Lamont backs tribal casino in Bridgeport, sources say

As gambling negotiations with the Connecticut tribes enter their fifth month, Gov. Ned Lamont is privately inclined to back efforts to bring a tribal casino to Bridgeport, instead of a deal for an MGM resort in the city, multiple sources said. Lamont does not want to risk losing state revenue by jeopardizing a longstanding gambling compact with the tribes. But he wants to bring jobs and economic development to Bridgeport. Rodney Butler, chairman of the Mashantucket Pequots, joined Lamont to speak to reporters at the conference. He said his tribe is open to establishing a facility in Bridgeport, which they have previously stated, even as they move ahead on construction of an East Windsor casino with the Mohegans.

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