Connecticut Lottery, SugarHouse Open Retail Sportsbooks At Two Bobby V’s Locations

Written By Derek Helling on October 29, 2021

Connecticut now has five active brick-and-mortar sportsbooks. Earlier this week, the Connecticut Lottery, SugarHouse Sportsbook, and Sportech collectively opened two Bobby V’s sportsbooks.

Guests 21 years of age and older in Stamford and Windsor Locks can now put down bets in-person at the kiosks and ticket windows at each location.

With these locations up and running, the Lottery can focus its attention on opening more sites.

Bobby V’s sportsbooks now taking wagers in two CT cities

These are the second and third CT Lottery-Sportech-SugarHouse collabs to open up for betting business. The first was Sport Haven in New Haven, which started taking bets on Monday.

Bobby V’s in Windsor Locks opened on Tuesday, followed by the Stamford location on Wednesday.

Each site offers more than 20 self-service betting kiosks and a single betting window inside the on-site Winners Racebook.

Just like on the SugarHouse Sportsbook website, you must be at least 21 years of age to bet on sports at either location. Additionally, if you take part in the state’s gambling self-exclusion program, you can’t participate.

The hours for the Windsor Locks location are 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. seven days a week.

The Stamford establishment, located at 268 Atlantic St, is open:

  • Sundays: 11:30 a.m. to 11 p.m.
  • Mondays – Thursdays: 4 p.m. to 11 p.m.
  • Fridays and Saturdays: 11:30 a.m. to midnight

At both locations, the Winners book is available during the same hours. Now that the involved parties have gotten the ball rolling on these retail locations, that momentum should carry to other parts of the state soon.

Winners set to expand betting options elsewhere in CT

Several other Sportech locations in Connecticut also currently offer Winners Racebooks and will be adding sports betting under the CT Lottery/SugarHouse banner to their menu of gambling options.

Winners’ website says sports betting is “coming soon” to the following sites:

  • Hartford
  • Manchester
  • Milford
  • New Britain
  • Norwalk
  • Torrington
  • Waterbury

The law affords the CT Lottery up to 15 retail spots.

Currently, there is no official news about when any of the other spots might start taking bets on sporting events. The Lottery has also not disclosed any additional future locations besides the Sportech venues.

If the Lottery does realize its full potential for retail wagering, Connecticuters could someday have their choice of as many as 17 brick-and-mortar sportsbooks in addition to the three online options.

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Derek Helling is a freelance journalist who resides in Chicago. He is a 2013 graduate of the University of Iowa and covers the intersections of sports with business and the law.

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