FanDuel and Mohegan Sun roll out statewide sports betting, iGaming in Connecticut | Yogonet International
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FanDuel and Mohegan Sun roll out statewide sports betting, iGaming in Connecticut

The Mohegan Sun FanDuel Sportsbook recently launched at Bow & Arrow Sports Bar on Thursday, September 30.
2021-10-19
United States
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Mohegan Sun Casino and FanDuel Sportsbook launched special standalone apps on Tuesday, when the state's government cleared the full launch of online sports wagering and iCasino. Connecticut bettors are now able to place wagers anywhere in the state across professional and college football, basketball, baseball, golf, MMA, boxing, soccer, and tennis.

Mohegan Gaming & Entertainment (MGE) and FanDuel Group on Tuesday launched a fully integrated, real money online gaming experience for residents and visitors to the state of Connecticut.

As reported by Yogonet, Governor Ned Lamont announced Monday that the Connecticut Department of Consumer Protection authorized the full, statewide launch of online sports wagering and iCasino in as of Tuesday at 6:00 am. Since then, MoheganSunCasino.com, the new standalone Mohegan Sun Casino app and FanDuel Sportsbook app, are available on iOS and Android.

The new Mohegan Sun Casino platform will offer a number of key features, including slots and table games that were already present at the tribal casino's gaming floor as well as blackjack, roulette and video poker. Also, new customers are able to receive 100% back on their net casino losses incurred in their first 24 hours of play, up to $1,000. Site credit will be automatically applied to new users accounts within 72 hours of the end of the bonus period. The operator said numerous account protections will be available to players.

In addition to the standalone app, a version of the Mohegan Sun Casino will be also available within the FanDuel Sportsbook app allowing new casino players to either sign-up for a casino account or use their existing FanDuel Fantasy or Sportsbook account to login and play.

Also launching Tuesday, the FanDuel Sportsbook app in Connecticut will feature a special risk-free first bet up to $1,000 for new customers in Connecticut. FanDuel will refund the amount of a customer's first wager, up to $1,000, within 72 hours. Connecticut bettors will now be able to place wagers anywhere in the state across professional and college football, basketball, baseball, golf, MMA, boxing, soccer, and tennis with a variety of betting and payment options available.

According to an official press release, the FanDuel Sportsbook app in Connecticut offers a number of features:

  • FanDuel is the only U.S. sportsbook with Same Game Parlay bets, which is the ability to build a parlay utilizing betting markets from the same game.
  • FanDuel was the first U.S. sportsbook to offer live streaming of sporting events inside a betting app, was the first to offer Bad Beat Relief, early payouts for championship teams, and the first to offer its crowdsourced Spread the Love promotion.
  • The operator promotes responsible play, including in-app tools that allow customers to set time, deposit and wager limits, as well as its PlaySafe site where customers can find additional support services.
  • Sports Betting 101: FanDuel Sportsbook has an online betting guide to help customers learn the ins and outs of legal sports betting.

The Mohegan Sun FanDuel Sportsbook also recently launched at Bow & Arrow Sports Bar on Thursday, September 30. A permanent Mohegan Sun FanDuel Sportsbook, which will be 11,000 square feet, featuring a 140-foot video wall, full bar and dining options, is scheduled to open this winter.

On Tuesday, the Connecticut Lottery Corporation and the Mashantucket Pequot Tribe, which operates Foxwoods Resort Casino, also launched online wagering through their online gaming operating partners, Rush Street Interactive and DraftKings, respectively. The statewide launch of sports betting and iCasino follows the completion of a seven-day soft launch that began October 12. 

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