Online gambling and sports betting are making their way to Connecticut

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After a lengthy back-and-forth battle of laws and regulations, Governor Ned Lamont signed a law this year (2021) on May 27 that will allow individuals over the age of 21 to make real money bets on online casino gambling, poker, sportsbooks, and even online Lotteries. Some of which will allow players as young as 18 to participate in real money wagers. The recent laws have allowed a lot of room for players to finally enjoy a wider variety of gambling activities locally. All of the mentioned gambling genres should be fully available before or during the month of September.

Online gambling and sports betting are making their way to Connecticut
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With the changes also come a set of rules and regulations that will aid in keeping online gambling and sports betting in Connecticut fair and keep players from going overboard when making bets. But before anything, locals want to know how they will be able to make real money bets on the new gambling activities. The state of Connecticut counted fantasy sports as its own category, so DraftKings and FanDuel can now legally run them here without any issues.

The methods of placing bets are somewhat limited but are just enough for anyone with a device and some extra money to wager on a game of their choosing. Online casinos and sportsbook sites will also let players deposit funds and play as long as they can provide personal details that can then be verified by the operators.

Locally-based casinos that will have sportsbooks are another great option for sports lovers to bet on their favorite games and tournaments. Mohegan: FanDuel is one of the options that will open its doors to the players.

And let’s not forget online Lotteries! Any willing participants will be permitted to buy virtual scratch-off tickets on a CT Lottery App.

Although it’s still going to be a while until everything is fully legalized and set in motion, facilities are already preparing for this fall’s sports season, and players are getting ready to deposit money and cross their fingers for their favorite teams in order to get some sweet payouts.

These additions will undoubtedly create more job opportunities for the locals at the land-based casinos with new sportsbook additions, and will attract more visitors from nearby states, which will also bring more money to local restaurants, hotels, and other businesses.

The new bill that finally legalizing sports betting and online gaming was already finalized on July 1. Now operators are required to apply for a license to legally run online fantasy sports platforms. This step must be taken by submitting proper documentation to the state Department of Consumer Protection. Processing may take several weeks, or even months - hence why the expected dates are near September.

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