Mohegan Tribe announces resignation of top gaming executive

The Mohegan Tribe owns and operates the Mohegan Sun Casino in Uncasville, Connecticut. Photo: Mohegan Sun

The Mohegan Tribe is losing its top gaming executive.

Bobby Soper, a tribal citizen, is leaving his post as president and CEO of the Mohegan Tribal Gaming Authority "immediately," according to a press release. He took about two years ago and oversaw operations at Mohegan Sun, located on the tribe's reservation in Connecticut, and Mohegan Sun Pocono, a commercial facility in Pennsylvania.

“Having served as General Manager of both our Connecticut and Pennsylvania properties, Bobby actively pursued the growth of the Mohegan gaming enterprise to ensure its viability and survivability in an ever-increasingly competitive industry, and he helped us achieve important gains across the country and around the world,” said Chairman Kevin P. Brown, who also leads the board of directors for the gaming authority.

According to news reports, Soper's resignation comes amid a review of potential financial irregularities in Pennsylvania. Soper told The New London Day that the review stems from a theft involving employees and a senior executive at the casino.

Read More on the Story:
Former casino president Soper resigns from Mohegan Tribal Gaming Authority (The Wilkes Barre Times-Leader 2/16)
Soper leaving Mohegan Sun (The Scranton Times-Tribune 2/16)
Soper says he wasn't involved in financial irregularities at Mohegan Sun Pocono (The New London Day 2/15)
Mohegan Sun reports decline in January slots revenue (The New London Day 2/15)
Soper resigns as head of Mohegan gaming authority (The New London Day 2/14)