Sports Betting is Live in Connecticut Today, Here's How To Get Started
Online sports betting is now live statewide in Connecticut.
Following a soft launch that was limited to 750 customers at each of the three sportsbooks, the state’s online launch officially went live today at 6 a.m. ET.
“This is an exciting moment for our state and our tribal partners,” Gov. Ned Lamont said in a statement. “Connecticut has proven to be a leader when it comes to the gaming economy going back decades, and that legacy will continue with the launch of these new online options for all eligible residents. I am very proud to say that I placed the first legal, in-person sports wager in our state’s history just two weeks ago, and I encourage those who want to participate in placing wagers to do so, responsibly. I extend my gratitude to the staff at the Department of Consumer Protection for their efforts over the last several months to make this possible, particularly since this is one of the fastest state implementations of online gaming and sports wagering of any state in the nation.”
How To Bet in CT
Players can register at either DraftKings, FanDuel and SugarHouse. Here’s how you can sign up and begin placing bets.
Both DraftKings and FanDuel are two of the most well-known brands in mobile betting, because of their daily fantasy roots. It’s no surprise that both managed to find partners in Connecticut given their reputation as a reliable gaming source.
FanDuel Sportsbook is partnered with the Mohegan Tribe and will offer online sports betting and internet casino gaming. Similar to DraftKings, it has a seamless registering process that can be done on an app from your mobile device or on a desktop computer.
It is easier to differentiate between FanDuel’s daily fantasy and sportsbook since they are two completely different sites.
No deposit issues should arise from accidentally putting money into the wrong website.
FanDuel Sportsbook is partnered with the Mashantucket Pequot tribe, allowing the operator to gain access to the Connecticut online sports betting and mobile casino market. Users looking to play on DraftKings can download the app on their device’s application store or register at DraftKings.com.
One important note to consider when signing up and depositing on DraftKings is to make sure you are on the sportsbook portion of the website and not the daily fantasy side. Going to DraftKings.com brings you to the front page of its daily fantasy section.
If you deposit into the daily fantasy site, you will not be able to use those funds on the sportsbook unless you withdrawal your funds and then re-deposit, which could take a few days depending on the processing time. DraftKings’ daily fantasy and sportsbook utilize two separate wallets.
How do I know this? Because I have done this. Twice. So just be sure you’re on the right website when registering and depositing on a desktop computer or laptop and don’t make the same mistake I have done.
Sugarhouse Sportsbook is operated by Rush Street Interactive, which was selected by the Connecticut Lottery Corporation as its online sports betting partner.
Users looking to place bets on this platform can do so by signing up at the website, or downloading the app that’s available on the iOS and Google Play stores.
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