Is Bovada Legal in CT?

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Dan Shapiro
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It is not illegal to play on Bovada from Connecticut and those living or visiting there can access the site and bet games for real money.  Bovada has been taking bets from those in Connecticut since 2004.  Gambling911.com, however, recommends BetUS, which is currently offering an extra $250 when you open your wagering account with $200

Connecticut Teams

The Huskies (College Basketball) - There was a time when mighty UConn would be among those teams favored to win the NCCA Men's College Basketball Championship.  As recently as 2014, UConn won the national title and four previous to this dating back to 1999.

The Huskies were competitive during the 2021-22 season, finishing 22-8 Straight Up, though just 12-17-1 Against The Spread.

BetUS does take bets on the Huskies and games they are playing in for those residents 18 and up.   Connecticut does have some state-regulated books, none of which are permitted to take bets on Huskies games.


New England Patriots (NFL) - The Patriots continue to struggle since losing Tom Brady.  The first half of the 2022 season was no exception with the Pats sitting around the .500 mark. We don't have to tell any of you about the Patriots near two decade dynasty in the NFL.

Red Sox or Yankees? (Major League Baseball) - Yankees fans are primarily found in the Western half of the state and Red Sox in the Eastern half.  The line pretty much comes midway through the state. 

Connecticut State-Regulated Sportsbooks

In 2021, lawmakers passed legislation allowing for sports betting, though the competition is limited to just DraftKings, FanDuel and the less familiar brand Sugar House.  Mobile and retail sportsbooks are available in the state. DraftKings operates a retail sportsbook at Foxwoods Resorts Casino.  FanDuel runs a sportsbook at the Mohegan Sun.

State-regulated books do not permit those under the age of 21 to place bets.  Wagering is only available on sports. 

Betting on horses is prohibited at these websites.  Another great reason to play at BetUS with its top race book.

Connecticut sports betting revenue is taxed at 13.75% for these websites.

Originally published August 10, 2019, Updated November 6, 2022

- Dan Shapiro, Gambling911.com

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