The Connecticut Airport Authority explained how a casino at Bradley International Airport terminal and new transportation centre could “capitalise on a captive audience” in a pitch to Connecticut’s tribes.
US.- During a pitch to Connecticut’s tribes, The Connecticut Airport Authority explained how a casino at Bradley International Airport terminal and new transportation centre would “capitalise on a captive audience” as more than 17,000 passengers pass through the facility daily.
“No other location within the state of Connecticut can offer the opportunity for that amount of dedicated non-casino traffic to pass by the casino entrances daily,” reads the proposal the authority submitted last year to the Mashantucket Pequot and Mohegan tribes. Both tribes are currently considering locations for a proposed satellite casino to face competition from MGM’s projected casino in Springfield.
However, the Authority’s proposal was shelved in June after it became clear that the timeline for any casino would not be compatible with construction of the US$225 million transportation centre. In any case, the airport authority has stressed that other locations for the casino still exist at Bradley International Airport.
The Mashantucket Pequot and Mohegan tribes own and operate Mohegan Sun and Foxwoods Resort Casino in southeastern Connecticut. They have yet to announce a location for their joint venture. The tribes still need local approvals and the consent of the General Assembly and governor.