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May 20, 2015

Senate Forwards Watered-Down Casino Bill To House

by Christine Stuart | May 20, 2015 11:35pm

Christine Stuart photo A majority of Senators felt that the benefits of allowing Connecticut’s two federally recognized tribes to open up one casino north of Hartford would outweigh the risks recently outlined by Attorney General George Jepsen’s office.

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May 7, 2015

Consultant Says Convenience Is Key In Capturing Gambling Revenue

by Christine Stuart | May 7, 2015 4:39pm

A consultant hired by Connecticut’s two Indian tribes found that if they only received permission to build a $300 million casino in north central Connecticut, it would generate $300.9 million in gross gaming revenue and create more than 2,000 jobs.

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May 4, 2015

Tribal Chairmen Pitch Casino Plans To Hartford’s Business Community

by Christine Stuart | May 4, 2015 12:54pm

Christine Stuart photo Opening a new casino along the I-91 corridor will cannibalize existing business at the two tribal casinos in southeastern Connecticut, but it’s better than losing business to Massachusetts, the chairmen of the two tribes told the Hartford business community Monday.

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April 24, 2015

OP-ED | Lawmakers Should Listen to Jepsen, For There Is Much To Lose And Lose ...

by Terry Cowgill | April 24, 2015 5:30am

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State lawmakers eager to find more revenue — or terrified at the thought of losing same — are considering letting the state’s two federally-recognized Indian tribes literally wander off their reservations and open “gaming” facilities elsewhere in Connecticut. On the face of it, this sounded like a good idea. After all, hardly anyone cares whether we take more money out of the pockets of those who can least afford it.

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April 22, 2015

East Windsor to Explore Casino Options

by Christine Stuart | April 22, 2015 5:30am

The East Windsor Board of Selectman unanimously approved a resolution Tuesday that would allow town staff and First Selectwoman Denise Menard to explore the possibility of locating a casino in their town.

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April 20, 2015

Casino Bill Moves Forward After South Windsor Republican’s Amendment Fails

by Christine Stuart | April 20, 2015 3:21pm

Courtnesy of CT-N A Republican lawmaker failed to convince his colleagues Monday on the Planning & Development Committee to amend the casino expansion legislation to give host municipalities more leverage.

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April 16, 2015

Jepsen Lays Out Gambling Expansion Concerns

by Christine Stuart | April 16, 2015 2:43pm

CTNJ file photo Attorney General George Jepsen met with legislative leaders Wednesday to outline his legal concerns over allowing the state’s two federally recognized tribes open up a casino outside their reservations.

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April 15, 2015

Connecticut Lottery Corp. Makes Its Pitch For Keno

by Cara Rosner | April 15, 2015 6:09pm

Christine Stuart photo Proponents told members of the Finance, Revenue and Bonding Committee on Wednesday that bringing keno to Connecticut is essential to keeping the state’s lottery competitive with other states’, while opponents decried the game as a short-sighted and ill-advised way to generate revenue.

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April 13, 2015

Lawmakers Look Again To Keno

by Cara Rosner | April 13, 2015 5:30am

shutterstock Connecticut Lottery officials are hoping the odds are in their favor as lawmakers again consider legislation that would allow the agency to operate keno games in the state.

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April 6, 2015

Windsor Says ‘No’ To Casino Development

by Christine Stuart | April 6, 2015 9:54pm

Christine Stuart photo The Windsor Town Council became the first community Monday to adopt a resolution in opposition to the expansion of casino gambling.

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