DraftKings and Mashantucket Pequot to launch CT betting on 30 September

| By Nosa Omoigui
The Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation and DraftKings have announced that they will launch retail sports betting in Connecticut at Foxwoods Casino on 30 September.
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Players will be able to wager at the temporary DraftKings Sportsbook at Foxwoods, situated at the Ultimate Race Book in Rainmaker Casino, in addition to several betting kiosks spread across the resort.

Sports betting and igaming were both approved, through new tribal compacts with the Mashantucket Pequot Tribe and Mohegan Tribe. The Mashantucket Pequot tribe’s compact was finalized in March – soon after  a similar agreement with the Mohegan Tribe – while legislation approving the agreement was signed into law in Connecticut back in May.

Under the compacts, the tribes and the state lottery may offer sports betting, while the two tribes will have exclusive rights to online casino.

Outside of Mashantucket Pequot lands, online sports betting and iGaming is expected to launch in early October pending regulatory approvals.

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