Connecticut Online Poker Laws

Connecticut Online Poker Law

As the fifth state to join the union, Connecticut helped start the domino effect that led to the creation of the United States. In 2021, they became the seventh state to allow their residents to play online poker. Online gambling became regulated in Connecticut with Governor Ned Lamont signing HB 6451 into law on May 27, 2021.

Connecticut has been flirting with an online gambling bill a decade, but the two Indian tribes, namely Mashantucket Pequot (Foxwoods Casino) and Mohegan (Mohegan Sun) have had a monopoly on gambling and the state needed to reach an agreement with the tribes before a new gaming law could come into effect. That agreement was signed in March of 2021, clearing the path for the new bill to be signed into law. The agreement gives tribes exclusive rights over online gambling, while the state lottery will be allowed to offer sports betting alongside lottery draws and keno games.

When Will I be able to Play Online Poker in Connecticut?

Connecticut officials have shown they can move fast, as they did legalizing electric keno in 2013. The Foxwoods play-money site will give people a good glimpse at how online gambling will soon look in the state. However, no companies have launched an online poker site in the state as of December 2021

How many People Would Play Online Poker in Connecticut?

Using market data that reported about 10 percent of the populous played online poker when it was available in the United States, about 200,000 Connecticut poker players are left pining for access to the online poker rooms available around the world.

That’s about the same amount of poker players in Uruguay, where online poker is illegal.