Interior Department seeks to dismiss MGM’s casino lawsuit

The U.S. Department of Interior has asked a federal judge to dismiss a lawsuit filed by MGM Resorts challenging the agency’s approval of plans by Connecticut’s two federally recognized tribes to open an off-reservation casino in East Windsor.

Connecticut tribes receive federal go-head for casino

Connecticut’s two federally recognized tribes have received long-awaited approval from the federal government to push ahead with plans for an off-reservation casino in East Windsor.

Interior moves to stop tribe from amending lawsuit

The U.S. Department of the Interior says in a new court filing that Connecticut’s Mashantucket Pequot Tribe should not be allowed to amend its lawsuit against the department over a casino proposal.

State joins Connecticut tribes in federal lawsuit

Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy announced late Wednesday that the state is joining with the Mohegan and Mashantucket tribes in a federal lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Interior. The suit is over the Bureau of Indian affairs failure to act on compact amendments for the East Windsor casino project.

Tribes want to be part of any potential casino expansion

Connecticut’s two federally recognized tribes say they “want to be part of the discussion” if the General Assembly wants to expand gambling further, especially to Bridgeport.

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