Is Sports Betting Legal In Connecticut?

In September 2021, the first sportsbooks were opened at the Mohegan Sun and Foxwoods casinos. In October 2021, full mobile betting with multiple options was launched in the state of Connecticut.

Sports Betting in the United States

November 5, 2021

In September 2021, the first sportsbooks were opened at the Mohegan Sun and Foxwoods casinos. In October 2021, full mobile betting with multiple options was launched in the state of Connecticut. However, betting on in-state college sports teams is prohibited in Connecticut. 

Earlier in 2021, a deal was reached between the Mashantucket Pequot and Mohegan tribes and the Governor Ned Lamont to allow mobile sportsbooks across the state. This deal also allowed the state lottery to open an online sportsbook, as well as up to 15 retail locations.

This came after lawmakers put together a draft of regulations in May 2021 that would be subject to federal approval later that same year with the aim of passing in fall 2021. Those aims were reached in October when full mobile betting was launched in Connecticut. 

To start with, Rush Street Interactive, FanDuel, and DraftKings are the only legal retail and mobile sportsbook operators in Connecticut. Rush Street Interactive includes BetRivers and SugarHouse. 

Projections estimate that betting in the state could grow to over $1.5 billion per year, which would result in over $100 million in annual revenue by the third year. By 2024, if these projections are correct, Connecticut could have an annual state tax revenue of around $14 million. 


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