East Windsor signs Connecticut casino agreement


The coalition expressed its opposition because they think a gambling venue would change how the town works.

The company could potentially host a third gambling venue in the state.

US.- East Windsor announced on Saturday that the company signed an agreement that could allow them to host an upcoming third casino in Connecticut. MMCT Venture had announced during a legislative that the location will be announced in the next few days.

Connecticut currently hosts two casinos that belong to recognised tribes Mohegan Tribe and the Mashantucket Pequot Tribe, and East Windsor is one of the two candidates that are under scrutiny to host the third one in the state. Whilst the city board signed the agreement and expressed its support for the development, officials are also creating a different deal with the second competitor Windsor Locks.

East Windsor expressed its intentions to build the gambling facility at the old Showcase Cinemas, a 200,000 square feet venue that could offer 2000 slot machines and approximately 150 table games, as well as other entertainment and dining options. The venture conformed by the two tribes announced last week that they’re days from announcing the ultimate location of this casino.

MMCT wants to build a US$250 million casino near the border with Massachusetts to compete with the US$950 million MGM Resorts international project that is set to open in the summer of 2018. The Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation operates the Foxwoods Resort Casino near Ledyard, whilst the Mohegan Tribal Gaming Authority is responsible for the Mohegan Sun resort in Uncasville.