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MGM Casino Faces Another Legal Setback In The Third Connecticut Casino Case

MGM Casino Faces Another Legal Setback In The Third Connecticut Casino Case

The casino giant, MGM may have to start again because all their efforts to stop the third casino in Connecticut are all going in vain as the federal appeals court has dismissed MGM’s request to rehear their lawsuit against the State of Connecticut.

The state has approved a law which allows the tribes are running Mohegan Sun and Foxwoods to come up with the third casino in the state. As per the proposal the former Showcase Cinemas, near I-91 in East Windsor, would be replaced by the new casino building. The location is just 15 miles away from the MGM Springfield.

MGM challenge the decision of the coming of the third casino, even before the law was enacted. According to the casino, the tribes given exclusive rights to build a casino on a non-tribal land was unconstitutional. According to the federal judges, MGM’s lawsuit was impulsive, and they didn’t agree with the casino company.

As of now, the tribes await the final approval from the U.S. Bureau of Indian Affairs before they can go ahead with the construction. In case, MGM further proceeds it would be required to re-file any lawsuit to seek an order to stop the tribe from building the casino, while the case is heard.

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