Connecticut Lottery Corporation is set to launch its retail sports betting platforms today as local casinos are gearing up to take wagers.
According to Bolly Inside, state Governor Ned Lamont has scheduled a press conference to formally announce the launch of retail sports betting in Connecticut at 2 pm on 25 October.
The lottery successfully launched its online sports betting platforms last week following a lengthy process to build a regulatory framework.
A seven-day soft launch period preceded the full launch with PlaySugarHouse – the official sportsbook of the CLC, available 24 hours a day, seven days a week on all mobile devices, tablets, desktops and laptops for unlimited players aged 21 and older.
Over 130 games have been approved by the state’s Department of Consumer Protections, in association with the DraftKings and FanDuel apps which have licenses to operate in the state.
Upon announcing the press conference for the retail sports betting launch, Lamont indicated that he will be joined by CLC representatives, Lt. Gov. Susan Bysiewicz and state and local officials.
Rob Simmelkjaer, Chair of the Board of Directors of the CLC, hinted last week that retail sports betting was not far behind online sportsbooks in terms of a release date: “Our retail sportsbook launch should be right around the corner, also bringing a convenient experience for in-person players throughout the state.”