Democratic and Republican lawmakers from all corners of the state came together Wednesday to roll out a major gaming bill and to say it’s time to modernize gaming and create jobs.
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.
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Casino developer MGM has filed a lawsuit challenging the federal approval of a deal that would allow Connecticut’s two Indian tribes to open a third casino in the state.
For as long as gambling has been discussed in Connecticut…the XL Center and downtown Hartford have been part of the discussion. It’s no different now.
The Mashantucket Pequot tribal chairman says the gaming proposal announced by a bipartisan group of lawmakers this week is the best deal for the state. The plan would give almost every form of wagering to the Mashantuckets and the Mohegans who run the state’s two casino-resort complexes.
Just when you thought things had settled down at the State Capitol for the summer; a plan for a massive expansion of gambling emerges. It would expand the Mashantucket and Mohegan tribes monopoly into almost every wager.
Revenue generated by slot machines at Connecticut’s two casinos continued a steady decline in June, down for the 12th consecutive month amid new regional competition.
North-central Connecticut is hoping for an economic boom from the potential construction and opening of a new casino in East Windsor.
The Mohegan and Mashantucket tribes have wired $1 Million to the state as a first step towards building their new casino in East Windsor.