Mohegan Sun

CT Casinos Push For Later Last Call

Jul 9, 2018
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Mohegan Sun and Foxwoods are pushing to keep their casino bars open later. This comes after Massachusetts regulators allowed MGM Springfield to serve alcohol until 4 a.m. 

Opponents of the move such as Michele Mudrick said extended hours could lead to more drunk driving.

"It would increase the already high social costs that casinos have to communities," Mudrick said. 

In the past, the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation has pitched a later last call as a way to increase tax revenue. Now, the tribe says extending hours will keep the Connecticut casinos competitive.

More bad news for Rhode Island gambling venues: Connecticut’s Mohegan Sun casino has announced a major retail expansion at its flagship property in Uncasville, Conn. The new retail destination will have 200,000 square feet of entertainment, shopping and dining. The new facility will be located next to the Winter Garage. Construction is slated to begin later and the space is scheduled to open in early 2015.