Connecticut tribes push plan to open new casinos around state

Leaders of the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation and the Mohegan Tribe discuss the casino proposal in Hartford, Connecticut, on May 4. Photo from Twitter

The Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation and the Mohegan Tribe continue to promote their proposal to open up to three more casinos in Connecticut.

Tribal leaders told the MetroHartford Alliance that 9,300 jobs are at risk unless the state responds to growing competition in the Northeast. That's why they want to open a casino near the Massachusetts border and in other locations.

"This is about allowing an industry to remain competitive," said Mohegan Chairman Kevin Brown, The Hartford Courant reported. "It's not a last-ditch effort, it's a smart move."

Senate Bill 1090 authorizes the state to enter into agreements with the tribes for new casinos.

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Foxwoods, Mohegan Sun: 9,300 Jobs At Stake In New Casino (The Hartford Courant 5/5)
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Tribal Chairmen Pitch Casino Plans To Hartford’s Business Community (CT News Junkie 5/4)
Conn. casinos joining forces to battle competition (AP 5/4)
Some towns may be ready to roll the dice (AP 5/3)

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