Connecticut Prepares for Full Launch of Online Sports Betting, Casino Gaming Following Successful Test Week Connecticut Prepares for Full Launch of Online Sports Betting, Casino Gaming Following Successful Test Week

Full regulated online gambling in the state of Connecticut is set to go live later today, Tuesday, October 19, after three operators successfully conducted a limited soft launch for a week.

Online sports betting and casino gaming entered a seven-day soft launch period last Tuesday, initially limited to eight hours a day, later expanded to 24 hours over the weekend, after approval by the Connecticut Department of Consumer Protection (CDCP).

The Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation and the Mohegan Tribe, which own and operate the Foxwoods Resort and Mohegan Sun casinos, respectively, launched both verticals last week, with their online partner operators DraftKings and FanDuel.

The Connecticut Lottery Corporation (CLC), partnered with Rush Street Interactive (RSI), also launched online sports betting. RSI has deployed its PlaySugarHouse brand in the state. The CLC will not offer online casino games.

“Thank you to everyone who participated in this process to ensure an effective soft launch for online gaming platforms,” said Consumer Protection Commissioner Michelle H. Seagull in a statement Monday. “This is an exciting time in our state, and we are proud of the work we have done to ensure a safe and successful gaming landscape in Connecticut. We encourage everyone to enjoy these new forms of entertainment responsibly.”