MGM Lawsuit Over Competition With Tribes Rejected By The Court

The Mashantucket Pequot and Mohegan tribes are planning to convert an old movie theatre complex into a $300 million casino in East Windsor, Connecticut which would be near to the $950 million MGM Resorts Casino in Springfield, Massachusetts that is to open next year.

These tribes currently own Foxwoods and Mohegan Sun casinos in southeastern Connecticut.

MGM Resorts claimed to have competitive disadvantages after the two tribes were allowed to build casinos on non-tribal land.

MGM filed a lawsuit that was seeking to block the legislation of the state that allowed the tribes to build the state’s first casino on non-tribal land, claiming it was unconstitutional.

MGM Resorts International on Wednesday lost yet another round in the court fight as it competed in Connecticut for casino customers to be given an advantage over the Native American tribes.

The decision of Connecticut judge to dismiss the lawsuit against the state by MGM was agreed by The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Manhattan.

The lower court concluded that legislation that helps construction plans by tribes does not prevent other bidders from entering Connecticut’s casino market was too agreed by the appeals court which concluded that the MGM had mere speculations and had no specific plans to develop a casino in Connecticut.

Recent Posts

UK Gambling Commission issues a £6m fine to online operator Casumo

The UK Gambling Commission has issued a £6m (EUR 7.0m / USD 8.2m) penalty to online operator Casumo for severe…

3 weeks ago

Dutch Remote Gambling Act comes into force April 1

The Dutch Gambling Authority (Kansspelautoriteit/Ksa) expects that by October 1 this year, roughly 6 months from the enactment of the…

4 weeks ago

888 Holdings report a staggering 52% increase in revenue during 2020

Amidst a global pandemic, 888 Holdings has reported a staggering 52% increase in revenue during full-year 2020 to $849.7 million…

4 weeks ago

Playtech and Flutter shake hands on another 5 years

Playtech, a leading global gambling technology company, have announced the extension of their partnership with Flutter Entertainment for its Paddy…

4 weeks ago

Will FUN Token be on solid ground in iGaming?, a large online (crypto) casino is ambitious and is looking to turn the FunFair (FUN)Token into the token of…

1 month ago

Has Swedish regulation failed?

Gustaf Hagman strongly believes so. In a recent interview with Gambling Insider, the LeoVegas Chief Executive Officer expressed his concern…

2 months ago