At Deadline, Four Towns, Five Proposals For Third Casino

By Kenneth R. Gosselin • Hartford Courant

The tribes that operate the Foxwoods and Mohegan Sun casinos said they received five proposals at Friday's deadline in four municipalities — East Hartford, East Windsor, Hartford and Windsor Locks.

The Mashantucket Pequots and Mohegans did not disclose details of the proposals, which outline plans for a third Connecticut to be located in the capital region. But some of the plans have emerged publicly, including a casino proposal at Bradley International Airport in Windsor Locks and at the site of the former Showcase Cinemas off I-84 in East Hartford.

The tribes confirmed there were two proposals from Windsor Locks, although the second location couldn't be determined. East Windsor has targeted land along I-91 — the site of a Showcase Cinemas and a Wal-Mart, both vacant.

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