Sports betting is legal in 19 states in one way or another.
Those states are: Arizona, Colorado, Connecticut, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Louisiana, Michigan, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia and Wyoming.
Other states will come online sometime in 2022. Some are a longer way off. In-person betting also exists in multiple states across the country, but the fastest growing part of the sports betting industry is in the online arena.
Here is a list of other legal online sports betting states.
Here's what you need to know about legal online sports betting in Connecticut:
Can I legally bet online in Connecticut?
Yes; if you are 21 or older for casino gaming and online sports betting. You can be 18 for pari-mutuel betting. Sports betting became legal in Connecticut on Oct. 19, 2021.
How do I bet?
You can bet on sports anywhere within the state of Connecticut by downloading a sports betting app on your smartphone/mobile device/computer/any online device. You can also place bets at physical sportsbooks, of which there are two in the state: Mohegan Sun and Foxwoods casinos.
Where can I bet?
Anywhere within the state’s boarders. You don’t need to be a resident of the state to sign up for an online account, but you do need to be in the state to place a bet – your smartphone or desktop plugin will use geolocation (“geofence”) technology to verify that your location when placing a wager. If you are a Connecticut resident physically in another state, you will be blocked from placing a bet.
What can I bet on?
You can bet on all major sporting events/games, including college/NCAA, except you cannot bet on Connecticut college teams unless they are playing in a tournament with four or more teams – i.e. the NCAA Tournament.
Who can I bet with?
There are only three options in the state currently. Sports betting in Connecticut involves the Mashantucket Pequot and Mohegan Indian tribes, as well as the Connecticut Lottery. The state’s two gaming tribes have deals with DraftKings and FanDuel, respectively. The state lottery launched PlaySugarHouse.
Who oversees betting in Connecticut?
The Department of Consumer Protection oversees gambling activity, however the state’s lottery system will oversee some facets, including its own book.
-- FrontPageBets Staff
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