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Mohegan Sun begins road expansion

News Brief: Mohegan Sun has started work on Route 2A to accommodate Project Horizon, the casino’s $925 million expansion project.

NLRB schedule third Foxwoods vote

News Brief: The second union election this month at Foxwoods Resort Casino will take place on May 30, when approximately 40 employees in the off-track betting area of the casino will vote for or against representation by the United Auto Workers union.

UAW wins rights to seek Foxwoods representation

News Brief: The United Auto Workers union beat out the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers and has the exclusive right to seek representation of slot technicians at the Foxwoods Resort for the next two years.

MGM at Foxwoods opens with a flourish

The new $700-million resort and casino drew a heavy dose of celebrities this weekend as the MGM celebrated its arrival in Connecticut by opening the doors to its lavish casino, hotel, restaurants, ballroom and 4,000-seat theater.

Mohegan Sun reports results

News Brief: The Mohegan Sun Gaming Authority experienced a double-digit drop in earnings during the first three months of 2008.

Connecticut House drops smoking ban extension

News Brief: The Connecticut House of Representatives will not take up a proposal that could have extended the state smoking ban to the Foxwoods and Mohegan Sun casinos, the chamber's leader said Tuesday.

Connecticut senate stalls on smoking bill

News Brief: The Connecticut Senate had taken no action by Thursday evening on a bill extending the ban on indoor smoking to Connecticut's two tribal casinos.

Foxwoods engineers reject union

News Brief: A huge majority of Foxwoods Resort workers from the engineering department voted against union representation by the International Union of Operating Engineers.

Mashantucket Pequots raise sovereignty issue

News Brief: Attorneys representing the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation once again argued that federal labor laws should not apply to the tribe because of tribal sovereignty.

Connecticut casinos see decline in slots revenue

News Brief: Slot revenues continued to decline at both Connecticut's casinos during the month of March, but while the losses at Foxwoods Resort Casino continued to grow, Mohegan Sun experienced its smallest decline in recent months.

Two unions target Foxwoods technicians

News Brief: The International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers and the UAW have each filed petitions with the labor board seeking to unionize Foxwoods Resort Casino's slot technicians, electronic bench technicians, field service technicians and senior field service technicians.

Connecticut smoking ban debate heats up

News Brief: Efforts to ban smoking in the state’s two Indian-owned casinos is turning into a test of wills between legislators, the tribes that own the casinos and Gov. M. Jodi Rell, who wants to negotiate with the owners herself.

Connecticut governor begins smoking ban talks

News Brief: Governor M. Jodi Rell has begun preliminary discussions with the owners of the Foxwoods and Mohegan Sun casinos over banning smoking at the casinos.

A brush with greatness at the Foxwoods Poker Classic

Taking on the biggest names in poker goes with the territory when you decide to compete in a World Poker Tour event. Find out how three players dealt with the challenge of being seated at the same table as Full Tilt poker pro Phil Ivey during Day 1 of the Foxwoods Poker Classic last week in Connecticut.

Mohegan tribe, union reach deal

News Brief: The Mohegan Tribe and union leaders announced Tuesday that they've reached a project labor agreement for the nearly $1 billion expansion of the Mohegan Sun casino.

Seminole Tribe recruits casino dealers

News Brief: When the Seminole Tribe of Florida visits Hartford this week, it’s looking for a specific souvenir to take home, experienced table game dealers.

Rhode Island slots siphon from Connecticut casinos

News Brief: Expansion at a Rhode Island casino is drawing revenue away from Connecticut's two tribally owned casinos, according to a report.

Foxwoods appeals union vote order

News Brief: Attorneys representing Foxwoods Resort Casino have appealed a judge's decision issued earlier this month recommending certification of a vote by dealers in favor of union representation.

The world's Top-10 bingo parlors by seat

B-I-N-G-O! It may be a game that you learned as a kid, but in the industry of land-based gaming bingo spells big business. We dipped into the Casino City data to find out where you can find the biggest bingo parlors in the world and the list begins deep in the woods of Connecticut at Foxwoods Resort Casino.

Connecticut smoking talks nearer

News Brief: Taking the suggestion of the Connecticut attorney general and several leading lawmakers, a legislative committee on Monday supported negotiating a smoking ban at the Foxwoods and Mohegan Sun casinos.

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