Connecticut sports betting is set for a soft launch today, October 12th, as 750 customers on each of the state’s three licensed mobile sportsbooks will be allowed to place wagers from 3 p.m. to 11 p.m.
Customers on FanDuel, DraftKings, and Rush Street Interactive’s mobile sports betting apps will be given access to sports betting for a limited period of eight hours. This will then gradually expand to a full 24-hour service by the end of the week.
The three operators have entered the Connecticut sports betting market thanks to partnership deals with the State Lottery, Mohegan Sun Casino and Foxwoods Casino.
Speaking of the need for a soft launch, Michelle Seagull, commissioner for the state Department of Consumer Protection said:
“The way the law and the arrangement with the state’s tribal partners works is that they have to make certain financial contributions to the state so we want to make sure we understand how those revenue reports would work. If there’s little glitches along the way we would expect to work with them so it’s a really smooth opening when it opens up for the rest of the state.”
Although sports betting was initially set for a launch on October 7th, a delay in the publication of memorandums of understanding on the federal register saw that date pushed back.