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The Chief of the Kent-based Schaghticoke Tribal Nation is weighing in on final passage of a bill that would allow the two federally recognized tribes to jointly operate a 3rd casino.  The tribe is urging the Governor to veto this bill, if not the tribe would look into a court challenge. 

 

In a statement, Governor Malloy said he will not sign a bill that puts jobs at Foxwoods and Mohegan Sun at risk.

 

Chief Richard Velky was advocating for an open competitive bidding process.  The Schaghticokes favor a casino in southwestern Connecticut, which they say would be five times more profitable than the plans for East Windsor.

 

If the tribe does take legal action, Velky says it would show how the bill violates the U.S. and State Constitutions.

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