Retail sports betting at Foxwoods Resort Casino in Connecticut begins today courtesy of the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation and DraftKings Inc.
Players will be able to place bets at the temporary DraftKings Sportsbook at Foxwoods – located at the Ultimate Race Book in Rainmaker Casino – in addition to betting kiosks located across the resort.
Statewide, off-reservation online sports betting and igaming is expected to launch in early October pending regulatory approvals. In the coming weeks, DraftKings and Foxwoods will announce the opening of their permanent retail sportsbook, which is currently in the final stages of construction.
Rodney Butler, Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Chairman, said: “Today we celebrate a new era for our Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation, sports fans, Foxwoods guests and Connecticut residents. We thank Governor Lamont and his administration, regulators, and the many lawmakers who helped pave the way for legal sports betting and expanded gaming in the state.
“Their collaboration and hard work has allowed trusted gaming operators like our Tribe and DraftKings to help lead innovation across Connecticut. With the NFL season in full force, it’s game on, and we look forward to a successful launch.”
Matt Kalish, Co-founder and President of DraftKings North America, added: “We’re thrilled to join the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation in bringing a holistic and delightful sports betting experience for customers in Connecticut.
“By leveraging the tribe’s expertise in developing and operating one of the largest resort casinos in the world, we are excited to bring new offerings for consumers in The Constitution State.”