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April 17, 2017

Casino Operators Continue Fight Over Third Casino

by Christine Stuart | April 17, 2017 2:54pm

Christine Stuart / ctnewsjunkie photo HARTFORD, CT — The Finance, Revenue, and Bonding Committee jumped into the debate Monday over a third commercial casino with a public hearing on its own bill that would open bidding for Connecticut’s first casino off tribal land.

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April 6, 2017

Tribes Guarantee Revenue In Push For East Windsor Casino, Put BIA Approval At 99 Percent

by Christine Stuart | April 6, 2017 3:41pm

Courtesy of MMCT HARTFORD, CT —A day after a top lawmaker gave them a 50/50 chance of getting permission to build their first commercial casino off tribal land, the leaders of Connecticut’s two federally recognized tribes visited the capitol Thursday to guarantee the state’s share of slot revenues.

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March 17, 2017

OP-ED | The Valley of the Casinos

by Susan Bigelow | March 17, 2017 10:00am

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SUSAN BIGELOW This endless casino war between Springfield and Greater Hartford is being cast by supporters of an East Windsor casino as one state vying to keep jobs the other state is stealing, but it’s not that. It’s a single cohesive region of two million people gleefully shooting itself in the foot.

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March 15, 2017

Conversation About Connecticut Casino Expansion Continues

by Christine Stuart | March 15, 2017 3:09pm

Christine Stuart / ctnewsjunkie HARTFORD, CT — Members of the legislature’s Public Safety and Security Committee didn’t necessarily say how they felt about the two bills to expand casino gaming, but they forwarded them onto the House and Senate for more debate.

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March 9, 2017

Lawmakers Try To Calculate The Odds Of A New Casino

by Christine Stuart | March 9, 2017 5:36pm

christine stuart / ctnewsjunkie HARTFORD, CT — Lawmakers on the Public Safety and Security Committee struggled Thursday with figuring out what would happen if they expand casino gaming beyond the borders of the two federally recognized tribes’ reservations.

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February 27, 2017

Tribes Pick East Windsor For Third Casino Location

by Christine Stuart | February 27, 2017 1:01pm

ctnewsjunkie file photo The former Showcase Cinemas off I-91 in East Windsor was chosen by Connecticut’s two federally-recognized Indian tribes as the preferred location for the state’s first casino off tribal land.

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February 15, 2017

East Hartford Developer Continues Casino Pursuit

by Christine Stuart | February 15, 2017 12:54pm

shutterstock HARTFORD, CT—An East Hartford developer isn’t giving up on his push to convince state lawmakers that his East Hartford location is the best site for a third Connecticut casino.

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January 25, 2017

East Windsor Crowd Largely Backs Casino Plan

by Jack Kramer | January 25, 2017 12:00am

Jack Kramer / ctnewsjunkie EAST WINDSOR, CT — If a vote was taken Tuesday night amongst the 400-plus in attendance at a “community conversation” on a proposed casino in town, it’s pretty clear that blackjack, craps, and slot machines would be in East Windsor’s future.

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January 23, 2017

Tribes To Host Community Conversations On Casino In East Windsor, Windsor Locks

by Christine Stuart | January 23, 2017 12:00pm

The Mashantucket Pequot and Mohegan Tribes will be holding two community conversations this week to discuss their desire to build a casino in either East Windsor or Windsor Locks.

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January 11, 2017

Public Safety Gets Organized, Readies Itself for Gaming Debate

by Christine Stuart | January 11, 2017 6:30am

CTNewsJunkie photo The public got its first look Tuesday at what a legislative committee with three co-chairmen from two different parties will look like.

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