The sportsbook opened its permanent location on Nov. 13, leaving the temporary accommodations obsolete. It might now take the crown for most impressive retail Connecticut sportsbook, but DraftKings will see more challengers for that title soon.
DraftKings Sportsbook at Foxwoods Casino makes the move
The temporary DraftKings Sportsbook location on the casino grounds opened on Sept. 30. The plan has always been to shift to a larger and more suitable space.
Now, that space is a reality. According to a press release, the new location contends with other DraftKings spots around the country.
It’s in the Great Cedar area of the resort and encompasses over 12,000 square feet split between two levels. You can place bets using self-service kiosks or at the betting windows. It has that classic sportsbook feel, with an LED screen measuring 50′ by 30′ and wall-to-wall televisions.
VIP rooms are available to customers, as well as beverage and food options. The sportsbook includes two full bars with a couple of dozen beers on tap and a full restaurant. The usual gameday fare is on the menu.
Jason Robbins, co-founder, CEO, and chairman of the board at DraftKings, said the following about the new space,
“Our latest collaborative effort with Foxwoods, complementing the recent launch of mobile sports betting and iGaming, now marks the 12th permanent retail sportsbook for DraftKings. The meticulously designed space will provide customers with a premier skin-in-the-game viewership experience accessible to Connecticut residents and beyond. As legalized sports betting continues to gain steam both in Connecticut and across the country, DraftKings is proud to be a brand consumers know and trust, and we remain excited about the possibilities that lie ahead as we team up with Foxwoods, a powerhouse in entertainment and hospitality.”
With its opening, this DraftKings brick-and-mortar book joins a growing number of similar operations around the state. The new sportsbook has some competition in Connecticut.
The march to 17 retail sportsbooks continues
This isn’t the only news relevant to in-person wagering on sporting events within the Nutmeg State. According to Winners OTB’s website, all seven of its locations around the state are now taking bets on sports via partnerships with the Connecticut Lottery and SugarHouse Sportsbook.
Those spots are:
- Bobby V’s
- Windsor Locks
- New Britain
- Sports Haven
Including the temporary FanDuel Sportsbook location on site at the Mohegan Sun Casino, Connecticut now has nine retail sportsbooks. There’s no official word about when FanDuel’s permanent location will open.
That number is just over half of what the new law allows for as well. The CT Lottery has leave to operate up to 15 brick-and-mortar locations around the state. So far, there have been no announcements about where more locations might be.
The Lottery has made it clear they’re working on it, meaning CT bettors might have as many as 17 choices for retail wagering someday.