The Connecticut Lottery Corporation, in conjunction with US operator Rush Street Interactive (RSI), has announced the launch of the PlaySugarHouse online sportsbook across the entire state today (19 October).
PlaySugarHouse will be the official sportsbook of Connecticut Lottery, boasting 24/7 availability for players aged 21 and over.
The sportsbook underwent a soft launch last week which allowed players to begin placing bets on certain competitions.
The sportsbook will feature betting options across professional and collegiate games, live streaming content, and user-friendly responsible gaming tools. 15 retail locations are expected to follow across the state, subject to regulatory approvals.
Rob Simmelkjaer, chair of the Connecticut Lottery Corporation’s board of directors, said: “The CT PlaySugarhouse platform performed flawlessly during soft launch thanks to our partners at Rush Street Interactive. We are excited to open our online sportsbook to players statewide and are confident that they will enjoy the customer-friendly features of PlaySugarHouse.com.
“Our retail sportsbook launch should be right around the corner, also bringing a convenient experience for in-person players throughout the state.”
RSI and Connecticut Lottery announced their ten year partnership deal back in August in anticipation of the launch of sports betting in the state. Sports betting and igaming was signed into law in May, which was followed by a soft launch in Connecticut last week.
Only the lottery and the state’s two tribal operators may offer sports betting in Connecticut.
RSI CEO Richard Schwartz added: “We are very pleased to formally launch our award-winning online sportsbook across Connecticut following a smooth and successful trial period that demonstrated the safety and reliability of our platform.
“We are especially excited to come to market as the NBA and NHL seasons commence and with the MLB playoffs and NFL and collegiate football seasons all underway. It is a great time for sports fans and we look forward to offering PlaySugarHouse and Connecticut Lottery players the best betting experience in the state.”