Saturday, February 24, 2024

Tag: Connecticut

Connecticut tribes in line for sports betting exclusivity

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A gambling bill that would allow Connecticut’s two tribal casinos to operate sports betting has been submitted to the state Senate. Author of the bipartisan bill, senator Cathy Osten commented the state is already playing catch up with surrounding markets after failing to pass a similar bill in the last legislative session. “Connecticut needs to play catch-up with surrounding states if...

Mohegan Sun makes a play for Wynn Resorts’ Everett Casino

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Mohegan Sun has expressed its interest in acquiring Wynn Resorts’ $2.5bn Encore Boston Harbor project if the latter is found unsuitable to hold a casino licence following an investigation by the Massachusetts Gaming Commission. Connecticut-based Mohegan Sun has set out its stall in a bid to buy the $2.5bn Encore Boston Harbor development, as Wynn Resorts awaits the outcome of...

Connecticut braced for Massachusetts openings

Connecticut tribal operators are braced for the opening of two new casino resorts from MGM and Wynn in neighbouring Massachusetts. The end of August saw the first money staked at MGM’s $960m Springfield property, an opening that many in Connecticut believe will be of detriment to the local market and it’s two tribal casinos. The Mohegan and Mashantucket Pequot tribal nations...

East windsor finally gets federal approval

A compact amendment that will see the the tribal joint venture in East Windsor, Connecticut has finally been given approval by the Bureau of Indian Affairs after more than a year of stalling. Following more than a year of incomprehensible delay the Department of Interior’s Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) has finally acted to positive effect regarding the tribal joint...

Actions speak louder than words: MGM reaffirms Connecticut commitment but keeps eyes on exit door

Two houses, both alike in dignity, in fair Connecticut, where we lay our scene. From held fast grudges, to new market mutiny, where sports betting makes civil compacts unclean. The chips are being laid all over the place in Connecticut at the moment. MGM has lost the fight for a competitive bidding process over a commercial casino in Connecticut and...

Connecticut casino plot thickens as tribes refuse to name construction date

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The tribes responsible for a joint venture casino project in northern Connecticut are refusing to commit to a construction commencement date whilst MGM is forging ahead with its competing commercial projects both in, and out, of the state. With the East Windsor MMCT project coming out on top in Connecticut’s bid for a third casino property it would have seemed...

Foxwoods expands stadium gaming experience

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The Foxwoods resort casino in Connecticut has moved to expand its innovative in-house gaming portfolio with the addition of a new dynamic stadium gaming experience.   The new opening at the Rainmaker casino area will feature a grouping of 30 play terminals alongside three live dealers offering blackjack and mini-baccarat. “Foxwoods is focused on giving players an intuitive and entertaining gaming experience,”...

Tribes finally get green light for third Connecticut casino

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The legislative sessions have finally drawn to a close, and the exclusive right to open a third casino in Connecticut has been handed to a joint tribal venture, leaving commercial operators out of luck. The protracted battle for the rights to operate a third casino venture in the north eastern state of Connecticut has drawn to a close with a...

Connecticut casino bills set for state Senate showdown

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A pair of rival casino bills have breezed through a Connecticut General Assembly committee, setting the stage for a showdown debate over the future of gambling in the state. Both bills relate to the ongoing discourse surrounding proposals for a third casino in the region.   The first bill would allow the Mashantucket Pequot and Mohegan Tribes, who currently operate a...

East Windsor: a Connecticut above for casino location decision

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The Mohegan Tribe and the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation have decided on the location of a jointly-operated casino in Connecticut, with only state approval now needed for the project to proceed.   The Mohegan Tribe and the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation have come to a decision on the location for a jointly-operated casino in Connecticut. The choice of East Windsor was made...

Connecticut tribes gain nod from BIA on joint venture property

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The two federally recognised tribes in Connecticut have submitted a letter from a leading official at the Department of the Interior to state lawmakers, which they claim lends support to the prospective construction of an additional tribal casino. As reported by the Associated Press, the Mashantucket Pequot and Mohegan tribes received assurance from acting assistant secretary for Indian Affairs Lawrence...