Online casino gaming and sports betting has been live in Connecticut since Oct. 19 and the state reported that its tax coffers gained a total of $1.7 million in about a half-month of betting under the new system, on a total of $366 million in wagers. Online casino games online were a lot bigger than sports betting: Mohegan Digital took in $123 million in wagers and paid out $119 million, while the Mashantucket Pequot tribe that operates Foxwoods attracted a larger $189.5 million, earned $4.8 million and paid out $1.2 million in promotions, for a profit of $3.6 million.
Launched on Oct. 19, online casino gaming and sports betting had a soft launch of the new gaming system on Sept. 30. In that soft launch, the Connecticut Lottery Corp., and Mohegan Sun both reported the first-ever bets on their online platforms to be $10 on a Major League Baseball playoff game between the Milwaukee Brewers and Atlanta Braves. Foxwoods' first online sports bet was on an NCAA football matchup between the Appalachian State Mountaineers and the Louisiana-Lafayette Ragin’ Cajuns.