Mohegan Gaming Receives Initial Approval to Be the First Tribe to Operate a Las Vegas Casino

On paper, the only location that seems to still be missing from Mohegan Gaming & Entertainment’s portfolio is Las Vegas.

The business enterprise of Connecticut’s Mohegan Indian Tribe currently manages the gaming operations for Resorts Atlantic City; Indian casinos in Washington and Louisiana, on behalf of other tribes; the Fallsview Casino Resort on the Canadian side of Niagara Falls; and its flagship Mohegan Sun Resort in Uncasville, Connecticut and the Mohegan Sun Poconos in Pennsylvania.

Now, taking over the casino space inside Virgin Hotels Las Vegas signals another first for Mohegan.

The tribe, which received a recommended unanimous approval Wednesday from the Nevada Gaming Control Board, moved a step closer to becoming the first Native American gaming enterprise to operate a casino within the Las Vegas Strip corridor.

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