Mohegan Tribe makes economic impact with Pennsylvania casino
Tuesday, September 7, 2010
The Mohegan Tribe of Connecticut opened a gaming facility in Pennsylvania in 2006 and local businesses say it has had a positive effect on the economy.
The Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs has about 2,500 slot machines, 82 table games, a racetrack, 10 restaurants and two bars. Nearby restaurants and hotels say the facility brings in more patrons to their businesses.
"People from Connecticut stay here," the manager of an area hotel told The Scranon Times-Tribune. "They refer customers to our hotel. It's a partnership that will continue. They have contractors who have stayed here as well as slot technicians, so it's a wonderful thing."
A real estate developer is planning a new retail and office building in response to increased traffic in the area.
EDITORIAL FOOTNOTE: It is good to hear the merchants are doing well from the Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs. However, is the Mohegan Tribe making anything from the casino? How could you make money with the taxes the state and local governments are getting? What do you think?