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April 20, 2023

$160M in sports bets placed in CT during March

Mark Pazniokas | CT Mirror Glitter fell after Gov. Ned Lamont celebrated the launch of sports betting by making a bet at Foxwoods on Sept. 30, 2021. Online gambling launched weeks later.

Perhaps propelled by the March Madness college basketball tournament, the state saw $160 million in sports wagers last month.

According to new data from the state Department of Consumer Protection, combined online and retail sports bets totalled $159,997,579 in March, more than a 15% jump from February’s totals and the highest since December 2022.

A huge percentage of these bets were made online. Online sports gambling company DraftKings partnered with Foxwoods Resort Casino for a sportsbook at the Mashantucket venue while FanDuel has its Connecticut hub based out of Mohegan Sun in Montville.

The DraftKings sportsbook at Foxwoods reported $68.8 million in online sports wagers in March, while Mohegan Digital LLC took in $65.7 in wagers. CT Lottery Corp., the state’s sports betting arm that has a partnership with Sugar House, had $15.7 million in online sports wagers placed last month and $9.7 million in retail.

Combined, the three entities generated more than $1.85 million in payments to Connecticut’s General Fund.

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