MGM Resorts International places a $675M bet on Bridgeport casino project

September 21, 2017 02:51PM

The Las Vegas-based hospitality and entertainment company announced plans for a $675 million casino and entertainment complex in Bridgeport. The waterfront casino in the Steelpointe Harbor area would also include a 700-seat theater, a 300-room hotel, retail space and dining options. While casino gambling in Connecticut is currently limited to two federal Indian reservations — though plans for another casino in East Windsor was recently approved — MGM is lobbying for the state to approve its plan. [Hartford Courant]