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Lawmakers say they're come up with wide-ranging casino plan

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - A bipartisan group of lawmakers from around Connecticut say they've reached a compromise on proposed legislation that could lead to a tribal casino in Bridgeport.

The legislators on Wednesday unveiled the Connecticut Jobs and Revenue Act, which requires the Mashantucket Pequot and Mohegan tribes to spend a minimum of $100 million on an entertainment and gambling facility in Connecticut's most populous city.

In return, the tribes, who own and operate casinos in southeastern Connecticut, would be authorized to conduct sports wagering at Foxwoods Resort Casino and Mohegan Sun, as well as through mobile applications and online. Sports wagering would be taxed at 8% while internet gambling would be taxed at 10%.

The tribes would also pay the state 10% of casino table game revenues. The bill also modernizes the lottery.





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