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Casino Expansion Bill Calling For 'Competitive Bidding' To Get Hearing

Casino Expansion Bill Calling For 'Competitive Bidding' To Get Hearing

A legislative committee Thursday revived a move to open the state to competitive bidding in establishing its first casino off a tribal reservation.

The General Assembly’s public safety and security committee, which oversees gaming, voted 18-6 to bring the bill — still to be written — to a public hearing within the next couple of weeks.

Casino expansion was not initially on Thursday’s list of bills that the committee considered for public hearing. Three bills touching on casino expansion did not have the support of the committee’s Senate co-chairmen, Tim Larson, D-East Hartford, and Anthony Guglielmo, R-Stafford, and were not placed on the agenda. The third co-chairman, Rep....

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