How casinos came to Connecticut

July 1993
Yankee;Jul93, Vol. 57 Issue 7, p118
Highlights the history of the Foxwoods casino in Connecticut. Treatment of the Mashsantucket Pequot Indian tribe by English colonists; Petition of the Pequots to the federal government, with the help of Senator Lowell Weicker, for their acknowledgement as a tribe; Trust fund to buy back land; Indian Gaming Regulatory Act by Congress in 1988; Controversial building and opening of the Pequot's casino; Earnings; Benefits to the tribe.


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