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Connecticut takes $2M in sports betting and online gambling revenue in the first month

Rows of new sports betting kiosks at Mohegan Sun in Uncasville, Conn., await gamblers on Thursday, Sept. 30, 2021.
Susan Haigh
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Associated Press
Rows of new sports betting kiosks at Mohegan Sun in Uncasville, Conn., await gamblers on Thursday, Sept. 30, 2021.

Connecticut has collected nearly $2 million during the first month of legalized online gaming and sports betting. 

The state’s soft launch early in October generated $1 million from online gaming and another half a million dollars from sports betting. 

Most of the money came from payments made by the state’s two tribal-run casinos, Foxwoods and Mohegan Sun. The state takes nearly a 14% cut of sports betting and 18% of online gaming revenue.           

The state also added online wagering through the Connecticut Lottery by the end of October. 

That money will go into the state’s general fund. A portion will be set aside to help people struggling with gambling addiction.