New Connecticut Sports Betting Location Opens In Bridgeport

New Connecticut Sports Betting Location Opens In Bridgeport
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Connecticut fans, in addition to legal online sportsbooks, will have another venue to cheer on their Huskies during the remainder of both the Men’s and Women’s NCAA Basketball Tournaments. That’s because the Connecticut Lottery Corporation (CLC) and New York-based Fanatics Betting and Gaming opened the state’s 10th retail sportsbook on March 25.

The new location is Total Mortgage Arena in downtown Bridgeport. The facility is the home of the Bridgeport Islanders of the American Hockey League and PWHL New York of the Professional Women’s Hockey League (PWHL). The Islanders are the top farm team of the NHL’s New York Islanders. The 10,000-seat arena hosts over 130 live events.

Connecticut launched legal sports betting apps in 2021 and is also one of a small number of states with legal online casinos, also known as iGaming.

Hours of operation for the Fanatics sportsbook in Bridgeport will be 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. ET seven days a week.

Fanatics Sportsbook In Connecticut Details

The Fanatics Sportsbook at Total Mortgage Arena is more than 2,300 square feet and features betting windows, self-service betting kiosks from Suzohapp, and high-definition televisions all around the facility. A full-service restaurant will have food and drink options as well.

Recently, Fanatics Betting and Gaming upgraded 10 CLC-run retail locations in Connecticut with new signage, enhanced odds screens and new self-service betting kiosks. The online Fanatics Sportsbook is also available in the state.

The brick-and-mortar CLC sportsbook locations are:

  • The XL Center in Hartford 
  • Bobby Vs in Stamford and Windsor Locks 
  • Sports Haven in New Haven 
  • Winners in Hartford, Manchester, Milford, New Britain and Waterbury

More About Fanatics Sportsbook

Fanatics Sportsbook has 14 retail locations, including retail sportsbooks outside of Progressive Field and Nationwide Arena in Cleveland. The company also boasts the only sportsbook inside an NFL stadium, at Commanders Field. The company’s online sportsbook is available online in more than a dozen states outside of Connecticut, including Colorado, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Vermont, Virginia and West Virginia.

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Lou Monaco is a reporter for Lou had been East Coast Scene columnist for Gaming Today in Las Vegas since June 2019, covering the East Coast sportsbook scene with emphasis on NJ and PA. He has over 30 years sports experience with previous stints at ESPN SportsTicker, Daily Racing Form and Oddschecker.