More casinos in Connecticut's future?

Erica Jacobson

Allowing additional casinos in Connecticut may be the answer to staving off projected drops in slot machine revenue should Massachusetts' proposed casinos open, according to a University of Connecticut professor emeritus of economics.

"You shouldn't just rule out opening the compact," Arthur Wright said during a Tuesday morning at a meeting debuting the winter 2008 issue of The Connecticut Economy journal focusing on the state's casino impact.

The idea got a lukewarm reception from Bruce "Two Dogs" Bozsum.

"That would take a lot of work," he said, "and everybody at the table. That would probably be a very important discussion."