Connecticut Online Casinos: Preview Of FanDuel CT And DraftKings CT

Connecticut is expected to approve the launch of two online casinos early next month: FanDuel Casino and DraftKings Casino. Here’s what we can expect from these two top-rated online betting platforms.

DraftKings Casino Connecticut

  • Welcome Bonus: 100% match up to $1,500 + EXCLUSIVE $75 with $5 deposit
  • Accessible Via: iOS App, Android App, Web Browser
  • App Rating: 4.8 out of 5.0
  • Other Available States: MI, NJ, PA, WV

While DraftKings is best known as a sports betting and daily fantasy sports app, it has one of the highest-rated online casino apps in the US. The standalone DraftKings Casino app has a 4.8 out of 5.0 and features a wide variety of slots as well as exclusive DraftKings table games. 

The DraftKings Sportsbook & Casino app combines both casino gaming and sports betting onto one platform. However, it has a more limited selection of casino games compared to the standalone app and web browser version.

One of the best features of the DraftKings Casino is the ability to try all the titles in demo practice mode before even creating an account. This is not an option at most online casinos in the US.

New players at DraftKings Casino Connecticut will have access to the standard 100% deposit-match bonus up to $1,500 with a 10x playthrough requirement. That means you have to bet through the deposit and bonus amount 10x before withdrawing associated winnings.

Exclusive to Bonus.com, you can also join DraftKings and make a $5 deposit for $75 in betting credits. Terms and conditions apply there as well.

FanDuel Casino Connecticut

  • Welcome Bonus: Risk-free first 24 hours up to $1,000
  • Accessible Via: iOS App, Android App, Web Browser
  • App Rating: 3.6 out of 5.0
  • Other Available States: MI, NJ, PA, WV

The standalone FanDuel Casino app has a relatively low App Store rating compared to DraftKings Casino, but it’s still among one of the highest-ranked in the US. However, the FanDuel Sportsbook & Casino boasts a 4.8 out of 5.0 rating, which is pretty much the best score you can expect from a betting app.

The FanDuel Casino offers some of the best promotions as well, usually beating out DraftKings for the variety of rotating offers.

For example, FanDuel Casino is currently offering a Game of the Week bonus. If you bet at least $50 on Lightning Leopard, you’ll receive $5 in betting credits to play the game for free.

Another is Tuesday Warrior, where you receive betting credits based on how much you bet on blackjack every Tuesday.

The selection of games at FanDuel Casino Connecticut offers something for everyone. You can find progressive jackpot slots as well as every type of table game. The blackjack and roulette options offer some of the best odds.

New players at FanDuel Casino Connecticut can play risk-free for the first 24 hours up to $1,000. Basically, net losses are refunded up to $1,000, which means if you win more than you lose, you don’t receive any bonus credits through the welcome offer.

Approvals From The ​​Connecticut Gaming Division

When a state legalizes online casinos, regulators need to approve each game before launch. So when Michigan launched online casino gaming in January 2021, neither FanDuel Casino nor DraftKings Casino had the same number of games that they boasted in New Jersey and Pennsylvania. 

That’s still the case today, with the Michigan Gaming Control Board auditing and approving games on a regular basis. Just last month, live dealer games were approved and currently available at Michigan online casinos.

The same is true for Connecticut. The state’s Gaming Division will need to approve each game before it’s available to players. That means we can expect FanDuel Casino and DraftKings Casino to have an even smaller selection of games than they do in Michigan, much less New Jersey or Pennsylvania.

That doesn’t mean you won’t have many options to choose from. It just means that additional options will be made available on an ongoing basis.

Eventually, the catalogs at both FanDuel Casino and DraftKings Casino should be consistent across all states they’re licensed in.

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Mike Epifani

Mike Epifani (shown here at Caesar's Palace Las Vegas) is a highly experienced online gambling writer who specializes in online casinos and sports betting sites. From the nuances of bonus offers to winning strategies and beyond, his insights have helped countless remote bettors keep more of their money while having fun and staying safe.