Cathy Osten


Cathy Osten



March 5, 2018

Osten Joins in Demolition Ceremony to Begin New East Windsor Casino

photo of Senator Osten.

State Senator Cathy Osten (D-Sprague) today joined Mohegan and Mashantucket Pequot tribal leaders, state and local officials, construction workers and others to begin the demolition of the former Showcase Cinemas on Prospect Hill Road in East Windsor in order to make way for the new 200,000 square foot gaming and entertainment facility planned for the site.

“As I’ve said from the beginning, this project is all about protecting Connecticut jobs, and today’s demolition is just the latest step in getting this project completed,” said Sen. Osten, who has been a firm supporter of the new venue since it was first proposed over a year ago.

At the demolition ceremony, Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Council Chair Rodney Butler and Mohegan Tribal Council Chair Kevin Brown announced that the East Windsor gaming and entertainment venue will help save 4,300 jobs in Connecticut and will create at least 650 jobs in the Hartford area, including 325 jobs in Hartford, 150 in East Hartford and another 175 jobs throughout East Windsor, Windsor Locks and surrounding communities.

“The two tribes working together in a partnership with the State of Connecticut have provided 20,000 jobs and more than $7 billion in revenue for the state,” Chairman Brown said. “That’s the bottom line. That’s why we’re the right partner. Today begins a new chapter in that partnership.”