CT Senate Will Not Consider More Slot Machines in 2015
February 09, 2015
Slot machine expansion in Connecticut will not be voted on this year by the
There was hope by supporters of additional slot machines to be added to non
tribal casinos. Competition from Massachusetts's new casinos may lead to a
decline in gaming revenue for Connecticut. Supporters for Connecticut expanded
gaming believe that the additional slot machines may prevent a revenue loss from
However, Sen. Bob Duff is opposed to the idea. He believes that the adding slot
machines in the state will not create more jobs. He also feels that it will not
help the economy improve.
In addition, the senator believes that the tribal casinos should be considered.
25 percent of revenue from slot machines is paid to the state from their
casinos. They have exclusive rights for operating the games.
The Foxwoods Resort Casino is owned by the Mashantucket Pequots. The Mohegan Sun
casino is owned by the Mohegan tribe.
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