BRIDGEPORT — Hours before MGM Resorts International CEO James Murren was set to make a keynote address at the Bridgeport Regional Business Council’s annual dinner, the Mohegan and Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nations threw a jab at the Las Vegas company’s local plans.

The tribes, whose partnership is MMCT, posted a video Tuesday afternoon, disputing MGM’s plans to open a casino and resort in Bridgeport.

The 30-second video cited previous soundbites of Murren discussing the company’s plans for the city, starting with a September address where he talked about the project’s benefit to the city and the state.

The video may be found at by clicking here.

The video also included part of Murren’s Nov. 8 quarterly conference call with investors and financial analysts during which he said MGM Springfield would be the company’s “last major development projected here in the United States.”

The video concluded with the tagline “Connecticut isn’t getting an MGM Casino, Connecticut is getting played,” driving home the tribes’ thoughts about the Bridgeport-based project.

Following his keynote address Tuesday evening, Murren debunked the video’s message, saying it was in “sad taste.”

While he did not discuss his Novemeber conference call during his speech, Murren said not mentioning Bridgeport was not indicative of MGM’

“When you’re a multi-billion-dollar company, and you have 18 minutes to talk about your company globally and you don’t mention Bridgeport, Connecticut or Atlanta, Georgia or specifically what I’m doing in the Middle East or in China, and then try to connect some dots that don’t exist.”

Murren continued by putting the conference call into context.

“I think I’m pretty clear on what I say and believe,” Murren said. “I’m not allowed to operate in Connecticut. I’m not allowed to operate in Georgia either. I’m spending a lot of time in Atlanta. I didn’t mention Atlanta, Georgia on my conference call, and I didn’t Bridgeport, Connecticut. I view them very similarly. I announced a year and half ago, in Atlanta, that should Georgia pass a gaming law, I would be very interested in building an integrated resort in Atlanta, but they haven’t, and that’s why I didn’t mention Atlanta on my conference call and that’s why I didn’t mention Bridgeport.”