FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, SEPTEMBER 16, 2016
(HARTFORD, CT) – The Mashantucket Pequot and Mohegan Tribes, in their continuing effort to preserve jobs and revenue in Connecticut, today announced that after receiving amended applications for the third casino project, they are reopening the Request for Proposals (RFP) in order to ensure that the process is fair and transparent.
“We know that folks are anxious for this process to move forward, and so are we,” said Mohegan Tribal Council Chairman Kevin Brown. “But as much as we want to get shovels in the ground, we also want to make absolutely certain that we invest hundreds of millions of our own money in the right site. This facility needs to be successful if we’re going to save the thousands of jobs that are at stake, and we’re grateful that we have so many partners who see the tremendous potential for this project.”
“We’ve said from the beginning that we want to build this facility in a place that values the large investment we’re going to make,” said Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Council Chairman Rodney Butler. “We believe it’s important for each and every community to know exactly what’s happening and where they stand, and so in the interest of fairness to those that applied, we’ve decided to continue the process so we can consider these latest proposals and any new submissions. We’ll be making a decision in the near future, and look forward to the extensive public discussion that will come along with naming a finalist site.”
The new deadline for submission is October 15, 2016. As soon as MMCT has reviewed and considered the submissions, a set of finalist sites will be announced and an extensive public engagement campaign will begin in each of the finalist communities.
Municipalities or other interested parties with questions can submit them to Pearce Real Estate at MMCT@hpearce.com. Responses to those questions will be posted on the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) page on the Pearce website. Completed applications should also be send to MMCT@hpearce.com.