“The Public Safety and Security Committee did the prudent thing today in heeding Attorney General Jepsen’s warning and passing House Bill 7239—if there is going to be a third casino, a fair and equitable process executed in an orderly fashion is the only way the citizens of Connecticut can succeed without jeopardizing funding to the state….” said Chief Richard Velky in a statement by the Schaghticoke Tribal Nation.
Chief Richard Velky of the Schaghticoke Tribal Nation joined Ray to discuss casino expansion in the state. Should there be outside competition to build a commercial casino in Connecticut, beyond the Mashantucket Pequot and Mohegan tribes’ plans? Does the state even need another casino? Get insight from Chief Velky…
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“Schaghticoke Chief Richard Velky backed the competitive bid bill and, in a show of solidarity, brought a group of tribal members to the hearing dressed in bright red shirts……Southwestern Connecticut offers a growing opportunity that is five times the size of the market north of Hartford, a market that can only decline with the high-end competition from Springfield,” Velky said. “Connecticut citizens demand a better deal, so why not us?”
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“The hearing room was packed with backers of the tribes and MGM. The casino company has bankrolled the Schaghticoke tribe, whose chief testified in support of an open competitive process….”
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