Connecticut Attorney General is one man that does not want to lie to his people on the path they are taking regarding the bill to establish a satellite gaming resort a few miles from where MGM has established a modern gaming facility.
George Jepsen is the latest leader to offer his noble views on the proposal to erect a satellite gaming resort, just 13 miles from MGM’s Springfield gaming complex in Massachusetts.
His reaction comes barely three days after a group of private operators from Connecticut agreed that the establishment of a satellite gaming facility in the area will generate real money online casino gambling sites, making it a number one revenue booster in Connecticut.
In his letter addressed to his fellow, Governor Dannel Malloy, Jepsen expressed concerns over the abrupt establishment of the satellite gaming resorts saying that the complexity of legal issues that surround the proposal cannot be overlooked. He even questioned why the proposal maintains that the casino be set up ‘too close’ to MGM’s Springfield, which is nearing completion.
According to Jepsen, apart from meeting stiff and unhealthy competition from the MGM Springfield resort that is nearing completion, he doubts that the proposed satellite gaming facility would actually bear the serious legal challenges that await it.
Even before construction of the casino has started, MGM Resorts have launched a lawsuit that seeks to silence the process. The legitimacy of the lawsuit, is however understandable.
In part, the lawsuit by MGM says that it is in violation of the equal protection privileges and commerce clause that is enshrined in the Constitution of the U.S.A.
According to observers, it is likely that if matters are taken seriously, as is the norm with most cases under the law, Connecticut is bound to lose the bid to enforce Special Act.
MGM argues that if indeed Connecticut wanted to put up a commercial gaming resort, which would help them ‘collect much revenue’, they should have opened bids to commercial operators who are already running gaming facilities in the state not narrowing the process to Mashantucket Pequots and the Mohegens alone.
Besides, they would have looked for another place not near the border with Massachusetts, when MGM’s project is about to be opened even if it might take a while.
Although some may argue that Connecticut is establishing projects to develop their state, it is not enough. There is no secret that their aim is to deflect competition once MGM Springfield is open to the public, which is not later than 2019.
The fact is that if that happens-MGM Springfield does actually open its doors to the public and does not attract as many customers as the feasibility study indicated, it is likely that the gambling giant will head to court to seek intervention. Salazar Warns Connecticut State Over Satellite Gaming Resort.
There is no doubt that even if MGM does not win the case over Connecticut’s legitimacy to establish a satellite casino, the gaming giant will launch a legal battle asserting that they have suffered injuries, to which they are likely to be granted damages.