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Casino Development Eyed At Vacant East Hartford Movie Theater

Casino Development Eyed At Vacant East Hartford Movie Theater

An East Hartford development team has a plan for a $138 million casino at the vacant Showcase Cinemas along I-84 near Rentschler Field that it is pitching to the Mohegan and Mashantucket Pequot tribes. The proposed casino would include 1,000 to 2,000 seats at slots or table games; two restaurants that the Mohegan tribe has franchise rights to, Smashburger and Arooga's Grille House and Sports Bar; fast-food restaurants; a German beer hall and Bavarian beer garden; two bars; a dance club; and 950 parking spaces for customers. The plan does not include retail shops. The developers were assembled by Anthony W. Ravosa Jr. of Glastonbury, who, in the early 1990s, was a member of the...

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