On Monday a community meeting was held in Hartford. The meeting was to announce
plans to businesses of a proposed tribal owned casino. The casino would be
located near I-91.
80 people attended the MetroHartford Alliance breakfast. During the meeting
Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation Chairman Rodney Butler and Mohegan Tribe
Chairman Kevin Brown both spoke. Under the new plan, some exiting businesses
will go away in order for the new casino to be built.
The tribes believe that the plan would help the state not loose money due to
competition from Massachusetts casino.
Both tribes commissioned a report about the gaming future for the state. By 2019
9,300 jobs will be lost due to the casino competition from Massachusetts and New
York. The state will also loose $703 million in revenue from gaming and non
The proposed plan by the tribes suggests that $253 million could be kept in
Next week a more in depth report is expected to be released with more
information on the proposed casino plan.
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