As the Connecticut legislature enters a new session, one of the headliner issues is competition for a commercial casino in Bridgeport. From Dan Haar, CT Post:
Supporters of a casino in Bridgeport will roll out a bill Tuesday that would revoke the East Windsor license granted last year to the Mohegan and Mashantucket Pequot tribes and replace it with a competition for proposals for a single casino costing at least $500 million.
The bill will call for bids by Jan. 1, which must include a deal with a city or town, complete with a referendum, anyplace in Connecticut. If adopted, it would empower the state commissioners of consumer protection and economic and community development to recommend one winner by April 2, 2019.
The legislature could then vote on whether to approve a casino license for the winner, which would pay the state 25 percent of all gambling revenues plus 10 percent of slot machine revenues, the latter amount dedicated to school aid.
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