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“There’s a lot of urgency,” said Department of Economic and Community Development Commissioner David Lehman. “It’s really important that we get this done this year.”
Foxwoods provided $8 million to the state while Mohegan Sun said it paid $9.4 million.
In addition to its Uncasville facility, Mohegan Gaming & Entertainment's properties include the Inspire Entertainment Resort in Seoul.
Should sports betting, online gambling and the like be considered “casino games”? The tribes behind Foxwoods and Mohegan Sun continue to say they should, while Sportech says they should not.
It is Foxwoods' first foray outside of the continental U.S.
Online sports betting was legalized in a 2018 ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court.
Revenues dropped month-over-month and year-over-year.
Prize giveaways feature Reagan-era novelties including Rubik’s cubes and leg warmers.
Both casinos have cut back dramatically on their major entertainment offerings.
The tribal casinos were not required to follow Gov. Lamont's executive orders on closing and reopening.
Asked if he felt the Trump administration was trying to politicize the incident, Gov. Ned Lamont responded: "God, I hope not. I can't think of anything more cynical than that. Broadly speaking, militarization of this situation is not the right thing to do."
The state’s two casinos will not be reopening on June 1, as Gov. Ned Lamont has hoped. Instead, they will begin to reopen May 30.
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.
Either potential casino patrons will not arrive due to safety fears, or they will show up and spread infections, the governor predicted. “It’s too early right now,” he said about the casinos' plan to reopen on June 1.