UNCASVILLE, CT – Mohegan Gaming & Entertainment (MGE) has launched a retail sports betting experience for residents and visitors to the State of Connecticut. To celebrate the launch of sports betting in Connecticut, a temporary Mohegan Sun sportsbook retail location at Bow & Arrow Sports Bar opened to the public with a ribbon cutting ceremony that featured Connecticut Governor, Ned Lamont, who also placed a ceremonial first bet. Lamont placed the first legal sports bet in Connecticut, which was $50 on the Connecticut Sun to win by more than 7.5 points vs. the Chicago Sky.
NFL legends, Wayne Chrebet and Darius Butler, were also on hand to celebrate the launch of sports betting at Mohegan Sun. Chrebet placed a $20 wager on the New York Jets moneyline for their game this weekend against the Tennessee Titans, and Butler placed a $20 wager on the New England Patriots moneyline, hoping they notch a win against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Sunday night.
Just in time for Week 4 of the NFL season, the temporary Mohegan Sun sportsbook is located near the Autumn entrance at Mohegan Sun and features four live betting windows and nearly 50 self-service betting terminals. The company anticipates opening the permanent Mohegan Sun sportsbook this winter in a fully revamped area where the Mohegan Sun Race Book was previously located. This signature sportsbook, which will be 11,000 sq. ft., featuring a 140 foot high-resolution video wall, as well as, a full bar and dining menu, has the potential to be one of the largest sportsbooks in the U.S. A Race Book section will still be featured within the new venue as well.
“To now be able to offer sports betting for Mohegan Sun guests is quite a thrill and a milestone that was a long time in the making,” said Jeff Hamilton, President and General Manager of Mohegan Sun. “This gaming expansion will bring jobs, excitement and other positive economic impacts to Mohegan Sun and across Connecticut, and we can’t wait to hit the ground running.”
Sports bettors and guests visiting Mohegan Sun will be able to enjoy a sportsbook retail experience that fans in other states have grown to love, featuring an incredible game-day atmosphere with wagering options available across a variety of sporting events.