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HARTFORD — Some state lawmakers say they need to know much more about the ramifications of allowing a third casino in Connecticut before they pass any legislation approving the project.

Rep. Chris Perone, the co-chairman of the General Assembly’s Commerce Committee, said Friday he has introduced a bill that would require the state to thoroughly review the costs and benefits of expanding commercial casinos in Connecticut.

Rep. Joe Verrengia, a vice chairman of the Public Safety Committee, said he agrees a study is needed.

It appears doubtful lawmakers will pass legislation this session regarding the casino project, proposed by the Mashantucket Pequot and Mohegan tribes. The tribes are still reviewing possible sites.

On Friday, the tribes launched a digital ad campaign, saying the casino is needed to combat competition from Massachusetts.

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