Thousands of bets placed on first day of sports betting in Connecticut
The first wager was placed on the Los Angeles Dodgers defeating the Atlanta Braves.
US.- Thousands of virtual bets were placed yesterday (October 19) on the first full day of sports betting in Connecticut. The Department of Consumer Protection had announced the full launch of online sports wagering and online casino gaming after a seven-day soft launch.
Rodney Butler, chairman of the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation, owners of Foxwoods Resort Casino, said the first wager was placed on the Los Angeles Dodgers defeating the Atlanta Braves.
During a virtual news conference, Butler commented: “It really expands the ecosystem of gaming and the combination of in-person and online just extends that experience.”
Besides Foxwoods, which has partnered with DraftKings, online sports betting was launched by the Mohegan Tribe and its partner FanDuel, and the Connecticut Lottery Corp., partnered with Rush Street Interactive. Only the two tribes are allowed to offer online casino games.
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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