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DraftKings is live in Connecticut and offering NBA, NFL betting promotions

DraftKings is offering promotions to celebrate its launch in Connecticut.

DraftKings logo displayed on a mobile phone, a basketball and playing cards are seen in this illustration photo taken in Krakow, Poland on September 21, 2021. Photo by Jakub Porzycki/NurPhoto via Getty Images

DraftKings, Inc. announced on Tuesday that they are officially live for sports betting in Connecticut in partnership with the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation and Foxwoods Resort Casino.

The news comes on the first day of the 2021-22 NBA season and two days before the kickoff of Week 7 of the 2021 NFL season. DraftKings Sportsbook is offering new and existing user promotions around both leagues as part of the launch.

New users can win $200 in free bets if they place a winning wager of $5 or more on any NBA or NFL game this week. Additionally, all users get a no-brainer promotion in which they can double their money ($25 max) if the Denver Broncos or Cleveland Browns score at least one point on Thursday Night Football. The odds of a 0-0 tie are pretty slim, so this should be a chance for an easy $25 gain.

If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, crisis counseling and referral services can be accessed by calling 1-800-GAMBLER (1-800-426-2537) (IL). Gambling problem? Call 1-800-GAMBLER (IN/MI/NJ/PA/WV/WY), 1-800-522-4700 (CO/NH), 1-800-BETS OFF (IA), 1-888-532-3500 (VA), 1-800-NEXT STEP (AZ), call/text TN REDLINE 1-800-889-9789 (TN), or 888-789-7777/visit ccpg.org/chat. (CT). 21+ (18+ NH/WY). AZ/CO/CT/IL/IN/IA/MI/NH/NJ/PA/ TN/VA/WV/WY only. Eligibility restrictions apply. See draftkings.com/sportsbook for full terms and conditions.