Connecticut Lottery Corporation partners with Fanatics for mobile and retail sports betting

December 1, 2023
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The partnership will see the Fanatics Sportsbook become the exclusive provider of sports betting services for the CLC.

The Connecticut Lottery Corporation (CLC) has partnered with Fanatics Betting and Gaming to deliver sports betting opportunities in the state via the Fanatics Sportsbook. The Fanatics Sportsbook will act as the exclusive provider of mobile and retail sports betting for CLC’s users, with the transition expected to occur in mid-December.  

The news comes following the conclusion of a previous partnership between the CLC and Rush Street Interactive

The CLC is a quasi-public state agency in Connecticut aiming to raise money for the state while also upholding public policy and social responsibility via online and retail channels. This fiscal year, the CLC was able to generate $404m for public safety, health and education in Connecticut via contributions to the state’s General Fund. 

Sports betting and iGaming have been live in the state since October 2021, with locations including Total Mortgage Arena in Bridgeport partnering with the CLC to deliver retail sports betting. With this exclusive partnership, sports fans in the state will be able to download the Fanatics Sportsbook app and enjoy benefits such as live streaming and easy betting. 

On the partnership, CLC President & CEO Greg Smith said, “We have been impressed with the Fanatics team, their aggressive entry into the US sports betting market, and we are excited to see how they redefine the sports betting customer experience here in Connecticut. CLC anticipates notable market share growth as a result of this partnership.” 

Fanatics CBO Ari Borod added, “We are looking forward to bringing the Fanatics experience to the ten retail locations throughout Connecticut and more importantly, adding our innovative mobile app to the online choices available in Connecticut.”    

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