Rush Street and CLC introduce PlaySugarHouse retail locations

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The Connecticut Lottery Corporation, Rush Street Interactive, and Sportech, have launched in-person sports betting at the first of 15 PlaySugarHouse branded retail sportsbooks throughout the state.

This comes after Connecticut Governor Ned Lamont last week officially authorised the full launch of online sports betting and igaming within the region

This permitted the CLC, Mohegan Tribe and the Mashantucket Pequot Tribe to commence with sports wagering, with each tribe also able to facilitate the offer of online casino.

The trifecta are the only permitted entrants to the state’s online sports betting ecosystem, after teaming-up with Rush Street Interactive, FanDuel, and DraftKings, respectively.

“This has been a long time coming for Connecticut players, and we’re honoured to be the only state-wide retail operator,” said Greg Smith, president and CEO of CLC.

“Together with our partners Rush Street Interactive and Sportech Venues, we can offer bettors world-class, in-person sportsbooks at accessible locations throughout the state and mobile sports betting under the PlaySugarHouse brand.”

Sports Haven in New Haven has become the first venue to welcome players, with further retail sportsbooks at Bobby V’s Restaurant & Sports Bar locations in Stamford and Windsor Locks to commence operations in the coming days.

These will offer a full suite of entertainment options, including wall-to-wall TV monitors, odds boards, food and beverage menus, as well as the opportunity for fans to wager on their favorite sports, leagues and players.

The PlaySugarHouse retail sportsbooks will expand to seven additional Sportech locations in Hartford, Manchester, Waterbury, Torrington, New Britain, Milford, and Norwalk throughout the coming weeks. The Connecticut Lottery and RSI are authorised to operate up to 15 branded retail sports wagering locations.

“We are thrilled to roll out the PlaySugarHouse retail sportsbooks in the state of Connecticut alongside the Connecticut Lottery and Sportech,” added Richard Schwartz, chief executive officer of RSI

“By combining the Connecticut Lottery’s brand recognition and retail presence throughout Connecticut, Sportech’s easy-to-access venues, and RSI’s market proven products and services, we look forward to delivering convenient and exciting sports betting options to PlaySugarHouse players across the state.”