The Big Gamble

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Trump Administration Reconsiders, OK's Casino In East Windsor

Mar 21, 2019

Facing a criminal investigation about political interference, the Department of Interior abruptly reversed course Thursday and announced it has accepted a gambling amendment necessary for the Mashantucket Pequot and Mohegan tribes to jointly construct a casino in East Windsor to compete with MGM Springfield.

Proposals that would expand gaming in Connecticut are on their way to the floor of the state legislature.

Lawmakers passed several bills Tuesday, ranging from legislation that would skirt federal approval to authorize the building of a casino in East Windsor, to blueprints for how sports betting could be adopted in the state.

 

New Hampshire is a step closer to allowing betting on sports. A plan to authorize up to 10 sites for sports betting easily cleared the New Hampshire House on Tuesday.

Marijuana plants harvested and hung in a processing facility in Franklin, Massachusetts.
Jesse Costa / WBUR

In our look at news of the week, a medical marijuana patient told Massachusetts cannabis regulators in Springfield that she had surgery canceled at the last minute due to concerns about interactions between marijuana and anaesthesia. 

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