Mohegan Tribe to File for New York City Casino Licenses

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    The Mohegan Tribal Authority plans to file for New York casino licenses.

    The head of the Mohegan Tribal Gaming Authority says the operator of casinos in Connecticut and Pennsylvania will file applications for New York casino licenses in time for a looming deadline.

    Chief Executive Mitchell Etess told The Day that the authority will file a final application on Monday, the deadline.

    The Mohegan tribal authority is involved in one of two bids to build a casino by the site of the old Concord resort in Sullivan County, New York. Empire Resorts vice president Charles Degliomini says his group's Sullivan County bid also is moving forward.

    A state siting board set a June 30 deadline for applicants seeking one of up to four upstate New York casino licenses to be granted this fall under a gambling act approved last year.