No New Casino for East Windsor – Yet!

There is something of an ongoing battle going on over in East Windsor, with the Mashantucket Pequot, Mohegan tribal nations and local regulators, for the tribal nations are eager to build a new casino in East Windsor and have been battling hard in the courts to be able to do so.

However, this weekend it was decided by Judge Rudolph Contreras of the U.S. District Court of the District of Columbia that the tribal nations had no right to demand they be given the permission to go ahead with that new casino, despite them feeling they have the right to build such a venue.

The court case that has just been ruled on goes back to 2017 when authorization was given for a new East Windsor casino to the tribal nations. However, that was on the proviso that any new casino venue built would not in any way shape or form affect the states share of revenue raised by the nearby Mohegan Sun and Foxwoods Casinos.

As it stands they do have the right to appeal that decision, and that is something that they are expected to do sooner rather than later. In fact the tribes have vowed to continually appeal any negative decision to allow them to build the new casino, until such a time they are allowed to do so.

The proposed new East Windsor casino would in fact be the first one that could be built off the tribal lands, however, their competitors, MGM, have been given the right to intervene if the tribal nations decide to appeal the decision, so it is looking like a very long and drawn out legal battle will be ongoing for many years, until they are given the green light to build a new venue.

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