The Associated Press
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - Officials say two American Indian tribes will pay the state of Connecticut $25 million in slot revenues to compensate for promotions that allowed gamblers to use slots for free.
Connecticut Attorney General Richard Blumenthal and the state Division of Special Revenue announced the settlement Wednesday.
At issue were promotions by the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation, which runs Foxwoods Resort Casino, and by the Mohegan Tribe, which runs the Mohegan Sun.
Connecticut officials say the casinos offered some patrons coupons or electronic credits that allowed gamblers freeuse of the machines. They say the tribes owe the state money because 25 percent of the casinos' gross operating revenues from slot machines is supposed to go to the state.