Connecticut Online Gambling News

For years, East Coast gaming really only consisted of two places, Atlantic City and the tribal casinos in Connecticut. At one point, Foxwoods Casino Resort was the largest casino in the world. It is still one of the biggest casinos you can find, with over 340,000 square feet of gaming space. The wonder of it all is that this is just one of two extremely popular casinos in Connecticut.

The state’s other casino, Mohegan Sun, has plenty of gaming to choose from as well. During the fiscal year 2019/2020, the two casinos generated over $760 million in revenue, a chunk of which goes to the Connecticut general fund.

The two tribal casinos from the Mashantucket Pequot and Mohegan tribes generate the bulk of gambling revenue, but Connecticut offers other types of gambling as well, including charitable gaming, the lottery, and horse racing.

There may be new revenue streams in the Constitution State in 2021 as well. The tribes and Gov. Ned Lamont reached new compact agreements with both tribes. Lamont later signed off on legislation to legalize online sportsbooks and online casinos to the state, as well as online poker and iLottery. All that’s left is for the federal government to approve the compacts.

PlayCT has all the updates on that legislation and all the other gaming developments in Connecticut, so check back in for all the latest.

Connecticut Gambling

Sports betting

Retail and online sportsbooks should be coming to Connecticut sometime soon. Both the Mashantucket Pequot and the Mohegan have a new tribal compact in place with the state to offer sports betting. The deal is set up so each tribe gets a license for a brick-and-mortar sportsbook and an online betting app. The Connecticut Lottery also gets a mobile sportsbook license in addition to licenses for 15 retail betting facilities.

Casinos

Most everyone in Connecticut is familiar with Foxwoods Resort and Mohegan Sun Casino. These properties debuted in the 1990s and continue to be two of the most popular casinos on the East Coast. If the tribal compact is approved, there will also be a third casino in Bridgeport, while a planned East Windsor casino is on hold for the next decade. If approved, online casino games will also be allowed in the state for the first time.

CT Lottery

The Connecticut Lottery is one of the oldest lotteries in the country. The lotto offers the major national draw games, Powerball and Mega Millions. There are also state-level draw games like Pick 3, 4, and 5. And, of course, there are dozens of scratch-off games to choose from at CT Lottery retailers across the state. Additionally, there is a lottery app that can help with tracking winning numbers and finding nearby retailers.

Poker

Foxwoods and Mohegan Sun have been major poker spots for decades, particularly for Boston poker players. Foxwoods is still one of the few casinos with regular Stud cash games. Both sites also host major tournaments from the likes of the WPT and WSOP. Soon, they will be able to take the poker action online thanks to the new tribal compact, which allows for it along with online casino games.

Daily Fantasy Sports

While not explicitly legal, daily fantasy sports is nonetheless available in the state and all the major operators, like FanDuel and DraftKings, cater to Connecticut players. These games allow players to draft a slate of players for a single day, if not a single game. They compete against a group of players that can range from one to thousands for cash prizes.

Sweepstakes Casinos

While Connecticut residents await the legalization and launch of real-money online casinos and poker sites, there is an alternative that is available right now. Sweepstakes casinos like Chumba, FunzPoints, and LuckyLand allow players to play slot games and casino table games using sweeps currency they can buy. Then, they can use those coins to win cash prizes.