MGM announces Bridgeport casino plans

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The casino operator MGM Resorts International said that a casino in the Harbor area would create thousands of jobs.

US.- MGM Resorts International announced plans to build a casino in Bridgeport that would create thousand of jobs in the Steelpointe Harbor area. The news were revealed at a press conference yesterday morning at Steelpointe.

The international casino operator is set to collaborate with RCI Group in order to bring the project to life, which would require the approval of the state legislature before it can proceed. The proposal is likely to reignite the discussion of wether the gaming industry in Connecticut can be shared and how much pressure it would present to the two tribal casinos in the state, Mohegan Sun and Foxwoods.

The deal establishes that a US$600 million casino will be built in Bridgeport, the largest city in the state and it will feature 2000 slot machines, 160 table games, a 300 room hotel and a 700 theater as well as restaurants. Moreover, the project is set to create 7k additional jobs in the city.