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

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

The Mohegan and Mashantucket tribes of Connecticut (MMCT) officially signed a development contract using the town of East Windsor on Thursday.

Connecticut AG George Jespen has been expected to supply an opinion regarding the legality for the state’s satellite casino and additionally regarding the likelihood that MGM will win its lawsuit to block it.

The town is found just 13 miles south of this MGM Springfield, currently under construction across the border in Massachusetts, and the tribes hope 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 while the deal was signed. ‘Tomorrow, MGM will tell you all the things we told you today are incorrect plus the sky is purple,’ he added, talking about the aggressive relations that are public the casino giant has launched against the procedure.

‘MGM will do whatever they can to generate whatever shareholder income they can, even when it means crippling a celebrated Connecticut industry,’ agreed Mashantucket Pequot Chairman Rodney Butler. ‘They sooo want 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 into the selection process and relishes the prospect of the $3 million payment that is initial MMCT plus at min (more…)