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CT Casinos Push For Later Last Call

Jul 9, 2018
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Mohegan Sun and Foxwoods are pushing to keep their casino bars open later. This comes after Massachusetts regulators allowed MGM Springfield to serve alcohol until 4 a.m. 

Opponents of the move such as Michele Mudrick said extended hours could lead to more drunk driving.

"It would increase the already high social costs that casinos have to communities," Mudrick said. 

In the past, the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation has pitched a later last call as a way to increase tax revenue. Now, the tribe says extending hours will keep the Connecticut casinos competitive.

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MGM announced Thursday it plans to open its Springfield, Massachusetts, casino slightly ahead of schedule, on August 24. The news comes amid speculation the casino giant is wavering on its commitment to the project.