Connecticut Poker Rooms
Connecticut is home to two prominent Indian casinos: Foxwoods Resort Casino in Ledyard and Mohegan Sun in Uncasville. These casinos are operated on tribal lands under the federal Indian Gaming Regulatory Act by the state’s two federally recognized tribes, the Mashantucket Pequot Tribe and the Mohegan Tribe. There have been discussions about a third casino in East Windsor, jointly owned by the two tribes, but it has faced legal challenges.
Tribal gaming in Connecticut began in 1986 with the opening of a high-stakes bingo parlor on the Mashantucket Pequot reservation. This was after a court ruling stated that state bingo regulations did not apply on the tribe’s sovereign land. The operation expanded to include table games in 1992 and slot machines in 1993. The Mohegan Tribe, which gained federal recognition in 1992, opened its casino in 1996.
The tribes pay 25% of their slot machine revenue to the state. This arrangement is in exchange for the state maintaining its prohibition on slot machines outside of the two tribal casinos.