East Windsor has been chosen as the location that is preferred a controversial ‘satellite’ casino project to be built, pending approval, by the Mashantucket and Mohegan tribes close to the edge with Massachusetts.
A derelict cinema in East Windsor that may one become the site of Connecticut’s controversial satellite casino, but first it must overcome an MGM lawsuit that accuses the project of being unconstitutional day.
The city, which was 1 of 2 shortlisted, accepted the terms of a development agreement with the tribes, known collectively as MMCT Ventures, on Saturday whenever its Board of Selectmen 4 to 0 in support of the proposal.
This gave East Windsor an advantage that is huge its competitor, nearby Windsor Locks, which required a town-wide referendum regarding the issue.
Early authorities in Windsor Locks announced they believed they were still in the running and planned to hold a meeting aimed at accelerating a referendum on Tuesday monday.
Hours later on, the tribes made their decision.
The positioning is critical. Both towns are situated approximately 15 miles from Springfield, Massachusetts, where MGM Resorts is building its $950 million casino resort, scheduled to open in 2018. The joint venture that is tribal been proposed entirely to blunt the competitive hazard the MGM would pose to Connecticut’s casino sector.
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