MGM Resorts continues to push forward with its effort to be one of the companies bidding for the right to build a third casino in Connecticut.
MGM is the developer of a $950 million casino in Springfield, Mass. The project is expected to open in 2018 and is seen as likely to draw large numbers of customers across the state line from neighboring Connecticut where the Mashantucket Pequot and Mohegan tribes operate the state’s two existing casinos.
The third casino was conceived as part of a plan to undercut the appeal of the Springfield project and keep casino customers and employees in Connecticut. MGM argues that the legislation making this possible was conceived in such a fashion that bidders other than the two tribes were cut out of the process.
MGM is taking aim at the Connecticut Airport Authority and its practice of going into executive session at its monthly meetings to talk about "negotiating strategy" in its bid to bring the proposed gaming venue to Bradley International Airport.
Phil Hevener has been writing about the Nevada gaming business for more than 30 years. Email: .