The numbers are in for Connecticut’s soft launch and they are good. Read the full story to see what analysts are saying.
Connecticut is off to a strong start by the looks of the numbers from their one-week “soft launch” last month.
The soft launch was from October 12 to October 19 and during that time period, 1.2 million betting transactions took place compared to CT’s 3.5 million population.
Unsurprisingly, a good amount of Connecticut’s wagering traffic during the soft launch came from the southwest area of the state, close to New York. Online gaming is currently not legal in the state of New York.
What are analysts and experts saying?
Chad Kornett, vice president of global government relations at GeoComply, took a look at the numbers and had this to say, “We’ve learned from the New Jersey experience that New Yorkers are clearly motivated to travel locally to bet on sites where proper consumer protections have been put in place that safeguard the integrity of their wager. Connecticut looks to be quickly following a similar pattern: Easily accessed from the New York City area, GeoComply’s data shows 38% of Connecticut’s wagering activity has originated from the southwestern corner of the state along the I-95 corridor.”
Rich Roberts, president of Mohegan Digital, said early numbers from the soft launch are “very encouraging,” for MoheganSunCasino.com and its partner, FanDuel Sportsbook, bringing in new customers
What can Connecticut players enjoy right now?
CT players can expect to find a bevy of lucrative welcome bonuses to bring players to these new platforms.
Here’s just a sample of what is currently available:
New players at DraftKings can enjoy a 100% match bonus up to $2,000!
New players at MoheganSunCasino.com will get the chance to enjoy their first 24 hours of wagering risk-free up to $1,000.
CT players can only partake in sports wagering at SugarHouse right now, but their online casino is going live soon. Stay tuned for more!
Online casinos officially went live last week throughout the state. Numbers will be coming in next month for how the rest of October went, but most expect to see positive results and continuous growth over the next few months.