Cathy Osten


Cathy Osten



October 19, 2021

Sen. Osten Welcomes The Debut of Online Sports Betting and iCasino in Connecticut

Following last week’s ‘soft launch’ of online sports betting in Connecticut, State Senator Cathy Osten (D-Sprague) today welcomed the official launch of online sports betting in the state, with FanDuel, DraftKings, and Rush Street Interactive establishing customer accounts for adults age 21 and older beginning at 6 a.m. today.

The Mohegan and Mashantucket Pequot tribes are also offering iCasino, where adults can place bets online on casino games such as poker, roulette, and slots.

“For years I fought for two of the largest employers in Connecticut to be able to modernize their operations and to compete with other states on an equal footing when it came to sports betting and online gaming. Today, that day is finally a reality. The result is that we will see more employment, more new customers, and more revenue for the State of Connecticut while supporting two of our largest private-sector businesses. The past few years have been a good reminder that while we often focus on the manufacturing and defense and biotechnology industries in Connecticut, entertainment and tourism are also a huge draw, and we need to honor and support those industries too.”