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Lawmakers approve 3rd casino, MGM to fight in court

Lawmakers approve 3rd casino, MGM to fight in court

Additionally, the legislation would require the state Department of Consumer Protection to set up a framework for possible sports betting.

A third tribal casino in CT is getting closer to becoming a reality. There are now two operational casinos in CT, with both of them being located on reservation land.

The two Indian tribes would run the East Windsor casino.

The bill passed by the House early Wednesday gives the exclusive right to develop the state's first casino off tribal lands to the tribal operators of Foxwoods Resort Casino and Mohegan Sun.

The bill previously passed the state Senate and now heads to Democratic Gov. Dannel Malloy's desk.

The House of Representatives voted in favour of the gaming expansion bill, with the decision coming only a few hours after a deal including more off-track betting parlours across the state of CT was reached.

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MGM International, which is now building a casino in Springfield, Massachusetts, is also lobbying hard to be allowed to make a proposal in CT. "With this vote, we have all demonstrated a commitment to protecting the state of CT and the good jobs of its residents", he said. Democratic Rep. Joe Verrengia, of West Hartford, predicted the facility could be bogged down by legal challenges for years.

The issue this year was a bill that neutralized a health-and-safety liability issue that had discouraged mixed-martial arts promoters from staging matches in CT.

The two-bill package would create an entertainment sharing agreement between the state's two federally recognized tribes, the Mashantucket Pequot and the Mohegan, and several entertainment venues around the state.

The bill would allow CT to prepare for on-line sports better if federal restrictions are lifted by Congress, she said. Those provisions imposed higher levels of health insurance coverage for MMA fighters than for boxers, plus a gross receipts tax.

The General Assembly is also in talks to allow for slot machines to be loccated in off-track betting facilities in New Haven, Bridgeport and Waterbury, as well as what's being described as a "Boutique Casino" in Hartford.

House Minority Leader Themis Klarides, R-Derby, confirmed the plan Monday night.

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