Connecticut Attorney General George Jepsen is providing no assurances that are false their state’s appropriate right to authorize a ‘satellite casino’ 13 miles from the MGM Springfield in Massachusetts.
The issues that are legal the proposal are complex and uncertain, he said in a letter to Governor Dannel Malloy.
Connecticut AG George Jepsen is uncertain that the casino project designed to blunt competition through the MGM Springfield could survive future constitutional legal challenges.
MGM Resorts has attempted to sue Connecticut over the enactment of its ‘Special Act 15-7,’ which established the procedure that allowed the state’s two tribal gaming operators to get a number municipality for the border casino that is proposed.
Because this would be a commercial casino situated outside tribal lands, the MGM lawsuit claimed the the Special Act was in violation of equal protection guarantees and the commerce clause, enshrined in the United States Constitution.
Essentially, had Connecticut really desired to establish a commercial casino it should have opened the process up to all commercial operators and not only its two federally recognized tribes, the Mohegans and the Mashantucket Pequots.
Connecticut has made little secret for the reality the key purpose of the casino could be to deflect competition from the MGM Springfield to counteract the effect that is detrimental would have on its own Continue reading Connecticut AG Casts Question on Satellite Casino Proposal