Gaming advocates want to get moving on the East Windsor casino


3 SPRINGFIELD’S M-G-M CASINO WILL BE OPENING UP THIS SUMMER … AND THAT HAS THE TRIBE’S HERE IN PRCONNECTICUT WORRIED. THEY WANT TO GET MOVING ON THE EAST WINDSOR CASINO …M BUT THEY SAY THERE HAVE BEEN A NUMBER OF SET .E BACKS. NEWS 8’S NOELLE GARDNER WAS AT A MEETING THEY HELD TODAY. SHE JOINS US NOW FROM NEWS 8 CONTROL WITH WHAT WAS DISCUSSED.L 3 DARREN AND ANN,ADVOCATES SAY THE APROJECT NEEDS TO START MOVING THEY SAY THE HOLD-UP IS COSTING THE STATE HUNDREDS OF JOBS. 3 “WE ARE READY TO MOVE FORWARD AND SO WE THINK THAT THE CONVERSATION OVER THE NEXT SEVEN DAYS OUGHT TO CLOSE WITH E WORKING WITH THE TRIBES ON A WAY TRFORWARD ON SPORTS AND ON LINE BETTING.”ADVOCATES ARE DEMANDING QUICKER ACTION ON THE CONSTRUCTION OF THE EAST WINDSOR CASINO.”OUR GOAL RIGHT NOW IS THE SAME AS IT HAS BEEN FROM THE BEGINNING THAT IS TO GET THIS STATE TO RECOGNIZE THAT THIS PARTNERSHIP IS HOW WE WILL SAVE JOBS AND REVENUE IN THE STATE OF CONNECTICUT..” THE MOHEGAN AND MASHANTUCKET SEC PEQUOT TRIBES PROJECT HAS BEEN EC DELAYED WHILE AWAITING APPROVAL FROM THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT. ILTH”WE ARE EMPLOYERS OF THOUSANDS OF CONNECTICUT CITIZENS AND WE ARE JUST TRYING TO PREVENT THE LOSS OF THOSE JOBS.”THE EAST WINDSOR CASINO LOCATION IS CITJUST A FEW MILES ACROSS THE STATE JULINE FROM THE SPRINGFIELD MGM CASINO. “MASSACHUSETTS IS MOVING FULL SPEED AHEAD THEY ARE L OPENING UP FACILITIES UP THERE FAAND EAST WINDSOR WAS CHOSEN FOR US TO STAY COMPETITIVE.””BY OPENING THE EAST WINDSOR CASINO AS SOON AS POSSIBLE WOULD COMBAT THE LOSS OF CREVENUE THAT WE WOULD LOSE TO THE MGM IN SURROUNDING AREAS.”THOSE WHO WORK AT MOHEGAN SUN SAY THE HOLD UP IN EAST TWINDSOR IS COSTING THE STATE HUNDREDS OF JOBS. “WE NEED TO KEEP THE DOLLARS AND THE JOBS IN CONNECTICUT, TO KEEP THEM FROM GOING OVER THE BOARDER TO MASSACHUSETTS.”E “WE DON’T WANT RESIDENTS LEAVING CONNECTICUT. OBVIOUSLY WE RAISE FAMILIES HERE. WE OOWN HOMES HERE AND A LOT OF US WOULD LOVE TO STAY.” 3 ONCE THE PROJECT GETS MOVING— THE TRIBES SAY IT WILL TRTAKE TWO YEARS TO COMPLETE.REPORTING LIVE IN

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