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Mohegan Sun submits site plan for $1.3 billion Revere Casino

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January 6, 2014

Mohegan Sun submits site plan for $1.3 billion Revere Casino

Mohegan Sun on Tuesday released this artist's rendering of the "Beachmont Entry" to its proposed resort casino in Revere, Mass. (Mohegan Sun / Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates PC / December 31, 2013)Mohegan Sun on Tuesday submitted its site application for a $1.3 billion resort casino on the grounds of Suffolk Downs racetrack in Revere, Mass.

The application has new details of the plan, including the total value of $1.3 billion, which is more than the $1 billion casino Mohegan Sun proposed for Palmer, Mass., before that plan was struck down by town voters on Nov. 5. The boosted sticker price matches that of a competing proposal by Las Vegas casino titan Steve Wynn in nearby Everett, Mass.

Mohegan Sun’s proposed resort-style casino in Revere would feature 170,000 square feet of floor space and 5,000 “gaming positions,” which are places where people can sit or stand and gamble on slot machines, blackjack, roulette or other games.

The casino proposal includes 4,000 slot machines; 100 table games such as blackjack, baccarat, roulette and craps; and 20 poker tables. It would also feature a primary casino hotel and a boutique hotel with a combined 500 rooms. On-site retail, called The Shops at Mohegan Sun Massachusetts, would include casual and fine dining and entertainment to be created by New England Development and Finard Properties of Boston.

“We know the New England market better than any other gaming operator. It’s our home,” Mitchell Etess, CEO of the Mohegan Tribal Gaming Authority, said in a prepared statement. “And we know the team we’ve assembled with New England Development and Finard will create memorable shopping, dining and entertainment experiences that will complement our gaming and hotel facilities and draw visitors to Revere and this region.”

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