New England’s battle for casino gamblers begins

Why do our elected officials feel adding more vice will be the answer?
Why are our elected officials not looking at the bigger picture – there is a Mohegan Sun in the Poconos of Penn & the weather there is much warmer than here in CT or Mass & there isn’t the congestion that Atlantic City has.

We need to get over this Big City Envy that CT Elected Officials seems to be suffering from at the capitol & work on a tourism plan that will work for our CT families.
We have Historical Sites & Historical Homes that need to be Preserved & Promoted rather than being a very badly imitating state that is outrageous in prices & lack of parking….

WTNH Connecticut News

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SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WTNH) — The casino war between Massachusetts and Connecticut began in earnest Tuesday when MGM International broke ground for an $800 million casino resort just over the border in Springfield, Mass. This is the reason Connecticut’s tribes want to expand into northern, southern, and western Connecticut, and why a hastily written bill passed a legislative committee last week.

The $800 million MGM casino and entertainment complex will take up the entire 15-acre area that was ravaged by a tornado four years ago, three full blocks, a destination resort in an urban setting just 30 minutes from Hartford.

The big boss from MGM International, Jim Murren, who comes from Fairfield, says the satellite casino the Mashantuckets and Mohegans have proposed for northern Connecticut will be no competition.

“I don’t think that is entertainment, I think that is a poor excuse for competition,” said Murren. “I’m more than happy to go toe-to-toe with…

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