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Inside Gaming Column: A Little Tax Pain Packs Big Potential

A selection of news and views from inside the industry this week.

Mohegan Sun Names New VP

Mohegan Sun announced today that Lisa Stevens has been appointed Vice President of Casino Marketing.

Mohegan Sun Patron Wins Jackpot with $1.25

Leo Kraimer of Delray Beach, Florida, bet 125 pennies and won a jackpot of $417,319.00 on the Loco Loot Slot Machines at Mohegan Sun.

Keith Urban Joins Mohegan Sun Celebration Line-Up

Keith Urban has agreed to join in Mohegan Sun's 10th Anniversary celebration in Uncasville, Connecticut, October 19th-22nd.

Mohegan Sun Adds to Sales Team

To support their continued growth, Mohegan Sun has added new positions to its sales force and hired several new personnel to streamline operations and effectively serve clientele

The WPT Experience: A View from the Stands

Casino City reporter Aaron Todd kept a running diary of the final table of the World Poker Tour's Foxwoods Poker Classic, which premieres on the Travel Channel tonight.

Casinos Fuel Connecticut's Economy

News Brief: Foxwoods Resort Casino and Mohegan Sun are the economic engines that drive Eastern Connecticut.

Bringing Down the House with Andy Bloch

Andy Bloch wasn’t the only member of the MIT Blackjack Team that took casinos around the world for millions of dollars in the 90’s, but the title of the novel that chronicles that incredible run - “Bringing Down the House,” - could easily be assigned just to him.

New Foxwoods Casino President Named

The Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation announced today that John A. O'Brien will succeed William Sherlock as President of Foxwoods Resort Casino.

Connecticut Approves Raising Slot Funding

News Brief: Connecticut lawmakers have approved a provision making the additional funding from the Mashantucket Pequot-Mohegan Fund to Eastern Connecticut communities permanent.

Foxwoods Heads to Coast

News Brief: The Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation, which owns Foxwoods, the world's largest casino resort, is bringing its brand to Biloxi.

Ramdin Wins $1.3 Million at Foxwoods Poker Classic

Having the most tournament experience at the final table of the April 9th Foxwoods Poker Classic No Limit Hold’Em Championship gave 38-year old Victor Ramdin enough of an edge to grab the title and $1.3 million prize.

Talking Poker With Mike Sexton

Growing up during the Baywatch years made meeting Carmen Electra an obvious highlight in the life of this 24-year old poker reporter, but chatting with Mike Sexton at the opening of Foxwoods Resort Casino’s new World Poker Tour Poker Room was far and away the best part of my day.

Foxwoods CEO Retires

News Brief: William Sherlock, president and chief executive officer of Foxwoods Resort Casino for the last six years, has announced he will retire at the end of the year.

Foxwoods, WPT Expand Relationship with New WPT Poker Room

When Steven Lipscomb presented the concept of the World Poker Tour (WPT) to Foxwoods executives nearly five years ago, it didn't take the brass at the world's largest resort casino long to decide they wanted to jump on board.

Carmen Electra Deals Ceremonial First Hand At Foxwoods

Dozens of poker faces went from serious to smiles as players at the Foxwoods Resort and Casino’s new World Poker Tour branded poker room put aside their chips to watch Carmen Electra stroll down the red carpet on March 23.

Foxwoods Bets On SEPATON

Foxwoods Resort Casino has turned to SEPATON to protect and manage its data as its tape-based data protection systems could no longer handle the casino's growing requirements.

Casinos Deny Targeting Teens for Gambling

News Brief: Foxwoods and Mohegan Sun have activities for children and teens as part of their efforts to be resort destinations but don’t target them for their gambling venues.

Star Added Mohegan Sun Walk of Fame

Toby Keith, will be adding his star to the prestigious ‘Mohegan Sun Walk of Fame.’

Foxwoods to Open WPT Room

WPT Enterprises and Foxwoods Resort Casino report that Foxwoods' newly expanded poker room, set to open in late March, will bear the World Poker Tour name.

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