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East Windsor Approves Casino Development Agreement

East Windsor Approves Casino Development Agreement

The board of selectmen Saturday unanimously backed a development agreement that brings the town another step closer to possibly hosting the state's third casino.

The agreement with the operators of Foxwoods and Mohegan Sun gives East Windsor a leg up on Windsor Locks, which also is competing for what could be state's first casino off a Native American reservation.

First Selectman Robert Maynard told a crowd of more than 100 residents gathered at the town's high school that the casino in a long-vacant movie theater off I-91 would kickstart economic development efforts and also preserve state revenue and jobs tied the state's gambling industry.

"It's an opportunity...