Mayor Harp speaks on proposed Bridgeport casino, New Haven training facility

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH) — New Haven is hoping that Bridgeport’s plan to bring a casino to the city’s waterfront will also provide an economic boost to The Elm City.

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.

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