The Schaghticoke Tribal Nation applied for limited liability corporation status under Special Act 15-7, which allowed the Mohegan Tribal Nation and the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation to explore construction of a third casino.
The state rejected a similar application from MGM Resorts International.
Merrill’s office issued a statement Wednesday admitting it mistakenly granted the application.
“In this case it looks like the application was received in error,” Merrill said.
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