Mohegan Tribal Gaming Authority (MTGA), parent company of the Mohegan Sun casinos in Connecticut and Pennsylvania, announced that Bobby Soper, president of Mohegan Sun in Connecticut, is being elevated to president of MTGA.
Soper succeeded Mitchell Etess as MTGA president effective March 30. Etess announced in November that he is retiring as president and CEO of the authority. Soper has been with MTGA for 20 years, first as executive vice president of the Connecticut casino, then as CEO of Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs in Pennsylvania prior to being named CEO of the Connecticut flagship property.
Ray Pineault has been appointed president and general manager of the Mohegan Sun in Connecticut, and Thomas Burke was appointed to the new post of chief operating officer of MTGA. He is acting president of Mohegan Gaming Advisors, the authority’s management consultant firm.
In addition to owning and operating the two Mohegan Sun casinos, MTGA operates the Resorts Casino Hotel in Atlantic City, and is exploring potential locations in other jurisdictions. The authority was one of the losing bidders in the recent Massachusetts casino competition.