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Consumer Protection Reminds the Public: Sports Wagering is Only Allowed on Authorized Platforms, Licensed Establishments

Taking wagers, including selling Super Bowl Squares, without a license is a violation of the law

HARTFORD — The Department of Consumer Protection is reminding the public that it is illegal to offer sports wagers, including selling Super Bowl “Squares,” without a license in Connecticut.

The three online platforms authorized to offer sports wagers are:

  • DraftKings, through their affiliation with Foxwoods Casino
  • FanDuel, through their affiliation with Mohegan Sun
  • Fanatics, through their affiliation with the Connecticut Lottery Corporation

Mohegan Sun and Foxwoods Casino also offer retail sports wagering at their casinos.

In addition, there are 10 retail locations licensed to offer wagers through their affiliation with the Connecticut Lottery Corporation. Retail establishments licensed to take wagers are:

  • Arooga's Grille House & Sports Bar Shelton
  • Bobby V's Stamford
  • Bobby V's Windsor Locks
  • Shea's Manchester
  • Sports Haven New Haven
  • Winners Hartford
  • Winners New Britain
  • Winners Milford
  • Winners Waterbury
  • XL Center Hartford

All other bars and restaurants may not sell Super Bowl “Squares,” as it is a form of gambling.

“With the NFL playoffs concluding this weekend and the Super Bowl upcoming, we are reminding the public – both businesses and consumers – that it is illegal to offer wagers without a license,” said DCP Commissioner Bryan T. Cafferelli. “As always adults who choose to gamble are encouraged to set time and money limits, and review the resources and information available if you or someone you know has a gambling problem.”

If you or someone you know is looking for resources and support for problems relating to gambling, call, or chat with the Connecticut Council on Problem Gaming 24/7 confidential Problem Gambling Helpline at 1(888) 789-7777 or visit

Information on services available in Connecticut for those who may have a problem with gambling is also available at You may also learn about self-exclusion at

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