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New Jersey Voters Divided on Approving November Referendum to Bring Casinos North

Connecticut Casino Bill To Be Signed Into Law As State Takes Fight to Massachusetts

The proposed MGM Springfield, which threatens the future of Massachusetts’ tribal gaming industry.

The New England casino hands race is all about to escalate using the news that Connecticut Governor Dannel P. Malloy will shortly sign into law a bill that would pave the way in which for a casino that is tribal the north of state across the Massachusetts border.

Across the edge, MGM Resorts International recently broke ground on its $800 million Springfield casino project, signifying a brand new age of casino expansion for Massachusetts.

In the eastern associated with state, meanwhile, Wynn Resorts International won a bid last year to build a five-star, $1.6 billion resort that is defined to be the biggest personal development in the annals of Massachusetts, having a grand opening scheduled for quite a while in 2017.

The losers into the high priced battle for that permit had been Connecticut’s Mohegan Sun, which now faces a threat to its highly-leveraged properties through the Springfield project.

MGM has said it expects to derive 1 / 3 of its customers from Connecticut.

Border Wars

Connecticut has sanctioned two casinos in its southeast since the nineties that are early return for a portion of the earnings. Only the Mohegans while the Mashantucket Pequots, which operate Foxwoods, are allowed to operate casino.

Both, but, had been hit difficult by the global downturn that is economic of and ar Read more