The casino has announced it plans to invest $15 million in a new VIP lounge and other amenities, including upgrades of its two most luxurious hotel suites and improvements to Mohegan Sun Golf Club in Baltic. Work has begun on the VIP Lounge & Bar, which will be located next to the Ballo restaurant and take up part of space formerly occupied by Seasons Buffet, which closed amid the COVID-19 pandemic. No decision about the remaining buffet space has been made, Hamilton said. Renovations also are underway inside the 3,500-square-foot Royal Suites on the top floors of the Sky Tower hotel. More than $3 million is being spent on the suites, each of which has two master bedrooms, two Jacuzzis, butler service, a large circular living room and panoramic views of the Thames River. The casinos pay 25% of their monthly slots win to the state, with Mohegan Sun contributing $11.2 million in March and Foxwoods contributing $7.6 million.