East Windsor, Windsor Locks Are Still In The Running For Casino

By Christine Stuart • CTNewsJunkie

On the “to do” list for the 2017 legislative session for Connecticut’s two tribes is the possible approval of a third casino along I-91.

The path to how they get there is still largely up in the air.

On Friday, after a meeting with Gov. Dannel P. Malloy— who has been neutral about the prospects of a third casino off tribal land — the Mashantucket Pequot and Mohegan tribes issued a press release announcing they are no longer considering East Hartford, Hartford, or South Windsor as locations for their gaming facility. That leaves East Windsor and Windsor Locks as possible locations.

“After a detailed economic analysis, we’ve determined that East Windsor and Windsor Locks align best with our development models and preserve more jobs and revenue for the state,” Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Council Chairman Rodney Butler said. “Ultimately, wherever we build this facility, we are committed to be excellent neighbors, dedicated to helping the Capitol Region succeed.”

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