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Plan for coming Mohegan Sun/Foxwoods East Windsor scaled back

In Connecticut and the casino-operating Mohegan Tribe and the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation have reportedly announced that they will be scaling back their plan for the coming Mohegan Sun Foxwoods East Windsor. According to a Friday report from the Hartford Courant newspaper, the federally-recognized tribes initially pledged to spend $300 million to build the envisioned Class III casino complete with a 100,000 sq ft gaming floor to house a selection of approximately 1,800 slots alongside around 60 gaming tables.

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4/5/2020

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2/2/2020

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2/1/2020

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1/31/2020

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1/30/2020

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1/29/2020

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1/28/2020

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1/21/2020

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1/20/2020

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1/16/2020

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1/15/2020

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1/14/2020

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1/12/2020

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1/10/2020

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1/8/2020

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1/3/2020

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1/2/2020

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1/1/2020

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12/31/2019

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12/24/2019

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12/23/2019

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12/19/2019

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12/18/2019

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12/17/2019

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12/14/2019

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12/12/2019

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12/11/2019

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12/2/2019

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12/1/2019

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11/23/2019

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11/22/2019

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11/19/2019

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11/18/2019

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11/16/2019

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11/14/2019

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10/31/2019

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10/29/2019

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10/26/2019

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10/25/2019

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10/24/2019

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10/23/2019

article Tribes, state seek dismissal of MGM’s suit against Interior
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10/20/2019

article Haar: MGM renews Bridgeport option amid stalemate
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10/17/2019

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10/12/2019

article East Windsor announces Oct. 24 referendum
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10/11/2019

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10/10/2019

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10/9/2019

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10/8/2019

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10/4/2019

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9/23/2019

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9/17/2019

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9/8/2019

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(Connecticut) -- Should sports gambling be legal in Connecticut? Mike Hydeck talked with one of the biggest stake holders in gaming in the state about possibly expanding...
article Bridgeport can learn from Springfield’s revitalization
(Connecticut) -- To the world outside its borders, Bridgeport doesn’t have a sterling reputation. On those rare occasions when it’s referenced in popular...

9/7/2019

article Declining revenues, missed projections point to casino saturation in Northeast
(Connecticut) -- For years, “Northeast gaming” and “saturation” have been showing up in the same sentence. Lately, they’ve been linked anew...

9/4/2019

article MGM Resorts Sues Federal Government Over Tribal Casino Proposal
(Connecticut) -- MGM Resorts seems like it's on a quixotic campaign to prevent the Mashantucket Pequot and Mohegan Indian tribes from opening a new casino in East...
article OP/ED: Don't gamble on casinos
(Connecticut) -- Building a casino, it turns out, is rather a gamble - and Connecticut leaders should take note of the latest revelations from Springfield before...

8/31/2019

article COLUMN: When is more a bad bet?
(Connecticut) -- As two new casinos are shoe-horned into New England’s increasingly crowded gambling market, ever higher levels of revenue are hard to come by....

8/29/2019

article CT OTB revenues see steady declines
(Connecticut) -- Connecticut casinos aren’t the only gambling venues with shrinking revenues. Off-track betting (OTB) revenue in the state is also on a steady slide,...
article LETTER: Rennie missed facts on gambling
(Connecticut) -- Kevin Rennie’s column “Sen. Osten supports the tribes’ monopoly on gambling in Connecticut. That’s not how a free market economy...

8/25/2019

article As two new casinos sharpen competition in New England’s crowded gambling market, more revenue is hard to reach
(New England) -- As two new casinos are shoe-horned into New England’s increasingly crowded gambling market, ever higher levels of revenue are hard to come by....
article EDITORIAL: Don’t gamble on casinos
(Connecticut) -- Building a casino, it turns out, is rather a gamble — and Connecticut leaders should take note of the latest revelations from Springfield before...

8/22/2019

article MGM STOOGE: Same old tribes play Bridgeport and state the same old tune
(Connecticut) -- Attention City of Bridgeport and Connecticut legislators: The real reason there is no casino in East Windsor, or in Bridgeport, is because the...

8/20/2019

article McEnroe: CT stacks odds against itself on betting
(Connecticut) -- Why can’t we have not-nice things? As other states jump into sports betting, Connecticut lags. I’m going offer you a partial explanation,...

8/19/2019

article MORON ALERT: Time To Stop The Un-American Treatment Of MGM In The Constitution State
(Connecticut) -- It was no surprise to hear the news last week that MGM International has filed another lawsuit against someone regarding its efforts to compete in the...
article Casino compromise backed: E. Windsor selectmen support expanding gambling, keeping Tribal Winds
(Connecticut) -- The Board of Selectmen voted unanimously last week to support the Connecticut Jobs and Revenue Act, a bill that would maintain the proposed Tribal Winds...
article Casinos in Connecticut, elsewhere already feeling Encore’s impact
(Connecticut) -- Foxwoods Resort Casino and Mohegan Sun posted double-digit declines in slot-machine revenue in July, the first full month of operation for Encore Boston...
article EDITORIAL: Go back to casino Plan A
(Connecticut) -- If there had been a way to do it, 30 years ago, The Day would have liked to see the Native tribes in this region, our neighbors, thrive and flourish...

8/18/2019

article Connecticut’s casinos post 13th straight month of declining slots revenue
(Connecticut) -- At a time when the Mashantucket Pequot and Mohegan tribes were looking to expand operations across the state, their respective casinos each recorded a...
article BLOG: MGM Sues Department of Interior Over Connecticut Casino Plans
(Connecticut) -- Flushdraw continues a busy weekend of interesting updates with a look at the ongoing legal battle concerning the Connecticut land-based casino scene. It...
article Jacobs: Delay in legalizing sports betting in Connecticut a losing proposition
(Connecticut) -- THE LAND OF 169-to-1 ODDS — Permit me to add my voice to the sports betting debacle in Connecticut. Get it done! Get it done now! It’s a...

8/17/2019

article Connecticut Slot Revenue Further Slides, Casino Win From Gaming Terminals Down $13.1M
(Connecticut) -- Slot revenue in Connecticut plays a critical role in helping fund the state government, but July marked yet another month where the two tribal casinos...
article OP/ED: Delay in legalizing sports betting in Connecticut a losing proposition
(Connecticut) -- Permit me to add my voice to the sports betting debacle in Connecticut. Get it done! Get it done now! It’s a year too late, but get it done...

8/15/2019

article CT’s jobless rate shrinks to 3.6 percent in July
(Connecticut) -- Connecticut’s unemployment rate dropped by slightly to 3.6 percent in July despite the loss of 100 jobs, the Department of Labor reported Thursday.

8/14/2019

article Gov. Lamont, place winning bet with tribes. Here’s how.
(Connecticut) -- I bet you two-to-one I can come up with a solution for the state’s gaming quagmire. But first, a few observations. On the issue of gaming and...

8/13/2019

article East Windsor to urge support for Tribal Winds
(Connecticut) -- The Board of Selectmen plans to issue a letter to Gov. Ned Lamont this week urging support for the proposed casino in town.
article MGM brands federal approvals as arbitrary and capricious in lawsuit
(Connecticut) -- Full details of MGM Resorts’ legal challenge against federal approval of the joint venture between the Mashantucket Pequot and Mohegan tribes for...

8/11/2019

article Capitol Report: It’s MGM vs the Tribes
(Connecticut) -- Place your bets if you think Tribal Winds Casino will ever become reality! The East Windsor Project is a joint venture by the Mashantucket and Mohegan...
article Colin McEnroe: CT stacks odds against itself on betting
(Connecticut) -- Why can’t we have not-nice things? As other states jump into sports betting, Connecticut lags. I’m going offer you a partial explanation,...
article Casino buses make it easy to get to MGM, Encore, Foxwoods and Mohegan Sun from Worcester area
(Massachusetts) -- Dolores and James Stark of Oxford are sitting in leather seats on a luxury motor coach somewhere on the Massachusetts Turnpike, cruising toward the...

8/10/2019

article East Windsor Official Doesn't Think Gov. Lamont Will Derail Planned Casino
(Connecticut) -- An official in East Windsor, Connecticut, said he thinks a proposed casino in his town is on track, despite reported efforts by Governor Ned Lamont to...

8/9/2019

article Capitol Week in Review: Will Connecticut ever get a third casino?
(Connecticut) -- The complicated issue of expanded gambling in Connecticut took another turn Wednesday when MGM Resorts International sued the federal government over...
article MGM’s lawsuit raises the stakes in Connecticut casino battle
(Connecticut) -- MGM Resorts has upped the ante in its bet on New England’s gambling market with a federal lawsuit to stop a rival from opening in Connecticut, not...

8/8/2019

article MGM Sues Over Federal OK for Third CT Tribal Casino
(Connecticut) -- MGM Resorts filed a lawsuit Wednesday challenging the federal approval of a deal that would allow Connecticut’s two Indian tribes to open a third...
article MGM Sues to Block Deal Allowing Indian Casinos on Nontribal Connecticut Land
(Connecticut) -- The casino wars flared anew in Connecticut Wednesday after gambling behemoth MGM, backed by attorneys at Covington & Burling, accused the Department...
article MGM Sues To Stop Connecticut From Awarding Commercial Casino Bids To Tribe
(Connecticut) -- MGM Resorts International is continuing to fight tribal gaming expansion in Connecticut, this time with a lawsuit against the federal government. Ever...
article OP/ED: Connecticut shouldn't forfeit gambling policy to tribes
(Connecticut) -- With ideas for more gambling in Connecticut, Gov. Ned Lamont and some state legislators seem to want to sell the state back to the Indians, or, really,...
article Senator Osten: If Lamont wants jobs, he should back casino bill
(Connecticut) -- TV viewers in Connecticut were treated last week to a new commercial for Encore Boston Harbor, Steve Wynn’s new $2.6 billion resort and casino on...

8/7/2019

article Dan Haar: MGM files federal lawsuit over tribes’ casino approval
(Connecticut) -- Everyone watching the slow-motion policy wreck of gaming expansion in Connecticut knew MGM would sooner or later file a lawsuit over the Native American...
article MGM Accuses Feds of Giving Casino Monopoly to Tribes
(Connecticut) -- Casino giant MGM filed a federal lawsuit Wednesday claiming that two Native American tribes got an effective monopoly on gambling in Connecticut through...
article MGM Escalates Connecticut Casino Dispute To Federal Court
(Connecticut) -- The fight for a stake in the Connecticut casino market has led MGM to a federal courthouse in the nation’s capital. The company filed suit against...
article MGM leaps back into Connecticut casino fight with new lawsuit
(Connecticut) -- After a week on the sidelines, MGM Resorts International jumped back into Connecticut’s casino fray Wednesday, lodging a new lawsuit over the U.S...
article MGM Resorts sues Interior Department over decision to allow Connecticut tribes to operate an East Windsor casino
(Connecticut) -- The battle over expanded gambling in Connecticut took a new turn Wednesday when MGM Resorts sued the U.S. Interior Department, accusing it of approving...
article MGM Sues Over Federal Approval of Connecticut Tribal Casino Deal
(Connecticut) -- Casino developer MGM has filed a lawsuit challenging the federal approval of a deal that would allow Connecticut’s two Indian tribes to open a third...
article MGM suit takes new tact to blocking tribes
(Connecticut) -- MGM Resorts International sued the Department of the Interior on Wednesday in a fresh bid to bar tribal competitors in Connecticut from constructing an...
article Connecticut tribes to Gov. Lamont: Thanks, but no thanks
(Connecticut) -- Ned Lamont, the governor of Connecticut, isn’t opposed to a new casino property being run jointly by the Mashantucket Pequot and Mohegan tribes,...
article MORON ALERT: Connecticut needn't forfeit gambling policy to Indians
(Connecticut) -- With ideas for more gambling in Connecticut, Governor Lamont and some state legislators seem to want to sell the state back to the Indians, or, really,...

8/6/2019

article All gaming options on the table
(Connecticut) -- Amid news reports Monday that Gov. Ned Lamont is entertaining a proposal to establish gambling operations in Hartford’s XL Center if the state...
article Casino emerges as solution to fix XL Center
(Connecticut) -- For as long as gambling has been discussed in Connecticut, the XL Center and downtown Hartford have been part of the discussion. It’s no different...
article Connecticut Tribes refuse to walk away from Tribal Winds development
(Connecticut) -- Connecticut Governor Ned Lamont has met with resistance from the Mashantucket Pequot and Mohegan tribes to proposals made this week regarding casino...
article Sports betting, a Bridgeport casino and esports at the XL Center. Here’s how expanded gambling could play in Connecticut.
(Connecticut) -- Connecticut’s gambling landscape could look a lot different in a few years. Sports betting, new casinos and online lottery games are among the...

8/5/2019

article As state searches for plan to fix Hartford’s aging XL Center arena, a casino emerges as one possible solution
(Connecticut) -- Hartford’s XL Center arena — sorely in need of hundreds of millions of dollars in repairs and upgrades — is again being thrust into...
article Connecticut Gov Tells Tribes to Trade East Windsor Project for Bridgeport Casino, Stadium Sports Betting, and Online Gaming
(Connecticut) -- Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont wants to persuade the state’s two powerful tribal operators to abandon their long-cherished goal of building a casino...
article Gov. Lamont, tribes weigh in on expanded gaming
(Connecticut) -- On Monday, Gov. Ned Lamont weighed in on a potential deal to revitalize the XL Center. The deal would introduce sports betting with the Pequots and...
article Governor: No XL Center casino discussed
(Connecticut) -- The governor’s office has had no discussions about opening a casino at Hartford’s XL Center with the arena’s owners or the state...
article Tribes reject Lamont’s grand bargain on gambling
(Connecticut) -- Connecticut’s two federally recognized tribes have doubled down on their commitment to jointly develop a casino in East Windsor to compete with...
article Tribes unwilling to withdraw from East Windsor casino plan
(Connecticut) -- Amid the impasse in Connecticut’s gaming-expansion debate, the Mashantucket Pequot and Mohegan tribes again asserted Monday that they remain committed...

8/4/2019

article Capitol Report: More details on proposed casino bill
(Connecticut) -- Lawmakers pulled a summer surprise last Wednesday, rolling out proposed legislation to expand the gambling footprint of the Mashantucket and Mohegan...
article Connecticut governor wants tribes to drop East Windsor casino plan, add gambling to XL Center in Hartford
(Connecticut) -- Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont wants two Indian tribes to drop plans for an East Windsor casino in exchange for legalized sports betting statewide, a...
article XL Center could be sold to tribes under new proposal that would add gambling in Hartford
(Connecticut) -- A deal between the state and Connecticut’s two federally-recognized Indian tribes could lead to an extensive renovation of the XL Center and the...
article Capitol Report: Some want gambling bill to be put on back-burner
(Connecticut) -- The proposed gaming bill is about jobs and money. The Mohegan and Mashantuckets are huge employers and taxpayers, and lawmakers representing gaming...

8/3/2019

article Gov. Ned Lamont excluded from drafting of gambling legislation that could bring Connecticut $200M in new revenue
(Connecticut) -- After years of failing to reach an agreement, legislators came forward last week with a new coalition pushing for two of the biggest prizes in...
article A high-stakes gambler had VIP perks and a million in losses. But where did the cash come from?
(Connecticut) -- As a part-time bookkeeper for mom-and-pop operations in the Boston suburbs, Antonis Mallios spent his workdays pushing paper and running errands. But...
article Anthony: Free of federal restraints for more than a year, Connecticut remains unable to establish regulated sports gambling
(Connecticut) -- What is Connecticut doing on the sports gambling front? Basically assuring fat bankrolls for bookies in the seedy underworld and leaving the legal...

8/2/2019

article Connecticut Sports Betting Bill Favors Tribal Casinos, Gov. Says Issue Is ‘Complex’
(Connecticut) -- The 2019 legislative session may have already ended in Connecticut, but that has not stopped a group of bipartisan lawmakers from drafting a new CT...
article Mashantucket tribe touts $1B economic impact as Bridgeport casino efforts ramp up
(Connecticut) -- The Foxwoods Resort Casino had a $1.1 billion impact on the state’s economy in 2017, according to a new report issued by its operator, the...

8/1/2019

article Following legislation to expand gambling in Connecticut, tribal owners tout report of $1B in economic impact by Foxwoods casino
(Connecticut) -- The Mashantucket Pequots, pushing for legislation to expand gambling in Connecticut, released a report Thursday saying the tribal-owned Foxwoods Resort...
article Big gambling expansion plan faces more opposition
(Connecticut) -- The co-chairman of the legislative committee that oversees all forms of gambling is joining the Governor in turning ‘thumbs down’ on that...

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