Casino Expansion Bill Resurrects Push For Open Competition in Connecticut Kenneth R. Gosselin, Hartford Courant · February 6, 2018 at 9:01 pm A bill that would scrap the license for a casino in East Windsor and open up competitive bidding for the state’s first casino off tribal lands is being proposed by legislators in Bridgeport. State lawmakers last year backed giving the tribal operators of Foxwoods Resort Casino and Mohegan Sun the go-ahead to jointly establish the first commercial casino in East Windsor. MGM Resorts International subsequently proposed a casino in Bridgeport. “The process will let every developer with an interest — whether it is MGM or the tribes or anyone else — give it their best shot. It is a process that is consistent with industry best practices, and it’s best for Connecticut,” Rep, Chris Rosario, D-Bridgeport, said in a release Tuesday. The bill calls for a two-step process, first seeking bids and then making a selection.