With MGM’s Bridgeport casino in play, CT legislators propose competitive bidding bill

February 08, 2018 11:54AM

A bill proposed by legislators who represent Bridgeport, where MGM has proposed a massive waterfront gaming project, wants to open a competitive bidding process for casino development in Connecticut and, in the process, scrap an existing license obtained by the native American tribes behind Foxwoods and Mohegan Sun for a new casino in East Windsor. The Mashantucket Pequot and Mohegan tribes are the state’s exclusive gaming operators under current law. “The process will let every developer with an interest — whether it is MGM or the tribes or anyone else — give it their best shot,” said Rep. Chris Rosario, D-Bridgeport, in a press release. A similar push stalled in the legislature last year. [Hartford Courant]