Casinos

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Supporters Say Expanded Gaming Would Add Jobs

he leaders of Connecticut’s two federally recognized Indian tribes made a united pitch Tuesday to open at least one, jointly-owned casino, warning lawmakers the state could lose 18,000 jobs once a casino in neighboring Springfield, Massachusetts opens in 21/2 years.

03/17/2015

Mohegan Tribal Council Chairman Kevin Brown holds a map showing the gambling business at stake from the Hartford area north, if a new casino opens in the Springfield area. Photo by WTIC's Matt Dwyer.

Lawmakers, Tribes Voice Support For New Casinos

A coalition of Connecticut legislators, the state’s two federally recognized Indian tribes and union leaders are backing a bill that would allow up to three new, smaller casinos to help combat gambling competition in neighboring states.

03/10/2015

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Report: Casino Revenue Up

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) – A recent report says revenue at casinos in the United States jumped 4.5 percent in 2012, more than double the increase in 2011 as economic growth picked up speed and casino […]

11/06/2014

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Boston Reaches $300 Million Deal With Mohegan

Mayor Martin Walsh and Mohegan Sun announced a deal Thursday that would provide the city with at least $300 million in investments over 15 years if the casino company wins a state gambling license. The American Indian tribe-owned company proposes a $1.3 billion resort casino at the Suffolk Downs horse racing track in the neighboring city of Revere.

07/11/2014

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Massachusetts Crowd Hears Casino Pitch

An overflow crowd packed the Boston convention center on Wednesday to hear Mohegan Sun and Wynn Resorts make high-powered pitches to the state commission that is expected to decide later this year which firm wins the coveted resort casino license for the greater Boston region.

01/22/2014

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State Sues Former SAND Director For Embezzled Funds

The former director of a Hartford charity has been accused of using its money for personal expenses including visits to Connecticut’s two tribal-run casino resorts.

09/17/2013

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Experts: Compulsive Gambling Funds Off Pace Of New Casinos

Tom Leksan lost nearly everything when gambling became an addiction with easy access to casinos.

05/05/2013

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New Year’s Eve Guide

By Vanessa Willoughby The clock is ticking, are you still wondering what to do for this New Year’s Eve? It’s not to late to take full advantage of what Connecticut has to offer by kicking […]

12/22/2011

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State Cuts Casinos’ Security Costs

Connecticut has agreed to slash its assessment for security provided to two of the country’s largest casinos following appeals from the American Indian tribes that run the resorts.

10/24/2011

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State Casinos Report Drops In July Revenue

Connecticut’s two Indian-run casinos say the weak economy cut into July’s slot revenue.

08/15/2011

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