Connecticut State Gambling Laws
Gambling is legal in Connecticut. The age limit for gambling is 18 years old, which includes lottery, bingo and pull tabs. Someone under 18 cannot buy lottery tickets. Interestingly enough, that minor can receive a lottery ticket as a gift.
Charity casino nights are also limited to those over 18. The
Mashantucket tribe, which owns Foxwoods Resort Casino, has a legal gambling age of 21 in their Native American Casino.
The Connecticut gambling scene is dominated by the two Indian casinos, Mohegan Sun Resort and Foxwoods Casino Resort. Mohegan Sun is in Uncasville, which is near New London and Groton in south-eastern Connecticut. Foxwoods is in Mashantucket, which isn't far away. Mashantucket is close to Norwich, Connecticut.
Lottery in Connecticut
The Connecticut State Lottery offers a variety of games, including Powerball, Classic Lotto, Cash 5, Mid-Day 3, Mid-Day 4, Play 3 and Play 4, as well as a number of Scratch Games.
The Connecticut Lottery was instituted in 1971, after ten years of legislative championing by then-State Representative Tony Miscikoski, who is known as the Father of the (Connecticut) Lottery. The biggest lotto jackpot in Connecticut lottery history happened in 2007, when a lucky person from Seymour, Connecticut won $59.5 million.
Connecticut Casino Gambling
Connecticut allows casino gambling and has two casinos.
Foxwoods Resort Casino in Mashantucket and Mohegan Sun Casino in Uncasville are two of the largest casinos on the eastern seaboard. Both gambling venues are Native American casinos. Mohegan Sun Casino is the largest casino in North America, while Foxwoods has been known to house sporting events like boxing matches.
Connecticut casinos appeal to gamblers from New York City, explaining the great size of these gambling venues. New Yorkers can drive out of the city for the weekend to enjoy a gambling holiday. For New York area gamblers, Mohegan Sun and Foxwoods Resorts offers an alternative to Atlantic City.
There are 2 casinos and 1 dog track in Connecticut. The legal age for gambling in Connecticut is 18 years old, except with the Mashantucket Pequot Tribe, who set their legal gambling age to 21.
Casinos in Connecticut
Foxwoods Resort Casino - Native American Casino
39 Norwich Westerly Road
Mashantucket, Connecticut 06338
For more information about Foxwoods Casino, call (860) 312-3000 or visit the website at www.foxwoods.com.
Games: Dollar Slots, Double Thunder Slots, Five Dollar Slots, MidBac, Quarter Slots, Video Poker, 3 Card Poker, Baccarat, Blackjack, Caribbean Stud Poker, Casino war, Craps, Let it Ride, Mini-Baccarat, Multiple Action Blackjack, Pai Gow Poker, Pai Gow Tiles, Poker, Roulette, War, Bingo
Restaurants: The Paragon Restaurant, Veranda Café, Aces Up, Al Dente, The Grill at Two Trees, The Mezz Ultra Lounge, Ben & Jerry’s, California Pizza Kitchen, Subway, Sunset Ballroom, Carnegie Deli, Cedars Steakhouse, Rainmaker Café, Salad Express, Sports Bar, Douwe Egberts, El Pollo Loco, Pizza Plus, Pizzeria Uno, Festival Buffet, Fifth Street Café, Nathan’s Hotdogs, Panera Bread, Fuddrucker’s, Garden Food Court, Hard Rock Café, Golden Dragon Café, High Stakes Café
Other features: Arcade, Ballroom and Convention Center, Banquet Hall, Golf, Nightclub and Spa
Nearby Hotel: Grand Pequot Tower, Great Cedar Hotel, Two Trees Inn
Hours: Daily 24 Hours
Mohegan Sun Casino - Native American Casino
1 Mohegan Sun Boulevard
Uncasville, Connecticut 06382-1355
Dial (860) 862-8000 for more information about Mohegan Sun Casino, or visit their web address at www.mohegansun.com.
Games: Anchor’s Wheel of Gold, Dollar Slots, Five Dollar Slots, Half Dollar Slots, IGT Fabulous 50’s, IGT Megabucks, IGT Quartermania, IGT Wheel of Fortune Progressive Dollar Slots, IGT Elvis, IGT Jeopardy, IGT Party Time, IGT Slotopoly, IGT Wheel of Fortune Video Slots, IGT Wheel of Gold, Midibac, Money Storm, Nickel Slots, Quarter Slots, Red White & Blue Slots, Sizzling Seven Slots, Video Poker, Baccarat, Blackjack, Caribbean Stud Poker, Casino War, Craps, Let it Ride, mini-Baccarat, Pai Gow Poker, Pai Gow Tiles, Poker, Roulette, Sic Bo, Spanish 21, Race Book
Restaurants: , The Longhouse, Todd English’s Tuscany, Bamboo Forest, Ben & Jerry’s, The Dubliner, The Lodge, Big Bubba’s BBW, Taughannick Falls Bar, the Cove, Birch’s Bar & Grill, Sunrise Square Food Court, Sunset Bar, Bow & Arrow Sports Bar, Starbucks Coffee, Brew Pub, Fidelia’s, Sol Toro Tequila Grille, Star Bar, Geno Auriemma’s Fast Break, Seasons Buffet, Harvest Moon Bar, Michael Jordan’s 23 Sports Café, Jasper White’s Summer Shack, Lucky’s Lounge, Johnny Rocket’s, Juice Bar At Sunrise Square, Leffingwells, Krispy Kreme, Michael Jordan’s Steakhouse, Imus Brother’s Coffee, Pompeii & Caesar,
Other features: Arcade, Babysitting services and Daycare, Spa.
Accommodations: Mohegan Sun Hotel
Hours: Daily 24 Hours
Dog Tracks in Connecticut
Shoreline Star Greyhound Bar
255 Kossuth Street
Bridgeport, Connecticut 06608-2313
The phone number for Shoreline Star Greyhound Bar and Track is (203) 576-1976. To visit the Shoreline Star website, visit them at www.shorelinestar.com.
Hours: Daily 11:30a.m.-12:00a.m.
Connecticut has the largest per capita income in the United States. That means a lot of Connecicuter (or Connecticutian) people have disposable income to gamble. Combine this with the fact that many people in western Connecticut drive or ride the train into New York City to work and you have a sizable gaming community throughout suburban Connecticut.