The Mohegan and Mashantucket tribes of Connecticut (MMCT) formally signed a development contract because of the town of East Windsor on Thursday.
Connecticut AG George Jespen was asked to provide an impression on the legality of this state’s satellite casino and also regarding the likelihood that MGM will win its lawsuit to block it.
The town is found just 13 miles south of the MGM Springfield, currently under construction across the border in Massachusetts, and the tribes hope that the presence of a satellite casino in the border shall blunt MGM’s competitive edge and protect Connecticut jobs.
‘I’m right here to tell you the sky is blue,’ said Mohegan Chairman Kevin Brown once the deal was finalized. ‘Tomorrow, MGM will inform you all the stuff we told you today are incorrect and also the sky is purple,’ he added, referring to the aggressive relations that are public the casino giant has launched against the procedure.
‘MGM will do if it means crippling a celebrated Connecticut industry,’ agreed Mashantucket Pequot Chairman Rodney Butler whatever they can to generate whatever shareholder revenue they can, even. ‘They would love to see us offer up alternatively of fighting back. But we’re not going to do that.’
While East Windsor celebrates beating its next-door neighbors in the selection process and relishes the prospect of a $3 million initial payment from MMCT plus a Continue reading Connecticut Tribes Sign Casino Deal With East Windsor, But Will It Stand Up in Court?