Online Connecticut Sports Betting Set to Launch Oct. 19, Soft Launch on Oct. 12
- Connecticut online sports betting launches Tuesday, Oct. 19, 2021
- Soft launch for online sports betting in Connecticut goes down Tuesday, Oct. 12, 2021
- CT sports bettors will have their choice of three online sportsbooks on launch day
After a slight delay, Connecticut sports bettors are finally getting their day in the sun. Online Connecticut sports betting is now expected to launch on Oct. 19, with a soft launch planned for a week earlier on Oct. 12.
Keep reading for all the details you need to know about the new launch dates.
CT Online Sports Wagering Expected to Arrive on Oct. 19
Following a delay after the original Oct. 7 launch date was scrapped, the regulatory review process for Connecticut online sports betting is set to be resolved for a new Oct. 19 launch date.
Connecticut mobile sports betting and iGaming set to begin Oct 19 after a limited "soft launch" begins Oct 12, state regulators announced today. 750 customers will have access to DraftKings, FanDuel and Rush Street Interactive sportsbooks beginning next week before full launch.
— Ryan Butler (@ButlerBets) October 8, 2021
Thankfully, the delay didn’t last long for eager Connecticut sports bettors looking to place wagers on their favorite sports and events. With the NFL season currently underway and the NBA and NHL seasons starting up soon, there’s plenty of great upcoming action Connecticuters can bet on.
Online Sports Betting in CT Gets Oct. 12 Soft Launch Date
On Friday, the Department of Consumer Protection announced that the Connecticut Lottery Company, Meohan Tribe, and Mashantucket Pequot Tribe can partake in a soft launch for their online betting platforms on Oct. 12.
The soft launch will see 750 customers get early access to three online sportsbooks entering Connecticut: FanDuel, SugarHouse (Rush Street Interactive), and DraftKings. On Tuesday and Wednesday, the chosen customers can make bets from 3-11 p.m. On Thursday and Friday, those hours will change to 12 p.m.-11:59 p.m.
FanDuel, SugarHouse (Rush Street Interactive), and DraftKings each have deals with the Connecticut Lottery Company and local tribes. They will be allowed to put together customer accounts for the 750 patrons who will make up the week-long soft launch.
Soft launch of online sports betting and gaming in Connecticut to begin next week https://t.co/3d0d4V1IBd
— NBC Connecticut (@NBCConnecticut) October 8, 2021
Three Online Sportsbooks Still on Tap for CT Online Sports Betting Launch
With online Connecticut sports betting now just around the corner, let’s recap the three online sportsbooks you’ll be able to choose from once launch day rolls around:
- FanDuel Connecticut Sportsbook (in-person retail betting currently available)
- DraftKings Connecticut Sportsbook (in-person retail betting currently available)
- SugarHouse Connecticut Sportsbook (Rush Street Interactive in partnership with the Connecticut State Lottery)
With a go-live date of Oct. 19 now in tow, sports bettors in the Nutmeg State should get ready to register with these top-tier betting sites once online wagering officially launches.
Stay glued to SBD for all the latest news on the online Connecticut sports betting launch. We’ll be right here for you as new details are announced.