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Gov. Lamont tried to get the tribes to jettison the project last year.
“MGM pursues litigation because that's what MGM does,” said Andrew Doba, spokesman for the tribes' MMCT joint venture.
East Windsor leaders say the town could see approximately $8.5 million per year from property taxes and an agreement made with the tribes if the proposed Tribal Winds casino opens.
“Today is a great day for the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation and the state of Connecticut, especially given our 400-year history together,” Rodney Butler, chairman of the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation, said.
An effort by Indian tribes to collaborate on a new casino on nontribal land in East Windsor received another setback this weekend.
The amendments are required by state law to authorize joint tribal development of a new casino at East Windsor.