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Entries Tagged as 'Uri Clinton'

If Casino Approved, Application Centers In Bridgeport

February 19th, 2018 · 3 Comments · Development and Zoning, Uncategorized

If MGM Resorts wins the rights to build a waterfront casino in Bridgeport, it will establish a work force 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 […]

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MGM Rallies City Residents In Waterfront Gaming Push

February 19th, 2018 · 55 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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MGM To State Leaders: Support Competitive Process For Bridgeport Gaming Resort

December 8th, 2017 · 7 Comments · Development and Zoning, News and Events

One day after Connecticut’s two tribal nations expressed interest in opening a gaming destination in the city, the senior vice president of MGM Resorts International Uri Clinton declares in a letter to Governor Dan Malloy and legislative leaders “That the Tribes also ‘see the tremendous potential of Bridgeport’ confirms our analysis that Bridgeport is by […]

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Tribes To State: Slot Us In For Bridgeport Casino Action, MGM: We Have Best Site

December 6th, 2017 · 9 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Development and Zoning, News and Events

It’s about time, right? Pushed by MGM’s Bridgeport positioning, Connecticut’s two tribal nations say they now want to be part of a casino discussion in the city. In a letter to state legislative leaders, Rodney Butler, chairman of  the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation and Kevin Brown, chairman of the Mohegan Tribe write “Over the past […]

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Tribes Claim MGM Is Playing The State

December 5th, 2017 · 10 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Development and Zoning, News and Events

Hours before MGM Resorts International CEO Jim Murren who has deep roots in Bridgeport was scheduled to address a packed constituency of the Bridgeport Regional Business Council, the state’s two tribal nations unleashed a video challenging the company’s veracity to building a $675 million waterfront casino in the city. MGM and the tribal nations that […]

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Casino Imbroglio Heads To Court

November 30th, 2017 · 1 Comment · Development and Zoning, News and Events

Lots of court action lately. From Mark Pazniokas, CT Mirror: Backed by the administration of Gov. Dannel P. Malloy, the Mashantucket Pequot and Mohegan tribal nations filed a lawsuit Wednesday to force Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke to approve their gaming agreements with Connecticut and clear the way for them to jointly develop a commercial casino […]

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MGM Pitches East End For Casino Support

October 21st, 2017 · 88 Comments · Development and Zoning, News and Events

From Brian Lockhart, CT Post: Sharp dressed, smooth talking Uri Clinton of Las Vegas was there to spread the gospel of his employer, MGM Resorts International, and convert skeptics of its development plans for where this lower-income, minority neighborhood meets the harbor.

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City Residents Support MGM Casino Proposal

October 2nd, 2017 · 14 Comments · Development and Zoning, News and Events

Bridgeport residents overwhelmingly support a $675 million waterfront destination resort casino at the Steelpointe Harbor development area, as proposed by MGM Resorts International, according to a new public opinion survey. Nearly three-quarters (74%) favor building the resort casino while 18 percent oppose it. The survey was conducted by The Mellman Group on behalf of MGM. The survey […]

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