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.