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Connecticut Gaming

5/28/2017

article OP/ED: Brendan Cox: Casino war a sad reflection on state
(Connecticut) -- It can be difficult, amid intense lobbying, political deal-making and general public brouhaha, to discern one’s root feelings about certain ideas...

5/27/2017

article Boutique Casino In Hartford Was On The Table Before Senate Vote, Unclear If Proposal Will Return
(Connecticut) -- The city came close to landing a "boutique casino" as part of a casino expansion bill approved by the state Senate this week but opposition...

5/26/2017

article Connecticut Senate approves new casino
(Connecticut) -- Connecticut legislators would finally approve gaming expansion in the state, as economy experts were concerned about the opening of neighbor MGM...
article Connecticut Senate Signs Off On New Casino Bill
(Connecticut) -- Connecticut casinos have been victim to nine consecutive years of gaming revenue declines, so the state is looking at a way to stop the bleeding.
article More Connecticut counties interested in casinos
(Connecticut) -- East Hartford could be considered as an option to develop the third casino in Connecticut. This week the state’s Senate approved a gaming bill to...

5/25/2017

article Connecticut’s tribal casino bill facing challenges
(Connecticut) -- The Connecticut Senate passed a bill early Wednesday allowing a new satellite casino to be built by two Native American tribes in East Windsor, but it...
article Mayor Urges Lawmakers To Take Another Look At East Hartford Casino
(Connecticut) -- With the shape of future casino expansion in Connecticut uncertain, East Hartford's mayor is urging state lawmakers to take another look at a...

5/24/2017

article Casino Expansion Won't Pass The House Unless Tribes Pay For Exclusive Rights
(Connecticut) -- Despite the Senate's overwhelming approval of a casino bill, Democratic leaders in the House said Wednesday the operators of Foxwoods Resort Casino...
article Connecticut House leaders: We can’t pass tribal casino bill in current form
(Connecticut) -- Several hours after the Senate passed a bill that would give Connecticut’s two federally recognized Indian tribes the exclusive right to open a...
article House Dems say ‘budgetary relief’ is the price of a new casino
(Connecticut) -- If the Mashantucket Pequot and Mohegan tribes want the House to join the Senate in granting them the right to build a casino off tribal lands, they must...
article MGM Springfield competition: Connecticut senate passes bill authorizing state's third casino
(Connecticut) -- A bill authorizing the construction of Connecticut's third casino has passed the state Senate, moving the state's tribal gaming operators closer...
article Region’s senators back tribes’ 3rd casino bill; next up, the House
(Connecticut) -- After a 2-to-1 win in the Senate, proponents of the bill authorizing the Mashantucket Pequot and Mohegan tribes to build a commercial casino in East...
article State Senate passes casino bill favoring Mashantuckets, Mohegans
(Connecticut) -- The Mashantucket Pequot and Mohegan tribes won the first half of their home-court fight with MGM Resorts International over the rights to gaming...
article Tribal casino bill faces challenges despite Senate passage
(Connecticut) -- While the Connecticut state Senate passed legislation early Wednesday allowing a new satellite casino to be built by two Native American tribes in East...

5/23/2017

article Senate Begins Debating Satellite Casino In East Windsor
(Connecticut) -- State senators started debating late Tuesday night on one of the most controversial issues facing the legislature — whether to approve a new...
article Senate Gives Thumbs Up To Tribal Casino Bill
(Connecticut) -- The state Senate approved a bill early Wednesday morning that would pave the way for Connecticut’s two federally recognized tribes to build a...
article State Senate Approves Third Casino In Overnight Vote; Bill Has Yet To Face House Vote
(Connecticut) -- Shortly after midnight, the state Senate approved a bill that would allow a third casino in Connecticut. The bill has yet to go before the state House....
article Tribes win casino fight in Senate, face battle in House
(Connecticut) -- The Mashantucket Pequot and Mohegan tribes won the first half of their home-court fight with MGM Resorts International over the rights to gaming...
article MGM Ad Campaign Seeks Open Competition For Casino
(Connecticut) -- MGM Resorts International launched a digital ad campaign Tuesday, again pushing for more competition if the state decides to expand casino gambling off...
article Tribes say MGM’s third-casino math doesn’t add up
(Connecticut) -- A spokesman for the Mashantucket Pequot and Mohegan tribes claimed Monday that MGM Resorts International’s “own math” shows that...
article Connecticut guv sides with tribes on third casino plan
(Connecticut) -- Connecticut’s governor has told state legislators that the only casino expansion proposal he’ll sign is one that doesn’t interfere...
article Jepsen: Letter From Federal Regulators Eases Concerns On Casino Expansion
(Connecticut) -- The operators of Foxwoods Resort Casino and Mohegan Sun got another boost in their push for a casino in East Windsor, this time from the attorney...

5/22/2017

article Malloy Says No To Open Casino Bidding But Support For Tribes' Expansion Is Unclear
(Connecticut) -- The fate of competing casino expansion bills remained unclear Friday after Gov. Dannel P. Malloy said he might support a plan to let the tribal casinos...

5/21/2017

article Connecticut budget-fixing ideas: Legalized pot, new casino
(Connecticut) -- They may have snuffed out the idea of legalizing marijuana in past legislative sessions, but Connecticut lawmakers now include it among several...

5/20/2017

article Lawmakers, Tribal Chairmen Applaud Governor’s Casino Remarks
(Connecticut) -- Lawmakers who favor maintaining the exclusivity of two federally recognized Indian tribes’ gaming operations in Connecticut applauded comments...
article Malloy Says No To Open Casino Bidding But Support For Tribes' Expansion Is Unclear
(Connecticut) -- The fate of competing casino expansion bills remained unclear Friday after Gov. Dannel P. Malloy said he might support a plan to let the tribal casinos...

5/19/2017

article Malloy: Only realistic casino expansion option is the tribes'
(Connecticut) -- Gov. Dannel P. Malloy moved forcefully Friday for the first time to focus the legislature's debate on casino expansion, saying the only measure he...
article Struggle Over New Casino In Connecticut Continues Unabated
(Connecticut) -- Just recently, Connecticut’s two federally recognized tribes released a letter from the Interior Department, their latest salvo in a struggle with...

5/17/2017

article MGM poll: 71% of likely voters want open bid for third casino
(Connecticut) -- A statewide survey commissioned in part by MGM Resorts International shows that 71 percent of likely Connecticut voters support legislation that would...

5/16/2017

article Democrats would slash municipal aid, allow casino, legalize pot
(Connecticut) -- House and Senate Democrats Tuesday recommended opening a new casino, legalizing marijuana and imposing deep cuts to municipal aid and public colleges...
article Federal opinion on proposed Connecticut casino remains unchanged
(Connecticut) -- The federal government’s stance on a proposal from the Mohegan Tribal Gaming Authority and the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation to open a...
article Tribes release a federal letter of support
(Connecticut) -- The approval of a third casino in Connecticut is under discussion as MGM is opening a mega touristic venue in the neighboring state of Massachusetts but...
article Mixed April results for Connecticut tribal casinos
(Connecticut) -- In Connecticut, slot revenues at the giant Mohegan Sun reportedly increased in April for a second consecutive month while takings from the machines at...

5/15/2017

article Interior Department affirms view of tribes’ third-casino plan
(Connecticut) -- It’s largely a paper war now. In letters to the chairmen of the Mashantucket Pequot and Mohegan tribes and Connecticut’s attorney general, a...
article Third Casino Would Not Impact Impact Revenue-Sharing Agreement Under Trump, Interior Department Says
(Connecticut) -- The U.S. Department of the Interior has reaffirmed guidance issued last year that Connecticut's revenue-sharing agreement with the tribal operators...
article Tribes get BIA letter helpful to their bid for a third casino
(Connecticut) -- A Trump administration official says the election of President Trump and arrival of new leaders at the Department of the Interior have not changed...
article Casinos’ April slots-revenue results mixed
(Connecticut) -- Mohegan Sun’s slot-machine revenue was up nearly 4 percent last month, while Foxwoods Resort Casino’s was down 3 percent, data released...
article Slot revenues rise at Mohegan Sun, decline at Foxwoods
(Connecticut) -- Mohegan Sun said Monday that its slot revenues rose in April for the second consecutive month, while its nearby rival Foxwoods Resort Casino said its...

5/12/2017

article Sen. McCain doesn't seem to know where New York City is located
(Washington D.C.) -- Sen. John McCain (R-Arizona) is joining the battle over a new casino in Connecticut but a letter he sent to the Trump administration is marred by...
article Conn. Tribes' $300M Joint Casino Push: A Cheat Sheet [sub req]
(Connecticut) -- The Mohegan and Mashantucket Pequot tribes are touting their proposal for a joint-owned tribal casino in Connecticut as a sure bet to boost sagging...

5/11/2017

article Malloy confidants spar over competing casino projects
(Connecticut) -- They were once “Malloyalists,” part the governor’s kitchen cabinet. Now they’re rivals in a high-stakes game of Connecticut hold...
article McCain letter prompts sharp response from tribes’ MMCT spokesman
(Connecticut) -- U.S. Sen. John McCain, the Arizona Republican, entered Connecticut’s third-casino fray this week, asking in a letter that the Department of the...
article McCain Weighs in on Connecticut Casino Fight, Opposing Tribal Satellite
(Connecticut) -- Sen. John McCain voiced his opposition to a new casino in Connecticut on Tuesday, saying the proposed project would endanger the state’s revenue-...
article MGM Springfield fights back
(Connecticut) -- MGM Resorts has responded to Connecticut’s plan of approving a new tribal casino to compete with the upcoming MGM Springfield gaming center in...
article Casino fund payments would be withheld as part of Malloy deficit plan
(Connecticut) -- As Gov. Dannel P. Malloy struggles to contend with a looming budget deficit, a perennial source of municipal aid to towns has been put on the chopping...

5/10/2017

article Casino Bill Moves Forward In Connecticut Legislature
(Connecticut) -- A controversial bill to allow two federally recognized Connecticut Indian tribes to build a casino outside their reservation won the approval of a key...
article Connecticut tribes’ casino bill easily clears key committee
(Connecticut) -- Connecticut’s two federally recognized Indian tribes are one step closer to establishing a casino in East Windsor as a bill that would allow them...
article EDITORIAL: Push bills critical to region toward approval
(Connecticut) -- Two bills of major importance to the region won the approval of the Appropriations Committee, thanks in no small measure to support from members of the...
article Geographic Lines Begin To Form On Third Casino
(Connecticut) -- Geographic divides, more so than partisan, emerged Monday as a key committee debated legislation to allow Connecticut’s two federally recognized...
article MGM Circulates McCain Letter In Casino Battle
(Connecticut) -- MGM Resorts International is circulating a letter from U.S. Sen. John McCain to federal regulators expressing concern about the opening of a third...
article MGM uses McCain letter to fight Connecticut tribal casino
(Connecticut) -- MGM Resorts is using a new letter from U.S. Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., in its campaign to stop Connecticut’s two federally recognized tribes from...
article Possible new casino is closer
(Connecticut) -- Joe Aresimowicz, Speaker of the Connecticut House of Representatives, confirmed to the local press that legislators are closer to a final approval of a...

5/9/2017

article Connecticut casino proposal clears key legislative panel
(Connecticut) -- Legislation allowing the Mashantucket Pequot and Mohegan tribes to build a third casino in East Windsor, Connecticut has cleared a key legislative...
article House Speaker increasing odds for casino gambling expansion
(Connecticut) -- The Speaker of the Connecticut House says he is increasing the odds that an expansion of casino gambling will pass this year. The prediction comes in...
article House speaker says odds favor expanded gaming off tribal lands
(Connecticut) -- The possible expansion of gaming off tribal lands remains alive, and could be included as part of budget negotiations, House Speaker Joe Aresimowicz...
article MGM Springfield competition: Bill to authorize East Windsor casino clears Connecticut legislative committee
(Connecticut) -- A bill that would authorize Connecticut's tribal gaming operators to build a commercial casino in East Windsor passed the state General Assembly...
article State’s third casino moves a step closer
(Connecticut) -- A plan by Connecticut’s Indian tribes to build a third casino in East Windsor advanced Monday after receiving the blessing of a key legislative...
article Tribes' Casino Bill Clears Another Legislative Committee
(Connecticut) -- A bill that would allow the tribal operators of the Foxwoods Resort Casino and Mohegan Sun to establish a casino in East Windsor easily cleared the...
article Tribes’ third-casino bill clears Appropriations Committee
(Connecticut) -- The legislature’s Appropriations Committee voted Monday to approve the bill that would enable the Mashantucket Pequot and Mohegan tribes to...
article Schaghticokes Press For Open Competition In Casino Expansion
(Connecticut) -- The Schaghticoke Tribal Nation launched another push Tuesday for a casino expansion bill that would open up the process to proposals from more potential...
article What’s at stake if casino bidding process becomes open to all
(Connecticut) -- As the Mashantucket Pequot and Mohegan tribes move forward with their plan to build a casino in East Windsor, a third tribe is demanding a chance to...
article Later last call in Mass. would cause Conn. casinos to take note
(Connecticut) -- If Massachusetts amends its liquor laws to enable casinos to serve later than 2 a.m., Foxwoods Resort Casino would be interested in following suit....

5/8/2017

article Republican bill isn't even insurance; and ask MGM to pay to block casino
(Connecticut) -- The "Affordable Care Act," better known as "Obamacare," lost last week at the hands of the Republican majority in the House of...

5/6/2017

article MGM jumps on plan for bigger EW casino tax break
(Connecticut) -- MGM Resorts International, which says it can bring more money and jobs to the state with a casino in Fairfield County than the Mashantucket Pequot and...
article Tribes Launch Attack Ad On MGM Over Casino Proposal
(Connecticut) -- The partnership of Foxwoods Resort Casino and Mohegan Sun Thursday turned up the heat in their campaign to open a third Connecticut casino, launching a...
article Casino gambling forum today in Weston
(Connecticut) -- The League of Women Voters of Weston is holding an informational forum on Saturday, May 6, regarding proposed legislation that could lead to a casino in...

5/4/2017

article Budget crisis could help prospects of a third Connecticut casino
(Connecticut) -- The prospects of proposed legislation that could see Connecticut open a third casino could reportedly be helped by the possibility that the eastern...
article Connecticut Tribes Renew Lobbying Blitz for Third Casino
(Connecticut) -- Casino workers at Connecticut’s two existing casinos rallied on Wednesday in front of the State Capitol to support a proposal for the construction...
article CT Casino Workers Rally in Support of East Windsor Casino
(Connecticut) -- Connecticut casino workers rallied in support of building a third casino in Connecticut, a move they say will protect jobs. Mohegan Sun and Foxwoods...
article Tribes Launch Attack Ad On MGM Over Casino Proposal
(Connecticut) -- The partnership of Foxwoods Resort Casino and Mohegan Sun Thursday turned up the heat in their campaign to open a third Connecticut casino, launching a...

5/3/2017

article Amid growing MGM threat, CT casino workers rally to save jobs
(Connecticut) -- With more than 9,000 jobs at risk, Connecticut casino workers rallied in Hartford on Wednesday to protect their livelihood by speaking with lawmakers....
article Casino Expansion Is 'On The Table' As State Grapples With Budget Issues
(Connecticut) -- As the tribal chairmen of Foxwoods Resort Casino and Mohegan Sun lobbied legislators for their East Windsor casino plan, a top Democratic lawmaker...
article House Speaker says 3rd casino likely decided in budget talks
(Connecticut) -- House Speaker Joe Aresimowicz (ehr-eh-SIM'-oh-wits) says the decision about whether Connecticut should have a third casino will likely be decided...
article Mohegan and Foxwoods employees talk jobs at the capitol
(Connecticut) -- Connecticut casino workers were at the capital Wednesday making their voices heard on the push for a new, third Connecticut casino. Mohegan Sun and...
article Mohegan Sun, Foxwoods workers making push for 3rd casino
(Connecticut) -- Employees from the Foxwoods and Mohegan Sun casinos will descend upon the Connecticut State Capitol in Hartford Wednesday, to try to convince...
article Third Casino More Likely As Budget Crisis Worsens
(Connecticut) -- House Speaker Joe Aresimowicz said Wednesday that a third casino could be part of a solution as legislators craft a budget in the face of plummeting...
article Tribes apply ‘full-court press’ for third casino
(Connecticut) -- With five weeks left in the General Assembly’s current session, the Mashantucket Pequot and Mohegan tribes claimed Wednesday the tide has turned...
article Tribes Bring Casino Employees To Capitol To Back East Windsor Casino
(Connecticut) -- The Mohegan and the Mashantucket Pequot tribes today bused casino employees to Hartford, to urge state lawmakers to allow the tribes to operate a new...
article Tribes Make Push For Casino, Speaker Says It Will Be Part of Budget Deal
(Connecticut) -- Connecticut’s tribal chairmen believe momentum for an East Windsor casino is on their side. But slowing their progress is a House bill that would...
article Tribes press for third casino
(Connecticut) -- The Mashantucket Pequot and Mohegan tribal nations continued to press their case Wednesday for a third Connecticut casino in East Windsor to galvanize...

5/2/2017

article Foxwoods Employees to Take to the Capitol Wednesday
(Connecticut) -- The Mohegan and Mashantucket Pequot Tribes, in their continuing effort to protect Connecticut jobs and revenue, announced Tuesday that employees from...
article Foxwoods, Mohegan Sun employees to lobby lawmakers at Capitol
(Connecticut) -- Southeastern Connecticut casino employees will travel Wednesday to Hartford to lobby lawmakers considering casino-expansion bills, one of which would...
article Connecticut Lottery under probe
(Connecticut) -- This morning the Connecticut legislature’s public safety committee is holding a meeting to assess the Connecticut Lottery Corp.’s...
article Lottery Officials Knew Game Was Vulnerable To Fraud, Investigation Finds
(Connecticut) -- Lottery officials knew in January of 2015 that there was a way for retailers to illegally access the numbers of the 5 Card Cash game on their computer...

5/1/2017

article East Windsor residents defeat proposed casino ordinance
(Connecticut) -- In Connecticut, residents of the community of East Windsor have reportedly voted against the passage of a proposed local ordinance that could have...
article Finance committee allows its third-casino bill to die
(Connecticut) -- One of two legislative proposals calling for a competitive bidding process that could lead to a third Connecticut casino died last week when the Finance...
article Income Tax Revenue Decline Expected To Hit $1.46 Billion By 2018
(Connecticut) -- As income tax revenues collected from the state's top taxpayers continue to plummet, Connecticut now faces a projected drop in income tax revenue of...

4/30/2017

article Plan to build third casino in Connecticut advances
(Connecticut) -- During a town meeting, residents debated the proposed ordinance that would have required a minimum distance between a gaming establishment and a state-...
article Rep. Skulczyck: Backing ‘home team’ in 3rd casino fight
(Connecticut) -- Throughout my career in public service and public safety, I’ve always rooted for the home team. I was born and raised in Connecticut, and from a...

4/29/2017

article Plan for Third Casino Moves Forward After East Windsor Vote
(Connecticut) -- Plans to build a third casino in Connecticut are moving forward after residents of East Windsor rejected an ordinance, submitted by petition, that town...

4/28/2017

article East Windsor residents shoot down casino-blocking ordinance
(Connecticut) -- East Windsor residents showed they support the casino planned for their town, voting late Thursday night to reject a proposed ordinance that was...
article East Windsor residents vote against referendum; CT lawmakers to decide on casino in town
(Connecticut) -- The people of East Windsor, Connecticut have spoken, and they want a casino in town. “It’s on the shoulders of state legislature to do what...

4/27/2017

article East Windsor Casino Opponents Push For Ordinance
(Connecticut) -- Casino opponents in East Windsor are pushing to gain some traction in their fight, even though the town already has signed a development agreement for a...
article East Windsor to discuss casino proposal
(Connecticut) -- A meeting will be held today in East Windsor in order to discuss a proposal that would allow a joint venture to build a US$300 million casino to compete...
article Residents won’t get to vote on East Windsor casino
(Connecticut) -- The town of East Windsor held a public town meeting Thursday night and members of the community voted against an ordinance which would have lead to a...

4/21/2017

article Connecticut lawmakers explore commercial casino possibility
(Connecticut) -- Connecticut is now looking at three alternatives for another casino in the state and the final decision will not come easily or without consequences.
article East Windsor to have town meeting on casino proposal
(Connecticut) -- In the latest move in the debate over a proposed $200 million to $300 million casino in town, the Board of Selectmen voted grudgingly Thursday to...
article Weston League of Women Voters holds forum on off-reservation gambling
(Connecticut) -- The League of Women Voters of Weston is holding an “action forum” opposing off-reservation gambling on Saturday, May 6, at 10:30 a.m. in the...

4/18/2017

article Connecticut state senator fears third casino could cause “oversaturation”
(Connecticut) -- First, it was just Mohegan Sun and Foxwoods in Connecticut. Now, casinos and slots parlors in surrounding states like Massachusetts, Rhode Island and...
article Connecticut to open casino development bidding to commercial developers
(Connecticut) -- The Connecticut state legislature has held a hearing into a bill which, if passed, would open up bidding on a potential third casino development to...
article Debate Continues Over Non-Tribal Group Casino Bill
(Connecticut) -- Both sides of the debate made their case at a public hearing Monday before the state legislature’s Finance Revenue and Bonding Committee, on a...
article Legislators search for safest bet on casino expansion
(Connecticut) -- The General Assembly’s appetite for gambling is being tested in every sense as legislators weigh competing proposals for casino expansion from MGM...
article MGM interested in Connecticut casino
(Connecticut) -- Connecticut legislators carried out a meeting to debate the possibility of expanding gambling in the state by allowing the construction of a third...
article MGM Resorts Ramps Up Fight Against No-Bid Connecticut Tribal Gaming Expansion
(Connecticut) -- MGM Resorts is in Connecticut this week trying to make its case against the state giving the Mashantucket Pequot and Mohegan Native American tribes...
article PERNA: A third casino? To get the right answer start with the right question
(Connecticut) -- When the two tribal casinos opened nearly 25 years ago in Connecticut, they were “the only games in town.” There was no competition to the...
article Tribes, MGM battle over who should open third casino
(Connecticut) -- Connecticut’s two federally recognized tribes say the state will lose $85.6 million annually if it creates a competitive process for developing a...
article Tribes, MGM Clash Once Again Over Commercial Casino Prospects
(Connecticut) -- Yet another legislative committee grappled this week with the best way to expand casino gaming in the state. The Finance Committee was considering a...
article Better late than never: East Windsor casino opponents pursue referendum
(Connecticut) -- East Windsor residents opposed to the casino the Mashantucket Pequot and Mohegan tribes have agreed to build in their town are pursuing a process that...
article Emerald Resort and Casino robbery, one dead, five injured, cash stolen
(South Africa) -- The casino in Vanderbijlpark confirmed the incident and said it was attacked and robbed by armed men on Monday night. Emerald Resort and Casino on...

4/17/2017

article Casino Battle Continues at State Capitol
(Connecticut) -- There is little certainty about what a casino bill may look like by the end of the legislative session. The dueling ideas, one of which was before the...
article Casino companies to expand to Connecticut
(Connecticut) -- Today Connecticut legislators are carrying out a meeting to pursue the debate on casino expansion with private investments. Currently, the gaming...
article Connecticut pol doubts MGM’s sincerity in third casino push
(Connecticut) -- Casino operators looking to launch Connecticut’s third land-based gaming venue made their pitches to state legislators on Monday, but it’s...
article Debate over third casino continues in Hartford
(Connecticut) -- Rival casino companies again battled over how Connecticut should handle a possible third casino on Monday as lawmakers consider opening the process to...
article Lawmakers consider open-bid process for third casino
(Connecticut) -- A new bill with implications for the future of casino gaming in Connecticut faces one of its first hurdles today. Members of the legislature's...
article Lawmakers hear comment on bill to open up bidding for third CT casino
(Connecticut) -- Lawmakers heard public comment on a proposal that could lead to someone else developing a new Connecticut casino besides the federally recognized tribes...
article Legislators search for safest bet on casino expansion
(Connecticut) -- The Connecticut General Assembly’s appetite for gambling is being tested in every sense as legislators weigh competing proposals for casino...
article MGM interested in building 3rd Connecticut casino
(Connecticut) -- As Connecticut lawmakers debate a bill that would open up the competition for a third Connecticut casino to commercial developers, MGM said they are...
article MGM, Tribes Spar In Legislature Over Southwestern Connecticut Casino
(Connecticut) -- The two sides in the casino expansion debate turned up the pressure Monday at a legislative hearing on the third bill this session to deal with whether...
article Osten tells legislative committee competition for third casino would devestate southeastern Connecticut
(Connecticut) -- State Sen. Cathy Osten, D-Sprague, whose 19th District includes Foxwoods Resort Casino, Mohegan Sun and nearly 6,000 people who work at the casinos, led...
article Proposed bill to allow someone besides tribes to open a casino
(Connecticut) -- A third casino coming to Connecticut is not a guarantee, but the stronghold the two tribes had on a spot in East Windsor may be weakening.On Monday,...
article State lawmakers debate idea of new casino in Fairfield County
(Connecticut) -- State lawmakers are debating the controversial idea of a casino coming to the Bridgeport area. The state right now has two casinos, Foxwoods and Mohegan...
article Tribes, MGM Resorts, bicker before lawmakers
(Connecticut) -- The public-relations war between Connecticut two tribal casinos and MGM spilled over into a major legislative committee on Monday, as each defended...
article POWELL: Connecticut gains little by replacing Massachusetts gamblers with its own
(Connecticut) -- With their joint venture to put a casino in East Windsor to intercept potential traffic to the resort casino being built just over the Massachusetts...

4/16/2017

article Both of southeastern Connecticut’s casinos posted year-over-year increases in March slot-machine revenues.
(Connecticut) -- Both of southeastern Connecticut’s casinos posted year-over-year increases in March slot-machine revenues. Mohegan Sun reported Friday that it...
article Connecticut lawmakers to hear about dueling casino bill
(Connecticut) -- The casino war continues to heat up. Lawmakers are looking at a bill that would allow more than just the Native American Tribes the right to operate...

4/15/2017

article Connecticut lawmakers to hear about dueling casino bill
(Connecticut) -- Lawmakers will hear about a proposal that could lead to someone else developing a new Connecticut casino besides the federally recognized tribes. The...

4/14/2017

article General Assembly To Take Up Third Casino Expansion Bill
(Connecticut) -- With legislative support for casino expansion uncertain, the General Assembly's finance committee will dig into revenue implications for the state...

4/13/2017

article Mohegan Sun, Foxwoods see revenues slide 7.5 percent between 2013 and 2015
(Connecticut) -- A report this week on the Native American casino industry shows Mohegan Sun and Foxwoods Resort Casino in Connecticut saw their combined gaming revenue...

4/12/2017

article Connecticut Casino Outlook Grim, as Neighboring Competition Continues to Hurt State’s Two Resorts
(Connecticut) -- Connecticut casinos have endured nine consecutive years in the red in terms of year-over-year performance, and with continued gaming expansion in...
article Effort to build 3rd Connecticut casino remains stalled
(Connecticut) -- MGM Springfield may not have the competition they have been expecting. For months, the Mashantucket Pequot and Mohegan tribes have been scrambling to...
article Legislature’s finance committee drafts another third-casino bill
(Connecticut) -- Another bill that would establish a competitive-bidding process that could lead to a third Connecticut casino emerged Tuesday from the legislature...

4/11/2017

article Gambling Revenue Down Again at Connecticut Casinos, Report Finds
(Connecticut) -- Revenue at Connecticut’s two Indian casinos fell for the ninth straight year amid greater competition in the Northeast, according to a report...
article Report: Gaming revenues slide at CT casinos
(Connecticut) -- Mohegan Sun and Foxwoods Resort Casino saw their combined gaming revenue slide 7.5 percent between 2013 and 2015, but Connecticut still had the sixth...
article Connecticut tribes pledge to maintain state slot revenue payments
(Connecticut) -- In an effort to gain legislative approval to build Connecticut’s third casino, the Mohegan Tribal Gaming Authority and the Mashantucket Pequot...
article Opinion: Third tribal casino is worth the gamble
(Connecticut) -- The chance for Connecticut to work with its two federally recognized tribes to protect jobs and the flow of gaming revenues to the state in the face of...

4/9/2017

article Connecticut Tribes up Ante for Third Casino by Offering State More Tax Revenue
(Connecticut) -- The two Connecticut tribes that are trying to jointly build a satellite casino in East Windsor are sweetening their proposal to the state by offering up...
article Tribal leaders push for new casino, promise to protect funds
(Connecticut) -- Leaders of Connecticut’s two federally recognized tribes met Thursday with legislative leaders, trying to assure them that authorizing the state...
article LETTER: I’m Your Neighbor, And I Work In A Casino
(Connecticut) -- As a lifelong Connecticut resident and a day-one employee of Mohegan Sun, I enjoy one of the casino jobs mentioned in the debate about putting a third...

4/7/2017

article AG doesn’t necessarily see anything new in tribal ‘guarantee’
(Connecticut) -- The office of Attorney General George Jepsen reacted cooly Friday to a lobbying effort Thursday by the Mashantucket Pequot and Mohegan tribal nations to...
article Connecticut tribes sweetening offer to build 3rd casino
(Connecticut) -- Connecticut’s tribal casino owners are offering the state cash to build a third casino near MGM Springfield. The Mohegan and Mashantucket Pequot...
article Tribal Leaders Push for New Casino, Promise to Protect Funds
(Connecticut) -- Leaders of Connecticut's two federally recognized tribes met Thursday with legislative leaders, trying to assure them that authorizing the state...
article Tribes up ante, prospects still doubtful
(Connecticut) -- The effort to ‘up the ante’ in the political battle to authorize a third casino in Connecticut does not seem to be improving the stakes at...

4/6/2017

article Connecticut tribes offer state 25% of third casino’s gaming revenue
(Connecticut) -- Two Connecticut tribal gaming operators looking to build a third casino off tribal land have sweetened their financial offer to state legislators.
article Tribes Guarantee Revenue In Push For East Windsor Casino, Put BIA Approval At 99 Percent
(Connecticut) -- A day after a top lawmaker gave them a 50/50 chance of getting permission to build their first commercial casino off tribal land, the leaders of...
article Tribes guarantee state a share of proposed casino’s gaming revenues
(Connecticut) -- The chairmen of the Mashantucket Pequot and Mohegan tribes sought Thursday to tamp down fears that the legislature’s authorization of a third...
article Tribes offer state more money for third casino
(Connecticut) -- In an attempt to salvage their attempt to jointly build a third casino to compete with a planned billion-dollar gambling palace in Springfield, the...
article Tribes pitch guarantee to boost odds for 3rd casino
(Connecticut) -- The Mashantucket Pequot and Mohegan tribal nations offered the state a financial guarantee Thursday in the hopes of improving their odds of winning...
article Tribes Sweeten Offer To State In Casino Expansion Bid By Guaranteeing Slot Revenue
(Connecticut) -- With a legislative vote on casino expansion in doubt, the tribal operators of Foxwoods and Mohegan Sun Thursday pledged to guarantee slot revenue...
article Tribes vow to 'guarantee' CT third casino's slot revenue
(Connecticut) -- The Mohegan and Mashantucket Pequot tribes sent a letter to state leaders Thursday offering to guarantee slot revenue to Connecticut if the legislature...

4/5/2017

article House Speaker gives vote on casino bill a 50-50 chance
(Connecticut) -- House Speaker Joe Aresimowicz (ehr-eh-SIM'-oh-wits) says legislation allowing a new tribal casino in East Windsor has a "50-50 chance" of...
article LARSON: East Windsor Casino Plan Best Bet For State
(Connecticut) -- Connecticut shouldn't wait for another casino study — as some people want — before allowing the Mohegan and Mashantucket Pequot tribes...

4/3/2017

article Gov’t sector bleeding jobs in Connecticut
(Connecticut) -- The government sector lost the most jobs in Connecticut last year and has been one of the hardest hit employment sectors since the Great Recession in...
article Editorial: Give tribes a third casino or put it out to bid?
(Connecticut) -- In the two years since the Connecticut General Assembly bought itself time on the question of allowing a Mohegan-Mashantucket Pequot tribal partnership...

4/2/2017

article New England’s War for Casino Patrons Heats Up with New Gambling Expansion Legislative Efforts
(Connecticut) -- After the New Hampshire Senate passed earlier this week a bill that would legalize the construction of up to two casinos, it can be said that the war...

3/31/2017

article Letters: No More Gambling
(Connecticut) -- The selectmen of East Windsor are making a major mistake in approving a casino there. I hope that the Connecticut legislature will reject any casino...

3/28/2017

article Casino moves: Can the tribes outmaneuver MGM?
(Connecticut) -- Two bills to expand casino gambling in Connecticut came out of a skeptical Public Safety and Security Committee earlier this session of the General...
article MGM Springfield And Connecticut Tribes Clash Over Proposed Windsor Casino
(Connecticut) -- Plans for a third Connecticut casino are moving forward, but that is not stopping MGM Resorts from pulling out all the stops to prevent the project from...
article Midterm Report Card: Casino Face Tough Fight
(Connecticut) -- With the legislative session more than halfway over, lawmakers are facing major issues in the coming 10 weeks that could potentially change life in...

3/26/2017

article As a Casino Rises in Springfield, Legislators in Hartford Argue Over Gambling Expansion
(Connecticut) -- Motorists sailing by the MGM casino site along I-91 can easily see the seven-story parking garage rising on the 14-acre site encompassing three city...
article OP/ED: Casino gambling: Heed AG’s warnings
(Connecticut) -- There’s a hint of irony in Connecticut Attorney General George C. Jepsen’s warning that the state’s third foray into casino gambling...

3/25/2017

article CT conversation on casino expansion continues
(Connecticut) -- "The Public Safety and Security Committee did the prudent thing today in heeding Attorney General Jepsen's warning and passing House Bill 7239-...

3/23/2017

article Dan Haar: An Option That Might Solve Connecticut's Casino Stalemate
(Connecticut) -- Connecticut faces at best a stalemate in the General Assembly's tortuous casino-expansion caper. But there might be a way out that makes more sense...

3/20/2017

article Connecticut Bill Calls For Considering Competing Casino Gambling Proposals
(Connecticut) -- The operators of the casinos Foxwoods and Mohegan Sun want to partner and build a third casino in the state of Connecticut. However, lawmakers are...
article Connecticut Eyes Two Casino Bills
(Connecticut) -- The Connecticut General Assembly's Public Safety and Security Committee last week held a hearing on the proposed third tribal casino, a hearing that...

3/19/2017

article Snow storm distracts from politics — but only briefly
(Connecticut) -- Nothing like a blizzard to take the state’s mind off Donald Trump’s activities … for a day. Last Monday the long-awaited...
article Lottery loses its bid for online ticket sales
(Connecticut) -- Public attention on the legislature's Public Safety and Security Committee last week focused on its approval of two conflicting and problematic...

3/18/2017

article CT committee passes buck on competing casino bills
(Connecticut) -- One bill would give Connecticut's two federally recognized tribes the exclusive right to open a casino off tribal land in East Windsor. The tribes...

3/17/2017

article Connecticut discuses tribal casinos
(Connecticut) -- The expansion of casino gambling in Connecticut is moving forward as the General Assembly’s Public Safety Committee took steps Wednesday on two...

3/16/2017

article Casino Bill Moves Forward, But Still Faces Opposition
(Connecticut) -- A controversial bill to allow a third casino in Connecticut was approved by a key legislative committee today. The bill received reluctant approval in...
article Connecticut one step closer to building casino minutes from MGM Springfield
(Connecticut) -- MGM Springfield is on schedule to open in 2018, and once it does, it could attract a lot of customers from Connecticut. A Connecticut legislative...
article Connecticut warns about casino expansion
(Connecticut) -- As Connecticut government may allow a new casino in East Windsor, which would be operated by local native tribe in the non-tribal reservation land, the...
article Hwang to ‘step up’ opposition on casino expansion
(Connecticut) -- Sen. Tony Hwang on March 15 issued the following statement after the state legislature’s Public Safety and Security Committee voted favorably on...
article Lawmakers hedge bets, OK two casino schemes
(Connecticut) -- State lawmakers hedged their bets Wednesday on the future of gambling, approving separate casino bills. One would allow a partnership of the Native...
article Ganim takes ‘wait and see’ tack on Bridgeport casino
(Connecticut) -- When it comes to renewed efforts by some to build a casino in his city, Mayor Joe Ganim sounds like a gambling addict who recognizes he has a problem,...
article OP/ED: New push for Bridgeport casinos raises red flags
(Connecticut) -- Bridgeport is again in play for a casino, but the casino market and our knowledge of the way casinos impact communities have changed dramatically in the...

3/15/2017

article Committee approves, yet doesn’t endorse, casino expansion bills
(Connecticut) -- Proposals to expand casino gambling in Connecticut cleared the Public Safety and Security Committee on Wednesday in votes signifying a consensus that...
article Future of Connecticut casino legislation to be decided on Wednesday
(Connecticut) -- After a winter blizzard dumped 18 inches of snow on Connecticut yesterday and forced the state government to temporarily shut down, governor Dannel...
article Hearing on casino bills underway
(Connecticut) -- Members of the state legislature's Public Safety and Security Committee were caucusing today before the start of a meeting at which they were...
article Connecticut Attorney General raises legal concerns over new tribal casino to compete with MGM Springfield
(Connecticut) -- Connecticut Attorney General George Jepsen made it clear Monday his office continues to have concerns about the legal consequences of the state pursing...

3/14/2017

article Conn. AG Weighs Risks Over Tribes' Proposed 3rd Casino [sub req]
(Connecticut) -- Connecticut Attorney General George Jepsen told Gov. Dannel Malloy on Monday that authorizing a company co-owned by the tribes behind the Foxwoods...
article Connecticut AG expresses doubts over third casino plan
(Connecticut) -- Connecticut’s Attorney General says there are “not insubstantial” legal risks to allowing the state’s two gaming tribes to build...
article Connecticut Attorney General still concerned over new tribal casino
(Connecticut) -- Connecticut’s Attorney General, George Jepsen, said his office remains concerned about the legal consequences of the state pursuing legislation to...

3/13/2017

article Attorney General Opinion Deals Blow To Hartford-Area Casino Plan
(Connecticut) -- The state attorney general's office said Monday it could not fully reassure the governor that a casino expansion by the operators of Foxwoods and...
article Attorney general says tribes’ third casino plan risky
(Connecticut) -- Attorney General George Jepsen has advised Gov. Dannel P. Malloy that it would be risky for the state to authorize a third Connecticut casino owned by...
article Attorney General unsure of casino lawsuits
(Connecticut) -- Three days before a legislative deadline to act on a casino bill, Attorney General George Jepsen on Monday cast further doubt on the possibility of...
article Connecticut AG raises concerns about casino legislation
(Connecticut) -- Attorney General George Jepsen made it clear Monday his office continues to have concerns about the legal consequences of Connecticut pursing...
article Connecticut committee hears both sides of argument in heated hearing over state gambling expansion plans
(Connecticut) -- The idea to expand Connecticut‘s gambling market to allow the construction of a third casino was tossed about at a recent hearing, which became...
article Jepsen sees ‘not insubstantial’ risk in casino expansion
(Connecticut) -- Allowing Connecticut’s two federally recognized tribes to jointly operate a casino off tribal lands would pose legal risks that “are not...
article Unable To Quantify With Precision, Jepsen Said Risk of Tribal Exclusivity Is ‘Not Insubstantial’
(Connecticut) -- In a much anticipated legal opinion, Connecticut Attorney General George Jepsen, said Monday there is a legal and financial risk to granting Connecticut...

3/12/2017

article In casino competition, Connecticut scrambles to protect its turf
(Connecticut) -- The steel outline of a $950 million casino is rising in downtown Springfield, a landmark project that could transform the city center and draw gamblers...

3/11/2017

article Gambling Supporters Say Casino Expansion In Other States Threatens Connecticut's Casinos
(Connecticut) -- A fierce debate over casino expansion in Connecticut spilled over into the legislature Thursday during a hearing on two bills that would take the state...
article State To Consider All Options For Casino Expansion
(Connecticut) -- Another front is opening up in the push to bring more proposals and operators into possible casino expansion in the state.
article COLLINS: Thousands of Mohegan Sun and Foxwoods jobs headed to the shredder
(Connecticut) -- It became pretty clear at last week's public hearing on two pending casino expansion bills that neither has a chance of passing the General Assembly...

3/10/2017

article Bridgeport casino still in play
(Connecticut) -- MGM Grand on Thursday offered to more than replace tribal gaming revenue paid to the state with taxes from a casino resort the company would build in...
article Connecticut Lawmakers Face Competing Legal Claims Over Commercial Gaming
(Connecticut) -- Lawmakers are struggling with the legal risks the state may encounter in giving its blessing to a third casino in the state. The legislature’s...
article Gambling Supporters Say Casino Expansion In Other States Threatens Connecticut's Casinos
(Connecticut) -- A fierce debate over casino expansion in Connecticut spilled over into the legislature Thursday during a hearing on two bills that would take the state...
article MGM storms Hartford to fight competitor casino proposal in East Windsor and push for competition
(Connecticut) -- MGM showed up in force to a public hearing in Connecticut on Thursday to fight a rival tribal gaming company's attempt to build a new casino in East...
article Tribes, MGM seek upper hand at hearing on third-casino bills
(Connecticut) -- An attorney who spent decades working for the U.S. Bureau of Indian Affairs disputed a claim Thursday that the state’s revenue-sharing agreements...
article Legislator asks for independent analysis of casino expansion
(Connecticut) -- East Windsor officials assured legislators their police force of 26 and community of 11,400 is ready to host a commercial casino jointly run by the...
article OP/ED: Connecticut Is Better Than Casinos
(Connecticut) -- Connecticut started selling lottery tickets in 1972, the year I graduated from Enfield High School. Since then, the state added scratch tickets, daily...

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