There was no interest in expanding casino gambling in Connecticut until Massachusetts decided to legalize it. That’s why expansion is now a somewhat urgent matter.
MGM is building a giant casino in Springfield, which will undoubtedly attract plenty of customers from our state, and could negatively impact the Foxwoods and Mohegan Sun casinos. The state has agreed to entertain the idea of a new casino in Metro Hartford to keep gambling dollars in Connecticut.
MGM argues it is unfair that is not allowed to bid on the third casino, which is to be built by a Foxwoods Mohegan partnership. We’ve heard from the trial leaders and this Sunday on Face the State we are joined by an executive from MGM , in from Las Vegas to talk about the company’s lawsuit against the state and their belief that the next casino should go in Fairfield County.
Where do you think the new casino should go?
Also on the program, the president of the Hartford city council T.J. Clarke, who gives us an inside look at the troubled finances of the city, and what the state could do to help. Bankrupcty? Layoffs? Receivership? New taxes?
Rounding out the guest list is the chairman of the Connecticut Democratic Party, Nick Balletto. We talked about the battle between Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders for the nomination, Donald Trump and Clinton’s chances here in our state’s primary coming up next month. I also asked about the FBI’s investigation into Clinton’s email situation.
I also asked Balletto who is responsible for the current budget crisis: “Governors Weicker, Rowland and Rell.”
Our flashback is some vintage film of Ronald Reagan in Connecticut back in 1967. More on that here: https://dennishouse.tv/2016/03/11/ronald-reagan-in-connecticut-1967/
Tune in Sunday morning at 11AM on WFSB.