Served as GM of Connecticut, Pennsylvania properties

Mohegan Tribal Gaming Authority boss quits

Robert Soper is pictured above. The Authority is an instrumentality of the Mohegan Tribe of Indians of Connecticut, a federally-recognized Indian tribe with an approximately 595-acre reservation situated in southeastern Connecticut. It has been granted the exclusive authority to conduct and regulate gaming activities on the existing reservation of the Tribe, including the operation of Mohegan Sun.

United States 
| 17/02/2017

The Mohegan Tribal Gaming Authority has announced that President and CEO Robert Soper has resigned to pursue other opportunities effective immediately. Former CEO Mitchell Grossinger Etess will act as interim CEO subject to necessary regulatory filings or approvals.

"Having served as General Manager of both our Connecticut and Pennsylvania properties, Bobby actively pursued the growth of the Mohegan gaming enterprise to ensure its viability and survivability in an ever-increasingly competitive industry, and he helped us achieve important gains across the country and around the world," said Kevin P. Brown, Chairman of the Management Board of the Authority.

"The Authority is on good footing with its lowest debt-leverage ratio since the recession; combined with the outstanding opportunities presented by a number of management agreements put into place under his stead, MTGA is postured to sustain the tribe for generations to come. Mitchell's experience, and sustained connection over the past year, will allow us to sustain our progress while we commence the search for a new corporate leader."

"Though this is a time for change, it is important that we do not lose sight of all of this incredible progress. We will rely on the inherent strengths of our entire team that continues to deliver memorable experiences and unmatched personalized services to our guests. Our Core Values combined with the Spirit of Aquai and open communication, will ensure that we emerge an even stronger enterprise in this next cycle of our growth."