Introduction to Connecticut Slot Machine Casino Gambling in 2020
Connecticut slot machine casino gambling consists of two American Indian tribal casinos. Proposed casinos include another tribal casino and Connecticut’s first commercial casino, both stalled with ongoing delays.
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Relevant Legal Statutes on Gambling in Connecticut*
The minimum legal gambling age in Connecticut depends upon the gambling activity:
- Land-Based Casinos: 21
- Poker Rooms: 21
- Bingo: 18
- Lottery: 18
- Pari-Mutuel Wagering: 18
Pari-mutuel wagering has had a long history in Connecticut, including dog and horse racing tracks and the sport of jai alai. Since 2005, only Off-Track Betting (OTB) facilities exist in Connecticut.
Slot Machine Private Ownership in Connecticut
It is illegal to own a slot machine privately in the state of Connecticut.
Gaming Control Board in Connecticut
Connecticut’s two tribal casinos have tribal gaming agencies, including enforcement, as outlined in their tribal-state gaming compacts.
Further, the state of Connecticut has its Gaming Division, which provides oversight of gaming activities at tribal casinos as well as regulates sports betting at all OTB locations.
Through their Mohegan Gaming and Entertainment venture, the Mohegan Tribe has expanded its gaming interests to international levels. In 2019, they won the contract to operate two casinos near Niagara Falls for the Ontario Province of Canada.
If completed and approved, Connecticut’s tribes will jointly operate a satellite casino proposed for East Windsor, not located on either’s tribal reservations.
Casinos in Connecticut
Connecticut has two American Indian tribal casinos.
The largest casino in Connecticut is Mohegan Sun with 2,524 gaming machines in October 2020.
The second-largest casino is Foxwoods Resort Casino with 2,333 gaming machines in October 2020.
The Mohegan Sun and Foxwoods casinos compete, always striving to be better than the other. This ongoing competition is to the advantage of slots players as well as resulting in these two tribal casinos having a world-wide reputation.
A proposed casino in East Windsor is a joint venture of the tribal owners and operators of Mohegan Sun and Foxwoods, called MMCT Venture. MGM has sought to block the casino project since 2015, essentially to protect its MGM Springfield casino in western Massachusetts as well as Connecticut’s MGM Bridgeport in southwest Connecticut.
If the proposed MGM Bridgeport also opens, perhaps as early as 2022, it will become the second-largest casino in Connecticut.
Commercial Casinos in Connecticut
There are no non-tribal casinos in Connecticut with slot machines.
Tribal Casinos in Connecticut
The two tribal casinos in Connecticut are:
- Foxwoods Resort Casino in Ledyard, 50 miles southeast of Hartford and 60 miles southwest of Providence, Rhode Island.
- Mohegan Sun in the town of Montville, the east end of the area known as Uncasville, 17 miles west of Foxwoods Casino.
Other Gambling Establishments
As an alternative to enjoying Connecticut slot machine casino gambling, consider exploring casino options in a nearby state. Bordering Connecticut is:
Each of the links above will take you to my blog for that neighboring U.S. state to Connecticut.
Our Connecticut Slots Facebook Community
Are you interested in sharing and learning with other slots enthusiasts in Connecticut? If so, join our Connecticut slots community on Facebook. All you’ll need is a Facebook profile to freely join this closed Facebook Group community.
There, you can meet online and privately share your slots experiences with local slots enthusiasts about playing slot machines in Connecticut. Join us!
Payouts and Returns in Connecticut
Theoretical payout limits have not been set in Connecticut’s tribal-state compacts with the tribes owning the Mohegan Sun and Foxwoods casinos.
However, monthly return statistics by casino are publicly available, including both casino hold% and player win%.
For October 2020, the player win percentages are:
- Foxwoods: 91.40%
- Mohegan Sun: 91.78%
Summary of Connecticut Slot Machine Casino Gambling in 2020
Connecticut slot machine casino gambling consists of two tribal casinos, Mohegan Sun and Foxwoods, alongside two proposed casinos, MGM Bridgeport and Tribal Winds Casino in East Windsor.
Annual Progress in Connecticut Slot Machine Casino Gambling
Over the last year, both proposed casinos continue to undergo significant delays.
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