For the past week, Connecticut online gambling registration was by invitation only. But as of 6 a.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 19, that’s no longer the case. Both CT online casinos and all three online sportsbooks are now available to all eligible players and bettors.
It’s a significant moment in the gambling industry in CT and signals a huge change in accessibility for gamblers in the state. Despite the weight of the day, sign-up is easy and CT residents and visitors can take part in just a few minutes using their phones.
And remember, retail sports betting in Connecticut has been legal and open since Sept. 30 at the sportsbooks inside both Foxwoods and Mohegan Sun casinos, with more locations coming soon.
Connecticut online gambling registration expands
If you’re at least 21 years old and you don’t participate in any gambling self-exclusion programs in CT, you’re good to go. Those are the only eligibility requirements. You don’t even have to live in CT as far as account creation goes.
In fact, you sign up from anywhere. So, Massachusetts and New York residents, feel free to sign up if you like. Just note that you will have to be within the borders of CT when you play.
For Connecticut online casino games, your choices are DraftKings Casino or a new MoheganSun Casino powered by FanDuel. You’ll find an array of options there, from slots to poker variants to a lot of the classic table games like baccarat and blackjack.
For online sports betting in Connecticut, your choices come courtesy of the Connecticut Lottery, Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation, and the Mohegan Tribe. They’ve respectively brought SugarHouse Sportsbook, DraftKings Sportsbook, and FanDuel Sportsbook to CT.
The first thing to note when you’re working on getting started with these brands is whether you’ve used any of them prior in other places. That will make a difference as you sign up.
First-time depositors can get in on risk-free Connecticut casino and sportsbook deals
Launch deals and promotions for new users are trickling in. Here are the ones available so far:
Connecticut online casino offers
- FanDuel is offering risk-free offers for first-time depositors to both its online sportsbook and Mohegan Sun Casino in CT. So, if you’re new to both brands, you can take advantage of both offers. New Mohegan Casino users can get their first 24 hours of play risk-free up to $1,000. Sign up then make your first deposit. FanDuel will then cover all of your net losses you incur through the course of play up to that dollar amount.
Connecticut online sports betting offers
- On the sportsbook side, FanDuel’s offer is a risk-free first bet of the same value. Again, register your account and make a deposit. Then, place your first wager. If the sportsbook grades your bet a loss, they’ll refund the value of your wager up to $1,000.
Registering your account for a CT online casino and sportsbook
If you’ve ever played on DraftKings Casino or placed bets with DraftKings Sportsbook in other states, then you’re almost ready to go. You can use your existing account for the same products in CT. Just open the app, sign in, then let the app work its magic to verify you.
The same goes for the Mohegan Sun Casino and FanDuel Sportsbook. While you can access Mohegan Sun Casino in the FanDuel app, FanDuel has also provided a standalone app just for the casino platform should you prefer to use that instead. However, one account gets you into both products and they share a wallet.
The situation differs if you’re a current SugarHouse sportsbook account holder, however. You will have to create a new account regardless. Thus, if you want to bet with SugarHouse or if you’re new to any of the other brands, you can sign up completely online for free in just a few moments.
To verify your eligibility to gamble online in CT, you’ll need to provide the following:
- Date of birth
- Email address
- Last four digits of your Social Security Number
- Legal name
- Mailing address
- Phone number
You can use the aforementioned apps to register for DraftKings, FanDuel, and Mohegan Sun. The SugarHouse apps are not yet live for use in CT, so the only registration option is the sportsbook’s website for now.
At that point, you’re ready to make your first deposit and start browsing the lines and/or selection of games. That’s when you can take advantage of welcome offers like those FanDuel has for new users.
As far as more introductory promotions, details should be forthcoming from the other CT operators, so watch your emails and notifications. Connecticut online gambling registration is now open for all and it’s time to let the games begin.