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One would establish an open-bidding process for a new casino – most likely in Bridgeport – while the other would ease the way for the construction of a tribes-operated casino in East Windsor.
"We should not settle for anything short of the best deal possible," said Rep. Christopher Rosario, a co-sponsor of the bill.
The tribes have yet to submit a building permit application to the town of East Windsor.
"Let’s sit down, guys, and figure it out," said Gov. Lamont to the tribes and MGM Resorts International.
Questions about traffic, increasing casino competition from neighboring states, and the wisdom or breaking the state compact with the tribes operating Mohegan Sun and Foxwoods remain, say several observers.
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