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MGM Challenges Law Giving Tribes Exclusive Rights To Casino

MGM Challenges Law Giving Tribes Exclusive Rights To Casino

HARTFORD — MGM Resorts, developer of a casino in Springfield, is challenging a newly enacted Connecticut law that gives two Indian tribes the exclusive right to jointly operate and build a competing casino near the border to draw gamblers away from Massachusetts. The MGM lawsuit added more heat to a simmering border war with Massachusetts as soon as it was filed Tuesday in U.S. District Court in Hartford. The company claims the new law violates the U.S. Constitution's equal protection clause and the spirit of federal gaming regulations by giving only the Mohegan and Mashantucket Pequot tribes the right to operate a third casino on private land. The tribes are now permitted by...

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