The Mohegan and Mashantucket tribes of Connecticut (MMCT) officially signed a development contract because of the town of East Windsor on Thursday.
Connecticut AG George Jespen is expected to deliver an opinion in the legality associated with the state’s satellite casino and additionally in the likelihood that MGM will win its lawsuit to block it.
Town is found just 13 miles south of this MGM Springfield, currently under construction across the border in Massachusetts, and the tribes wish that the presence of a satellite casino in the border shall blunt MGM’s competitive edge and protect Connecticut jobs.
‘I’m right here to inform you the sky is blue,’ said Mohegan Chairman Kevin Brown while the deal ended up being signed. ‘Tomorrow, MGM will tell you everything we told you today are not true and the sky is purple,’ he added, talking about the aggressive pr campaign the casino giant has launched against the process.
‘MGM will do whatever they can to generate whatever shareholder revenue they can, even when it means crippling a celebrated Connecticut industry,’ agreed Mashantucket Pequot Chairman Rodney Butler. ‘They would like to see us provide up rather of fighting back. But we’re not going to do that.’
While East Windsor celebrates beating its next-door neighbors within the selection process and relishes the prospect of the $3 million payment that is initial MMCT plus Read more