Where can you bet on sports in CT?
Is sports wagering legal in CT?
Federally, sports betting hasn’t been a hurdle since the summer of 2018. However, Connecticut lawmakers are playing it safe and allowing other states to forge ahead and draft sports betting regulation. To date, sports betting in here does not yet have rules in place. Big name casinos and sportsbook makers must play the wait-and-see game before committing to sports betting in CT.
One discussion that’s being had is with the local Indian tribes about exclusive rights to sports gambling. For decades, they have been permitted to operate gambling casinos with exclusivity. But now that sports betting is an open playing field, bookies, representatives, and tribes aren’t sure how to divvy it up.
When these discussions are finished (expect it to be wrapped up in early 2019), the state of Connecticut is likely to have properly defined sports betting legislation. Before then, the only legal betting you can do online is horse racing. The rest of the sports betting is illegal.
Sports betting updated list
There are some sports bookmakers you can wager with if you’re in The Nutmeg State. Though betting on the NFL, NBA, MLB, among other big leagues are a ways off, horse race betting has a special position in many American states and Connecticut is one place where it’s allowed to bet on horses.
The sports and horse racing bookies in Connecticut are:
Connecticut Horse Racing
All horse racing fans will be pleased to know that horse race betting is legally perceived separately from sports betting. This is why, even though sports betting has yet to be regulated, horse racing is fair game.
More importantly, horse racing is legal online. As you can see above, there are multiple brands you can choose from. If you are a fan of horse racing, Connecticut is one of the places where you don’t have to worry about breaking any rules.
Fantasy Sports Betting
Fantasy sports betting also occupies a unique spot in America. It’s not technically sports betting, so it is permitted across many states (including Connecticut) even though it’s admittedly a bit of a grey legal area. The most popular fantasy sports operators are also looking into setting up real money sports betting odds; stay tuned for news about their progress.
The top Fantasy Sports Betting in CT are: