House approves a third casino in East Windsor

House approves a third casino in East Windsor


$100-THOUSAND DOLLARS CASH. HE’S
DUE BACK IN COURT JULY 7TH.
BARRY:
CONNECTICUT TODAY TOOK ANOTHER
STEP TOWARD BULDING A COMBINED
TRIBAL
CASINO.
22NEWS REPORTER MIKE
MASCIADRELLI EXPLAINS WHAT STILL
NEEDS TO BE DONE TO
APPROVE A CASINO IN EAST
WINDSOR..
A THIRD TRIBAL CASINO IN
CONNECTICUT IS GETTING CLOSER TO
BECOMING A REALITY.
THE CONNECTICUT HOUSE
OVERWHELMINGLY APPROVED A BILL
EARLY WEDNESDAY MORNING,
ALLOWING THE MASHUTUCKET PEQUOT
AND
MOHEGAN TRIBES TO BUILD A THIRD
CASINO IN EAST WINDSOR.
THIS CASINO WOULD BE BUILT AT AN
OLD MOVIE THEATER, NOT FAR FROM
I-91.
EAST WINDSOR IS A SHORT DRIVE
AWAY FROM SPRINGFIELD, WHERE MGM
IS
BUILDING THEIR CASINO.
DANIELLE DUNSTON:
SPRINGFIELD
PEOPLE FROM THERE MAY COME HERE
TO THE
CASINO BUT I THINK PEOPLE WOULD
STILL GO TO FOXWOODS OR MOHEGAN
THE BILL CREATES AN
ENTERTAINMENT SHARING AGREEMENT
BETWEEN THE
CONNECTICUT TRIBES AND
ENTERTAIMENT VENUES ACROSS THE
STATE.
IT ALSO CALLED FOR AN EXPANSION
OF OFF- TRACK BETTING SITES AND
POSSIBLE SPORTS
BETTING IN THE FUTURE.
MIKE MASCIADRELLI:
WORKING FORYOU
THE EAST WINDSOR CASINO WOULD BE
ABOUT 20
MINUTES AWAY FROM THE MGM CASINO
THAT’S BEING BUILT RIGHT HERE IN
SPRINGFIELD.
THE CONNECTICUT TRIBES HOPE THIS
CASINO WILLL
TAKE AWAY SOME OF MGM’S
BUSINESS.
BUT SOME RESIDENTS DON’T THINK
MGM HAS ANYTHING TO WORRY ABOUT.
ANTHONY RIVERA:
CHICOPEE
WHY WOULD THEY GO THERE ITS
GOING TO BE THE
SAME THING, WHY WOULD YOU GO
THERE WHEN YOU CAN JUST GO TO
SPRINGFIELD.
THE CONNECTICUT STATE SENATE
APPROVED THE THIRD CASINO LAST
MONTH.
IT NOW JUST NEEDS APPROVAL FROM
GOV. DANNEL MALLOY FOR IT TO

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