Connecticut Gambling News - July 2024

Written by:
Gilbert Horowitz
Published on:
Jul/08/2024

Get the latest gambling news from the great state of Connecticut for the month of July 2024.

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Coach Dan Hurley, UConn Agree to New 6-Year, $50M Contract

(July 8, 2024) -

UConn coach Dan Hurley has signed a new contract to stay in Storrs through the 2029-30 season.

Hurley had previously turned down an offer from the Los Angeles Lakers last month,

Hurley's new contract is worth $50 million over six years, before performance-based incentives.

"It's an honor to coach basketball at UConn and to represent this world class institution and the great state of Connecticut," Hurley said in a statement. "We are extremely proud of the championship program that we have rebuilt for our supporters and fans. We will continue to obsessively pursue championships and historic success, while continuing to develop great young men. Bleed Blue!"

Hurley led the Huskies to back-to-back national championships the past two seasons.

UConn Huskies Odds to Win NCAA Men's College Basketball Championship - 2025

Rot     2025 NCAA Men's Basketball Championship Winner     Moneyline
1001     Duke         +1100
1002     North Carolina         +1400
1003     Kansas         +1000
1004     Houston         +1400
1005     UConn         +900
1006     Arizona         +2000
1007     Alabama         +1000
1008     Kentucky         +2200
1009     Baylor         +2200
1010     Gonzaga         +2000
1011     Auburn         +2500
1012     Purdue         +3000

Live Odds Here

Connecticut Current Sports Betting Market

The legal age to bet online and in person is 21.  Opening an online betting account can be done from one's own home via a licensed website's registration page. 

The only sites regulated by the state are DraftKings, FanDuel and Fanatics at this time.

With the limited competition, offshore sportsbooks and local bookies using sportsbook software still thrive in the state especially because Connecticut prohibits betting on the Huskies (as well as games they play in) during the regular season.  It does permit wagering on the Huskies during tournament play (March Madness).

Connecticut Gambling Tax Rules

The CT Lottery is required by law to withhold Connecticut state income tax (currently 6.99%) on all gambling winnings that are either: 1) subject to federal withholding tax (i.e. proceeds more than $5,000); or 2) reportable for federal tax purposes (i.e. $600 or more and at least 300 times the amount of the wager.)

What You Can't Bet in Connecticut as of June 2024

No betting on in-state schools with one exception as noted above.

Can I Play on Internet Casinos in Connecticut?

Connecticut does not currently regulate online casino sites.  Many offshore sportsbooks offer online casinos to those in the state as do pay per head sites that offer online casinos as part of their package.

Can I Play Online Poker in Connecticut?

Poker is only available via internationally licensed websites like ACR Poker

Pros and Cons of Gambling in Connecticut

The inability to bet on the highly successful UConn Huskies, both men and women's teams, during the regular season at regulated sportsbooks makes these websites less appealing and offshore sportsbooks as well as local bookies more so. 

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