Sports betting is scheduled to begin in Connecticut on October 7, state officials confirmed Thursday.
The U.S. Bureau of Indian Affairs informed the governor last week that it had given final approval to revisions to gambling agreements between the state, the Mashantucket Pequot tribe and the Mohegan tribe last week, which paved the way to the transfer of the State Department of Consumer Protection. go ahead with the licensing and certification process. The General Assembly had already approved the regulations proposed by the DCP and the State.
The state has also previously approved sports betting and online gaming through the Mashantucket Pequot Tribe, the Mohegan Tribe and the Connecticut Lottery. Officials from DCP and the governor’s office confirmed on Thursday that they have set an Oct. 7 date to begin the offers.
The Mashantucket Pequot tribe are building a permanent retail bookie at the Foxwoods Resort Casino which will open in October, and they have plans for a temporary retail center. They worked with Draft Kings to make the offerings available.
Mike Hydeck speaks with James Gessner, president of the Mohegan Tribal Council, about the planned start of sports betting and online gaming in Connecticut next month.
Those interested in sports betting and online gambling will be able to download the DraftKings Foxwoods app to play the same games as if you were at the casino.
The Mohegan Tribal Nation chose FanDuel to manage its sports betting and the Connecticut Lottery awarded Sportstech a contract to operate 10 of the state’s 15 outlets.