FanDuel and DraftKings bag tribal partnerships as Connecticut lib’s igaming

Fanduel DraftKings bag tribal partnerships as Connecticut lib's igaming
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With online gambling going live in Connecticut for the first time, tribal owned Mohegan Sun and Foxwoods have elicited the services of the former DFS giants to enhance their digital prowess.

The Connecticut Lottery Corp has also partnered with Rush street. All in 130 digitalized games and sports betting are now available to the state’s 2.4 million residents over the age of 21. However poker, while legal, has not been offered yet by any of the license holders.

This is an exciting moment for our state and our tribal partners,” Governor Ned Lamont said in a press release. “Connecticut has proven to be a leader when it comes to the gaming economy going back decades, and that legacy will continue with the launch of these new online options for all eligible residents.”

Rodney Butler, the chairman of the Mashantucket Pequot Tribe, owner of Foxwoods Casino, thanked governor Lamont for “his leadership and his vision in pushing Connecticut to the forefront of the gaming industry.”

“There’s only a handful of states in this country that have approved online gaming and it’s his desire to make sure that Connecticut is at the front of the pack and is a big reason for why we’re here today,” he added.

Meanwhile in sports betting, Connecticut’s timing could hardly have been better with the MLB, NFL, NBA and NHL all in full swing.

“All four sports coming along here as we launch into Connecticut,” said Chris Jones of FanDuel, while warning players: “Play within your means, set a budget, have some fun. This is supposed to be a form of entertainment, and at FanDuel we never want a bet to result in hurting a family, a friend, or a member of the community,” he said.

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