Mohegan Gaming & Entertainment (MGE) and FanDuel Group have launched a retail sports betting experience in the state of Connecticut via a temporary Mohegan Sun FanDuel Sportsbook retail location at Bow & Arrow Sports Bar.
Connecticut Governor Ned Lamont took part in a ribbon-cutting ceremony opening the sportsbook and placed a ceremonial first bet, the first legal sports wager in the Constitution State at the Mohegan Sun FanDuel Sportsbook. NFL legends, Wayne Chrebet and Darius Butler, were also present to celebrate the launch and they also placed bets.
The temporary Mohegan Sun FanDuel Sportsbook is located near the Autumn entrance at Mohegan Sun and features four live betting windows and nearly 50 self-service betting terminals.
Jeff Hamilton, President and General Manager of Mohegan Sun, commented: “To now be able to offer sports betting for Mohegan Sun guests is quite a thrill and a milestone that was a long time in the making.
“This day wouldn’t have been possible without the dedication and tireless work from our parent company, MGE, my incredible team at Mohegan Sun, leadership with the Mohegan Tribe, Governor Lamont, and the State of Connecticut, and our partners at FanDuel Group.”
MGE and FanDuel expect the permanent Mohegan Sun FanDuel Sportsbook to open this winter in a fully revamped area where the Mohegan Sun Race Book was previously located. It will be 11,000 square feet, featuring a 140-foot high-resolution video wall, and a full bar and dining menu. A Race Book section will still be featured within the new venue as well.
Hamilton added: “This gaming expansion will bring jobs, excitement, and other positive economic impacts to Mohegan Sun and across Connecticut, and we can’t wait to hit the ground running.”
MGE and FanDuel noted they will also collaborate on the online casino experience under the Mohegan Sun brand, with more details on an official online launch date coming soon.