Connecticut has two huge Indian casinos, Foxwoods Resort Casino and Mohegan Sun Casino, a third Indian casino planned for the near future, and one greyhound racetrack, Shoreline Star Greyhound Park.
Foxwoods Resort Casino
39 Norwich Westerly Road
Mashantucket, Connecticut 06338
(Near Norwich, CT)
Mohegan Sun Casino
Mohegan Sun Boulevard
Uncasville, CT 06382
(Near New London, CT)
Tribal Winds Casino (Proposed)
Joint Venture of the Mohegan and Mashantucket Pequot tribes
171 Bridge Street
East Windsor, CT
Shoreline Star Greyhound Park
165 Kossuth St
Bridgeport, CT 06608
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May 22, 2018
Sports betting has been legalized by the U.S. Supreme Court. Connecticut is considering allowing the game within the state's border. Gov. Dannel P. Malloy is meeting with the state's Native American tribes to determine if a compromise can be made over revenue sharing and control over sports betting.
The Mashantucket Pequot and Mohegan Indians claim exclusive rights to the game. The tribes are the owners of the Mohegan Sun and Foxwoods casino resorts.
A special legislative session will be scheduled to discuss the issue.
The governor is interested in forming a new gaming compact with the tribes. He believes that in doing so, it would be beneficial for both the state and the tribes. A meeting is scheduled to take place on Wednesday between Gov. Malloy and tribal leaders.
Legislation was written after Keno was legalized in the state. A new agreement was made over the revenue sharing between the state and two tribal owned casinos located in the eastern part of the state.
Exclusive gaming rights to slot machines have been given to both the Mashantucket Pequot and Mohegan Indian tribes. 25% of the revenue made from those games are paid to the state. This equals close to $250 million a year in payments.Back