A former Connecticut Attorney General filed suit in 2006 to require the casinos to pay the same tax rate on free play as they do on regular slot wins.

“This was an easy one,” said Chuck Bunnell, the Mohigans’ chief of staff. “We have a different attorney general and all the states around us are taxing at different levels.”

New York casinos, as well as casinos in Pennsylvania, pay much lower taxes, if any, on free play. The new agreement will put Connecticut casinos on a level playing field.

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