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MetroHartford Alliance Meeting Held to Announce Casino Plan

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May 04, 2015

On Monday a community meeting was held in Hartford. The meeting was to announce plans to businesses of a proposed tribal owned casino. The casino would be located near I-91.

80 people attended the MetroHartford Alliance breakfast. During the meeting Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation Chairman Rodney Butler and Mohegan Tribe Chairman Kevin Brown both spoke. Under the new plan, some exiting businesses will go away in order for the new casino to be built.

The tribes believe that the plan would help the state not loose money due to competition from Massachusetts casino.

Both tribes commissioned a report about the gaming future for the state. By 2019 9,300 jobs will be lost due to the casino competition from Massachusetts and New York. The state will also loose $703 million in revenue from gaming and non gaming industries.

The proposed plan by the tribes suggests that $253 million could be kept in Connecticut.

Next week a more in depth report is expected to be released with more information on the proposed casino plan.

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