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Mashantucket Tribe withdraws commercial casino in New York


An artist's rendering of the proposed Foxwoods Catskills Resort Casino in New York.

The Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation of Connecticut is no longer in the running for a commercial casino in New York.

The tribe proposed the $400 million Foxwoods Catskills Resort Casino in the Catskills region. But plans were killed due to competition from a bidder closer to New York City,

That same competitor also prompted the Stockbridge Munsee Band of Mohican Indians of Wisconsin to withdraw ts commercial casino bid for the Catskills. The tribe was pursuing an off-reservation casino under the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act but that too appears to be over.

The Mohegan Tribe of Connecticut is still in the running for the Catskills. The region is expected to be awarded two licenses.

The Chickasaw Nation of Oklahoma is part of a project for a commercial casino in the Albany region.

Get the Story:
Foxwoods pulls out of casino competition (The Middletown Times Herald-Record 6/17)
Foxwoods Team Declines to Bid for Casino License in Catskills (The Wall Street Journal 6/17)
Foxwoods drops proposal for casino at former Grossinger’s hotel in Sullivan County (Mid-Hudson News Network 6/17)
Foxwoods ends its pursuit of a NY casino license (The Albany Times-Union 6/16)

Related Stories:
Mashantucket Tribe might drop out of casino race in New York (06/06)
Stockbridge-Munsee Band withdraws bid for casino in New York (6/6)
Chickasaw Nation and partners change New York casino plans (06/05)