Connecticut Tribe, MGM Mirage Envision More Casinos
As reported by the Connecticut Day: "What do you get when you marry a tribe that operates the world's largest casino with one of the world's biggest gambling companies? "Well, for one thing, a lot more casinos, possibly here in southeastern Connecticut, elsewhere in Indian Country, in Atlantic City or on the Las Vegas strip. "That's part of the vision of a memorandum of understanding signed this spring by the Mashantucket Pequots and their prospective partners at MGM Mirage, the publicly traded gaming colossus that operates 23 casino properties, from the enormous MGM Grand, Luxor and Bellagio casinos in Las Vegas to a new resort on the coast of China. "Here in southeastern Connecticut, the Mashantuckets and MGM envision, in addition to the $700 million expansion already under way, the potential for more new casinos on the reservation using MGM brand names and other nongaming, destination-resort development along Route 2 in North Stonington."