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Malloy Signs Bill Creating East Windsor Casino, Opponents Promise Court Fight

Malloy Signs Bill Creating East Windsor Casino, Opponents Promise Court Fight

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy Tuesday signed controversial legislation that will allow the tribal operators of Foxwoods and Mohegan Sun to open the state's third casino in East Windsor.

"Over the years, our state has maintained a long-standing partnership and compact with the Mohegan and Mashantucket Pequot tribal nations, who employ thousands of Connecticut residents at their casinos," Malloy said. "Make no mistake about it — the legislation that I signed today is about jobs for the residents of Connecticut, and securing those jobs in our state."

The tribes chose East Windsor as their preferred location for a satellite casino intended to blunt the competitive...

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