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Mohegan Sun goes coinless

18 April 2007

CONNECTICUT – As reported by the Boston Herald: "Mohegan Sun is taking the ca-ching out of the casino. Or at least they're taking the coins out.

"The Connecticut casino resort is converting all of its slot machines to a coinless system, and trimming its labor costs in the process.

"By May 1, all 6,000 Mohegan Sun slots will be coin-free, making it the first New England casino to get rid of coins in favor of paper money. The casino has been gradually phasing out the use of coins in its slots in recent years.

"Almost all slots at Mohegan Sun now use payout tickets that can be redeemed for cash, said Frank Neborsky, vice president of slot operations. The last of the machines that still take quarter and dollar coins are on their way out.

"It's part of a natural evolution that will help decrease the labor costs of dealing with thousands of coins, Neborsky said. Since starting the process in 2005, Mohegan Sun has seen a 20 percent decrease in staffing, the casino said…"

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