MGM Resorts Sues Connecticut over Tribal Casino Project
Gambling operator MGM Resorts Global filed on Tuesday case against Connecticut so as to prevent a tribal casino from being built not definately not the state border with Massachusetts. If launched, the location will be a competition that is direct MGM’s $800-million Springfield casino.
The gambling operator called for the gaming act that was signed late in June and that authorized Connecticut’s two federally recognized tribes the Mashantucket Pequots and the Mohegans, to open a joint gaming facility to be ruled unconstitutional. State Governor Dannel Malloy, who actually signed the act, was named the lawsuit’s defendant in its filing to the US District Court in New Haven.
Bill Hornbuckle, President of MGM Resorts, said in a declaration they had decided to register the lawsuit as a result of preferential treatment the two tribes had been offered by Connecticut. The professional also revealed that the video gaming operator sent applications for a gambling permit in the state but its application was refused a week ago.
Mr. Hornbuckle noted that their company has constantly strived to compete ‘for commercial casino development possibilities’ also it want to be given such possibilities in Connecticut also. He further commented that although MGM Resorts supports tribal gaming under the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act, it considers it unconstitutional and unfair that the two tribes were the actual only real bidders to be permitted to negotiate with potential host communities for a third casino in Connecticut. Continue reading “MGM Resorts Sues Connecticut over Tribal Casino Project”