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The Connecticut Lottery says in a new report that it was not aware of fraud that was being committed by some retailers until the last stage of its investigation into its 5 Card Cash game. The lottery suspended the game in November 2015 after noticing an unusually high number of winners.

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South Windsor and East Windsor are now also in the running to host the state's proposed third casino. Candidates from those two towns submitted new bids for consideration to the partnership of Connecticut's two federally recognized Indian tribes, the Mashantucket Pequots and Mohegans.

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Health insurer Aetna is looking to reduce its workforce through early retirement, and will also change some of its workforce policies. The Hartford-based company issued a statement saying it wants to position itself for continued growth in 2017 and beyond.

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The tribal partnership that proposed a third casino for Connecticut said it’s heard from new towns that might want to host the facility. But the communities that were originally in the running are finding the process frustrating.

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There is no shortage of places to gamble in the northeast -- with casinos in states like New York, Rhode Island, Pennsylvania and of course Connecticut where high rollers can try their luck at Mohegan Sun or Foxwoods Resort Casino in the southeastern part of the state. And more casinos are on their way. This hour, we get an update on MGM Springfield and where plans stand to open a third casino in North Central Connecticut operated jointly by the Mashantucket Pequot and Mohegan tribes.

One of the four ballot questions Massachusetts voters will decide this November would expand the states five-year-old casino gaming law to allow a second slots parlor to open here in the Bay State. The referendum is being backed by a developer with a very specific plan in mind. Larger resort casinos are already being built in Everett and Springfield, and the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe is attempting to place the states third resort casino in southeastern Massachusetts. The Plainridge Park Casino,...

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New details about the fatal incident at Foxwoods Resort Casino have been released by state police. Early reports stated an armed casino patron was shot and killed by a tribal police officer, but later statements said the man died after falling from the fourth floor of a parking garage when shots were fired.

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The partnership of two tribes that’s planning to build a third casino in north central Connecticut has been criticized for soliciting more bids as its picks a site for the facility. But the tribes said that decision is all about transparency.

Casino giant MGM International won't get its wish for more details about negotiations for a potential casino at Bradley International Airport.

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The Schaghticoke Tribal Nation has withdrawn its lawsuit against the state of Connecticut over plans for a third casino.

Daily fantasy sports sites may soon resume operations in New York: Gov. Andrew Cuomo has signed a state law legalizing the multibillion-dollar industry. Fantasy sports sites DraftKings and FanDuel suspended operations earlier this year , after the state's attorney general, Eric Schneiderman, sued them for violating state law. Schneiderman said that placing bets on fantasy sports was essentially gambling, which is illegal in New York. The sites argued they were games of skill, and petitioned...

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Gas prices have hit a 12-year low for July according to AAA.

MGM Resorts International has suffered a setback in a bid to block development of a casino in Connecticut that would be a direct competitor to the $950 million casino the Las Vegas-based company is building in Springfield, Massachusetts.

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A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit by casino developer MGM Resorts International challenging the constitutionality of a Connecticut law creating a process for a possible third casino along the Massachusetts border.

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An outdoor adventure park and a synthetic ski slope could be just some of the elements of a new development the Mohegan Tribe will undertake on the old Norwich State Hospital site.

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Connecticut lawmakers are not going to pursue a state study of a proposed third casino.

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Casino mogul Steve Wynn said he doesn't care about a rival casino being developed south of Boston by the Mashpee Wampanoag tribe.

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It was a battle of dueling economic reports before the state legislature Thursday as lawmakers considered whether to commission yet another study on the impact of a potential third casino.

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Connecticut is the latest state to consider regulating the fast-growing fantasy sports industry.

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MGM Resorts International, the gaming group building a casino in Springfield, is now funding a lawsuit by the Schaghticoke Tribal Nation against Connecticut’s proposed third casino.

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MGM International wants to give Connecticut a little advice about siting its proposed new casino. The gaming group has released a study which says if Connecticut put a third casino somewhere in Fairfield County, it would generate more revenue and more jobs.

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Just three towns are still in the running to host Connecticut’s potential third casino. The two tribes partnering on the development announced Wednesday that East Windsor’s bid has been unsuccessful.

Additional hearings have been scheduled to review the latest plans for the $950 million MGM Springfield casino. The Springfield City Council, which has already held four hearings on the site plan for the resort casino, has scheduled two additional hearings later this month. City Council President Mike Fenton said he’s been assured by MGM officials that the extended review will not hold up the construction of the casino which is scheduled to open in 2018. " This hearing schedule the council is...

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The art of the con can be pretty fascinating, but we often make the mistake of thinking we’re not vulnerable. One hustler stopped by WNPR to demonstrate how it’s done.

The Springfield City Council is conducting a final review of the plans for the $950 million MGM casino. The council is tentatively scheduled to vote Tuesday after holding a fourth public hearing on the casino project site plan. However, Council President Mike Fenton said he’ll set additional time for deliberations if necessary. "It is possible to extend ( the hearings) should we need further public input or councilors have additional questions," he said. Fenton said the council won’t be...

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