PlaySugarHouse elaborates on Connecticut Lottery soft launch

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Rush Street Interactive has added further detail to its soft launch operations in the US state of Connecticut, which has been undertaken via the PlaySugarHouse brand.

This saw RSI alongside the Connecticut Lottery, as well as Mohegan Tribe and the Mashantucket Pequot Tribe with partners FanDuel and DraftKings, respectively, gain permission to offer online sports wagering, with the scope of the soft launch to be limited to 750 patrons.

Once the player limit is reached, per Connecticut Department of Consumer Protection regulations, customers who pre-register at the PlaySugarHouse site will be added to a waiting list and notified as soon as the full launch is authorised, which is expected to occur as soon as October 19, 2021.

In addition to betting from their home computers and mobile devices, Connecticut players will also soon be able to place bets in-person at one of 15 accessible PlaySugarHouse retail sportsbooks across the state, including at Bobby V’s locations in Stamford and Windsor Locks; Sports Haven in New Haven; and the Winners locations in Hartford, Manchester, Waterbury, Torrington, New Britain, Milford, and Norwalk, subject to regulatory approvals.

“We are thrilled to begin the much-anticipated launch of the PlaySugarHouse online sportsbook with the Connecticut Lottery and bring our award-winning product to players in Connecticut,” said Richard Schwartz, chief executive Officer of RSI

“We are confident that with our huge volume of betting content, wide range of deposit and withdrawal methods, real-time cash-out approvals, and best-in-class customer service, Connecticut players will come to prefer PlaySugarHouse when wagering on their favorite sports.”

Online sports betting will be limited to operation during certain times of the day during the soft launch period. These are 3pm-11pm yesterday and today, 12pm-11:59pm on Thursday and Friday, and then running on a 24-hour cycle through the rest of the timeframe.

Furthermore, the Mohegan and Mashantucket Pequot tribes will also include online casino gaming, as permitted by the state regulator, however this will be limited to the games approved by DCP as of the start of the soft launch period, which comes in at more than 100 titles. This does not include live dealer or peer-to-peer online casino games.