Connecticut sports betting handle reaches $54.1m in opening 20 days
| By Robert Fletcher
Consumers in Connecticut spent $54.1m (£40.7m/€47.9m) betting on sports online during the first 20 days of legal betting in the US state.
The state soft launched its legal online sports betting and igaming market on October 12, before proceeding with a full launch on October 19.
Players won a total of $48.7m wagering on sports online during the period, which, after deducting federal tax payments and promotional bet costs, left $3.5m in revenue for the three licensed operators in Connecticut.
The Mashantucket Pequot Tribe, which offers online sports wagering via a partnership with DraftKings, led the market with $2.7m in revenue from $23.8m in wagers.