CT tribes say state will lose jobs, millions of dollars when MGM Springfield opens

CT tribes say state will lose jobs, millions of dollars when MGM Springfield opens


AS YOU GET OUTSIDE TODAY. PLAN
THE TWO CONNECTICUT TRIBES THAT
WANT TO BUILD A THIRD
CONNECTICUT CASINO UPDATED
RESIDENTS ABOUT THEIR PLANS
THURSDAY NIGHT.
22NEWS REPORTER ASHLEY AFONSO IS
LIVE IN SPRINGFIELD TO EXPLAIN
HOW MUCH
OF AN IMPACT THEY SAID MGM
SPRINGFIELD WILL HAVE ON
CONNECTICUT.
THE TRIBES THAT RUN MOHEGAN SUN
AND FOXWOODS HELD A MEETING LAST
NIGHT
TO DISCUSS BUILDING A JOINT
CASINO IN EITHER WINDOR LOCKS OR
EAST WINDSOR…
ITS MEAN TO COMPETE WITH MGM
SPRINGFIELD.
THE TRIBES SAID IN THEIR MEETING
AT WINDSOR LOCKS HIGH SCHOOL
LAST NIGHT
THAT CONNECTICUT STANDS TO LOSE
$702 MILLION DOLLARS IN REVENUE,
ONCE MGM
SPRINGFIELD OPENS.
BACK HERE IN SPRINGFIELD MGM’S
BILLION DOLLAR CASINO IS JUST 5
MILES
FROM THE CONNECTICUT BORDER.
ACCORDING TO TRIBAL CHAIRMAN
RODNEY BUTLER, IT’S CONSIDERED A
REAL
THREAT TO CONNECTICUT’S ECONOMY.
HE TOLD 22NEWS THEIR GOAL ISN’T
TO EXPAND THE GAMING MARKET, ITS
TO
RECAPTURE THE JOBS THEY BELIEVE
THEY’LL LOSE WHEN MGM
SPRINGFIELD OPENS.
THE TWO TRIBES ARE LOOKING AT
POSSIBLE LOCATIONS AT BRADLEY
INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT AND THE
THRALL TOBACCO FARM SITE NEAR
I-91.
BOTH OF THOSE LOCATION ARE LESS
THAN 15 MILES FROM MGM
SPRINGFIELD.
BACK HERE IN SPRINGFIELD SOME
RESIDENTS ARGUE THE JOBS THAT
MGM SPRINGFIELD IS EXPECTED TO
BRING ARE MUCH NEEDED HERE IN
WESTERN
MASSAHCUSETTS. I’LL HAVE THAT
SIDE OF THE STORY ON 22NEWS AT

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