By WAYNE PARRY, Associated Press

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) _ The first of the Mohegans are coming
soon to Atlantic City.

And if the tribe succeeds with its Margaritaville-themed
makeover of Resorts Casino Hotel, it could open up more
opportunities for them to manage other casinos.

In a deal reached this month, Mohegan Gaming Advisors agreed to
buy a portion of Resorts and run its day-to-day affairs, following
the death of Resorts CEO Dennis Gomes in February.

Resorts will keep its Roaring `20s theme but will redo its
facade with palm trees, parrots and the Jimmy Buffet-created
restaurant. A second restaurant, named after Buffet’s Landshark
beer brand, will be on the beach across from the casino.

The deal also lets players use comps at Mohegan’s casinos in
Connecticut and Pennsylvania.

The tribe hopes to have Margaritaville open by May.

(Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)


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