Connecticut tribes sweetening offer to build 3rd casino

Connecticut tribes sweetening offer to build 3rd casino


ENGEL, NBC NEWS, ISTANBUL.”
RICH:
CONNECTICUT’S TRIBAL CASINO
OWNERS ARE OFFERING THE STATE
CASH TO BUILD A THIRD
CASINO NEAR MGM SPRINGFIELD.
22NEWS REPORTER KAIT WALSH IS
LIVE IN THE STUDIO… AFTER
FINDING OUT IF SPRINGFIELD
LEADERS ARE CONCERNED.
KAIT:
THE MOHEGAN AND MASHANTUCKET
PEQUOT TRIBES ARE PROPOSING TO
BUILD A
300 MILLION DOLLAR GAMING AND
ENTERTAINMENT FACILITY IN EAST
WINDSOR.
LAST MONTH, A CONNECTICUT
LEGISLATIVE COMMITTEE APPROVED
TWO BILLS THAT WOULD EXPAND
CASINO GAMBLING.
NOW, TO SWEETEN THE DEAL, THE
TRIBES ARE PROPOSING TO OFFER
THE STATE 25
PERCENT OF THE REVENUE GENERATED
BY THIS NEW CASINO’S SLOT
MACHINES AND
TABLE GAMES.
THEY PAY A QUARTER OF SLOT
MACHINE REVENUE AT FOXWOODS AND
MOHEGAN SUN.
SPRINGFIELD LEADERS DON’T SEEM
CONCERNED BY A POTENTIAL
COMPETITOR 15 MINUTES SOUTH OF
MGM SPRINGFIELD.
RICK SULLIVAN:
“I KNOW THE GOOD PEOPLE AT MGM
ARE NOT NEW TO
COMPETITION AND THEY USUALLY WIN
WHEN THEY’RE COMPETING, SO WE
KNOW WE’RE IN GOOD HANDS WITH
MGM.”
KAIT:
THE TRIBES SAY A THIRD CASINO
WOULD HELP PROTECT CONNECTICUT
JOBS
AND REVENUE.
KAIT:
THEIR PROPOSAL STILL NEEDS FULL
APPROVAL FROM THE STATE IN ORDER

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