Mohegan Tribe to open casino expansion in August

The Mohegan Tribe of Connecticut will debut a $1 billion expansion of the Mohegan Sun Casino in August.

Known as the Casino of the Wind, the facility features 350,000 square-feet of gaming space, a 919-room hotel, 40,000-square-feet of retail space and a concert venue.

"When you go to Las Vegas, you'll see they spent $1 billion," Chief Executive Mitchell Grossinger Etess tells Forbes.Com. "They built a fake pyramid, a fake Venice, a fake New York, Paris--and then at Mohegan Sun, when we spent $1 billion ... we basically brought the culture of the Mohegan Tribe to life."

Project Horizon began two years ago at an expected cost of $740 million. An increase in construction expenses boosted the price tag to $1 billion.

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