Tribes: Slot Us Out Of Bridgeport Casino Competition

Last December leaders of Connecticut’s tribal nations that run Foxwoods and Mohegan Sun wrote this to legislative leaders, “If circumstances have changed and there is now real interest in putting a casino in Bridgeport, we want to be a part of that discussion. Over the past 30 years, many promises have been made to residents of the Park City. Few if any have come to fruition. We like so many others see the tremendous potential of Bridgeport and would love to be one of the catalysts that lead to a real revival.” On Thursday, they announced they might be interested in Bridgeport, if something was handed to them, but not if they must compete for it in an open process. So much for being “catalysts to a real revival.”

From the CT Post:

The Mohegan and Mashantucket Pequot tribes will not participate in a request for proposals for a Bridgeport casino if the General Assembly chooses to issue one, tribe leaders told legislators Thursday.

The chairmen of the two Connecticut tribes, which own Foxwoods Resort Casino and Mohegan Sun, said they might be interested in a Bridgeport site, but have no desire to compete against private casino companies when a tribal compact with the state gives them exclusive rights to operate slot machines in Connecticut.

MGM Grand has already announced plans for a $700 million seaside resort in Bridgeport and a job training center in New Haven. It has promised the city 7,000 jobs and millions in revenue.

Full story here.



  1. *** Off topic since there will never be a casino in Bpt.*** So moving on, a rumor is getting alot of talk @ the White House on the man that has been keeping Trumps Admin. from running completely a-muck and reeling Trump in when he gets too far gone! Ret.Gen. Kelly maybe getting the hook from Trump with no replacement in mind so Trump can run the W.H like he did his business! The one man Trump show with many Fox News legal corespondants joining his new legal team! God help us but rural,GOP right wing, forgotten about americans,supported & voted for Trump the N.Y. con-man to run the Fed. goverment like a big business and fix all the main gov. problems & “make America great again”! *** For those that voted for Trump, lets hope your “Great America” dreams come true, no? ***

    1. Mojo, it’s getting really hot for 45, yesterday he fired his lead attorney in the Russia investigation and he’s bringing in the bomb thrower John Bolton to take General McMaster who was also fired because of the two TV interviews of two women. He needs to change the direction of the media. Russia probably has even more on 45 with women but Evangelical in America have no problem with 45 action.

      1. Trump is experiencing bimbo eruptions. His attorneys are not going to keep it quiet. Last night Karen McDougal, the Playboy model, was interviewed by Anderson Cooper. Stephanie Clifford’s attorney appears to be on solid legal ground.

        Trump’s attorney for the Mueller investigation wasn’t fired, he quit. He was tired of representing a client that doesn’t listen to advice that will prevent his impeachment and/or criminal indictment.

      2. The evangelicals don’t love Trump. The movement believes he’ll appoint jistices to SCOTUS that will overturn Roe v. Wade. He has been married three times, cheated on all of the wives. The man’s a moral pig, wants to build a wall to keep immigrants out of a nation founded nd built by immigrants. On top of that he eats burnt steak drowned in tomato ketchup.

  2. According to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, two and a half million illegals come from Europe and Asia so why don’t we see them getting arrested and how does the wall keep them out?

    Andy, did you know that 75,000 illegals come from Canada? Where’s the wall? A lot of Norwegians live in Canada.

    1. Building a wall along the border with Mexico is not going to keep illegal immigrants out, nor will it stem the flow of narcotics. The mafia has been smuggling heroin into the US for more thn a hundred years. Colombians have been shipping cocaine since the beautiful people in Hollywood made it a chic thrill.

      Andy, do hou really believe a wall is going to stop that? Even Congress knows that’s bullshit.

    2. I knew that but what I did not know is out of the 11.5 million illegals here Mexicans total 5.6 million.Believe it or not I have no problem with Mexicans in general. What I have a problem with is illegal committing crimes and getting away with it because we send them back to Mexico, now we have sanctuary cities that give save haven to these bastards. The wall is probably not the answer but it is an impediment

      1. The vast majority of undocumented Mexican immigrants are law abiding, hard working and only want a better life for their families. ICE has conducted raids in central California, rounding up every migrant farm worker in sight. Now the produce growers have no one to harvest the fruits and vegetables that make the way to your local supermarket. All because Donald Trump thinks Mexican lettuce pickers are criminals and rapists.

  3. The Tribes are showing their hand… They don’t have the means to compete on an MGM level (they used to but they lost it through short-sightedness/mismanagement and outright theft/embezzlement — just like some of the original Vegas casinos…)

    Now, with Connecticut in dire $trait$, and MGM needing to get in the NYC market in a big way soon, or miss the chance, the two sides had better agree to move forward quickly with and excellent deal for Bridgeport (especially) and the state…

    If this GA blows the chance to get a $casino$ located in Bridgeport this session, those responsible must be targeted and eased out of office in November… And, in that vein, Dan Malloy’s legacy can’t afford to further negatively add to his political identity as the man who destroyed Connecticut — he had better work for the Bridgeport casino this session, or he will bury his political carcass in the economic excrement of a dying state (and smother Luke Bronin in it as it fills his political grave)…


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