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Fanatics Sportsbook launched in Connecticut last December after the Connecticut Lottery Corporation announced that Fanatics Betting and Gaming will be their new sports betting partner. New CT users can sign up today to unlock the Fanatics welcome offer: Bet and Get up to $1,000 in Bonus Bets!

In addition to Fanatics Sportsbook, Connecticut sports bettors can also place their online bets on DraftKings and FanDuel. Read on to learn more about sports betting in Connecticut.

Connecticut Sports Betting Key Takeaways

⚖️ Is online sports betting legal in CT?

Yes, the state’s online sportsbooks launched Oct. 19, 2021

💸 What are the eligibility requirements for mobile betting? To place a legal sports wager in your phone in Connecticut you must be 21+ years of age and within the state boundaries (verifiable by your mobile device's geolocation tech or a downloadable desktop plugin).
📒 What CT online sportsbooks are available? Fanatics Sportsbook, FanDuel, and DraftKings

🏈 What sports can you bet on in Connecticut?

Connecticut bettors will be able to bet on the NFL, NBA, MLB, MLS, NHL, and plenty of other domestic and international leagues/competitions. Bettors may bet on college sports, but not on Connecticut college sports teams (like the UConn Huskies) unless they are playing in a tournament with four or more teams, like the NCAA's March Madness basketball tournaments.

Where to Play: Legal Online Sportsbooks in Connecticut

Connecticut's online sportsbooks went live almost two years ago on Oct. 19.

Connecticut’s 2021 sports betting law and accompanying tribal gaming compacts has allowed three statewide mobile sportsbooks. The Mohegan (FanDuel) and Mashantucket Pequot (DraftKings) tribes can also open iGaming sites.

The Connecticut Lottery can open an online sportsbook, as well as up to 15 retail books across the state. The state lottery is now partnered with Fanatics Betting and Gaming, which offered betting in CT under the Fanatics Sportsbook name as of December 2023. The retail books will be at 10 Sportech sites in Hartford, Manchester, Milford, New Britain, New Haven, Norwalk, Stamford, Torrington, Waterbury and Windsor Locks. Five other sites, which includes another location in Hartford and one in Bridgeport, will be announced in the future.

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Fanatics Sportsbook

Fanatics Sportsbook is now live in Connecticut! The sports retail giant made a splash in 2023 by acquiring PointsBet and launching in many states in the US. Connecticut is one of their recent additions after becoming the state's official betting partner.

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FanDuel

FanDuel became one of the first sportsbooks to launch in Connecticut. Read on to learn about its current welcome offer!

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DraftKings

DraftKings joined FanDuel as the first legal online betting operators in Connecticut. The leading sportsbook is partnered the Mashantucket Pequots in CT.

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Connecticut Sports Betting Tips

Sports Betting Tips for Beginners

New to sports betting? Check out our 11 sports betting tips for beginners so you can get started placing bets.

Sports Betting Glossary to Learn the Fundamentals

Sports betting comes with its own language and terminology — spreads and money lines, over/unders and props, juice and vig, and so much more. It can be intimidating for newer betting sports fans, so be sure to consult our sports betting glossary for detailed definitions of all the main terms.

We recommend each of the online sportsbooks to help define these terms within their product to make everything easier for you to understand, too.

Sports Betting Mistakes to Avoid in Connecticut

Betting on your favorite teams might seem like a no-brainer, but you need to be responsible if you're going to sustain in the sports betting world.

Here are some mistakes to avoid.

How Connecticut Sports Betting Compares: The Sports Betting Report Card

We graded Connecticut on its sports betting bill and experience relative to other states.

Connecticut Grading Card

Mobile Apps

DraftKings, FanDuel and Fanatics Sportsbook will be the only legal statewide mobile betting options. Although this means Connecticut bettors have access to the three national leaders, the limited options are a disappointment.

Deposit Options

With big, established names at the helm, there should be no depositing issues.

Competitive Prices

The lack of competition could hurt prices, but major operators (and their tech providers) tend to follow the lines in all other states, so bettors could very well see industry standards.

Market Coverage

Some competition means there will be enough incentive to offer a wide range of sports, though the limits could mean Connecticut’s sportsbooks are not as aggressive as in other states.

Connecticut Sports Betting Background and Legalization Timeline

Connecticut sports bettors can legally bet on the New York Giants, the Jets, the Knicks and much more after Gov. Ned Lamont signed the state’s gaming compact legislation in May 2021.

The DraftKings Sportsbook at Foxwoods Resort Casino and the FanDuel Sportsbook at Mohegan Sun were formally approved by federal regulators when a renewed gaming compact between the state and the two partnering tribes was published in the Federal Registrar. The two massive casino resorts have spent months preparing in-person sportsbooks.

The gaming compact will allow the Pequot and the Mohegans to open and regulate retail sportsbooks at their Foxwoods and Mohegan Sun casinos, respectively. The Mashantucket Pequots have partnered with DraftKings and the Mohegans with FanDuel. Additionally, the tribes agreed to pause plans for a new joint casino in East Windsor.

Sports betting has slowly gained traction since the Supreme Court struck down the federal ban back in 2018, with Gov. Ned Lamont and his predecessor both attempting to reach agreements with the Mohegan and Mashantucket Pequot tribes to no avail. In the wake of COVID-19 shutting down both casinos in Connecticut and the government falling into a budget deficit, both sides became more open toward a deal.

That relatively quick turnaround is all the more impressive considering Connecticut's prior multiyear impasse to strike an accord. Then earlier this year, Lamont, the state’s two gaming tribes and the Connecticut Lottery announced a groundbreaking deal to would make Connecticut the first competitive sports betting market in New England. This agreement allows for up to 15 retail sportsbook locations run through the Connecticut Lottery. 

The 2021 gaming bill prohibits the lottery from partnering with any sportsbook directly branded under an existing physical casino. That would seemingly exclude Caesars, BetMGM, Golden Nugget, Hard Rock and WynnBet. Like with the two tribal digital sportsbooks, eligible bettors age 21 and up who are physically located in Connecticut may place a mobile bet within state lines.

New Hampshire (DraftKings) and Rhode Island (William Hill, now Caesars) have de facto monopolies — and as sports betting bills still linger in Massachusetts, Vermont and Maine, Connecticut is New England’s first competitive market. Connecticut officials believe this compromise approach between competing gaming interests could be a model for the region and nation overall.

It's been a process getting sports betting to the goal line in Connecticut. Here are some of the important events along the way to legalization.

Click for Previous Connecticut Sports Betting Legalization Updates
Date Legalization Update

December 2023

After a two year wait, a sportsbook has launched in Connecticut — Fanatics. As of mid-December, CT users now have access to a new online sports betting operator after only having the ability to use FanDuel, DraftKings, and SugarHouse for the last two years. Fanatics also had to replace SugarHouse to be eligible to launch in CT.

SugarHouse ceases operations in Connecticut. On Dec. 11, SugarHouse closed their sportsbook in CT. Eligible bets made until 2/11/24 (the Super Bowl) will be honored. [Dec. 11]

October 2021

Online sports bettings goes live. The state’s first legal statewide mobile sportsbooks launched for all eligible bettors beginning 6 a.m. ET Oct. 19. [Connecticut Online Sports Betting Launches Statewide, Oct. 19]

New mobile sportsbook launch date announced. Connecticut's new go-live date for mobile sports betting will be Oct. 19. [Online Launch Announced, Oct. 8]

Connecticut sports betting launch for mobile sportsbooks delayed. Connecticut’s sports betting launch has been held up by a federal government delay. The state's Department of Consumer Protection was waiting for the federal government to publish a memorandum of understanding in the Federal Registrar, which didn’t come until Sept. 27. The DCP has not given a formal launch timeline but a lengthy delay beyond the initial Oct. 7 target date is not expected. [Connecticut Launch Delayed, Oct. 5]

September 2021

Connecticut sports betting launch for mobile sportsbooks delayed. 

Connecticut state officials confirm Oct. 7 online sports betting launch. The state’s online sportsbooks will open Oct. 7, state officials confirmed with the Action Network. Connecticut’s 2021 sports betting law and accompanying tribal gaming compacts will allow three statewide mobile sportsbooks. The Mohegan (FanDuel) and Mashantucket Pequot (DraftKings) tribes can also open iGaming sites. [Officials Confirm Launch, Sept. 17]

Connecticut’s first legal retail sportsbooks cleared the final major regulatory hurdle, allowing in-person betting to begin soon. The DraftKings sportsbook at Foxwoods Resort Casino and the FanDuel sportsbook at Mohegan Sun were formally approved by federal regulators when a renewed gaming compact between the state and the two partnering tribes was published in the Federal Registrar. [Sports Betting at Retail Sportsbooks Nears, Sept. 15]

August 2021

The CT legislature’s Regulation Review Committee approved temporary “emergency”  regulations. This will allow the state’s online sportsbooks operators to proceed with state licensing requirements. This process is expected to take between two-to-six weeks. [CT Update, Aug. 31]

The Connecticut Lottery announces its partnership with Rush Street Interactive. The Connecticut Lottery has chosen its partner for its sports betting operations. Rush Street Interactive operates SugarHouse. [CT Lottery Announcement, Aug. 12]

July 2021

 FanDuel announces partnership with Mohegan Gaming and Entertainment for sports betting. DraftKings had already partnered with the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation, meaning FanDuel and DraftKings are likely not in the running to partner with Connecticut Lottery to provide mobile sports wagering. [DraftKings Press Release, FanDuel Press Release, July 7]

May 2021

Gov. Ned Lamont signs sports betting, online gaming bill. This establishes a system to legalize sports wagering and online gaming. [Gov. Tweet Announcement, May 27]

The Senate passes sports betting bill, HB 6451. This bill received bipartisan support in the Senate and now moves on for Gov. Lamont to sign. [HB 6451, May 25]

The House passes sports betting bill, HB 6451. This bill received bipartisan support and moves to the Senate in hopes of passing there. [HB 6451, May 20]

April 2021

Cut off for sports betting platforms to submit qualifications to CT Lottery. Sports betting providers have until April 23 at 3 p.m. to file their response to the Connecticut Lottery Corporation’s request for qualifications and capabilities from experienced sports betting providers. This is in anticipation of legalization. [CLC Request, April 23]

March 2021

Gov. Ned Lamont and the Mashantucket Pequot tribe announced they’ve finalized a gaming agreement. This was a huge hurdle for lawmakers and this groundbreaking agreement paves the way for Connecticut online sports betting to move through the legalization process seamlessly. [CT Online Sports Betting Cleared, March 18]

February 2021

Gov. Ned Lamont announced in his budget address that he’s working to legalize both sports betting and online gaming. He said he’s working with the Mashantucket Pequot and Mohegan tribes to expand upon their current gaming agreements. [Budget Address, Feb. 11]

Connecticut Teams

Connecticut Teams to Bet on

Latest Sports News in Connecticut:

  • Despite getting 23 saves from Igor Shesterkin, the Rangers could not solve Sergei Bobrovsky and the stifling Panthers defense, dropping Game 1 by a 3-0 score. New York struggled to generate sustained offensive pressure, going over 14 minutes without a shot on goal in the second period as Florida controlled play at even strength for long stretches. 

  • The Celtics took a commanding 2-0 series lead by defending home court and overpowering the shorthanded Pacers in Game 2. Led by Jaylen Brown's 40-point explosion, Boston seized control with a 20-0 run and never looked back, shrugging off Pascal Siakam's efforts as Indiana sorely missed an injured Tyrese Haliburton down the stretch.

  • The Red Sox completed an impressive three-game sweep of the Rays on the road, getting key contributions from Wilyer Abreu and Connor Wong who each drove in two runs. This sweep against a division rival, something Boston had not accomplished in Tampa Bay since 2019, provides a big confidence boost as the Red Sox continue their hot stretch of play.

What to Keep an Eye on:

  • The marquee matchup of the Eastern Conference Finals continues Friday night at the Madison Square Garden. The puck drops at 8:00pm ET as the New York Rangers host the Florida Panthers in Game 2.

  • The Eastern Conference Finals shifts to Gainbridge Fieldhouse on Saturday night as the Boston Celtics take a 2-0 series lead over the Indiana Pacers into Game 3. Tip-off for this pivotal matchup is scheduled for 8:30 PM ET, with the Pacers looking to get back into the series on their home court.

  • The Milwaukee Brewers head to Boston to take on the Red Sox in the opener of a three-game series Friday night. First pitch is scheduled for 7:10pm ET.

Pro Sports Teams

Connecticut does not have a men's professional sports franchise. The state used to have an NHL team, the Hartford Whalers, but the franchise would move to North Carolina in 1997. Connecticut does field a WNBA franchise, its lone professional sports team. However, bettors here tend to follow the odds for major New England teams, such as the Yankees or the Red Sox.

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Boston Red Sox logoBoston Red Sox

The Boston Red Sox missed the playoffs once again after having high expectations. Securing two-time All-Star Rafael Devers for the next 11 years is an investment that hopefully creates multiple World Series opportunities for the Red Sox moving forward.

Red Sox Odds

MLB betting information:

MLB Game Odds: Milwaukee Brewers vs. Boston Red Sox

Below is a selection of odds for the upcoming MLB game: Updated May 24, 2024 - Odds Provided by BetMGM - Subject to Change

Team

Spread 

Moneyline

Total

Milwaukee Brewers

(+1.5) -175

+110

Over 9.5 (-115)

Boston Red Sox

(-1.5) +145

-135

Under 9.5 (-105)

WNBA Betting in Connecticut

Connecticut Sun

The Connecticut Sun joined the WNBA as an expansion team in 1999, originally as the Orlando Miracle. The franchise would be sold to the Mohegan Indian tribe and relocated to Connecticut in 2003.

The Sun struggled before its rebranding, making the playoffs just once in four seasons. Since then, the franchise has made the playoffs 12 times including three WNBA Finals appearances. They would lose all three. The Sun has made four straight playoff appearances to date under head coach Curt Miller and play its home games at Mohegan Sun Arena.

College Sports Teams


College Football Betting in Connecticut

Connecticut Huskies Football 

The only Division I FBS football program in Connecticut, the Huskies currently compete as an independent. Originally competing at the FCS level, UConn began the two-year transition in 2000 and would later join the Big East in 2004. They moved to the American Athletic Conference in 2013.

Huskies Odds

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College Basketball Betting in Connecticut

Connecticut Huskies Men's Basketball

One of the most storied basketball programs of all time, Connecticut is a four-time National Champion with 33 NCAA Tournament appearances. The Huskies have the most Big East regular-season championships — 10 — and last won the NCAA Tournament in 2014, becoming the first-ever No. 7 seed to win the championship. They defeated No. 8 seed Kentucky, 60-54, on the back of star point guard Shabazz Napier's 24 points.

Huskies Odds

Yale Bulldogs Men's Basketball

Established in 1896, Yale competes in the Ivy League where the program has won seven championships and made five NCAA Tournament appearances. The Bulldogs play home games at Payne Whitney Gymnasium.

Bulldogs Odds

Central Connecticut State Blue Devils Men's Basketball

Central Connecticut State made the transition to the Division I level in 1986 and has competed in the Northeast Conference since 1997. The Blue Devils have made three NCAA Tournament appearances, all first-round exits. Central Connecticut State plays its home games at William H. Detrick Gymnasium.

Blue Devils Odds

Hartford Hawks Men's Basketball

The Hartford Hawks secured its first-ever NCAA Tournament berth in 2021, a 60-54 win over UMass Lowell in the America East championship. Since joining the Division I level in 1984, Hartford has largely struggled, never winning a regular-season conference championship. The Hawks are led by 11th-year head coach John Gallagher and play home games at Chase Arena at Reich Family Pavilion.

Hawks Odds

Fairfield Stags Men's Basketball

Fairfield competes in the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference where they have won three conference tournaments, including two straight in 1986-87. The Stags have never made it out of the first round of the NCAA Tournament, their last appearance coming in 1997. They were up seven at halftime against No. 1 seed North Carolina but fell short of the upset bid, losing by eight. The Stags are led by second-year head coach Jay Young and play home games at Alumni Hall on campus.

Stags Odds

Quinnipiac Bobcats Men's Basketball

Since its move to the Division I level in 1998, Quinnipiac has never made the NCAA Tournament. The Bobcats did win a regular-season Northeast Conference championship in 2009 but would later fall in the conference tournament finals by two to Robert Morris. The program received a National Invitation Tournament (NIT) bid that season. Quinnipiac transitioned to the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference in 2013 and is now coached by Baker Dunleavy. The Bobcats play home games at TD Bank Sports Center on campus.

Bobcats Odds

Sacred Heart Pioneers Men's Basketball

Sacred Heart men's basketball joined the Northeast Conference when it made the jump up to Division I in 1999. The Pioneers have yet to make an NCAA Tournament appearance since that transition but did win the 1986 Division II championship. Sacred Heart is coached by Anthony Latina and plays home games at William H. Pitt Center.

Sacred Heart Pioneers Rivalry: vs. Central Connecticut State Blue Devils. This Northeast Conference and in-state rivalry has been dominated by Sacred Heart in recent years. The programs face each other twice a season as conference rivals with the Pioneers sweeping 2021. Despite Sacred Heart on a 12-game win streak over CCSU, the Blue Devils hold the all-time series lead.

Pioneers Odds

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Other Events

The Travelers Championship

The Travelers Championship is held at TPC River Highlands and has taken place since 1952. The course stretches across 6,844 yards with a par of 70. It is normally held in June.

More Reading on Connecticut

To supplement Action, you can find additional sports news coverage at the Hartford Courant, New Haven Register and The Day.

Connecticut Sports Betting Destinations

Mohegan Sun

Vast property featuring 3 casinos & a hotel, plus an 18-hole golf course, a spa & 46 dining options.

Foxwoods Resort Casino

As the largest resort casino in North America, Foxwoods offers a vast array of gaming in seven casinos; AAA Four-Diamond hotels, restaurants from gourmet to quick service, world-renowned spas, award-winning golf, state-of-the-art theaters, exclusive retailers and free-to-play online casino games.

Bobby V's Restaurant & Sports Bar

Casual, contemporary hangout serving American plates amid sports memorabilia & big-screen TVs.

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Steve Petrella runs The Action Network’s written content team, which specializes in industry news, betting advice on specific games and slates, betting education and more. He got his start betting about 10 years ago, and got his first job in the sports betting media industry since 2015. Prior to joining Action in 2018, he worked for Sporting News, MLB.com and Cox Media Group.

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Connecticut Sports Betting FAQ
Commonly asked questions about sports betting in The Constitution State.
Is it legal to bet on sports in Connecticut?

Yes as of Oct. 19, 2021. In May 2021, Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont signed the state’s gaming compact legislation, which opened the door for legal online and retail betting in the state.

Which sportsbooks are available in Connecticut?

The Mashantucket Pequots have partnered with DraftKings and the Mohegans with FanDuel.

The state lottery is now partnered with Fanatics Betting and Gaming, which recently brought Fanatics Sportsbook Connecticut to the state. The state was recently partnered with Rush Street Interactive, which had branded its sportsbooks under the SugarHouse name until March 2023, when PlaySugarHouse closed its doors.

Is it legal to bet on college sports in Connecticut?

Bettors may bet on college sports, but not on Connecticut college sports teams (like the UConn Huskies) unless they are playing in a tournament with four or more teams, like the NCAA's March Madness basketball tournaments.

Is Daily Fantasy Sports (DFS) legal in Connecticut?

Yes, there are currently five legal DFS operators in Connecticut:

  • DraftKings
  • FanDuel
  • Jock MKT DFS
  • MKF Player Prop Parlays
  • Outlast DFS
Who operates online sports betting and internet gaming?

The bill Gov. Lamont signed in May 2021 enacted the tribal gaming compact and also permitted the Connecticut Lottery to open one online sportsbook and up to 15 retail books. Connecticut’s 2021 sports betting law and accompanying tribal gaming compacts allows three statewide mobile sportsbooks. The Mashantucket Pequots partnered with DraftKings and the Mohegans with FanDuel. The state lottery is partnered with Fanatics Betting and Gaming, which branded its sportsbook under the Fanatics Sportsbook name. Retail books will be at 10 Sportech sites in Hartford, Manchester, Milford, New Britain, New Haven, Norwalk, Stamford, Torrington, Waterbury and Windsor Locks.

Are offshore sportsbooks legal in Connecticut?

Sports betting or gambling websites that are not regulated by the state of Connecticut are considered illegal. Your money is never secure on offshore sites that are not regulated by a legal entity. Websites like MyBookie and Bovada are common examples of offshore gambling operators.

What tax rate is paid by the Connecticut casinos and tribes for onsite sports betting?

The tax rate is 13.75%.

How old do you have to be to bet in Connecticut?

You must be at least 21 years old to place a bet in Connecticut.

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