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article Connecticut to consider new sports wagering bills
(2/20/2020)
(Connecticut) -- Lawmakers in Connecticut are to run the rule over several new bills that would legalise sports betting in the state, though the legislation is dependent...
article CT casinos report slot revenue increases in January
(2/19/2020)
(Connecticut) -- Connecticut’s tribal casinos reversed their slot revenue declines in December by reporting year-over-year increases in January. Mohegan Sun...
article Haar: Tribes say they’d build two casinos, including Bridgeport
(2/19/2020)
(Connecticut) -- They will build a casino in East Windsor. And if permitted, they would build a casino in Bridgeport, most likely a small one. That was the message...
article Mohegan, Foxwoods’ slot revenues rise in January
(2/18/2020)
(Connecticut) -- Connecticut’s two tribal casinos posted higher slot revenues in January after recording steep declines a month earlier. The operator of Mohegan...
article CT tribes cutting investment in proposed East Windsor casino
(2/18/2020)
(Connecticut) -- Uncertainty over just how much demand there is for more casino gambling in the region has resulted in a cut in the amount of money being invested by...
article EDITORIAL: Gov. Lamont, get the data before expanding gambling in Connecticut
(2/18/2020)
(Connecticut) -- Gov. Ned Lamont should take a cue from the professional gamblers: Don’t get in the game before you know the odds. Recent news shows that the New...
article Plan for coming Mohegan Sun/Foxwoods East Windsor scaled back
(2/17/2020)
(Connecticut) -- In Connecticut and the casino-operating Mohegan Tribe and the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation have reportedly announced that they will be scaling back...
article Gambling giants face a challenging market as MGM Springfield struggles and Connecticut tribes cut investment at planned East Windsor casino
(2/14/2020)
(Connecticut) -- Revenue at the new Springfield casino has disappointed MGM and Connecticut’s Indian tribes are scaling back a proposed casino in East Windsor as...
article Connecticut Tribes Admit East Windsor Casino Years Away From Opening, Seek Sports Betting
(2/13/2020)
(Connecticut) -- Former Gov. Dannel Malloy (D) signed legislation in June of 2017 that authorized the state’s two tribes to jointly build a satellite casino in the...
article Connecticut Tribes Push For More Casinos And Exclusive Rights
(2/13/2020)
(Connecticut) -- Two Native American tribes in Connecticut made a pitch to lawmakers this week – they want to keep their pact with the state as it considers...
article Lawsuits Seem Certain After Familiar CT Sports Betting Debate At Hearing
(2/13/2020)
(Connecticut) -- For many years, Connecticut sports betting or other gambling expansion has come up in the legislature. The same arguments are heard regarding tribal...
article Haar: Tribes say they’d build two casinos, including Bridgeport
(2/12/2020)
(Connecticut) -- They will build a casino in East Windsor. And if permitted, they would build a casino in Bridgeport, most likely a small one. That was the message...
article Tribes: East Windsor casino a long way away
(2/12/2020)
(Connecticut) -- Despite telling lawmakers repeatedly they would build their Tribal Winds Casino in East Windsor in spite of ongoing litigation, tribal leaders said...
article Tribes stick to exclusivity claim at forum on sports-betting legislation
(2/11/2020)
(Connecticut) -- Southeastern Connecticut’s gaming tribes Tuesday touted their decades-long relationship with the state as a win-win for the parties and repeated...
article Haar: A sports betting compromise that might pay off
(2/10/2020)
(Connecticut) -- Connecticut missed the Super Bowl at the betting window and we’ll miss March Madness. But the state may be inching closer to online and in-person...
article Sports Betting Back On The Agenda In Hartford
(2/10/2020)
(Connecticut) -- The Connecticut legislature will once again take up the issue of sports betting this year. A bill that will be introduced this week will try to bridge...
article Keno is becoming CT Lotto’s ace in the hole
(2/10/2020)
(Connecticut) -- Bridgeport’s Daybreak Doughnuts is known to customers for its sweet breakfast treats. It’s also known to the Connecticut Lottery Corp. (CLC...
article OP/ED: Only a few will gain from comprehensive gambling
(2/9/2020)
(Connecticut) -- How awful the comprehensive gambling bill being advanced by state Sen. Catherine A. Osten, D-Sprague, and a bipartisan group of legislators is. It would...
article Casinos, off-track betting sites, CT Lottery would take bets under new sports betting bill
(2/7/2020)
(Connecticut) -- Sports betting is back on the Connecticut legislative agenda, though consensus around the issue remains elusive. Rep. Joe Verrengia, chairman of the...
article OP/ ED: Only a few will gain from comprehensive gambling in Connecticut
(2/7/2020)
(Connecticut) -- How awful the comprehensive gambling bill being advanced by state Sen. Catherine A. Osten, D-Sprague, and a bipartisan group of legislators is. It would...
article EDITORIAL: 2020 is the time for legislature to make big policy decisions
(2/4/2020)
(Connecticut) -- In the legislative session now underway, Gov. Ned Lamont and his fellow Democrats, who control solid majorities in the House and Senate, need to...
article Sports Betting Will Be Front And Center When CT General Assembly Opens
(2/4/2020)
(Connecticut) -- Connecticut lawmakers seem to have had enough of dilly-dallying around and last week unveiled a draft of sweeping gaming expansion that includes legal...
article Connecticut’s Largest City Sees Future in Harnessing Wind Energy
(2/2/2020)
(Connecticut) -- For decades, officials here have searched for an economic engine to turn around this once-booming industrial city. They pursued several waterfront...
article Gaming revisited (again) [2nd item]
(2/1/2020)
(Connecticut) -- Southeastern Connecticut’s senators — Somers, Formica and Cathy Osten, D-Sprague, who supports the truck-tolling bill — are on the...
article As CT considers gambling expansion, hotel revenue flat entering 2020
(1/31/2020)
(Connecticut) -- As Connecticut lawmakers again consider legalizing sports betting and new casinos, hotels statewide generated their smallest increase in room revenue...
article Connecticut Legislators Push for Progress With Gambling Expansion
(1/31/2020)
(Connecticut) -- State leaders in Connecticut have reasserted their pressure on Governor Ned Lomont to review state gambling legislation. The new proposed version of the...
article Backing for expanded gambling
(1/30/2020)
(Connecticut) -- Lawmakers said they’re ready to legalize sports gambling and internet betting as a bipartisan group of legislators united Wednesday to lend their...
article Lawmakers back gaming bill, say it’s contingent on Lamont negotiations with tribes
(1/30/2020)
(Connecticut) -- While voicing support for state Sen. Cathy Osten’s plan to “modernize” Connecticut’s gaming industry, a bipartisan group of...
article New proposed legislation encourages tribal casino in Bridgeport
(1/30/2020)
(Connecticut) -- Newly proposed legislation would enable the expansion of gaming operations conducted by the Mohegan and Mashantucket Pequot tribes, including the...
article Osten announces new version of casino bill
(1/29/2020)
(Connecticut) -- State Sen. Cathy Osten said it’s important to modernize gaming at Mohegan Sun and Foxwoods Resort and Casino, and it's hope that a bill she...
article Sports betting and casino legislation with tribal partners are back on the General Assembly’s agenda, offering millions to Connecticut’s municipalities
(1/29/2020)
(Connecticut) -- Legislative leaders Wednesday unveiled their latest proposal to establish sports betting and broader casino and lottery betting in Connecticut, pledging...
article Sweeping gambling bill is meant to push Lamont
(1/29/2020)
(Connecticut) -- Top leaders of the Senate Democratic majority pressured Gov. Ned Lamont on gambling expansion Wednesday by endorsing legislation that would give the...
article Connecticut made $629M off gamblers last year. It wants more.
(1/28/2020)
(Connecticut) -- The gamblers’ cash came in a gusher, as if the tiny band of Mashantucket Pequots had struck oil in their Great Cedar Swamp. CBS’ “60...
33 Total Articles on this Issue

Foxwoods

article Chicopee man arrested in connection with Foxwoods Casino stabbing
(2/17/2020)
(Connecticut) -- A Chicopee man has been charged with misdemeanors in connection with the stabbing of a Rhode Island man at a Connecticut casino. Police charged 40-year-...
article Police: Man stabbed at Foxwoods Resort Casino
(2/16/2020)
(Connecticut) -- A Massachusetts man was arrested in connection with a stabbing at Foxwoods Resort Casino, according to tribal police. Police say 40-year-old Robert J....
article Police say man stabbed during large fight at Foxwoods
(2/15/2020)
(Connecticut) -- Tribal Police Chief William D. Dittman said a man suffered multiple stab wounds early Saturday following a large fight in the Centrale Bar at Foxwoods...
article Butler Takes Plunge For Mystic Aquarium Animal Rescue Program
(2/9/2020)
(Connecticut) -- Registration is now open for Mystic Aquarium's 7th Annual Seal Splash. Joining these hale and hardy supporters of the Animal Rescue Program is...
4 Total Articles on this Issue

Mascot Issue

article Killingly school board member proposes new motto
(2/13/2020)
(Connecticut) -- Killingly board of Education member Jason Muscara proposed that the school district adopt "E Pluribus Unum" as its motto to help the school...
article Killingly BOE meeting tonight on mascot
(2/12/2020)
(Connecticut) -- Killingly High School’s mascot appears to be back on the Board of Education’s agenda again. It’s listed as "School Motto" under new business for tonight...
article Go all-in with tolls, end vaccine exemptions, look hard at banning Native American mascots and other things the state legislature needs to do in 2020
(2/2/2020)
(Connecticut) -- Thanks to a few breaks, Connecticut’s legislators won’t have to do much last-minute financial shuffling to get the state through the fiscal...
3 Total Articles on this Issue

Mohegan Sun

article Mohegan Sun's 'Back of House' wins international awards
(2/12/2020)
(Connecticut) -- Mohegan Sun Casino's original online TV series "Back of House" has been honored with two international awards. According to a press...
article Niagara Falls casino ops boost Mohegan Gaming & Ent revenue
(2/7/2020)
(Connecticut) -- Casino operator Mohegan Gaming & Entertainment (MGE) saw its Q4 revenue jump by one-quarter thanks to its new Canadian contract and its Pennsylvania...
article Video Shows Nelly Getting Into Argument While Playing Texas Holdem at Casino
(2/6/2020)
(Connecticut) -- During a visit to the Mohegan Sun casino in Connecticut, Nelly was filmed getting into an argument with other players and an employee. In the clip that...
article Mohegan Gaming reaping benefits of diversification
(2/6/2020)
(Connecticut) -- Mohegan Sun’s net revenues were down 3.7% in the quarter that ended Dec. 31, a decline overshadowed by its corporate parent’s overall gains...
article Nelly Goes On Epic Rant At Casino, 'Get Off My Nuts'
(2/5/2020)
(Connecticut) -- Here's Nelly railing against a pit boss inside a casino after beefing with other players about how to PROPERLY play poker, and y'know it's...
article Chinese New Year celebration at Mohegan Sun Casino
(2/2/2020)
(Connecticut) -- Dragons march throughout the Mogean Sun Satruday afternoon to bring in the Chinese New Year.
6 Total Articles on this Issue

Bridgeport Casino

article Proposed Connecticut legislation would enable creation of tribal casino in Bridgeport
(2/4/2020)
(Connecticut) -- The "Act Concerning Jobs In and Revenue From the Gaming Industry," authored by Democratic state Sen. Cathy Osten, would direct Connecticut Gov...
1 Article on this Issue

Mashantucket Pequot

article A tribe, a state and a mutual reliance on gambling
(1/27/2020)
(Connecticut) -- The gamblers’ cash came in a gusher, as if the tiny band of Mashantucket Pequots had struck oil in their Great Cedar Swamp. CBS’ “60...
article Connecticut made $629M off gamblers last year. It wants more.
(1/27/2020)
(Connecticut) -- The gamblers’ cash came in a gusher, as if the tiny band of Mashantucket Pequots had struck oil in their Great Cedar Swamp. CBS’ “60...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

Mohegan Tribe

article Mohegan Tribe announces it no longer supports the use of Indian-related team names
(1/27/2020)
(Connecticut) -- For decades the Montville High School athletic teams have competed as the “Indians” with the blessing of the Mohegans, the Native American...
1 Article on this Issue

Other News

article Now More Than Ever: On Mary Kathryn Nagle’s “Manahatta”
(2/20/2020)
(Connecticut) -- It’s an omnipresent trope to ascribe activist intent — with varying legitimacy — to theater. In a world wrought with political tumult, this approach is...
article Beluga studies bring together Inupiat, Mashantucket tribe teens
(2/18/2020)
(Connecticut) -- A common interest in whaling, climate change and the power of education has brought about unique cultural exchange between teen-aged Inupiat Eskimo...
article Institute of American Indian Studies hosts program on magic of courting flutes
(2/4/2020)
(Connecticut) -- The Institute of American Indian Studies in Washington, Conn., is topping off Valentine’s Day week with a program on the magic of courting flutes that...
article LETTER: End use of American Indian sports names and mascots
(2/3/2020)
(Connecticut) -- Concerning The Day’s article, “Push against Native American logos, team names reopens question in Montville,” (Jan. 22), the only...
article Sweeping Gambling Bill Is Meant To Push Lamont
(1/30/2020)
(Connecticut) -- Top leaders of the Senate Democratic majority pressured Gov. Ned Lamont on gambling expansion Wednesday by endorsing legislation that would give the...
article OP/ED: Native American thoughts of unity, brotherhood, Redmenism during Martin Luther King week
(1/24/2020)
(Connecticut) -- Just west of Killingly, Connecticut, a youthful Martin Luther King came up from the deep south and not only worked in tobacco fields but attended mixed-...
article Global Gaming Business magazine recognizes local casino executives
(1/7/2020)
(Connecticut) -- Two of Global Gaming Business magazine’s "25 People to Watch” for 2020 feature Mohegan Sun on their resumes. One of them, Mario...
article Great Meadows Conservation Trust hosting Brisk winter hikes series in 2020
(12/28/2019)
(Connecticut) -- Great Meadows, a 4,500-acre expanse of fields and marshes along the Connecticut River in East Hartford, Glastonbury, Rocky Hill and Wethersfield, is a...
article Winter fun and games celebrate Native American Culture
(12/27/2019)
(Connecticut) -- If you have kids and are looking for an engaging activity in December, head to the Institute for American Indian Studies on 38 Curtis Road in Washington...
article Police: New Britain employee swindled money for casino visit, California trip
(12/18/2019)
(Connecticut) -- Zeena Tawfik, the city’s former community services manager who was charged with larceny last month, spent some of the $7,141 she’s accused...
article Students and alumni start petition to remove Native American mascot logo at Valley Regional High School
(12/16/2019)
(Connecticut) -- About 250 students and alumni of Valley Regional High School have signed a petition asking that the board of education change the school’s mascot...
article Mascot controversy reveals deep divide
(12/12/2019)
(Connecticut) -- A meeting to reconsider changing the mascot for Killingly High School exposed deep rifts over race, culture, and the role such symbols play in a...
article Indigenous women and the power of Indigenous architecture at Yale
(12/10/2019)
(Connecticut) -- In the fall of 2018, Summer Sutton, Lumbee, Anjelica Gallegos, Santa Ana Pueblo/Jicarilla Apache, and Charelle Brown, Kewa Pueblo formed the Indigenous...
article Prison For Man Who Ran Fraud Scheme From Casino Hotels
(12/4/2019)
(Connecticut) -- He stole $860,000 from nearly 500 victims, many of Indian descent or Indian, like himself. And he ran his complicated fraud scheme while staying in...
article Bridgeport fire captain accused of embezzlement fired 2 months after case dismissed
(12/2/2019)
(Connecticut) -- A city fire captain accused of using a department organization’s bank account and credit card to pay for vacations, visits to the Mohegan Sun...
article Conn College, UConn acknowledging their land once belonged to Native Americans
(11/20/2019)
(Connecticut) -- If you’ve recently attended a major event at Connecticut College, you’ve likely heard a speaker note that the college occupies land first inhabited by...
article ‘Shape, contour, and respect’ — 200 years of indigenous art on view at Yale
(11/11/2019)
(Connecticut) -- Two wool blankets of vivid purple, red, green, and blue stretch like enormous wings across a wall at the Yale University Art Gallery. They are dotted...
article Lender: British professional gambler took aim at $25.8M Lotto jackpot, buying hundreds of thousands of tickets while officials monitored him
(11/8/2019)
(Connecticut) -- “Good afternoon, Pete. Just letting you know that we have been monitoring the sales of an individual who is spending an enormous amount of money...
article Native Voices, Now In Limbo
(11/7/2019)
(Connecticut) -- Paul Grant-Costa GRD ’02 knew that he would one day have to move out of the Yale Divinity School — the headquarters of the Native Northeast Research...
article OP/ED: Should trading cards be considered a form of gambling?
(11/2/2019)
(Connecticut) -- Are baseball, Pokemon and other types of trading cards a way for kids to enjoy good wholesome fun, or are they a form of illegal gambling supporting a...

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