FanDuel to operate sports betting, iGaming and DFS in Connecticut
July 11, 2021
Innovative sports-tech entertainment company FanDuel Group has signed a market access partnership with Mohegan Gaming & Entertainment (MGE) to operate retail and online sports betting, iGaming and daily fantasy sports (DFS) in Connecticut-bases MGE’s flagship property, Mohegan Sun, pending all licensing and regulatory approvals.
Under the terms of the agreement, FanDuel will offer Connecticut’s residents its online and mobile betting experience starting this fall, with wagering options available for professional football, basketball, baseball, hockey, and more. It will also supply an online casino experience under the Mohegan Sun brand and will operate daily fantasy sports in Connecticut. "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”, said Ray Pineault, President & CEO of Mohegan Gaming & Entertainment. A temporary retail Mohegan Sun / FanDuel sportsbook will be located inside Mohegan Sun and will feature four live betting windows and 16 self-service betting terminals. The permanent sportsbook location should open this winter, pending regulatory approvals.
"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 Group. "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."