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MTGA reaches settlement agreement with former top executive who resigned abruptly

Bobby Soper, the Mohegan Tribal Gaming Authority chief executive whose abrupt resignation in February came amid a review of financial irregularities at the authority’s Pennsylvania casino, has agreed to a settlement that requires the authority to keep paying him through next February, according to a regulatory filing.

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8/16/2017

article Tensions haven’t affected Mohegans’ South Korea project
(South Korea) -- An easing in U.S.-North Korea tensions was welcome news Wednesday for Mohegan tribal officials pursuing development of a $1.6 billion casino resort in...
article Mohegan Sun president says popular shows help drive success
(Connecticut) -- Mohegan Sun posted another month of gains from its slot machines as July revenue rose 3.5 percent from a year ago. Foxwoods Resort Casino’s...

8/13/2017

article Your next job may be at casino
(Pennsylvania) -- Mohegan Sun Pocono in Plains Twp. will host a career fair Monday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. in the Keystone Grand Ballroom. Full- and part-time positions...

8/11/2017

article Q&A: Mohegan Sun Rising in the Online Marketplace
(Connecticut) -- Last month Mohegan Sun was voted the No. 1 casino in the U.S. by readers of USA Today. The Connecticut-based brand, operated by the Mohegan Tribe,...

8/9/2017

article In A Big Year, DJ Khaled Stops At Mohegan
(Connecticut) -- DJ Khaled's collaboration with Rihanna, "Wild Thoughts," released in mid-June, could be the slow-burn tune of late-summer 2017. It's a...

8/5/2017

article Mohegan Sun Pocono cuts 7 management jobs
(Pennsylvania) -- Seven people in management positions at Mohegan Sun Pocono casino in Plains Twp. were notified Tuesday that their jobs were eliminated, according to...
article Gambler sentenced for defrauding Pa. casino out of thousands
(Pennsylvania) -- A gambler has been sentenced to 18 months in prison for his role in a scheme that defrauded a Pennsylvania casino of more than $420,000.
article Man who bilked casino says he’s sorry, gets 18 months
(Pennsylvania) -- As the judge handed down the sentence Friday morning, gambler Mark Joseph Heltzel wiped his eyes. For his involvement in an inside job to defraud...

8/4/2017

article 7 lose management positions in Mohegan Sun Pocono reorganization
(Connecticut) -- A reorganization at Mohegan Sun Pocono this week has left seven employees, director level and above, out of a job. According to Cody Chapman, public...
article Prince’s band, The Revolution, pays tribute to him at Mohegan Sun’s Wolf Den
(Connecticut) -- Prince is gone but The Revolution, the original band he formed and played with during his “Purple Rain” era, will pay tribute to him at...
article Kenny Chesney enters Walk of Fame at Mohegan Sun Arena
(Connecticut) -- Fans of Kenny Chesney, known as the No Shoes Nation, will be descending on Mohegan Sun Arena , as the country star takes the stage for two shows,...
article Federal prison awaits Dallas man who gambled away ‘American dream’
(Texas) -- Mark Heltzel was living “the American dream.” But a loving family and the prosperity brought by a successful career in finance was gambled away...
article Gambler in casino scam sentenced to serve 18 months
(Pennsylvania) -- As the judge handed down the sentence Friday morning, gambler Mark Joseph Heltzel wiped his eyes. For his involvement in an inside job to defraud...

8/3/2017

article Goo Goo Dolls' bassist talks touring, new EP before Boston, Mohegan Sun Casino shows
(Massachusetts) -- As most musicians around long enough to remember the era before streaming music - also known as the 1990s - understand the challenges of simply...

8/2/2017

article Management positions cut at Mohegan Tribe’s Pa. casino
(Pennsylvania) -- Seven management positions have been eliminated at Mohegan Sun Pocono, the Mohegan Tribe-owned casino in Wilkes-Barre, Pa., a Mohegan Sun spokesman...

7/31/2017

article Mohegan Sun to break ground in South Korea by end of year
(South Korea) -- Mohegan Gaming & Entertainment (MGE), headquartered in Uncasville, Connecticut announced late last week that the company plans to break ground on...
article Mohegan Sun to start South Korean project
(South Korea) -- American casino company Mohegan Sun announced the beginning of its South Korean project. In the upcoming months, the consortium led by Mohegan Tribal...
article US tribal casino operator plans South Korea casino before end of the year
(South Korea) -- The US Mohegan tribe, which operates the Mohegan Sun land-based casino in Connecticut, is reportedly planning to start building a new casino in Incheon...
article Attorney: Gambler ensnared in Mohegan Sun scheme ‘succumbed to temptation’
(Pennsylvania) -- Seduced by the bright lights and allure of the new casino in town, Mark Heltzel gave in to temptation, first snubbing his wife and daughters before...
article Gambler involved in casino scam deserves leniency, family says
(Pennsylvania) -- The gambler central to a scheme to defraud Mohegan Sun Pocono out of more than $420,000 has suffered “catastrophic consequences” for his...

7/29/2017

article Mohegan Gaming and Entertainment has sights set on South Korea
(South Korea) -- US regional casino operator Mohegan Gaming and Entertainment has officially confirmed its plans to start building a casino resort in South Korea by the...
press release The Traveling Spa Team at The Hyatt Place Mohegan Offers Tips to Mohegan Sun Area Visitors on Playing and Staying on a Budget
(Connecticut) -- Play Monday-Thursday instead of the weekend, saving a budget savvy traveler hundreds of dollars. During the week there are free shows and discounted...

7/28/2017

article Mohegan Sun eyes to break ground for S. Korea’s casino before year-end
(South Korea) -- It’s all systems go for U.S. tribal casino operator Mohegan Sun’s planned casino project in Incheon, South Korea. Mohegan Sun eyes to break...

7/27/2017

article Mohegan Sun to break ground for Korea scheme by end 2017
(South Korea) -- U.S. regional tribal casino operator Mohegan Gaming and Entertainment says it plans to start construction of its new casino resort in Incheon, near...
article Mohegan Sun parent’s profit brightens on rebound
(Connecticut) -- Mohegan Sun Casino’s parent entity reported a 68 percent increase in fiscal third quarter profit thanks in part to gains in Connecticut gambling...
article Mohegan tribe's 3Q profits up 68%
(Connecticut) -- The tribal operator of Mohegan Sun, which is plotting growth in Connecticut and internationally, said Thursday its third quarter profits surged 68.1...

7/26/2017

article Mohegan Sun earns top USA Today ranking
(Connecticut) -- Mohegan Sun has been named the most popular casino in the U.S., as part of USA Today's 10 Best Readers' Choice Awards. The Uncasville casino...
article Mohegan Tribe dethrones Pechanga Band to win USA Today poll of casinos
(Connecticut) -- Call it a battle of East vs. West as the Mohegan Tribe dethroned the Pechanga Band of Luiseno Indians to win USA Today's poll of best casinos in the...
article Readers rank Mohegan Sun #1 casino in the U.S.
(Connecticut) -- The Mohegan Sun casino in Uncasville has been ranked as the top casino in the United States, according to this year’s USA TODAY 10Best Readers...

7/25/2017

article Mohegan Sun named number one casino in readers choice awards
(Connecticut) -- A recent report named a Connecticut casino the best in the nation. Mohegan Sun was announced as the number one in USA Today’s 10Best Readers...

7/24/2017

article Queen with Adam Lambert thrill Mohegan Sun Casino crowd (review, photos)
(Connecticut) -- After touring on and off with Queen guitarist Brian May and drummer Roger Taylor for six years, Adam Lambert still finds it necessary to explain himself...

7/23/2017

article Queen with Adam Lambert thrill Mohegan Sun Casino crowd (review, photos)
(Connecticut) -- After touring on and off with Queen guitarist Brain May and drummer Roger Taylor for six years, Adam Lambert still finds it necessary to explain himself...

7/21/2017

article Mohegan Sun Hires Industry Vet John Washko as VP of Convention Sales
(Connecticut) -- John Washko has been appointed the new vice-president of exhibitions and convention sales at Mohean Sun in Uncasville, CT.
article John Washko Named New VP Convention Sales for Mohegan Sun
(Connecticut) -- Mohegan Sun has announced the hiring of John Washko as vice president of exhibitions and conventions sales. Washko has held previous executive level...
press release Mohegan Gaming & Entertainment Invites You to Join Its Third Quarter Fiscal 2017 Operating Results Conference Call
(Connecticut) -- Mohegan Gaming & Entertainment, or MGE, will host a conference call and simultaneous webcast regarding its third quarter fiscal 2017 operating...

7/18/2017

article Farmington Man Wins Big at Mohegan Sun Casino
(Connecticut) -- A Farmington resident hit the big time at a blackjack table Wednesday at the Mohegan Sun Casino, winning a Super 4 Diamonds bonus jackpot totaling $347,...

7/17/2017

article Mohegan Sun records $49.2 million in slot revenues for June
(Connecticut) -- As it pushes ahead with the plan to build a Connecticut casino in partnership with the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation, the federally-recognized...

7/14/2017

article Mohegan Sun reports higher slot revenue for June
(Connecticut) -- The Mohegan Sun Casino reported June slot machine revenue of just over $49.2 million on Friday, an increase of 7.65% percent from the same period last...
article Mohegan Sun slots profit up 8 percent in June
(Connecticut) -- Mohegan Sun’s slot machine revenue rose 8 percent in June from a year earlier but was down compared with May. The Uncasville-based casino finished...

7/12/2017

article EB, Mohegan Sun hiring boosts housing market
(Connecticut) -- Aggressive hiring by submarine maker Electric Boat and Mohegan Sun casino helped Eastern Connecticut’s housing market post a strong second quarter.

7/9/2017

article Marohn, Jr. sweeps both features at Pocono Downs
(Pennsylvania) -- Driver Jim Marohn Jr. accounted for both winners in the $20,000 features Saturday night at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono, taking the pace with Dancin...
article Concert Review: Back to the Future show hits Mohegan
(Connecticut) -- One of the biggest nostalgia tours of the summer concert season is making the rounds. New Kids on the Block are performing with Paula Abdul and Boyz II...
article Hundreds of motorcyclists participate in MDA Ride
(Connecticut) -- Hundreds of motorcyclists hit the wide-open roads for the annual MDA Benefit Ride and Concert on Sunday. This year they had hoped to set a Guinness...

7/7/2017

article Tribe lights ceremonial fire to cleanse development site
(Connecticut) -- The Mohegan Tribe has lit a ceremonial fire on the grounds of a lot across the river from its giant casino where it is planning construction of a new...
article Mohegan Sun Golf Club rolling out golf academy
(Connecticut) -- The Mohegan Sun Golf Club is introducing the Mohegan Sun Golf Academy this weekend at the club in Baltic, a short drive from Mohegan Sun. Led by PGA...

7/6/2017

article Mohegan tribal cleansing ceremony underway at former Norwich Hospital
(Connecticut) -- Former Norwich Hospital employees, government officials and observers from Rhode Island and southeastern Connecticut participated in a cleansing...

7/1/2017

article Preston: Small town on the verge of something big
(Connecticut) -- This quiet farming town isn't used to such attention. Calls are coming in from officials in larger cities and towns, and from economic development...

6/30/2017

article Mohegan Sun Casino gets new boost in energy
(Pennsylvania) -- A $3 million cogeneration energy plant has opened at Mohegan Sun Pocono and is projected to save the casino money on energy costs.
article Millennials, muscle cars and money: Barrett-Jackson northeast auction slays second year
(Connecticut) -- Scottsdale-based lifestyle car auction Barrett-Jackson wrapped up it’s second annual northeast auction in Connecticut last week, getting the gears...

6/29/2017

press release Mohegan’s Summer series July 26-30 in CT
(Connecticut) -- Mohegan Sun hosts the Summer Poker Showdown from July 26-30, featuring five events, including a $1,100 main event with a $100K guarantee. The series...

6/28/2017

article After 15 Years, Mohegan Sun Arena and WNBA Going Strong
(Connecticut) -- It’s been 15 years since the WNBA’s Connecticut Sun set up shop at Mohegan Sun Arena. It was an unusual move, to be sure: for decades...
article Casino-owned Sun will celebrate their 15th season
(Connecticut) -- It’s been 15 years since the Connecticut Sun joined the WNBA, and right from the start, Mitchell Etess knew the team could be prosperous on and...

6/26/2017

article Barrett-Jackson event at Mohegan Sun drives sales of more than $24 million
(Connecticut) -- Barrett-Jackson’s 2nd Annual Northeast Auction generated $23.5 million in sales of collector cars last week at Mohegan Sun, the Scottsdale, Ariz.-...

6/24/2017

article Sun remain a constant in an arena that continues to thrive
(Connecticut) -- Mohegan — It's a monument, really, to Mitchell Etess, the man mostly responsible for the smartest business decision the Mohegan Tribe ever...
article Sun Stakes Saturday Elims Underway
(Pennsylvania) -- The elimination round for Sun Stakes Saturday is currently underway at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono and Trot Insider will be providing updates on...
article Sam Morril headlines at Comix at Mohegan Sun
(Connecticut) -- Sam Morril describes himself as a stand-up comic, gentleman, actor and writer — in that order. Described as “one of the fastest-rising stand...
article Fuel Barrett-Jackson Northeast: Why You Want To Show Up Early To Mohegan Sun
(Connecticut) -- If you plan on going to Barrett-Jackson Northeast, this year or next, when you decide to come could make all the difference. People often assume that...

6/21/2017

article Mohegan Sun Pocono to drop popular casino events and will charge for valet parking
(Connecticut) -- The casino events calendar at the Mohegan Sun Pocono will be a bit lighter this year as the Plains Township casino plans to discontinue a few of its...

6/20/2017

article Mohegan Sun’s parent company has a new name
(Connecticut) -- Mohegan Sun's parent company has a new name: Mohegan Gaming & Entertainment, or MGE. The Mohegan Tribal Gaming Authority, as the company was...
article Former Mohegan Sun Pocono exec sentenced in money-laundering scheme
(Pennsylvania) -- A former executive at Mohegan Sun Pocono, the Mohegan Tribe's racetrack casino in Wilkes-Barre, Pa., was sentenced last week in federal court to 32...

6/19/2017

article Mohegan Tribal Gaming Authority becomes Mohegan Gaming & Entertainment
(Connecticut) -- The Mohegan Tribal Gaming Authority recently changed its name to Mohegan Gaming & Entertainment. The name change represents the growing domestic and...
article Mohegan Sun dropping popular casino events, will soon charge for valet
(Pennsylvania) -- Big changes are coming to Mohegan Sun Pocono. For the first time in years, the Plains Twp. casino will not hold a fireworks display for the July 4...
article Former Mohegan Sun manager sentenced for money laundering
(Pennsylvania) -- The United States Attorney's Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced Monday that a former Mohegan Sun manager has been sentenced...
article Former Mohegan Sun Pocono Exec Sentenced to 32 Months for Bogus Loyalty Card Scheme
(Pennsylvania) -- A former executive at the Mohegan Sun Pocono in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania has been sentenced to 32 months for his role in a scheme that involved the...

6/18/2017

article Classic cars kick off Barrett Jackson auction at Mohegan Sun
(Connecticut) -- It was a smooth ride for 68-year-old Tom Becker until he pulled into a parking lot at Mohegan Sun early Saturday evening. After nearly 200 miles and...

6/17/2017

article Former casino VP to serve 32 months in jail
(Pennsylvania) -- Former Mohegan Sun Pocono casino Vice President Robert Pellegrini will spend 32 months in prison for his admitted role in a money-laundering scam that...
article Journey has fans believin' at Mohegan Sun Casino (review)
(Connecticut) -- For many bands, losing a member as important as the lead singer - especially one whose voice adorned their greatest hits - represents the beginning of...

6/16/2017

article Name change for the Mohegan Tribal Gaming Authority
(Connecticut) -- In the United States, casino operator the Mohegan Tribal Gaming Authority has announced that it has changed its name to Mohegan Gaming and Entertainment...
article Former Mohegan Sun Pocono casino exec sentenced to prison
(Pennsylvania) -- The house always wins, and it beat Robert Pellegrini at his own game of stealing from his employer. The admitted gambler who held an executive post at...
article Former Mohegan Sun VP sentenced to 32 months in prison for casino scam
(Pennsylvania) -- Former Mohegan Sun Pocono casino Vice President Robert Pellegrini will spend 32 months in prison for his admitted role in a money-laundering scam that...

6/15/2017

article Mohegan Sun Tribal Operator Changes Name To Promote Entertainment
(Connecticut) -- The tribal operator of the Mohegan Sun announced Thursday a name change intended to promote its entertainment business in addition to its 21-year-old...

6/14/2017

article Barrett-Jackson collector car auction coming to Mohegan Sun Casino
(Connecticut) -- It is billed as an "automotive lifestyle event," fully loaded with activities for the whole family. Barrett-Jackson is kicking off its 2nd...

6/11/2017

article Graduations pay off for Mohegan Sun Arena
(Pennsylvania) -- Graduation ceremonies at Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza have generated more than $155,000 in revenue since 2015 for the Luzerne County Convention...
article Neil Diamond dazzles sold-out Mohegan Sun crowd
(Connecticut) -- The title of Neil Diamond's current musical trek -- "The 50 Year Anniversary World Tour" -- slightly understates the longevity and...
article Journey to rock Mohegan Sun, with special guest Asia
(Connecticut) -- Jonathan Cain, longtime keyboardist and rhythm guitarist of Journey, had just finished a three-week gig with the band when we reached him by phone....
article Wheelchair users get VIP treatment at casino’s Party on the Patio event
(Pennsylvania) -- People in wheelchairs got a good view of the stage at Thursday night’s Party on the Patio at Mohegan Sun Pocono casino. The wheelchair-accessible...

6/9/2017

article Casino moves wheelchair seating for Party on the Patio
(Pennsylvania) -- People in wheelchairs got a good view of the stage at Thursday night’s Party on the Patio at Mohegan Sun Pocono casino. The wheelchair-accessible...

6/6/2017

article Pennsylvania casino apologizing over 'handicap' concert area
(Pennsylvania) -- A Pennsylvania casino is apologizing after people with disabilities complained that seating arrangements for weekly tribute band concerts are...

6/2/2017

press release Mohegan Sun Pocono Celebrates Completion of UGI Performance Solutions Combined Heat and Power Project
(Connecticut) -- Mohegan Sun Pocono celebrates completion of UGI Performance Solutions Combined Heat and Power Project with a special ribbon cutting ceremony and tours...

5/27/2017

article Pocono's Horse For The Course
(Pennsylvania) -- If you ever look up the term “horses for courses” in the dictionary, it’s 1-20 odds that you'll find a picture of Luck Be Withyou...

5/23/2017

article Mohegan Sun officials stress vigilance in wake of Ariana Grande concert attack
(Connecticut) -- Mohegan Sun officials said Tuesday they recognize the need to be “extra vigilant” following an attack that killed 22 people and injured 59...

5/22/2017

article Mohegan Sun Casino readies for 3 food festivals, adds al fresco dining spot
(Connecticut) -- Mohegan Sun Casino is turning up the heat this summer. In addition to three food and drink festivals on tap this summer, the Uncasville, Conn., casino...
article NFL legend Joe Montana makes stop at Mohegan Sun
(Pennsylvania) -- San Francisco 49ers fans don’t come more passionate than Nancy Evans. The 77-year-old Cresco native has a spare bedroom in her house dedicated to...

5/21/2017

article Pocono: Fear The Dragon foils Huntsville in Pennsylvania Sire Stakes
(Pennsylvania) -- In Pennsylvania Sire Stakes action for 3-year-old colt and gelding pacers on Sunday night at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs, all eyes were on Huntsville...

5/15/2017

article Mohegan tribe looks to partner with E. Windsor facility
(Connecticut) -- The Mohegan tribe, owners of the Mohegan Sun, said Monday they have started talks with Elegant Clinical Services in East Windsor to help provide...

5/14/2017

article Cup Eligible Miso Fast Wins At Pocono
(Pennsylvania) -- Driver Matt Kakaley and trainer Ron Burke teamed to take both the $20,000 featured trot and an $18,000 co-featured pace over a sloppy track on Sunday...

5/10/2017

article Mohegan’s project in South Korea moves forward
(South Korea) -- Mohegan Sun president and CEO Mitchell Etess has announced that the company “executed important agreements with the Incheon International Airport...

5/9/2017

article Mohegan Sun Moving Forward With Incheon Casino in South Korea Despite Region’s Political Unease
(South Korea) -- Mohegan Sun revealed this week during a conference call that its $1.6 billion casino resort named Inspire in the South Korean city of Incheon is a go.
article Mohegan Tribal Gaming Authority signs Inspire Integrated Resort deal
(South Korea) -- American tribal casino operator the Mohegan Tribal Gaming Authority has reportedly “executed important agreements” with Incheon...
article CT Sun center of casino’s entertainment universe
(Connecticut) -- The journey to Connecticut for New England's only Women's National Basketball Association (WNBA) franchise began 15 years and four months ago,...
article United Way bestows highest honor on Mohegan Sun and its employees
(Connecticut) -- United Way of Southeastern Connecticut presented its highest honor, the Chairman’s Award of Excellence, to Mohegan Sun and its employees last...

5/8/2017

article CT Sun center of casino’s entertainment universe
(Connecticut) -- The journey to Connecticut for New England's only Women's National Basketball Association (WNBA) franchise began 15 years and four months ago,...

5/7/2017

article The Mohegan Sun Helps Kick Off The Kentucky Derby!
(Pennsylvania) -- People at the Mohegan Sun Pocono in Plains Township lined up to cheer on the horses and jockeys. Derby enthusiasts began filing into the casino early...

5/2/2017

article Slot revenues down at Mohegan Sun Pocono
(Pennsylvania) -- Mohegan Sun Pocono saw its April gross revenue from slot machines drop by more than 5 percent compared to 2016, according to a report released by the...

4/30/2017

article United States Supreme Court overturns Mohegan Indian Tribe ruling
(Connecticut) -- The United States Supreme Court has overturned an earlier ruling from the Connecticut Supreme Court by deciding that the sovereign immunity of the...

4/29/2017

article Mohegans’ development plan could benefit Norwich and beyond
(Connecticut) -- At her home in Honolulu, Mary Martill Whitworth read an online newspaper article last summer about the pending deal between Preston and the Mohegan...

4/28/2017

article Mohegan Sun names two new directors
(Connecticut) -- Mohegan Sun has promoted Don Sikorski to director of shops and hired Lynn Agnello as director of sponsorships. Sikorski oversees the 225,000-square-foot...
article Robert Randolph and the Family Band to play Mohegan Sun in Uncasville, CT
(Connecticut) -- Robert Randolph and The Family Band will headline the Wolf Den at Mohegan Sun. The group is schedule to play the casino on May 6 at 8 p.m. Wolf Den...

4/25/2017

article The Ginormous Royal Suite at Mohegan Sun Casino Is For Ultra High-Rollers Only
(Connecticut) -- Even though Mohegan Sun Resort & Casino is situated on Connecticut's picturesque Thames River, it's still the perfect destination for those...

4/22/2017

article Descendant wants historic cemetery on former Norwich Hospital property protected
(Connecticut) -- Few people probably know that a son of pilgrim William Brewster, a signer of the Mayflower Compact, is buried on a small piece of land surrounded by the...

4/20/2017

article Mohegan Head Says Casino Theft Not Reason For CEO's Exit [sub req.]
(Connecticut) -- The Mohegan Tribe's leader insisted Thursday that the February resignation of former Mohegan Tribal Gaming Authority President and CEO Robert Soper...
article Mohegan Tribe Signs Deal for Former Hospital Site
(Connecticut) -- The Town of Preston officials pulled out their pens on Wednesday to approve the Mohegan Tribal Gaming Authority's plan to redevelop the former...

4/19/2017

article MTGA reaches settlement agreement with former top executive who resigned abruptly
(Connecticut) -- Bobby Soper, the Mohegan Tribal Gaming Authority chief executive whose abrupt resignation in February came amid a review of financial irregularities at...
article Washington Casino Co-Developed By Mohegans To Open Next Week
(Washington) -- A casino and entertainment complex in the state of Washington that was co-developed by the Mohegan Tribal Gaming Authority will open Monday, another step...
press release Mohegan Tribal Gaming Authority Announces Closing Of Financing For Construction Of Exposition And Convention Center
(Connecticut) -- The Mohegan Tribal Gaming Authority, or the Authority, the owner of Mohegan Sun in Uncasville, Connecticut, and Mohegan Sun Pocono in Wilkes-Barre,...

4/16/2017

article Mohegan Sun slot game produces $1.3 million jackpot winner
(Connecticut) -- Slot games are one of the more popular gaming options found at land based casinos. Affordable and easy to play, slot machines are a top choice for...

4/15/2017

article OP/ED: Chance to develop Preston property arrives, vote yes
(Connecticut) -- How could a development effort 20 years in the making, one with major implications for a small town, reach what appears to be an anticlimactic ending?...

4/14/2017

article Mohegan's March slot revenue climbs 4.2%
(Connecticut) -- Mohegan Sun posted a 4.2 percent increase in slot revenue in March, its first uptick of 2017, according to the Mohegan Tribal Gaming Authority.
article Proposed Norwich Hospital agreement in the hands of Preston voters Tuesday
(Connecticut) -- Preston — With a yes or no vote Tuesday, residents here will decide whether this small, traditionally farming town will become host to a major...
press release Mohegan Tribal Gaming Authority Announces Repricing Of Credit Facilities
(Connecticut) -- The Mohegan Tribal Gaming Authority, or the Authority, the owner of Mohegan Sun in Uncasville, Connecticut, and Mohegan Sun Pocono in Wilkes-Barre,...

4/13/2017

article Another Mohegan Sun Guest Strikes It Big For $1 Million
(Connecticut) -- $1,351,715 was won by Ansonia, CT resident, Denise Poirier, last weekend on a Wheel of Fortune progressive slot machine in Casino of the Sky at Mohegan...

4/12/2017

article Seniors Take a Gamble on Mohegan Sun Trip
(Connecticut) -- On Saturday, April 8, members of Fairfield University’s senior class had the chance to dress to the nines and partake in a night of fine dining...

4/5/2017

press release Mohegan Sun names two new directors
(Connecticut) -- Mohegan Sun is pleased to announce the recent promotion of Don Sikorski and the hiring of Lynn Agnello. Both join the Director level at Mohegan Sun,...

4/4/2017

article Mohegan Sun Pocono in Plains Township to enhance gaming, dining offerings
(Pennsylvania) -- Mohegan Sun Pocono has announced it will enhance its gaming and dining experiences this spring. The entertainment facility at 1280 state Route 315 will...

4/2/2017

article SJC opens casino can of worms
(Massachusetts) -- The State Supreme Judicial Court reopened the casino legal wars on Friday, ruling that Mohegan Sun can challenge the Massachusetts Gaming Commission...

4/1/2017

article Mohegan Sun Pocono officials being initiative to combat underage gambling
(Pennsylvania) -- Mohegan Sun Pocono officials in Pennsylvania have begun an initiative to combat underage gaming. The changes follow a $70,000 fine by state gambling...
article Remodeling, more games in the works for Mohegan Sun Pocono
(Pennsylvania) -- Mohegan Sun Pocono is making enhancements this spring. Plans include redesigning the gaming floor, remodeling Timbers Buffet, and adding more than 250...
article OP/ED: Lawmakers giddy over gambling Grants finance pet projects; treatment rolls snake eyes
(Pennsylvania) -- Local legislators took great delight this week in handing out millions of dollars that gamblers lost last year to state-sanctioned casinos. While...

3/30/2017

press release Mohegan Sun Pocono in Wilkes-Barre redesigns gaming floor and Timbers Buffet, adds Fusion Hybrid games
(Pennsylvania) -- From a press release: Since the opening of Mohegan Sun Pocono in Wilkes-Barre in 2006, it has grown into one of the biggest gaming and entertainment...

3/29/2017

article Hearing focuses on Mohegan Sun Pocono's license renewal
(Pennsylvania) -- Mohegan Sun Pocono officials have taken steps to tackle underage gaming. The initiative comes after state gambling regulators recently fined the casino...

3/28/2017

article Mohegan Sun Casino Expands Expo Center
(Connecticut) -- Construction is under way on an $80 million, 240,000-square-foot expansion of the Exposition and Convention Center at Mohegan Sun, the casino, hotel,...
article Westfield resident wins big at Mohegan Sun
(Connecticut) -- A Westfield resident had quite the success at Mohegan Sun Casino over the weekend. On Saturday night, Tammy Laraway hit for around $500,000 on a penny...

3/26/2017

article Mohegan Sun fined $70,000 for underage gambling
(Pennsylvania) -- State gambling regulators fined Mohegan Sun Pocono $70,000 on Wednesday for five separate incidents last year when individuals under 21 were illegally...

3/25/2017

article New $80 Million Convention Center Approved for Mohegan Sun
(Connecticut) -- Mohegan Sun officials recently announced the approval of plans to add an $80 million convention center to the casino resort, as reported by the New...

3/24/2017

article Casino Lawsuit Continues for Review of Alleged Open Meeting Law Violations
(Massachusetts) -- The Supreme Judicial Court (SJC) dismissed of a large portion of the Mohegan Sun and City of Revere lawsuit brought against the Massachusetts Gaming...
article Mohegan's $80M convention center another challenge for Hartford
(Connecticut) -- The $80 million convention center Mohegan Sun has started building will mean steeper competition for Hartford, officials say.

3/23/2017

article Mohegan Sun Adding $80 Million Convention Center
(Connecticut) -- Mohegan Sun is taking another step to diversify its flagship casino in southeastern Connecticut, building an $80 million expo and convention center.

3/22/2017

article Mohegan Sun fined $70,000
(Pennsylvania) -- State gambling regulators fined Mohegan Sun Pocono $70,000 Wednesday for five separate incidents last year when individuals under 21 were illegally on...
article Mohegan Sun Pocono fined for 5 underage gambling incidents
(Pennsylvania) -- State gambling regulators fined Mohegan Sun Pocono $70,000 on Wednesday for five separate incidents last year when individuals under 21 were illegally...
article Mohegan Sun to add Expo Center
(Connecticut) -- Mohegan Sun once again is expanding, this time adding a facility to host conventions and trade shows that will go along with the Montville-based resort...

3/21/2017

article Mohegan Sun Casino to open $80M expo center
(Connecticut) -- The Mohegan Sun Casino and Mohegan Tribe will detail their plans on Thursday for a $80 million expo center. The 131,000-sqaure-foot Mohegan Sun Expo...
article Mohegan Sun convention center project’s a go
(Connecticut) -- The Mohegan Tribe is proceeding with plans to add an $80 million convention center to Mohegan Sun, its flagship casino here. The 131,000-square-foot...
article Mohegan Sun expanding with $80M convention center
(Connecticut) -- Mohegan Sun is planning to open a new, $80 million conference center next summer to cater to convention and meeting business. The Expos Center expansion...
article Mohegan Tribe can sue over denial of casino in Massachusetts
(Massachusetts) -- The Mohegan Tribe can pursue a lawsuit for being denied a commercial casino license in Massachusetts, the state's highest court ruled. Mohegan Sun...

3/19/2017

article Mohegan’s Long Shot Lawsuit Pays Off [sub req]
(Massachusetts) -- Las Vegas casino tycoon Steve Wynn is certainly learning the hard way about the perils of developing a mega project in Massachusetts.

3/18/2017

article Charter Oak opens a new branch to serve Mohegan Sun employees [4th item]
(Connecticut) -- Charter Oak Federal Credit Union has opened its newest full-service branch at Mohegan Sun and will also offer employees a new network of ATM machines at...
article Raymond woman wins $1M jackpot at Conn. casino
(Connecticut) -- A Raymond woman won more than $1 million last weekend at Mohegan Sun casino in Connecticut. Alison Anzalone hit a Super 4 Progressive Jackpot for $1,001...

3/17/2017

article Charter Oak opens branch at Mohegan Sun
(Connecticut) -- Charter Oak Federal Credit Union announced it has opened a full-service branch at Mohegan Sun to serve its growing membership there, and will also offer...

3/16/2017

article More Mohegan Trouble
(Connecticut) -- Investigations by the Gaming Control Board and the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission into questions about operations at Mohegan Sun at Pocono...

3/14/2017

article Lawsuit Challenging Wynn Boston Harbor’s License Can Proceed, Supreme Judicial Court Says
(Massachusetts) -- Wynn Boston Harbor is currently under construction, but a lawsuit challenging the validity of the resort’s gaming license and its issuance has...
article Pocono: 2017 meet starts on Saturday
(Pennsylvania) -- The Standardbred trotters and pacers will begin their 52nd season of pari-mutuel harness racing in northeast Pennsylvania this Saturday night, March 18...

3/13/2017

article SJC allows Mohegan suit challenging Wynn Boston Harbor license to proceed
(Massachusetts) -- The Supreme Judicial Court of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts on Friday ruled that a multi-party lawsuit that challenges Wynn Resorts’...

3/11/2017

article Mohegan tribe wins court ruling re Wynn’s Boston-area casino
(Massachusetts) -- Casino operator Mohegan Sun has been granted permission to pursue its lawsuit against the Massachusetts Gaming Commission (MGC) over the awarding of...
article SJC: Mohegan can ask for review of decision
(Massachusetts) -- Mohegan Sun’s lawsuit challenging Wynn Resorts’ Bay State gambling license can go forward, according to a state high court decision that...

3/10/2017

article Mohegan Sun wins round in legal fight over Boston-area casino license
(Massachusetts) -- Mohegan Sun has won a key legal battle in its challenge of the Massachusetts Gaming Commission’s 2014 decision to award the greater Boston...
article SJC remands Mohegan Sun suit against gaming commission
(Massachusetts) -- The state’s highest court ruled Friday that Mohegan Sun can continue to pursue its claims that it received unfair treatment when the...
article Connecticut suit could affect tribal compacts
(New Mexico) -- A couple injured after being rear-ended by a tribal casino limo driver 70 miles from the Mohegan Sun casino in Connecticut – and off the...

3/2/2017

article More Mohegan Trouble
(Connecticut) -- Investigations by the Gaming Control Board and the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission into questions about operations at Mohegan Sun at Pocono...

2/28/2017

article COLUMN: Mohegans may need Norwich Hospital more than ever
(Connecticut) -- The earth under Connecticut's gambling landscape shifted a lot this week, as a co-chairman of the legislature's Public Safety and Security...

2/20/2017

article Etess thrust into former role as Mohegan gaming CEO in wake of Soper resignation
(Connecticut) -- Mitchell Etess took the better part of a year to “transition” into his September 2015 retirement. It didn’t last much longer than that...
article Soper Out at Mohegan
(Connecticut) -- Without any warning, Mohegan Tribal Gaming Authority (MTGA) CEO Bobby Soper announced his resignation last week, forcing the tribe to fall back on a...
article Soper: Resignation is unrelated to casino woes
(Connecticut) -- Bobby Soper, who resigned last Tuesday as president and chief executive officer of Mohegan Tribal Gaming Authority, wants to clarify the circumstances...
article Former MTGA CEO: exit not tied to Mohegan Sun Pocono fraud
(Pennsylvania) -- The former CEO of the Mohegan Tribal Gaming Authority (MTGA) is pushing back against suggestions that his abrupt exit had anything to do with an...
article Gaming board investigating Mohegan Sun Casino in Poconos
(Pennsylvania) -- There is "an active investigation" underway at the Mohegan Sun Casino at Pocono Downs, the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board confirmed Friday...
article Mohegan Sun Pocono faces fine for ties to unapproved affiliate
(Pennsylvania) -- A probe into financial irregularities at the Mohegan Tribal Gaming Authority’s Pennsylvania casino may have contributed to this week’s...

2/18/2017

article Gaming board investigating Mohegan Sun Casino in Poconos
(Pennsylvania) -- There is "an active investigation" underway at the Mohegan Sun Casino at Pocono Downs, the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board confirmed Friday...
article Mohegan Sun CEO Bobby Soper Resigns Amid Financial Investigation
(Pennsylvania) -- Mohegan Sun CEO Bobby Soper has resigned from his executive role with the tribal gaming company as an investigation into potential financial regulatory...

2/17/2017

article Mohegan CEO resigns amid casino review
(Connecticut) -- Bobby Soper’s resignation Tuesday as president and chief executive officer of Mohegan Tribal Gaming Authority came amid a review of financial...

2/16/2017

article Former casino president Soper resigns from Mohegan Tribal Gaming Authority
(Connecticut) -- Bobby Soper, president and CEO of Mohegan Tribal Gaming Authority and former president of Mohegan Sun Pocono, resigned from his position Tuesday as the...
press release Mohegan Tribal Gaming Authority Announces Leadership Change
(Connecticut) -- The Mohegan Tribal Gaming Authority (the „Authority” or „MTGA”) today announced that President and CEO Robert Soper has resigned...
article Robert Soper resigns from top job with Mohegan Tribal Gaming Authority
(Connecticut) -- The Mohegan Tribal Gaming Authority has announced the immediate resignation of its President and Chief Executive Officer. According to a report from The...
article Soper says he wasn’t involved in financial irregularities at Mohegan Sun Pocono
(Connecticut) -- Bobby Soper’s resignation Tuesday as president and chief executive officer of the Mohegan Tribal Gaming Authority came amid an ongoing review of...

2/15/2017

article Mohegan Tribal Gaming Authority CEO’s surprise resignation
(Connecticut) -- The CEO of the company behind Connecticut’s Mohegan Sun casino has abruptly resigned without indicating where he was going next. On Tuesday,...
article Soper says he wasn’t involved in financial irregularities at Mohegan Sun Pocono
(Connecticut) -- Bobby Soper’s resignation Tuesday as president and chief executive officer of the Mohegan Tribal Gaming Authority came amid an ongoing review of...
article Mohegan Sun reports decline in January slots revenue
(Connecticut) -- Mohegan Sun kept $47.4 million in slot-machine winnings last month, a 2.3 percent decrease over the same month the previous year. That compares with the...
article Mohegan tribe posts 2.1% decrease in slot earnings in January
(Connecticut) -- The Mohegan Sun Casino reported January slot machine revenue of just over $47.4 million on Wednesday, a decrease of 2.1 percent from the same period...

2/14/2017

article Soper resigns as head of Mohegan gaming authority
(Connecticut) -- Bobby Soper, the Mohegan tribal member who’s been the tribe’s top gaming executive since 2015, resigned Tuesday. Soper, 45, who confirmed...

2/11/2017

article Bryan Adams Plots Return to Mohegan Sun this Summer
(Connecticut) -- Multi-platinum selling recording artist Bryan Adams will be plugging in once again and hitting the road with his full band this summer, and they will be...

2/8/2017

article Legal Docket, WORLD Radio’s Classic Book of the Month for February, the WORLD Radio History Book [audio]
(USA) -- Today’s news and legal analysis of a case testing the limits of Native American tribal authority, plus: Emily Whitten recommends “Basic Economics: A...

2/6/2017

article Mohegan Tribal Gaming Authority reporting steep losses for its casinos in Q1
(Connecticut) -- The Mohegan Tribal Gaming Authority (MTGA) is reporting steep losses for its casinos in the first quarter, largely impacted by lower revenues from table...

2/5/2017

article Mohegan Sun to host cornhole tournament
(New York) -- Mohegan Sun will host the Last Bag Standing Cornhole Tournament on Saturday, March 4, in the Uncas Ballroom. Sixty-four teams of two will face off in this...

2/4/2017

article Tribal Sovereign Immunity on Trial at US Supreme Court
(Washington D.C.) -- Tribal sovereignty is the most significant issue facing Indian country. Within tribal sovereignty is the concept of tribal sovereign immunity...
article Funding Approved for Three Rivers Community College, Norwich Hospital Project
(Connecticut) -- The State Bond Commission has awarded Three Rivers Community College (TRCC) in Norwich with nearly $1 million in funding to improve educational services...

2/3/2017

press release Orange Woman Wins Big at Mohegan Sun Casino
(Connecticut) -- Yuen Ying Lee of Orange, Connecticut struck it big on Sunday, January 15th, hitting on a Blackjack Progressive jackpot inside Casino of the Earth. The...

2/1/2017

press release Mohegan Tribal Gaming Authority Announces First Quarter Fiscal 2017 Operating Results
(Connecticut) -- The Mohegan Tribal Gaming Authority, or the Authority, the owner and operator of Mohegan Sun in Uncasville, Connecticut, and Mohegan Sun Pocono in...
article MTGA 1Q losses attributed to table game woes
(Connecticut) -- The Mohegan Tribal Gaming Authority (MTGA) reported steep losses for its casinos in the first quarter, largely impacted by lower revenues from table...

1/29/2017

article Bucking the trend: Local casinos table revenue dropped in 2016
(Pennsylvania) -- Table games revenue dropped at Mohegan Sun Pocono and Mount Airy Casino Resort last year, bucking the trend statewide. But all told, the 12 state...

1/25/2017

article The challenge of driving tribal gaming forward in 2017
(London) -- Kevin Brown, a member of the Tribal Council and chairman at the Mohegan Tribal Gaming Authority, is one of the many expert speakers at the Tribal Gaming...
article Mohegan Sun Arena named top venue
(Connecticut) -- Pollstar Magazine, Billboard Magazine and Venues Today recently ranked Mohegan Sun Arena among the top concert venues in the world. The venue placed in...

1/24/2017

press release Mohegan Sun Arena ranked number one casino venue worldwide
(Connecticut) -- National industry trade publications Pollstar Magazine, Billboard Magazine and Venues Today recently released their 2016 Year End Special issues, which...

1/21/2017

article CT Senators, Representatives Show Support for Mohegan Sun's Proposed Hospital Project
(Connecticut) -- On Tuesday, Senator Paul Formica (Republican-20), Senator Heather Somers (Republican-18) and Representative Mike France (Republican-42) attended the...

1/20/2017

article State Bond Commission meeting canceled, delaying Norwich Hospital cleanup funds
(Connecticut) -- The state Bond Commission has canceled its Jan. 27 agenda, causing what is expected to be a slight delay in state approval of the final $10 million in...

1/19/2017

article Mohegan tribal leaders will attend Trump inauguration
(Connecticut) -- A contingent of Mohegan tribal leaders will attend Friday’s inauguration of Donald Trump as well as participate in a meeting Thursday between...
article Smashburger opens 1st area restaurant next week in Enfield
(Connecticut) -- Smashburger will open its first Springfield-area location at noon Jan. 25 at 54 Hazard Ave. in Enfield, Connecticut. The first 50 customers will receive...

1/18/2017

article Mohegan Tribe In Talks With Developers Over Norwich Hospital Site
(Connecticut) -- The Mohegan Tribe has applied for planning permissions for its redevelopment of the former Norwich State Hospital site along the Thames River. It marks...
article Mohegans, Malloy Detail Plans For Old Norwich Hospital Site
(Connecticut) -- Standing in a high-rise hotel suite that offered a sweeping view of a former psychiatric hospital along the Thames River in Preston, officials on...
article Project could turn region into a ‘destination,’ officials say
(Connecticut) -- Southeastern Connecticut, long the state’s tourism mecca, could become something much more if the Mohegan Tribal Gaming Authority’s plan to...

1/17/2017

article Plans to Redevelop Old Norwich Hospital Site Include Hotels, Senior Living, Water Park
(Connecticut) -- The Mohegan Tribal Gaming Authority has a concept for a $600 million development project at the former Norwich Hospital site in Preston and it includes...

1/14/2017

article Attorneys Can't Ignore Tribal Courts
(Connecticut) -- On Jan. 9, 2017, the U.S. Supreme Court heard argument in a case that would never have been there if the plaintiffs' first attorney was paying...
article Mohegan Sun planning $80 million conference center
(New York) -- Long before they christened their second hotel tower a couple of months ago, Mohegan Sun officials were engaged in planning another relatively modest...

1/13/2017

article Uncas School, Mohegan tribe celebrate connection
(Connecticut) -- Uncas School and the Mohegan tribe cemented their long relationship with gifts of friendship, songs, speeches and a poem Friday in the annual Gathering...

1/5/2017

article Mohegan Driver Can't Claim Any Immunity, Justices Told [sub req]
(Connecticut) -- A Connecticut couple has pressed the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn a ruling that the driver of a Mohegan Tribe-owned limousine shared the tribe’s...

1/3/2017

article Former Mohegan Sun dealer pleads with judge: ‘All I ask for is forgiveness’
(Pennsylvania) -- An ex-pai gow dealer at Mohegan Sun Pocono pleaded for forgiveness Tuesday, telling a judge he was mired in a seven-year struggle with addiction when...

1/1/2017

article Early countdown at Mohegan Sun makes for early start to celebrations
(Pennsylvania) -- Partygoers came out to the Mohegan Sun Pocono a bit early on Saturday to celebrate the new year, not at midnight but at noon.

12/27/2016

article Talking Points: Mohegan Sun is betting on the courts, strong housing market in Mass.
(Massachusetts) -- Betting on the courts: The fight over Greater Boston’s casino license was supposed to be over two years ago. If only it were that simple. The...

12/26/2016

article Christmas at the casino a winner
(Pennsylvania) -- Christmas came to Mohegan Sun Pocono on Sunday, with many area residents electing to leave coking Christmas dinner up to the chefs at the casino. Tony...

12/25/2016

article Top Stories 2016: Mohegans plan to buy Preston Norwich Hospital property
(Connecticut) -- The Preston Redevelopment Agency and Mohegan tribal leaders announced in May that the tribe plans to purchase the entire 393-acre former Norwich...
article Part of the job, workers punch the clock on Christmas
(Pennsylvania) -- Christmas won’t be complete for Cyndy Seamon unless she goes to work. A full-time employee at Griffin Pond Animal Shelter in South Abington Twp...

12/23/2016

article Official: Casino funds crucial to community
(Pennsylvania) -- Without $3 million in funding each year from Mohegan Sun Pocono’s casino, the township could not continue to operate, Commissioners Chairman...

12/22/2016

article Tribes Say Driver Shares Mohegan's Immunity To Tort Suit [sub req]
(Connecticut) -- Nearly two dozen tribes urged the U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday to uphold a ruling that the driver of a Mohegan Tribe-owned limousine shared the tribe...

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