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Connecticut Bill Calls For Considering Competing Casino Gambling Proposals

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 saying not so fast.

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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...

3/9/2017

article Campaign for casino expansion approaches a crossroads
(Connecticut) -- In a political consultant's conference room on the 16th-floor of CityPlace II, an MGM Resorts International executive named Uri Clinton sipped a...
article Former US Secretary of the Interior Salazar Warns Connecticut Over Satellite Casino
(Connecticut) -- Kenneth Salazar, US Secretary to the Interior under Barack Obama, has warned Connecticut governor Dannel Malloy over “legal risks”...
article Gambling Supporters Say Casino Expansion In Other States Threatens Connecticut's Casinos
(Connecticut) -- A fierce debate over the expansion of casino gambling in Connecticut began Thursday as dozens packed a hearing room at the state Capitol, forcing the...
article Lawmakers Try To Calculate The Odds Of A New Casino
(Connecticut) -- Lawmakers on the Public Safety and Security Committee struggled Thursday with figuring out what would happen if they expand casino gaming beyond the...
article Rendering shows proposed casino in East Windsor that would compete with MGM Springfield
(Connecticut) -- The tribal gaming company seeking to build a third casino in Connecticut to compete with the upcoming MGM Springfield gaming resort has released the...
article Tribes unveil artist’s rendering of proposed border casino
(Connecticut) -- Connecticut’s two federally recognized tribes have unveiled an artist’s rendering of their proposed casino in East Windsor. A picture of the...
article Tribes unveil image, economic impact of E. Windsor casino
(Connecticut) -- The Mohegan and Mashantucket Pequot tribes on Wednesday released a rendering of their proposed East Windsor casino as they lobby lawmakers to approve...
article Kevin Rennie: East Windsor Officials Fall To Casino Fever
(Connecticut) -- After 249 years as a sovereign town, East Windsor is disappearing. Its leaders have voted to make the community a subsidiary of the Mashantucket Pequot...
article OP/ED: Townspeople should get to vote on casinos off Indian reservations
(Connecticut) -- Opponents of the plan to let Connecticut's two casino Indian tribes put a third casino in East Windsor to intercept traffic to the new casino in...

3/8/2017

article Details and drawing of proposed East Windsor casino released
(Connecticut) -- The Mohegan and Mashantucket Pequot Tribes released details and a drawing of the proposed casino they hope to build in East Windsor. The state...
article East Windsor officials OK lobbyist to move casino forward
(Connecticut) -- In the town’s latest move to secure a casino, the Board of Selectmen voted unanimously Tuesday to hire a lobbyist to ensure a bill passes the...

3/7/2017

article MGM uses Obama interior secretary to fight new tribal casino
(Connecticut) -- Lobbyists for MGM Resorts International made a well-timed play Tuesday in their fight to stop a new tribal casino in Connecticut, delivering a warning...
article Anti-casino activists get hundreds of signatures on petition for East Windsor referendum
(Connecticut) -- Anti-casino activists faced tension from supporters at a meeting in East Windsor where two tribes have proposed a casino. The Coalition Against Casino...
article Author Robert Steele Speaks Against Casinos At East Windsor Meeting [video]
(Connecticut) -- Robert Steele, author of "The Curse: Big-Time Gambling's Seduction of a Small New England Town" spoke out against casinos to a crowd of...
article MGM Cheering on Casino Expansion Opposition Group in Connecticut
(Connecticut) -- MGM Resorts is rooting for casino expansion opponents in Connecticut to succeed in blocking a third gambling venue in the small northeastern state.
article Opposition Rises To Proposed East Windsor Casino
(Connecticut) -- Between an anti-casino coalition and its audience of about 125 people Monday night, there was no shortage of cautionary tales inside East Windsor High...

3/6/2017

article Connecticut casino opponents meeting in East Windsor Monday
(Connecticut) -- Anti-casino activists are meeting in East Windsor as two tribes have proposed a casino there. The Coalition Against Casino Expansion in Connecticut is...
article MGM to benefit from anti-tribe casino confab in Connecticut
(Connecticut) -- Anti-gambling advocates are making a last ditch attempt to block a proposal that will pave the way for the construction of a third tribal casino in...

3/5/2017

article Connecticut casino fight a boon for Bay State
(Massachusetts) -- A Massachusetts casino could be the ironic beneficiary of a confab of anti-casino activists just across the state line in Connecticut. The anti-...
article East Windsor residents express concern over new casino
(Connecticut) -- The plans to build a new casino are taking shape, but some residents fear that the people making the decisions aren't considering the effects...

3/4/2017

article Conn. Gov. Seeks Opinion on Casino
(Connecticut) -- Connecticut Gov. Dannel p. Malloy Has Asked the Attorney General to weigh in on the risks of pursuing legislation that allows a tribal casino in East...
article East Windsor, Tribal Officials Celebrate Casino Plans
(Connecticut) -- Governor Dannel Malloy has now said that a casino at the East Windsor location would save CT gaming jobs and would help preserve the 25 percent cut that...
article More questions on tap for proposed 3rd CT casino
(Connecticut) -- According to a report from the Associated Press news service, Democratic governor Dannel Malloy has asked Connecticut Attorney General George Jepsen for...

3/3/2017

article East Windsor Signing Ceremony Marks New Beginning for Project
(Connecticut) -- From the Mohegan, Mashantucket Pequot Tribes:The Mohegan and Mashantucket Pequot Tribes held a signing ceremony at Scout Hall on Thursday, formalizing...
article East Windsor Tapped As Site For Proposed Third Connecticut Casino
(Connecticut) -- East Windsor is one step closer to having a casino after the Mashantucket Pequot and Mohegan tribes selected the town as the site of a possible third...
article State would benefit from slot, gambling profits from 3rd casino
(Connecticut) -- A bipartisan group of senators has introduced a bill that would require the two Indian tribes seeking to construct a casino in East Windsor to...
article Connecticut governor questions tribes’ third casino plans
(Connecticut) -- The legality of Connecticut’s proposed third casino has been further called into question after the state’s governor asked his attorney...

3/2/2017

article MGM Springfield competition: Connecticut tribes sign deal to build casino in East Windsor
(Connecticut) -- The Connecticut tribal gaming company MMCT and the town of East Windsor, Conn. formally signed a development deal Thursday afternoon, as the Mohegan and...
article Tribes, East Windsor sign third-casino agreement
(Connecticut) -- Nearly 18 months after forming an unlikely alliance to fight off the threat of out-of-state competition, the casino-owning Mashantucket Pequot and...
article Governor Asks Attorney General for Opinion on Casino Expansion Plan
(Connecticut) -- Gov. Dannel P. Malloy is weighing in as the debate over expansion of casino gambling in Connecticut heats up, asking the attorney general for opinions...
article Malloy asks AG to weigh in on ramifications of 3rd casino
(Connecticut) -- Connecticut Gov. Dannel P. Malloy wants the attorney general to weigh in on the risks of pursuing legislation that allows a tribal casino in East...
article Malloy seeks pivotal opinion from AG on casino expansion
(Connecticut) -- Attorney General George Jepsen, who derailed a fast-moving campaign for casino expansion in 2015 by raising questions never fully answered, has been...
article What Could Another Connecticut Casino Mean For East Windsor And Springfield?
(Connecticut) -- This week, Connecticut’s two federally recognized Native American tribes picked East Windsor as the site of a third casino in the state. The...

3/1/2017

article Bets mixed on E. Windsor proposed casino
(Connecticut) -- MMCT Venture's choice of East Windsor as the site of a proposed $200 million to $300 million casino sparked a range of reactions throughout the...
article Casino-expansion bills submitted by legislative committee
(Connecticut) -- Two bills authorizing another Connecticut casino — one calling for an open, competitive process among bidders — emerged Wednesday from the...
article COLUMN: As casinos sprout up everywhere, who really needs Indians anymore?
(Connecticut) -- Casino gambling could make an argument in Connecticut a few decades ago when it could prey on more people from out of state than on the state's own...
article Competing Bills On Third Casino To Be Considered By Lawmakers
(Connecticut) -- The direction of casino expansion in Connecticut could be altered dramatically under legislation proposed Wednesday that would allow more potential...
article Malloy believes third casino would save Conn. gaming jobs
(Connecticut) -- Governor Dannel Malloy is all for a third casino coming to our state. On Wednesday, Malloy said he believes a third casino in East Windsor will save...

2/28/2017

article Connecticut tribes pick East Windsor to host new casino
(Connecticut) -- Connecticut’s two tribal gaming operators have selected East Windsor as the site of their proposed joint venture casino operation. On Monday, the...
article Legal Questions Persist After Announcement of Third Casino Location
(Connecticut) -- East Windsor ended up being the winner of the competition to land the state’s third casino, and first off tribal land. Throughout the process, the...
article Site for 3rd Connecticut casino confirmed
(Connecticut) -- The Mohegan Tribe and the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation have come to a decision on the location of a jointly-operated casino in Connecticut. The...
article Tribes Pick East Windsor For Third Casino Location
(Connecticut) -- The former Showcase Cinemas off I-91 in East Windsor was chosen by Connecticut’s two federally-recognized Indian tribes as the preferred location...
article MA-CT casino wars
(Massachusetts) -- Massachusetts stole GE from Connecticut, so now Connecticut is doing its best to undercut the $500-plus million MGM casino under construction in...
article Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker weighs in on Connecticut's bid for third casino
(Massachusetts) -- Should Massachusetts be worried as Connecticut moves to open a new casino in East Windsor? Asked about the topic on Tuesday, Massachusetts Gov....

2/27/2017

article Border War / Tribes, MGM locked in legal dispute in Connecticut
(Connecticut) -- A legal skirmish involving the commercial and American Indian segments of the nation’s gambling industry was perhaps inevitable, particularly with...
article Committee drafting casino bill that would open up application process
(Connecticut) -- Lawmakers are about to propose two casino-expansion bills, one of which would open the application process to operators willing to compete for a...
article East Windsor approves casino development agreement
(Connecticut) -- The East Windsor Board of Selectman Saturday unanimously approved a development agreement with two Connecticut tribes hoping to build a new casino to...
article East Windsor approves third casino development in Connecticut
(Connecticut) -- Connecticut is on its way to its third casino, after a development agreement was reached between East Windsor officials and representatives of the joint...
article East Windsor signs Connecticut casino agreement
(Connecticut) -- East Windsor announced on Saturday that the company signed an agreement that could allow them to host an upcoming third casino in Connecticut. MMCT...
article Tribes pick East Windsor for Connecticut casino
(Connecticut) -- Connecticut's two federally recognized tribes announced Monday they have chosen East Windsor for the site of their proposed border casino, but not...
article Tribes Pick East Windsor For Possible Third State Casino
(Connecticut) -- The operators of Foxwoods and Mohegan Sun said Monday they have selected a vacant movie theater in East Windsor as the site of a possible third casino...
article Windsor Locks says it could approve Mashantucket-Mohegan casino agreement Tuesday
(Connecticut) -- Not to be outdone by their rivals in a two-town competition, Windsor Locks selectmen could approve a proposed development agreement for the proposed...
article Windsor Locks will be ready for casino selection, town official said
(Connecticut) -- Windsor Locks First Selectman Chris Kervick said his town government could approve a development agreement for a casino as early as Tuesday, the New...

2/26/2017

article Casino site approved by East Windsor Selectboard
(Connecticut) -- A third casino in Connecticut meant to challenge MGM Springfield is one step closer to being built in East Windsor. East Windsor’s Board of...
article East Windsor accepts casino terms, Windsor Locks referendum pending
(Connecticut) -- East Windsor's Board of Selectmen voted 4 to 0 Saturday to accept terms of a development agreement with two Native American tribes to allow...
article East Windsor Approves Casino Development Agreement
(Connecticut) -- The board of selectmen Saturday unanimously backed a development agreement that brings the town another step closer to possibly hosting the state's...

2/25/2017

article East Windsor approves casino development agreement
(Connecticut) -- The East Windsor Board of Selectman has unanimously approved a development agreement with two Connecticut tribes hoping to build a new casino to compete...
article Connecticut tribes 'days away' from unveiling casino site to compete with MGM Springfield
(Connecticut) -- Plans for a third Connecticut casino - one just across the state line with Massachusetts - are expected to be announced in coming days.
article Third Connecticut Casino Announcement Has All Ears Piqued in Northeast
(Connecticut) -- A planned Connecticut casino will reveal its targeted location for construction in the coming days, and the impending announcement has the ears of all...
article Third Connecticut Casino Site To Be Revealed "Within Days"
(Connecticut) -- The partnership between the state’s two federally-recognized Indian tribes said it’s just days away from revealing where it would like to...

2/24/2017

article Casino revenue would stop if tribes don’t build next casino
(Connecticut) -- If another group besides the state’s two Indian tribes develops a third Connecticut casino, it would abruptly end the flow of slot-machine revenue...
article East Windsor Likely Location For Third Casino, Pending Agreement
(Connecticut) -- The tribal operators of Foxwoods and Mohegan Sun appear close to selecting East Windsor as the site for a possible third casino in the state.

2/23/2017

article Connecticut casinos hold forum on future of gambling
(Connecticut) -- MGM’s nearly $1 billion casino is currently under construction in Springfield. Mohegan and Foxwoods casinos admit that losing jobs and revenue to...
article Lawmakers Debate Exclusivity of Tribal Gaming Expansion
(Connecticut) -- Connecticut’s two tribal casinos are looking for the legislature to give them the green light to build the state’s first commercial casino...
article Location Of Third Casino To Be Announced In Coming 'Days, Not Weeks Or Months'
(Connecticut) -- The operators of Foxwoods and Mohegan Sun are within days of choosing a location for a third casino in Connecticut, but at a meeting Thursday...
article Tribes renew pitch for third casino, say they’ll name site in days
(Connecticut) -- The tribes running the state’s two casinos will announce within days where they want to build a satellite gaming facility in north-central...
article Tribes say they're 'days' away from unveiling casino site
(Connecticut) -- Officials from Connecticut's two federally recognized tribes said Thursday they're days away from announcing a location for a proposed jointly...
article Connecticut Businesses Discuss Ways To Improve Employees' Commute
(Connecticut) -- Employers across Connecticut should take a fresh look at ways to improve commuting for their workforces, panelists concluded Thursday at a forum on...
article Hwang: No more casinos in Connecticut
(Connecticut) -- State Sen. Tony Hwang (center) on Feb. 23 spoke with reporters at the Legislative Office Building about why he opposes efforts to open a commercial...

2/22/2017

article A Question For The MGM Board: Why Not Sell The Springfield Development To The Tribal Partnership Fighting It?
(Massachusetts) -- On balance MGM Grand Resorts International (NYSE:MGM) has had a good year - not a perfect one - but a markedly improved outlook for its long suffering...
article Casino Foes Frustrated by Forum Freeze Out
(Connecticut) -- Opponents of a third casino in Connecticut say they are frustrated that the legislature's public safety committee is blocking them from...
article Casino opponents ‘disappointed’ at being excluded from gaming forum
(Connecticut) -- A group opposed to a third Connecticut casino cried foul Wednesday, saying a legislative committee had rejected its request to participate in a forum on...

2/21/2017

article COLUMN: Connecticut tax cuts are more likely than a third casino
(Connecticut) -- I doubt many people were more enthusiastic for a third tribal casino in Connecticut than I was, once Massachusetts set in motion competition that is...

2/20/2017

article Tribes, MGM, other ‘stakeholders’ invited to legislative committee’s gambling forum
(Connecticut) -- With casino operators lobbying state lawmakers in private and the Capitol rumor mill churning, state Rep. Joe Verrengia, a West Hartford Democrat who co...

2/17/2017

article Key Players In Proposed Third Casino To Meet
(Connecticut) -- As picking a site for a third casino in Connecticut nears, legislators remain willing to listen to pitches that could take the state in a different...

2/14/2017

article Bill would enable municipal, tribal police to assist each other
(Connecticut) -- Municipalities would be able to enter into mutual-aid agreements with the Mashantucket Pequot and Mohegan tribal police departments under a bill...

2/13/2017

article SHERIDAN: Tribes making excellent progress on 3rd casino
(Connecticut) -- The last 16 months have been extremely busy for the Mashantucket Pequot and Mohegan tribes. In September 2015 the two tribes formed MMCT Venture, a...

2/9/2017

article Hwang: Human toll too great to add casinos
(Connecticut) -- State Sen. Tony Hwang can be an expansive speaker about nearly any topic – until he’s asked about his plans to run for governor in 2018.
article Casinos, hospitals deal with elements
(Connecticut) -- The region’s casinos and hospitals were ready for Thursday’s blizzard. Forecasts of the storm had prompted the early cancellation of...

2/3/2017

article OP-ED | Gambling It All Away
(Connecticut) -- These days, I feel like going to a casino and blowing my paycheck on a greasy slot machine. I want to be at a blackjack table surrounded by bitter high...

2/1/2017

article Hwang vows to fight Connecticut casino expansion
(Connecticut) -- State Sen. Tony Hwang has joined with a newly formed nonpartisan 12-group alliance to oppose the legalization of off-reservation commercial casino...

1/30/2017

article Amid local enthusiasm, casino proposal faces challenges
(Connecticut) -- While there’s some enthusiasm for a third casino in northern Connecticut, the proposal still faces challenges. One of the biggest is whether the...

1/29/2017

article Amid local enthusiasm, casino proposal faces challenges
(Connecticut) -- Promises of up to $6 million in new, local tax revenues, good-paying jobs with benefits and homegrown organizations willing to invest in the local...

1/27/2017

article New coalition vows to fight casino expansion in Connecticut
(Connecticut) -- The Mohegan and Mashantucket Pequot tribes have been working to create a third casino in the state of Connecticut off tribal lands. The two tribes would...
article Tribes Focusing On Tobacco Fields Over Bradley Airport For Third Casino Site
(Connecticut) -- Bradley International Airport – once among the top choices for expanded casino gambling in Connecticut – has been surpassed by a second site...
article WL residents hear casino plan
(Connecticut) -- More than 500 people gathered Thursday night in the high school auditorium to hear the Mohegan and Mashantucket Pequot tribal leaders present their...
article Public meetings pushed back for proposed resort in Preston
(Connecticut) -- A series of public meetings are in place for a proposed resort in Preston. According to The Day, the Mohegan Tribal Gaming Authority and the town of...

1/26/2017

article CT tribes discuss potential casino locations with residents
(Connecticut) -- The two Connecticut-based tribes that run Mohegan Sun and Foxwoods Casinos are scheduled to hold a meeting Thursday night regarding a third location for...
article Tribes Present Proposal For Casino On Tobacco Fields In Windsor Locks
(Connecticut) -- Tribal leaders seeking to open a third casino in Connecticut focused mainly on dormant tobacco fields off Route 20 in a presentation at Windsor High...
article VIDEO: Casino Reaction - Windsor Locks
(Connecticut) -- Diana Ross Gary speaks about how she hopes that revenue from a casino would benefit students in Windsor Locks at a community meeting at Windsor Locks...
article Windsor Locks hears virtues, benefits of Connecticut’s casinos
(Connecticut) -- For the second time in three nights, the Mashantucket Pequot and Mohegan tribes made a bid Thursday for the hearts and minds of a north-central...
article Windsor Locks Residents Divided On Casino
(Connecticut) -- In a question and answer session at Windsor Locks High School, town residents gave mixed reviews to plans to build a 300-million-dollar casino in town,...
article Hwang Joins Coalition To Stop Casino Expansion In Connecticut
(Connecticut) -- A state senator from Fairfield has joined a coalition to prevent the expansion of off-reservation gambling casinos in Connecticut.

1/25/2017

article East Windsor crowd largely backs casino plan
(Connecticut) -- If a vote was taken Tuesday night amongst the 400-plus in attendance at a “community conversation’’ on a proposed casino in town, it...
article East Windsor seems eager to land casino; alliance opposes it
(Connecticut) -- Some 400 people packed a middle school auditorium here Tuesday night to find out what a casino could do for their town. Or, maybe, to it. Nary a...
article Hurdles Spring Up For Casino Expansion
(Connecticut) -- As Foxwoods and Mohegan Sun meet with residents of two towns that are possible sites for the state's third casino, pressure is mounting to slow down...
article Tribal leaders meet EW residents in night of frank casino talk
(Connecticut) -- An evening with the two leaders of the Mashantucket Pequot and Mohegan tribes started with an informal meet-and-greet with two dozen gung-ho business...
article Anti-casino coalition worried about societal effects of 3rd gaming site
(Connecticut) -- Eleven groups, most of which are religious organizations, are opposing a proposal for a third casino in the state, citing the potential for adverse...
article Groups on the ‘left’ and ‘right’ come together to oppose 3rd casino
(Connecticut) -- There’s a meeting Tuesday night in East Windsor and another one Wednesday night in Windsor Locks that Connecticut’s casino operators say...
article Hwang, 12-member coalition vow to fight casino expansion
(Connecticut) -- State Sen. Tony Hwang joined with a newly formed, non-partisan, 12-group alliance to oppose the legalization of off-reservation commercial casino...

1/24/2017

article Downstate lawmakers want competitive bidding among casino operators
(Connecticut) -- Lawmakers from the Bridgeport and New Haven areas who support expanded gaming in the state are calling for an open, competitive process for the...
article Tribes To Host Community Conversations On Casino In East Windsor, Windsor Locks
(Connecticut) -- The Mashantucket Pequot and Mohegan Tribes will be holding two community conversations this week to discuss their desire to build a casino in either...
article Casino Proposal Brings Hope For Jobs, Concerns About Crime And Traffic
(Connecticut) -- As the operators of Foxwoods and Mohegan Sun narrow the choices for a third casino site, some residents here voiced concerns Tuesday about crime and...
article Diverse Group of Religious Leaders Join Coalition Against More Casinos in Connecticut
(Connecticut) -- A diverse group of religious leaders from across the political spectrum has banded together to fight an expansion of casino gambling in Connecticut.
article Opponents of 3rd Connecticut casino form coalition
(Connecticut) -- The opposition to a third casino in Connecticut is getting organized. A number of civic and religious groups have joined to form the “Coalition...
article Police unions push for East Windsor resort casino
(Connecticut) -- As the Mashantucket and Mohegan tribes plan a public meeting tonight on one of three possible sites for a third casino, the East Windsor police union...
article Conn. 'Ban the Box' tries to keep inmates' criminal past from ruining their future
(Connecticut) -- Kwan Jenkins has a criminal record. He also has a job. Convicted at age 22 of an armed bank robbery, Jenkins served 10 years in prison. Now 38, married...
article Connecticut Council on Problem Gambling names new acting director
(Connecticut) -- The head of the Massachusetts agency that advocates for problem gamblers has been named acting director of the Connecticut Council on Problem Gambling.

1/23/2017

article Connecticut and Massachusetts try to out-gamble each other on casino ventures
(Connecticut) -- Casinos have a lot going for them, from the perspective of the state of Connecticut. The two existing casinos in southeastern Connecticut bring in...
article Connecticut tribes to hold meeting on state’s third casino in Windsor Locks
(Connecticut) -- The Mashantucket Pequot and Mohegan tribes will meet in Windsor Locks on Thursday to discuss their plans for a possible new casino there.

1/22/2017

article Tribes to hold meeting in Windsor Locks on casino plans
(Connecticut) -- The two Connecticut tribes that want to develop a new casino will discuss their plans in one of two communities where they hope to build the gambling...

1/20/2017

article Tribes eyeing 2 Windsor Locks locations for casino
(Connecticut) -- The joint venture between the Mashantucket Pequot and Mohegan tribes revealed Thursday the two local sites under consideration to host the state’s...
article Windsor Locks Casino Could Be At Airport Or Tobacco Farm
(Connecticut) -- A casino in the Hartford area could be built at Bradley International Airport or on dormant tobacco fields along Route 20 in Windsor Locks if the town...
article Windsor Locks tobacco field could be leading third-casino site
(Connecticut) -- A Windsor Locks tobacco field could be the leading contender for the site of the third Connecticut casino the Mashantucket Pequot and Mohegan tribes are...

1/18/2017

article Mohegan and Mashantucket Pequot Tribes Continue Job Preservation Efforts
(Connecticut) -- From CT Jobs Matter: The Mashantucket Pequot and Mohegan Tribes, in their continuing effort to preserve jobs and revenue in Connecticut, today announced...
article Tribal leaders to talk with East Windsor residents about hosting casino
(Connecticut) -- The Mashantucket Pequot and Mohegan Tribes will hold a community conversation at 7 p.m. Jan. 24 in the East Windsor Middle School.
article Tribes set ‘community outreach’ event in EW
(Connecticut) -- The Board of Selectmen on Tuesday discussed the growing possibility of a casino being built in town, and despite some concerns, most selectmen and...
article Tribes To Hold Meeting On Third Casino In East Windsor, Focus On Showcase Property
(Connecticut) -- The operators of Foxwoods and Mohegan Sun are now considering solely the abandoned Showcase Cinemas property off I-91 in East Windsor as a possible site...

1/14/2017

article Rolling the dice on casino
(Connecticut) -- As the joint venture formed by the state’s two casino-owning tribes narrows its search to two communities for the site of a potential third casino in...

1/11/2017

article Rebuffed EH casino site’s developer says he’ll take his case to legislature
(Connecticut) -- Anthony Ravosa, the developer behind a site formerly considered for the state’s third casino, isn’t giving up, and he’s urging...
article Spurned Connecticut property developer criticizes location for proposed casino
(Connecticut) -- After being blasted by MGM Resorts International over its preferred choice of sites earlier this week, the Native American joint venture that is hoping...
article Lawmakers split on casino
(Connecticut) -- Leaders of the legislature’s Public Safety and Security Committee, which oversees gaming, are split on the potential for the state’s third...

1/10/2017

article Backers Of East Hartford Casino Not Going Quietly
(Connecticut) -- A firm that wants to establish what would be Connecticut’s third casino at the old Showcase Cinemas in East Hartford is not going quietly....
article East Hartford developer slams tribes’ selection of third-casino sites
(Connecticut) -- A developer who touted an East Hartford site for a third Connecticut casino — one of three eliminated from consideration last week — was...
article Former Springfield City Councilor Anthony Ravosa Jr. slams Connecticut casino process after tribes reject East Hartford proposal
(Connecticut) -- Connecticut's tribal gaming operators may have rejected Anthony Ravosa Jr.'s East Hartford casino plan, but he isn't going quietly. Ravosa,...
article Passed Over East Hartford Casino Developer Criticizes Tribes
(Connecticut) -- The developer who had been aggressively pitching Connecticut's two federally recognized Native American tribes a location for their location, lashed...
article Spurned Developer Vows To Fight For East Hartford Casino
(Connecticut) -- Spurned casino developer Anthony W. Ravosa Jr. vowed Tuesday to fight in the legislature for East Hartford as the best location for the state's...
article Connecticut tribes one step closer to building third casino
(Connecticut) -- The two tribes that want to build a casino in Connecticut to compete with MGM Springfield have narrowed down the proposed locations. MGM Springfield...
article MGM badgers Foxwoods, Mohegan Sun to release economic report
(Connecticut) -- MGM Resorts International is demanding casino operators Foxwoods and Mohegan Sun show its economic analysis that became the basis for the tribes’...
article MGM Resorts International calls for greater transparency in Connecticut
(Connecticut) -- As it continues construction of its $950 million MGM Springfield project in central Massachusetts, American casino operator MGM Resorts International...
article Third casino shaping up as a tough sell
(Connecticut) -- Len Fasano, in an interview this week with The Day's editorial board, looked like the big Republican cat that swallowed the Democratic canary, still...

1/9/2017

article East Windsor, Windsor Locks Are Still In The Running For Casino
(Connecticut) -- On the “to do” list for the 2017 legislative session for Connecticut’s two tribes is the possible approval of a third casino along I-...
article East Windsor, Windsor Locks residents, lawmakers react to casino site final choices
(Connecticut) -- On Friday, the Mashantucket Pequot and Mohegan Tribes announced East Windsor and Windsor Locks as the two towns advancing to the next phase of the site...
article MGM Calls On Foxwoods, Mohegan To Release Report On Proposed Third Casino
(Connecticut) -- MGM Resorts International, the developer of a Springfield casino and entertainment complex, Monday called on the operators of Foxwoods and Mohegan Sun...
article Only East Windsor, Windsor Locks Remain in Running for Casino
(Connecticut) -- MMCT Venture has dropped East Hartford, Hartford and South Windsor from consideration for the site of a new casino in the state, leaving East Windsor...

1/7/2017

article Connecticut Native American partnership says no to casinos in Hartford, East Hartford and South Windsor
(Massachusetts) -- A Native American partnership has decided Hartford, East Hartford and South Windsor are not good locations to build a casino it wants to compete with...

1/4/2017

article Third-casino bill expected to surface at some point
(Connecticut) -- State legislative leaders said Wednesday they expect to deal this session with a bill authorizing a third casino in the state, though the details of...

1/3/2017

article Connecticut Casino Proposal Expected to Compete With MGM Springfield
(Connecticut) -- Another Connecticut casino could soon be on the way should the state’s General Assembly approve a forthcoming proposal presented jointly by the...

1/1/2017

article General Assembly Convenes With Pot, Gambling and a Budget Deficit on the Agenda
(Connecticut) -- With the General Assembly set to return Wednesday and resume another grueling debate over the state budget, legislators are poised to consider...

12/29/2016

article Casinos posted revenue, profit gains in 2016 fiscal year
(Connecticut) -- Both of the region’s tribally owned casinos posted revenue gains in the fiscal year that ended Sept. 30, annual reports filed this week show....

12/15/2016

article Casinos’ slots revenues were down in November
(Connecticut) -- Casino slot-machine revenues slipped in November, with Foxwoods’ falling nearly 7 percent and Mohegan Sun’s down by nearly 1 percent...
article Foxwoods, Mohegan Sun slot revenue slows in November
(Connecticut) -- The Mohegan Sun and Foxwoods casinos both reported lower slot machine revenue in November than the month prior. Mohegan Sun's $47.3 million profit...

12/2/2016

article EDITORIAL: As time wastes, prospects of launching 3rd casino dim
(Connecticut) -- Nearly a year ago, we observed that the sooner the Mashantucket and Mohegan tribes, operating under their MMCT Venture partnership, could settle on a...

12/1/2016

article After comments to newspaper, South Windsor officials face ethics review
(Connecticut) -- Both Democratic Councilman M. Saud Anwar and Town Manager Matthew Galligan may be facing ethics reviews as early as next week after a dispute at the Nov...

11/29/2016

article MGM claims discrimination in appeals court argument against Connecticut casino law
(Connecticut) -- A three-judge panel of the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals heard arguments from MGM Resorts and the state of Connecticut on Monday. MGM contends that...
article South Windsor Town Councilors Request Ethics Review Of Councilor And Town Manager
(Connecticut) -- Two town councilors have requested that councilor M. Saud Anwar and Town Manager Matthew Galligan be reviewed by the town's ethics commission for...

11/28/2016

article Appeals court hears arguments over 3rd Connecticut casino
(Connecticut) -- A federal appeals court has heard arguments about whether the Connecticut legislature unfairly favored the Mashantucket Pequot and Mohegan tribes over...
article MGM back in court trying to block 3rd casino in CT
(Connecticut) -- MGM’s lawyers were in a New York City appeals court fighting to block the process Connecticut is using to add a 3rd casino. The tribes that run...
article MGM makes its argument against third casino in Connecticut
(Connecticut) -- An attorney for MGM Resorts International argued today in federal appellate court that the Connecticut law that sanctioned the Mashantucket Pequot and...

11/27/2016

article Rhode Island casino project moves forward in divided town
(Rhode Island) -- A plan to build New England's newest casino near the Massachusetts-Rhode Island border is moving forward after narrowly winning approval from town...
article David Rafferty: Ideological cousins, 20 years removed
(Connecticut) -- Let’s start by painting a picture of life in northeastern Connecticut in the late 1990s. Connecticut was a state very heavily invested in military...

11/26/2016

article Road to third Connecticut casino still uncertain
(Connecticut) -- In the spring of 2015, state lawmakers passed a bill authorizing the Mashantucket Pequot and Mohegan tribes to pursue a site for a small- to medium-size...

11/25/2016

article MGM to continue fight against Connecticut tribal casino
(Connecticut) -- MGM Resorts International is never shy about trying to protect their turf, even when it means marshaling a powerful force of litigators, lobbying...

11/23/2016

article MGM opposes $300 million Connecticut casino plan
(Connecticut) -- MGM Resorts International, which plans to open a $950-million casino complex in Springfield, is mulling on bringing Mohegan Sun and Foxwoods Resorts...

11/22/2016

article SWindsor council holds off on rejecting proposed casino
(Connecticut) -- About two dozen residents spoke before the Town Council Monday night in opposition to a proposal to bring a $200 million to $300 million casino to town...
article Tribes closer to picking 3rd casino site, MGM heads back to court
(Connecticut) -- MGM’s lawyers head to court on Monday to try and block Mohegan Sun and Foxwoods from building a new casino. The 22News I-Team discovered the...

11/21/2016

article East Hartford firm urges tribes to pursue ‘temporary’ casino in Hartford area
(Connecticut) -- Citing revenue estimates in a new report, the developers pitching an East Hartford casino site called Monday for the Mashantucket Pequot and Mohegan...
article Osten outraged over MGM-sponsored party some saw as misogynistic
(Connecticut) -- State Sen. Cathy Osten, D-Sprague, has expressed “disgust” with MGM Resorts International over the gaming giant’s sponsorship of an...

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