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UNITED STATES
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, DC 20549 
_________________________________
FORM 10-Q
 _____________________________________
x
QUARTERLY REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
For the quarterly period ended June 30, 2017
OR
o
TRANSITION REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
For the transition period from                     to                    
Commission file number 033-80655
 __________________________________________
MOHEGAN TRIBAL GAMING AUTHORITY
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
 __________________________________________ 
Not Applicable
 
06-1436334
(State or other jurisdiction
of incorporation or organization)
 
(IRS Employer
Identification No.)
 
 
One Mohegan Sun Boulevard, Uncasville, CT
 
06382
(Address of principal executive offices)
 
(Zip Code)
(860) 862-8000
(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)
 ___________________________________________
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant (1) has filed all reports required to be filed by Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the registrant was required to file such reports), and (2) has been subject to such filing requirements for the past 90 days.    Yes  ¨    No  x*
*
The registrant is a voluntary filer of reports required to be filed by certain companies under Sections 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 and has filed all reports that would have been required during the preceding 12 months had it been subject to such filing requirements.
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant has submitted electronically and posted on its corporate web site, if any, every Interactive Data File required to be submitted and posted pursuant to Rule 405 of Regulation S-T during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the registrant was required to submit and post such files).    Yes  x    No  ¨
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a large accelerated filer, an accelerated filer, a non-accelerated filer, a smaller reporting company, or an emerging growth company. See the definitions of “large accelerated filer,” “accelerated filer,” “smaller reporting company,” and “emerging growth company” in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act.
Large accelerated filer  o
Accelerated filer  o
Non-accelerated filer  x
Smaller reporting company  o
Emerging growth company  o
 
If an emerging growth company, indicate by check mark if the registrant has elected not to use the extended transition period for complying with any new or revised financial accounting standards provided pursuant to Section 13(a) of the Exchange Act. o
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a shell company (as defined in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act).     Yes  ¨    No  x



MOHEGAN TRIBAL GAMING AUTHORITY
INDEX TO FORM 10-Q
 
 
Page
Number
PART I.
 
Item 1.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Item 2.
 
 
 
Item 3.
 
 
 
Item 4.
 
 
 
PART II.
 
 
 
 
Item 1.
 
 
 
Item 1A.
 
 
 
Item 6.
 
 
 
Signatures.



PART I. FINANCIAL INFORMATION

Item 1.
Financial Statements

MOHEGAN TRIBAL GAMING AUTHORITY
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS
(in thousands)
(unaudited)
 
June 30,
2017
 
September 30,
2016
ASSETS
 
 
 
Current assets:
 
 
 
Cash and cash equivalents
$
87,395

 
$
83,743

Restricted cash
2,641

 
1,232

Receivables, net
53,062

 
42,688

Inventories
15,702

 
15,312

Due from Mohegan Tribe
320

 
95

Other current assets
17,841

 
22,409

Total current assets
176,961

 
165,479

Non-current assets:
 
 
 
Restricted cash
171,190

 
205,833

Property and equipment, net
1,330,520

 
1,326,544

Goodwill
39,459

 
39,459

Other intangible assets, net
404,011

 
404,289

Due from Mohegan Tribe
2,491

 
1,162

Other assets, net
90,337

 
85,196

Total assets
$
2,214,969

 
$
2,227,962

LIABILITIES AND CAPITAL
 
 
 
Current liabilities:
 
 
 
Current portion of long-term debt
$
75,128

 
$
24,259

Current portion of long-term debt - Mohegan Tribe

 
5,500

Current portion of capital leases

 
856

Trade payables
12,478

 
12,373

Construction payables
10,387

 
8,462

Accrued interest payable
8,703

 
5,512

Due to Mohegan Tribe
1,848

 
1,526

Other current liabilities
161,168

 
149,152

Total current liabilities
269,712

 
207,640

Non-current liabilities:
 
 
 
Long-term debt, net of current portion
1,598,288

 
1,647,988

Long-term debt, net of current portion - Mohegan Tribe

 
7,420

Capital leases, net of current portion

 
665

Other long-term liabilities
1,351

 
1,597

Total liabilities
1,869,351

 
1,865,310

Commitments and Contingencies


 


Capital:
 
 
 
Retained earnings
234,851

 
249,102

Accumulated other comprehensive income
1,147

 
5,106

Mohegan Tribal Gaming Authority total capital
235,998

 
254,208

Non-controlling interests
109,620

 
108,444

Total capital
345,618

 
362,652

Total liabilities and capital
$
2,214,969

 
$
2,227,962

The accompanying notes are an integral part of these condensed consolidated financial statements.

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MOHEGAN TRIBAL GAMING AUTHORITY
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF INCOME AND COMPREHENSIVE INCOME
(in thousands)
(unaudited)
 
 
For the
 
For the
 
For the
 
For the
 
Three Months Ended
 
Three Months Ended
 
Nine Months Ended
 
Nine Months Ended
 
June 30, 2017
 
June 30, 2016
 
June 30, 2017
 
June 30, 2016
Revenues:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Gaming
$
293,955

 
$
276,807

 
$
872,766

 
$
865,889

Food and beverage
23,009

 
23,608

 
67,796

 
66,808

Hotel
16,896

 
14,222

 
46,518

 
38,639

Retail, entertainment and other*
42,675

 
34,286

 
106,648

 
89,031

Gross revenues
376,535

 
348,923

 
1,093,728

 
1,060,367

Less-Promotional allowances
(26,380
)
 
(25,496
)
 
(75,757
)
 
(71,965
)
Net revenues
350,155

 
323,427

 
1,017,971

 
988,402

Operating costs and expenses:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Gaming*
165,072

 
164,302

 
494,654

 
495,060

Food and beverage
10,654

 
10,674

 
31,224

 
30,807

Hotel*
7,686

 
4,229

 
20,860

 
11,731

Retail, entertainment and other
15,457

 
12,872

 
42,426

 
30,691

Advertising, general and administrative*
49,760

 
47,649

 
150,349

 
148,871

Corporate*
12,455

 
7,520

 
43,903

 
26,601

Depreciation and amortization
19,055

 
18,172

 
55,357

 
55,969

(Gain) loss on disposition of assets
(16
)
 
12

 
(107
)
 
341

Pre-opening
68

 

 
497

 

Total operating costs and expenses
280,191

 
265,430

 
839,163

 
800,071

Income from operations
69,964

 
57,997

 
178,808

 
188,331

Other income (expense):
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Interest income
2,784

 
2,284

 
8,362

 
6,469

Interest expense
(27,690
)
 
(33,949
)
 
(86,319
)
 
(102,294
)
Loss on modification and early extinguishment of debt
(1,094
)
 
(277
)
 
(74,890
)
 
(484
)
Loss from unconsolidated affiliates
(288
)
 
(494
)
 
(3,133
)
 
(1,338
)
Other income (expense), net

 
(1
)
 
3

 
(17
)
Total other expense
(26,288
)
 
(32,437
)
 
(155,977
)
 
(97,664
)
Net income
43,676

 
25,560

 
22,831

 
90,667

(Income) loss attributable to non-controlling interests
104

 
478

 
797

 
(2,225
)
Net income attributable to Mohegan Tribal Gaming Authority
$
43,780

 
$
26,038

 
$
23,628

 
$
88,442

Comprehensive income:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Foreign currency translation
(5,133
)
 
(606
)
 
(8,434
)
 
3,596

Other comprehensive income (loss)
(5,133
)
 
(606
)
 
(8,434
)
 
3,596

Other comprehensive (income) loss attributable to non-controlling interests
2,866

 
384

 
4,475

 
(1,793
)
Other comprehensive income (loss) attributable to Mohegan Tribal Gaming Authority
(2,267
)
 
(222
)
 
(3,959
)
 
1,803

Comprehensive income attributable to Mohegan Tribal Gaming Authority
$
41,513

 
$
25,816

 
$
19,669

 
$
90,245


The accompanying notes are an integral part of these condensed consolidated financial statements.
* These financial statement line items include revenues and costs and expenses associated with related party transactions (refer to Note 4).


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MOHEGAN TRIBAL GAMING AUTHORITY
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CHANGES IN CAPITAL
(in thousands)
(unaudited)
 
 
Retained Earnings
 
Accumulated Other Comprehensive Income
 
Mohegan Tribal Gaming Authority Total Capital
 
Non-controlling      
Interests
 
Total Capital
Balance, March 31, 2017
$
204,950

 
$
3,414

 
$
208,364

 
$
113,711

 
$
322,075

Net income (loss)
43,780

 

 
43,780

 
(104
)
 
43,676

Foreign currency translation adjustment

 
(2,267
)
 
(2,267
)
 
(2,866
)
 
(5,133
)
Distributions to Mohegan Tribe
(15,000
)
 

 
(15,000
)
 

 
(15,000
)
Redemption of membership interest
1,121

 

 
1,121

 
(1,121
)
 

Balance, June 30, 2017
$
234,851

 
$
1,147

 
$
235,998

 
$
109,620

 
$
345,618

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Balance, September 30, 2016
$
249,102

 
$
5,106

 
$
254,208

 
$
108,444

 
$
362,652

Net income (loss)
23,628

 

 
23,628

 
(797
)
 
22,831

Foreign currency translation adjustment

 
(3,959
)
 
(3,959
)
 
(4,475
)
 
(8,434
)
Share-based compensation

 

 

 
7,569

 
7,569

Distributions to Mohegan Tribe
(39,000
)
 

 
(39,000
)
 

 
(39,000
)
Redemption of membership interest
1,121

 

 
1,121

 
(1,121
)
 

Balance, June 30, 2017
$
234,851

 
$
1,147

 
$
235,998

 
$
109,620

 
$
345,618

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Balance, March 31, 2016
$
210,656

 
$
2,025

 
$
212,681

 
$
57,184

 
$
269,865

Net income (loss)
26,038

 

 
26,038

 
(478
)
 
25,560

Foreign currency translation adjustment

 
(222
)
 
(222
)
 
(384
)
 
(606
)
Distributions to Mohegan Tribe
(13,250
)
 

 
(13,250
)
 

 
(13,250
)
Balance, June 30, 2016
$
223,444

 
$
1,803

 
$
225,247

 
$
56,322

 
$
281,569

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Balance, September 30, 2015
$
169,452

 
$

 
$
169,452

 
$
(1,411
)
 
$
168,041

Net income
88,442

 

 
88,442

 
2,225

 
90,667

Foreign currency translation adjustment

 
1,803

 
1,803

 
1,793

 
3,596

Contributions from members

 

 

 
47,568

 
47,568

Share-based compensation

 

 

 
6,147

 
6,147

Distributions to Mohegan Tribe
(34,450
)
 

 
(34,450
)
 

 
(34,450
)
Balance, June 30, 2016
$
223,444

 
$
1,803

 
$
225,247

 
$
56,322

 
$
281,569


The accompanying notes are an integral part of these condensed consolidated financial statements.


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MOHEGAN TRIBAL GAMING AUTHORITY
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS
(in thousands) (unaudited)
 
For the Nine Months Ended
 
For the Nine Months Ended
 
June 30, 2017
 
June 30, 2016
Cash flows provided by (used in) operating activities:
 
 
 
Net income
$
22,831

 
$
90,667

Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash flows provided by operating activities:
 
 
 
Depreciation and amortization
55,357

 
55,969

Loss on modification and early extinguishment of debt, net
65,218

 
207

Amortization of debt issuance costs, premiums and discounts
5,340

 
7,252

Provision (recovery) for losses on receivables
2,357

 
(5,075
)
Share-based compensation
7,569

 
6,147

(Gain) loss on disposition of assets
(107
)
 
341

Loss from unconsolidated affiliates
3,133

 
1,338

Changes in operating assets and liabilities:
 
 
 
Increase in receivables
(11,414
)
 
(4,705
)
Increase in inventories
(390
)
 
(1,177
)
Increase in prepaid and other assets
(6,079
)
 
(11,380
)
Decrease in trade payables
(1,186
)
 
(1,676
)
Increase in accrued interest
3,191

 
10,466

Increase in other liabilities
1,540

 
8,148

Net cash flows provided by operating activities
147,360

 
156,522

Cash flows provided by (used in) investing activities:
 
 
 
Purchases of property and equipment, including increase (decrease) in construction payables of $1,925 and $(10,031), respectively
(56,867
)
 
(37,726
)
Issuance of third-party loans and advances
(1,674
)
 
(4,229
)
Payments received on third-party loans and advances
131

 
13,524

(Increase) decrease in restricted cash, net
26,926

 
(47,422
)
Proceeds from asset sales
185

 
161

Investments in unconsolidated affiliates
(1,168
)
 
(100
)
Payment of franchise fee
(30
)
 

Net cash flows used in investing activities
(32,497
)
 
(75,792
)
Cash flows provided by (used in) financing activities:
 
 
 
Prior Senior Secured Credit Facility borrowings - Revolving
35,000

 
521,000

Prior Senior Secured Credit Facility repayments - Revolving
(48,000
)
 
(523,000
)
Prior Senior Secured Credit Facility repayments - Term Loan A
(99,986
)
 
(10,950
)
Prior Senior Secured Credit Facility repayments - Term Loan B
(778,175
)
 
(28,822
)
Senior Secured Credit Facility borrowings - Revolving
412,000

 

Senior Secured Credit Facility repayments - Revolving
(399,000
)
 

Senior Secured Credit Facility borrowings - Term Loan A, net of discount
441,965

 

Senior Secured Credit Facility repayments - Term Loan A
(16,688
)
 

Senior Secured Credit Facility borrowings - Term Loan B, net of discount
777,150

 

Senior Secured Credit Facility repayments - Term Loan B
(1,963
)
 

Prior Line of Credit borrowings
9,735

 
387,781

Prior Line of Credit repayments
(9,735
)
 
(387,781
)
Line of Credit borrowings
474,905

 

Line of Credit repayments
(474,905
)
 

Proceeds from issuance of Senior Unsecured Notes, net of discount
496,355

 
100,000

Mohegan Expo Credit Facility borrowings - Term Loan
6,500

 

Prior Downs Lodging Credit Facility repayments - Term Loan

 
(40,516
)
Downs Lodging Credit Facility borrowings - Term Loan

 
25,000

Downs Lodging Credit Facility repayments - Term Loan
(21,656
)
 
(1,562
)
Borrowings from Mohegan Tribe

 
22,500

Repayments to Mohegan Tribe
(12,920
)
 
(25,500
)
Repayments of other long-term debt
(785,395
)
 
(624
)
Payments on capital lease obligations
(1,521
)
 
(615
)
Distributions to Mohegan Tribe
(39,000
)
 
(34,450
)
Payments of tender offer and repurchase costs
(50,308
)
 

Payments of financing fees
(25,455
)
 
(7,348
)
Payments to acquire non-controlling interests

 
(804
)
Non-controlling interest contributions

 
47,568

Net cash flows provided by (used in) financing activities
(111,097
)
 
41,877

Net increase in cash and cash equivalents
3,766

 
122,607

Effect of exchange rate on cash and cash equivalents
(114
)
 
308

Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of period
83,743

 
65,754

Cash and cash equivalents at end of period
$
87,395

 
$
188,669

 
 
 
 
Supplemental disclosures:
 
 
 
Cash paid during the period for interest
$
77,801

 
$
84,588

Non-cash Senior Secured Credit Facility repayments - Term Loan A and Term Loan B
$
18,649

 
$
5,179

Non-cash payments received - Cowlitz Tribal Gaming Authority
$

 
$
6,000

Non-cash repayments - Mohegan Tribe
$

 
$
6,000

The accompanying notes are an integral part of these condensed consolidated financial statements.

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MOHEGAN TRIBAL GAMING AUTHORITY
NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
(unaudited)

NOTE 1—ORGANIZATION:
The Mohegan Tribe of Indians of Connecticut (the “Mohegan Tribe” or the “Tribe”) established the Mohegan Tribal Gaming Authority (the “Authority”) in July 1995 with the exclusive authority to conduct and regulate gaming activities for the Tribe on Tribal lands and the non-exclusive authority to conduct such activities elsewhere. On June 15, 2017, the Authority announced a corporate effort to align its brand image with its expanding business, and accordingly rebranded, and is now doing business as Mohegan Gaming & Entertainment (“MGE”).
The Tribe is a federally-recognized Indian tribe with an approximately 595-acre reservation situated in Southeastern Connecticut, adjacent to Uncasville, Connecticut. Under the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act of 1988, federally-recognized Indian tribes are permitted to conduct full-scale casino gaming operations on tribal lands, subject to, among other things, the negotiation of a compact with the affected state. The Tribe and the State of Connecticut entered into a compact (the “Mohegan Compact”), which was approved by the United States Secretary of the Interior. MGE is primarily engaged in the ownership, operation and development of gaming facilities. In October 1996, MGE opened Mohegan Sun, a gaming and entertainment complex situated on an approximately 196-acre site on the Tribe's reservation. MGE is governed by a nine-member Management Board, whose members also comprise the Mohegan Tribal Council, the governing body of the Tribe. Any change in the composition of the Mohegan Tribal Council results in a corresponding change in MGE's Management Board.
As of June 30, 2017, the following subsidiaries were wholly-owned by MGE: Mohegan Basketball Club, LLC (“MBC”), Mohegan Golf, LLC (“Mohegan Golf”), Mohegan Lacrosse, LLC (“Mohegan Lacrosse”), Mohegan Expo Center, LLC (“Mohegan Expo”), Mohegan Commercial Ventures-PA, LLC (“MCV-PA”), Mohegan Ventures-Northwest, LLC (“Mohegan Ventures-NW”) and Mohegan Gaming Advisors, LLC ("Mohegan Gaming Advisors").
MBC owns and operates the Connecticut Sun, a professional basketball team in the Women's National Basketball Association (the “WNBA”). MBC currently owns a 4.2% membership interest in WNBA, LLC.
Mohegan Golf owns and operates the Mohegan Sun Golf Club in Southeastern Connecticut.
Mohegan Lacrosse holds a 50% membership interest in New England Black Wolves, LLC (“NEBW”). NEBW owns and operates the New England Black Wolves, a professional indoor lacrosse team in the National Lacrosse League.
Mohegan Expo was formed to finance, build and operate an exposition and convention center to be located adjacent to Mohegan Sun.
MCV-PA holds a 0.01% general partnership interest in each of Downs Racing, L.P. (“Downs Racing”), Backside, L.P., Mill Creek Land, L.P. and Northeast Concessions, L.P. (collectively, along with MCV-PA, the “Pocono Subsidiaries”), while MGE holds the remaining 99.99% limited partnership interest in each entity. Downs Racing owns and operates Mohegan Sun Pocono, a gaming and entertainment facility situated on an approximately 400-acre site in Plains Township, Pennsylvania, and several off-track wagering facilities located elsewhere in Pennsylvania (collectively, the “Pennsylvania Facilities”).
MGE views the operations of Mohegan Sun, MBC, Mohegan Golf and Mohegan Lacrosse (collectively, the “Connecticut Facilities”) and the Pennsylvania Facilities as two separate operating segments.
Mohegan Ventures-NW and a subsidiary of the Tribe hold 81.92% and 18.08% membership interests in Salishan-Mohegan, LLC (“Salishan-Mohegan”), respectively. Salishan-Mohegan was formed to participate in the development and management of ilani Casino Resort, a gaming and entertainment facility owned by the federally-recognized Cowlitz Indian Tribe (the “Cowlitz Tribe”) and the Cowlitz Tribal Gaming Authority (the “CTGA”), which opened in April 2017 on the Cowlitz reservation in Clark County, Washington (the “Cowlitz Project”).
Mohegan Gaming Advisors was formed to pursue gaming opportunities outside the State of Connecticut, including management contracts and consulting agreements for casino and entertainment properties. The subsidiary and investment interests held by Mohegan Gaming Advisors include the following:
a 100% membership interest in MGA Holding NJ, LLC (“MGA Holding NJ”) and MGA Gaming NJ, LLC (collectively, the “Mohegan NJ Entities”). The Mohegan NJ Entities were formed to pursue management contracts and consulting agreements in the State of New Jersey. MGA Holding NJ holds a 10% ownership interest in Resorts Casino Hotel in Atlantic City, New Jersey, and its associated gaming activities, including on-line gaming in the State of New Jersey.

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MOHEGAN TRIBAL GAMING AUTHORITY
NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS – (Continued)
(unaudited)

a 100% membership interest in MGA Holding MA, LLC (“MGA Holding MA”) and MGA Gaming MA, LLC (“MGA Gaming MA”). MGA Holding MA holds a 100% membership interest in MGA Palmer Partners, LLC (“MGA Palmer Partners”). MGA Palmer Partners holds a 100% membership interest in Mohegan Sun Massachusetts, LLC (“Mohegan Sun Massachusetts” and, together with MGA Holding MA, MGA Gaming MA and MGA Palmer Partners, collectively referred to herein as the “Mohegan MA Entities”). The Mohegan MA Entities were formed to pursue gaming opportunities in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
a 50.19% membership interest in Inspire Integrated Resort Co., Ltd. (“Inspire Integrated Resort”). Inspire Integrated Resort was formed to pursue gaming opportunities in South Korea ("Project Inspire").
a 100% membership interest in MGA Korea, LLC (“MGA Korea”). MGA Korea was formed to support certain activities related to Project Inspire.
a 100% membership interest in MGNV, LLC (“MGNV”). MGNV was formed to pursue gaming, hospitality and entertainment opportunities in the State of Nevada.
a 100% membership interest in MGLA, LLC (“MGLA”). MGLA was formed to pursue gaming, hospitality and entertainment opportunities in the State of Louisiana.
a 100% membership interest in MGBR, LLC (“MGBR”). MGBR was formed to pursue gaming, hospitality and entertainment opportunities in South America. MGBR holds a 7.4% membership interest in an unaffiliated third-party limited liability company.
MGE holds a 50% membership interest in MMCT Venture, LLC (“MMCT”). MMCT was formed with the Mashantucket Pequot Tribe (the “MPT”) to pursue additional gaming opportunities in the State of Connecticut.


NOTE 2—BASIS OF PRESENTATION:
The accompanying unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements have been prepared in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America for interim financial information and with instructions to Form 10-Q and Rule 10-01 of Regulation S-X. In accordance with Rule 10-01, the accompanying unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements do not include all of the information and footnotes required by accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America for complete consolidated financial statements. The accompanying year-end condensed consolidated balance sheet was derived from audited financial statements, but does not include all disclosures required by accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America. In management's opinion, all adjustments, including normal recurring accruals and adjustments, necessary for a fair statement of MGE's operating results for the interim period, have been included. In addition, certain amounts in the accompanying 2016 condensed consolidated financial statements have been reclassified to conform to the 2017 presentation.
The gaming market in the Northeastern United States is seasonal in nature, with peak gaming activities often occurring at Mohegan Sun and Mohegan Sun Pocono during the months of May through August. Accordingly, MGE's operating results for the three months and nine months ended June 30, 2017 are not necessarily indicative of operating results for other interim periods or an entire fiscal year.
The accompanying condensed consolidated financial statements should be read in conjunction with the consolidated financial statements and notes thereto included in MGE's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended September 30, 2016.
Principles of Consolidation
The accompanying condensed consolidated financial statements include the accounts of MGE and its majority and wholly-owned subsidiaries and entities. In accordance with authoritative guidance issued by the Financial Accounting Standards Board (the “FASB”) pertaining to consolidation of variable interest entities ("VIE"), the accounts of Salishan-Mohegan are consolidated into the accounts of Mohegan Ventures-NW, the accounts of Inspire Integrated Resort are consolidated into the accounts of Mohegan Gaming Advisors and the accounts of NEBW are consolidated into the accounts of Mohegan Lacrosse as Mohegan Ventures-NW, Mohegan Gaming Advisors and Mohegan Lacrosse are deemed to be the primary beneficiaries. A primary beneficiary is defined as the party that has both the power to direct the activities that most significantly impact the VIE's economic performance and the obligation to absorb losses of or the right to receive benefits from the VIE that could potentially be significant to the VIE. To determine whether MGE's interest in a VIE could potentially be significant to the VIE, MGE considers both qualitative and quantitative factors regarding the nature, size and form of its involvement in the VIE. MGE assesses whether it is the primary

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beneficiary of a VIE or the holder of a significant variable interest in a VIE on an on-going basis. In consolidation, all inter-company balances and transactions were eliminated.
Long-Term Receivables
Long-term receivables consist primarily of receivables from affiliates and others.
Receivables from affiliates, which are included in receivables, net, and other assets, net, in the accompanying condensed consolidated balance sheets, consist of reimbursable costs and expenses advanced by Salishan-Mohegan on behalf of the Cowlitz Tribe for the Cowlitz Project (refer to Note 6). The Salishan-Mohegan receivables were payable upon: (1) the related property being taken into trust by the United States Department of the Interior and (2) the receipt of necessary financing for the development of the Cowlitz Project. In March 2015, the Cowlitz Project site was taken into trust by the United States Department of the Interior for the benefit of the Cowlitz Tribe. In addition, in December 2015, the CTGA obtained financing for the Cowlitz Project. The financing provided funding for construction of the Cowlitz Project and a partial repayment of the Salishan-Mohegan receivables. MGE maintains a reserve for doubtful collection of the remaining Salishan-Mohegan receivables, which is based on MGE's estimate of the probability that the receivables will be collected. MGE assesses the reserve for doubtful collection of the Salishan-Mohegan receivables for adequacy on a quarterly basis. In fiscal 2016, following the financing of the Cowlitz Project, MGE reduced the reserve for doubtful collection of the Salishan-Mohegan receivables. Future developments in the Cowlitz Project, including cash flows generated by the casino resort, CTGA's debt covenant restrictions and other matters affecting the project, could affect the collectability of the Salishan-Mohegan receivables and the related reserve.
Receivables from others, which are primarily included in other assets, net, in the accompanying condensed consolidated balance sheets, consist of funds loaned to a third-party in connection with the Cowlitz Project and a loan to a tenant of Mohegan Sun. MGE considered maintaining a reserve for doubtful collection of receivables from others based on MGE's estimate of the probability that these receivables will be collected considering historical experience, creditworthiness of the related third-party and tenant and all other available information; however, no such reserve was deemed necessary as of June 30, 2017. A receivable is charged off against the reserve when MGE believes it is probable the receivable will not be recovered. MGE believes that there is no concentration of credit risk for which a reserve has not been established. 
The following table presents a reconciliation of long-term receivables, including current portions, and the related reserves for doubtful collection of these long-term receivables (in thousands):
 
Long-Term Receivables
 
Affiliates
 
Others
 
Total
Balance, March 31, 2017 (1)
$
93,138

 
$
4,392

 
$
97,530

Additions:
 
 
 
 
 
   Advances and other loans, including interest receivable
2,350

 
677

 
3,027

   Development fees, including interest receivable
2,931

 

 
2,931

   Management and service fees
2,638

 

 
2,638

Deductions:
 
 
 
 
 
   Payments (2)
(1,409
)
 
(44
)
 
(1,453
)
Balance, June 30, 2017 (1)
$
99,648

 
$
5,025

 
$
104,673

 
 
 
 
 
 
Balance, September 30, 2016 (1)
$
86,851

 
$
3,373

 
$
90,224

Additions:
 
 
 
 
 
   Advances and other loans, including interest receivable
7,029

 
1,783

 
8,812

   Development fees, including interest receivable
6,887

 

 
6,887

   Management and service fees
2,638

 

 
2,638

Deductions:
 
 
 
 
 
   Payments (2)
(3,757
)
 
(131
)
 
(3,888
)
Balance, June 30, 2017 (1)
$
99,648

 
$
5,025

 
$
104,673

__________
(1)
Includes current portions of $10.9 million, $1.6 million and $4.9 million as of June 30, 2017, March 31, 2017 and September 30, 2016, respectively. Also, includes interest receivable of $58.6 million, $56.1 million and $51.0 million as of June 30, 2017, March 31, 2017 and September 30, 2016, respectively.
(2)
Payments of receivables from affiliates represent payments of development fees earned.

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Reserves for Doubtful Collection of Long-Term Receivables
 
Affiliates        
 
Others        
 
Total             
Balance, March 31, 2017
$
17,321

 
$

 
$
17,321

Additions:
 
 
 
 
 
   Charges to bad debt expense
470

 

 
470

Balance, June 30, 2017
$
17,791

 
$

 
$
17,791

 
 
 
 
 
 
Balance, September 30, 2016
$
16,385

 
$

 
$
16,385

Additions:
 
 
 
 
 
   Charges to bad debt expense
1,406

 

 
1,406

Balance, June 30, 2017
$
17,791

 
$

 
$
17,791

Fair Value of Financial Instruments
The fair value amounts presented below are reported to satisfy disclosure requirements pursuant to authoritative guidance issued by the FASB pertaining to disclosures about fair values of financial instruments and are not necessarily indicative of amounts that MGE could realize in a current market transaction.
MGE applies the following fair value hierarchy, which prioritizes the inputs utilized to measure fair value into three levels:
Level 1 - Quoted prices for identical assets or liabilities in active markets;
Level 2 - Quoted prices for similar assets or liabilities in active markets, quoted prices for identical or similar assets or liabilities in inactive markets or valuations based on models where the significant inputs are observable or can be corroborated by observable market data; and
Level 3 - Valuations based on models where the significant inputs are unobservable. The unobservable inputs reflect MGE's estimates or assumptions that market participants would utilize in pricing such assets or liabilities.
MGE's assessment of the significance of a particular input requires judgment and may affect the valuation of financial assets and liabilities and their placement within the fair value hierarchy.
The carrying amount of cash and cash equivalents, restricted cash, receivables, trade payables and promissory notes and certain credit facilities approximates fair value. The estimated fair value of MGE's financing facilities and notes were as follows (in thousands):
 
June 30, 2017
 
Carrying Value         
 
Fair Value         
Senior Secured Credit Facility - Revolving
$
13,000

 
$
12,984

Senior Secured Credit Facility - Term Loan A
$
403,588

 
$
413,683

Senior Secured Credit Facility - Term Loan B
$
762,354

 
$
788,886

2016 7 7/8% Senior Unsecured Notes
$
487,296

 
$
520,000

Mohegan Expo Credit Facility - Term Loan

$
5,094

 
$
6,500

The estimated fair values of MGE's financing facilities and notes were based on Level 2 inputs (quoted market prices or prices of similar instruments) on or about June 30, 2017.

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(unaudited)

Share-based Compensation
MGE accounts for share-based compensation in accordance with authoritative guidance pertaining to share-based payments, which establishes accounting for equity instruments. Share-based compensation is measured at the measurement date, based on the calculated fair value of the award, and is recognized over the requisite service period. Share-based compensation is recognized as an operating expense and totaled $7.6 million and $6.1 million for the nine months ended June 30, 2017 and 2016, respectively. MGE did not incur any share-based compensation expense for each of the three months ended June 30, 2017 and 2016. These expenses were recorded within Corporate operating costs and expenses in the accompanying condensed consolidated statements of income and comprehensive income.
Additional Cash Flow Information
On June 30, 2017 and 2016, the bank that administers MGE’s debt service payments for its senior secured credit facilities made required principal payments on behalf of MGE totaling $18.6 million and $5.2 million, respectively, but did not accordingly debit MGE’s bank account for these payments. As of June 30, 2017 and 2016, MGE reflected these transactions as reductions to current portion of long-term debt and corresponding increases to other current liabilities. On the respective following banking days, the bank withdrew the payments from MGE’s bank account, resulting in reductions to MGE’s cash and cash equivalents and other current liabilities. Accordingly, MGE classified the payments made by the bank as non-cash financing outflows and the related amounts owed to the bank as non-cash financing inflows in the accompanying condensed consolidated statements of cash flows for the nine months ended June 30, 2017 and 2016.
In addition, in connection with the financing for the Cowlitz Project, the Cowlitz Tribe repaid $6.0 million of principal outstanding under the 2012 Mohegan Tribe Minor's Trust Promissory Note on behalf of Salishan-Mohegan. Accordingly, MGE classified this payment as a non-cash financing outflow and the related reduction to the Salishan-Mohegan receivables as a non-cash investing inflow in the accompanying consolidated statement of cash flows for the nine months ended June 30, 2016.
New Accounting Standards
The following accounting standards were adopted during the current fiscal year:
In August 2014, the FASB issued an accounting standards update which provides guidance on determining when and how to disclose going concern uncertainties in financial statements. The update requires management to perform interim and annual assessments of an entity's ability to continue as a going concern within one year of the date financial statements are issued. It also requires management to provide certain disclosures if conditions or events raise substantial doubt about the entity's ability to continue as a going concern. This guidance is required for annual reporting periods ending after December 15, 2016, and interim reporting periods thereafter, with early application permitted. MGE adopted this guidance in its first quarter of fiscal 2017 and its adoption did not impact MGE's financial statements.
In February 2015, the FASB issued an accounting standards update which amends existing requirements applicable to reporting entities that are required to evaluate whether certain legal entities should be consolidated. This guidance is required to be applied either on a retrospective or modified retrospective basis and is effective for annual reporting periods beginning after December 15, 2015, and interim reporting periods thereafter, with early application permitted. MGE adopted this guidance in its first quarter of fiscal 2017 and its adoption did not impact MGE's financial statements.
In August 2016, the FASB issued an accounting standards update which clarifies the classification and presentation of several categories in the statement of cash flows in an attempt to reduce the current diversity in practice. The update also specifies that whenever cash receipts and cash payments have aspects of more than one class of cash flows and cannot be separated, classification and presentation will depend on the predominant source or use. This guidance is required to be applied on a retrospective basis and is effective for annual reporting periods beginning after December 15, 2017, and interim reporting periods thereafter, with early application permitted. MGE adopted this guidance in its first quarter of fiscal 2017 and, as a result, payments of tender offer and repurchase costs totaling $50.3 million and payments of discounts totaling $15.5 million were classified and presented within cash flows provided by financing activities rather than cash flows provided by operating activities in the accompanying condensed consolidated statement of cash flows for the nine months ended June 30, 2017. The adoption of this guidance did not materially impact the accompanying condensed consolidated statement of cash flows for the nine months ended June 30, 2016.


    

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(unaudited)

The following accounting standards will be adopted in future reporting periods:
In May 2014, the FASB issued an accounting standards update on revenue recognition pertaining to all contracts with customers. The update requires an entity to recognize revenue when it transfers promised goods or services to customers in an amount that reflects what it expects in exchange for the goods or services. It also requires more detailed disclosures to enable users of financial statements to understand the nature, amount, timing and uncertainty of revenues and cash flows arising from contracts with customers. This guidance is required to be applied on a retrospective basis, using one of two methodologies, and was to be effective for annual reporting periods beginning after December 15, 2016, with early application not being permitted. However, in July 2015, the FASB deferred the effective date by one year. This guidance is now effective for annual and interim reporting periods beginning after December 15, 2017. Entities are permitted to adopt the guidance as of the original effective date. The FASB has since issued several accounting standards updates to further clarify this guidance including: (1) principal versus agent considerations, (2) identifying performance obligations and licensing, (3) narrow-scope improvements and practical expedients and (4) technical corrections and improvements. MGE is currently evaluating the impact that this guidance will have on its financial statements.
In February 2016, the FASB issued new guidance pertaining to leases based on the principle that entities should recognize assets and liabilities arising from leases. This guidance does not significantly change lessees’ recognition, measurement and presentation of expenses and cash flows from previous accounting standards. Leases are classified as operating or financing. The primary change in the guidance is the requirement for entities to recognize right-of-use assets representing the right to use leased assets and lease liabilities for payments during the term of operating lease arrangements. Lessees are permitted to make an accounting policy election to not recognize assets and liabilities for leases with terms of twelve months or less. Lessors' treatment of leases under this guidance is largely unchanged from previous accounting standards. In addition, the guidance expands disclosure requirements for lease arrangements. This guidance is required to be applied on a modified retrospective basis, which includes a number of practical expedients, and is effective for annual reporting periods beginning after December 15, 2018, and interim reporting periods thereafter, with early application permitted. MGE is currently evaluating the impact that this guidance will have on its financial statements.
In October 2016, the FASB issued an accounting standards update which modifies existing guidance with respect to the method utilized by a decision maker, which holds an indirect interest in a VIE through a common control party, to determine whether it is the primary beneficiary of the VIE. This guidance is required for annual reporting periods beginning after December 15, 2016, and interim reporting periods thereafter. MGE is currently evaluating the impact that this guidance will have on its financial statements.
In November 2016, the FASB issued an accounting standards update which clarifies the classification and presentation of restricted cash in the statement of cash flows. The update requires that a statement of cash flows explain the total change during the period in cash, cash equivalents and amounts generally described as restricted cash or restricted cash equivalents. This guidance is required to be applied on a retrospective basis and is effective for annual reporting periods beginning after December 15, 2017, and interim reporting periods thereafter, with early application permitted. MGE is currently evaluating the impact that this guidance will have on its statement of cash flows.
In January 2017, the FASB issued an accounting standards update which eliminates the second step in the goodwill impairment test that requires an entity to determine the implied fair value of the reporting unit's goodwill. Instead, an entity would recognize an impairment loss if the carrying value of the net assets assigned to the reporting unit exceeds the fair value of the reporting unit, with the impairment loss not to exceed the amount of goodwill allocated to the reporting unit. This guidance is required to be applied to goodwill impairment tests conducted for annual reporting periods beginning after December 15, 2019, and interim reporting periods thereafter, with early adoption permitted. MGE is currently evaluating the impact that this guidance will have on its financial statements.













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NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS – (Continued)
(unaudited)

NOTE 3—LONG-TERM DEBT:
Long-term debt consisted of the following (in thousands, including current maturities):
 
June 30,
2017
 
September 30,
2016
Prior Senior Secured Credit Facility - Revolving, due June 2018
$

 
$
13,000

Prior Senior Secured Credit Facility - Term Loan A, due June 2018, net of discount and debt issuance costs of $1,464 as of September 30, 2016

 
95,399

Prior Senior Secured Credit Facility - Term Loan B, due June 2018, net of discount and debt issuance costs of $11,119 as of September 30, 2016

 
765,002

Senior Secured Credit Facility - Revolving, due October 2021
13,000

 

Senior Secured Credit Facility - Term Loan A, due October 2021, net of discount and debt issuance costs of $8,037 as of June 30, 2017
403,588

 

Senior Secured Credit Facility - Term Loan B, due October 2023, net of discount and debt issuance costs of $18,721 as of June 30, 2017
762,354

 

2013 9 3/4% Senior Unsecured Notes, due September 2021, net of premium and debt issuance costs of $6,475 as of September 30, 2016

 
578,525

2016 7 7/8% Senior Unsecured Notes, due October 2024, net of discount and debt issuance costs of $12,704 as of June 30, 2017
487,296

 

2015 Senior Unsecured Notes, due December 2017, net of debt issuance costs of $1,679 as of September 30, 2016

 
98,321

2012 11% Senior Subordinated Notes, due September 2018, net of discount and debt issuance costs of $875 as of September 30, 2016

 
99,315

Mohegan Expo Credit Facility, due April 2022, net of debt issuance costs of $1,406 as of June 30, 2017
5,094

 

Downs Lodging Credit Facility, due November 2019, net of debt issuance costs of $1,260 as of September 30, 2016

 
20,396

2012 Mohegan Tribe Minor's Trust Promissory Note, due March 2017

 
5,500

2013 Mohegan Tribe Promissory Note, due December 2018

 
7,420

Other
2,084

 
2,289

Long-term debt, excluding capital leases
1,673,416

 
1,685,167

Less: current portion of long-term debt
(75,128
)
 
(29,759
)
Long-term debt, net of current portion
$
1,598,288

 
$
1,655,408


Maturities of long-term debt, excluding unamortized debt issuance costs and discounts, are as follows (in thousands, including current maturities):
Less than 1 year
$
75,128

1-3 years
111,044

3-5 years
286,074

More than 5 years
1,242,038

Total
$
1,714,284


In October 2016, MGE completed a comprehensive refinancing of its outstanding indebtedness, including the repayment, repurchase and redemption of its Prior Senior Secured Credit Facilities, 2013 Senior Unsecured Notes, 2015 Senior Unsecured Notes and 2012 Senior Subordinated Notes, with proceeds from new senior secured credit facilities and new senior notes (all further discussed below).

MGE incurred approximately $95.6 million in costs in connection with these refinancing transactions. Previously deferred debt issuance costs and debt discounts totaling $14.9 million, as well as $58.9 million in new transaction costs were expensed and recorded as a loss on modification and early extinguishment of debt. New debt issuance costs totaling $2.5 million were capitalized as an asset and will be amortized over the term of the related debt. The remaining $34.2 million in new debt issuance costs was reflected as debt discount and will be amortized over the term of the related debt.
Prior Senior Secured Credit Facilities
In November 2013, MGE entered into a loan agreement providing for $855.0 million of term loans and a revolving loan with a letter of credit and borrowing capacity of up to $100.0 million from certain lenders and financial institutions, with RBS Citizens, N.A., serving as Administrative and Collateral Agent (the “Prior Senior Secured Credit Facilities”). In October 2016,

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NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS – (Continued)
(unaudited)

MGE repaid and terminated the Prior Senior Secured Credit Facilities with proceeds from new Senior Secured Credit Facilities (further discussed below). As of September 30, 2016, accrued interest, including commitment fees, on the Prior Senior Secured Credit Facilities was $179,000.
Senior Secured Credit Facilities
In October 2016, MGE entered into a Credit Agreement among MGE, the Tribe, Citizens Bank, N.A., as Administrative and Collateral Agent, and the other lenders and financial institutions party thereto, providing for $1.4 billion in aggregate principal amount of senior secured credit facilities (the “Senior Secured Credit Facilities”), comprised of a $170.0 million senior secured revolving credit facility (the “Revolving Facility”), a $445.0 million senior secured term loan A facility (the “Term Loan A Facility”) and a $785.0 million senior secured term loan B facility (the “Term Loan B Facility). The Senior Secured Credit Facilities mature on October 13, 2021 (in the case of the Revolving Facility and the Term Loan A Facility) and October 13, 2023 (in the case of the Term Loan B Facility).
On April 14, 2017, MGE entered into a first amendment to the Senior Secured Credit Facilities. The amendment reduces the interest rate margins applicable to the Revolving Facility, Term Loan A Facility and Term Loan B Facility by 0.50%.
The Term Loan A Facility amortizes in equal quarterly installments in an aggregate annual amount equal to 15.0% of the initial aggregate principal amount of the Term Loan A Facility for the first two years after the closing date, 10.0% of the initial aggregate principal amount of the Term Loan A Facility for the third year after the closing date and 7.5% of the initial aggregate principal amount of the Term Loan A Facility in each year thereafter, with the balance payable on the maturity date of the Term Loan A Facility. The Term Loan B Facility amortizes in equal quarterly installments in an aggregate annual amount equal to 1.0% of the initial aggregate principal amount of the Term Loan B Facility. Amortization of the Term Loan A Facility and Term Loan B Facility began with the first full fiscal quarter after the closing date.
The proceeds from the Term Loan A Facility and Term Loan B Facility, together with a drawing under the Revolving Facility and proceeds from the 2016 Senior Unsecured Notes (as defined below), were used to: (i) satisfy in full all amounts outstanding under MGE’s Prior Senior Secured Credit Facilities, (ii) repurchase MGE’s 2013 Senior Unsecured Notes and 2012 Senior Subordinated Notes, (iii) prepay all amounts outstanding under MGE’s 2015 Senior Unsecured Notes and (iv) satisfy certain other obligations and pay related fees and expenses. The Revolving Facility is otherwise available for general corporate purposes.
As of June 30, 2017, amounts outstanding under the Revolving Facility, Term Loan A Facility and Term Loan B Facility totaled $13.0 million, $411.6 million and $781.1 million, respectively. As of June 30, 2017, letters of credit issued under the Revolving Facility totaled $48.4 million, of which no amounts were drawn. Inclusive of letters of credit, which reduce borrowing availability under the Revolving Facility, MGE had approximately $108.6 million of borrowing capacity under its Revolving Facility and Line of Credit as of June 30, 2017.
As amended, borrowings under the Senior Secured Credit Facilities accrue interest as follows: (i) for base rate loans under the Revolving Facility and Term Loan A Facility, at a base rate equal to the highest of (a) the prime rate, (b) the federal funds rate plus 50 basis points and (c) the one-month LIBOR rate plus 100 basis points (the highest of (a), (b) and (c), the “base rate”), plus a total leverage-based margin of 100 to 275 basis points; (ii) for Eurodollar rate loans under the Revolving Facility and Term Loan A Facility, at the applicable LIBOR rate (subject to a 0.0% LIBOR floor) plus a total leverage-based margin of 200 to 375 basis points; (iii) for base rate loans under the Term Loan B Facility, at the base rate plus 300 basis points; and (iv) for Eurodollar rate loans under the Term Loan B Facility, at the applicable LIBOR rate (subject to a 1.0% LIBOR floor) plus 400 basis points. MGE is also required to pay a total leverage-based undrawn commitment fee of between 37.5 and 50 basis points under the Revolving Facility. Interest on base rate loans is payable quarterly in arrears. Interest on Eurodollar rate loans is payable at the end of each applicable interest period in arrears, but not less frequently than quarterly.
As of June 30, 2017, interest on the $13.0 million outstanding under the Revolving Facility was based on a base rate of 4.25% plus 275 basis points. The commitment fee was 0.50% as of June 30, 2017. As of June 30, 2017, interest on the $411.6 million outstanding under the Term Loan A Facility was based on a Eurodollar rate of 1.23% plus 375 basis points. As of June 30, 2017, interest on the $781.1 million outstanding under the Term Loan B Facility was based on the Eurodollar rate floor of 1.23% plus 400 basis points. As of June 30, 2017, accrued interest, including commitment fees, on the Senior Secured Credit Facilities was $378,000.
MGE's obligations under the Senior Secured Credit Facilities are fully and unconditionally guaranteed, jointly and severally, by the Pocono Subsidiaries, MBC, Mohegan Golf and Mohegan Ventures-NW (collectively, the “Guarantors”; and the Guarantors other than MBC, collectively, the “Grantors”). The collateral securing the Senior Secured Credit Facilities constitutes substantially all of MGE’s and the Grantors’ property and assets. In the future, certain other subsidiaries of MGE may be required to become Guarantors and/or Grantors in accordance with the terms of the Senior Secured Credit Facilities.

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NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS – (Continued)
(unaudited)

The Senior Secured Credit Facilities contain customary covenants applicable to MGE and its restricted subsidiaries, including covenants governing: incurrence of indebtedness, incurrence of liens, payment of dividends and other distributions, investments, asset sales, affiliate transactions and mergers or consolidations. The Senior Secured Credit Facilities also include financial maintenance covenants pertaining to total leverage, senior secured leverage and minimum fixed charge coverage. In addition, the Senior Secured Credit Facilities contain customary events of default relating to, among other things, failure to make required payments, breach of covenants and breach of representations.
As of June 30, 2017, MGE and the Tribe were in compliance with all respective covenant requirements under the Senior Secured Credit Facilities.
Senior Unsecured Notes
2013 9 3/4% Senior Unsecured Notes
In August 2013, MGE issued $500.0 million senior unsecured notes with fixed interest payable at a rate of 9.75% per annum (the “Initial 2013 Senior Unsecured Notes”). In August 2015, MGE issued an additional $85.0 million of senior unsecured notes under the Initial 2013 Senior Unsecured Notes indenture (together with the Initial 2013 Senior Unsecured Notes, the “2013 Senior Unsecured Notes”). In October 2016, MGE called for redemption of all of its outstanding 2013 Senior Unsecured Notes. The 2013 Senior Unsecured Notes were redeemed on November 14, 2016. As of September 30, 2016, accrued interest on the 2013 Senior Unsecured Notes was $4.8 million.
2016 7 7/8% Senior Unsecured Notes
In October 2016, MGE issued $500.0 million senior unsecured notes with fixed interest payable at a rate of 7.875% per annum (the “2016 Senior Unsecured Notes”). The 2016 Senior Unsecured Notes mature on October 15, 2024. Interest on the 2016 Senior Unsecured Notes is payable semi-annually in arrears on April 15 and October 15, with the first interest payment payable on April 15, 2017. As of June 30, 2017, accrued interest on the 2016 Senior Unsecured Notes was $8.3 million.
At any time prior to October 15, 2019, MGE may redeem the 2016 Senior Unsecured Notes, in whole or in part, at a price equal to 100% of the principal amount of the 2016 Senior Unsecured Notes redeemed plus accrued and unpaid interest, if any, to the date of redemption and a make-whole premium. The 2016 Senior Unsecured Notes are redeemable at MGE’s option, in whole or in part, at any time on or after October 15, 2019, at specified redemption prices, plus accrued and unpaid interest, if any, to the date of redemption. If MGE experiences specific kinds of change-of-control triggering events, it is required to make an offer to repurchase the 2016 Senior Unsecured Notes at a price equal to 101% of the principal amount, plus accrued and unpaid interest, if any. Additionally, if MGE undertakes specific kinds of asset sales and does not use the related sale proceeds for specified purposes, MGE may be required to offer to repurchase the 2016 Senior Unsecured Notes at a price equal to 100% of the principal amount, plus accrued and unpaid interest, if any. In certain circumstances, if any gaming regulatory authority requires a holder or beneficial owner of the 2016 Senior Unsecured Notes to be licensed, qualified or found suitable under applicable gaming laws, and such holder or beneficial owner does not obtain such license, qualification or finding of suitability within a specified time, MGE can require such holder or beneficial owner to dispose of its 2016 Senior Unsecured Notes or call for redemption of the 2016 Senior Unsecured Notes held by such holder or beneficial owner at a price equal to accrued and unpaid interest, if any, plus the lesser of 100% of the principal amount thereof or the price paid for such notes by such holder or beneficial owner.
The 2016 Senior Unsecured Notes are unsecured, unsubordinated obligations of MGE. The 2016 Senior Unsecured Notes are guaranteed by the Guarantors and will be guaranteed by any restricted subsidiary of MGE that becomes a guarantor in accordance with the terms of the 2016 Senior Unsecured Notes indenture.
The 2016 Senior Unsecured Notes indenture contains certain covenants that, subject to certain significant exceptions, limit, among other things, MGE’s and the Guarantors’ ability to incur additional debt, pay dividends or distributions, make certain investments, create liens on assets, enter into transactions with affiliates, merge or consolidate with another company or transfer and sell assets. The 2016 Senior Unsecured Notes indenture also includes customary events of default, including, but not limited to, failure to make required payments, failure to comply with certain agreements or covenants, failure to pay certain other indebtedness the occurrence of which is caused by a failure to pay principal, premium or interest or results in the acceleration of such indebtedness, certain events of bankruptcy and insolvency and certain judgment defaults.
As of June 30, 2017, MGE and the Tribe were in compliance with all respective covenant requirements under the 2016 Senior Unsecured Notes indenture.

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NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS – (Continued)
(unaudited)

The 2016 Senior Unsecured Notes and guarantees have not been and will not be registered under the Securities Act of 1933 or the securities laws of any other jurisdiction and may not be offered or sold in the United States absent registration or an applicable exemption from such registration requirements.
MGE or its affiliates may, from time to time, seek to purchase or otherwise retire outstanding indebtedness for cash in open market purchases, privately negotiated transactions or otherwise. Any such transaction will depend on prevailing market conditions and MGE's liquidity and covenant requirement restrictions, among other factors.
Facility Agreement for Senior Unsecured Notes
In November 2015, MGE entered into an agreement (the “Facility Agreement”) by and among MGE, the Tribe and UBS AG, London Branch (“UBS”). Pursuant to the Facility Agreement, MGE may issue, from time to time, to UBS or its designee, senior unsecured notes in an aggregate principal amount of up to $100.0 million (after taking into account borrowings described below), in varying amounts and with varying borrowing dates, maturities and interest rates, as agreed with UBS or its designee.
In November 2015, MGE entered into a note purchase agreement pursuant to which it issued floating rate senior unsecured notes in an aggregate principal amount of $100.0 million (the “2015 Senior Unsecured Notes”). In October 2016, MGE repaid and terminated the 2015 Senior Unsecured Notes. As of September 30, 2016, prepaid interest on the 2015 Senior Unsecured Notes was $1.1 million.
Senior Subordinated Notes
2012 11% Senior Subordinated Notes
In March 2012, MGE issued $344.2 million Senior Subordinated Toggle Notes with fixed interest payable at a rate of 11% per annum (the “2012 Senior Subordinated Notes”). In October 2016, MGE called for redemption of all of its outstanding 2012 Senior Subordinated Notes. The 2012 Senior Subordinated Notes were redeemed on November 14, 2016. As of September 30, 2016, accrued interest on the 2012 Senior Subordinated Notes was $490,000.
Line of Credit
In October 2016, in connection with the new Senior Secured Credit Facilities, MGE entered into a $25.0 million revolving credit facility with Bank of America, N.A. (the “Line of Credit”). The Line of Credit is coterminous with the Senior Secured Credit Facilities. Pursuant to provisions of the Senior Secured Credit Facilities, under certain circumstances, the Line of Credit may be converted into loans under the Senior Secured Credit Facilities. Under the Line of Credit, each advance accrues interest on the basis of a one-month LIBOR rate plus an applicable margin based on MGE's total leverage ratio, as each term is defined under the Line of Credit, as amended. As of June 30, 2017, no amount was drawn on the Line of Credit. Borrowings under the Line of Credit are uncollateralized general obligations of MGE. The Line of Credit contains negative covenants and financial maintenance covenants that are substantially the same as those contained in the Senior Secured Credit Facilities. As of June 30, 2017, MGE was in compliance with all covenant requirements under the Line of Credit. As of June 30, 2017 and September 30, 2016, accrued interest on the Line of Credit was $31,000 and $14,000, respectively.
Mohegan Expo Credit Facility
On April 19, 2017, MGE, through its wholly-owned subsidiary, Mohegan Expo, entered into a loan agreement with certain third-party lenders providing for a $25.0 million tax-exempt senior secured multi-draw term loan with an approximately $8.3 million increase option (the “Mohegan Expo Credit Facility”). The proceeds from the Mohegan Expo Credit Facility will be used to partially finance the construction of an approximately $80.0 million, 240,000-square-foot exposition and convention center to be located adjacent to Mohegan Sun on land leased to Mohegan Expo by MGE (the “Mohegan Sun Exposition and Convention Center”). The remainder of the Mohegan Sun Exposition and Convention Center will be funded through investments by MGE. Construction on the Mohegan Sun Exposition and Convention Center commenced in March 2017 and it is expected to open in the summer of 2018.
The Mohegan Expo Credit Facility matures on April 22, 2022. Principal outstanding under the Mohegan Expo Credit Facility amortizes at a rate of 7.5% per annum, payable quarterly, commencing October 1, 2018. Borrowings under the Mohegan Expo Credit Facility accrue interest at a variable rate per annum equal to the following: the product of (a) the sum of (i) LIBOR plus (ii) 4.79% and (b) 70 basis points. There is also a fee of 0.50% per annum charged on undrawn amounts, payable quarterly in arrears. Interest is payable monthly through July 1, 2018 and quarterly in arrears thereafter through the maturity date. Mohegan Expo is required to maintain a six-month debt service reserve in a designated account under the Mohegan Expo Credit Facility. As of June 30, 2017, $6.5 million was outstanding under the Mohegan Expo Credit Facility.

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The Mohegan Expo Credit Facility is a senior secured obligation of Mohegan Expo, collateralized by: (1) all existing and future assets of Mohegan Expo and (2) a contribution agreement pursuant to which MGE has agreed to make certain contingent cash contributions to Mohegan Expo to the extent required to: (a) complete the Mohegan Sun Exposition and Convention Center or (b) fund any shortfalls in the repayment of debt service under the Mohegan Expo Credit Facility. The Mohegan Expo Credit Facility subjects Mohegan Expo to certain covenant requirements customarily found in loan agreements for similar transactions. As of June 30, 2017, accrued interest on the Mohegan Expo Credit Facility was $42,000.
Downs Lodging Credit Facility
In July 2012, Downs Lodging, LLC (“Downs Lodging”), a single purpose entity and wholly-owned subsidiary of MGE, entered into a credit agreement providing for a $45.0 million term loan from a third-party lender (the “Prior Downs Lodging Credit Facility”). The proceeds from the Prior Downs Lodging Credit Facility were used by Downs Lodging to fund Project Sunlight, a hotel and convention center expansion project at Mohegan Sun Pocono.
In November 2015, the Prior Downs Lodging Credit facility was refinanced with proceeds from a new credit agreement, providing for a $25.0 million term loan from a third-party lender (the “Downs Lodging Credit Facility”), and a cash payment of the remaining amount. In October 2016, MGE repaid and terminated the Downs Lodging Credit Facility and, simultaneously, merged Downs Lodging into Downs Racing, with Downs Racing being the surviving entity. As of September 30, 2016, accrued interest on the Downs Lodging Credit Facility was $73,000.
2012 Mohegan Tribe Minor's Trust Promissory Note
In March 2012, Comerica Bank & Trust, N.A., Trustee f/b/o The Mohegan Tribe of Indians of Connecticut Minor's Trust, made a $20.0 million loan to Salishan-Mohegan (the “2012 Mohegan Tribe Minor's Trust Promissory Note”). In October 2016, MGE repaid the remaining outstanding principal amount of the 2012 Mohegan Tribe Minor’s Trust Promissory Note. As of September 30, 2016, accrued interest on the 2012 Mohegan Tribe Minor's Trust Promissory Note was $2,000.
2013 Mohegan Tribe Promissory Note
In March 2013, Mohegan Gaming & Hospitality, LLC (“MG&H”), a wholly-owned subsidiary of MGE, purchased and acquired all of the Tribe's membership interest in MG&H in exchange for a $7.4 million promissory note (the “2013 Mohegan Tribe Promissory Note”). In October 2016, MGE repaid the 2013 Mohegan Tribe Promissory Note and, simultaneously, dissolved MG&H. As of September 30, 2016, accrued interest on the 2013 Mohegan Tribe Promissory Note was $1,000.
2015 Mohegan Tribe Promissory Note
In November 2015, the Tribe made a $22.5 million loan to Mohegan Gaming Advisors (the “2015 Mohegan Tribe Promissory Note”). The remaining outstanding principal amount of the 2015 Mohegan Tribe Promissory Note was repaid at maturity in April 2016.


NOTE 4—RELATED PARTY TRANSACTIONS:
Distributions
Distributions to the Tribe totaled $15.0 million and $13.3 million for the three months ended June 30, 2017 and 2016, respectively, and $39.0 million and $34.5 million for the nine months ended June 30, 2017 and 2016, respectively.
Services
The Tribe provides certain governmental and administrative services in connection with the operation of Mohegan Sun. Expenses incurred for such services were recorded within operating costs and expenses in the accompanying condensed consolidated statements of income and comprehensive income as follows (in millions):
 
For the Three Months Ended
 
For the Nine Months Ended
 
June 30, 2017
 
June 30, 2016
 
June 30, 2017
 
June 30, 2016
Gaming
$
1.1

 
$
0.9

 
$
3.3

 
$
2.9

Advertising, general and administrative
5.3

 
4.7

 
16.0

 
14.6

Corporate
1.5

 
1.4

 
4.6

 
4.3

Total
$
7.9

 
$
7.0

 
$
23.9

 
$
21.8


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MGE purchases most of its utilities, including electricity, gas, water and waste water services, from an instrumentality of the Tribe, the Mohegan Tribal Utility Authority. MGE incurred costs for such utilities totaling $3.8 million and $4.2 million for the three months ended June 30, 2017 and 2016, respectively, and $12.7 million and $12.0 million for the nine months ended June 30, 2017 and 2016, respectively.
Interest Expense on Promissory Notes
MGE incurred interest expense associated with borrowings from the Tribe totaling $364,000 for the three months ended June 30, 2016 and $32,000 and $1.5 million for the nine months ended June 30, 2017 and 2016, respectively. MGE did not incur any interest expense associated with borrowings from the Tribe for the three months ended June 30, 2017.
Leases
MGE leases the land on which Mohegan Sun is located from the Tribe under a long-term lease agreement. In July 2008, MGE entered into an additional land lease agreement with the Tribe relating to property located adjacent to the Tribe's reservation that is utilized by Mohegan Sun for employee parking. This agreement required MGE to make monthly payments equaling $75,000 until maturity on June 30, 2018. MGE classified this lease as a capital lease for financial reporting purposes due to the existence of a bargain purchase option at the expiration of the lease. This land lease was paid off and terminated on October 14, 2016 and the property was merged into the land under the long-term lease agreement.
In March 2015, MGE entered into a sublease agreement with the Mohegan Tribal Finance Authority, a subsidiary of the Tribe, to sublease the Earth Hotel Tower and related improvements for the purpose of operating the hotel on a triple net basis for a term of 28 years and 4 months. MGE also entered into a similar sublease agreement with the Tribe to sublease a related connector which connects the Earth Hotel Tower to the Sky Hotel lobby. Rental payments under these subleases commenced with the opening of the Earth Hotel Tower, which occurred in November 2016. MGE classified these subleases as operating leases for financial reporting purposes in accordance with authoritative guidance issued by the FASB pertaining to the accounting for leases. MGE incurred lease expenses associated with these subleases totaling $2.4 million and $6.4 million for the three months and nine months ended June 30, 2017, respectively. These expenses were recorded within hotel operating costs and expenses in the accompanying condensed consolidated statements of income and comprehensive income.
Due from Mohegan Tribe
As of June 30, 2017 and September 30, 2016, due from Mohegan Tribe consisted primarily of a long-term loan receivable due from the Tribe. MGE, together with the Tribe, offer a benefit plan for certain eligible employees (the “Mohegan Benefit Plan”). The Mohegan Benefit Plan is sponsored by the Tribe for the benefit of participants who authorize the purchase of life insurance policies as a means of providing certain life insurance benefits to the participants and their spouses as joint insured. The life insurance policies are established on the life of each participant, and each premium contribution provided by MGE to the Tribe on behalf of the participant is treated as a loan from MGE to the Tribe and, in turn, as a loan from the Tribe to the participant, for legal, tax and financial reporting purposes. The loans from MGE to the Tribe are recorded as a long-term loan receivable. This loan receivable is required to be repaid by the Tribe. Accordingly, the Tribe retains an interest in each participant’s death benefit from the life insurance policies that will provide MGE with full repayment of the accumulated loan receivable at the death of the applicable participants insured under the life insurance policies.
Due to Mohegan Tribe
As of June 30, 2017, due to Mohegan Tribe consisted primarily of outstanding lease payments related to the aforementioned Earth Hotel Tower and connector. As of September 30, 2016, due to Mohegan Tribe consisted primarily of outstanding payments related to governmental and administrative services.
Other
As of June 30, 2017 and September 30, 2016, funds loaned, including accrued interest, to Salishan Company, LLC and its owner in connection with the Cowlitz Project totaled $4.6 million and $2.8 million, respectively.
    

NOTE 5—COMMITMENTS AND CONTINGENCIES:
Slot Win and Free Promotional Slot Play Contributions
In May 1994, the Tribe and the State of Connecticut entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (“MOU”), which sets forth certain matters regarding implementation of the Mohegan Compact. The MOU stipulates that a portion of revenues from slot machines must be paid to the State of Connecticut (“Slot Win Contribution”). Slot Win Contribution payments are not required if the State of Connecticut legalizes any other gaming operation with slot machines, video facsimiles of games of chance or other

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commercial casino games within the State of Connecticut, except those consented to by the Tribe and the MPT. For each 12-month period commencing July 1, 1995, Slot Win Contribution payments shall be the lesser of: (1) 30% of gross revenues from slot machines or (2) the greater of (a) 25% of gross revenues from slot machines or (b) $80.0 million.
In September 2009, MGE entered into a settlement agreement with the State of Connecticut regarding contribution payments on MGE's free promotional slot play program. Under the terms of the settlement agreement, effective July 1, 2009, the State of Connecticut agreed that no value shall be attributed to free promotional slot plays utilized by patrons at Mohegan Sun for purposes of calculating monthly contribution payments, provided that the aggregate amount of free promotional slot plays during any month does not exceed a certain threshold of gross revenues from slot machines for such month. In the event free promotional slot plays granted by MGE exceed such threshold, contribution payments are required on such excess face amount of free promotional slot plays at the same rate as Slot Win Contribution payments, or 25%. The threshold before contribution payments on free promotional slot plays are required is currently 11% of gross revenues from slot machines.
MGE reflected expenses associated with the combined Slot Win Contribution and free promotional slot play contribution totaling $38.2 million and $37.0 million for the three months ended June 30, 2017 and 2016, respectively, and $112.1 million and $109.6 million for the nine months ended June 30, 2017 and 2016, respectively. As of June 30, 2017 and September 30, 2016, the combined outstanding Slot Win Contribution and free promotional slot play contribution totaled $12.3 million.
Pennsylvania Slot Machine Tax
Downs Racing holds a Category One slot machine license issued by the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board (the “PGCB”) for the operation of slot machines at Mohegan Sun Pocono. This license permits Downs Racing to install and operate up to 3,000 slot machines at Mohegan Sun Pocono, expandable to up to a total of 5,000 slot machines upon request and approval of the PGCB.
The Pennsylvania Race Horse Development and Gaming Act stipulates that holders of Category One slot machine licenses must pay a portion of revenues from slot machines to the PGCB on a daily basis (“Pennsylvania Slot Machine Tax”), which includes local share assessments to be paid to the cities and municipalities hosting Mohegan Sun Pocono and amounts to be paid to the Pennsylvania State Horse Racing Commission (the “PSHRC”). The Pennsylvania Slot Machine Tax is currently 55% of gross revenues from slot machines. By statute, 2% of the Pennsylvania Slot Machine Tax is subject to a $10.0 million minimum annual threshold to ensure that the host cities and municipalities receive an annual minimum of $10.0 million in local share assessments. On September 28, 2016, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court declared this provision to be unconstitutional and imposed a deadline of 120 days before its ruling will take effect. This deadline was subsequently extended to and expired on May 26, 2017. However, Downs Racing has continued to pay local share assessments to Plains Township under a memorandum of understanding which expires on December 31, 2017. Downs Racing maintains a $1.5 million escrow deposit in the name of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania for the Luzerne County portion of Pennsylvania Slot Machine Tax payments, which was included in other assets, net in the accompanying condensed consolidated balance sheets.
    
MGE reflected expenses associated with the Pennsylvania Slot Machine Tax totaling $28.3 million and $31.1 million for the three months ended June 30, 2017 and 2016, respectively, and $84.2 million and $91.8 million for the nine months ended June 30, 2017 and 2016, respectively. As of June 30, 2017 and September 30, 2016, outstanding Pennsylvania Slot Machine Tax payments totaled $3.5 million and $4.8 million, respectively.
Pennsylvania Table Game Tax
In January 2010, the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania amended the Pennsylvania Race Horse Development and Gaming Act to allow slot machine operators in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania to obtain a table game operation certificate and operate certain table games, including poker. Under the amended law, holders of table game operation certificates must pay a portion of revenues from table games to the PGCB on a weekly basis (“Pennsylvania Table Game Tax”). The Pennsylvania Table Game Tax was 12%, plus 2% in local share assessments. Effective August 1, 2016, the Pennsylvania Table Game Tax was increased to 14%, plus the 2% local share assessments.
MGE reflected expenses associated with the Pennsylvania Table Game Tax totaling $1.4 million and $1.6 million for the three months ended June 30, 2017 and 2016, respectively, and $4.9 million and $4.7 million for the nine months ended June 30, 2017 and 2016, respectively. As of June 30, 2017 and September 30, 2016, outstanding Pennsylvania Table Game Tax payments totaled $49,000 and $93,000, respectively.



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Pennsylvania Regulatory Fee
Slot machine licensees in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania are required to reimburse state gaming regulatory agencies for various administrative and operating expenses (“Pennsylvania Regulatory Fee”). The Pennsylvania Regulatory Fee was 1.5% of gross revenues from slot machines and table games. Effective August 1, 2016, the Pennsylvania Regulatory Fee was increased to 1.7% of gross revenues from slot machines and table games.
MGE reflected expenses associated with the Pennsylvania Regulatory Fee totaling $1.2 million for each of the three months ended June 30, 2017 and 2016 and $3.7 million and $3.5 million for the nine months ended June 30, 2017 and 2016, respectively. As of June 30, 2017 and September 30, 2016, outstanding Pennsylvania Regulatory Fee payments to the PGCB totaled $110,000 and $112,000, respectively.
Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board Loans
The PGCB was initially granted $36.1 million in loans to fund start-up costs for gaming in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, which are to be repaid by slot machine licensees (the "Initial Loans"). The PGCB was subsequently granted an additional $63.8 million in loans to fund ongoing gaming oversight costs, which are also to be repaid by slot machine licensees (the "Subsequent Loans"). Repayment of the Initial Loans will commence when all 14 authorized gaming facilities are opened in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Currently, 12 of the 14 authorized gaming facilities have commenced operations. As of June 30, 2017, MGE has concluded that a repayment contingency for the Initial Loans is probable but not reasonably estimable since the PGCB has not yet established a method of assessment of repayment for the Initial Loans and, as such, MGE has not recorded a related accrual for such repayment. In June 2011, the PGCB adopted a method of assessment of repayment for the Subsequent Loans pursuant to which repayment commenced on January 1, 2012 and will continue over a 10-year period in accordance with a formula based on a combination of a single fiscal year and cumulative gross revenues from slot machines for each operating slot machine licensee.
MGE reflected expenses associated with this repayment schedule totaling $150,000 and $156,000 for the three months ended June 30, 2017 and 2016, respectively, and $453,000 and $469,000 for the nine months ended June 30, 2017 and 2016, respectively.
Horsemen’s Agreement
Downs Racing and the PSHRC are parties to an agreement that governs all live harness racing and simulcasting and account wagering at the Pennsylvania Facilities through December 31, 2017. As of June 30, 2017 and September 30, 2016, outstanding payments to the PSHRC for purses earned by horsemen, but not yet paid, totaled $5.0 million.
Priority Distribution Agreement
In August 2001, MGE and the Tribe entered into an agreement (the “Priority Distribution Agreement”), which stipulates that MGE must make monthly payments to the Tribe to the extent of MGE's Net Cash Flow as defined under the Priority Distribution Agreement. The Priority Distribution Agreement was amended as of December 31, 2014. As amended, the Priority Distribution Agreement, which has a perpetual term, limits the minimum aggregate priority distribution payments in each calendar year to $40.0 million. Payments under the Priority Distribution Agreement: (1) do not reduce MGE's obligations to reimburse the Tribe for governmental and administrative services provided by the Tribe or to make payments under any other agreements with the Tribe, (2) are limited obligations of MGE and are payable only to the extent of MGE's Net Cash Flow as defined under the Priority Distribution Agreement and (3) are not secured by a lien or encumbrance on any of MGE's assets or properties.

MGE reflected payments associated with the Priority Distribution Agreement totaling $10.0 million and $30.0 million for each of the three months and nine months ended June 30, 2017 and 2016, respectively.
Litigation and Legal Proceedings
On February 2, 2017, MGE was informed by a representative of the PGCB’s Office of Enforcement Counsel (“OEC”) that OEC is nearing completion of a review of possible operational control deficiencies at Mohegan Sun Pocono and, based on OEC’s preliminary findings, OEC anticipates that Mohegan Sun Pocono will be subject to disciplinary action, including a fine and undertakings to remediate the issues identified by OEC. The operational control deficiencies, which MGE is presently in the process of remediating, relate to, among other things, its system of tracking and reporting the issuance of certain patron incentives such as free promotional slot play.

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(unaudited)

On February 14, 2017, MGE informed OEC that, in connection with MGE’s ongoing review of Mohegan Sun Pocono’s operations, MGE terminated in January 2017 Mohegan Sun Pocono’s business relationship with ReferLocal, a marketing and advertising company with which Mohegan Sun Pocono did business since 2011 and in which MGE’s former President and Chief Executive Officer has a 5% equity interest, which equity interest had not previously been disclosed to MGE’s Management Board. On February 3, 2017, MGE received a letter from counsel to ReferLocal asserting, among other things, that ReferLocal had suffered damages in connection with the termination of this business relationship and may seek recovery of such damages from MGE and its former President and Chief Executive Officer. ReferLocal is not registered with the PGCB as a gaming service provider, and MGE cannot predict whether OEC will conclude that such registration was required or that one or more other aspects of Mohegan Sun Pocono’s prior business relationship with ReferLocal was not in compliance with applicable gaming regulations.
On May 2, 2017, MGE received a Demand for Documents and Investigatory Subpoena from OEC seeking information relating to the matters described above, and MGE is cooperating with OEC to fully comply with this request.
The outcome of the foregoing matters is uncertain and MGE cannot estimate the extent of materiality or the amount or range of reasonably possible loss that may result from them, if any.
MGE is also a defendant in various claims and legal actions resulting from its normal course of business. Some of these matters relate to personal injuries to patrons and damages to patrons' personal assets. MGE estimates guest claims expense and accrues for such liabilities based upon historical experience. In management's opinion, the aggregate liability, if any, arising from such litigations will not have a material impact on MGE's financial position, results of operations or cash flows.

NOTE 6—MOHEGAN VENTURES-NORTHWEST, LLC (COWLITZ PROJECT):
Mohegan Ventures-NW, a wholly-owned subsidiary of MGE, is a member of Salishan-Mohegan. Salishan-Mohegan was formed to participate in the development and management of ilani Casino Resort, a gaming and entertainment facility owned by the federally-recognized Cowlitz Tribe and the CTGA, which opened in April 2017 on the Cowlitz reservation in Clark County, Washington. Mohegan Ventures-NW, Salishan Company, LLC (“Salishan Company”), an unrelated entity, and a subsidiary of the Tribe previously held membership interests in Salishan-Mohegan of 49.15%, 40% and 10.85%, respectively.
In April 2017, Salishan Company and Salishan-Mohegan entered into a membership interest redemption and withdrawal agreement (the “Redemption and Withdrawal Agreement”), pursuant to which Salishan-Mohegan agreed to redeem all of Salishan Company’s right, title and interest in and to its membership interests of Salishan-Mohegan, and Salishan Company agreed to resign and irrevocably withdraw as a member of Salishan-Mohegan. As a result of this withdrawal, Mohegan Ventures-NW and a subsidiary of the Tribe now hold membership interests in Salishan-Mohegan of 81.92% and 18.08%, respectively. As consideration for the redemption, Salishan-Mohegan agreed to pay Salishan Company a redemption price, the amount of which will be determined by future binding arbitration, which is expected to begin by the end of the calendar year. As of June 30, 2017, MGE has concluded that a payment contingency for the redemption is probable but not reasonably estimable given the ongoing arbitration process and, as such, MGE has not recorded a related accrual for such payment. In connection with the Redemption and Withdrawal Agreement, the parties also formed a new joint venture development entity, Salishan-Mohegan Development Company, LLC (“SMDC”), to which Salishan-Mohegan has assigned a right of first refusal for certain subsequent material expansion or future development as provided in the development agreement for the Cowlitz Project. Mohegan Ventures-NW, Salishan Company and a subsidiary of the Tribe hold membership interests in SMDC of 49.15%, 40% and 10.85%, respectively.
Salishan-Mohegan and SMDC are not restricted entities of MGE, and therefore, are not guarantors of MGE’s debt obligations.
In September 2004, Salishan-Mohegan entered into development and management agreements with the Cowlitz Tribe in connection with the Cowlitz Project, which agreements have been amended from time to time.
Under the terms of the development agreement, Salishan-Mohegan assisted in securing financing, as well as administration and oversight of the planning, design, development, construction and furnishing of the Cowlitz Project. The development agreement provides for development fees of 3% of total project costs, as defined under the development agreement. Under the terms of Salishan-Mohegan's operating agreement, development fees earned by Salishan-Mohegan are distributed to Mohegan Ventures-NW. In 2006, pursuant to the development agreement, Salishan-Mohegan purchased an approximately 156-acre site for the casino resort.
In addition, certain receivables contributed to Salishan-Mohegan and amounts advanced by Salishan-Mohegan on behalf of the Cowlitz Tribe are reimbursable to Salishan-Mohegan by the Cowlitz Tribe, subject to appropriate approvals defined under the development agreement.

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Under the terms of the management agreement, Salishan-Mohegan will manage, operate and maintain the casino resort for a period of seven years following federal approval of the management agreement by the National Indian Gaming Commission (the “NIGC”). The management agreement became effective on May 21, 2017 following the NIGC's approval. The management agreement provides for management fees of 24% of net revenues, as defined under the management agreement, which approximates net income earned from the Cowlitz Project. Under the terms of Salishan-Mohegan’s operating agreement, management fees will be allocated to the current members of Salishan-Mohegan based on their respective membership interests.
The Cowlitz Tribe’s Class III Tribal-State gaming compact with the State of Washington became effective in August 2014 and was amended in April 2015. As amended, the compact authorizes the operation of up to 3,000 total gaming machines and 75 table games in a single facility, through the Cowlitz Tribe’s direct allocation of 1,075 gaming machines and 60 table games and the ability to lease additional units from other tribes. The compact is in effect until terminated by written agreement of both parties.
In March 2013, litigation commenced challenging the decision of the Assistant Secretary—Indian Affairs of the Department of the Interior to take the Cowlitz Project site into trust. In December 2014, the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia granted summary judgment in favor of the federal government and Cowlitz Tribe, upholding the Record of Decision to take the site into trust. The plaintiffs appealed to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit. In July 2016, the Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed the judgment of the District Court in its entirety. In November 2016, certain of the plaintiffs filed a petition to the U.S. Supreme Court for a writ of certiorari to overturn the Circuit Court of Appeals ruling. In April 2017, the U.S. Supreme Court denied the petition, thereby ending that challenge to the decision to take the Cowlitz Project site into trust.
In connection with the United States Department of the Interior’s action to take the Cowlitz Project site into trust in March 2015, the Cowlitz Tribe leased a substantial portion of the Cowlitz Project site back to Salishan-Mohegan for a nominal rental fee. The carrying value of the land totaling approximately $20.0 million was transferred to the Cowlitz Tribe at the time the site was taken into trust. This transfer resulted in additional receivables due from the Cowlitz Tribe. In April 2016, the remaining land totaling approximately $686,000 was transferred to CTGA. In connection with this transfer, Salishan-Mohegan assigned the outstanding balance of the promissory note that funded the acquisition of this portion of the land totaling approximately $342,000 to CTGA. The remaining $344,000 was recorded as an additional receivable due from the Cowlitz Tribe.
In December 2015, the CTGA obtained financing for the Cowlitz Project. The financing provided funding for construction of the Cowlitz Project and a partial repayment of the Salishan-Mohegan receivables. In connection with this transaction, Salishan-Mohegan was repaid $19.4 million of the Salishan-Mohegan receivables, a portion of which was used to repay certain outstanding debt of Salishan-Mohegan. Under the terms of the development agreement, the remaining outstanding Salishan-Mohegan receivables are to be repaid in equal monthly installments over a seven-year period commencing the first month following the opening of the Cowlitz Project, which occurred on April 24, 2017, subject to conditions of the Cowlitz financing. The remaining outstanding Salishan-Mohegan receivables accrue interest at an annual rate equal to 1.0% above the Cowlitz Project financing rate, or 12.5%. Pursuant to the development agreement, repayment of the remaining outstanding Salishan-Mohegan receivables may accelerate depending on the level of available cash at the end of each fiscal year, subject to certain conditions as set forth in the development agreement, including conditions of the Cowlitz financing. Also in connection with the Cowlitz financing, Salishan-Mohegan assigned the lease for the Cowlitz Project site to CTGA.
MGE maintains a reserve for doubtful collection of the Salishan-Mohegan receivables, which is based on MGE's estimate of the probability that the receivables will be collected. MGE assesses the reserve for doubtful collection of the Salishan-Mohegan receivables for adequacy on a quarterly basis. In fiscal 2016, following the financing of the Cowlitz Project, MGE reduced the reserve for doubtful collection of the Salishan-Mohegan receivables. Future developments in the Cowlitz Project, including cash flows generated by the casino and other matters affecting the project, could affect the collectability of the Salishan-Mohegan receivables and the related reserve. As of June 30, 2017 and September 30, 2016, the Salishan-Mohegan receivables, including accrued interest, totaled $89.0 million and $81.9 million, respectively. As of June 30, 2017 and September 30, 2016, related reserves for doubtful collection totaled $17.8 million and $16.4 million, respectively. The Salishan-Mohegan receivables were included in other assets, net, in the accompanying condensed consolidated balance sheets.
MGE earned development fees, including accrued interest, totaling $2.9 million and $1.5 million for the three months ended June 30, 2017 and 2016, respectively, and $6.9 million and $7.3 million for the nine months ended June 30, 2017 and 2016, respectively. MGE earned management and service fees totaling $2.6 million for each of the three months and nine months ended June 30, 2017. These revenues were recorded within retail, entertainment and other revenues in the accompanying condensed consolidated statements of income and comprehensive income.





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(unaudited)

NOTE 7—MOHEGAN GAMING ADVISORS, LLC (PROJECT INSPIRE):
Mohegan Gaming Advisors, a wholly-owned subsidiary of MGE, currently holds a 50.19% membership interest in Inspire Integrated Resort, which was formed to pursue gaming opportunities in South Korea. The remaining 49.81% membership interest in Inspire Integrated Resort is held by an unrelated third-party and its affiliates. Inspire Integrated Resort is not a restricted entity of MGE, and therefore, is not a guarantor of MGE’s debt obligations.
In February 2016, Inspire Integrated Resort was awarded pre-approval for a gaming license to be issued upon the completion of construction of Project Inspire, a proposed integrated resort and casino to be located at Incheon International Airport in South Korea. In August 2016, Inspire Integrated Resort entered into an implementation agreement with the Incheon International Airport Authority for the long-term lease and development of land at the project site adjacent to the airport.
Mohegan Gaming Advisors and its partner have each contributed approximately $100.0 million in cash into Project Inspire. As of June 30, 2017 and September 30, 2016, unused contributions, after factoring in the effect of the exchange rate, totaled approximately $171.2 million and $205.8 million, respectively, and were included in non-current assets - restricted cash in the accompanying condensed consolidated balance sheets.
As of June 30, 2017 and September 30, 2016, Inspire Integrated Resort had total assets of $198.7 million and $207.6 million, respectively, and total liabilities of $645,000 and $1.3 million, respectively.










































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MOHEGAN TRIBAL GAMING AUTHORITY
NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS – (Continued)
(unaudited)

NOTE 8—SEGMENT REPORTING:
As of June 30, 2017, MGE owns and operates, either directly or through subsidiaries, the Connecticut Facilities and the Pennsylvania Facilities. Substantially all of MGE's revenues are derived from these operations. The Connecticut Sun franchise, the Mohegan Sun Golf Club and the New England Black Wolves franchise are aggregated with the Mohegan Sun operating segment because these operations all share similar economic characteristics, which is to generate gaming and entertainment revenues by attracting patrons to Mohegan Sun. MGE's executive officers review and assess the performance and operating results and determine the proper allocation of resources to the Connecticut Facilities and the Pennsylvania Facilities on a separate basis. Accordingly, MGE has two separate reportable segments: (1) Mohegan Sun, which includes the operations of the Connecticut Facilities and (2) Mohegan Sun Pocono, which includes the operations of the Pennsylvania Facilities. MGE's operations related to investments in unconsolidated affiliates and certain other Corporate development and management operations have not been identified as separate reportable segments; therefore, these operations are included in Corporate and other in the following segment disclosures to reconcile to consolidated results.
 
For the Three Months Ended
 
For the Nine Months Ended
(in thousands)
June 30, 2017
 
June 30, 2016
 
June 30, 2017
 
June 30, 2016
Net revenues:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Mohegan Sun
$
271,578

 
$
244,123

 
$
795,775

 
$
755,392

Mohegan Sun Pocono
71,031

 
76,450

 
207,752

 
223,160

Corporate and other
7,606

 
4,127

 
14,624

 
13,669

Inter-segment revenues
(60
)
 
(1,273
)
 
(180
)
 
(3,819
)
Total
$
350,155

 
$
323,427

 
$
1,017,971

 
$
988,402

Income (loss) from operations:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Mohegan Sun
62,630

 
50,520

 
$
178,464

 
$
171,251

Mohegan Sun Pocono
12,276

 
11,172

 
29,877

 
30,910

Corporate and other
(4,942
)
 
(3,695
)
 
(29,533
)
 
(13,830
)
Total
69,964

 
57,997

 
178,808

 
188,331

Interest income
2,784

 
2,284

 
8,362

 
6,469

Interest expense
(27,690
)
 
(33,949
)
 
(86,319
)
 
(102,294
)
Loss on modification and early extinguishment of debt
(1,094
)
 
(277
)
 
(74,890
)
 
(484
)
Loss from unconsolidated affiliates
(288
)
 
(494
)
 
(3,133
)
 
(1,338
)
Other income (expense), net

 
(1
)
 
3

 
(17
)
Net income
43,676

 
25,560

 
22,831

 
90,667

(Income) loss attributable to non-controlling interests
104

 
478

 
797

 
(2,225
)
Net income attributable to Mohegan Tribal Gaming Authority
$
43,780

 
$
26,038

 
$
23,628

 
$
88,442

Comprehensive income:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Foreign currency translation
(5,133
)
 
(606
)
 
(8,434
)
 
3,596

Other comprehensive income (loss)
(5,133
)
 
(606
)
 
(8,434
)
 
3,596

Other comprehensive (income) loss attributable to non-controlling interests
2,866

 
384

 
4,475

 
(1,793
)
Other comprehensive income (loss) attributable to Mohegan Tribal Gaming Authority
(2,267
)
 
(222
)
 
(3,959
)
 
1,803

Comprehensive income attributable to Mohegan Tribal Gaming Authority
$
41,513

 
$
25,816

 
$
19,669

 
$
90,245



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MOHEGAN TRIBAL GAMING AUTHORITY
NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS – (Continued)
(unaudited)

 
For the Nine Months Ended
(in thousands)
June 30, 2017
 
June 30, 2016
Capital expenditures incurred:
 
 
 
Mohegan Sun
$
38,891

 
$
23,666

Mohegan Sun Pocono
5,162

 
3,914

Corporate and other
14,739

 
115

Total
$
58,792

 
$
27,695

 
 
 
 
(in thousands)
June 30, 2017
 
September 30, 2016
Total assets:
 
 
 
Mohegan Sun
$
1,330,081

 
$
1,332,231

Mohegan Sun Pocono
586,077

 
551,116

Corporate and other
298,811

 
344,615

Total
$
2,214,969

 
$
2,227,962


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Item 2.    Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations
Some information included in this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q and other materials filed by us with the Securities and Exchange Commission, or the SEC, contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, or the Exchange Act. Such statements include information relating to business development activities, as well as capital spending, financing sources and the effects of regulation, including gaming and tax regulation, and increased competition. These statements can sometimes be identified by our use of forward-looking words such as “may,” “will,” “anticipate,” “estimate,” “expect” or “intend” and similar expressions. Such forward-looking information involves important risks and uncertainties that could significantly affect anticipated future results, and accordingly, such results may differ materially from those expressed in any forward-looking statements made by us or on our behalf. These risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to, those relating to the following:
the financial performance of Mohegan Sun and Mohegan Sun Pocono and our Pennsylvania off-track wagering facilities;
the local, regional, national or global economic climate;
increased competition, including the expansion of gaming in New England, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania or outside of the United States;
our leverage and ability to meet our debt service obligations and maintain compliance with financial debt covenants;
the continued availability of financing;
our dependence on existing management;
the fact that our former President and Chief Executive Officer resigned from those positions on February 14, 2017 and we are currently under the leadership of an interim Chief Executive Officer pending retention of an executive in that capacity on a permanent basis;
our ability to integrate new amenities from expansions to our facilities into our current operations and manage the expanded facilities;
changes in federal or state tax laws or the administration of such laws;
changes in gaming laws or regulations, including the limitation, denial or suspension of licenses required under gaming laws and regulations;
changes in applicable laws pertaining to the service of alcohol, smoking or other amenities offered at our facilities;
our ability to successfully implement our diversification strategy;
an act of terrorism on the United States;
our customers' access to inexpensive transportation to our facilities and changes in oil, fuel or other transportation-related expenses;
unfavorable weather conditions;
risks associated with operations in foreign territories;
failure by our employees, agents, affiliates, vendors or businesses to comply with applicable laws, rules and regulations, including state gaming laws and regulations and anti-bribery laws such as the United States Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, and similar anti-bribery laws in other jurisdictions; and
fluctuations in foreign currency exchange rates.
Additional information concerning potential factors that could affect our financial results is included in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended September 30, 2016, as well as our other reports and filings with the SEC. The forward-looking statements included in this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q are made only as of the date of this report. We do not undertake any obligation to update or supplement any forward-looking statements to reflect subsequent events or circumstances, except as required by law. We cannot assure you that projected results or events will be achieved or will occur.
The following discussion and analysis should be read in conjunction with our condensed consolidated financial statements and the related notes beginning on page 3 of this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q.




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Overview
The Tribe and Mohegan Gaming & Entertainment
The Mohegan Tribe of Indians of Connecticut, or the Mohegan Tribe or the Tribe, is a federally-recognized Indian tribe with an approximately 595-acre reservation situated in Southeastern Connecticut, adjacent to Uncasville, Connecticut. Under the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act of 1988, federally-recognized Indian tribes are permitted to conduct full-scale casino gaming operations on tribal lands, subject to, among other things, the negotiation of a compact with the affected state. The Tribe and the State of Connecticut entered into a compact, the Mohegan Compact, which was approved by the United States Secretary of the Interior. We were established as an instrumentality of the Tribe, with the exclusive authority to conduct and regulate gaming activities for the Tribe on Tribal lands and the non-exclusive authority to conduct such activities elsewhere. On June 15, 2017, we announced a corporate effort to align our brand image with our expanding business, and accordingly rebranded, and are now doing business as Mohegan Gaming & Entertainment, or MGE.
Our gaming operation at Mohegan Sun is one of only two legally authorized gaming operations in southern New England offering traditional slot machines and table games. Through our subsidiary, Downs Racing, L.P., or Downs Racing, we also own and operate Mohegan Sun Pocono, a gaming and entertainment facility located in Plains Township, Pennsylvania, and several off-track wagering facilities, or OTW facilities, located elsewhere in Pennsylvania, collectively the Pennsylvania facilities. We are governed by a nine-member Management Board, whose members also comprise the Mohegan Tribal Council, the governing body of the Tribe. Any change in the composition of the Mohegan Tribal Council results in a corresponding change in our Management Board.
Mohegan Sun
In October 1996, we opened a gaming and entertainment complex known as Mohegan Sun. Mohegan Sun is located on an approximately 196-acre site on the Tribe's reservation overlooking the Thames River with direct access from Interstate 395 and Connecticut Route 2A. Mohegan Sun is approximately 125 miles from New York City, New York, and approximately 100 miles from Boston, Massachusetts. In 2002, we completed a major expansion of Mohegan Sun known as Project Sunburst, which included increased gaming, restaurant and retail space, an entertainment arena, an approximately 1,200-room luxury Sky Hotel Tower and approximately 100,000 square feet of convention space. In 2007, we opened Sunrise Square, and, in 2008, we opened Casino of the Wind, both components of Mohegan Sun's Project Horizon expansion.
Mohegan Sun currently operates in an approximately 5.0 million square-foot facility, which includes the following:
Casino of the Earth
As of June 30, 2017, Casino of the Earth offered:
approximately 185,000 square feet of gaming space;
approximately 2,485 slot machines and 145 traditional and electronic table games;
Sunrise Square, a 9,800-square-foot Asian-themed gaming area;
an approximately 9,000-square-foot simulcasting Racebook facility;
food and beverage amenities, including: Seasons Buffet, a 784-seat multi-station buffet with live cooking stations, Bobby Flay's Bobby's Burger Palace, Bean and Vine Café & Wine Bar, Bow & Arrow Sports Bar and multiple service bars, all operated by us, as well as Ballo Italian Restaurant & Social Club, Jumbo Oriental, a full-service Asian restaurant and food court, Chick-Fil-A, Frank Pepe Pizzeria Napoletana, Hash House a Go Go, Fidelia's Market, an approximately 290-seat multi-station food court, and Carlo's Bakery operated by third-parties, for a total restaurant seating of approximately 2,240;
five Mohegan Sun-owned retail shops, offering products ranging from Mohegan Sun logo souvenirs to cigars;
an approximately 400-room Earth Hotel Tower;
COMIX, an approximately 415-seat comedy club and craft beer bar operated by a third-party; and
the Wolf Den, an approximately 10,000-square-foot, 275-seat lounge featuring live entertainment seven days a week.
Casino of the Sky
As of June 30, 2017, Casino of the Sky offered:
approximately 125,000 square feet of gaming space;
approximately 1,945 slot machines and 105 traditional and electronic table games;
food and beverage amenities, including: Todd English's Tuscany, Bobby Flay's Bar Americain, Starbucks, a 24-hour coffee shop and three lounges and bars, all operated by us, as well as five additional full-service restaurants, two quick-service restaurants and a multi-station food court operated by third-parties, for a total restaurant seating of approximately 2,160;
The Shops at Mohegan Sun containing 31 retail shops, five of which we own;

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the Mohegan Sun Arena with seating for up to 10,000;
a 350-seat Cabaret theatre;
an approximately 1,200-room luxury Sky Hotel Tower, including a private high-limit table games suite;
Lansdowne Irish Pub and Music House with restaurant seating of approximately 205, Avalon Nightclub and Vista Lounge, all operated by a third-party;
an approximately 20,000-square-foot spa operated by a third-party;
approximately 100,000 square feet of convention space; and
a child care facility and an arcade-style entertainment area operated by a third-party.
Casino of the Wind
As of June 30, 2017, Casino of the Wind offered:
approximately 40,000 square feet of gaming space;
approximately 520 slot machines, 25 traditional table games and a 42-table themed poker room;
a 400-seat, 16,000-square-foot Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville Restaurant operated by a third-party; and
Mist, a nightlife entertainment venue operated by us.
Mohegan Sun offers parking for approximately 13,000 patrons and 3,600 employees. We also operate an approximately 3,600-square-foot, 20-pump gasoline and convenience center for patrons, as well as a 10-pump gasoline center for employees, both located adjacent to Mohegan Sun.
Connecticut Sun
Through Mohegan Basketball Club, LLC, or MBC, we own and operate the Connecticut Sun franchise, a professional basketball team in the Women's National Basketball Association. The team plays its home games in the Mohegan Sun Arena.
New England Black Wolves
Through Mohegan Lacrosse, LLC, we have partnered with an unrelated third-party to own and operate the New England Black Wolves franchise, a professional lacrosse team in the National Lacrosse League. The team plays its home games in the Mohegan Sun Arena.
Mohegan Sun Golf Club
Through Mohegan Golf, LLC, or Mohegan Golf, we own and operate the Mohegan Sun Golf Club, a private 18-hole championship golf course, restaurant and bar located in Sprague and Franklin, Connecticut.
Mohegan Sun Pocono
Through Downs Racing, we own and operate a gaming and entertainment facility known as Mohegan Sun Pocono located on an approximately 400-acre site in Plains Township, Pennsylvania, and OTW facilities located in Carbondale, East Stroudsburg and Lehigh Valley, Pennsylvania. In November 2006, Mohegan Sun Pocono became the first location to offer slot machine gaming in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania when Phase I of its gaming and entertainment facility opened. In July 2008, we completed a major expansion of Mohegan Sun Pocono known as Project Sunrise, which included increased gaming, restaurant and retail space, and, in July 2010, we opened our table game and poker operations, including additional non-smoking sections and a high-limit gaming area. In November 2013, we completed Project Sunlight, a hotel and convention center expansion located adjacent to the Mohegan Sun Pocono casino.
Mohegan Sun Pocono currently operates in an approximately 400,000-square-foot facility, which includes the following as of June 30, 2017:
approximately 90,000 square feet of gaming space;
approximately 2,330 slot machines, 75 table games, including blackjack, roulette and craps, and an 18-table poker room;
live harness racing and simulcast and off-track wagering;
a 238-room hotel, including a spa and fitness center;
approximately 20,000 square feet of convention space;
food and beverage amenities, including: Ruth's Chris Steakhouse, Rustic Kitchen Bistro and Bar, which features dining and a live cooking show, Bar Louie, a casual bar and restaurant, Elixir Bistro Bar, Timbers Buffet, a 300-seat Mohegan Indian cultural heritage themed multi-station buffet, and a food court, including: Johnny Rockets, Wok 8, Puck Express by Wolfgang Puck and Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream, for a total seating of approximately 2,100;
five retail shops, one of which we own, offering products ranging from Mohegan Sun Pocono logo souvenirs to fine apparel; and

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three bars/lounges: Sunburst Bar, featured in the center of the gaming floor, Breakers Night Club and Pearl Sushi Bar.
Market and Competition from Other Gaming Operations
Our gaming operation at Mohegan Sun is one of only two current gaming operations in southern New England offering traditional slot machines and table games, with the other operation being our sole gaming competitor in the State of Connecticut, Foxwoods Resort Casino, or Foxwoods, owned by the Mashantucket Pequot Tribe and located approximately 10 miles from Mohegan Sun. We also face competition from gaming facilities in the states of Rhode Island, Massachusetts, New York and New Jersey. In addition, we face competition in and from the Northeastern Pennsylvania gaming market. Please refer to “Part I. Item 1. Business—Market and Competition from Other Gaming Operations” in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended September 30, 2016 and our other reports and filings with the SEC for further details regarding current and potential competition from other gaming operations.
Explanation of Key Financial Statement Captions
There has been no material change from the explanation of key financial statement captions previously disclosed in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended September 30, 2016.


Results of Operations
Summary Operating Results
As of June 30, 2017, we own and operate, either directly or through subsidiaries: (1) Mohegan Sun, the Connecticut Sun franchise, the Mohegan Sun Golf Club and the New England Black Wolves franchise, or collectively, the Connecticut facilities, and (2) Mohegan Sun Pocono and its off-track wagering facilities, or collectively, the Pennsylvania facilities. Substantially all of our revenues are derived from these operations. The Connecticut Sun franchise, the Mohegan Sun Golf Club and the New England Black Wolves franchise are aggregated with the Mohegan Sun operating segment because these operations all share similar economic characteristics, which is to generate gaming and entertainment revenues by attracting patrons to Mohegan Sun. Our executive officers review and assess the performance and operating results and determine the proper allocation of resources to the Connecticut facilities and the Pennsylvania facilities on a separate basis. Accordingly, we have two separate reportable segments: (1) Mohegan Sun, which includes the operations of the Connecticut facilities and (2) Mohegan Sun Pocono, which includes the operations of the Pennsylvania facilities. Our operations related to investments in unconsolidated affiliates and certain other Corporate development and management operations have not been identified as separate reportable segments; therefore, these operations are included in Corporate and other in the following segment disclosures to reconcile to consolidated results.
The following table summarizes our results on a property basis (in thousands, except where noted):
 
For the Three Months Ended June 30,
 
For the Nine Months Ended June 30,
 
2017
 
2016
 
Variance    
 
Percentage
Variance    
 
2017
 
2016
 
Variance    
 
Percentage
Variance    
Net revenues:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Mohegan Sun
$
271,578

 
$
244,123

 
$
27,455

 
11.2
 %
 
$
795,775

 
$
755,392

 
$
40,383

 
5.3
 %
Mohegan Sun Pocono
71,031

 
76,450

 
(5,419
)
 
(7.1
)%
 
207,752

 
223,160

 
(15,408
)
 
(6.9
)%
Corporate and other
7,606

 
4,127

 
3,479

 
84.3
 %
 
14,624

 
13,669

 
955

 
7.0
 %
Inter-segment revenues
(60
)
 
(1,273
)
 
1,213

 
95.3
 %
 
(180
)
 
(3,819
)
 
3,639

 
95.3
 %
Total
$
350,155

 
$
323,427

 
$
26,728

 
8.3
 %
 
$
1,017,971

 
$
988,402

 
$
29,569

 
3.0
 %
Income (loss) from operations:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Mohegan Sun
$
62,630

 
$
50,520

 
$
12,110

 
24.0
 %
 
$
178,464

 
$
171,251

 
$
7,213

 
4.2
 %
Mohegan Sun Pocono
12,276

 
11,172

 
1,104

 
9.9
 %
 
29,877

 
30,910

 
(1,033
)
 
(3.3
)%
Corporate and other
(4,942
)
 
(3,695
)
 
(1,247
)
 
(33.7
)%
 
(29,533
)
 
(13,830
)
 
(15,703
)
 
(113.5
)%
Total
$
69,964

 
$
57,997

 
$
11,967

 
20.6
 %
 
$
178,808

 
$
188,331

 
$
(9,523
)
 
(5.1
)%
Net income attributable to Mohegan Tribal Gaming Authority
$
43,780

 
$
26,038

 
$
17,742

 
68.1
 %
 
$
23,628

 
$
88,442

 
$
(64,814
)
 
(73.3
)%
Operating margin:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Mohegan Sun
23.1
%
 
20.7
%
 
2.4
%
 
11.6
 %
 
22.4
%
 
22.7
%
 
(0.3
)%
 
(1.3
)%
Mohegan Sun Pocono
17.3
%
 
14.6
%
 
2.7
%
 
18.5
 %
 
14.4
%
 
13.9
%
 
0.5
 %
 
3.6
 %
Total
20.0
%
 
17.9
%
 
2.1
%
 
11.7
 %
 
17.6
%
 
19.1
%
 
(1.5
)%
 
(7.9
)%



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The most significant factors and trends that we believe impacted our operating and financial performance were as follows:
strong overall business volumes at Mohegan Sun;
additional hotel room capacity added by our new 400-room Earth Hotel Tower at Mohegan Sun;
a strong entertainment calendar at Mohegan Sun;
improved table game hold percentage at Mohegan Sun in the three months ended June 30, 2017;
soft overall business volumes at Mohegan Sun Pocono;
higher revenues and increased development costs associated with our various Corporate diversification initiatives;
competitive gaming markets;
lower interest expense; and
a $73.8 million non-operating loss on modification and early extinguishment of debt in the nine months ended June 30, 2017 related to our October 2016 refinancing transactions.
The growth in net revenues for the three months and nine months ended June 30, 2017 compared to the same periods in the prior year was primarily driven by strong gaming and non-gaming results at Mohegan Sun.
Income from operations for the three months ended June 30, 2017 compared to the same period in the prior year increased primarily due to the growth in net revenues. The decline in income from operations for the nine months ended June 30, 2017 compared to the same period in the prior year was primarily due to higher overall operating costs and expenses.
Net income attributable to Mohegan Tribal Gaming Authority for the three months ended June 30, 2017 compared to the same period in the prior year increased primarily as a result of the growth in income from operations, combined with lower interest expense. The decline in net income attributable to Mohegan Tribal Gaming Authority for the nine months ended June 30, 2017 compared to the same period in the prior year was primarily driven by the loss on modification and early extinguishment of debt, partially offset by lower interest expense.
Mohegan Sun
Revenues
Revenues consisted of the following (in thousands):
 
For the Three Months Ended June 30,
 
For the Nine Months Ended June 30,
 
2017
 
2016
 
Variance    
 
Percentage
Variance    
 
2017
 
2016
 
Variance    
 
Percentage
Variance    
Gaming
$
228,170

 
$
206,707

 
$
21,463

 
10.4
%
 
$
680,262

 
$
659,396

 
$
20,866

 
3.2
%
Food and beverage
16,781

 
15,906

 
875

 
5.5
%
 
48,517

 
45,021

 
3,496

 
7.8
%
Hotel (1)
15,601

 
12,654

 
2,947

 
23.3
%
 
42,737

 
34,327

 
8,410

 
24.5
%
Retail, entertainment and other
32,923

 
28,844

 
4,079

 
14.1
%
 
85,602

 
72,250

 
13,352

 
18.5
%
Gross revenues
293,475

 
264,111

 
29,364

 
11.1
%
 
857,118

 
810,994

 
46,124

 
5.7
%
Less-Promotional allowances
21,897

 
19,988

 
1,909

 
9.6
%
 
61,343

 
55,602

 
5,741

 
10.3
%
Net revenues
$
271,578

 
$
244,123

 
$
27,455

 
11.2
%
 
$
795,775

 
$
755,392

 
$
40,383

 
5.3
%
_________
(1)
The new 400-room Earth Hotel Tower opened on November 10, 2016.
The following table summarizes the percentage of gross revenues from each of the four revenue sources:
 
For the Three Months Ended June 30,
 
For the Nine Months Ended June 30,
 
2017
 
2016
 
2017
 
2016
Gaming
77.8
%
 
78.3
%
 
79.4
%
 
81.3
%
Food and beverage
5.7
%
 
6.0
%
 
5.6
%
 
5.6
%
Hotel
5.3
%
 
4.8
%
 
5.0
%
 
4.2
%
Retail, entertainment and other
11.2
%
 
10.9
%
 
10.0
%
 
8.9
%
Total
100.0
%
 
100.0
%
 
100.0
%
 
100.0
%






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Promotional Allowances
The retail value of providing promotional allowances was included in gross