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Mohegan Tribe won't let economy derail casino


Business hasn't been the greatest for the Mohegan Tribe in the past few months but that didn't stop a $925 million expansion of the Mohegan Sun Casino.

The tribe debuts the Casino of the Wind expansion today, amid dwindling slot machine revenues and the downturn in the national economy. The tribe felt the pinch -- construction costs soared, raising the price tag of the costly project.

But Chairman Bruce “Two Dogs” Bozsum said the future looks good for the tribe. The 64,000 square-foot facility features more than 650 slot machines and 28 table games and marks the return of poker games at the casino.

“We didn’t see a reason to stop what we’re doing here on the casino side,” Bozsum told The Norwich Bulletin.

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