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Airport rules out tribal casino at 1 site, open to others

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WINDSOR LOCKS — The Connecticut Airport Authority says its new transportation center at Bradley International Airport will not include a proposed tribal casino.

Kevin Dillon, the authority’s executive director, said Wednesday that it’s become clear that the timeline of any potential development of the casino would not be compatible with the $225 million transportation center’s construction schedule.

The authority said it wants to discuss other potential casino sites on the airport property.

The Mashantucket Pequot and Mohegan tribal nations hope to open a jointly owned satellite casino in north central Connecticut to compete with MGM Resorts International’s planned casino in Springfield, Massachusetts.

The tribes said they’re pleased the authority wants to continue what they call a critically important conversation by suggesting other locations on the property.