A controversial bill to allow a third casino in Connecticut was approved by a key legislative committee today. The bill received reluctant approval in the General Assembly’s Public Safety and Security Committee after an unfavorable legal opinion by Attorney General George Jepsen earlier this week.
The Suffolk County Village of Islandia will have a contested election for the first time in over a decade. Concern over the Jake’s 58 Video Lottery Terminal casino at the former Marriott has led opponents to field a ticket against the mayor and two trustees.
Connecticut’s two Native American tribes made their case in Hartford Thursday for a new casino they would jointly own and operate. That casino would be in East Windsor, and it would be smaller than the state’s two existing casinos.