Get a Hartford Courant subscription for less than 29 cents per day

MGM Resorts International

Schaghticokes Won't Back Down On Casino

Schaghticokes Won't Back Down On Casino

The Schaghticoke Tribal Nation is refusing to be shut out of the chance to establish the state's third casino off its northwestern Connecticut reservation.

On Wednesday, the secretary of the state's office said it had incorrectly registered the Schaghticokes as a limited liability company that could pursue development of a casino under a state law passed last year.

Secretary of the State Denise W. Merrill said the registration should not have been accepted by her office. The law allows the operators of the Mohegan Sun and Foxwoods casinos, both federally recognized tribes, to seek a location in north central Connecticut to compete with a new MGM Resorts International...