- Associated Press - Wednesday, May 27, 2015

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - Attorney General George Jepsen is reiterating how legislation that could eventually lead to a new casino won’t impact Connecticut’s existing financial arrangement with the owners of Mohegan Sun and Foxwoods Resort Casinos.

Jepsen’s letter was sent Wednesday to House Speaker Brendan Sharkey. He had asked whether the legislation raises the same legal issues Jepsen mentioned in an earlier letter about the original legislation. That bill had authorized the Mohegan and Mashantucket Pequot tribes to open up to three jointly operated satellite casinos to help address out-of-state gambling competition.

The latest bill awaits action in the House. It creates a two-step process for possibly opening one casino.

Jepsen said this bill doesn’t authorize casino gambling and therefore doesn’t affect the state’s share of slot revenues or impact other tribes seeking recognition.


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