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Six days in to Phase 1 of reopening the state, the picture in Connecticut is good, at least on an anecdotal basis. So said Gov. Ned Lamont at his daily briefing today. However, he noted, disagreement with the tribal owners over their planned June 1 reopening continues.
With the first phase of Connecticut’s three-phased approach to reopening achieved today, Gov. Ned Lamont and his administration are turning their attention to June 20, when a host of other businesses and services – including hotels, gyms, movie theaters, and some indoor dining at restaurants – are expected to become available.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IlYlLt3t_uc&feature=youtu.be Most of the new COVID-19 cases in the New York City area are coming from poorer communities and municipal housing with high percentages of...
The state deferred the required payment of 25% of slot revenues to the general fund.
Govs. Andrew M. Cuomo of New York, Ned Lamont of Connecticut and Phil Murphy of New Jersey announced coordinated restrictions on business activity in the three states.
“We’re just following multiple states in establishing some sports betting in our state," says Rep. Joseph Gresko (D-Stratford). "This way we keep that potential revenue here in the State of Connecticut.”
Uncertainty over just how much demand there is for more casino gambling in the region was cited as a factor in the decision.
Mohegan Sun paid the state's general fund $10 million and Foxwoods paid $8.3 million in January.
MGM Resorts vowed to "pursue all legal options" to gain a place in Connecticut's gaming industry.
The Connecticut casinos do not report their table-games revenue and do not share those earnings with the state.
Last month, Mohegan Sun paid the state $11.4 million and Foxwoods paid $9.5 million.
In its motion, Interior argues that the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act cited by MGM is not relevant to the case because the nations are not looking to build a casino on tribal lands.
The two federally recognized tribes aren't willing to trade their already approved joint venture in East Windsor for the rights to a Bridgeport casino.
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