The tribes have paused the new casino project to focus on their existing properties as the pandemic continues to take its toll on business.
US.- The Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation and Mohegan Tribe’s Tribal Winds casino project in East Windsor, Connecticut, has been put on hold due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
The two tribes have said the project will begin once the markets improve. In the meantime, the tribes will focus on the operation of their existing properties.
The Tribal Winds casino was projected to require two years of construction. No timeline has been given for when the project will resume.
In a joint statement, the tribes’ leaders said: “While there’s no way we could have accounted for this latest delay, we still believe Tribal Winds is a viable project that will come to fruition once markets improve and we’ve taken concrete steps toward restoring normal business operations.”
Both tribes closed their casinos back in March and have been operating at 25 per cent capacity since reopening in June.
The Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation, which operates Foxwoods Resort Casino, announced this week that it will cut services and furlough around 100 workers.