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MGM Acquires Yonkers Casino, Bridgeport Still In Play

May 29th, 2018 · 11 Comments · Development and Zoning, News and Events, State Politics

Despite purchasing the Empire City Casino in Yonkers, New York, officials of MGM, which has proposed a $675 million waterfront destination in Bridgeport, assert the “supply hasn’t changed” for the Fairfield County market, adding “We continue to believe that with its proximity to the New York City MSA and its excellent existing infrastructure, Bridgeport provides […]

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Wait ‘Til Next Year, No Senate Gaming Vote For Casino Destination

May 9th, 2018 · 9 Comments · Development and Zoning, News and Events, State Politics

With time running out in the state legislative session and support for passage in question, a vote for an open, competitive process for a commercial casino will not take place in the State Senate. Representatives of MGM say their proposal for a $675 million waterfront destination in Bridgeport will return for the next session in […]

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MGM Donates $50,000 For East End Pop-Up Market

May 6th, 2018 · 62 Comments · Development and Zoning, News and Events

News release from MGM Resorts: MGM Resorts today announced plans to donate $50,000 to support the establishment of the nonprofit East End NRZ Pop-Up Market & Café in Bridgeport, responding to a longstanding food desert in the East End in order to provide local residents access to healthy, nutritious food.

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State House Approves Gaming Bill, Advances To Senate

May 5th, 2018 · 24 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Development and Zoning, News and Events, State Politics

By a 77-73 margin on Friday the State House approved a bill that allows an open, competitive process for a commercial casino in Connecticut that includes a $675 million waterfront gaming destination proposed by MGM. The bill now goes on to the State Senate in the last days of the legislative session. Even if it […]

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Revamped Casino Resort Bill Passes Key Legislative Committee

March 16th, 2018 · 18 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Development and Zoning, News and Events, State Politics

What appeared dead is still alive. The state legislature’s Public Safety Committee by a 22-3 vote Friday afternoon approved a bill that calls for an open, competitive process with Bridgeport in play as the host city for a waterfront gaming facility. What changed? The original bill called for scrapping last year’s approval by the legislature for […]

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“Jobs, Jobs, Jobs”–Union Workers Rally MGM Gaming Proposal

February 28th, 2018 · 46 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, Development and Zoning, News and Events, State Politics

Roaring like a grappler who has one last fight in him, Bridgeport’s just-turned 82-year-old political and labor warrior State Senator Ed Gomes stepped on the podium of an East End events hall, not far from the Steelpointe Harbor redevelopment area where MGM Resorts proposes a $675 million waterfront casino destination projected to create 7,000 jobs. Addressing […]

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If Casino Approved, Application Centers In Bridgeport

February 19th, 2018 · 3 Comments · Development and Zoning, News and Events

If MGM Resorts wins the rights to build a waterfront casino in Bridgeport, it will establish a workforce training center in New Haven as part of its plan to extend the economic impact of its proposal in Connecticut. A question has surfaced about the application logistics, if the state legislature approves a casino process that […]

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MGM Rallies City Residents In Waterfront Gaming Push

February 19th, 2018 · 57 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Development and Zoning, News and Events, State Politics

For a company cynics assert is just here for show, MGM Resorts is spending mightily to build public support for a proposed $675 million waterfront resort for the East End, a neighborhood in need of an economic jolt. An MGM mail piece hit city mail boxes during the week as various casino constituencies slot positioning in […]

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