Mohegan Sun layoffs - New York News

Mohegan Sun lays off 300, replaces CEO

MOHEGAN, Conn. (AP) -

The Mohegan Sun casino in Connecticut is laying off more than 300 employees and replacing its CEO, according to the chief executive of the Mohegan Tribal Gaming Authority.

Mitchell Etess told The Day of New London Thursday that Jeffrey Hartmann will be replaced by Bobby Soper, CEO of Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs in Wilkes-Barre, Pa.

Etess said that 282 employees are being laid off immediately and another 46 will be let go at the end of October when the casino closes a restaurant that will reopen under new management. Etess said the casino is also shutting down its keno operation.

He said the layoffs affect workers in nearly every department and job level.

The casino and nearby rival Foxwoods have blamed revenue declines on the weak economy and new regional competition.

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