State legislative officials said they expect to discuss a third casino bill.
US.- Connecticut is currently waiting for a legislative session to discuss the possibility for a third casino in the state. State legislative officials said that they still have no details, but they’re expecting it to be soon.
State Senator Cathy Osten, D-Sprague, said: “I do expect a bill to be proposed.” Her state currently features the existing casinos Mohegan Sun and Foxwoods, and she believes that the legal issues that are related to the legalisation of commercial gaming in the industry will be discussed and solved in the near future. According to The Day, Rep. Kevin Ryan, D-Montville also said that he hopes they can move forward with the legalisation.
It is estimated that a third casino would soften the impact that the US$950 million MGM Springfield will have on tribal casinos around the area. Representatives from the Mohegan and the Mashantucket tribes confirmed that they’ve been reviewing potential casino sites in different municipalities.
On the other hand, Themis Klarides, House Minority Leader, R-Derby, said: “Personally, I have concerns about it. When we passed the legislation two years ago, it was to give towns some control over it. We have to consider it on a case-by-case basis.”