HARTFORD, CT — Attorney General George Jepsen and the state’s two federally recognized tribal nations are suing U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke for failing to rule on amendments to the tribal gaming compact they submitted in July.
November 30, 2017
October 25, 2017
HARTFORD, CT — A lawyer representing a gaming competitor is warning that a legislative effort is underway to bypass federal approval of the state’s first commercial casino that would be operated in East Windsor by the state’s two tribal nations on non-tribal land.
September 21, 2017
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.
September 19, 2017
(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.
September 18, 2017
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.
July 25, 2017
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.
July 20, 2017
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.
June 7, 2017
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.
June 6, 2017
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.
June 3, 2017
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.