Malloy Signs Bill Creating East Windsor Casino, Opponents Promise Court Fight – Hartford Courant

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The legislature has approved a deal to allow the operators of Mohegan Sun and Foxwoods to open a casino in East Windsor. The $300 million casino would open in the former Showcase Cinemas building.

The legislature has approved a deal to allow the operators of Mohegan Sun and Foxwoods to open a casino in East Windsor. The $300 million casino would open in the former Showcase Cinemas building.

“Over the years, our state has maintained a long-standing partnership and compact with the Mohegan and Mashantucket Pequot tribal nations, who employ thousands of Connecticut residents at their casinos,” Malloy said. “Make no mistake about it — the legislation that I signed today is about jobs for the residents of Connecticut, and securing those jobs in our state.”

The tribes chose East Windsor as their preferred location for a satellite casino intended to blunt the competitive threat of a $950 million casino and entertainment complex now under construction in Springfield by MGM Resorts International. MGM has vowed to fight the casino expansion in court.

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