Mashantucket Tribe vows big changes with new casino executive
Friday, November 12, 2010
The Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation of Connecticut has hired a "turnaround artist" as its new gaming executive.
Scott Butera will serve as president and chief executive officer of Foxwoods Resort Casino. He's helped two gaming operations emerge from bankruptcy.
"His track record speaks for itself," Chairman Rodney Butler said at a press conference, The New London Day reported. "He'll help lead us to the sea."
Butera promised big changes at the casino though didn't give specifics. But he said the tribe anticipates entering the online gaming industry in the U.S.
"Ultimately there will be online gaming in the United States," Butera said at the press conference, the Day reported.
EDITORIAL FOOTNOTE: Is it also time for a change at the Mohegan Sun Casino? What do you think?