Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Mohegan News And Notes

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No to Massachusetts slot parlors:

Scanning the news of the day, we came across a Massachusetts article that quotes Mohegan Sun chief executive officer Mitchell Etess as saying the Tribe would not be interested in a slot parlor in western Massachusetts.

"We want to build a resort-style casino in western Massachusetts because we believe the overall economics of the commonwealth are enhanced by a full facility rather than a slot parlor," Etess said of a recent proposal unveiled by Massachusett's state treasurer Timothy Cahill. The Mohegan's gaming authority is leasing a 152-acre site in Palmer, Massachusetts in the hopes of one day bidding for a commercial casino, should the state ever legalize that type of gambling.

Britney Spears postpones concert:

The Hartford Courant reports that Britney Spears will not perform at Mohegan Sun on March 26 as planned. Instead, she will add an extra day to her scheduled May 2 concert at Mohegan Sun by also performing on May 3. Logistics were cited as the reason for the postponement.

WNBA's Detroit Shock owner dies:

The owner of the WNBA's Detroit Shock and the NBA's Detroit Pistons died Friday at age 86. Bill Davidson (no relation to reporter) was chairman and president of Guardian Industries Corporation and a philanthropist who reportedly gave away more than $80 million in the 1990's. The Detroit Shock basketball won last year's WNBA championship.

Protester spotted on Sandy Desert Road:

A protester who allegedly was kicked out of the casino made up a sign and stood on the corner of Route 32 and Sandy Desert Road this weekend. His sign was critical of a former chief. Rumor has it he punched in Saturday, punched out on Sunday and was seen again on Monday.