FanDuel launches in Connecticut with Scientific Games and OpenBet

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Scientific Games and OpenBet have entered the newly-legalized market of Connecticut with long-term partner and sportsbook operator, FanDuel Group.

Following a successful soft launch period that was exclusive to FanDuel and a limited number of operators, the Flutter Group brand is now live with a comprehensive offering that is powered by OpenBet’s modern, scalable and robust betting technology.

Connecticut becomes the 12th US state in which FanDuel has launched a digital offering utilizing OpenBet technology. Last month, the operator entrusted the sports betting provider for its entry into Arizona, while it is also live with OpenBet across Colorado, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Virginia and West Virginia. 

In addition to FanDuel, OpenBet powers Flutter Entertainment’s market leading brands including Betfair, Sky Bet and Paddy Power in Europe and Sportsbet in Australia.

OpenBet CCO Cathryn Lai said: “It’s fantastic to see Connecticut embrace legalized sports betting and officially open its doors. We’re proud to have delivered our transformed and modern sports betting technology to one of the biggest names in the US market and support their entry into Connecticut.

“Players are sure to love the exciting new experiences on offer to them, which can be easily and responsibly accessed through their mobile devices. This latest launch demonstrates we’re once again delivering on our promise to provide world class sports betting entertainment for players worldwide.”

In a separate announcement, FanDuel announced that it has chosen to launch in Connecticut with Mohegan Gaming & Entertainment (MGE) to offer a standalone Mohegan Sun Casino app for iOS and Android. 

In addition to the standalone app, a version of the Mohegan Sun Casino will be also available within the FanDuel Sportsbook app allowing new casino players to either sign-up for a casino account or use their existing FanDuel Fantasy or Sportsbook account to login and play.

Today’s FanDuel Sportsbook app launch in Connecticut features a special risk-free first bet up to $1,000 for new customers in the state.