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Connecticut set for limited launch of online gambling

Connecticut set for limited launch of online gambling

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October 12th saw what was described as a ‘soft launch’ for online gambling in the US State of Connecticut, with several hundred people allowed to open accounts to wager for a seven-day period. In addition to two tribal casinos, Mohegan Sun and Foxwoods, the Connecticut Lottery Corporation, the state’s quasi-public lottery, will offer online sports wagering and retail sports betting at 15 locations. The soft launch allows people to gamble using their phones, tablets and other online devices. Once this launch phase is successfully completed, online gambling will become available across the State.

Rodney Butler, Chairman of the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation, said: “After more than a decade of Advocacy and negotiation, Statewide sports betting and iGaming is finally coming to Connecticut. We’ve made it to the finish line and we’re excited to finally launch.”

The Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation, which operates Foxwoods, has partnered with DraftKings and Mohegan Sun, operated by the Mohegan tribe, has partnered with FanDuel. The lottery’s partner is Rush Street Interactive.