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Mohegan strikes Connecticut betting and igaming deal with FanDuel


FanDuel has announced a market access deal with Mohegan Gaming and Entertainment, to offer retail and online sports betting, as well as online casino gaming.

The partnership will take advantage of a new tribal compact and accompanying bill in Connecticut, which passed the state senate in May. It has been in the works since 2019.

If enacted, the bill would authorize online sports betting and other igaming offerings through the state’s two tribal operators, Mohegan and Foxwoods operator the Mashantucket Pequot Tribe.

The Mohegan Tribe previously had a deal with Kambi, which was amended last week. Now, it will be Fanduel that will provide sports betting for Mohegan instead, however.

As part of the deal, FanDuel will offer retail sports betting in Mohegan Sun, with numerous sports wagering options available, including football, baseball and hockey.

In addition, FanDuel will also offer online sports betting, as well as an online casino experience under the Mohegan Sun brand.

“We’re excited to work with FanDuel, one of the leading sports-tech entertainment companies in the U.S. to bring the brand’s innovative sports betting and iGaming solutions to Mohegan Sun Connecticut,” said Ray Pineault, president & chief executive of Mohegan Gaming & Entertainment.

“Our partnership is a priority for Mohegan Digital, as we look to grow and enhance our casino, sportsbook and online operations in Connecticut – and beyond. We’re confident that FanDuel will deliver a best-in-class digital and in-person experience for our loyal guests.”

Until a potential permanent opening later this year, a temporary FanDuel-Mohegan Sun sportsbook will be set up inside the Mohegan Sun location. It will feature four betting windows and 16 self-service terminals.

“Mohegan Sun is an iconic casino and entertainment destination in the Northeast, and we are excited to announce our first tribal gaming partnership with one of the leading tribal operators in the United States,” said Amy Howe, president of FanDuel.

“We have some incredible plans for the retail space at Mohegan Sun, with the potential to be the largest FanDuel sportsbook in the United States. When we combine the retail sports betting experience with the opportunity for online sports betting and iGaming, Connecticut is going to be a key state for us as we look towards the start of football season.”

The new offering is set to go live this fall.