The Connecticut Tribes want to build a third, “satellite” casino, to compete with MGM Springfield.
US.- MGM Springfield could have some competition in neighbouring Connecticut once it opens its casino in Massachusetts in a couple of years.
The Connecticut Tribes want to build a third, “satellite” casino, to compete with MGM Springfield. The proposal documents on the projected casino suggest it could be even bigger than MGM Springfield.
The proposed casino documents were submitted to the Mashantucket Pequot and Mohegan tribes last year. The proposal fell through in June; however, the Connecticut Airport Authority said Windsor Locks is still a possible location. If a gambling facility was built in Windsor Locks, Connecticut, it would be less than 17-miles away from MGM Springfield casino.
The initial proposal called for 200,000 square feet of gaming space at an old Bradley terminal. MGM Springfield will have 120,000 square feet of gaming space.
The Vice President of MGM said in a statement that the proposal would be bad for taxpayers, suggesting the new document show the tribes are trying to avoid providing community benefits, infrastructure improvements and labour protections to Windsor Locks.