PODCAST: Sports Betting 101 with legendary Vegas bookmaker Johnny Avello
As legal sports betting gets underway in Connecticut, Johnny Avello, director of sportsbook operations for DraftKings, walks us through the process of placing bets on everything from the NFL to the World Series, ping pong and maybe even the Oscars.
On Monday, Gov. Ned Lamont announced that the state Department of Consumer Protection had authorized the Mashantucket Pequot and Mohegan tribes and the Connecticut Lottery Corp. to activate the sports-betting apps they've developed with their respective partners, DraftKings, FanDuel and Rush Street Interactive.
Avello talked to us from the DraftKings' Las Vegas headquarters about how to place a bet at the counter in the sportsbook at Foxwoods Resort Casino, how to use a kiosk within the casino, and how to bet on line.
The tribes also are cleared to start online casino gaming, or iCasino. The DCP has approved more than 130 games, including blackjack, roulette, video poker and a multitude of slots, for both the DraftKings and FanDuel apps.
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