Online gambling is coming to Connecticut, on a limited basis. A soft launch of online sports betting and gaming will begin in Connecticut on October 12 (today). This soft launch will allow several hundred people to open accounts to wager for a seven-day period.

The state marked the first day of its long-awaited rollout of legalized sports and internet wagering on September 30, when Mohegan Sun and Foxwoods held events to mark the grand opening of temporary sports betting venues.

In addition to the two tribal casinos, the Connecticut Lottery Corporation, the state’s quasi-public lottery, will offer online sports wagering and retail sports betting at 15 locations. The soft launch allows people to gamble using their phones, tablets, and other online devices. Once the launch is completed, online gambling will be available statewide.

“After more than a decade of advocacy and negotiation, statewide sports betting and iGaming is finally coming to Connecticut. We’ve made it to the finish line and we’re excited to finally launch,” Rodney Butler, chairman of the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation, said.