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Mohegan Sun To Build Casino At Korean Airport

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The Native American Indian tribe that operates the Mohegan Sun casino in Connecticut has reached an agreement to build and run a gaming resort at a South Korean airport.The Mohegan Tribal Gaming Authority and the Incheon International Airport Corporation say they have signed a memorandum of understanding for a resort that would include a 1,000-bedroom hotel, a casino with 250 tables and 1,500 slot machines, a 20,000-seat arena, an outdoor amusement park and other entertainment.

The resort would be connected to a private jet terminal at the airport.

Financial terms were not disclosed. The organizations say they hope to sign a final conceptual agreement by the end of June.

Incheon is the eighth largest airport in the world, serving about 45 million people a year. The Mohegan and Mashantucket Pequot tribes are pushing for legislation allowing them to operate up to three casinos in Connecticut as they face increasing competition in New York and Massachusetts. 

Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.

Jim is WAMC’s Associate News Director and hosts WAMC's flagship news programs: Midday Magazine, Northeast Report and Northeast Report Late Edition. Email: jlevulis@wamc.org
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