Connecticut native tribes have joined forces to demand further casino licenses and compete with MGM Resorts.
US.- As MGM Resorts International is opening a casino in Connecticut, local native tribes have joined forces to demand further expansion of the industry. As reported by the state’s press, the tribes have urged authorities to grant new gaming licenses in order to install more casinos and be able to compete against MGM new venue.
Representatives of Foxwoods Resorts and Mohegan Sun casinos have presented a gaming expansion proposal this Wednesday to legislative leaders. The letter was signed by Rodney Butler and Kevin Brown, the chairmen of the Mashantucket Pequot and Mohegan tribal nations and was sent to Connecticut’s Congressmen, as the official media revealed.
“It was the Legislature’s decision to move forward with only one site in the north-central Hartford region. If circumstances have changed and there is now real interest in putting a casino in Bridgeport, we want to be a part of that discussion,” the tribal chairmen wrote on Wednesday. “Over the past 30 years, many promises have been made to residents of the Park City. Few if any have come to fruition. We like so many others see the tremendous potential of Bridgeport and would love to be one of the catalysts that lead to a real revival.”