Connecticut governor to sign measure for one more tribal casino

Connecticut Gov. Dannel Malloy (D) speaks at the opening of the new Tanger Outlets at Foxwoods. Photo from Facebook

Connecticut Gov. Dannel Malloy (D) will sign a bill that paves the way for one more casino for the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation and the Mohegan Tribe, the Associated Press reports.

Senate Bill 1090 creates a two-step process for the new facility. The tribes will first solicit proposals for a public process and will then return to the Legislature for final approval with a host community.

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The bill doesn't specify a location for the new facility but the tribes are looking at sites near the Massachusetts border. MGM Resorts International is building a $800 million casino in downtown Springfield, just a few miles from the state line.

The tribes have said they will invest at least $300 million in a new facility. They also estimate they could lose up to 9,300 jobs if the state maintains the status quo without addressing competition.

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