East Windsor Selected as Location for Connecticut’s Controversial Satellite Casino

East Windsor Selected as Location for Connecticut’s Controversial Satellite Casino

East Windsor has been opted for as the preferred location for a controversial ‘satellite’ casino project to be built, pending approval, by the Mashantucket and Mohegan tribes near the border with Massachusetts.

A derelict cinema in East Windsor that may one day become the site of Connecticut’s controversial satellite casino, but first it must overcome an MGM lawsuit that accuses the project of being unconstitutional.

The city, which ended up being 1 of 2 shortlisted, accepted the regards to a development agreement with the tribes, known collectively as MMCT Ventures, on Saturday whenever its Board of Selectmen 4 to 0 in favor of the proposal.

This gave East Windsor an advantage that is huge its competitor, nearby Windsor Locks, which required a town-wide referendum on the issue.

Early authorities in Windsor Locks announced they believed they were still in the running and planned to hold a meeting aimed at accelerating a referendum on Tuesday monday.

Hours later, the tribes made their decision.

Casino Controversies

The positioning is critical. Both towns are situated approximately 15 miles from Springfield, Massachusetts, where MGM Resorts is building its $950 million casino resort, scheduled to open in 2018. The joint venture that is tribal been proposed entirely to blunt the competitive hazard the MGM would pose to Connecticut’s casino sector.

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