After 25 years in Connecticut, what’s next for Mohegan Sun?

The two tribal casinos give the state $250 million in slots yearly. Sports betting and online gaming could grow the contribution by $100 million.

UNCASVILLE — As his casino’s 25th anniversary approached, Mohegan Sun President and CEO Jeff Hamilton said he’s looking to the future.

“It’s very different from a facilities standpoint 25 years ago, and I expect it in the next 25 years to be very different from today,” Hamilton said.

Those next 25 years are expected to include expansion of the company’s gaming and non-gaming offerings , he said, pointing to a variety of long-term projects already in the works.

Connecticut legalized sports betting on Sept. 30, and both Mohegan Sun and Foxwoods held events to mark the occasion.

At Mohegan Sun, casino guests surrounded the group of executives, media and politicians, as Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont cast the first legal sports bet in the state. Gov. Ned Lamont [John Shishmanian/ NorwichBulletin.com] Lamont said while on-location gaming is going to remain, he expects online gaming to increase in prevalence, becoming a big part of Connecticut’s future.

“Sports is already entertainment,” Lamont said. “This adds a little zip to it, doesn’t it?”Keith Wall, vice president of commercial retail for FanDuel, Mohegan Sun’s partner in running the bets, said the companies have had a history together in fantasy sports.“Mohegan Sun will only grow, from strength to strength, and we’re delighted to join them from the sports betting perspective,” Wall said. Sports betting begins at Mohegan Sun Casino [John Shishmanian/ NorwichBulletin.com] State Sen. Cathy […]

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