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February 8, 2016

Tribes Have Yet To Select Location For Hartford Area Casino

by Christine Stuart | February 8, 2016 4:46pm

CTNJ file photo The chairmen of the tribes that operate the Mohegan Sun and Foxwoods Resort casinos said they are still in the process of narrowing down a location for a Hartford-area casino.

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February 4, 2016

Schaghticoke Chief Says They Will Continue Casino Pursuit

by Christine Stuart | February 4, 2016 3:06pm

Schaghitcoke Tribal Nation Chief Richard Velky is troubled by media reports regarding Secretary of the State Denise Merrill’s rejection of the tribe’s new business registration.

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December 18, 2015

OP-ED | Confident, Relaxed Malloy Talks Budget, Transportation, Casinos, and More

by Susan Bigelow | December 18, 2015 9:00am

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There is a lot of pessimism in Connecticut these days, but very little of it seems to have bled through to Gov. Dannel P. Malloy.

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December 11, 2015

OP-ED | Gird Your Loins, Nutmeggers: Recreational Weed Is Coming

by Terry Cowgill | December 11, 2015 5:30am

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It’s been said that smoking marijuana makes you stupid. So it’s reasonable to ask whether Connecticut will become stupider if the evil weed is legalized across the board. That question has to be on the minds of Nutmeggers after the recent Bridgeport visit of a former Colorado police chief who told his audience our state should get ready for legalized pot.

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November 6, 2015

Tribes Accept Five Casino Proposals From Four Towns

by Christine Stuart | November 6, 2015 5:07pm

The deadline for towns or other entities to submit their casino proposals to the state’s two federally recognized Indian tribes has come and gone.

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October 22, 2015

Municipalities Around Hartford Continue to Mull New Casino

by Elizabeth Regan | October 22, 2015 4:30am

As plans for the MGM Springfield casino continue to diminish in scope, Connecticut’s two sovereign Indian tribes are moving forward with efforts to maintain their market share through a satellite casino in the north central part of the state.

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October 19, 2015

DC NEWS JUNKIE | Blumenthal Calls for Probe into Fantasy Sports Fraud

by Jordan Fenster | October 19, 2015 4:30am

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In Connecticut, you can legally bet on horse and dog races, but place a wager on the World Series and you’ll be breaking the law. The federal Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act of 2006 put the kibosh on most sports betting, but fantasy sports sites were excluded from the law. Now an explosion of betting on fantasy sports is drawing scrutiny from Connecticut Sen. Richard Blumenthal.

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October 6, 2015

State, Tribes Ink Keno Revenue Share

by Christine Stuart | October 6, 2015 2:55pm

Elizabeth Regan file photo It’s official. The state reached an agreement Tuesday with two federally-recognized Indian tribes that allows the Connecticut Lottery Corporation to begin offering keno this year.

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October 1, 2015

Tribes Search Out Municipal Partners for New Casino, But Offer Few Project Details

by Elizabeth Regan | October 1, 2015 1:41pm

Elizabeth Regan The two sovereign Indian tribes planning to build a satellite casino north of Hartford have released a request for proposals for potential host municipalities, but it leaves much to the imagination.

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September 25, 2015

OP-ED | Casinos in Northern Connecticut? Don’t Bet On It

by Susan Bigelow | September 25, 2015 9:45am

Suddenly, the prospect of a glut of casinos along I-91 seems much less certain. This is bad news for governments who were banking on increased tourism and tax revenue, but good news for everyone else.

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