Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Update on the Tribal Nations' Casino Site

It's been quite a whirlwind here this fall so far. Since the announcement of the choice of Pearce Commercial Real Estate to manage the search for a new casino site in northern Connecticut, we've been all casinos, all the time.  We bought into a very aggressive time frame, as well as a clear sense of having an open, inclusive, and transparent process in which everyone can participate on a fair footing.

We were committed to putting out the RFP by the end of September, and we achieved that goal.  Now we are fielding written inquiries, and posting them, with answers, on an FAQ page.  The responses are due by November 6th, and then the vetting of sites begins. We hope to wrap everything up as soon as possible after that. 

All of us have learned a lot about the gaming industry, and I always love learning new things.  We have enjoyed working with the two tribes, especially in light of the fact that this is a groundbreaking venture--the first time ever that two tribes have come together to build a facility jointly.  It promises to continue to be interesting and challenging, and we will be burning the midnight oil for some weeks to come!

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