Tribes make announcement about new gaming facility - WFSB 3 Connecticut

Tribes make announcement about new gaming facility

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HARTFORD, CT (WFSB) -

The state's casino-owning tribes announced that they are accepting site proposals regarding the creation of a third gaming facility in the state.

The Mohegan and Mashantucket Pequot tribes presented their case around 11:30 a.m. in Hartford.

Representatives said they are accepting property suggestions. They said they'll look at the best possible sites.

"The process is diligent, its transparent its underway and that's what we are really here to tell you what we have been telling you all along. We meant to do this, for Connecticut jobs," said Kevin Brown of the Mohegan Tribal Council.

The tribes hired a Connecticut real estate company.

"We asked for all kinds of information about the process for approvals in those towns - any prior uses of the land, prior proposed uses of the land. anything else about access, visibility," said Barbara Pearce, of Pearce Real Estate.

They announced a website for those suggestions in effort to keep the process transparent. A link to it can be found here.

The project is being called the "MM4CT Venture."

Representatives from the tribes said the creation of the new facility is part of a fight to save Connecticut jobs.

They said a study conducted earlier this year said casinos in Massachusetts could cost the state thousands of jobs and hundreds of millions of dollars in revenue.

The announcement took place on the steps of the state office building on Capitol Avenue.

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