HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ The gambling industry is looking to New
England as its latest prospect for legalized casinos.
State lawmakers, business executives, lawyers, industry analysts
and others are expected to gather Monday and Tuesday at a regional
conference at Mohegan Sun in Uncasville, Conn.
BNP Media, an industry media company, and Spectrum Gaming Group,
a research firm, are sponsoring the first New England Gaming
Summit. An organizer says the failed effort in Massachusetts this
year to permit casino gambling was one reason organizers turned to
New England for the conference.
Charles Anderer, group publisher of BNP Media, legislative
uncertainty remains in Massachusetts, but looking at gambling
regionally makes sense.
Mitchell Etess (et-‘ISS), chief executive of Mohegan Sun, says
the conference shows the industry’s importance in New England.
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