Does Connecticut Need a New Casino?
There is no shortage of places to gamble in the northeast -- with casinos in states like New York, Rhode Island, Pennsylvania and of course Connecticut where high rollers can try their luck at Mohegan Sun or Foxwoods Resort Casino in the southeastern part of the state.
And more casinos are on their way.
This hour, we get an update on MGM Springfield and where plans stand to open a third casino in North Central Connecticut operated jointly by the Mashantucket Pequot and Mohegan tribes.
Do you think Connecticut needs another casino? What are the real consequences when local and state governments rely on gambling for revenue?
We talk with two reporters covering the latest developments in our region’s casino industry. We hear from MGM Resorts, the Mashantucket Pequot and the Mohegan tribes and we get the perspective of town leaders.
- Kenneth R. Gosselin - Business Reporter for the Hartford Courant
- Dan Glaun - Reporter at MassLive.com in Springfield, MA
- Alan Feldman - Executive Vice President of Global Government and Industry Affairs at MGM Resorts International, Chairman of the Board for the National Center for Responsible Gaming
- Rodney Butler - Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Council Chairman
- Kevin Brown - Mohegan Tribal Council Chairman
- Chris Kervick - First Selectman for Windsor Locks
- Marcia A. Leclerc - Mayor of East Hartford
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Chion Wolf contributed to this show.