Online play starts today


State consumer protection officials gave the green light to approved game providers in Connecticut to begin a “soft launch” of online betting options today, nearly a week after the feature was supposed to be operational.

The Mohegan Tribe, the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation, and the Connecticut Lottery Corp.

For all three entities, participation in the soft launch will be limited to 750 punters only, and customers can only place bets at specific times – from 3 p.m. to 11 p.m. on Tuesday and Wednesday and from 12 p.m. to 11:59 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. . After that, operators can switch to a 24 hour cycle.

For the two tribes, which operate Mohegan Sun and Foxwoods casinos, online gambling will be limited to games already approved by the state’s Department of Consumer Protection, and live dealer and peer-to-peer games. to-peer will not initially be available.

The trial period will last for seven days, state officials said.

“We appreciate the hard work of our licensees and their teams, as well as the DCP team, for their diligence in ensuring that these platforms comply with regulations approved by the legislator,” the Commissioner told consumer protection Michelle H. Seagull. “As long as there are no issues, we told licensees they can move forward with the 7-day smooth launch required by regulation. Once the gradual launch is complete, online games will open statewide. “

Each licensed provider has partnered with a gambling operator to facilitate and manage the launch of online sports betting: Foxwoods with DraftKings, Mohegan Sun with FanDuel, and Connecticut Lottery Corp. with Rush Street Interactive.

The statewide retail and online sports betting launch was slated to take place on Thursday, but complications at the federal level created a delay.

Foxwoods and Mohegan Sun had both launched in-person sports betting at their facilities a week before.


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