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November 22, 2016

Washington Post Party Causes Connecticut Casino Tensions to Flare

by Christine Stuart | November 22, 2016 12:00pm

CTNewsJunkie file photo A Connecticut state Senator didn’t pull any punches in a Nov. 18 letter to a top executive at MGM Resorts International criticizing the company for an election night party it sponsored at the Washington Post.

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October 18, 2016

South Windsor, East Windsor Are Latest Players Considered For Casino

by Jack Kramer | October 18, 2016 1:08pm

Doug Hardy / ctnewsjunkie East Windsor and South Windsor are the latest players in the high-stakes game of possible locations for a new casino in Connecticut.

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October 11, 2016

Fiscal Analysts Estimate Revenue Loss From Springfield Casino at Nearly $70M

by Christine Stuart | October 11, 2016 11:24pm

JCJ Architecture Connecticut could lose $68.3 million in revenue once MGM Resorts International opens its casino in Springfield in 2018.

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July 1, 2016

Federal Judge Throws Out MGM Lawsuit That Opposed Tribes’ Third Casino Plans

by Steve Majerus-Collins | July 1, 2016 4:30am

CTNewsJunkie file photo In a move that may help Connecticut’s two federally recognized Indian tribes build a new casino somewhere between Hartford and the Massachusetts border, a federal district judge dismissed a legal challenge to the proposal brought by MGM Resorts International.

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April 26, 2016

Tribes Get Nod From Feds, But Will Have To Wait Another Year for Casino Approval

by Jack Kramer | April 26, 2016 2:20pm

Christine Stuart file photo The special act giving exclusive rights to build a third casino to two federally-recognized Indian tribes would not violate any exclusivity arrangement they have in their gaming agreement with Connecticut or the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act, according to the Bureau of Indian Affairs.

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April 18, 2016

Jepsen Says Daily Fantasy Sports Legislation Would Be A Gamble

by Christine Stuart | April 18, 2016 12:27pm

CTNJ file photo Attorney General George Jepsen threw cold water on a proposal to impose a 8.75 percent surcharge on daily fantasy sport operators, such as DraftKings and Fan Duel.

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March 10, 2016

Dueling Casino Studies Debated By Commerce Committee

by Christine Stuart | March 10, 2016 1:58pm

Christine Stuart photo The chairmen of Connecticut’s two federally-recognized Indian tribes and dozens of casino workers told the legislature’s Commerce Committee Thursday that they aren’t looking to expand gaming by opening a third casino.

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February 11, 2016

Merrill Says Error Does Not Confer Legality To Schahgticokes

by Christine Stuart | February 11, 2016 10:00am

Secretary of the State Denise Merrill tried to make it clear Wednesday to the Schaghticoke Tribal Nation that an error by her office doesn’t give the tribe the legal authority to pursue building a casino in Connecticut.

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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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