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Mohegan Sun Marks Three Years in Palmer
Community outreach, visibility, local presence and social media have built support, excitement and interest in first-class resort casino project. Local backing for referendum will be critical.
Palmer, MA (May 10, 2012)
Mohegan Sun today marked the three year anniversary of itspresence in Palmer, where the premier New England gaming operator will compete for a resortcasino license from the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
“The commitment we’ve made to the community of Palmer and Western Massachusetts has
been well received over the past three years, and we are incr
said MitchellEtess, chief executive officer of the Mohegan Tribal Gaming Authority.
“The level of supportand excitement that we’ve generated for this project illustrates how eager the community is for a
premier resort casino developmen
Project supporters - as well as people simply interested in learning more about economicopportunities in the resort gaming industry -
have attended Mohegan Sun Palmer’s Community
Conversation series, visited the Mohegan Sun Palmer storefront, attended a workshop forprospective vendors at the MassMutual Convention Center in Springfield, joined Mohegan SunPalmer for holiday receptions and a summer barbecue, and visited Mohegan Sun Palmerinformational exhibits at annual Palmer Day celebrations and the Eastern States Exposition.Many others have also signed up for the Mohegan Sun Palmer newsletter and mailing list,requested information through the project Web site and engaged the campaign throughFacebook and Twitter. Overall, approximately 10,000 people have been directly engaged byMohegan Sun Palmer through these channels.Mohegan Sun Palmer is the only New England resort casino operator competing for a license tooperate a resort casino in Massachusetts, and the only Western Mass. proponent with plans forthe type of rural, resort gaming facility that millions of New England patrons have becomeaccustomed to over the past 20 years.
“Massachusetts is on the cusp of creating its own gaming industry, of which we intend to be animportant part,” Etess said. “But there is without question a certain New England gaming
experience that patrons in this region are familiar with, and which has proved to be a highly
successful model. That’s the experience provided by the Connecticut resort casinos. We’ve bee
the most successful there for 15 years now, and that’s the model for Mohegan Sun Palmer.”