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Study: Casino In Fairfield County Would Bring Economic Benefits

Mohegan Sun, above, and Foxwoods are the two casinos in Connecticut, both in the southeastern part of the state.
Mohegan Sun, above, and Foxwoods are the two casinos in Connecticut, both in the southeastern part of the state. Photo Credit: Contributed

FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. -- Locating a third casino in the state is all about location, and one located in the Bridgeport area would bring the most economic benefits to the state, according to a MGM Resorts International study cited by the Hartford Courant.

The report examined three options: A casino with a cost of $553 million in the Hartford area; no new casinos in the state; and a casino with a cost of $1 billion in the Bridgeport area. The study showed that a casino in Bridgeport would create 5,734 additional jobs versus doing nothing, and the Hartford casino plan would generate 2,080 jobs, reported the Hartford Courant.

The report comes a week after a bill was introduced in the legislature calling for a study of the gaming industry in the state that would examine how a third casino would affect jobs and revenue, and whether other areas of the state should be considered, said the Hartford Courant.

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