Mohegan Tribe interested in stalled casino project in Las Vegas

The Fontainebleau Resort Las Vegas sits unfinished near the north end of the Las Vegas Strip in Las Vegas, Nevada. Photo by Jay Bonvouloir

The Mohegan Tribe of Connecticut is interested in developing an unfinished casino property in Las Vegas, Nevada, The New London Day reports.

The Fontainebleau Resort Las Vegas is located near the north end of the Strip. Construction is about 70 percent complete and would require a significant investment -- another $1.5 billion to $2 billion, according to the paper -- before a casino, hotel, convention center and other amenities could open to the public.

"Obviously, we would have to have partners to be involved in something of that magnitude," Bobby Soper, a tribal member who serves as CEO of the Mohegan Tribal Gaming Authority, told the paper.

The tribe owns and operates the Mohegan Sun on its reservation in Connecticut and has expanded its gaming empire to include Indian and commercial projects in Louisiana, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Washington. The tribe is also working on a casino in South Korea.

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