Disclaimer: FanDuel Sportsbook is not yet live in Connecticut. This review is of expected bonuses and promotions and will be updated once FanDuel launches in Ohio.
Thanks to a partnership with Mohegan Gaming & Entertainment, FanDuel Sportsbook will soon be an option for sports bettors in Connecticut. As part of the agreement, FanDuel will offer online and retail sports wagering in the state.
New customers to the sportsbook will be eligible to receive a risk-free first bet for a max of $1,000. This page will go over the details of that welcome bonus, along with the following:
The FanDuel welcome bonus is for a risk-free bet of up to $1,000. While it’s not quite risk-free because you won’t quite receive cash back, it is one of the closest things you’re likely to see at an online sportsbook.
|Connecticut Sportsbook||FanDuel Sportsbook|
|FanDuel CT Promo Code||Click to Claim Promo|
|Risk Free First Bet||Up to $1,000|
|Online Since||2021 in Connecticut|
|Last Updated||September 2021|
To claim the FanDuel welcome bonus, head to the sportsbook website to register for an account. Once you have done that, just make a cash deposit and place your first bet. If your bet is correct, you’ll receive your winnings just like you would with any normal bet, and the risk-free offer goes away.
If your bet loses, however, you will receive site credit equal to the size of your losing wager within 72 hours, but usually much sooner.
This is what sets FanDuel’s risk-free bet bonus apart from many similar offers. You can wager site credit just like cash. You can wager it in whatever increments you want, with no odds restrictions, and you receive the monetary value of the credit back if you win your bet.
In contrast, many competing sportsbooks issue rewards as free bets. You must wager free bets in their entirety, and you do not receive their value back if your wager wins.
Yes, site credit at FanDuel expires 14 days after the sportsbook issues it.
Start by finding a bet you want to place and clicking on it to add it to your bet slip. When you have available site credit, you’ll see a box at the top of your slip that reads “Use Bonus funds: $xx” with the amount of funds you have. There is a button you can click to use your bonus money. When activated, it will be green.
Yes. Some FanDuel promotions do not pay out if you use bonus funds to bet. That’s why at times you might want to bet with cash instead of wagering with your bonus funds/site credit.
Not only is the FanDuel Sportsbook welcome bonus a solid option, we consider it one of the top welcome bonuses in the industry. There are no odds restrictions on your risk-free bet or on the wagers you place if you end up with site credit.
The biggest issue to keep in mind is that your site credit does expire in two weeks’ time. As long as you make sure to bet all of it within that limit, you should not have any problems with FanDuel’s bonus for new users.
Yes, FanDuel is trustworthy. On top of partnering with the Mohegan Tribe and receiving a sports betting license in the Constitution State, FanDuel has a license to run online sportsbooks in at least 10 other states and offers daily fantasy sports in over 40 states, including Connecticut.
You must be a minimum of 21 years old to bet at FanDuel or other online sportsbooks in the state. Additionally, while you do not have to live in Connecticut to bet using the FanDuel app or website, you do have to be located in the state when placing or cashing out bets early. FanDuel uses geolocation software to pinpoint your location whenever you are logged in. Assuming you’re in the state, you can bet. Otherwise, you cannot.
Opening a FanDuel Sportsbook account is easy. It takes only a few minutes, and will be even faster if you already have a FanDuel Fantasy account.
Begin by heading to the FanDuel Sportsbook website and selecting Connecticut as an option. Then, if you don’t have a DFS account with FanDuel, you’ll fill out the application form. If you are a FanDuel DFS member, you’ll select the box labeled “Already have a FanDuel Fantasy account?” You’ll need to supply some personal details when filling out the application form:
Then you’ll create a username and password. Additionally, you’ll check a box confirming you’re 21 or older. And that is all there is to it. It actually might take you longer to read this section than it does to open your FanDuel Sportsbook account.
FanDuel has separate apps for its sportsbook and DFS products. Both of them are available for iOS and Android and take just a few seconds to download.
You can access FanDuel’s promo page by clicking “Promos” on the app or “Promotions” on the website. Be aware that most promotions at FanDuel require you to opt in. To do so, go to the promos page, click “More info” for the promotion you’re interested in and then select “Opt in.” You can tell if you have done so because there will be a green box marked “Accepted” on the promo in question.
Yes, FanDuel offers odds boosts on a small number of events every day. You can find each day’s boosts by clicking “Boosts.” The max bet for boosted odds at FanDuel is $50.
Yes, most FanDuel promotions are quality offers. Many of them benefit you only if your bet loses, but this allows you to either win your bet or receive all or part of your stake bet if you’ve lost.
FanDuel has a variety of strong points, but here are the main ones:
While FanDuel has a lot going for it, there still are a few areas where it could stand to do better:
FanDuel has pretty much all the betting options you could want. Here are how the odds appear for a typical game at the sportsbook, followed by an explanation of the various bets you’ll find.
|Kansas City Chiefs||-6.5 (-110)||-295||Over 52.5 (-110)|
|Tampa Bay Buccaneers||+6.5 (-110)||+240||Under 52.5 (-110)|
It’s what you’ll bet on when you just want to wager on which team is going to win. Moneyline odds appear as positive or negative figures. Positive means that side is the underdog, and negative indicates the favorite. Here, the Chiefs’ odds of -295 mean a $295 bet would win $100 in profit if correct, while the Bucs’ odds of +240 mean a $100 wager would win a $240 profit.
Point spread bets require you to take a game’s margin of victory into account, as the team you wager on will gain or lose points depending on the spread. Kansas City’s spread of -6.5 means the Chiefs’ score will lose 6.5 points on the spread. Tampa Bay’s +6.5 spread means an additional 6.5 points for the Buccaneers. If your team is leading after the addition or subtraction, your spread bet wins.
So, if Kansas City were to win 30-24, the Bucs would still cover the spread, because they lost by only six points.
Totals — or over/unders — are bets on the combined score of a game. FanDuel provides a number, 52.5 in the example above, and you bet whether the real total is under or over that number. If the final score is 30-24, for example, over bets would win because 54 is more than the line of 52.5.
Props are wagers on whether a certain event will take place during a game. Here are some examples of potential prop bets for a Chiefs-Buccaneers tilt:
Parlays combine two or more bets into a single wager. The benefit of a parlay is that when you group bets together, you get increased odds and thus increased winnings if you’re right. The downside is that you must get each of the individual picks right to win anything.
For instance, you could bet on four spreads, all with -110 odds. Making a parlay out of them would give you odds of +1228, which means a $10 bet would win you roughly $122.80. If you get just one of the four wrong, though, you’re out $10.
Round robins are similar to parlays, but they group your bets in such a way that you can still win some money if you miss a pick. Teasers, meanwhile, allow you to group multiple spread bets together and move the line for each of the game in your favor. This makes it potentially easier to win your bet, but at reduced odds.
At FanDuel, you can place futures bets on teams to win championships in their sports or players to win awards during the regular season or postseason, for instance. You can find all futures options by clicking on a specific league league and then selecting from the various choices.
One of the most challenging, but potentially most profitable, bets is to create a futures parlay by picking the eventual winners from multiple leagues. For instance, in 2019 if you had parlayed the Washington Nationals, St. Louis Blues and Toronto Raptors to win their respective league championships, you would be made a boatload.
When you click “Live Now,” FanDuel will display all the current games that you can wager on. Live betting lets you wager on games as they unfold and means you do not have to worry about getting bets in before the action kicks off. With live betting, you’ll see the odds change rapidly, sometimes by large amounts throughout.
Depending on the game, you might be able to bet on everything from updated spreads, moneylines and totals, to what is going to happen on the next play.
While nothing is official, it’s unlikely that you will be able to wager on the Connecticut Sun at FanDuel. That’s because the Mohegan Tribe owns the WNBA team, and FanDuel is partnered with the Mohegan Tribe in Connecticut.
A nearly identical situation exists in the NBA with the Houston Rockets. Tilman Fertitta owns the Rockets as well as Golden Nugget Online Gaming. Because of the potential conflict of interest, Golden Nugget cannot offer or accept any wagers on the Rockets. In fact, when the Rockets played the Golden State Warriors in the Western Conference Finals a few years back, Golden Nugget paid out all futures bets on the Warriors to win the Western Conference before the series began. Since Golden Nugget couldn’t take bets on Houston, Golden State was the de facto last team standing in the West.
While there’s a chance FanDuel Sportsbook Connecticut could offer bets for the rest of the WNBA, the odds (no pun intended) of it doing so for the Connecticut Sun are slim to none.
You can choose from among the following banking options at FanDuel:
|Deposit Method||Minimum Amount||Processing Time|
|Visa or Mastercard Credit/Debit Card||$10||Instant|
|Online Bank Transfer||$10||Instant|
|FanDuel Prepaid Play+ Card||$10||Instant|
|PayNearMe||$10||Up to an Hour|
|FanDuel Gift Card||$10||Instant|
|Withdrawal Method||Minimum amount||Processing Time|
|PayPal||No Minimum||Up to 48 Hours|
|Online Bank Transfer||No Minimum||2-4 Days|
|Check in the Mail||No Minimum||7-10 Days|
If something goes wrong or you just have a question you want answered, you can select “Help & Support” when logged in to your FanDuel account. You’ll have various help topics to choose from, such as “Deposits & withdrawals” or “Geolocation (location eligibility).” If that doesn’t work, you can click on the blue “Support” bubble in the lower right corner and chat with a FanDuel help desk agent.
Your final option is scrolling to the bottom of the page and clicking “Submit a ticket,” which allows you to send an email to FanDuel’s customer service department.
One of the best aspects of online sportsbooks is the control you have over your account. To set up limits and even close your FanDuel account, you will need to be logged in. Then select the “Responsible Gaming” link at the bottom of the page.
From here you’ll see options to set limits on how much you can deposit and bet and even for how much time you can be logged into FanDuel’s app and website. Further down are options for taking a timeout from FanDuel or even for self-exclusion. If you elect for self-exclusion, you can choose lengths of one, three or five years. Once you make your choice, there is no going back.
Yes, in addition to being able to use the FanDuel Sportsbook app and website to place bets, you’ll be able to do so in person at the Mohegan Sun casino in Uncasville. At this time, the plan is for a temporary retail sportsbook to open in fall 2021 with four betting windows and 16 self-service wagering kiosks.
Going forward, FanDuel Group president Amy Howe said there’s the “potential to be the largest FanDuel Sportsbook in the United States” at Mohegan Sun.
The current plan in Connecticut calls for the Mohegan Tribe, Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation and Connecticut Lottery to each have one sports wagering license. Mashantucket Pequot, which owns and operates Foxwoods Resort Casino, has announced a partnership with DraftKings, while we’re still awaiting word on the CT Lottery’s partner.
While DraftKings is one of the largest online sportsbooks in the US and a very good one at that, we prefer FanDuel by just a little bit. Both oddsmakers have tons of betting options and offer great odds and stellar promotions, but FanDuel is just a touch better across the board.
That’s because you can place single-game parlays at FanDuel, and its promotions pay out in site credit as opposed to free bets. If you want, though, you can create accounts with both books to benefit from the odds and promos at each.
The fastest option for cashing out at FanDuel is by using PayPal, which takes up to 48 hours.
When you see a symbol that looks like a dollar bill with an up arrow coming out of it, that marks a wager that you can cash out early at FanDuel. However, to cash out early, you need to be in the same state where you placed the wager. In this case, that’s Connecticut.
No. When you sign up at FanDuel, your first bet will be risk-free for a max of $1,000. No code required.
Nope, you can create your sportsbook account with FanDuel using either the app or website. If you have a FanDuel DFS account, you can use that to open your sportsbook account.
FanDuel reached a partnership agreement with the Mohegan Tribe after it turned out that Kambi would not be supplying sports betting to Mohegan in July 2021.