Land Owner: Mohegan Resorts Looks Elsewhere

Mohegan Sun appears to be looking outside of Palmer, Massachusetts  to build a casino .

Attorney Steve Spelman represents Northeast Realty which owns the land  the Palmer casino would be built on. In recent days when Spelman tried to reach the tribe about the rumors, he says he heard nothing.

That changed on Wednesday.  Spelman received a letter from Mohegan requesting that its exclusive commitment to build in Palmer be terminated, while at the same time holding on to the land. Spelman says that would block other developers from building on the site. Spelman says he wrote a letter to Mohegan saying….

“…essentially you can’t do this. And if you have been doing it it’s wrong so stop it. And if you don’t stop it we’re going to take you to court and talk to the gaming commission about it.”

This new twist falls less than a week before a scheduled recount in Palmer. Residents against building a casino won that election earlier this month by 93 votes. Attempts to reach Mohegan Resorts for this story were unsuccessful.