MGM Resorts Sues Connecticut over New Tribal Gaming Act

The complaint, filed in federal district court in Connecticut on August 4, is here: 273548545-MGM-v-Malloy Complaint.

The state law, signed by the Governor on June 19, 2015, is here.

From the complaint:

MGM seeks to have the Act declared invalid and enjoined on two principle bases:

a. The Act violates the Equal Protection Clause because it is a race-based set-aside in favor of the two Preferred Tribes at the expense of all other tribes, races, and entities; and

b. The Act violates the dormant Commerce Clause because it discriminates on its face in favor of the two in-state Preferred Tribes at the expense of out-of-state competitors, all of whom are barred from attempting to develop a casino gaming facility in Connecticut.

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