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article Attorney General Further Complicates Future of Third Casino
(4/19/2018)
(Connecticut) -- The demolition work that started in February for a casino in East Windsor appears to be almost complete. All that remains of the Showcase Cinemas is a...
article Connecticut Casino Expansion In Question As House Speaker Balks [sub req]
(4/19/2018)
(Connecticut) -- Connecticut House Speaker Joe Aresimowicz on Wednesday said there is no chance that a new commercial casino will be built in East Windsor without...
article Connecticut Tribes Need Federal Approval for East Windsor Casino, State AG George Jepsen Says
(4/19/2018)
(Connecticut) -- The Connecticut tribes jointly constructing a satellite casino in East Windsor must obtain federal approval from the US Department of the Interior (DOI...
article Osten working to resolve third-casino snag
(4/19/2018)
(Connecticut) -- State Sen. Cathy Osten, D-Sprague, remains confident the East Windsor casino the Mashantucket Pequot and Mohegan tribes have been authorized to build...
article Prospects Darken For Passage of Connecticut Sports Betting Bill
(4/19/2018)
(Connecticut) -- Connecticut Attorney General George Jepsen issued an opinion on Tuesday that darkens an already graying picture for the prospect a signed bill this...
article AG Advises Lawmakers It Would Be ‘Highly Imprudent’ To Move Forward With East Windsor Casino
(4/18/2018)
(Connecticut) -- Attorney General George Jepsen dealt Connecticut’s two tribes a blow Tuesday when he said that plans to build another tribal casino in East...
article AG Jepsen: Tribes need federal approval before starting East Windsor casino
(4/18/2018)
(Connecticut) -- Connecticut Attorney General George Jepsen is warning the Mashantucket Pequot and Mohegan tribes not to move forward with plans to build and open a new...
article House Speaker: new casino not happening
(4/18/2018)
(Connecticut) -- House Speaker Joe Aresimowicz on Wednesday said the chances are "zero" that a new casino will be built in Bridgeport or anywhere in...
article Tribes still facing legal questions in bid for new casino in Connecticut
(4/18/2018)
(Connecticut) -- The Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation and the Mohegan Tribe can't seem to catch a break when it comes to a new casino in Connecticut.
article Connecticut Attorney General Cautions Against Casino Expansion Without Federal Approval
(4/17/2018)
(Connecticut) -- Attorney General George Jepsen cautioned Tuesday that a tribal casino in East Windsor should not open without formal approval by federal regulators of...
article Jepsen says new tribal casino still needs federal approvals
(4/17/2018)
(Connecticut) -- Attorney General George Jepsen is warning Connecticut officials not to assume a planned tribal casino in East Windsor can open without formal federal...
article New AG opinion a blow to tribes’ East Windsor casino
(4/17/2018)
(Connecticut) -- Attorney General George Jepsen strongly warned the legislature Tuesday against allowing the Mashantucket Pequot and Mohegan tribes to jointly develop a...
article Tribal casino slot revenues surge in March
(4/16/2018)
(Connecticut) -- Connecticut tribal casinos reported a spike in slot revenues in March. Foxwoods Resort Casino, owned by the Mashantucket Pequots, said it recorded $43.6...
article Putnam to hold public hearing and vote on new bingo regulations
(4/15/2018)
(Connecticut) -- Putnam residents will be among the first in the state to consider and act on a new ordinance putting in place rules governing the local takeover of...
article LETTER: Stay loyal to local tribes and casinos
(4/13/2018)
(Connecticut) -- I am a longtime Waterford resident who would like to take this opportunity to recognize the Mashantucket Pequot and Mohegan tribes for bringing this...
article Gaming strategy sought
(4/12/2018)
(Connecticut) -- House Democrats are proposing legislation that would develop a comprehensive strategy on gambling expansion that would include establishing a gaming...
article Casino bill takes a backseat in Connecticut
(4/11/2018)
(Connecticut) -- Casino operator MGM Resorts International may have to wait a little longer to determine whether it will be allowed to operate a casino in Connecticut....
article House leadership favors statewide gaming strategy over Bridgeport casino bill
(4/11/2018)
(Connecticut) -- House Democratic leadership is advancing a plan for a “comprehensive gaming strategy” for Connecticut instead of pushing a bill that would...
article Plans For Bridgeport Casino Now On Hold
(4/11/2018)
(Connecticut) -- Potential plans for a casino in Bridgeport have been put on hold by House Democrats who say they don't have enough time to muster support for the...
article Casino bills face uphill battle this year
(4/10/2018)
(Connecticut) -- Across the House, hope for legislative action on a new Bridgeport casino this year is mixed. In his view, the chances that the General Assembly passes...
article Optimistic Speaker Says Gaming This Session Is ‘Complex’
(4/10/2018)
(Connecticut) -- The odds of passing legislation concerning new casinos and legalized sports betting before the close of the legislative session, May 9, aren’t...
article Speaker: Gaming issues, pot legalization likely to wait until 2019
(4/10/2018)
(Connecticut) -- House Speaker Joe Aresimowicz was skeptical Tuesday that the legislature would resolve any major gaming issues or the legalization of marijuana this...
article Speaker: Legislature May Take No Action On Casinos This Session
(4/10/2018)
(Connecticut) -- House Speaker Joe Aresimowicz said Tuesday he would not be surprised if the legislature takes no action this year on casinos. With the General Assembly...
article Clock Ticking on Connecticut Casino Expansion Dilemma, Tribes Receive National Support
(4/9/2018)
(Connecticut) -- The Connecticut casino expansion debate seems as polarized as ever in the Hartford state capital. Lawmakers now have less than five weeks before the May...
article EDITORIAL: More evidence of Bridgeport casino folly
(4/9/2018)
(Connecticut) -- Can we finally dispose of this idea of building a fourth casino in our relatively small state? The excitement about the jobs a Bridgeport-based casino...
article Gambling researcher: State would lose millions if Bridgeport casino deal given the okay
(4/9/2018)
(Connecticut) -- A gambling researcher says the state would end up losing about $100 million a year if the Bridgeport casino deal is given the okay. The gaming...
article MGM says tribal consultant’s analysis already ‘debunked’
(4/9/2018)
(Connecticut) -- MGM Resorts International on Monday dismissed a new report that supports the Mashantucket Pequot and Mohegan tribes’ claim that Connecticut would...
article Would Bridgeport casino be loser for state?
(4/9/2018)
(Connecticut) -- Connecticut's two casino-operating Native American tribes have released a consultant's report that says a Bridgeport casino would be a loser for...
article Trump administration hit for keeping two tribes in Connecticut in the dark
(4/8/2018)
(Connecticut) -- A blanket and honoring ceremony didn't work. A lawsuit doesn't seem to be advancing matters either. So maybe in this age of presidential Twitter...
article Connecticut Tribes Getting National Support For East Windsor Casino
(4/8/2018)
(Connecticut) -- The National Congress of American Indians has written a letter to the U.S. Department of Interior saying that if it doesn’t give a ‘yay...
article Decision Time For General Assembly On Marijuana, Gambling And Tolls
(4/8/2018)
(Connecticut) -- With less than five weeks remaining in the regular legislative session, lawmakers are scrambling to pass major bills ranging from casino gambling and...
article Bridgeport casino wouldn’t make enough to offset tribes’ payments, consultant says
(4/7/2018)
(Connecticut) -- Assuming the third Connecticut casino gets built — and few consider that a slam dunk — a fourth, competitively bid casino would have to...
article Rawlings: Connecticut must honor its treaties
(4/7/2018)
(Connecticut) -- I am compelled to share with Connecticut citizens, especially our elected officials, what I believe to be our collective culpability in recognizing and...
article EW casino gets backing
(4/6/2018)
(Connecticut) -- The National Congress of American Indians is urging the U.S. Department of the Interior to publish the tribal compact amendments approved by the General...
article BLOG: Is Connecticut playing the sucker?
(4/6/2018)
(Connecticut) -- News that Connecticut is leasing 30 year -old rail cars from Massachusetts which no longer meet federal safety standards to use on its Hartford -...
press release The National Congress of American Indians Calls on the Department of the Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke to Publish Tribal Gaming Compact Amendments
(4/5/2018)
(Connecticut) -- The National Congress of American Indians (NCAI) sent a letter to the Department of the Interior (DOI) Secretary Ryan Zinke urging him to publish notice...
36 Total Articles on this Issue

Foxwoods

article Foxwoods Opens 60-MPH Zip Line From Top Of Fox Tower
(4/18/2018)
(Connecticut) -- The real action at Foxwoods Resort Casino isn’t on the gaming floor. It’s on the roof of the Fox Tower. On Thursday, the casino cut the...
article Foxwoods Resort Casino reports 12.7% rise in slot revenue
(4/15/2018)
(Connecticut) -- Foxwoods Resort Casino has reported slot revenue of $43.6 million for the month of March 2018. This figure is up 12.7 percent compared to $38.7 million...
article Foxwoods celebrates opening of new zipline
(4/13/2018)
(Connecticut) -- By car, it takes 1.2 miles to get from Fox Tower to the Mashantucket Pequot Museum & Research Center. As the crow flies, it's about seven-tenths...
article Foxwoods Thrill Tower To Reopen For Season
(4/10/2018)
(Connecticut) -- Foxwoods Resort Casino has announced Foxwoods Thrill Tower, one of the newest wonders at the resort, will reopen for the season on Thursday, April 12....
4 Total Articles on this Issue

Labor & Tribes

article ‘Captive audience’ bill debated
(4/14/2018)
(Connecticut) -- With a union seeking to organize cleaners at the Foxwoods Resort Casino and state elections looming, business and labor are battling over legislation...
article Business, Unions Face Off Over 'Captive Audience' Workplace Meetings
(4/11/2018)
(Connecticut) -- With a union seeking to organize cleaners at the Foxwoods Resort Casino and state elections looming, business and labor are battling over legislation...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

Mashantucket Pequot

article Mashantucket Pequot Museum is a winner
(4/14/2018)
(Connecticut) -- The reservation of the Mashantuc­ket Pequot Indi­ans in Connecti­cut is probably best known as the site of the popular Fox­woods Resort...
1 Article on this Issue

Mohegan Sun

article Mohegan tribal chairman visits St. Mary School
(4/13/2018)
(Connecticut) -- St. Mary School students Tatum, Tessa and Owen Santos are descendants of the Connecticut Mohegan tribe. Their tribal heritage stems from their maternal...
article Long Island Medium Channels Spirits Of Loved Ones At Mohegan Sun
(4/13/2018)
(Connecticut) -- Theresa Caputo, the star of the hit TLC reality series Long Island Medium, made a local stop at Mohegan Sun for her Live! The Experience Tour on...
article Review: Lorde takes Mohegan Sun by storm in Saturday concert
(4/8/2018)
(Connecticut) -- Ah, to be young, cool and talented! Lorde was already hip on record. The singer-songwriter, now 21, produced an acclaimed and adventurous album when she...
3 Total Articles on this Issue

Connecticut Online

article Connecticut State Delays With Expansion Of Online Gambling
(4/12/2018)
(Connecticut) -- Online gambling could see delays in the state of Connecticut. Tuesday, House Speaker, Joe Aresimowicz said that it wouldn’t be surprising if...
1 Article on this Issue

Sports Betting

article Conn. Lottery to Legalize Sport Betting
(4/10/2018)
(Connecticut) -- A bill designed to legalize sports betting in the state of Connecticut is up for review by the U.S. Supreme Court. The Connecticut Lottery Corp. is in...
article Legislature’s finance committee passes sports-betting bill
(4/6/2018)
(Connecticut) -- A legislative committee approved a bill Thursday that could lead to the legalization of sports betting in the state and would authorize online sales of...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

Mohegan Tribe

article Mohegans, Pasta Vita opening Wethersfield location next week
(4/9/2018)
(Connecticut) -- The Mohegan Holding Co., the Mohegan Tribe’s nongaming arm, will open its second Pasta Vita location April 17 in Wethersfield. The gourmet-to-go...
1 Article on this Issue

Other News

article Require The Teaching Of Holocaust And Genocide Studies
(4/19/2018)
(Connecticut) -- In August of 1939, just a week before launching an all-out invasion of Poland, Adolf Hitler reiterated his orders to Nazi military commanders to “...
article Acclaimed poet Joy Harjo celebrates poetry with her storytelling gifts
(3/29/2018)
(Connecticut) -- A unique blend of poetry, music and storytelling marked the 55th Annual Wallace Stevens Poetry Program on Wednesday evening as acclaimed poet Joy Harjo...
article Tribes still dead set against modified casino-expansion bill
(3/22/2018)
(Connecticut) -- Up until lawmakers last Friday modified a casino-expansion bill that would have upended the Mashantucket Pequot and Mohegan tribes’ East Windsor casino...
article Equal Time: This paper’s version of revisionist history
(3/17/2018)
(Connecticut) -- Re: the North Fork History Project – When the English arrive, Indians disperse: While this installment contains much interesting historical info,...
article ‘Atlanta’ Fact Check: Is the Phrase ‘Caught Red-Handed’ Actually Racist?
(3/16/2018)
(Connecticut) -- Should you be avoiding the expression “caught red-handed?” Thursday’s episode of “Atlanta” on FX posed the question, where does that phrase actually...
article Jon Lender: Sen. Larson Blasts Lottery In His Official Role, After Secret Try At Becoming Its CEO
(2/24/2018)
(Connecticut) -- Sen. Tim Larson, D-East Hartford, voiced sharp criticism Thursday of Connecticut Lottery Corp. officials in his role as co-chairman of a legislative...
article Casino Expansion Bill Calling For 'Competitive Bidding' To Get Hearing
(2/22/2018)
(Connecticut) -- A legislative committee Thursday revived a move to open the state to competitive bidding in establishing its first casino off a tribal reservation.
article Legislators buck Senate co-chairs, keep casino expansion alive
(2/22/2018)
(Connecticut) -- An 11th-hour uprising by rank-and-file members of a legislative committee Thursday resurrected an issue that two Senate co-chairs seemed to have tabled...
article Big Sean Announces Mohegan Date; Thirty Seconds To Mars To Play Xfinity
(2/14/2018)
(Connecticut) -- Big Sean ($39-$49) performs at Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville on May 19, with Playboi Carti, Shy Glizzy and GASHI opening, followed by Vance Joy ($40-$...
article Norwalk Man Who Profited From Betting Websites Faces Judge
(2/11/2018)
(Connecticut) -- A 41-year-old Norwalk man faces sentencing for failing to pay income tax on more than $1 million he received by running off-shore sports gambling...
article Faced with Underfunding, Connecticut Seeks Proposals Tuesday for Teachers Pension Plan
(2/6/2018)
(Connecticut) -- Faced with a teachers’ retirement plan that is 55.97% funded and a growing state budget deficit, Connecticut will hold a public hearing to hear...
article U.S. says Mashantuckets lack standing in 3rd-casino suit over gaming compact amendments
(2/5/2018)
(Connecticut) -- Attorneys for U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke and the Department of the Interior moved Monday for "partial dismissal" of a lawsuit seeking to compel...
article Stony Creek Brewery to Build Brewpub Oasis at Foxwoods Resort Casino
(1/31/2018)
(Connecticut) -- Stony Creek Brewery is thrilled to announce plans to construct a fully operational brewpub inside Foxwoods Resort Casino®, the largest resort casino in...
article Students seek Native language credit
(1/22/2018)
(Connecticut) -- From French to Akkadian, students have a wide array of options to fulfill the mandatory Yale College language requirement. Some options, however, are...
article Yale Settles Lawsuit with Ex-Student Who Cited False Sex Assault Claim
(1/17/2018)
(Connecticut) -- A former student has settled a lawsuit with Yale University after he says he was wrongfully and unfairly expelled in 2012 after a false sexual assault...
article Makeup Drawing In Lottery Snafu Set For Tuesday, But Players Still Unhappy
(1/12/2018)
(Connecticut) -- The Connecticut Lottery Corp. has set Tuesday at 11 a.m. as the time for a do-over drawing to partly make up for a Jan. 1 fiasco in which nearly half...
article 2 lottery employees on leave after mistaken drawing
(1/5/2018)
(Connecticut) -- Two employees of the Connecticut Lottery are on leave after a mistake with the drawing for a special New Year’s game. The Connecticut Lottery Corp...
article Local resident receives achievement award from Yale University
(12/31/2017)
(Connecticut) -- In honor of Native American Heritage Month, Needles resident Ashley Hemmers was named the 2017 Henry Roe Cloud distinguished alumni awardee at Yale...
article Martha Redbone brings roots music, eclectic mix to The Kate Jan. 5
(12/31/2017)
(Connecticut) -- In the calm, cold heart of winter in Connecticut beats a rich pulse of American roots music during this first week in 2018. Martha Redbone, who played...
article Local resident receives achievement award from Yale University
(12/30/2017)
(Connecticut) -- In honor of Native American Heritage Month, Needles resident Ashley Hemmers was named the 2017 Henry Roe Cloud distinguished alumni awardee at Yale...

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