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MGM Resorts Sides U.S. Interior Department In Third Connecticut Casino-Related Dispute

MGM Resorts International, the gambling operator behind Springfield Casino, is now working with the U.S. Department of the Interior to persuade state officials to back away from plans to allow the construction of the Connecticut Casino, the first tribe located in a non-tribal area. The move comes a month after the Masan Tuket Pequot and Mohigan tribes filed a legal lawsuit against the United States, claiming that their casino division violated their third casino division.

Last month, Mashantucket Pequot and Mohegan tribal countries filed a lawsuit to persuade Home Secretary Ryan Zinke to approve a game deal with Connecticut for the two tribes and allow the first construction of a tribal land casino planned to be located near East Windsor. As it could be recalled, Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy signed a bill that would allow lawsuits against Tribal-owned gaming company MMCT shortly after it failed to materialize a third land-building plan for the Logicbal Casino.

MGM Resorts Claims Legal Right To Intervene In This Case
Gambling giant MGM says it’s blocking plans to open a third casino in East Windsor in the U.S. Interior Department’s Mohigan and Marsantucket Pequot tribes, opposes building a third casino in violation of the construction of Foxwood-owned Virival Casino, and is right for MGM Resorts, which it still opposes.

The gambling operator announced in a court filing Tuesday that the Las Vegas-based gambling operator should have the legal right to intervene in legal disputes as a third-party casino could hurt the profitability of MGM’s casino in Springfield, which is currently under construction.

On the other hand, states and tribes disagree with MGM’s involvement in the case, while the Home Office remains silent on the issue. Two tribes that operate Foxwood Resort Casino and Mohigan Sun Casino on tribal land pay 25% of slot revenue to the state to preserve exclusive rights to state casino operations. The recently signed casino game amendment is known to violate the Federal Game Regulation Act (Indian Gaming ACT) on casino operations in the state.


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