February 27, 2017

Larson Welcomes Selection of East Windsor as Site for Third Casino

State Senator Tim Larson (D-East Hartford) released the following statement in response to the announcement Monday that the Mashantucket Pequot and Mohegan Tribes have selected East Windsor as the site for the proposed entertainment and gaming facility in the Hartford region.

“I think this is great news for the town of East Windsor and the state as a whole,” said Sen. Larson.

Sen. Larson echoed the sentiments of Rodney Butler, chairman of the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation, who spoke about the importance of protecting Connecticut’s gaming industry early on in the process.

“It’s not that East Hartford or Hartford didn’t win the casino—Connecticut won the casino which will generate revenue, create and retain jobs and add to our tourism portfolio,” said Sen. Larson.

“I am glad to see the partnership that has been developed between the Mashantucket Pequot and Mohegan Tribes, two competitors who have come together on this critical project that will benefit our state and our residents.

“I’ve spoken with a lot of people who have had differing opinions on the third casino, and I believe the majority now see this as a real opportunity, and it seems very promising.”