Contact your elected officials and tell them to support an open, competitive casino selection process to get the best deal for Connecticut.
It’s time for Connecticut to enact an open, competitive casino selection process to get the best results possible for the state.
A new legislative proposal, put forward by members of the delegations from Bridgeport and New Haven, would establish the first step of a two-part legislative process which would effectively modernize the state’s gaming policy by incorporating best practices. The legislation would bring the following financial advantages to the state:
$500 MILLION minimum private investment - no taxpayer dollars at all.
$50 MILLION non-refundable license fee due before construction
2,000 DIRECT JOBS created
25% OF THE ANNUAL GROSS GAMING REVENUE on both Slots and Table games
MILLIONS in education funding to helps students across Connecticut
The competitive process complies with even the most conservative view of the exclusivity provisions of the State’s tribal compacts.
STEP 1 – The State would solicit responses to an RFP for a proposed commercial casino gaming facility. Each RFP response would require proof of the bidder’s financial stability, a construction timeline, a labor agreement, a plan to use Connecticut businesses and a responsible gaming plan. The State would evaluate the responses against transparent selection criteria and select a single, qualified bidder.
STEP 2 – The General Assembly would receive a report as to the qualified bidder. After receiving the report, the General Assembly could consider legislation to issue a conditional authorization for the operation of the commercial casino.