Skip to comments.Hundreds of Layoffs at Mohegan Sun Casino
Posted on 09/28/2012 4:23:59 AM PDT by matt04
The signs of the struggling economy are again showing at Mohegan Sun Casino. Thursday night the Mayor of Montville confirmed that casino is laying off hundreds of workers, effective immediately.
Mayor Ronald McDaniel said that he's saddened by the news and that it will be difficult for those workers who got pink slips to find new jobs.
The New London Day reports that 282 employees were laid off immediately and that another 46 would be let go by the end of October.
The newspaper also reports that CEO Jeffrey Hartmann left the casino Wednesday.
(Excerpt) Read more at nbcconnecticut.com ...
yup Hopey Changey...happening all over.
They don’t accept Obamaphones as buy-ins at the blackjack table.
Doesn’t that Obama phone lady sound like Flip Wilson?
This is all George Bush's fault!
What a shame. Just saw Zack Brown up there a couple of weeks ago. People within a 60 mile radius probably depend on it for their livelihood
October 5th is national fire a Democrat day
Maybe if they accepted EBT...
Mayor Ronald McDonald, can I have fries with that?
They are supposed to keep those people on the payroll, even if they’re not making a profit. Their purpose is to Provide Jobs, haven’t they heard?
Another example of unintended(?) consequences.
When every State, County, City, Town just HAS to have its own casino etc it hurts the rest of them.
Like the man says - ‘If everyone in the company is designated a supervisor, that means when the company ‘downsizes’, a supervisor is going to have to make coffee and dump the trash’.
When do I get my free phone?
I guess they too are preparing for the comimg economic collapse.
tick ticking away
The real shame is if you have $20 to spend and your gas tank is at a quarter tank, you go try to win some more or just put 4 1/2 gallons of gas in your car. This is a down right shame that Connecticut pays so much for gas that it is killing this once great state.
Wow, layoffs in Connecticut? Now they’re a Demon-rat colored state, right?
“The newspaper also reports that CEO Jeffrey Hartmann left the casino on Wednesday an that the casino will shot down its Keno operation.”
I hope at least one of the laid-off casino employees gets a job at nbcconnecticut.com — as a copy editor. No skill or experience needed apparently.
How do you know it isn’t?
Flip’s death was kept very quiet......
Maybe Lieawatha Warren can represent them in bankruptcy.
Flips death was kept very quiet......
that’s funny....I’m sure I heard Ed Rendell assure us that having casinos would solve ALL of our economic problems till the end of time...
Just think about it! A casino can’t even keep it’s operation going in this economy.
It boggles the mind almost, sure gambling is there to fleece the “suckers”, excuse me I mean patrons, out of their money. But what a Casino sells most of all is HOPE. Hope that somehow you can make a lot of money suddenly and live the good life, a least for awhile.
So as I see it, even hope is gone there in Connecticut. They can’t afford it anymore.
Tongue in cheek...
if its a state casino, its very very bad news.....the states need this revenue flow.....infact, all state run or private casinos need to do well, because they pay taxes, unlike the indian casinos, who sock billions away tax free....
as long as govt run or private casinos pay taxes I want them to expand everywhere, and force indian casinos out, or to negotiate and pay taxes....the billions lost in tax revenue is pure insanity...
So many states have casino gambling now, and can do it much cheaper than in Connecticut
You do not hear the Mississippi casinos shutting down...and they get whacked by hurricanes every now and then. And Miss. does not have the moneyed people like CT and metro NYC, BOS does
Florida has also opened up the Indian casinos, allowing them to have legit slot machines. You wanna go to FL or CT for vacation?
I think its more than a bad economy
as long as govt run or private casinos pay taxes I want them to expand everywhere
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Somewhat like a bar on every corner...eventually NO ONE makes any money, there are only just so many customers to go around.
Remember the great scheme to get smokers to pay for health care?
Only problem is/was they were expecting smokers to foot the bill while at the same time spending the money (what they don’t misroute or downright steal) coming in on anti smoking material, plus tax themselves right out of existence.
The ultimate PONZI SCHEME....once everyone is a member, the well is dried up.
Mostly black blood in this "Indian"