Connecticut one step closer to building casino minutes from MGM Springfield

Connecticut one step closer to building casino minutes from MGM Springfield


MID-30S.
RICH:
THE PROPOSAL TO BUILD A CASINO
IN EAST WINDSOR, CONNECTICUT IS
ONE STEP CLOSER TO BEING
APPROVED.
KAIT:
22NEWS REPORTER TAMARA
SACHARCZYK IS LIVE IN
SPRINGFIELD TO EXPLAIN WHY THE
PRESIDENT OF MGM SPRINGFIELD IS
CONFIDENT NEARBY COMPETITION
WON’T
AFFECT THEIR BUSINESS.
TAMARA:
NOW THAT CONSTRUCTION ON MGM
SPRINGFIELD IS THE PAST THE
HALFWAY POINT, YOU CAN REALLY
START TO SEE THE CASINO TAKING
SHAPE.
THE PRESIDENT OF MGM SPRINGFIELD
SAID THIS SPECIFIC DESIGN WILL
LOOK
DIFFERENT THAN ANY OTHER CASINO
IN THE AREA. THAT’S WHY HE SAID
HE’S NOT CONCERNED ABOUT
POTENTIAL COMPETITION OVER IN
CONNECTICUT.
THE TRIBES THAT RUN MOHEGAN SUN
AND FOXWOODS WANT TO BUILD A
CASINO IN
EAST WINDSOR.
THAT CASINO WOULD BE LOCATED AT
THE FORMER SHOWCASE CINEMAS
PROPERTY IN
EAST WINDSOR, WHICH IS ABOUT 15
MINUTES AWAY FROM MGM
SPRINGFIELD.
THE MASHANTUCKET PEQUOT AND
MOHEGAN TRIBES HAVE SAID THE
CASINO
WOULD HELP THEM KEEP JOBS AND
REVENUE IN CONNECTICUT.
THEIR PROPOSAL MOVED FORWARD ON
WEDNESDAY.. WHEN A CONNECTICUT
LEGISLATIVE COMMITTEE APPROVED
TWO BILLS THAT WOULD EXPAND
CASINO GAMBLING IN THE STATE.
THE NEW CASINO WOULD POTENTIALLY
TAKE SOME BUSINESS AWAY FROM MGM
SPRINGFIELD.
ACCORDING TO A NEW REPORT – A
THIRD OF PEOPLE EXPECTED TO
TRAVEL TO MGM
SPRINGFIELD WILL BE FROM THE

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