The chief executive of the Mohegan Tribal
Gaming Authority says the Mohegan Sun casino is laying off more
than 300 employees and replacing its CEO.

Mitchell Etess tells The Day of New London
( Thursday that Jeffrey Hartmann will be
replaced by Bobby Soper, CEO of Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs in
Wilkes-Barre, Pa.

Etess tells the newpaper that 282 employees are being laid off
immediately and another 46 will be let go at the end of October
when the casino closes a restaurant that will reopen under new
management. Etess said the casino is also shutting down its keno

He said the layoffs affect workers in nearly every department
and job level.

The casino and nearby rival Foxwoods have blamed revenue
declines on the weak economy and new regional competition.

Information from: The Day,

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


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