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Plans For East Windsor Casino On Ice

The Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation and the Mohegan Tribe say they are halting plans to build a new casino in East Windsor for the time being. The tribes had previously said a possible Tribal Winds casino was years in the future. When plans for the casino were initially unveiled, Connecticut lawmakers and tribal leaders said there was a need to act quickly to counter a new casino that was then planned for Springfield, Massachusetts. But MGM Springfield has since been built, and opened, and its revenue was lower than expected. Meanwhile, the Connecticut tribes casinos have suffered from lower attendance during the pandemic.

Matt Dwyer is an editor, reporter and midday host for Connecticut Public's news department. He produces local news during All Things Considered.

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