FanDuel Enters Connecticut Via Mohegan Gaming Joint Venture

As part of a joint venture with Mohegan Gaming & Entertainment, FanDuel plans to enter the state of Connecticut, subject all licencing and regulatory clearances.

FanDuel will introduce retail and online sports betting, as well as igaming and daily fantasy sports, to MGE’s flagship site, Mohegan Sun in Uncasville, Connecticut, as part of the deal.

FanDuel’s online and mobile betting experience will be available to sports bettors and fans across the state this autumn, with wagering options for professional football, basketball, baseball, hockey, and more. FanDuel will also operate daily fantasy sports and provide an online casino experience under the Mohegan Sun brand.

Innovative sports betting and igaming solutions

President and CEO of Mohegan Gaming & Entertainment, Ray Pineault said: “We’re excited to work with FanDuel, one of the leading sports-tech entertainment companies in the US to bring the brand’s innovative sports betting and igaming solutions to Mohegan Sun 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.”

Inside Mohegan Sun will be a temporary retail Mohegan Sun/FanDuel Sportsbook with four live betting windows and sixteen self-service betting terminals. Subject to regulatory approvals, the businesses plan to operate the permanent Sportsbook facility this winter.

Iconic casino and entertainment destination

Amy Howe, president of FanDuel Group explained: “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.

“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.”

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