HARTFORD – Bridgeport and Connecticut’s two Native American tribes are close to a deal that would bring a casino worth at least $350 million to the state’s largest city.
The Connecticut Post reports that Mayor Joe Ganim, legislators and the tribes held several meetings Thursday to negotiate a deal.
Any plan would need approval from state lawmakers and the governor.
There have been efforts for decades to bring a casino to the city, a history that included now-President Donald Trump in the early 1990s. MGM has also proposed a casino.
The tribes’ plan appears more likely to win approval in the General Assembly – where the tribes’ supporters have fought MGM for years.
Democratic Rep. Chris Rosario, who has participated in the negotiations, says “We’re trying to find a happy medium.”