A bill that would allow two Native American tribes to jointly open and operate up to three gaming facilities in Connecticut has made it past its first legislative panel. The General Assembly’s Public Safety and Security Committee approved the legislation Thursday.
In what’s being framed as a state versus state battle over gambling, Connecticut lawmakers are considering a bill that would allow two Native American tribes to open more casinos. Industry leaders are warning of thousands of lost jobs if nothing is done to combat future casinos in Massachusetts and New York.
The chief executive of the tribal authority that runs Mohegan Sun says it could seek a deal with rival Foxwoods Resort Casino to build a third casino in Connecticut near the Massachusetts line to compete with casinos opening in the Bay State.
Gambling regulators in Massachusetts have voted to award the state’s most lucrative casino license to Wynn Resorts. It is the third casino license issued in Massachusetts, where voters in less than two months will decide if Las Vegas-style gambling will remain legal.
The Massachusetts Gaming Commission voted 3-1 Tuesday to approve Las Vegas casino mogul Steve Wynn’s plan to build a $1.6 billion resort casino on the site of a former chemical company plant in the city of Everett.
Six years after Mohegan Sun planted its flag in Palmer with the idea of building a western Massachusetts resort casino, the Connecticut-based company is leaving the rural town and giving up control of a 152-acre site.
Mohegan Sun is terminating a 99-year lease on the former casino site -– a wooded hillside just off the MassPike — and giving up pursuit of a non-casino development there. Town officials and the landowner, Northeast Reality, were notified Monday.
BOSTON (AP) — More than a dozen Massachusetts communities near proposed resort casino sites have petitioned the state's gambling commission for "surrounding community" status.
Under state law, casino developers are required to negotiate agreements with municipalities designated as surrounding communities. Such agreements could include funds to help offset impacts a casino might have on traffic or public safety in a neighboring city or town.