Ken Salazar

Hired By MGM, Obama's Interior Secretary Says Slot Agreement At Risk Under Hartford-Area Casino Proposal

Hired By MGM, Obama's Interior Secretary Says Slot Agreement At Risk Under Hartford-Area Casino Proposal

A former U.S. secretary of the interior, hired by MGM Resorts International as a consultant, told the governor Tuesday the state's slot machine revenue-sharing agreement could be at risk if the operators of Foxwoods and Mohegan Sun collaborate on a third casino off their tribal reservations.

Former interior secretary Kenneth Salazar wrote to Gov. Dannel P. Malloy Tuesday about risks to the two-decades-old agreement that guarantees the state 25 percent of slot revenue from the two casinos each month in exchange for the exclusive right to operate casinos in Connecticut.

The Mashantucket Pequots and Mohegans have proposed amendments to the agreements that would ensure the...

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