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Fri Dec 8, 2017, 10:45 PM

Tribes Express Interest In A Bridgeport Casino

HARTFORD, CT — The Mashantucket Pequot and Mohegan Tribes are asking Connecticut leaders to include them in any conversations about a potential Bridgeport casino.

A letter from Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation Chairman Rodney Butler and Mohegan Tribal Chairman Kevin Brown was sent to House and Senate leaders Wednesday. Gov. Dannel P. Malloy was copied on the letter, as well as Attorney General George Jepsen.

The letter sought to remind the state about the relationship it has with the tribes and the mutual financial benefit derived from the slot revenue sharing agreements, which “steered more than $7 billion in direct payment to the state’s General Fund and created billions more in other economic activity.”

The letter comes a day after MGM Resorts International’s top executive, Jim Murren, spoke to a Bridgeport business group to promote the company’s proposal for a $675 million resort casino in Bridgeport.

Read more: http://www.ctnewsjunkie.com/archives/entry/tribes_express_interested_in_a_bridgeport_casino_12_7_2017/

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Fri Dec 8, 2017, 11:10 PM

1. There's a'goin to be a problem....

There is a state recognized tribe called the Golden Hill Paugussett who have land claims in Bridgeport (including under municipal complexes) but they are not yet Federally recognized. They are fighting for both federal recognition and a casino of their own. This is one to watch...

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