Mayor Toni Harp says MGM, the group behind the casino project, would like New Haven to be home to a casino job training facility.
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“There will be over 2,000 employees that operate the resort, and they will all need to be trained,” said Mayor Harp. “…They’ll be trained right here in New Haven. It’s a great opportunity for people in our city to get jobs at that facility once it’s built.”
The casino will need state approval that’s because the state has a deal with the Mashantucket Pequot and Mohegan tribes who contribute around a quarter billion dollars each year in slot revenues to the state in exchange for rights to operate casinos in Connecticut.