Steve Cassano

Lawmakers will make new push to complete East Windsor casino

Lawmakers will make new push to complete East Windsor casino

After years of delays, state legislators are making a new push to start construction on a long-stalled East Windsor casino.

Two tribes that operate casinos in southeastern Connecticut had pledged to open the casino before a $960 million MGM Resorts International casino and entertainment complex opened across the border in nearby Springfield. But the Springfield casino is up and running as the former movie theater in East Windsor remains shuttered and abandoned off Interstate 91.

The latest hold-up is that the federal government needs to approve an amendment to the compact between the state and the Mashantucket Pequot tribe. When state lawmakers approved the East Windsor...

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