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

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

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

Connecticut AG George Jespen happens to be asked to provide an impression in the legality associated with the state’s satellite casino and additionally regarding the likelihood that MGM will win its lawsuit to block it.

The town is situated just 13 miles south for the MGM Springfield, currently under construction across the border in Massachusetts, and the tribes wish that the presence of a satellite casino in the edge will blunt MGM’s competitive edge and protect Connecticut jobs.

‘I’m here to inform you the sky is blue,’ stated Mohegan Chairman Kevin Brown since the deal was finalized. ‘Tomorrow, MGM will tell you everything we told you today are not true and the sky is purple,’ he added, referring to the aggressive pr campaign the casino giant has launched against the process.

‘MGM will do whatever they can to generate whatever shareholder income they can, even though 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 not gonna do that.’

Legal Questions

While East Windsor celebrates beating its neighbors in the selection process and relishes the prospect of the $3 million initial payment from MMCT plus at least $3 m 阅读更多