MGM Resorts President William Hornbuckle told Bloomberg that the company is considering the steps it can take to halt construction of the third Connecticut casino.
HARTFORD, Connecticut – Slot machine bets and revenue increased at Connecticut’s two tribal casinos in June, showing unusual strength in a long decline.
Connecticut Governor Dan Malloy has signed a bill that permits the Pequot and Mohegan tribes to begin talking to municipalities about a third casino.
Hornbuckle did not elaborate on the types of plans they have to try to stop a third tribal casino from being approved. The markets only have a modest amount to grow, but current competition is making it close to saturated already. The Mohegans run the Mohegan Sun in Uncasville, also in Connecticut. According to the Courant, the state is targeting a 2017 opening, while MGM has filed for an extension until 2018 with the Massachusetts Gaming Commission, citing possible delays from the I-91 viaduct reconstruction project.
Connecticut’s two casinos, among the largest in the nation, have lost business with the expansion of gambling in New York and other states.
At approximately 3:30 a.m. Wednesday, July 15, a victim and suspect met in the Riverview parking garage at the Mohegan Sun and a confrontation ensued.