Online sports betting, most casino games set to launch on Oct. 12 in Connecticut

The Department of Consumer Protection announced Friday that online sports betting and most casino games will have a soft launch on Oct. 12.
Officials previously said that online sports betting would be delayed to check licenses and if the platforms were compliant with the state's regulations.
The department says after the 7-day soft launch, online sports betting will open across the state.
During that week, officials say 750 players can sign up for each platform – making it 2,250 players in total. Platforms can start establishing online accounts for players.
Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Chairman Rodney Butler says in a statement,“After more than a decade of advocacy and negotiation, statewide sports betting and igaming is finally coming to Connecticut. This has been a remarkable implementation schedule, from legislative approval in the spring to retail and online gaming this fall. We thank the Governor’s office and the Department of Consumer Protection for their work to make it happen. We’ve made it to the finish line and we’re excited to finally launch."