Negotiations for a union contract at the country’s largest casino are hitting a snag over footwear requirements for cocktail waitresses.
Connecticut’s House of Representatives early Sunday morning approved a state budget deal reached between legislative Democrats and Gov. Dannel P. Malloy that expands gambling in Connecticut and shifts about $6 billion in mostly health care spending for the poor from under the state’s constitutional spending cap.
Tom Leksan lost nearly everything when gambling became an addiction with easy access to casinos.
Sheldon Adelson, the largest foreign investor in China, has invested tens of millions of dollars in influencing the 2012 election and has vowed to spend $100 million to put his thumb on the scale for Mitt Romney in November.
Federal prosecutors say twenty people have been charged with crimes related to alleged involvement in illegal Internet sports bookmaking and card gambling clubs in Stamford and Hamden.
The co-chairman of the General Assembly’s Public Safety and Security Committee says his committee believes they are still “in the infancy stage” of understanding legalization of online gambling,.
Gov. Dannel P. Malloy says it’s inevitable that online gambling will come to Connecticut and his administration is investigating what can be done to protect jobs associated with the state’s two tribal casinos.
Gov. Deval Patrick is set to sign a bill legalizing casinos in Massachusetts that supporters say will create thousands of jobs while generating hundreds of millions in revenues.
An advocate for gambling treatment in Connecticut says the state isn’t doing enough to understand the problem of excessive gambling.
Connecticut’s two Indian-run casinos say the weak economy cut into July’s slot revenue.