"Frankly, some of these opportunities are the best untapped gambling markets in the United States," she said. But, McDowell said, "the industry lets its best growth opportunities die on the vine, choosing instead to fight each other."
Mitchell Etess, CEO of Mohegan Sun in Connecticut, said the state's two Native American-run casinos once had few competitors, but the Northeast casino market is becoming more crowded.
And part of that will be due to Mohegan Sun, which is also seeking a casino license in Massachusetts.
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