A planned Connecticut casino will reveal its targeted location for construction in the coming days, and the impending announcement has the ears of all vested gaming interests operating in the northeast.
MGM Springfield in Massachusetts is causing quite a stir, as another Connecticut casino is in the works to offset the impact of the megaresort.
The Mashantucket Pequot and Mohegan Native American tribes are working together to bring the Constitution State a third casino venue. The joint venture is in response to MGM Springfield, the $950 million resort currently under construction in southern Massachusetts.
State lawmakers permitted the two tribal groups to build a third casino off their sovereign lands in order to keep gambling revenue in the state and protect jobs.
The Mashantucket and Mohegan people are considering building in the northern part of the state in the towns of Windsor Locks or East Windsor. That would place the Connecticut casino just 15 miles from MGM Springfield.
With MGM, state lawmakers, and residents anxiously waiting, the tribes say the official announcement of the casino will be revealed in the coming days. 'We're days, not weeks or months . . . from announcing a decision,' Mohegan Chairman Kevin Brown said this week.
MGM States the Obvious
Once the Native American coalition pinpoints its gaming location, the state legislature will need to sign off on the construction. The facility is expe
The National College Athletics Association has made no key of the fact that it's no friend of daily fantasy sports in the past, but the suspension system of five University of Richmond's baseball players for engaging in the contests is met with incredulity this week.
University of Richmond baseball celebrity Keenan Bartlett, rated in the top 100 juniors in the usa, is one of five players suspended by the NCAA for playing 'fantasy football.'
A first-team all-A-10 choice last season among them are two of the team's top players: Keenan Bartlett, ranked among the top 100 juniors in the country; and Kurtis Brown.
All five have been suspended since before the team's season-opener on 17, and remain so, until the NCAA gets around to addressing their status february.
Richmond had announced simply that the players were out due to 'NCAA secondary violations' but two sources that are separate the Richmond Times-Dispatch this week the five players had been involved in 'fantasy football,' by which it's assumed they mean DFS.
Virginia Very First State to manage
This might be ironic that Virginia became the very first state to legalize and regulate DFS, in March last year, and very nearly every one of the bills to control the contest, passed in eight states over past year, stipulate that playing on college or amateur sports is strictly forbidden.
Market leaders FanDuel and DraftKings, meanwhile, have entered into