Connecticut regulator prioritizing consumers with digital soft launch Jill R. Dorson, Sports Handle · October 12, 2021 at 5:54 pm On Tuesday, the Connecticut Department of Consumer Protection prepared for the 3 p.m. launch of digital sports betting and online casino platforms via DraftKings and FanDuel, as well as Rush Street Interactive‘s sports wagering platform. The launches mark just the second time in the U.S. that both iGaming and sports betting platforms have gone live on the same day in the same state. The launch will be in “soft” mode, with a limited number of users invited to play. Full launch is set for Oct. 19 at 12:01 a.m., according to a DCP spokesperson. During the soft-launch period, operators can sign up no more than 750 players, for a total of 2,250 across the three platforms on the sports betting side. DraftKings and FanDuel, which are partnered with tribal casinos, will also launch online casino.