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Casino Operator Mohegan Bets It Won’t Default (paywall)

Mohegan Tribal Gaming Authority skipped a $20 million interest payment to bondholders this month in what it’s calling a “precautionary measure” to preserve cash. The casino operator says it expects to pay up before its 30-day grace period ends. That could be a bluff.

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9/25/2020

article Virgin Hotels Las Vegas to open January 15, 2021
(Las Vegas) -- Virgin Hotels Las Vegas announced Thursday the property’s grand opening date is January 15, 2021. At a press event featuring property partners and...

9/24/2020

article Virgin Hotels Las Vegas set to open January 15
(Las Vegas) -- Virgin Hotels officials today announced a new opening date of Jan. 15 for the hospitality brand’s debut in Las Vegas just east of the Strip at the...

9/21/2020

article Mohegan develops large gatherings playbook
(Connecticut) -- Mohegan Sun is not waiting for a COVID-19 vaccine before welcoming guests to its $80-million Earth Expo & Convention Center that counted more than...
article Mohegan Sun once again named “Best Casino Hotel”
(Connecticut) -- Mohegan Gaming & Entertainment, operator of Mohegan Sun in Connecticut and multiple properties throughout the United States and internationally,...

9/19/2020

article Mohegan Sun named Best Casino Hotel
(Connecticut) -- Mohegan Gaming & Entertainment, operator of Mohegan Sun in Connecticut and multiple properties throughout the United States and internationally,...

9/18/2020

article Mohegan Sun Parent Company Receives National Casino Hotel Honor
(Connecticut) -- Mohegan Gaming & Entertainment (MGE), operator of Mohegan Sun in Connecticut and multiple properties throughout the United States and...

9/17/2020

article Virgin Las Vegas Unveils Opening Details, Health Safety Measure
(Las Vegas) -- Virgin Las Vegas, the former Hard Rock casino hotel, is revealing some of the specifics as to what guests can expect on the off-Strip property when it...

9/14/2020

article Casino appeals Luzerne County hotel tax bill on complimentary rooms
(Pennsylvania) -- The Mohegan Sun Pocono casino has filed an appeal arguing it should not be forced to pay hotel tax on complimentary rooms as ordered by Luzerne County...
article Judge sets hearing for Mohegan Sun Pocono appeal of hotel tax determination
(Pennsylvania) -- A Luzerne County judge has ordered a hearing in Mohegan Sun Pocono's appeal of the county hotel tax assessed on the Plains Twp. resort over the...

9/6/2020

article Darkened venues: For casinos, virus has been a show-stopper
(Connecticut) -- When the Lumineers folk-rocked Mohegan Sun Arena on Feb. 29, no one suspected it would be the venue’s last concert for a while. People might have...

9/4/2020

article Mohegan Sun Reopens Popular Restaurant, Launches New Gift Shop
(Connecticut) -- Mohegan Sun has announced that it will reopen a popular restaurant owned by Michael Jordan and an electronics store, and unveil a new gift shop.

9/1/2020

article A college basketball bubble in Connecticut? Mohegan Sun could be a host with a lot to offer, and here’s why
(Connecticut) -- As the planned starting date for men’s and women’s college basketball draws near, momentum is building to find a way, despite the pandemic,...

8/29/2020

article Can Mohegan Sun's ‘bubble’ work for college basketball, too?
(Connecticut) -- The Mohegan Sun has proven to be a successful “bubble” venue for mixed martial arts and boxing events this summer, its agreement with...

8/27/2020

article Mohegan Sun veteran executive named assistant general manager of casino
(Connecticut) -- Kevin Lowry, an executive who has been with Mohegan Sun since its 1996 opening, has been named the casino’s assistant general manager, Mohegan...

8/25/2020

article Mohegan Gaming Targets Late 2022 to Open South Korea Casino at Incheon International Airport
(South Korea) -- US-based casino operator Mohegan Gaming & Entertainment (MGE) says it plans to open its multibillion-dollar casino resort in South Korea at Incheon...

8/24/2020

article LETTER: Grateful to be back working at Mohegan Sun
(Connecticut) -- Rep. Holly Cheeseman and Sen. Paul Formica have remained vigilant in their support of the region throughout this pandemic. As an employee of one of the...

8/21/2020

article Virgin-branded hotel in Las Vegas reconsidering fall opening date
(Las Vegas) -- The owners of Virgin Hotels Las Vegas are having second thoughts about the scheduled fall opening after the coronavirus pandemic devastated the economy....

8/17/2020

article Up to 240 layoffs loom at Pa. casino hurt by COVID-19 impacts: report
(Pennsylvania) -- At Pa. casinos, the house usually wins – but perhaps not against COVID-19. With the pandemic still hampering business at Mohegan Sun Pocono in...

8/16/2020

article Mohegan Sun casino announces pandemic-related layoffs
(Connecticut) -- The Mohegan Sun casino said it will lay off an unspecified number of employees due to impacts from the coronavirus pandemic. The southeastern...

8/15/2020

press release Mohegan Sun benefited from competitive landscape in July
(Connecticut) -- Mohegan Sun posted a modest year-over-year gain in slot-machine revenue last month while Foxwoods Resort Casino’s revenue plummeted, newly...
article More than 200 Mohegan Sun Pocono employees face layoffs
(Pennsylvania) -- Mohegan Sun Pocono has informed 240 furloughed employees that they could be laid off if they are not called back to work prior to Sept. 30. Anthony...

8/14/2020

article Mohegan Sun casino announces pandemic-related layoffs
(Connecticut) -- The Mohegan Sun casino said it will lay off an unspecified number of employees due to impacts from the pandemic. The southeastern Connecticut casino on...
article Mohegan Sun to lay off workers as casino struggles in the pandemic
(Connecticut) -- The Mohegan Sun is cutting its workforce as the casino struggles in the pandemic. The tribal business will lay off an unspecified number of employees...

8/13/2020

article Mohegan Sun to end furlough program September 30
(Connecticut) -- Mohegan Sun casino announced on Thursday, it will be ending its furlough program on September 30. The program began during March as Connecticut began...
article Mohegan Sun to lay off undetermined number of employees at end of September
(Connecticut) -- Furloughed Mohegan Sun employees learned Thursday that those who are not called back to work by the end of next month will be laid off. The number of...

8/11/2020

article MGE names two to leadership team
(Connecticut) -- Mohegan Gaming & Entertainment has announced two new appointments to its leadership team, naming David Martinelli chief marketing officer and Judy...

8/10/2020

article Mohegan Gaming & Entertainment (MGE) Announces New Leadership Appointments as Brand Continues Strategic Growth Trajectory
(Connecticut) -- Mohegan Gaming & Entertainment (MGE), developer of awe-inspiring integrated entertainment resorts (IER) worldwide, today announced two new...

8/3/2020

article Registration open for Mohegan Sun rappelling event to benefit Special Olympics
(Connecticut) -- Registration is open for the 2020 Over the Edge event at Mohegan Sun to benefit Special Olympics Connecticut. Participants will rappel more than 30...

7/27/2020

article Mohegan Sun gaming revenues were up 20% in the first 50 days after reopening
(Massachusetts) -- Mohegan Sun’s gaming revenues in the first 50 days after its June 1 reopening were up 20.5% over the same period in 2019, Mohegan Gaming &...

7/24/2020

article Mohegan Sun exec. Pineault named as parent's COO
(Connecticut) -- The tribal operator of Mohegan Sun has promoted a local casino executive to serve as its chief operating officer. Mohegan Gaming & Entertainment (...

7/23/2020

article Mohegan Gaming names Pineault chief operating officer
(Connecticut) -- Ray Pineault, a veteran gaming executive and member of the Mohegan Tribe, has been named chief operating officer of Mohegan Gaming & Entertainment....

7/22/2020

article Mohegans, Yale collaborate on COVID-19 antibody testing project
(Connecticut) -- In the last couple of weeks, researchers from the Yale School of Medicine have been drawing blood from Mohegan Sun employees and others here in a bid to...

7/21/2020

article Three Mohegan Sun staff members tested positive for the coronavirus, with two back at work and another recuperating
(Connecticut) -- The Mohegan Sun confirmed Tuesday three cases of the coronavirus among its staff, the first to be reported since the casino opened June 1 in opposition...

7/20/2020

article Mohegan Sun Pocono stops alcohol sales on casino floor due to new coronavirus restrictions
(Pennsylvania) -- Mohegan Sun Pocono has suspended alcohol sales on its casino floor indefinitely. In a statement posted to the casino’s website, management said...

7/19/2020

article Casino suspending gaming floor alcohol service
(Pennsylvania) -- Mohegan Sun Pocono says it will stop serving alcoholic beverages on the gaming floor in the wake of new guidance issued by the state regarding Gov. Tom...

7/18/2020

article Mohegan Sun turns to casino industry veteran Hasson for new Las Vegas property
(Las Vegas) -- Joe Hasson has experience operating casinos in destination markets, regional jurisdictions, locals areas, and on behalf of American Indian tribes. That...

7/16/2020

article Mohegan Sun Pocono seeks clarification on alcohol sales
(Pennsylvania) -- Casinos in Pennsylvania will remain open but won’t be able to sell alcohol to customers who aren’t at a restaurant with table service,...

7/14/2020

article Mohegan Banks on Betfred for Virgin Hotels Las Vegas Sportsbook
(Las Vegas) -- Mohegan Gaming & Entertainment (MGE), the casino arm of the Connecticut Native American tribe of the same name, said today Betfred USA Sports will...

7/13/2020

article First tribal casino in Strip market still on track to open this year
(Las Vegas) -- With renovation and rebranding work uninterrupted by the pandemic and on pace to open later this year, the Mohegan Sun Casino at Virgin Hotels Las Vegas...
article Mohegan brand eager to make splash in wake of the Hard Rock Hotel
(Las Vegas) -- The former Hard Rock Hotel property in Las Vegas remains on schedule to open before Jan. 1. Representing its first foray into the market, Mohegan Gaming...
article Casinos Learning About How Safety Has Become More Important Than Amenities
(USA) -- Mohegan Sun Connecticut executive Jeffrey Hamilton refers to “silent safety” as the new essential theme for casinos — making guests sense...

7/12/2020

article Two Connecticut Sun players test positive for COVID-19
(Connecticut) -- Connecticut Sun guards Natisha Hiedeman and Briann January both texted positive for the COVID-19 virus and did not travel with the team to training camp...

7/10/2020

article Mohegan Sun Introduces AAA Partnership to Momentum Reward Program
(Connecticut) -- Mohegan Sun is proud to announce a new Momentum partnership with the American Automobile Association (AAA). Through the award-winning loyalty rewards...

7/7/2020

article Mohegan Gaming boss Kontomerkos says Inspire Korea on track for 2022 launch
(South Korea) -- The CEO of US tribal casino operator Mohegan Gaming & Entertainment says the company remains on track to open its South Korean integrated resort...

7/6/2020

article Athens Area Poised to Get First Skyscrapers at Hellinikon
(Greece) -- After breaking ground Friday, signaling the beginning of work for the Hellinikon Project – the largest development and investment project in Greek...

7/5/2020

article Mohegan Gaming & Entertainment CEO Mario Kontomerkos: ‘Industry will Bounce Back from Covid’
(Connecticut) -- It used to be that customers went to casinos seeking risk. These days, they’re just looking for safety, says Mohegan Gaming & Entertainment...

7/2/2020

article Mohegan unveils logo for its first Las Vegas casino, names GM
(Las Vegas) -- Mohegan Gaming & Entertainment (MGE), unveiled Wednesday the logo for its first Las Vegas destination, Mohegan Sun Casino at Virgin Hotels Las Vegas....

7/1/2020

article Mohegan Gaming & Entertainment Unveils Logo for New Destination in Las Vegas, Signifying the First Tribal Casino Presence in the Entertainment Capital of the World
(Las Vegas) -- Mohegan Gaming & Entertainment (MGE), a master developer of awe-inspiring global integrated entertainment resorts (IER), today unveiled the logo for...

6/27/2020

article Harness racing returns at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono
(Pennsylvania) -- After being forced to shutdown for three months because of the coronavirus, harness racing is back in action at the Downs at Mohegan Sun Casino....

6/25/2020

article Mohegan Gaming: Refi Risk (sub req)
(Wall Street) -- Mohegan Gaming & Entertainment has reopened its casinos after the mid-March closures because of Covid-19. However, the seasonally weak first half (...
article Construction of Hellinikon Resort Casino by Mohegan Gaming Set to Begin
(Greece) -- Once the company is given final approval, Mohegan Gaming & Entertainment plans to begin construction immediately on its 8.9-million-euro ($1 billion)...

6/21/2020

article Mohegan Sun expands reopening effort
(Connecticut) -- Mohegan Sun casino has expanded its reopening. The casino now has open restaurants, pubs and a comedy club. Casinos in the state began reopening June 1...

6/19/2020

article Mohegan Sun Pocono prepares for reopening
(Pennsylvania) -- Mohegan Sun Casino is just days away from reopening its doors again. It's going to have a different look from the last time was opened with...

6/18/2020

article Mohegan Gaming Ready to Break Ground on $1B Greece Integrated Resort Casino
(Greece) -- Mohegan Gaming & Entertainment (MGE) says it’s ready to break ground once given the green light on its more than $1 billion integrated resort...

6/17/2020

article "We have not altered Mohegan Gaming's long-term strategies"
(Connecticut) -- In an exclusive interview with Yogonet, the CEO of one of the largest casino operators in the U.S. delved into the coronavirus health crisis, the impact...
article Mohegan Sun expands its reopening to include restaurants, pubs and Comix comedy club
(Connecticut) -- More restaurants, clubs and venues welcome guests at Mohegan Sun this week, as part of the casino’s next phase of reopening. Several eateries are...

6/16/2020

article Mohegan Sun Pocono Casino will open June 22
(Pennsylvania) -- The Mohegan Sun Pocono casino has announced it will reopen Monday June 22 after being shut down for months due to COVID 19. Casino officials say they...

6/15/2020

article Mohegan Sun casino to reopen June 22
(Connecticut) -- Mohegan Sun Pocono casino will reopen at 10 a.m. on Monday, June 22, after being closed for more than three months because of the coronavirus pandemic....
article Elliniko casino, two hotels ready by 2024, says minister
(Greece) -- A casino and two hotels being planned for the landmark plot of Athens’ former international airport on the southern coast at Elliniko will be ready for...

5/30/2020

article LETTER: Mayor confident of safe reopening after Mohegan Sun visit
(Connecticut) -- Last week, I had the pleasure of visiting Mohegan Sun for a special tour to provide a behind-the-scenes look at all of the steps that have been taken to...

5/28/2020

article Niagara casinos start process for eventual reopening; no date yet
(Ontario) -- The operator for Niagara Falls' two casinos is working on a plan for reopening and what that will look like in the "new world." In a May 22...

5/24/2020

article Casino developers for old Athens airport seek $100 million loan to keep projects viable
(Greece) -- The successful bidder for the casino complex that is planned to be part of the $8billion development of the old Hellenikon International Airport site near...

5/21/2020

article A clean sweep: Mohegan Sun offers glimpse of new safety features
(Connecticut) -- Mohegan Sun’s handlers probably would be glad to hear the place felt sterile Thursday. For nine weeks, the casino hadn’t seen a gambler, a...
article Amid skepticism from Gov. Lamont, Mohegan Sun pitches safety measures ahead of June 1 reopening
(Connecticut) -- In the face of opposition from the governor, Mohegan Sun executives Thursday sought to persuade the gambling public that it will be safe to return to...
article Casinos show off safety measures
(Connecticut) -- Connecticut’s pair of casinos are set on a June 1 reopening date, and Jeff Hamilton is hopeful he’ll see a sufficient amount of guests....
article Inside Mohegan Sun Casino Ahead of June 1 Reopening
(Connecticut) -- The Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation and the Mohegan Tribe announced Wednesday that they will begin reopening portions of their reservations on June 1...
article Hellenikon Casino Bidder Mohegan Seeking $100 Million Loan
(Greece) -- Mohegan Gaming & Entertainment (MG&E), the only bidder left for a casino for the long-stalled 8-billion euro ($8.78 billion) development of the...

5/20/2020

article Mohegan Sun Tribal Owners Get Pushback on 14% Casino Rescue Loan
(Wall Street) -- Mohegan Gaming & Entertainment is trying to hammer out an agreement to borrow another $100 million to keep its shuttered casinos afloat after...

5/18/2020

article Mohegan Sun developed plan to reopen to public June 1
(Connecticut) -- Mohegan Sun, closed amid the coronavirus pandemic since March 17, developed a plan to launch a phased reopening June 1, which is too soon for Gov. Ned...

5/17/2020

article Casinos will have new safety plans when reopening
(Pennsylvania) -- Mohegan Sun Pocono president and CEO Tony Carlucci doesn’t know yet when the Plains Twp. casino can reopen but he said new safety measures will...

5/14/2020

article Mohegan Sun dealing out masks, gloves, other PPE to towns
(Connecticut) -- With the casinos closed because of the COVID-19 pandemic, most of the action at the Mohegan Sun these days is at the expo center. No, the expansive...
article Ready to gamble? Mohegan Sun wants to take your temperature.
(Connecticut) -- Temperatures will be checked as gamblers arrive. Every other slot machine will be disabled for social distancing. Players at some blackjack tables will...

5/13/2020

article Mohegan Sun will continue to remain closed at least through Memorial Day amid coronavirus pandemic
(Connecticut) -- Mohegan Sun has extended its closure, planning not to reopen at least until after Memorial Day. The state’s tribal-owned casinos — Mohegan...

5/12/2020

article Mohegan Sun to remain closed until after Memorial Day
(Connecticut) -- Mohegan Sun is hoping social distancing will help it "be a world at play once again." The casino said it will continue to remain closed...

5/8/2020

article Mohegan Sun, Foxwoods have furloughed roughly 10,000 workers since coronavirus pandemic started
(Connecticut) -- Unemployment in eastern Connecticut is soaring, despite relatively few cases of COVID-19 in the region, largely because the pandemic forced two giant...

5/7/2020

article Greece’s Highest Court Confirms Mohegan as Sole Bidder for Athens Casino
(Greece) -- Greece’s highest administrative court, the Council of State, on Thursday rejected an appeal by Hard Rock International against its exclusion from the...

5/6/2020

article Mohegan Gaming committed to Hellinikon Casino Resort in Greece
(Greece) -- US casino operator Mohegan Gaming & Entertainment (MGE) announced it remains fully committed to opening a luxury casino resort within the former...

5/5/2020

article Mohegan Gaming Moving Forward with Nearly $9B Greece Integrated Casino Resort
(Greece) -- Mohegan Gaming & Entertainment (MGE), the casino company owned by the Mohegan Tribe in Connecticut, says the coronavirus pandemic will not delay its...
article Mohegan Says Covid-19 Won’t Stop Hellinikon Casino Project in Greece
(Greece) -- American gaming and entertainment giant Mohegan said this week that its investment plan to create the first Integrated Resort and Casino (IRC) in Greece at...

5/4/2020

article Mohegan remains committed to Greek casino plan despite pandemic
(Greece) -- U.S. casino operator Mohegan Gaming & Entertainment said on Monday it remains fully committed to opening a luxury casino resort in Athens as part of an 8...

4/30/2020

article Mohegan Sun delays reopening until at least May 12
(Connecticut) -- The tribal casino said reopening date options are being discussed by working closely with the Mohegan Tribal Council and the State of Connecticut’...

4/29/2020

article Mohegan Sun delays casino reopening by at least 2 weeks
(Connecticut) -- Mohegan Sun has delayed it previously announced Friday reopening until at least May 12. The casino was supposed to be temporarily closed to the public...

4/28/2020

article Mohegan Sun to Remain Closed Through May 12
(Connecticut) -- Mohegan Sun announced Tuesday that it will remain closed through at least May 12. Casino officials made the announcement in a letter to employees...

4/27/2020

article Casino Operator Mohegan Bets It Won’t Default (paywall)
(Connecticut) -- Mohegan Tribal Gaming Authority skipped a $20 million interest payment to bondholders this month in what it’s calling a “precautionary...
article LET THE IDIOT SPEAK: Mohegan Tribal Gaming Misses Debt Payment, Moody’s Sees Elevated Default Risk
(Connecticut) -- Mohegan Tribal Gaming Authority (MTGA), which is owned by the Connecticut Native American band of the same name, had its credit grade downgraded by...

4/18/2020

article Mohegan Sun Arena testing site to open Monday
(Connecticut) -- The Wolf Administration Saturday announced details of a COVID-19 testing site at Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza in Wilkes-Barre Township. The site...

4/16/2020

article Questions, concerns loom over mass testing site planned for Mohegan Sun Arena
(Pennsylvania) -- A lot of people in Wilkes-Barre are concerned about a just-announced coronavirus testing site planned at the Mohegan Sun Arena. They're worried...

4/15/2020

article Montville Coronavirus Update: Mohegan Sun Spa Layoffs
(Connecticut) -- OneSpaWorld will lay off 51 workers for an indefinite period, according to a letter sent to the Connecticut Department of Labor. The company operates...

4/13/2020

article Mohegan Sun expects South Korean casino to open in 2020
(South Korea) -- US-based casino operator Mohegan Gaming and Entertainment, known better as Mohegan Sun, began putting its plan in place for a large integrated resort (...

4/12/2020

article S.Korea project on track for 2022 launch: Mohegan CEO
(South Korea) -- United States-based tribal casino operator Mohegan Gaming and Entertainment told GGRAsia that the company was still working to meet its goal of opening...

3/31/2020

article Mohegan Sun to Remain Closed for at Least Two More Weeks
(Connecticut) -- Mohegan Sun will remain closed to the public for at least two more weeks, tribe officials confirmed Tuesday. Officials said the Mohegan Tribal Council...

3/26/2020

article Moody’s downgrades Mohegan Gaming’s credit rating, issues ‘negative’ outlook
(Connecticut) -- Moody's Investors Service has downgraded Mohegan Gaming & Entertainment's credit rating and issued a "negative" investment outlook...

3/25/2020

article Mohegan Sun Makes Large Food Donations
(Connecticut) -- Mohegan Sun has made a number of large donations to provide support during the coronavirus pandemic. This includes food donations to the United Way of...

3/23/2020

article Sol Kerzner hailed as 'visionary' behind Mohegan Sun
(Connecticut) -- Former Mohegan Sun executives and Mohegan tribal officials Monday remembered Solomon "Sol" Kerzner, the South African hotelier and casino...

3/22/2020

article Mohegan Sun still interested in building IR in Japan
(Japan) -- While the gambling industry waits to see how, and when, Japan’s integrated resort (IR) scene develops, a small handful of casino operators have already...

3/10/2020

article Players, Dealers Cheated Mohegan Sun Out Of $100K: Report
(Connecticut) -- An investigation has found that two blackjack players conspired with three dealers to cheat Mohegan Sun out of $100,000 in 2018, The New London Day...
article Police: Dealers, Players Cheated Casino Out of Over $100,000
(Connecticut) -- Two blackjack players and three dealers conspired to cheat a Connecticut casino operated by the Mohegan tribe out of over $100,000 in 2018, according to...

3/8/2020

article Mohegan Sun takes precautions amid coronavirus
(Connecticut) -- Mohegan Sun officials announced they are now working directly with the state's Department of Public Health and the CDC amid the spread of the...

3/5/2020

article Mohegan Sun taking precautions against coronavirus, preparing for AAC tournament
(Connecticut) -- Twelve women’s basketball teams will descend upon Mohegan Sun in Uncasville this weekend, traveling from as far as Houston to as close as Storrs. With...

3/4/2020

article Mohegan's The Downs at Lehigh Valley to open sportsbook in time for March Madness
(Pennsylvania) -- The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board said a test period for the new sportsbook at The Downs at Lehigh Valley kicked off at 10 a.m. Monday. Mohegan Sun...

2/13/2020

article Tony Luke’s expands cheesesteak empire with casino location
(Pennsylvania) -- A taste of Philadelphia has set up shop in the Mohegan Sun Pocono casino, and it replaced a ribbon-cutting with a cutting of a giant cheesesteak.

2/12/2020

article Mohegan Sun's 'Back of House' wins international awards
(Connecticut) -- Mohegan Sun Casino's original online TV series "Back of House" has been honored with two international awards. According to a press...
article Greek State Will Take Control of Hellenikon When Licenses Expire
(Greece) -- Construction on the long-delayed 8-billion euro ($8.74 billion) development of the abandoned Hellenikon International Airport on the Greek capital’s coast...

2/7/2020

article Niagara Falls casino ops boost Mohegan Gaming & Ent revenue
(Connecticut) -- Casino operator Mohegan Gaming & Entertainment (MGE) saw its Q4 revenue jump by one-quarter thanks to its new Canadian contract and its Pennsylvania...

2/6/2020

article Video Shows Nelly Getting Into Argument While Playing Texas Holdem at Casino
(Connecticut) -- During a visit to the Mohegan Sun casino in Connecticut, Nelly was filmed getting into an argument with other players and an employee. In the clip that...
article Mohegan Gaming reaping benefits of diversification
(Connecticut) -- Mohegan Sun’s net revenues were down 3.7% in the quarter that ended Dec. 31, a decline overshadowed by its corporate parent’s overall gains...

2/5/2020

article Nelly Goes On Epic Rant At Casino, 'Get Off My Nuts'
(Connecticut) -- Here's Nelly railing against a pit boss inside a casino after beefing with other players about how to PROPERLY play poker, and y'know it's...

2/2/2020

article Chinese New Year celebration at Mohegan Sun Casino
(Connecticut) -- Dragons march throughout the Mogean Sun Satruday afternoon to bring in the Chinese New Year.

1/31/2020

article Greece suspends two casino licenses for unpaid social security
(Greece) -- Two Greek casinos have been ordered to close for two months due to their failure to remit their required social security payments to the government.
article Hellenikon Casino in Limbo, Two Others Suspended Over Social Security Debts
(Greece) -- With a dispute brewing over awarding of a casino license for the long-stalled 8-billion-euro ($8.83 billion) abandoned Hellenikon International Airport, The...

1/24/2020

article Job training program ‘good news’ for young adults with disabilities
(Connecticut) -- Lilli Franklin is learning how to be independent. The 22-year-old with a developmental disability keeps her own apartment in Danielson, so that’s...

1/22/2020

article Greek gaming authority chooses Mohegan to operate Athens casino
(Greece) -- The Hellenic Gaming Commission announced late Monday that it has selected Inspire Athens —a consortium comprising Mohegan Gaming and Entertainment, GEK...

1/21/2020

article Mohegan Gaming wins bid to build Casino Resort in Athens
(Greece) -- Mohegan Gaming and Entertainment have won the initial rights to build an integrated resort and casino development for Greece’s Hellinikon Project....
article Mohegan-led consortium wins casino licence for Hellinikon project
(Greece) -- Mohegan Gaming & Entertainment, based in Connecticut in the United States and Greek construction company GEK TERNA have been been granted the initial...
article Ex-waitress sentenced for role in $420,000 slot machine scam
(Pennsylvania) -- A former cocktail waitress at a Pennsylvania casino has been sentenced for her role in a $420,000 slot machine scam. Rochelle Poszeluznyj, 39, was...

1/20/2020

article Statewide casino revenue hits record $3.4 billion in 2019
(Pennsylvania) -- Statewide revenue for gaming and fantasy contests totaled more than $3.4 billion in 2019, an increase in total revenue of 4.5%. That according to...

1/14/2020

article Greece rejects Hard Rock Int'l casino license bid
(Greece) -- US casino operator Hard Rock International (HRI) has been ruled ineligible to participate in the tender for Greece’s Hellinikon integrated resort...
article Mohegan advances in Greek casino resort tender, Hard Rock rejected
(Greece) -- Greece has put Mohegan Gaming & Entertainment into the next phase of a long-delayed tender process to build and operate a luxury casino resort in Athens...
article Climactic scenes in the movie ‘Uncut Gems’ were filmed at Mohegan Sun
(Connecticut) -- As the acclaimed movie “Uncut Gems” revs toward its nerve-jangling finale, Adam Sandler’s character, Howard Ratner, gives his mistress Julia a bag of...

1/2/2020

article Hellinikon Casino Tender Closer to Finalization
(Greece) -- Greece’s gaming commission (EEEP) announced that it would be proceeding to the next phase of procedures for the 30-year license for the operation of an...

12/24/2019

article Hard Rock International, Mohegan Gaming Greece Competition May Not Have a Victor Until Mid-2020
(Greece) -- Originally expected last month, the winner of the tender process to build an integrated resort at the old Hellenikon International Airport near Athens –...

12/22/2019

article Greek Investments Minister Says Works on Hellinikon to Start ‘As Planned’ in 2020
(Greece) -- Greek Development & Investments Minister Adonis Georgiadis reaffirmed this week that the highly anticipated Hellinikon project will move ahead as planned...

12/19/2019

article Miss America to be crowned for the first time in Connecticut
(Connecticut) -- Miss America will be crowned Thursday night for the first time at a Connecticut casino, marking the latest change to the nearly century-old contest that...

12/15/2019

article No Miss America, no problem: Atlantic City didn't suffer loss this year
(Atlantic City) -- The loss of the Miss America Competition, which starts this week in its new home in Connecticut, didn't hurt the city's casinos or put a dent...

12/13/2019

article Incheon plans to expand tourism industry with Yeongjong Resort
(South Korea) -- The Incheon Metropolitan City government has announced it plans to expand its cultural and tourism industries. This will include expanding its casino...

12/10/2019

press release Incheon City Takes off as Culture and Tourism Industry Hub in Northeast Asia with IFEZ’s Yeongjong Resort Complex Cluster
(South Korea) -- Incheon City plans to take off as a hub of culture and tourism industry in Northeast Asia through the Yeongjong-do Integrated Resort Cluster Project....

12/9/2019

article Mohegan Sun casino growing tired of Eugene Melnyk’s stalling
(Connecticut) -- Connecticut’s Mohegan Sun casino is calling bull on Ottawa Senators’ owner Eugene Melnyk’s claims that someone else may have signed his name on gambling...
article Mohegan Gaming Mulls Japan Choices After Hokkaido Departs Integrated Resort Competition
(Japan) -- Last month, officials in the Japanese prefecture of Hokkaido said they were dropping out of the competition to land one of the country’s first three...

12/7/2019

article Mohegan’s Q4 Shows Net Revenue Up Operating Revenue Down
(Connecticut) -- Mohegan Gaming & Entertainment, a developer and operator of international branded entertainment resorts including Mohegan Sun in Uncasville,...

12/6/2019

article Mohegan Sun makes c-suite changes, as parent reports 21% dip in 4Q profits
(Connecticut) -- The tribal operator of Mohegan Sun reshuffled the Connecticut casino’s c-suite on Thursday, the same day it reported a 21 percent dip in fourth-...
article Handwriting expert sides with casino in Melnyk suit
(Connecticut) -- A handwriting expert testifying in a lawsuit filed by a Connecticut casino against Eugene Melnyk said it's "highly probable" the Ottawa...
article Hanwha Corporation named as Mohegan’s new Korean contractor as IR development pushes ahead
(South Korea) -- US tribal casino operator Mohegan Gaming & Entertainment’s first Asian integrated resort project is back on track with the company revealing...

12/5/2019

article MGE promotes top Mohegan Sun executives, reports quarterly results
(Connecticut) -- Shortly before reporting a 21 percent increase in quarterly revenues, Mohegan Gaming & Entertainment, Mohegan Sun’s parent company, announced...

12/4/2019

article "The future growth of our industry is centred around compelling Integrated Resort propositions"
(London) -- With over 30 years of experience leading all facets of multiple global integrated resorts across the U.S. and internationally, Mohegan Gaming &...

12/3/2019

article Mohegan Sun launches online sports betting
(Pennsylvania) -- Customers can now bet on sports at Mohegan Sun Pocono without stepping foot in the Plains Twp. casino. Mohegan Sun Pocono partnered with Kindred Group...

12/2/2019

press release Kindred, in partnership with Mohegan Sun Pocono, goes online in PA
(Pennsylvania) -- Not long after launching the Unibet Sportsbook at Mohegan Sun Pocono, Kindred Group has gone live with online sports and casino in Pennsylvania. As of...

11/30/2019

article Mohegans’ pioneering approach leads down international path
(Connecticut) -- Over the past quarter-century, the Mohegan Tribe has developed a penchant for breaking new ground. In 1994, two years before Mohegan Sun opened, it...

11/29/2019

article Japanese casino license race losing Hokkaido Prefecture
(Japan) -- In Japan and the Governor for Hokkaido Prefecture has reportedly announced that his jurisdiction will be withdrawing from the race to secure one of the nation...

11/19/2019

article $2M wagered in sports bets at Mohegan Sun Pocono in Oct.
(Pennsylvania) -- More than $2 million was wagered in sports bets at Mohegan Sun Pocono in October, according to numbers released Monday by the Pennsylvania Gaming...
article Federal Judge Sides With Wynn In Massachusetts
(Massachusetts) -- US District Judge Patti Saris dismissed civil racketeering complaints by Sterling Suffolk against Wynn Resorts, some of its executives and the seller...

11/18/2019

article Wynn Dodges Mohegan Sun’s Suit Alleging Casino License Scheme (sub req)
(Massachusetts) -- Wynn Resorts Ltd. doesn’t have to face a racketeering lawsuit filed by rival Mohegan Sun claiming the gaming giant worked with mafia-linked...
article Kindred brings online betting to Mohegan Sun Pocono sportsbook
(Pennsylvania) -- Just weeks after launching the Unibet Sportsbook at Mohegan Sun Pocono, Kindred Group has gone live with both online sports and casino betting at the...

11/14/2019

article Tom Cantone named president of sports, entertainment at Mohegan
(Connecticut) -- On November 8 it was announced that Tom Cantone was named as the new president of sports and entertainment at Mohegan Gaming & Entertainment (MGE)....
article Bagnall: Melnyk giving no ground in suit over gambling debt
(Connecticut) -- Four months after a Connecticut casino launched a suit to reclaim $1 million in gambling debts from Eugene Melnyk, it seems the Ottawa Senators owner is...
article Mohegan Sun Korea project fully completed 2031: report
(South Korea) -- A casino resort in South Korea being developed by United States-based tribal casino operator Mohegan Gaming and Entertainment should only be fully...
press release Unibet Launches PA Online Casino And Sportsbook
(Pennsylvania) -- Unibet, a global online gambling operator, is conducting a soft launch of its platform that includes an online casino integrated with a sports betting...

11/13/2019

article King Ward ends Western Massachusetts, Worcester County bus service to Mohegan Sun due to low ridership
(Connecticut) -- King Ward Coach Lines, the company that provides bus rides from Western Massachusetts and Worcester County to Mohegan Sun casino, said it will end its...
article Chinatown groups grapple with gambling addiction
(Massachusetts) -- On a recent Monday in Boston’s Chinatown, a group of about 14 people stood outside The Chicken and Rice Guys restaurant on Bedford Street,...

11/12/2019

article Tony Luke's to open casino location at Mohegan Sun Pocono
(Pennsylvania) -- One of Pennsylvania's most popular casinos is about to get a taste of Philly as part of renovations to the food court at Mohegan Sun Pocono.

11/7/2019

article Futures bet: With petition filed, The Downs could be first in Lehigh Valley to offer sports gambling
(Pennsylvania) -- In the race to be the first brick-and-mortar sportsbook in the Lehigh Valley, it appears Mohegan Sun has the jump on Wind Creek Bethlehem. Downs Racing...

11/5/2019

article Lehigh Valley Could Host Two New Sportsbooks Within Six Months
(Pennsylvania) -- Downs Racing LP filed a petition on Friday to start sports betting at The Downs. Downs Racing LP is doing business as the Mohegan Sun Pocono. Last...

11/3/2019

article Mohegan Sun thinks “Vets Rock”
(Connecticut) -- Lauren Willard was surprised to see how full the Earth Convention Center was on Friday. “I’m excited how much exposure it’s getting to...

10/31/2019

article Man Charged for Fatal Drive-By Shooting After Casino Fight
(Connecticut) -- Connecticut state police say a man accused of killing another man in a drive-by shooting after an argument at a casino has been charged with murder and...

10/29/2019

article 50 Cent spotted partying at CT casino
(Connecticut) -- Rapper 50 Cent partied at Mohegan Sun over the weekend with Grammy-Award winner Lupe Fiasco. Lupe Fiasco performed on October 26 and was later joined by...

10/24/2019

article Mohegan Sun to open TAO restaurant in 2020
(Connecticut) -- TAO Restaurant, a 10,000-square-foot, 300-seat restaurant offering Pan-Asian fare, will open next year in Mohegan Sun, the casino and Tao Group...

10/22/2019

article 300-seat restaurant coming to Mohegan Sun
(Connecticut) -- An Asian-inspired restaurant and nightclub, known for its upscale locations in New York, Las Vegas and Los Angeles, is coming to Mohegan Sun. TAO...
article US gaming company plans casino resort for Athens’ troubled Hellinikon scheme
(Greece) -- US casino developer Mohegan Gaming and Entertainment (MGE) has announced plans to develop a resort and casino as part of Athens’ Hellinikon...

10/21/2019

article The Japan IR scene: Yokohama RFC, Mohegan Sun commits to Hokkaido
(Japan) -- Casino operators continue to express their interest in the integrated resort (IR) scene in Japan, as do cities hoping to be selected as one of the first three...

10/16/2019

article Mohegan opens Hokkaido office: reports
(Japan) -- United States-based tribal casino operator Mohegan Gaming and Entertainment has reportedly opened an office in Hokkaido, Japan’s most northerly main...

10/15/2019

article Mohegan’s challenge to Wynn casino license is revived in Suffolk court
(Massachusetts) -- The Encore Boston Harbor casino has been in full swing since June, drawing thousands of employees and gamblers every day to this slice of Vegas on the...
press release Mohegan Gaming & Entertainment Chooses VizExplorer’s Player Development Solution
(Connecticut) -- VizExplorer, a leading provider of operational intelligence solutions for casinos, today announced it has signed an agreement with Mohegan Gaming &...

10/10/2019

article Mohegan unveils its project for an IR in Athens
(Greece) -- The two US companies submitted their bids to the Hellenic Gaming Commission on October 4 and the winner is expected to be named by December. Mohegan’s...

10/9/2019

article Mohegan Sun employees rankled by changes in time-off policy
(Connecticut) -- Longtime Mohegan Sun employees reportedly scrambled to use accrued vacation time late last week after learning the casino was implementing changes in...
article Mohegan Gaming Presents its Hellenikon Plan; Hard Rock to Follow (Vid)
(Greece) -- Mohegan Gaming & Entertainment (MG&E) and Hard Rock International (HRI) are “all in” when it comes to the competition to build and...
article Only the Connecticut Sun believe they can win their first WNBA title
(Connecticut) -- The roaring sounds of a packed house at Mohegan Sun for Game 4 of the WNBA Finals on Tuesday night made it hard to hear what Courtney Williams was...
article Connecticut Sun Survive Washington Run To Make Final Game Of WNBA Championship Series
(Connecticut) -- There will be a decisive Game 5 in the WNBA Finals. The Connecticut Sun staved off elimination Tuesday night by beating the Washington Mystics 90-86 in...
article Sara Bareilles brings 'Love Song' and more to Mohegan Sun
(Connecticut) -- She’s not going to write you a love song. Nah, actually, she totally is. Bareilles broke through in 2007 with “Love Song,” and, since...

10/8/2019

article Gambling suit against Eugene Melnyk split into pieces
(Ottawa) -- The legal team for Ottawa Senators owner Eugene Melnyk has moved to have the dispute over a $900,000 gambling loss divided into five separate counts. A...
article Mohegan Unveils Casino Development Concept for Hellinikon
(Greece) -- Mohegan Gaming and Entertainment (“MGE”), in partnership with GEK TERNA, unveiled Tuesday INSPIRE Athens, its concept for the first Integrated...
article U.S. Mohegan unveils plan for luxury casino resort in Greece
(Greece) -- U.S. casino operator Mohegan Gaming & Entertainment on Tuesday unveiled its plan to build a large casino resort on the Athens Riviera, in a long-delayed...

10/7/2019

article Sports Betting Available at Mohegan Sun Pocono
(Pennsylvania) -- You can now legally place sports bets at a casino in Luzerne County. Unibet Sportsbook at Mohegan Sun Pocono in Plains Township is the final product of...
article Bagnall: Melnyk's gambling debt defence gets complicated
(Ottawa) -- The legal fight over Eugene Melnyk’s alleged gambling debt appears to have taken on a life of its own. A Connecticut casino run by the Mohegan Tribal...

10/5/2019

article Sports Betting Available at Mohegan Sun Pocono
(Pennsylvania) -- You can now legally place sports bets at a casino in Luzerne County. Unibet Sportsbook at Mohegan Sun Pocono in Plains Township is the final product of...

10/4/2019

article Ottawa Senators Owner Sued for $1 Million in Unpaid Markers Claims Mohegan Sun Wouldn’t Cash Chips When He Was Winning
(Connecticut) -- Ottawa Senators owner Eugene Melnyk claims Connecticut’s Mohegan Sun casino acted in bad faith by refusing his request to cash out his chips when...

10/3/2019

article Tight labor market exacts a price: Pa. casino fined $152,500 for failing to hire enough security
(Pennsylvania) -- The state’s tight labor market has proven to be costly for one Pennsylvania casino. The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board on Wednesday fined...
press release Mohegan Sun Pocono receives $150K fine over repeated security staffing issues
(Pennsylvania) -- Downs Racing, L.P, a subsidiary of Mohegan Gaming & Entertainment, owner and operator of Mohegan Sun Pocono, has been fined by the Pennsylvania...

10/2/2019

article Melnyk files possible defences for nonpayment of gambling debt
(Ottawa) -- A lawyer representing Ottawa Senators owner Eugene Melnyk on Monday filed “one or more defences” in the strange case involving gambling expenses...

10/1/2019

press release Sara Bareilles brings ‘Amidst the Chaos Tour’ to Mohegan Sun Arena
(Connecticut) -- Last year was very good for Sara Bareilles. She co-hosted the Tony Awards and was nominated for an Emmy and a Grammy for her role as Mary Magdalene in...

9/29/2019

article Former PSU star to help officially launch sports betting at casino
(Pennsylvania) -- Former Penn State Nittany Lion great LaVar Arrington will come to Mohegan Sun Pocono on Saturday, Oct. 5, to help celebrate the launch of the new...

9/25/2019

article Patrons get first look casino’s sportsbook
(Pennsylvania) -- Relaxing in a luxury lounger, James Riviello sipped a Coors Light and watched the Chicago Cubs play the Pittsburgh Pirates on Tuesday night —...

9/24/2019

article Mohegan Sun’s Unibet-Branded Retail Sportsbook Opens With A Limited Menu
(Pennsylvania) -- The new Unibet retail sportsbook at Mohegan Sun Pocono had soft-launched Tuesday. Further testing will follow on Wednesday under the oversight of the...

9/23/2019

article Mohegan Sun Pocono sports betting to debut today
(Pennsylvania) -- Mohegan Sun Pocono will debut its new sports betting facility to the public this week, with a soft opening set for today and Wednesday under...
article Sportsbook at Mohegan Sun Pocono will open for soft launch Tuesday
(Pennsylvania) -- The new sports betting lounge at Mohegan Sun Pocono will open to the public for a test run supervised by the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board on...
article Management deal: Mohegan Gaming to operate casino at new Virgin Hotels Las Vegas
(Las Vegas) -- Connecticut-based Mohegan Gaming & Entertainment will operate the casino at the planned Virgin Hotels Las Vegas, becoming the first tribal gaming...
article Mohegan Sun Lands First Spot on Top 10 Casino Ranking, Venetian, Wynn Among Las Vegas Venues on List
(California) -- Mohegan Sun, the tribal gaming property in Uncasville, Conn., took the top spot in USA Today’s survey of the 10 best US casinos.
article Mohegan Sun named "Best Casino Hotel" in 2019
(Connecticut) -- In a Readers’ Choice contest that involved some of the most well-known casino & resorts in the United States, Mohegan Sun made the first place...

9/21/2019

article MGM rumors and a tribe arrives: Here's the Las Vegas gaming buzz
(Las Vegas) -- Local gaming is about to welcome a new and major player. For this story, we begin at the corner of Paradise Road and Harmon Avenue which is about to...

9/19/2019

article Mohegan inks deal to become first tribal casino operator on Las Vegas Strip
(Las Vegas) -- Mohegan Gaming & Entertainment is set to become the first tribal casino operator on the Las Vegas Strip after entering into a multi-year agreement...
article Malaysia Company Said Back in Game for Hellenikon Casino License
(Greece) -- With US gambling giants Hard Rock International and Mohegan Gaming and Entertainment (MG&E) slugging it out in a bid for a casino license crucial to the...

9/17/2019

article Mohegan Gaming & Entertainment Partners With Virgin Hotels Las Vegas, Curio Collection by Hilton
(Connecticut) -- Mohegan Gaming & Entertainment, master developer of awe-inspiring integrated entertainment resorts (IER) worldwide will enter into one of the most...
article Mohegan Gaming reaches deal to operate Virgin Hotels Las Vegas casino
(Las Vegas) -- Tribal casino owner Mohegan Gaming will operate the gaming floor at the forthcoming Virgin Hotels Las Vegas, according to an announcement Tuesday.
article Mohegan Gaming to Become First Tribal Casino Operator in Las Vegas With Virgin Hotels Resort
(Connecticut) -- Mohegan Gaming & Entertainment (MGE) has reached a landmark deal that will make the company the first Native American casino operator to do business...
article Mohegan Gaming to manage Virgin Hotels Las Vegas casino
(Connecticut) -- Mohegan Gaming & Entertainment of Connecticut has entered the Las Vegas gambling market with a multiyear agreement to operate the 60,000-square foot...
article Mohegan Gaming to manage Virgin Las Vegas when it opens in 2020
(Las Vegas) -- When the Hard Rock Hotel transitions to Virgin Hotels Las Vegas next year, the casino will be run by a tribal gaming enterprise, a first for Las Vegas,...
article Mohegan Gaming to operate Virgin Las Vegas’ casino
(Connecticut) -- Mohegan Gaming and Entertainment has entered into agreement with JC Hospitality that is to see the firm operate the 60,000-square foot gaming space...
article Mohegan to become first tribal operator in Las Vegas
(Connecticut) -- The tribal operators of Mohegan Sun have planted a flag in the world’s gambling mecca. Mohegan Gaming & Entertainment (MGE), overseers of its...
article Mohegan Tribe expands gaming enterprise to Las Vegas
(Las Vegas) -- The Mohegan Tribe continues to grow its gaming enterprise beyond its homelands in Connecticut. Mohegan Gaming & Entertainment, the tribe's...

9/16/2019

article Eugene Melnyk Faces Lawsuit From Connecticut Tribal Casino Mohegan Sun
(Connecticut) -- Canadian businessman Eugene Melnyk is estimated to be worth more than $1.21 billion, according to Forbes magazine,but despite this faces a lawsuit from...
article Mohegan Sun Casino Sues Eugene Melnyk for $900,000
(Connecticut) -- The Mohegan Sun casino in Connecticut is suing the owner of the hockey team Ottawa Senators after he ran up a gambling debt in the hundreds of thousands...
article Ottawa Senators owner faces casino lawsuit for $1M in bounced checks
(Connecticut) -- Ottawa Senators owner faces Mohegan Sun lawsuit over $1M in bounced checksAccording to Forbes magazine, Canadian businessman Eugene Melnyk is estimated...

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