MGM reiterates interest in building a Connecticut casino

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HARTFORD — MGM Resorts International says it remains interested in building a casino in Connecticut and contends there are many potential sites beyond 50 miles of the company’s planned Springfield, Massachusetts casino.

In legal papers filed Tuesday, MGM noted how Bridgeport was a possible site for a casino in the 1990s. The city was recently suggested again when Connecticut’s two tribes proposed building a jointly own casinos to blunt out-of-state competition.

MGM is challenging the constitutionality of a Connecticut law creating a multi-step process for a possible new tribal casino. MGM claims it is “ready, willing and able” to compete to build the casino, but prevented by Connecticut’s new law.

In response, Connecticut pointed out how MGM is restricted by its Massachusetts license from building another casino within 50 miles of Springfield.