Mohegan Gaming Advisors To Manage And Operate Casinos And Entertainment Properties

(Uncasville, CT – July 7, 2011) – The Mohegan Tribal Gaming Authority announced today that it has formed Mohegan Gaming Advisors with the intent on pursuing management contracts and consulting agreements for casino and entertainment properties in regional markets in the United States. The Mohegan Tribal Gaming Authority (MTGA) is the owner and operator of Mohegan Sun in Uncasville, Connecticut and Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs, in Pennsylvania. Mohegan Sun, created in 1996 by The Mohegan Tribe of Connecticut, is one of the world’s largest and most successful gaming and entertainment destinations.

“Our flagship property Mohegan Sun, along with our first operating commercial venture Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs, can be counted among the strongest players in the gaming industry,” said Bruce “Two Dogs” Bozsum, Chairman of the Mohegan Tribe. “In traditions handed down centuries ago by Chief Uncas, our work sustains our Tribe for this generation and the many generations to follow. We believe our history of excellent relationships with our employees, our business partners, and our communities will serve us well as we share our expertise with other Tribes and gaming companies in the future.”

Mitchell Grossinger Etess, CEO of MTGA, said, “Mohegan Gaming Advisors has put together an experienced team of casino executives with a proven track record of accomplishments as operators and successful marketers. This group is dedicated solely to servicing the clients of the Gaming Advisory group. They will bring the experience, financial skills and hands-on approach that can make a difference in the success of gaming and entertainment properties, whether commercial or Tribally owned. The MGA team will export the fundamentals that have been an integral part of the success of Mohegan Sun from its inception. In addition, its executives bring many years of experience working successfully and collaboratively with some of the country’s leading executives in gaming, hospitality, marketing and finance.”

MGA is a company steeped in the success of Mohegan Sun and is leveraging that experience to other gaming opportunities across the United States. MGA has experience with city, state and municipal governments, as well as commercial entities and Tribal organizations. As advisors to existing casino operations, MGA brings stability, quality management and the ability to turn around marginal properties.

Gary Van Hettinga, President of MGA, said, “We are ready to assist casino and entertainment operations in both mature and emerging gaming markets, as well as in the conception, planning and implementation of new ventures. We bring a level of success to our projects that leverages 15 years of experience at our Mohegan Sun properties, and we are offering that high level of professionalism to commercial and Tribally owned gaming and entertainment properties currently in operation, in planning or development. We possess the experience, balanced approach and savvy to manage during both good and challenging economic times.”

The Mohegan Tribal Gaming Authority is an instrumentality of the Mohegan Tribe of Indians of Connecticut and the owner and operator of a gaming and entertainment complex located in Uncasville, Connecticut, known as Mohegan Sun, and a gaming and entertainment facility located in Plains Township, Pennsylvania, known as Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs.

For more information on Mohegan Gaming Advisors, visit


Lonnie Soury
Soury Communications, Inc.
212. 414.5857
917. 519.4521

Cathy Soper
Mohegan Gaming Advisors

Download (pdf)