CONNECTICUT COULD GAIN ANOTHER CASINO

December 02, 2001 12:18 AM
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Western Connecticut could be the site for a new Indian-owned casino.

The Schaghticoke Indians hope to gain federal recognition next year on a site off I-84 between Waterbury and Danbury for a gambling casino.

Richard L. Velky, chief of the 300-member Schaghticoke Tribal Nation, declined to name specific locations for a possible casino. He said the tribe's prime concern is to become a federally recognized tribe.

Serious discussion about a casino's location is a year off, according to Velky.