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September 21, 2017

OP-ED | The Bridgeport Casino Plan is for Suckers

by Susan Bigelow | September 21, 2017 5:00pm

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I feel like I keep making the same argument over and over. No, a casino won’t save your town. No, casinos don’t do much for local businesses. Yes, the casino companies are promising things they can’t possibly deliver. And yet people keep falling for it.

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September 19, 2017

BIA Letter Creates More Questions Than Answers

by Christine Stuart | September 19, 2017 10:51am

(Updated 12:30 p.m.) The same day MGM Resorts International announced plans for a Bridgeport casino, the U.S. Department of Interior sent the chairmen of the federally recognized tribes an ambiguous letter regarding plans for its East Windsor casino.

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September 18, 2017

MGM Makes Pitch For Bridgeport Casino

by Christine Stuart | September 18, 2017 11:32am

ctnewsjunkie file photo BRIDGEPORT, CT — MGM Resorts International, which was unsuccessful earlier this year convincing the General Assembly to open up the bidding process for a third casino, announced plans Monday to build a casino in Bridgeport.

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July 25, 2017

House Sends Tribal Compacts To Senate

by Christine Stuart | July 25, 2017 1:47pm

Christine Stuart / ctnewsjunkie HARTFORD, CT — With little fanfare, the House of Representatives approved amendments to the Mashantucket Pequot and Mohegan tribal-state compacts to allow for the joint operation of a gaming facility in East Windsor Monday.

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July 20, 2017

Tribes Get Closer To Third Casino

by Christine Stuart | July 20, 2017 3:00pm

Christine Stuart / ctnewsjunkie HARTFORD, CT — Bookended by the two tribal chairmen, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy ceremonially signed legislation that allows the tribes to move forward with plans for an East Windsor casino.

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June 7, 2017

Lawmakers Pick Home Team In Casino Battle; House Approves OTB Expansion

by Christine Stuart | June 7, 2017 1:57am

Christine Stuart / ctnewsjunkie HARTFORD, CT — The House gave final passage to a bill Wednesday morning that will give the two tribes exclusivity over a new casino in East Windsor, before it passed a separate bill that included additional “sweeteners” and sent it to the state Senate.

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June 6, 2017

Mixed Martial Arts Vote Paves Way For Casino Bill

by Christine Stuart | June 6, 2017 8:46pm

HARTFORD, CT — The state Senate Tuesday took the first step in clearing the way for the House to approve a bill that would allow Connecticut’s two federally recognized tribes to open a casino in East Windsor.

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June 3, 2017

Lawmakers Still Working On Casino Expansion Puzzle

by Christine Stuart | June 3, 2017 3:09pm

Courtesy of MMCT HARTFORD, CT — The Senate and the House on Saturday may have worked out an agreement to approve two separate casino proposals to send to Gov. Dannel P. Malloy.

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June 2, 2017

OP-ED | Make Sportech Part of the Casino Solution

by Ted Taylor | June 2, 2017 11:00pm

Sportech — as the only other licensed gaming operator in the state besides the Mashantucket Pequot and Mohegan Tribes — should be included in any legislation that expands gaming in Connecticut if we are to protect jobs and grow our economy.

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May 24, 2017

House Leaders Say They Don’t Have The Votes For Tribal Casino Bill

by Christine Stuart | May 24, 2017 3:50pm

Christine Stuart / ctnewsjunkie HARTFORD, CT — Several hours after the Senate passed a bill that would give Connecticut’s two federally recognized Indian tribes the exclusive right to open a third casino in the state, Democratic members in the House said the bill would not pass that chamber in its current form.

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