June 16, 2017

Mohegan's new name embraces 'entertainment'

HBJ File Photo
HBJ File Photo
Mohegan Sun in Uncasville.

The corporate entity running the Mohegan tribe's casino, pro sports teams and concert entities has changed its name to better reflect its broadened domestic-international business model.

The Mohegan Tribal Gaming Authority said it has changed its name to Mohegan Gaming & Entertainment (MGE).

MGE CEO Mitchell Etess said the new name embodies its all-encompassing brand image

as an entertainment destination serving more than 9 million visitors annually, and one with future expansion plans.

"The change in the name to MGE has been made to better reflect where we are today as far as

an overall entertainment company and our advancement as a major player in commercial

gaming worldwide," Etess said in a statement. "Our brand has become synonymous with outstanding gaming operations so this change is an organic development aligned with our brand evolution."

Since opening its doors in Connecticut in 1996, Mohegan Sun's universe now includes the Connecticut Sun WNBA basketball team, and the pro-lacrosse Black Wolves team. The Mohegan Sun Arena also hosts concerts, boxing/pro wrestling matches, and major televised auto shows like Barrett-Jackson.

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