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May 23, 2017

Senate Gives Thumbs Up To Tribal Casino Bill

by Christine Stuart | May 23, 2017 11:52pm
Posted to: East Windsor

Christine Stuart / ctnewsjunkie HARTFORD, CT — (Updated 1:43 p.m.) The state Senate approved a bill early Wednesday morning that would pave the way for Connecticut’s two federally recognized tribes to build a casino in East Windsor. The bill passed on a 24-12 vote after more than two hours of debate.

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May 9, 2017

Geographic Lines Begin To Form On Third Casino

by Christine Stuart | May 9, 2017 4:30am
Posted to: The Economy | Gaming | Jobs | Legal | Tribes | East Windsor

Courtesy of CT-N HARTFORD, CT — Geographic divides, more so than partisan, emerged Monday as a key committee debated legislation to allow Connecticut’s two federally recognized Indian tribes to build a casino in East Windsor.

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May 3, 2017

Tribes Make Push For Casino, Speaker Says It Will Be Part of Budget Deal

by Christine Stuart | May 3, 2017 12:04pm
Posted to: Business | Economic Development | Gaming | Legal | State Capitol | Tribes | Bridgeport | East Windsor

Christine Stuart / ctnewsjunkie HARTFORD, CT — Connecticut’s tribal chairmen believe momentum for an East Windsor casino is on their side. But slowing their progress is a House bill that would open the bidding process for a third Connecticut casino to all operators, and House Speaker Joe Aresimowicz says it will likely be part of a budget deal.

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April 17, 2017

Casino Operators Continue Fight Over Third Casino

by Christine Stuart | Apr 17, 2017 1:54pm
Posted to: Gaming | Town News | East Windsor | Tribes

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 | Apr 6, 2017 2:41pm
Posted to: Gaming | Tribes | East Windsor

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 | Mar 17, 2017 9:00am
Posted to: Analysis | Business | Economic Development | The Economy | Entertainment | Gaming | Jobs | Opinion | East Windsor

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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 | Mar 15, 2017 2:09pm
Posted to: Gaming | Tribes | East Windsor

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 | Mar 9, 2017 4:36pm
Posted to: Business | Economic Development | Gaming | Jobs | State Budget | Taxes | Tribes | East Windsor | Leisure & Hospital Sector

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 | Feb 27, 2017 12:01pm
Posted to: Gaming | East Windsor | Windsor Locks

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 | Feb 15, 2017 11:54am
Posted to: Gaming | East Hartford | East Windsor | Windsor Locks

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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