The proposed bill that would allow for a satellite tribal casino has the Mohegan
Tribe former leader believing it could become a reality. He believes that a bill
could written that would satisfy both the Attorney General and lawmakers for the
To stay competitive with near by states with casinos, two tribes have proposed
to develop three casinos together. The Mohegans and Mashantucket Pequots believe
this project would help keep gambling dollars in Connecticut. Both tribes have
been working with each other to come up with a plan that they believe would
work. However, legislation is needed in order for the plan to go into effect.
Bruce Bozsum, the Mohegan former chairman, believes that the state and the
tribes have always had ways of working together on issues.
On Wednesday, lawmakers were invited to the annual legislative reception hosted
by the Mohegan Tribe. It was held at the Capitol. Both Gov. Dannel P. Malloy and
Lt. Gov. Nancy Wyman attended.
Gov. Malloy believes that there are constitutional issues in the proposed
measure that will need to be addressed.
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