options in Connecticut which will allow NFL betting customers to bet on the current season.
What Does This Deal Mean for Connecticut?
Ten of the retail sportsbooks being launched will be at existing Sportech locations,. The soft launch of the retail outlets should go hand in hand with the online betting operations and this will make sports betting very accessible in the state.
The potential downside is problem gambling, especially as retail means that it’s not always as easy for customers to set deposit limits or self-exclude. However, measures are being continually passed to make the process as smooth and safe as possible.
We predict that the State Lottery will generate a sizeable revenue stream by having offline wagering in addition to the online variety. The sports betting outlets will be strategically placed to attract the most footfall, with customers needing to be 21 or over in order to gamble on their favorite sports. This includes college football and basketball, among others.
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