Connecticut Sports Betting Apps

Connecticut

Gambling has been a major factor in Connecticut for quite a while, but it wasn’t until 2021 that the state legalized retail and online sports betting, and the brand-name sports betting operators made their appearance in the Constitution State.

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Bonus: 100$

Fanduel
BONUS: 
200$
PROMO CODE: 
-
+21 only | T&C apply | Gamble responsibly
SugarHouse
BONUS: 
250$
PROMO CODE: 
250MATCH
+21 only | T&C apply | Gamble responsibly
DraftKings
BONUS: 
150$
PROMO CODE: 
-
+21 only | T&C apply | Gamble responsibly
Betr
BONUS: 
$250
PROMO CODE: 
SWEAT
+21 only | T&C apply | Gamble responsibly

All legal ways to bet on in Connecticut

Is online sports betting legal in Connecticut?Yes
Is in-person sports betting legal?Yes
Is daily fantasy sports legal?Yes
Is betting on college sports legal?No
Is horse racing betting legal?Yes
Is greyhound betting legal?Yes
Is political betting legal?No
Is eSports betting legal?Legal (restricted)

For the most part, Connecticut bettors have free reign on what they can bet on, but one stipulation is that they cannot wager on in-state colleges such as UConn unless they are playing in a tournament, e.g., March Madness. This restriction is relatively standard across some states that have legalized sports betting.

Outside of pro and collegiate sports (excluding local schools), bettors in the state also have the option to bet on horse racing or partake in daily fantasy sports on prominent apps like Underdog Fantasy. All DFS apps in the state must give a 30-minute pop-up for responsible gaming purposes. After this pop-up, users must log out and use two-factor authentication again.

Betting on e-sports is also allowed except when involving a Connecticut college team and if the event is not part of an intercollegiate tournament.

Online sports betting in The Constitution State

Like many other U.S. states, Connecticut needed to negotiate with the local tribes to get sports betting fully legalized. Since gambling was such a big part of the state, to begin with, the biggest issue over the years was negotiating a deal that worked for the local tribes. Under HB 6451, the tribes agreed to legalize sports betting as long as they partnered with two of the three online sportsbooks that would be allowed to operate in the state.

Prior to the deal in 2021, the state had two sports betting bills (HB 5158 and SB 21) fall apart during legislative hearings in 2020.

Once the bill was passed and agreed upon, the Mohegan Tribe partnered with FanDuel, and the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation came to an agreement with DraftKings. The last online skin allowed in the state was originally SugarHouse, which partnered with the state lottery. However, they no longer operate in CT; instead, the Fanatics Sportsbook is the third and final mobile book allowed to operate.

Of course, with how big betting is in Connecticut, plenty of sportsbooks made the push to secure that final online license through a partnership with the state’s lottery, as 15 applied for that final spot. While the names of those sportsbooks were not released, one can assume the likes of BetMGM, Caesars, and Bet365 made a push.

It will be quite some time before these sportsbooks can join the CT market unless something similar to the SugarHouse situation occurs. Licenses in CT last ten years, so DK, FD, and Fanatics will provide residents with their mobile betting needs for the foreseeable future.

All legal CT sports betting apps in 2024 (from newest to oldest):

Sportsbook app

Launch date

Fanatics Sportsbook

December 18, 2023

DraftKings

October 19, 2021

Fanduel

October 19, 2021

Sports betting & gambling legislation in CT

Once the state and tribes reached an agreement, sports betting launched in retail form on September 30th, 2021, and mobile betting fully launched on October 19th of the same year. In order to place a proper legal wager either in person or online in CT, bettors must be at least 21 years of age. Each bettor inside the state is subject to a 6.99% tax on all winnings.

While bettors do not need to be physically present in a casino to create a mobile betting account in the state, they must be located within the state’s borders. All bets on those accounts also must be made inside CT lines. The regulating body that oversees and enforces these rules and regulations is the Connecticut State Department of Consumer Protection.

Aside from sports betting, there are plenty of other gambling options in CT, including online casinos, online poker, and a state lottery system. Connecticut was actually the sixth state to legalize online gambling, and currently, they offer residents two interactive casino platforms, both of which offer over 100 different games.

Are online casinos legal in Connecticut?Yes
Are retail casinos legal?Yes
Are social sportsbooks legal?Yes
Are sweepstakes/social casinos legal?Yes
Is online poker legal?Yes
Is the lottery legal?Yes
The launch date of sports betting in Connecticut?October 19, 2022
How many legal sports betting apps are there in CT?3
How many legal retail betting sites are there in CT?12
Is remote registration allowed?Yes
Legal age for sports betting in Connecticut?21+
Connecticut's tax rate for betting/gambling winnings6.99%
Who regulates sports betting in Connecticut?Connecticut State Department of Consumer Protection

Most recent updates from the CT sports betting scene

  • June 10, 2024: After a lot of speculation, UConn Huskies head basketball coach Dan Hurley has decided to return to the Huskies and not accept the Los Angeles Lakers head coaching position.

  • June 4, 2024: After winning the Norman regional, the UConn Huskies baseball team is now (+235) to beat Florida State in the super-regionals and (+10,000) to win the CWS Title.

  • May 29, 2024: Standout UConn Huskies star Alex Karaban has announced he will be withdrawing from the NBA Draft and returning for his junior year. The Huskies are currently (+900) to win their third consecutive title.

  • May 27, 2024: The UConn Huskies baseball team will be playing in the Norman regional to start their 2024 College World Series journey. They are currently (+25000) to win the CWS Title.

  • May 14, 2024: The 2024 WNBA season has arrived, and the Connecticut Sun will open their new campaign against Catilin Clark and the Indiana Fever. The Sun currently has the 4th best odds to win the title at (+1200).

  • April 15, 2024: Two UConn Huskies women's basketball stars, Aaliyah Edwards and Nika Muhl, have been drafted into the WNBA. Edwards was drafted by the Washington Mystics and is currently (+3500) to win Rookie of the Year.

  • April 8, 2024: The UConn Huskies men's basketball team has won the National Championship for the second consecutive season. They are currently (+1100) to win the 2024-25 Title.

  • December 13, 2023: Fanatics Sportsbook initiates a soft launch in Connecticut, mirroring its Colorado launch. Initially, it's accepting 2,000 online players in the state. A full-scale launch in Connecticut is slated for December 18th as the company gauges the local market.

In-person sports betting sites and locations

Since gambling has been legal for quite some time in CT, a lot of casinos were already very popular and functional by the time sports betting rolled around, so getting a retail sportsbook for them was only an added bonus.

Outside of tribal casinos that have partnered with DraftKings or FanDuel, the state’s lottery can run up to 15 retail sportsbooks, but as of right now, they only have eight in service. Under the sports betting bill, the lottery can also have Sportech run some of these retail books since they are the state’s official off-track provider.

Retail Sportsbook

Location

Foxwoods Casino

350 Trolley Line Blvd, Ledyard

Mohegan Sun

1 Mohegan Sun Boulevard, Uncasville

Bobby V’s Stamford

268 Atlantic St, Stamford

Bobby V’s Windsor Locks

11 Schoephoester Rd, Windsor Locks

Winners Hartford

121 Brainard Rd, Hartford

Winners Manchester

103 Tolland Turnpike, Manchester

Winners New Britain

160 East Main Street, New Britain

Winners Norwalk

24 Burnell Blvd., Norwalk

Winners Sports Haven

600 Long Wharf Dr., New Haven

Winners Torrington

141 Water Street, Torrington

Winners Waterbury

Colonial Plaza Thomaston Avenue, Waterbury

Sports betting in neighboring states

Sports betting in the Northeast is certainly not limited to Connecticut. Bettors who travel the area will also find sports betting in New York, Rhode Island, and Massachusetts.

By clicking on the states in the box below, you can find more information on the rules and guidelines for sports betting in the surrounding states.

StateOnline sports bettingRetail sports bettingDFSHorse Race betting
MassachusettsLegalLegalLegalLegal
Rhode IslandLegalLegalLegalLegal
New YorkLegalLegalLegalLegal

Sports betting revenue impact on Connecticut's economy

Connecticut's decision to legalize sports betting has been profitable. They have averaged close to $125 million a month in handle, and tax coffers are seeing nearly $1.5 million a month in tax income from sports betting alone. Of course, it does help that the state’s gambling bill allows for an expansive market as long as operators can obtain a license.

Regarding licenses, only three were handed out for online skins as long as they partnered with a tribe or the lottery. There are currently 12 retail betting sites in the state, with up to 15 allowed under the sports betting bill. Each license in the state is good for ten years. While tribal operators don’t have a license fee, each online operator pays a $250,000 fee to obtain their license.

Sports betting revenue these operators make is taxed at 13.75% for retail and online, which is slightly above average compared to other states with legalized sports betting. Top 3 sportsbooks in the state in February 2024:

  1. FanDuel (Handle: $79.6m, Revenue: $6.4m)

  2. DraftKings (Handle: $63.4m, Revenue: $4.8m)

  3. Fanatics Sportsbook (Handle: $12.4m, Revenue: $1m)

Connecticut sports betting record months:

  • Sports betting handle: December 2023 ($212,171,045)

  • Revenue: January 2024 ($25,570,170)

  • Tax income: January 2024 ($2,864,562)

CT sports betting revenue in 2024

Month

Handle (MoM)

Revenue (MoM)

Tax income

May 2024

$163,648,829

$17,941,322

$1,973,947

Apr. 2024

$154,109,876

$19,105,482

$2,133,325

Mar. 2024

$187,815,980

$16,981,438

$1,892,701

Feb. 2024

$162,841,632

$14,820,348

$1,598,679

Jan. 2024

$202,752,249

$25,570,170

$2,864,562

2024 Total YTD

$871,168,566

$94,418,760

$10,463,214

Connecticut - Some commonly asked questions (FAQ):

Are there any restrictions in Connecticut’s sports betting landscape?

The biggest restriction with sports betting in Connecticut is the inability to wager on in-state colleges unless they are playing in a major tournament.

How much revenue has CT made from sports betting since it was officially launched?

Since October 2021, Connecticut has made over $380 million in sports betting revenue, and they will likely be well over $400 million by the end of 2024.

What is the most popular sport in the Constitution State?

According to a recent study by the World Population Review, Major League Baseball is the most popular sport in Connecticut. This is despite the state not having a professional baseball team within state borders.

How many NCAA Championships have Connecticut colleges won for basketball?

Between the University of Connecticut’s men's and women's basketball teams, the school has won a combined 16 national championships in the sport.