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May 31, 2018

U.S. Interior Department Set To Green Light Tribal Amendment

by Christine Stuart | May 31, 2018 3:31pm
Posted to: DC News Junkie | Gaming | Tribes | East Windsor

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HARTFORD, CT — It’s taken more than a year, a lawsuit, and an investigation, but the U.S. Department of Interior is expected to green light changes to the tribal gaming compact that will allow an East Windsor casino to move forward.

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May 23, 2018

Sports Betting and Online Gaming Up For Discussion

by Christine Stuart | May 23, 2018 3:31pm
Posted to: Gaming

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HARTFORD, CT — Gov. Dannel P. Malloy met with legislative leaders Wednesday and asked for their input on whether he should negotiate both sports betting and online, in-state gaming with the two tribal nations.

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May 18, 2018

OP-ED | Lawmakers Salivating Over The Prospect Of Sports ‘Gaming’

by Terry Cowgill | May 18, 2018 5:30am
Posted to: Analysis | Business | Civil Liberties | Courts | Gaming | Opinion | Public Health | State Budget | Taxes | Transportation | Mental Health Care

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Talking about letting the cat out of the bag. The decision on Monday by the U.S. Supreme Court, striking down a 26-year-old law that essentially banned sports betting in America, has sent shockwaves across the gambling industry.

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May 14, 2018

Bettor Late Than Never? Speaker, Gov. Say Plan for Special Session

by Christine Stuart | May 14, 2018 1:03pm
Posted to: Business | Gaming | State Budget | Taxes | Tribes

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HARTFORD, CT — Just days after the Connecticut General Assembly failed to pass legislation that would have allowed the state to legalize sports gambling, the U.S. Supreme Court cleared the way for states to do just that.

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May 11, 2018

ANALYSIS | Legislative Triage: The Winners and Losers of the 2018 Session

by Christine Stuart and Jack Kramer | May 11, 2018 9:56am
Posted to: Analysis | Child Welfare | Civil Liberties | Consumer Protection | Corporate Watch | Election Policy | Equality | Gaming | Health Care | Mental Health Care | Immigration | Insurance | Law Enforcement | Labor | Public Health | Poverty | Public Safety | Sports | State Budget | Transportation | Tribes | Veterans Affairs

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HARTFORD, CT—As another session of the General Assembly comes to a close with a mad scramble against the clock, let’s take a look at some of the bills that passed and others that came up short and will be left up to some future legislature and governor to tackle.

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May 8, 2018

Casino Bill Is Dead

by Christine Stuart | May 8, 2018 8:40pm
Posted to: Gaming | Tribes | Bridgeport | New Haven

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HARTFORD, CT — A bill that would have expanded casino gaming in Connecticut is officially dead for the year.

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May 4, 2018

Casino Bill Squeaks Through The House

by Christine Stuart | May 4, 2018 6:34pm
Posted to: Gaming | Tribes | Bridgeport | East Windsor | New Haven

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HARTFORD, CT — After sleeping on it, the House resumed debate and the voted 77-73 to pass a bill that contemplates casino expansion in Connecticut.

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Will Casino Vote End Session?

by Christine Stuart | May 4, 2018 12:04pm
Posted to: Gaming | State Capitol | Tribes

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HARTFORD, CT — It’s unclear how far the Bridgeport and New Haven lawmakers are willing to go to get a vote on a bill that would expand casino gaming by opening a bid process for a fourth casino.

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House Debates Then Tables Casino Bill

by Christine Stuart | May 4, 2018 12:24am
Posted to: Gaming | Bridgeport | New Haven

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HARTFORD, CT —The Bridgeport and New Haven delegation in the House refused to let their leadership run more bills Thursday until they got a debate on a bill that could lead to a commercial casino off tribal land.

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April 30, 2018

MMA in Connecticut - What’s the Holdup?

by Brian Woodman Jr. | Apr 30, 2018 5:30am
Posted to: Business | Entertainment | Gaming | Public Safety | Sports | Taxes

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HARTFORD, CT — Despite opening the door to Mixed Martial Arts and changing the law last year to make the state more hospitable to combat sports, no MMA events have yet been held in Connecticut outside the two federally recognized tribal casinos. At least two fight promoters say the dearth of events thus far has been about costs.

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