MGM Resorts International Global Gaming Development, LLC v. Malloy, No. 16-2158 (2d Cir. 2017)Annotate this Case
MGM filed suit claiming that Special Act 15‐7 of the Connecticut General Assembly placed it at a competitive disadvantage in the state's gaming industry. The Act creates a special registration pathway for the state's two federally recognized Indian tribes to apply to build commercial casinos on non‐Indian land. The Second Circuit affirmed the district court's dismissal of the complaint, holding that any competitive harms imposed by the Act were too speculative to support Article III standing. In this case, MGM failed to allege any specific plans to develop a casino in Connecticut.
The court issued a subsequent related opinion or order on August 2, 2017.