Connecticut Sports Betting Live Tuesday After Soft Launch Period Ends
Oct 19 UPDATE: Legal online sports betting finally got underway in Connecticut on Tuesday, October 19 - 6:00 AM E.T. after a seven-day soft launch which started October 12, 3 p.m. The legal CT online sports wagering industry has now begun in earnest, meaning football fans in Connecticut can register with FanDuel, DraftKings, and SugarHouse in time to bet on Week 7 of the NFL season.
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What Did the Soft Launch Entail?
The Connecticut Department of Consumer Protection (DCP) notified the Mohegan Tribe, the Mashantucket Pequot Tribe and the Connecticut Lottery that their seven-day soft launch period could begin at 3 p.m. on Tuesday, October 12. The Mohegan is hosting FanDuel on its master license, the Mashantucket Pequot is hosting DraftKings, and the Lottery is hosting SugarHouse.
Each of the three operators – FanDuel, DraftKings and SugarHouse – selected 750 customers within the state to take part in the soft launch. They will only be permitted to accept bets on specific games selected by the DCP. State officials said they chose “over 100” games.
DraftKings and FanDuel were also allowed to offer slots and virtual table games, but not live dealer casino games during the soft launch period.
The soft launch ran from 3 p.m. to 11 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct 12 and Wednesday, Oct 13, Noon to 11:59 p.m. on Thursday and Friday that same week. And then on a 24-hour cycle for the following three days. The official launch took place on Tuesday, October 19.
What Can Bettors Do Following the October 19 Launch?
Our experts have broken down the bonuses on offer at each sportsbook and assessed the user experience, the quality of the mobile app, the competitiveness of the odds, the breadth and depth of the sporting coverage, the strength of the customer service, the range of deposit and withdrawal options, and much more.
Read our reviews and find your perfect online sportsbook match. Remember that you can also sign up for all three sportsbooks. That means you will benefit from all three welcome bonuses. You will also have access to a very broad selection of betting options, and you can always claim the best available odds on each game when gambling in Connecticut.
FanDuel was previously offering a “pre-live offer” in Connecticut, whereby customers could gain $200 in free credits to use when the site went live by pre-registering, so it will be interesting to see if this is resurrected in the days ahead.
If you are unable to pre-register, just visit your chosen online sportsbook on October 19 and begin the registration process.
How to Register with an Online Sportsbook in Connecticut
Visit at online sportsbook by clicking the link provided by Gambling.com. Choose Connecticut as your state and click on the “Register” button on the homepage.
You will be required to provide personal details, including the last four digits of your SSN, and create a password. When you have completed the form, you must upload a scan of photo ID, such as a driver’s license, and proof of address, such as a utility bill.
The entire sign-up process should take less than 10 minutes. You can then claim your welcome bonus and start betting on sport from anywhere in Connecticut.
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