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Since 2018 the Constitution State has been locked in legislative limbo when it comes to sports betting.

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Connecticut is expecting to take action soon when it comes to legalize Online Sports betting & Online Casino

Connecticut online sports betting

It looked so promising back in 2018 when the senate removed the federal ban on sports betting in the US. The decision came just five days after Connecticut's legislative session came to end. Despite this bad luck, everyone believed that as soon as it was possible the state would open their market to sports betting.

However, since then the state has found itself in a legislative and political deadlock. Existing tribal casinos count sports betting as a form of casino betting and are therefore looking for exclusive rights. It currently looks like a deal will eventually be made, but it looks like we may have to wait until 2021.

Betting in CT - what you can and can't do

Bet on sports in-person ❌

Bet on sports online ❌

Register with a sportsbook online ❌

Deposit & withdraw funds with a sportsbook online ❌

Bet on collegiate teams or collegiate games ❌

Bet on high/school sports ❌

FAQs online sports betting in Connecticut

The Nutmeg State is showing early signs that it could open its borders to online sports betting. Here are your most common questions.

⚖️ Is sports betting legal in Connecticut?

No, sports betting is not currently legal in Connecticut. A sports betting bill is currently being considered by the senate.

🤔 Are there any sportsbooks in Connecticut?

No, there are currently no sportsbooks in Connecticut.

⌛ When will online sports betting be legal in Connecticut?

A sports betting bill has not been approved during the 2019 and 2020 legislative session. However, there seems to be a general agreement taking place between all parties; the tribal casinos, the state lottery and the senate. We expect that online sports betting will be legal by 2021.

❓ How can I bet on sports in Connecticut?

You cannot currently bet on sports in Connecticut. You can currently bet on sports in Rhode Island and New York.

Online Sports Betting in Connecticut

The expression too many cooks spoil the broth may be an apt way to describe the sports betting situation in Connecticut.

Since each state was allowed to decide wether they should legalize sports betting, Connecticut has found itself in a deadlock between various parties wanting a cut of a potentially lucrative market.

There was an initial push for an integrity fee from the major sports leagues. However, Connecticut lawmakers have been steadfast in their refusal of such a fee and now that many other states have avoided one, it looks incredibly unlikely that this will be introduced to a potential bill.

The existing tribal casinos understandably want a slice of the pie considering they sign an exclusive casino games deal with state many years ago and contribute $250 million to the state of Connecticut in annual slot payments.

It looks like the state will allow the tribal casinos to have some form of exclusivity to the sports betting market, but then other factors will still need to be considered, such as, which technology gaming company will the casinos partner with to provide mobile technology. The state lottery has also suggested that they agree a partnership deal with the tribal casinos.

Sports Betting in Connecticut: The situation in short
  • The Supreme Court deems the PASPA act unconstitutional in May 2018.
  • The 2018 legislative session ends to early for a sports betting bill to be passed.
  • The 2019 proposed bill gets bogged down in wrangling over fees and exclusivity rights.
  • 2020 sees a renewed attempt by all parties to come to an agreement.

Sports Teams in Connecticut

Connecticut is not home to any pro league teams. However, with one of the most successful college Basketball teams in the US, the Connecticut Huskies, it comes as no surprise that college basketball is the most popular sport among the state's 3.5 million residents.

The state is also home to the Connecticut Sun who play in the WNBA (Women's National Basketball Association). The Sun have women the Eastern Conference on three occasions in 2004, 2005 and 2009.