Mohegan Gaming and Entertainment has debuted a FanDuel branded retail sports betting venue in Connecticut, which comes after the pair team-up earlier this year.
This has brought about the launch of a temporary location at MGE’s flagship Mohegan Sun casino property, with Governor Ned Lamont featured in a ribbon cutting ceremony as well as placing the ceremonial first bet.
The temporary sportsbook location, which has opened just in time for week four of the National Football League season, features four live betting windows and nearly 50 self-service betting terminals.
MGE says that the signature sportsbook, which will be 11,000 square feet, featuring a 140 foot high-resolution video wall, has the “potential to be one of the largest FanDuel sportsbooks in the United States”.
FanDuel will provide its proprietary risk and trading technology that leverages the IGT PlaySports platform to offer bets on all major US sports, including professional football, basketball, baseball, tennis, MMA, boxing, soccer, golf, motorsports and more.
After launch, MGE and FanDuel will collaborate on debuting an online casino experience under the Mohegan Sun brand, with more details on an official launch date to be provided soon.
“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,” Jeff Hamilton, president and general manager of Mohegan Sun, said of the property’s sports betting introduction.
“This day wouldn’t have been possible without the dedication and tireless work from our parent company, MGE, my incredible team at Mohegan Sun, leadership with the Mohegan Tribe, Governor Lamont and the State of Connecticut, and our partners at FanDuel Group.
“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.”