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Police Supervisor Investigated

The state's public safety commissioner is looking into allegations that a state police major has been playing the slot machines at the Foxwoods Resort Casino in violation of his own orders.

Connecticut Lawmakers Vote to Waive Lottery Deadline

News Brief: In 1997, Clarence D. Jackson didn’t cashed in his $5.8 million winning lottery ticket because he missed the one-year deadline by three days. Yesterday, the Connecticut House voted to give him the money.

Anti-Casino Crusader Compares Connecticut to Chernobyl

News Brief: As far as the Rev. Tom Grey is concerned, southeastern Connecticut, home to two of the world's largest and most profitable casinos, is Chernobyl.

Connecticut Slots Have Winter Blahs

News Brief: Fewer weekend days and the clinging winter weather combined to make March a so-so month for slot machine revenue at Foxwoods Resort Casino and Mohegan Sun.

Connecticut Casino Watchdog Under Investigation

News Brief: Connecticut police have begun an inquiry into complaints that a state police major who oversees the casino unit has been regularly gambling at Foxwoods Resort Casino, in violation of his own orders.

Anti-Casino Crusader in Connecticut

News Brief: Tom Grey arrived in Connecticut this week, lugging his overstuffed briefcase and brimming with new tactics to derail casinos.

Man Jumps from Connecticut Casino Hotel Room

News Brief: A 27-year-old Wethersfield man jumped to his death from the 28th floor of the Mohegan Sun hotel Tuesday afternoon.

More Players Choosing Slots

News Brief: The high odds of losing money at a table game are making some gamblers balk at stepping up to a table in favor of a slot machine.

Connecticut Casino Lawsuits to Proceed

News Brief: Lawsuits that threaten to expose the cozy relationship between wealthy casino investors and Indian tribes seeking federal recognition will go forward in Connecticut court, a judge has ruled.

Connecticut Casinos Blamed for Massachusetts Tracks' Problems

News Brief: Some experts are blaming Connecticut’s casinos for Massachusetts’ decline in attendance and betting.

For Some Foxwoods Workers, Bus is Ticket to a Better Life

News Brief: Ursula Scott, sober and employed at 42 after struggling for 20 years with a substance abuse problem, was not going to quietly accept the news that bus service from Hartford to Foxwoods Resort Casino would be discontinued.

Connecticut Casinos Differ in Accounting Methods

News Brief: Mohegan Sun and Foxwoods Resort Casino are using different methods to account for the tickets issued by some slot machines after players have finished betting.

Casino Workers Can Fight Firings

News Brief: Lacking a union, Mohegan Sun and Foxwoods employees can appeal if they think they've been treated unfairly.

BIA Ruling Ignites Connecticut Lawmakers

News Brief: State Attorney General Richard Blumenthal wants a moratorium on recognition of American Indian tribes, while lawmakers in Hartford considered a bill that would limit tribes to opening casinos only on their reservations.

Connecticut Casinos Battle for Slot Revenue

News Brief: Foxwoods Resort Casino ‘out-handled’ Mohegan Sun last month but Mohegan Sun beat Foxwoods in wins.

Connecticut Lawmakers Consider Casino Roadblocks

News Brief: Lawmakers are considering several proposals that could throw roadblocks at Indian tribes considering casinos in Connecticut.

Connecticut Casino Workers Fight for Bus Ride

News Brief: Some casino workers depend on buses to make the long ride from Hartford to southeastern Connecticut. However, some lawmakers are calling for an end for the state-funded bus program.

Connecticut Woman Sentenced for Embezzlement

News Brief: The former city employee who embezzled more than $78,000 from the city and gambled it at casinos will spend the next two years in prison.

Connecticut Launches Gambling Awareness Week

News Brief: On the eve of Connecticut’s third annual Problem Gambling Awareness Week, professionals in the field said state residents are more conscious than ever of the pitfalls of placing too many bets.

Casinos Not Good Place for Counterfeiters

News Brief: A casino would seem like a great place to pass counterfeit money. Not so, according to the resident agent in charge of the U.S. Secret Service bureau in New Haven, Connecticut.

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