New Jersey OKs Mohegans' Bid to Run Atlantic City's Resorts

The state Casino Control Commission approved an application for the tribe, which has casinos in Connecticut and Pennsylvania, to run Resorts

By Wayne Parry
|  Friday, Sep 14, 2012  |  Updated 12:09 PM EDT
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NJ OKs Mohegans' Bid to Run AC's Resorts

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This artist's rendering provided by Resorts Casino Hotel shows the proposed makeover of Resorts Casino Hotel in Atlantic City, N.J. with a Margaritaville theme. Moving quickly on a project designed to be up and running by Memorial Day, the state Department of Environmental Protection said Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2012 it has granted a crucial permit for the $35 million expansion of Resorts Casino Hotel. (AP Photo/Resorts Casino Hotel)

New Jersey casino regulators have approved a plan to have the Mohegan Indian tribe take over day-to-day operations of the oldest casino in New Jersey.

 
Resorts Casino Hotel was the first casino in the nation to open outside Nevada.
 
The state Casino Control Commission approved an application for the tribe, which has casinos in Connecticut and Pennsylvania, to run Resorts.
 
The arrangement is the first involvement in New Jersey casinos for an Indian tribe.
 
It came about after the death of Resorts co-owner Dennis Gomes in February.

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