Connecticut set for sports betting soft launch

The Connecticut Lottery, Mohegan Tribe and Mashantucket Pequot Tribe have started the soft launch today.
The Connecticut Lottery, Mohegan Tribe and Mashantucket Pequot Tribe have started the soft launch today.

The Department of Consumer Protection has approved online sports betting and gaming from today (October 12).

US.- Connecticut’s Department of Consumer Protection (DCP) has approved the soft launch of online sports betting and gaming in the state from today (October 12).

The Connecticut Lottery Corporation, Mohegan Tribe and the Mashantucket Pequot Tribe will start a seven-day soft launch period. Once the soft launch is complete, online gaming can open statewide.

The Mohegan tribe has partnered with FanDuel for sports betting in Connecticut, while the Mashantucket Pequot is working with DraftKings, and the Connecticut Lottery Corporation has signed a deal with Rush Street Interactive.

FanDuel, DraftKings and Rush Street Interactive can now start creating customer accounts for 750 individuals who will take part in the soft launch.

DCP Commissioner Michelle Seagull said: “We appreciate the hard work of our licensees and their teams, as well as the team at DCP, for their diligence in ensuring these platforms are compliant with the regulations approved by the legislature.”

“As long as no issues arise, we have told the licensees they may move forward with the seven-day soft launch required in the regulations. Once the soft launch is complete, online gaming will open state-wide.”

Sports betting was due to launch in Connecticut on October 7 but was put back due to a delay in publishing memorandums of understanding on the federal register.

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