Tag Archives: connecticut
- Connecticut committee passes buck on competing casino bills
March 15, 2017
A Connecticut legislative committee wants someone else to decide which of the state’s competing casino expansion bills should go forward. On Wednesday, the General Assembly’s Public Safety and Security Committee approved two different casino expansion bills by large margins following minimal debate, almost as if the legislators were trying to...
- Connecticut AG expresses doubts over third casino plan
March 14, 2017
Connecticut’s Attorney General says there are “not insubstantial” legal risks to allowing the state’s two gaming tribes to build a third casino off their tribal lands. Last week, Connecticut Gov. Dannel Malloy asked his AG George Jepsen (pictured) to provide an analysis of whether the third casino joint venture proposed...
- MGM to benefit from anti-tribe casino confab in Connecticut
March 6, 2017
Anti-gambling advocates are making a last ditch attempt to block a proposal that will pave the way for the construction of a third tribal casino in Connecticut. The Boston Herald reported that members of the Coalition Against Casino Expansion in Connecticut is organizing a meeting at East Windsor High School...
- Connecticut governor questions tribes’ third casino plans
March 3, 2017
The legality of Connecticut’s proposed third casino has been further called into question after the state's governor asked his attorney general for a formal opinion on the matter. Earlier this week, the MMCT joint venture of the Mashantucket Pequot and Mohegan tribes selected East Windsor as the site of their...
- Connecticut tribes pick East Windsor to host new casino
February 28, 2017
Connecticut’s two tribal gaming operators have selected East Windsor as the site of their proposed joint venture casino operation. On Monday, the MMCT joint venture of the Mashantucket Pequot and Mohegan tribes announced that it will build its new $300m casino in East Windsor, a town of around 11k souls...
- Mohegan Tribal Gaming Authority CEO’s surprise resignation
February 15, 2017
The CEO of the company behind Connecticut’s Mohegan Sun casino has abruptly resigned without indicating where he was going next. On Tuesday, Connecticut media outlet The Day reported that Bobby Soper (pictured), who has headed up the Mohegan Tribal Gaming Authority (MTGA) since 2015, had unexpectedly resigned his MTGA post,...