The Big Gamble

Stay up-to-date with the local reporting on casinos and gambling, and its impacts on the region.

A federal judge dealt a significant blow to the ability of the Mashantucket Pequot and Mohegan tribal nations to jointly build a casino in East Windsor that would compete with MGM Resorts' new casino in nearby Springfield.
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In a setback to plans to open a third casino in Connecticut, a federal judge dismissed a lawsuit by the state and tribal operators of the Foxwoods and Mohegan Sun casinos. 

Inside MGM Springfield.
Don Treeger / The Republican / masslive.com/photos

There could be some light shed soon on the backgrounds of full-time employees at the MGM Springfield casino.

The governor signed a bill that would allow the Mashantucket Pequot and Mohegan tribes to build a casino in East Windsor over a year ago, but it still may not get built. A federal judge’s recent ruling against one of the tribes is calling the plan into doubt.

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