How Do I Start a Sportsbook From Connecticut?

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Ean Lamb
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There is no shortage of gamblers in Connecticut with it's NCAA men's team going to the Final Four and the women bowing out early but enjoying another successful year.


How to Start Your Online Mobile Sportsbook in Connecticut

For a nominal fee per week, per customer, you will get a customized website for your players, 24/7 customer service (online and by phone), full odds service, live in-play wagering, betting on most international sports, full reporting, an online casino, a horse book and much more.  PowerPayPerHead is currently running a FREE 8 WEEKS promo.

There are no upfront costs such as the purchase of the software, etc...  Also no need to hire anyone other than the recommended accountant and perhaps an assistant.  Remember, you will be spending most of your time on the beach. 

Is Sports Betting Regulated in Connecticut?

Yes it is but there are plenty of opportunities for local bookmakers to take advantage of.

The competition is nominal.  There is only DraftKings, FanDuel and SugarHouse.

But what is really great for the bookies is that state-regulated betting sites are prohibited from taking wagers on in-state schools.  That includes the UConn Huskies.

From the CT Lottery site:

"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.)"

Benefits of Betting With a Local vs. Regulated Sportsbook in CT

There is gambling in Connecticut as far as horse racing, casinos and poker, just no sports betting. 

Local bookies provide anonymity, wagering on credit and typically accept customers 18 and up.  They also do not require extensive paperwork.  Pay per head businesses like Power Pay Per Head also provide wagering on many events and options not available at regulated books.  They also feature an online casino and racebook.  Local bookies do not report your winnings to the IRS (you still need to file your taxes).


Never accept customers you have not fully screened beforehand.  You should either be familiar with your customers or they should contain references.  A pay per head has eliminated a number of elements of the bookmaking business once deemed to be illegal such as the operation of a wire room and the settlement of payments/collections via cash.  For example, bets are placed over a secure website with servers outside the United States.  Bets by phone are strongly discouraged

Pay per heads like AcePerHead also offer money transactions via Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies that take place via the website.

Take That Extra Step:

  • Do not take bets over the phone.
  • Avoid taking on customers who reside outside your state.
  • Know your customers and check referrals.
  • Do not engage with individuals involved in any type of criminal activities.
  • Use cryptocurrencies, including Bitcoin Tumblers provided by AcePerHead, for secure anonymous transactions.
  • Keep your customers information private.
  • Always file your taxes.

Today's pay per head businesses are regular sponsors on your favorite search engines so they enjoy maximum exposure, but not all pay per head businesses are the same.  Power Pay Per Head is one of the most established in the industry.

Avoid those services that only offer the software for super cheap and nothing else.

CT Team Report (Updated March 31, 2023)

UConn Men's Huskies Basketball - The men's Huskies team managed to make it into the Final Four in 2023.

UConn Women's Huskies Basketball - This year marked the first time since 1999 that the Huskies women's team failed to advance beyond the Sweet 16.  They've appeared in every Final Four since 2018.  They've won ten championships since 2000.

- Ean Lamb,

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