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article Competitive pressures weighing on Mohegan, Foxwoods' slot revenues
(10/15/2018)
(Connecticut) -- Connecticut's tribal casino operators saw their slot revenues decline for a third consecutive month in September as they face new competitive...
article East Windsor casino still on hold as investigation into application continues
(10/11/2018)
(Connecticut) -- Two Connecticut tribes working together, providing 26 years of service, 20,000 jobs and $7-billion to the State of Connecticut, are hoping to maintain...
article Halt To East Windsor Casino Puts Connecticut, Tribes At Crossroads
(10/10/2018)
(Connecticut) -- In a setback to plans to open a third casino in Connecticut, a federal judge dismissed a lawsuit by the state and tribal operators of the Foxwoods and...
article East Windsor selectmen OK casino fund
(10/5/2018)
(Connecticut) -- The Board of Selectmen approved an ordinance Thursday establishing a “casino impact fund” and forwarded it to a town meeting of the...
article EDITORIAL: State needs a new plan to combat MGM casino competition
(10/3/2018)
(Connecticut) -- It’s back in the hands of the state legislature. Plans for construction of a third Connecticut casino in East Windsor have suffered a big setback...
article Federal judge throws out lawsuit against MGM Springfield brought by Mashantucket Pequot and Mohegan tribes in Connecticut
(10/3/2018)
(Connecticut) -- A federal judge threw out a lawsuit a Native American tribe in Connecticut brought against the Department of the Interior as it seeks to build a casino...
article Judges Rules Against Tribes In Bid To Open East Windsor Casino
(10/3/2018)
(Connecticut) -- Connecticut’s two federally recognized Native American tribes say they’re disappointed by a ruling that puts a hitch in their plan to open a...
article MGM Resorts Says Connecticut Should Hold Competitive Bidding Process After Judge Deals Blow to Tribal Plan
(10/3/2018)
(Connecticut) -- MGM Resorts says its offer to build a $675 million commercial casino resort in Bridgeport, Connecticut, still stands after a federal judge’s...
article As Gambling Expands Across Northeast, Connecticut Faces New Setback In Efforts To Add A Third Casino
(10/2/2018)
(Connecticut) -- A federal judge’s ruling over the weekend adds to the legal tangle over opening Connecticut’s first casino off a tribal reservation in East...
article Connecticut Tribes Unhappy With Casino Ruling, Will Fight Back
(10/2/2018)
(Connecticut) -- The two American Indian Tribes in Connecticut spoke on Monday of their disappointment regarding a weekend ruling that was made by a federal judge. The...
article East Windsor casino plan indefinitely stalled by federal judge
(10/2/2018)
(Connecticut) -- The plan to bring a small aboriginal casino to the northern Connecticut community of East Windsor has reportedly been indefinitely blocked after a...
article Judge Keeps Federal Approval For East Windsor Casino Out Of Reach
(10/2/2018)
(Connecticut) -- The governor signed a bill that would allow the Mashantucket Pequot and Mohegan tribes to build a casino in East Windsor over a year ago, but it still...
article Connecticut tribes disappointed by casino ruling
(10/1/2018)
(Connecticut) -- Connecticut's two federally recognized American Indian tribes voiced disappointment on Monday about a federal judge's ruling over the weekend...
article Fed judge derails Connecticut tribal joint venture casino project
(10/1/2018)
(Connecticut) -- Connecticut’s proposed tribal casino expansion hit a snag over the weekend after a judge ruled that the federal government was under no obligation...
article Federal court ruling jeopardizes East Windsor casino plan
(10/1/2018)
(Connecticut) -- Plans for a casino in East Windsor that would compete with MGM Springfield were dealt a setback this weekend when a federal judge issued a ruling that...
article Federal court ruling puts East Windsor casino project in limbo
(10/1/2018)
(Connecticut) -- An effort by the Mashantucket Pequot and Mohegan tribes to collaborate on a new casino on nontribal land in East Windsor received another setback this...
article What You Need To Know: A Federal Judge Deals A Setback To A Third Casino In Connecticut
(10/1/2018)
(Connecticut) -- The state of Connecticut and its two federally recognized Indian tribes want to open a third Connecticut casino in East Windsor, but over the weekend a...
article Zinke, MGM prevail over tribes in casino lawsuit
(10/1/2018)
(Connecticut) -- A federal judge dismissed a lawsuit against Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke this weekend, ruling that the Interior Department does not have to decide...
article Region’s casinos fare well in USA Today polling
(9/29/2018)
(Connecticut) -- USA Today’s online readers, at least the ones that frequent casinos, have a thing for southeastern Connecticut. The publication's 10Best...
article Region’s casinos fare well in USA Today polling
(9/28/2018)
(Connecticut) -- USA Today’s online readers, at least the ones that frequent casinos, have a thing for southeastern Connecticut. The publication's 10Best Readers’ Choice...
article Selectmen consider modifying ordinance on casino payments
(9/21/2018)
(Connecticut) -- The Board of Selectmen is discussing changes to a proposed ordinance to establish a separate fund for annual $3 million payments from casino developer...
article Springfield Casino Draws Big – Connecticut Casinos See Small Slot Dips
(9/19/2018)
(Connecticut) -- While the Connecticut and now Massachusetts casinos go head to head, the tax coffers of both states remain big winners.
article Casinos’ August slot revenues down 1 percent; MGM Springfield reports first numbers
(9/17/2018)
(Connecticut) -- Southeastern Connecticut’s two resort casinos combined to rake in nearly $95 million in slot-machine revenue in August — slightly less than during the...
article EDITORIAL: Sports betting law should await next legislature
(9/15/2018)
(Connecticut) -- It appears reasonable to push approval of sports betting in the state to the next legislative session. A new governor and General Assembly take office...
article Connecticut braced for Massachusetts openings
(9/12/2018)
(Connecticut) -- Connecticut tribal operators are braced for the opening of two new casino resorts from MGM and Wynn in neighbouring Massachusetts. The end of August saw...
article Republican lawmakers at fault for inaction on sports betting, Malloy says
(9/6/2018)
(Connecticut) -- Blaming Republicans, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy said Thursday there’s virtually no chance the state will legalize sports betting this year. But some...
article $650M water park and resort proposed in Palmer
(9/5/2018)
(Connecticut) -- A development duo is proposing a $650 million water park and resort complex on 250 acres of forested hilltop that was once considered for a Mohegan Sun...
27 Total Articles on this Issue

Foxwoods

article Slot revenue at Foxwoods drops 5.2%
(10/15/2018)
(Connecticut) -- Slot revenue at Foxwoods Resort Casino is down more than five percent for the month of September compared to the same month last year, according to a...
article Foxwoods Resort Casino named best casino outside of Las Vegas
(10/5/2018)
(Connecticut) -- Foxwoods Resort Casino was voted the best casino outside of Las Vegas by USA Today’s 10Best Readers’ Choice Awards. This award seeks the...
article Celebrity chef celebrates 2nd year for Foxwoods restaurant
(10/4/2018)
(Connecticut) -- Guy Fieri, the restaurateur, celebrity chef and television host of Food Network fame, visited his namesake eatery at Foxwoods Resort Casino on Thursday...
article The East Coast 18: Foxwoods Casino Resort and Lake of Isles
(10/3/2018)
(Connecticut) -- The Foxwoods Casino Resort has four hotels, two golf courses and its own 80-plus store Tanger Outlet Center. It can probably be seen from space. It...
article Dale Merill wins Great Women of Gaming award
(10/1/2018)
(Connecticut) -- Foxwoods Resort Casino, the Northeast’s premier resort destination, today announced that Dale Merrill, Senior Vice President of Human Resources...
article Foxwoods Resort Casino to host Foxwoods On Tap
(9/25/2018)
(Connecticut) -- Foxwoods On Tap will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. Dec. 1 at the Foxwoods Resort Casino, 350 Trolley Line Blvd., Mashantucket.
article Foxwoods’ Aug. slot revenue, handle down slightly
(9/13/2018)
(Connecticut) -- Foxwoods Resort Casino reported a slight dip in slot revenue and wagers in August, the same month its new northern competitor, MGM Springfield, opened...
article Police Charge Man in Assault of Casino Security Officer
(9/12/2018)
(Connecticut) -- A Connecticut judge has ordered a member of the Mashantucket Pequot Tribe to stay away from all casinos and to not go near a Foxwoods Resorts Casino...
article Man arraigned in security guard assault at Foxwoods Resort Casino
(9/11/2018)
(Connecticut) -- A New London judge ordered a 28-year-old Mashantucket Pequot Tribal member Tuesday to stay away from Connecticut casinos and not to go within 100 yards...
article Connecticut Supreme Court Sides With Gaming Company in Battle With Ledyard Over Legal Fees for Casino Dispute
(9/10/2018)
(Connecticut) -- The Connecticut Supreme Court has overturned a Connecticut Appellate Court ruling in which the town of Ledyard was seeking attorney fees incurred for...
10 Total Articles on this Issue

MGM Springfield

article Casinos’ slots revenue down in September, MGM Springfield’s first full month
(10/15/2018)
(Connecticut) -- Slot-machine revenues fell last month at Mohegan Sun and Foxwoods Resort Casino, tumbling by 8.8 and 5.2 percent, respectively, compared with September...
1 Article on this Issue

Mohegan Sun

article Don’t look for Mohegan Sun’s TV series ‘Back of House’ on Netflix
(10/6/2018)
(Connecticut) -- You may be forgiven if you didn't know that Mohegan Sun's own reality television series is now in its second season, with eight new episodes...
article Mohegan completes new exec. team
(10/5/2018)
(Connecticut) -- The tribal operators of Mohegan Sun added two more senior executives Thursday, completing a year-long effort to rebuild its C-suite.
article Mohegan Sun Receives 'Best Casino Hotel' Honor
(9/28/2018)
(Connecticut) -- As year-end rankings & awards for 2018 start to roll in, the premier East Coast gaming and entertainment destination, Mohegan Sun, is proud to...
article Mohegan Sun’s Aug. slot revenue down slightly
(9/17/2018)
(Connecticut) -- Mohegan Sun posted a slight dip in slot revenues last month. In August, Mohegan tribal operators reported more than $53.3 million in slot revenues vs. $...
article ‘Survivor’ auditioning contestants at Mohegan Sun
(9/9/2018)
(Connecticut) -- Anyone who’s ever wanted a shot at competing on the Emmy Award-winning television series “Survivor” will have their chance when the...
5 Total Articles on this Issue

Mashantucket Pequot

article Former tribal chairman disputes state cigarette tax
(10/5/2018)
(Connecticut) -- A former Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Chairman said he plans to take the state of Connecticut to court over Native American-made cigarettes.
article Reels vows to press case over state cigarette tax on reservation
(10/4/2018)
(Connecticut) -- When state revenue agents showed up this week at his tiny convenience store on the Mashantucket Pequot reservation, Kenny Reels wondered where they...
article Battlefield conference burnishes Pequot museum’s profile
(9/26/2018)
(Connecticut) -- Given the Mashantucket Pequot Tribe’s early history, it seems somehow appropriate that the tribe would host a major conference on battlefield...
3 Total Articles on this Issue

MGM Resorts

article MGM moving forward with plans for Connecticut casino
(10/2/2018)
(Connecticut) -- A federal judge has dealt a significant blow to the ability of the Connecticut tribes to build a casino just over the state line in East Windsor. How...
1 Article on this Issue

Tobacco & Cigarettes

article State investigating cigarette sales on Mashantucket reservation
(10/2/2018)
(Connecticut) -- State agents investigating cigarette sales raided a private store on the Mashantucket Pequot reservation this week, a Department of Revenue Services...
1 Article on this Issue

Mashpee Wampanoag

article Mashpee Town Manager to Travel to D.C. to Support Wampanoag Land Bill
(10/1/2018)
(Connecticut) -- Selectmen in Mashpee have agreed to send Town Manager Rodney Collins to Washington D.C. as part of an effort to protect the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe...
1 Article on this Issue

Connecticut Online

article Sports Betting Set for Approval in Connecticut
(9/27/2018)
(Connecticut) -- Since the Supreme Court decided to end the federal ban on sports betting in May 2018, many states have either already opened their sportsbooks or are on...
1 Article on this Issue

Other News

article $999 Million At Stake In Upcoming Lottery 'Power' Drawings
(10/15/2018)
(Connecticut) -- Two "power" lottery jackpots are still up for grabs with a combined payout of $999 million, Connecticut Lottery officials said Monday. Players...
article Powwow brings native community together
(10/9/2018)
(Connecticut) -- Native American dancers, drummers, musicians and vendors from across the country gathered in Coxe Cage on Sunday for the seventh annual Powwow hosted by...
article Ex LVS lawyer joins Mohegan Sun under management revamp
(10/5/2018)
(Connecticut) -- Casino operator Mohegan Gaming and Entertainment, known as Mohegan Sun, has announced the appointment of Tom Smock, a former general counsel in Asia to...
article Reels vows to press case over state cigarette tax on reservation
(10/5/2018)
(Connecticut) -- When state revenue agents showed up this week at his tiny convenience store on the Mashantucket Pequot reservation, Kenny Reels wondered where they’d...
article Mystery monument of Native American appears in Norwalk
(10/4/2018)
(Connecticut) -- Noam Kostucki was walking his dog on West Avenue Wednesday night near the entrance of the Route 7 connector when he noticed something odd out of the the...
article Documentary about Cultural Survival and Stolen Children in Maine to have Connecticut Premiere in West Hartford
(10/3/2018)
(Connecticut) -- Documentary about Cultural Survival and Stolen Children in Maine to have Connecticut Premiere in West Hartford
article POWELLl: Stefanowski’s tax dodge, and Mason’s pesky statue
(10/2/2018)
(Connecticut) -- Republican gubernatorial candidate Bob Stefanowski’s objective of eliminating the state income tax is ridiculous, but not for the reason commonly...
article Federal judge deals setback to East Windsor casino
(10/1/2018)
(Connecticut) -- A federal judge dealt a significant blow over the weekend to the ability of the Mashantucket Pequot and Mohegan tribal nations to jointly build a casino...
article Alumna Patricia Nez Henderson on breaking boundaries at Yale
(9/21/2018)
(Connecticut) -- Patricia Nez Henderson ’94 M.P.H., ’00 M.D. discussed her work promoting the wellness of the Navajo community in a conversation with President Peter...
article First Native American YSM grad kicks off lecture series
(9/18/2018)
(Connecticut) -- Patricia Nez Henderson SPH ’94 MED ’00, the first Native American woman to graduate from the Yale School of Medicine, on Monday afternoon discussed her...
article Crews Unearth Native American Fort During Bridge Job
(9/13/2018)
(Connecticut) -- A 1600s Native American fort uncovered as part of a rail bridge replacement project is shining some light on a tribe's first dealings with Europeans...
article State kept Native American site in Norwalk under wraps
(8/31/2018)
(Connecticut) -- The significance of an artifact-rich, 500-year-old Native American fort and settlement on the east bank of the Norwalk River was kept secret for a year...
article 1600s Native American fort is one of the most important Northeast finds
(8/29/2018)
(Connecticut) -- A 1600s Native American fort uncovered as part of a rail bridge replacement project is shining some light on a tribe's first dealings with Europeans...
article Archaeologists dig Native American fort found in Connecticut
(8/28/2018)
(Connecticut) -- A 1600s Native American fort uncovered as part of a rail bridge replacement project is shining some light on a tribe's first dealings with Europeans...
article Mohegan Sun further extending Momentum loyalty program benefits
(8/20/2018)
Connecticut’s giant Mohegan Sun resort has announced that members of its Momentum loyalty program will soon be able to earn discounts and benefits for use at the Baha Mar Casino and Hotel integrated...
article Institute for American Indian Studies rebuilding replicated Algonkian village
(8/15/2018)
(Connecticut) -- Visitors can step back in time as the The Institute for American Indian Studies in Washington, Conn., begins rebuilding its 16th-century replicated...
article Accused rapist at Foxwoods facing 8 years in prison
(8/14/2018)
(Connecticut) -- A New Hampshire man accused of raping a woman in his hotel room at Foxwoods Resort Casino in October 2017 has agreed to a plea deal that will sentence...
article State won’t preserve ancient Indian fort found near Norwalk Harbor
(8/11/2018)
(Connecticut) -- A delicate, metallic scratching filled the air Thursday afternoon. Underneath a tent that did little to ward off the heat, archaeologists were busy...
article State won’t preserve ancient Indian fort found near Norwalk Harbor
(8/10/2018)
(Connecticut) -- A delicate, metallic scratching filled the air Thursday afternoon. Underneath a tent that did little to ward off the heat, archaeologists were busy...
article Major historic find at Walk Bridge site includes Indian fort, thousands of artifacts
(8/8/2018)
(Connecticut) -- A historic — and historically illuminating — discovery has been made in East Norwalk with the uncovering of the remnants of a contact-period...

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