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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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9/24/2017

article Capitol Report: Connecticut’s casino battle
(Connecticut) -- Connecticut’s casino battle is heating up. Last Monday, MGM rolled into Bridgeport, put their chips on the table, and announced plans for a $675...
article MGM Resorts Ups Connecticut Ante with PR Blitz for Bridgeport Casino
(Connecticut) -- The MGM Bridgeport, a proposed casino in southwestern Connecticut, is beginning to look less like “a stunt” and more like casino hardball,...

9/23/2017

article COLUMN: MGM has mastered the art of the stunt
(Connecticut) -- I would place a hefty bet that we will never see an MGM casino in Connecticut, though we are not likely to see the end of the MGM show here anytime soon.
article MGM ad blitz irks foes of Bridgeport casino
(Connecticut) -- Cass Shaw retrieved her mail yesterday and found MGM’s glossy pitch for a new casino, hotel and entertainment complex. It reiterated the same...
article Stoehr: Casino plans starting to look realistic
(Connecticut) -- Four days after MGM Resorts International unveiled a proposal to build a $675 million casino in Connecticut’s largest city, a fact emerged to may...
article Trump card: could the president help bring a casino to Bridgeport?
(Connecticut) -- Joe Ganim may have a familiar ace up his sleeve in his elusive quest for a casino in Connecticut’s largest city — Donald Trump. It’s...

9/22/2017

article East Windsor decides what it will do with $8.5 million cash bonanza when casino gets built
(Connecticut) -- East Windsor residents have been making decisions on how to spend the cash injection they expect to receive from the upcoming Mashantucket Pequot and...
article MGM and Tribes at Odds Over Proposed New Casino in Connecticut
(Connecticut) -- A plan announced by MGM Resorts International to build a new casino in Bridgeport, Connecticut has two Indian tribes crying foul and claiming that the...
article Fairfield unenthusiastic over MGM Bridgeport
(Connecticut) -- After MGM Resorts International revealed its plans to build a US$675 million integrated resort near the Steelpointe Harbor development, groups showed...
article Toni Harp: Casino benefits undeniable
(Connecticut) -- Attributes shared by the cities of New Haven and Bridgeport make mutual, wholehearted support for a partnership in the recent MGM casino resort proposal...

9/21/2017

article Fairfield officials lukewarm to Bridgeport mega-casino
(Connecticut) -- Local officials aren’t convinced that gambling on a casino next in Bridgeport is a great idea. MGM Resorts International has unveiled plans for a...
article Mixed reaction in Fairfield County to MGM Bridgeport casino project
(Connecticut) -- MGM Resorts International wants to bring the first casino to Fairfield County and the first nontribal gaming venue to Connecticut with a $675 million...
article Osten calls MGM Resorts' bluff over Bridgeport casino proposal
(Connecticut) -- State Sen. Cathy Osten, D-Sprague, a reliable supporter of the Mashantucket Pequot and Mohegan tribes’ plan to develop a third Connecticut casino...
article MGM ad blitz irks foes of Bridgeport casino
(Connecticut) -- Cass Shaw retrieved her mail yesterday and found MGM’s glossy pitch for a new casino, hotel and entertainment complex. It reiterated the same...

9/20/2017

article East Windsor Residents Anticipate Casino Payments
(Connecticut) -- Residents of East Windsor have struck down a measure that would put an annual payment of $3 million from the Mashantucket and Mohegan tribes into a...
article East Windsor voters reject plan to hold back casino payments from town budget
(Connecticut) -- Citing the desire to control how funds are spent and to reduce taxes, voters in a contentious town meeting Tuesday handily defeated a proposal to...
article Letter From Indian Gaming Regulators Clouds Future Of East Windsor Casino
(Connecticut) -- Federal Bureau of Indian Affairs regulators have thrown a potential roadblock in front of opening the state’s first casino off tribal lands, and...

9/19/2017

article BIA Letter Creates More Questions Than Answers
(Connecticut) -- The same day MGM Resorts International announced plans for a Bridgeport casino, the U.S. Department of Interior sent the chairmen of the federally...
article Connecticut Gov. Dannel Malloy bats down chances of MGM casino in Bridgeport winning approval
(Connecticut) -- Connecticut Gov. Dannel Malloy threw cold water yesterday on MGM Resorts International's plans to build a casino in Bridgeport -- a move that...
article Connecticut tribes can't get clear answer from Trump team on bid for new casino
(Connecticut) -- Efforts by Connecticut's two federally recognized tribes to open a new casino appear to have hit a snag within the Trump administration. The...
article East Windsor residents to decide on separate fund for casino payment
(Connecticut) -- Residents will decide at a town meeting tonight whether to keep a $3 million annual payment from casino developer MMCT Venture in a separate fund from...
article In High-Stakes Casino Battle With Tribes, MGM Announces Plans For New Connecticut Casino
(Connecticut) -- Connecticut has its hands full these days as the supreme manager of its casino industry. Las Vegas-based MGM Resorts International said Monday at a...
article State Says Federal Response Could Slow Down East Windsor Casino Project
(Connecticut) -- Just as MGM Resorts announced plans for a $675 million waterfront casino in Bridgeport, Connecticut, the U.S. Department of the Interior’s Bureau...
article Harp Bets On Casino Jobs
(Connecticut) -- New Haven Mayor Toni Harp went to Bridgeport Monday to place an early bet. She joined Bridgeport Mayor Joe Ganim at a press conference to announce...

9/18/2017

article Blumenthal calls for definitive federal action on state-tribe gaming amendments
(Washington D.C.) -- U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal called Monday for the U.S. Department of the Interior to act "clearly and authoritatively" on the Mashantucket Pequot...
article MGM gambles on Bridgeport with new casino plan
(Connecticut) -- The stakes have been raised in the competition to build Connecticut’s first new casino in 20 years, with MGM unveiling plans for a $675 million...
article MGM pitches $600 million casino in Bridgeport, Connecticut as tribal gaming operators cry foul
(Connecticut) -- MGM executives, union leaders and Bridgeport mayor Joseph Ganim spoke with one goal at a press conference Monday morning: A new $600 million casino,...
article MGM Pitches Bridgeport Casino as Feds Delay Tribes’ Expansion
(Connecticut) -- MGM Resorts International launched a glitzy new campaign today to expand into Connecticut, an effort that curiously coincides with the Trump...
press release Diverse Coalition Continues to Oppose CT Gambling Expansion
(Connecticut) -- Fairfield, CT - State Sen. Tony Hwang, R-Fairfield, issued the following statement after MGM on Sep. 18 announced plans to build a casino in Bridgeport...

9/12/2017

article MGM fails to stop Connecticut tribal casino
(Connecticut) -- The joint venture by the Mashantucket Pequot and Mohegan tribes lives on as the 2nd US Circuit Court of Appeals has denied MGM Resorts’ bid for a...
article MGM Lawsuit to Block Connecticut Satellite Casino Is Dismissed by Federal Appeals Court
(Connecticut) -- Legal efforts by MGM Resorts to block construction of a third casino in Connecticut have suffered a defeat, after the 2nd US Circuit Court of Appeals in...
article MGM resorts loses again in fight against tribal casino
(Connecticut) -- MGM Resorts has suffered another legal blow in its attempts to challenge a Connecticut law giving permission for two tribal gaming operators to build a...

9/11/2017

article MGM loses bid to halt Connecticut tribes’ third casino
(Connecticut) -- Casino operator MGM Resorts has lost yet another round in its quest to overturn a Connecticut law granting a third casino to local tribal gaming...
article MGM won't get rehearing in challenge of 3rd-casino law enacted in 2015
(Connecticut) -- A federal appeals court has denied MGM Resorts International’s bid for a rehearing in its failed attempt to overturn the 2015 state law that...

9/5/2017

article Growing Gambling Facilities In The Northeast U.S.: Is There A Market For Them All?
(Connecticut) -- Politicians in Massachusetts, New York and Rhode Island have put aside moral and/or addiction concerns over gambling. Instead, they recently asked why...

9/4/2017

article Schaghticoke Tribal Nation’s $610 Million Lawsuit Against CT Inches Forward
(Connecticut) -- The first court action in a lawsuit filed a year ago by the Schaghticoke Tribal Nation against the State of Connecticut will take place this month. The...

8/27/2017

article Eastern Pequot Tribal Nation questions legality of new casino in Connecticut
(Connecticut) -- The Eastern Pequot Tribal Nation is speaking out against a new casino in Connecticut. Chairwoman Katherine Sebastian Dring told The New London Day that...

8/20/2017

article Tribes report mixed results in slot machine revenues at casinos in Connecticut
(Connecticut) -- Connecticut's two federally recognized tribes reported slot machine revenues for the month of July 2017. The Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation took...

8/19/2017

article Eastern Pequot Tribal Nation questions legality of new casino in Connecticut
(Connecticut) -- The Eastern Pequot Tribal Nation is speaking out against a new casino in Connecticut. Chairwoman Katherine Sebastian Dring told The New London Day that...

8/17/2017

article Eastern Pequots, long silent on issue, call state’s third-casino law ‘unconstitutional’
(Connecticut) -- In a statement provided to The Day, the Eastern Pequot Tribe decries Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s signing of legislation that granted the Mashantucket Pequot...
article Labor Market In Summer Doldrums, As Unemployment Remains at 5 Percent in July
(Connecticut) -- Connecticut’s labor markets entered the summer doldrums in July, posting a tiny loss of 600 jobs, with the unemployment rate remaining unchanged...

8/16/2017

article Contrasting July results for casino-operating Connecticut tribes
(Connecticut) -- In Connecticut, the casino-operating Mohegan Tribe has reportedly revealed that July slot revenues from its Mohegan Sun development increased by nearly...

8/15/2017

article Mohegan Sun July slots revenue up; Foxwoods down
(Connecticut) -- Mohegan Sun posted another month of gains from its slot machines as July revenue rose 3.5 percent from a year ago. Foxwoods Resort Casino’s...
article Tribes report mixed results in slot machine revenues at casinos in Connecticut
(Connecticut) -- Connecticut's two federally recognized tribes reported slot machine revenues for the month of July 2017. The Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation took...

8/1/2017

article Connecticut Senate approves casino amendment
(Connecticut) -- After the Governor of Connecticut, Dannel Malloy signed a bill that finally allows the tribal gaming company MMCT to build the state’s third...
article Connecticut Senate clears path for East Windsor casino
(Connecticut) -- On Monday, local lawmakers approved a series of agreements that could lead to the construction of Connecticut’s first casino on nontribal land.

7/31/2017

article Connecticut Senate OKs changes needed for new tribal casino
(Connecticut) -- The state Senate has approved amended agreements that could lead to Connecticut's first casino on nontribal land. Monday's 27-8 vote comes...
article Connecticut Senate OKs changes needed for new tribal casino
(Connecticut) -- The state Senate has approved amended agreements that could lead to Connecticut’s first casino on nontribal land. Monday’s 27-8 vote comes...
article Senate approves amended gaming agreements between state, tribes
(Connecticut) -- The state Senate on Monday endorsed amended casino agreements between the state and the Mashantucket Pequot and Mohegan tribes, who were expected to...

7/30/2017

article Both sides lobbied hard for casino deal
(Connecticut) -- They were stationed around the state Capitol complex like a couple dozen undercover agents. The legion of lobbyists representing MGM Resorts...

7/29/2017

article Why Connecticut Is Collapsing
(Connecticut) -- The land of steady habits has a money problem. Connecticut, the richest state in the nation, has racked up $74 billion in debt. Its finances have more...

7/28/2017

article Both sides lobbied hard for casino deal
(Connecticut) -- They were stationed around the State Capitol complex like a couple dozen undercover agents. The legion of lobbyists representing MGM Resorts...

7/27/2017

article Connecticut lower house approves tribes’ revised gaming compacts
(Connecticut) -- The plan to open a third casino in Connecticut received a huge boost on Monday after the state’s House of Representatives voted in favor of a new...
article Mohegan Sun, Foxwoods among 10 best U.S. casinos
(Connecticut) -- Twenty casinos were nominated, according to USA Today’s 10Best.com, which announced the awards last week. The website chose the list of nominees...

7/26/2017

article Connecticut Amends Tribal Gaming Compacts to Allow for New Casino
(Connecticut) -- On a vote of 118-32, the House joined Gov. Dannel Malloy, who signed revised agreements with the two tribes last week. Next, the new compacts require...
article MMCT closer to the Connecticut casino
(Connecticut) -- The MMCT venture, conformed by the Mashantucket Pequot and the Mohegan tribes, is one step closer to reaching its goal of developing the first tribal...

7/25/2017

article Connecticut tribes clear legislative hurdle to build East Windsor casino
(Connecticut) -- The Mashantucket Pequots and the Mohegans have notched another victory in their campaign to build a first tribal casino on non-tribal land in...

7/24/2017

article Connecticut Governor approved new casino
(Connecticut) -- Dannel Malloy, governor of Connecticut, has signed a bill that finally allows the tribal gaming company MMCT to build the state’s third casino in...
article House approves changes to casino gambling compact
(Connecticut) -- The House of Representatives has approved amended agreements that could lead to Connecticut's first casino on nontribal land. Lawmakers voted 118-32...

7/23/2017

article State budget process stumbles forward … slightly
(Connecticut) -- The Connecticut legislature is still on its rocky road toward a budget, but the process moved forward last week when the long-awaited results of a union...

7/21/2017

article Connecticut Governor approves tribal collective’s East Windsor casino bid
(Connecticut) -- The Mashantucket Pequot and Mohegan tribes will join together to build and operate a new casino premises in East Windsor after Connecticut’s House...
article CT Gov. signs amended compacts, MGM vows continued legal fight over East Windsor casino
(Connecticut) -- Connecticut Gov. Dannel P. Malloy signed amendments to Tribal/State gaming compacts on Thursday allowing two of the state’s tribes to go ahead...

7/20/2017

article Connecticut moves closer to construction of a third casino
(Connecticut) -- Gov. Dannel P. Malloy and tribal leaders signed documents Thursday amending Connecticut’s relationship with its two federally recognized tribes,...
article Malloy And Tribes Gather For Ceremonial Signing Of Casino Bill
(Connecticut) -- Gov. Dannel P. Malloy signed legislation Thursday amending the gambling agreements with Connecticut's two Indian tribes, bringing the state closer...
article Malloy, tribes ink amended agreements that include third casino
(Connecticut) -- Gov. Dannel P. Malloy and the leaders of Connecticut's two casino-owning Indian tribes signed amended agreements Thursday that reflect the third...
article New tribal casino will go back to General Assembly
(Connecticut) -- Before Gov. Dannel P. Malloy took a victory lap with the Mashantucket Pequot and Mohegan tribal leaders on Thursday, he quietly signed a change to the...
article Tribes pledge to compete with Massachusetts as Connecticut Gov. signs law to build casino in East Windsor
(Connecticut) -- Connecticut Gov. Dannel Malloy has signed a bill authorizing the state's tribal casino operators to build a casino in East Windsor, in a move tribal...
article Tribes, Governor Sign Changes to Compact Allowing New Casino
(Connecticut) -- It's now up to the General Assembly and the federal Bureau of Indian Affairs to approve an agreement that could lead to a new satellite tribal...
article MGM vows to pursue “all legal options” after CT Gov. approves East Windsor casino
(Massachusetts) -- It’s official. MGM Springfield will have competition. MGM’s ability to tap into Connecticut’s gaming market will face a $300-million...

7/18/2017

article Casinos’ slots payments to state showed increase in fiscal 2017
(Connecticut) -- In the 2017 fiscal year, Foxwoods Resort Casino and Mohegan Sun combined to pay Connecticut $269.9 million in slot-machine revenue, a rare year-over-...

7/15/2017

article Connecticut Enacts Sports Betting Legislation
(Connecticut) -- Connecticut governor Dannel Malloy has signed into a law a bill that would permit the regulation of sports betting within the state, should New Jersey...

7/14/2017

article Gaming expansion approved in Connecticut
(Connecticut) -- Sports betting industry could become a reality in Connecticut after the state Governor Dannel Malloy signed the H 69448 this week. Legal operations...

7/5/2017

article Editorial: Prepare For Gambling Ills
(Connecticut) -- Connecticut, the casino capital of New England, is getting ready to expand gaming operations even more. With that expansion comes a special duty to help...

7/4/2017

article Windsor change: Connecticut to welcome third casino property
(Connecticut) -- Dannel Malloy, the Governor of Connecticut, has signed legislation to authorise the operation of a new casino resort in East Windsor. The legislation...

6/28/2017

article Connecticut Casino Expansion Bill Signed by Governor Dannel Malloy, Allows Tribes to Offer Gaming on Non-Sovereign Land
(Connecticut) -- The legal path for a Connecticut casino in East Windsor is now paved, after Governor Dannel Malloy (D) signed Public Act 17-89, a bill that authorizes...
article Connecticut Governor signs bill authorizing East Windsor casino
(Connecticut) -- Legislation that authorizes a casino in East Windsor, Connecticut was signed by Governor Dannel Malloy Tuesday afternoon.
article Connecticut governor signs contentious tribal legislation into law
(Connecticut) -- Connecticut governor Dannel P.Malloy has today signed legislation into law which effectively brings to an end the ongoing dispute over the building of a...
article Connecticut tribes get green light to build East Windsor casino
(Connecticut) -- The lengthy legal battle is over, and it’s—finally—all systems go for the first tribal casino to be built on non-tribal land in...
article CT Passes Law Allowing Tribes To Operate Joint Casino
(Connecticut) -- Governor Dannel Malloy signed legislation Tuesday allowing Connecticut’s two federally-recognized Native American tribes to run a casino in East...
article East Windsor Casino Bill Includes $4.5 Million Annually To Nearby Towns – But Not Windsor
(Connecticut) -- The two tribes planning to build a casino in East Windsor are to set aside some gaming revenue to help six municipalities that will bear costs of...

6/27/2017

article Connecticut governor signs bill for East Windsor Mashantucket Pequot-Mohegan casino intended to compete with MGM Springfield
(Connecticut) -- Gov. Dannel P. Malloy has signed legislation into law that could lead to a new tribal casino in East Windsor, the first casino to be built on non-tribal...
article It’s the law: Malloy signs 3rd-casino bill
(Connecticut) -- Gov. Dannel P. Malloy signed the bill Tuesday that authorizes the Mashantucket Pequot and Mohegan tribes to jointly operate the state’s third...
article No surprise as Malloy signs bill allowing third casino
(Connecticut) -- It was pretty much a sure thing: Gov. Dannel P. Malloy on Tuesday signed a bill that authorizes the Mashantucket Pequot and Mohegan tribal nations to...

6/26/2017

article New Connecticut Casino Could Ruin OTB
(Connecticut) -- With the knowledge that authorizing a third casino in Connecticut could hurt the existing off-track betting (OTB) facilities in the state, the...

6/24/2017

article Appeals Court Sides With State On Casino Expansion — For Now
(Connecticut) -- A federal appeals court dealt another setback Wednesday to efforts by MGM Resorts International to open a Connecticut casino, but hinted that the...
article East Windsor Casino Called a Glorified Slots Parlor by Mayor
(Massachusetts) -- A Manhattan judge recently dismissed a lawsuit filed by MGM Resorts against the State of Connecticut over the licensing of a tribal casino in the...
article State Poised To Launch Biggest Expansion Of Gambling In Decades, But Some See Trouble Ahead
(Connecticut) -- Connecticut is poised to launch the biggest expansion in gambling in two decades: a trifecta of building a third casino, adding more off-track betting...
article Third-casino bill would shore up tourism funding
(Connecticut) -- All but lost in the brouhaha over the bill authorizing southeastern Connecticut’s casino-owning tribes to develop a third casino in the state is...

6/23/2017

article Connecticut’s thrid casino moving forward, and Barrett-Jackson auto auction returns to Mohegan Sun
(Connecticut) -- A federal appeals court has upheld the dismissal of the lawsuit by MGM Resorts International challenging the Connecticut law that allowed the Mohegan...
article Gambling Expansion
(Connecticut) -- Connecticut is poised to launch the biggest expansion in gambling in two decades: a trifecta of building a third casino, adding more off-track betting...
article Gambling Expansion's Impact On Area Business
(Connecticut) -- Connecticut is poised to launch the biggest expansion in gambling in two decades: a trifecta of building a third casino, adding more off-track betting...

6/22/2017

article Dismissed MGM Resorts Lawsuit Against Connecticut Upheld by Appeals Court
(Connecticut) -- MGM Resorts was not placed at a competitive disadvantage in trying to build a casino in Connecticut on non-tribal land. That’s according to the...
article MGM loses latest round in fight with tribal casino developers
(Connecticut) -- The 2nd U.S Circuit Court of Appeal in Manhattan have agreed that judges in Connecticut were right to dismiss the MGM Resorts International lawsuit...
article US Court of Appeals Rules Against MGM Resorts in Third Connecticut Casino Legal Battle
(Connecticut) -- The US Court of Appeals ruled against MGM Resorts International in the first one in what is expected to be a long-running legal battle over the...
article $25 million and counting for political lobbying in Connecticut
(Connecticut) -- Lobbyists spent $25 million this year trying to push their issues over the legislative finish line, according to reports filed with the Office of State...

6/21/2017

article Appeals Court Sides With State On Casino Expansion — For Now
(Connecticut) -- A federal appeals court dealt another setback Wednesday to efforts by MGM Resorts International to open a Connecticut casino, but hinted that the...
article Appeals court upholds dismissal of MGM’s claim against 2015 law favoring tribes
(Connecticut) -- A federal appeals court has upheld the dismissal of MGM Resorts International's claim that the 2015 law that enabled the Mashantucket Pequot and...
article Connecticut wins early round in casino court fight with MGM
(Connecticut) -- A federal appeals court Wednesday ruled against MGM Resorts International, the owner of a casino under construction in Springfield, in the first round...
article Court rejects MGM lawsuit as company competes with tribes
(Connecticut) -- MGM Resorts International lost another round Wednesday in a court fight aimed at giving it leverage against Native American tribes in Connecticut as...
article MGM’s Connecticut Casino Wrangle Crashes on Appeal
(Connecticut) -- Plans for a new Connecticut casino operated by the state’s two federally recognized Indian tribes received a boost Wednesday as the Second Circuit...

6/16/2017

article MMCT Venture Celebrates Green Light to Build Connecticut’s Third Casino
(Connecticut) -- After a two-year push for authorization, the Mashantucket Pequot and Mohegan tribal nations are celebrating the June 7 approval of a bill paving the way...

6/15/2017

article Casino slot revenues continue to slide
(Connecticut) -- The state's two casinos saw slot revenues decline in May as they continue to face a bumpy 2017. During the month, Mohegan Sun posted a 1.3 percent...

6/14/2017

article East Windsor casino to receive Federal Government's approval
(Connecticut) -- Tribal Chairman Kevin Brown said the governor and the federal government are all on the same page when it comes to authorizing the state’s first...
article Haar: One-Time License Fee For East Windsor Casino Is State’s Latest Budget Football
(Connecticut) -- In the mad rush to pass a casino bill, lawmakers glossed over one detail that could have a big effect on the state budget. The General Assembly didn...

6/13/2017

article Mohegans play host to tribes, Interior secretary at pivotal time
(Connecticut) -- Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke, the face of a Trump administration whose approach to the federal budget and its oversight of Indian country is...

6/12/2017

article Connecticut Approves Third Casino
(Connecticut) -- The Connecticut House joined the Senate last week in approving a third, satellite tribal casino. The bill awaits the signature of Governor Dannel P....
article Construction on new Connecticut casino could begin in the autumn
(Connecticut) -- In Connecticut, the tribal joint venture behind the plan to bring a satellite casino to the small community of East Windsor has reportedly revealed that...
article Long road still ahead of Connecticut casino
(Connecticut) -- The Mashantucket Pequot and Mohegan tribes (MMCT) have won the upper hand over MGM in their dispute for a new casino venue in Connecticut after they got...
article Keno puts up $70M in first year
(Connecticut) -- When West Haven bar owner Sue Kelly decided to start selling Keno last April she had reservations. Kelly's on Campbell is a neighborhood bar, with...

6/11/2017

article Tasks lie ahead for Connecticut tribal casino after legislation passes
(Connecticut) -- The tribes that run Connecticut’s two casinos have won the long-sought approval of the General Assembly to run a third one, but there are still...
article OP/ED: Our View: As Legislature wraps, here’s the good, the bad and the ugly
(Connecticut) -- Connecticut’s bleak financial situation has dominated the headlines since the Legislature convened for its 2017 regular session in January, but...
article OP/ED: State relies on vice
(Connecticut) -- The Connecticut legislature seems determined to destroy civil society in the state, but by increments rather than in one fell swoop. Wednesday,...

6/10/2017

article Heigh-ho, heigh-ho, third casino, it’s off to court we go
(Connecticut) -- It's hard to imagine, when your lawyer cautions that you might get into a boatload of legal trouble by doing something, that you go ahead and do it...
article Soto reverses field, votes on casino bill
(Connecticut) -- On May 14 I wrote about freshman Democratic state Rep. Chris Soto of New London abstaining from two key votes in the Appropriations Committee, one...

6/9/2017

article Connecticut lawmakers vote to authorize new tribal casino
(Connecticut) -- A bill to allow construction of a third tribal casino in CT cleared the legislature early this morning meaning the yet-to-open MGM Springfield casino...

6/8/2017

article After Legislative Approval For Third Casino, Court Battle Looms
(Connecticut) -- The fight to establish a third casino in East Windsor cleared months of grueling debate in the legislature Wednesday but another hurdle now looms, this...
article Connecticut House of Representatives Approves East Windsor Casino in 103-46 Vote
(Connecticut) -- The Connecticut House of Representatives approved a plan for a casino in East Windsor, but leaders among House Democrats said they expect a legal...
article Last-night meltdown averted in General Assembly
(Connecticut) -- The General Assembly’s regular session was held hostage for hours Wednesday, then freed when Republicans backed away from a potential budget...
article Legislators approve tribal casino
(Connecticut) -- The House on Wednesday approved allowing the state’s two tribes to expand gaming off their reservations, sending the issue to Gov. Dannel P....
article Kevin Rennie: Session Ends, All We Got Was A Casino
(Connecticut) -- What a curious regular session of the legislature, which ended Wednesday at midnight. The change in the partisan divide that voters wrought in November...

6/7/2017

article Connecticut legislators approve tribes’ joint venture casino plan
(Connecticut) -- Connecticut legislators have approved a joint venture casino project by the state’s two tribal gaming operators, but MGM Resorts says it will...
article Lawmakers approve 3rd casino, MGM to fight in court
(Connecticut) -- State lawmakers have given the final green light for a third casino. It’s on its way to the governor — but the entire matter is going to end...
article Legal Sports Betting In Connecticut? House Passes Bill That Could Allow Wagering In Future
(Connecticut) -- The Connecticut House of Representatives passed a bill that could legalize sports betting in the future, according to local media reports.
article Senate Approves Gambling Expansion As Session Ends With Unfinished Work
(Connecticut) -- With just hours left in the legislative session, the state Senate granted final legislative approval Wednesday night for an expansion of gambling that...
article Senate Sends Casino Sweetener To Malloy
(Connecticut) -- By a 22-14 vote Wednesday, the Senate passed a bill expanding the number of approved off-track betting facilities from 18 to 24. The House had passed...
article Third tribal casino approved; court action promised
(Connecticut) -- As the legislative session moved into its last 24 hours, support for a third tribal casino was approved in the House, but only after urban lawmakers,...
article Tribes’ third-casino bill gains House support, awaits Malloy’s signature
(Connecticut) -- While southeastern Connecticut’s gaming tribes were hailing the state House of Representatives’ vote early Wednesday to authorize a...
article Tribes’ third-casino bill, ‘sweetener’ package headed for governor’s desk
(Connecticut) -- State lawmakers embraced gaming expansion early and late Wednesday, with the House of Representatives voting in the wee hours to approve both the...
article MGM officials say Connecticut legislature 'missed an enormous opportunity' in approving East Windsor casino bill
(Connecticut) -- MGM Resorts International expressed disappointment Wednesday in Connecticut lawmakers' passage of a bill that would allow the state's two...
article Shaghticoke Tribe suing over casino legislation
(Connecticut) -- The Connecticut House has approved a bill allowing more off-track betting parlors in an effort to gain approval for legislation authorizing a new tribal...

6/6/2017

article $25 Million Casino Licensing Fee Considered As House Debates Gaming Expansion
(Connecticut) -- House leaders are considering a variety of options in last-minute moves toward expanding casino gambling in Connecticut with just two days left in the...
article Casino Deal Expanded To Include More Off-Track Betting, Sports Betting, MMA
(Connecticut) -- In a potential major expansion of gambling, legislators were debating early Wednesday a two-bill casino proposal that includes an East Windsor casino,...
article Deal is struck: House to authorize tribes’ East Windsor casino
(Connecticut) -- The Senate’s approval of a little-noticed mixed-martial arts bill Tuesday evening was the signal: A deal has been struck for the House of...
article House votes for final approval of tribes’ casino in East Windsor
(Connecticut) -- The Mashantucket Pequot and Mohegan tribal nations crossed the finish line Wednesday on the last day of the General Assembly’s annual session,...
article Lawmakers Pick Home Team In Casino Battle; House Approves OTB Expansion
(Connecticut) -- The House gave final passage to a bill Wednesday morning that will give the two tribes exclusivity over a new casino in East Windsor, before it passed a...
article State lawmakers vote to authorize new tribal casino
(Connecticut) -- Connecticut lawmakers approved most of a legislative package early Wednesday that could lead to a new tribal casino being built in East Windsor, a move...

6/5/2017

article Casino debate expanded to include slots, high-roller venue
(Connecticut) -- A proposal allowing two Connecticut tribal nations to open a third casino has grown into a wider debate about whether to expand gambling elsewhere. The...
article Casino Expansion In Play As Clock Winds Down On Session
(Connecticut) -- Will the Connecticut House of Representatives pass the casino expansion bill approved by the Senate, allowing the Mashantucket Pequot and Mohegan tribes...
article Connecticut closer to commercial casino
(Connecticut) -- Connecticut legislators are still considering the possibility of burning another casino to the state: multiple proposals have emerged in the last couple...
article Connecticut House Still Mulling The Way Forward On Casino Bills
(Connecticut) -- The Connecticut House of Representatives seems no nearer to a conclusion on expanding gambling in the state, and House Speaker Democrat Joe Aresimowicz...
article Decision on East Windsor casino expected soon
(Connecticut) -- With three days to go with hundreds of millions of dollars on the line, MGM Springfield and the tribes that run the Mohegan Sun and Foxwoods casinos,...
article Hartford's 11th-hour casino game is 'Let's Make a Deal'
(Connecticut) -- The Connecticut legislature's long debate about the implications of expanding casino gambling has come down to a stark question of transactional...
article MGM warns third-casino ‘side deals’ jeopardize state’s compacts with tribes
(Connecticut) -- Gaming-expansion legislation that calls for slot machines at off-track-betting facilities in Bridgeport, Hartford and Waterbury “places in real...
article Possible slot machines in Bridgeport
(Connecticut) -- The introduction of slot machines to several pari-mutuel locations, including the Shoreline Star in Bridgeport and Sports Haven in New Haven, might...
article Slots On The Table For Bridgeport, Waterbury, New Haven As Lawmakers Continue Negotiating Casino Deal
(Connecticut) -- With less than three days left in the legislative session, state House leaders are considering a variety of options in last-minute moves toward...
article Top Republican Supports Tribal Casino Expansion
(Connecticut) -- The top Republican in the Connecticut House said the bill to support when it comes to casino expansion is the one backed by the state's two tribes...
article “Mini casinos” now in the mix in Connecticut
(Connecticut) -- Some are calling it “sweetening the pot”, while others are calling it “Let’s make a deal.” Lawmakers from the state’...

6/4/2017

article Casino Backers Must Aid Problem Gamblers
(Connecticut) -- Connecticut may be poised to enter a new gambling frontier, one that requires better safeguards for the state's most vulnerable populations.

6/3/2017

article Connecticut lawmakers may be near agreement on casino legislation
(Connecticut) -- The Senate and the House on Saturday may have worked out an agreement to approve two separate casino proposals to send to Gov. Dannel P. Malloy.
article Connecticut’s General Assembly Inches Closer to Commercial Casino Deal
(Connecticut) -- Connecticut’s Legislature may send two casino-related bills to Governor Dannel Malloy, local media reported. Both proposals provide for expansion...
article Funding setbacks aside, tourism industry eager for a season in the sun
(Connecticut) -- Relatively cheap gas prices, the prospect of better weather than we've seen this spring and a reputed uptick in consumer confidence all bode well...
article Lawmakers hung up by budget, partisan fights in final days
(Connecticut) -- The close partisan makeup of the General Assembly and sharp disagreement over how to solve Connecticut’s budget deficit problems are two big...
article Casino workers would pay more in state licensing fees than casino developer
(Connecticut) -- If legislation to construct a third casino in East Windsor passes, a blackjack dealer will have to pay more to the state for a gaming license than the...

6/2/2017

article OP/ED: Make Sportech Part of the Casino Solution
(Connecticut) -- Sportech — as the only other licensed gaming operator in the state besides the Mashantucket Pequot and Mohegan Tribes — should be included...

6/1/2017

article Bridgeport mayor remaining cautious on possibility of hosting a casino
(Connecticut) -- As lawmakers in Connecticut continue to consider controversial legislation that would expand casino gambling, the mayor for the eastern state’s...

5/31/2017

article House, tribes said to be negotiating amendment to third-casino bill
(Connecticut) -- The Mashantucket Pequot and Mohegan tribes are amenable to an amended version of the third-casino bill that would call for them to make an upfront...
article Time Grows Short and Tribes Agree to Add Slots for Waterbury, New Haven and Bridgeport
(Connecticut) -- The tribal operators of Foxwoods Resort Casino and Mohegan Sun are offering legislators a $25 million upfront payment and would agree to place slot...

5/30/2017

article Bridgeport’s Ganim keeps casino developers at arm’s length
(Connecticut) -- MGM has confirmed its interest in a Bridgeport casino — but said it has to overcome a 2015 special act that gives Foxwoods and Mohegan Sun dibs on...
article It’s Make Or Break Time For Major Legislation
(Connecticut) -- Memorial Day may be summer’s unofficial start, but it also marks the final stretch of the legislative session. This week will make or break...

5/28/2017

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

5/27/2017

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

5/26/2017

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

5/25/2017

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

5/24/2017

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

5/23/2017

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

5/22/2017

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

5/21/2017

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

5/20/2017

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

5/19/2017

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

5/17/2017

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

5/16/2017

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

5/15/2017

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

5/12/2017

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

5/11/2017

article Malloy confidants spar over competing casino projects
(Connecticut) -- They were once “Malloyalists,” part the governor’s kitchen cabinet. Now they’re rivals in a high-stakes game of Connecticut hold...

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