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.

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

Democratic nominee for Massachusetts governor, Jay Gonzalez, spoke to a group of seniors in Springfield on September 26, 2018.
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Steve Crosby, who chaired the Massachusetts Gaming Commission from its start seven years ago, resigned from the job this week.

Former Massachusetts Gaming Commission Chairman Steve Crosby at a meeting held at the MassMutual Center in April 2016.
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Stephen Crosby, who served as chairman of the Massachusetts Gaming Commission since its inception and has overseen the implementation of casino gaming in the Bay State, resigned from the commission Wednesday afternoon, effective immediately.

The MGM Springfield casino ahead of its August 24, 2018, opening date.
Hoang 'Leon' Nguyen / The Republican /

Updated 5:20 p.m.

Massachusetts gambling regulators are reporting MGM Springfield generated $9.5 million from gambling operations in its first week open.