Connecticut Tribes Sign Casino Deal With East Windsor, But Will It Stay Up in Court?

Connecticut Tribes Sign Casino Deal With East Windsor, But Will It Stay Up in Court?

The Mohegan and Mashantucket tribes of Connecticut (MMCT) formally signed a development agreement with the city of East Windsor on Thursday.

Connecticut AG George Jespen happens to be expected to deliver an impression regarding the legality of the state’s satellite casino and additionally regarding the likelihood that MGM will win its lawsuit to block it.

The city is situated just 13 miles south associated with MGM Springfield, currently under construction across the border in Massachusetts, and the tribes wish that the existence of a satellite casino on the border shall blunt MGM’s competitive edge and protect Connecticut jobs.

‘I’m right here to inform you the sky is blue,’ said Mohegan Chairman Kevin Brown due to the fact deal was signed. ‘Tomorrow, MGM will tell you all the things we told you today are not true as well as the sky is purple,’ he added, discussing the aggressive pr campaign the casino giant has launched against the procedure.

‘MGM will do whatever they can to generate whatever shareholder income they can, even in the event it means crippling a celebrated Connecticut industry,’ agreed Mashantucket Pequot Chairman Rodney Butler. ‘They would like to see us offer up instead of fighting back. But we’re maybe not likely to do that.’

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