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Soper says he wasn’t involved in financial irregularities at Mohegan Sun Pocono

Bobby Soper’s resignation Tuesday as president and chief executive officer of the Mohegan Tribal Gaming Authority came amid an ongoing review of financial irregularities at Mohegan Sun Pocono, the casino the authority owns and operates in Wilkes-Barre, Pa.

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4/23/2018

article Naskart Racing, Mohegan Sun to announce partnership
(Connecticut) -- Naskart Racing and Mohegan Sun will announce a new partnership Tuesday that coincides with a “full rebranding” of the Naskart go-kart and...

4/13/2018

article Mohegan tribal chairman visits St. Mary School
(Connecticut) -- St. Mary School students Tatum, Tessa and Owen Santos are descendants of the Connecticut Mohegan tribe. Their tribal heritage stems from their maternal...
article Long Island Medium Channels Spirits Of Loved Ones At Mohegan Sun
(Connecticut) -- Theresa Caputo, the star of the hit TLC reality series Long Island Medium, made a local stop at Mohegan Sun for her Live! The Experience Tour on...

4/11/2018

article Former Mohegan Sun casino boss arraigned on conspiracy charges
(Pennsylvania) -- A former Mohegan Sun Pocono boss accused of conspired in a rigged Easter egg drawing in exchange for a cut of the winnings was arraigned on felony...
article Former Mohegan Sun Pocono VP helped rig Easter Egg contest
(Pennsylvania) -- A former senior exec at the Mohegan Sun Pocono casino in Pennsylvania has been arraigned on charges related to a fixed Easter Egg contest. On Wednesday...
article Judge finds Mohegan Sun Arena protest policy illegal
(Pennsylvania) -- Mohegan Sun Arena cannot impose sweeping bans on vulgarity or voice amplification on protestors, nor can it confine leafletters to barricaded areas, a...

4/8/2018

article Review: Lorde takes Mohegan Sun by storm in Saturday concert
(Connecticut) -- Ah, to be young, cool and talented! Lorde was already hip on record. The singer-songwriter, now 21, produced an acclaimed and adventurous album when she...

4/5/2018

article 5-pepper Burrito Day promo requires waiver to order
(Connecticut) -- The restaurant is offering an off-the-menu special — the Cinco Chiles Burrito — a spicy three-pounder with five different kinds of chili...

4/4/2018

article Man Missing From Mohegan Sun Found Safe: Update
(Connecticut) -- A Silver Alert has been canceled for 63-year-old William Dubauskas, who was reported missing from Mohegan Sun on April 3 but has been found safe,...

4/3/2018

article Mohegan Tribe extends partnership with Basketball Hall of Fame
(Connecticut) -- The gaming facility owned by the Mohegan Tribe has extended its partnership with the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame amid growing competition...
press release Justin Timberlake to perform at Mohegan Sun Arena in Dec.
(Connecticut) -- Justin Timberlake will be bringing his “The Man of The Woods Tour” to Eastern Connecticut this year. Live Nation confirmed Tuesday the pop...

4/2/2018

article New $80m expo center at Mohegan Sun to debut this summer
(Connecticut) -- The Uncasville, Connecticut-headquartered Mohegan Tribe will reportedly debut its $80 million Mohegan Sun Exposition Center by Memorial Day. Located...
article Mohegan Sun, MGM both partnering with Basketball Hall of Fame
(Connecticut) -- Mohegan Sun and MGM Springfield are competing for more than gamblers. They’re vying for the attention of basketball fans, too, at least those...

3/29/2018

article Breaking Down The PA Online Gambling Market: Mohegan Sun Pocono
(Pennsylvania) -- Pocono Downs is synonymous with the history of horse racing in Pennsylvania. Located in the foothills of the Pocono Mountains near Wilkes-Barre, the 5/...
article The history of Mohegan Sun Pocono
(Pennsylvania) -- Pocono Downs is synonymous with the history of harness racing in Pennsylvania. Located in the foothills of the Pocono Mountains near Wilkes-Barre, the...

3/28/2018

article Mohegan Sun’s new expo center almost ready for its debut
(Connecticut) -- Local, tribal and casino officials gathered Wednesday morning for a tour of the nearly finished, $80 million Mohegan Sun Exposition and Convention...

3/27/2018

article Mohegan Sun CEO interview hints S. Korea timing
(Connecticut) -- A senior executive of a U.S.-based casino firm planning a major gaming project in Incheon, South Korea, has talked in an interview of hoping to see...

3/26/2018

article Mohegan's new CEO helping engineer domestic, global diversification
(Connecticut) -- Mario Kontomerkos' engineering degree has come in handy since he took over as president and CEO of Mohegan Gaming & Entertainment (MGE) in...
article Man Charged In Hotel Room Burglary, Vehicle Theft: Ledyard PD
(Connecticut) -- Police said a Massachusetts man is accused of stealing cash, credit cards and more from a Ledyard hotel room, then stealing a woman's car. The...

3/25/2018

article Massachusetts Man Arrested After Breaking Into Motel Room
(Connecticut) -- A Massachusetts man was arrested late Friday night after police said he broke into a motel room, stole cash and credit cards from a woman and purchased...

3/23/2018

article Mohegan Sun Joins Foxwoods In Publicly Supporting Legal Online Gambling
(Connecticut) -- Connecticut is starting to look like the No. 1 candidate to legalize online gambling in 2018. Why? The state’s other gaming tribe has said it also...

3/22/2018

press release Mohegan Sun Golf Club named 'Best Casino Course' by Golfweek
(Connecticut) -- One of the leading golf magazines, Golfweek, recently announced their recognitions for golf courses across the country, and Mohegan Sun Golf Club (MSGC...

3/20/2018

article Tribal gaming executive said to be a witness in Bill Cosby criminal trial
(Connecticut) -- A gaming executive who works for the Mohegan Tribe and previously worked for the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation might testify at Bill Cosby's...

3/19/2018

article Mohegan Gaming’s chief operating officer to retire by year’s end
(Connecticut) -- Tom Burke, Mohegan Gaming & Entertainment’s chief operating officer, plans to retire by the end of the year, according to a filing with the U....
article Gearing up for another season at the Downs
(Pennsylvania) -- Saturday night marked the start of the racing season at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono, kicking off eight months of live harness races at the 5/8-mile...

3/15/2018

article Noka promoted at Mohegan Sun
(Connecticut) -- A 13-year employee of Mohegan Sun in Uncasville has been named the casino and entertainment center’s vice president of new markets. Randy Noka now...

3/14/2018

article Second ex-casino employee araigned in Easter promotion scheme
(Pennsylvania) -- A former Mohegan Sun Pocono casino employee who allegedly rigged plastic eggs for an Easter sweepstakes in 2014 was arraigned Wednesday. Colin Ray...
press release Mohegan Sun ranks as No. 12 national destination
(Connecticut) -- U.S. News & World Report, the global authority in rankings and consumer advice, recently announced updated travel rankings for 2018, and topping the...

3/13/2018

article Ex-casino employee arraigned in Easter promotion scheme
(Pennsylvania) -- A former host at Mohegan Sun Pocono casino accused of participating in a scheme to rig an Easter sweepstakes in 2014 was arraigned Tuesday. Kenneth...
article Cirque Dreams Revealed Wows Mohegan Sun Audience
(Connecticut) -- Cirque Dreams Revealed hit the Mohegan Sun stage over the weekend, impressing the audience with a 75-minute exhilarating performance. Founder and...

3/12/2018

article Mohegan Sun promotes Randy Noka, Narragansett Tribal Member to Vice President of New Markets
(Connecticut) -- Mohegan Sun, located in Uncasville, Conn. and one of the largest entertainment gaming, dining and shopping destinations in the United States, recently...
article Mohegan executive said to be potential witness in second Cosby trial
(Connecticut) -- A top Mohegan Gaming & Entertainment executive said Monday he had “no understanding” of reports that Bill Cosby’s attorneys want...

3/9/2018

article Mohegan Sun promotes Randy Noka to vice president of new markets
(Connecticut) -- Mohegan Sun announced it recently promoted Randy Noka to vice president of new markets, a post in which he is responsible for expanding the casino...

3/8/2018

article Mohegan Sun promotes Narragansett Tribal Member to VP of New Markets
(Connecticut) -- Mohegan Sun announced Thursday morning it has promoted Narragansett Tribal Member Randy Noka to VP of New Markets, according to a press release.
article Mohegan Sun names VP of new markets
(Connecticut) -- Mohegan Sun recently named Narragansett tribal member Randy Noka as vice president of new markets. In this role he will lead a group focused on...
press release Mohegan Sun promotes Randy Noka to Vice President of New Markets
(Connecticut) -- Mohegan Sun, located in Uncasville, Connecticut, and one of the largest entertainment, gaming, dining and shopping destinations in the U.S., recently...

3/7/2018

article Mohegan to open Crossville plant
(Alabama) -- The Town of Crossville officially welcomed Mohegan Renewable Energy to Sand Mountain on Monday. Government officials joined dozens of industry leaders for...

3/6/2018

article Ex-casino executive faces more charges
(Pennsylvania) -- Already serving a federal prison sentence for money laundering, the former vice president of player development at Mohegan Sun Pocono was hit Tuesday...

3/5/2018

article Migos, Russ Heading To Hartford; U2 Announces Mohegan Show
(Connecticut) -- Atlanta hip-hop artists Migos and Russ have announced they will play Hartford’s Xfinity Theatre on May 18 at 8 p.m. as part of Hot 93.7’s...
article U2 set to finish North American tour at Mohegan Sun
(Connecticut) -- Live Nation announced today, U2 will be in Uncasville on Tuesday, July 3rd as the final North American show date of U2’s upcoming eXPERIENCE +...

2/25/2018

article Man Tries To Run Over Cop After Fleeing Mohegan Sun: Report
(Connecticut) -- Justin Eccleston, 22, of Meriden is accused of trying to run over a Mohegan Tribal police officer after he fled Mohegan Sun Saturday, NBC Connecticut...
article Police: Man tried to run over officer while fleeing casino
(Connecticut) -- Connecticut State Police say a man has been arrested after attempting to run over a police officer while fleeing the scene of an assault at a casino.

2/21/2018

article Police: Mohegan Sun patrons helped stop would-be purse thief
(Connecticut) -- A Westerly man is facing charges after police said he snatched a purse in the Casino of the Sky earlier this month and attempted to flee.

2/18/2018

article BLOG: Mohegan Sun Pocono Online Casino Preview
(Pennsylvania) -- Mohegan Sun Pocono was the first Pennsylvania casino to offer slots to the public, and from the looks of it, the property will be among the first to...

2/15/2018

article Mohegan Sun slots profit down 5 percent in January
(Connecticut) -- According to a report prepared by the Mohegan Tribal Gaming Authority for the month of January, slot machine revenue from Mohegan Sun casino is down by...

2/14/2018

article Self-Exclusion List Violations Remain A Small But Persistent Problem For PA Land-Based Casinos
(Pennsylvania) -- Downs Racing, LP – the operator of Mohegan Sun Pocono – has received a $7,500 fine by the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board for violating...

2/5/2018

article Mohegan Gaming reports net income of $29.2M for Q1 of fiscal year
(Connecticut) -- Tribal gaming operator Mohegan Gaming and Entertainment (MGE) is primed for an improved 2018 reporting net income of $29.2 million for the first quarter...

2/1/2018

article Electric City Roasting Company will open at Mohegan Sun Pocono
(Pennsylvania) -- Electric City Roasting Company will open at Mohegan Sun Pocono Thursday, the casino announced. The coffee roasting company is based in Throop and was...

1/26/2018

press release Mohegan Gaming & Entertainment Invites You to Join Its Fourth Quarter Fiscal 2017 Operating Results Conference Call
(Connecticut) -- Mohegan Gaming & Entertainment, or MGE, will host a conference call and simultaneous webcast regarding its fourth quarter fiscal 2017 operating...

1/24/2018

article Mohegan Sun’s Motion to Complete the Administrative Record in Casino Litigation Denied
(Massachusetts) -- When the Massachusetts Gaming Commission (MGC) awarded a gaming license to Wynn to operate a casino in Everett, Massachusetts, MGC effectively chose...
article Casino value to stay at $152M
(Pennsylvania) -- The assessed value for the Mohegan Sun Pocono casino property in Plains Twp. will remain. $152.5 million because Mohegan Sun and the Wilkes-Barre Area...

1/18/2018

article Molly O’Sheas Irish Pub & Eatery holds grand opening at Mohegan Sun Pocono in Wilkes-Barre on Feb. 3
(Pennsylvania) -- Mohegan Sun Pocono has announced that it will host a grand opening celebration for the all-new Molly O’Sheas Irish Pub & Eatery in the Wilkes...

1/16/2018

article Mohegan Sun kept $50 million in slots revenue in December
(Connecticut) -- Mohegan Sun reported Tuesday that it kept $50 million in slot-machine “win” after paying out prizes last month. The amount was one-tenth of...

1/15/2018

article Mohegan Sun Casino Restaurant Week offers dining specials, deals
(Connecticut) -- As seen in cities nationwide, "Restaurant Week" is a tradition that brings food aficionados and casual diners together to enjoy once-a-year...

1/3/2018

article Mohegan Sun's revenues were up 6 percent in fiscal 2017, Foxwoods' down 1 percent
(Connecticut) -- Mohegan Sun's Connecticut operations netted $1.08 billion in revenue in the fiscal year that ended Sept. 30, a year-over-year increase of nearly 5.7...
article South Korea Casino Kangwon Land Ordered to Reduce Operating Hours, Mass Gaming Tables
(South Korea) -- Kangwon Land, the only South Korea casino where citizens are allowed to gamble, has been ordered by the country’s Ministry of Culture, Sports and...

12/29/2017

press release Snoop Dogg to visit Mohegan Sun Wine and Food Fest
(Connecticut) -- Multi-platinum artist, actor and entertainment icon Snoop Dogg is scheduled to attend Sun Wine & Food Fest at Mohegan Sun this January. Snoop Dogg...

12/28/2017

article Top stories 2017: Mohegans purchase former Norwich Hospital
(Connecticut) -- The deal was signed April 19 by Preston and Mohegan leaders to turn over the 388-acre former Norwich Hospital property to Mohegan Gaming and...

12/21/2017

press release Mohegan Sun signs agreement with Marine Trades Association
(Connecticut) -- It was announced today from The Cabaret Theatre inside Mohegan Sun that the Connecticut Marine Trades Association (CMTA) signed the first year's...

12/20/2017

article Prince’s estate suing over YouTube videos recorded at Mohegan Sun
(Connecticut) -- Prince brought the funk to Mohegan Sun Arena when he performed there on three consecutive nights in December 2013. Four years later, his estate has...

12/19/2017

article Mohegan Sun Nov. slot revenue inches up
(Connecticut) -- Mohegan Sun said Friday it posted a slight gain in slot revenues for the month of November. The Uncasville casino operator reported $47.5 million in...
article Mohegan Sun Fined $1 Million In Wake Of Loyalty Club Scam, License Issues
(Pennsylvania) -- Mohegan Sun Pocono was fined $1 million by the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board (PGCB) last week, in part due to the Pennsylvania casino’s role...

12/15/2017

article Mohegan Tribe pays a record $1 million in gaming fines for lapses in Pennsylvania
(Pennsylvania) -- The Mohegan Tribe has been fined $1 million in connection with its commercial gaming operation in Pennsylvania.The Mohegan Sun Pocono was fined $550,...

12/14/2017

article Pa. Gaming Control Board hands down record fines
(Pennsylvania) -- State gambling regulators have slapped the Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs casino with record fines totaling $1 million for what it called failing to...
article Mohegan Sun Pocono Dealt Record Fine Over Casino Slots Fraud Debacle
(Pennsylvania) -- The Mohegan Sun Pocono was slapped with a $1 million fine this week, the largest penalty ever doled out by the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board (PGCB...
article Mohegans' Pa. casino fined $1M for business irregularities
(Pennsylvania) -- Mohegan Sun Pocono, a Wilkes-Barre, Pa. casino owned by Mohegan Gaming & Entertainment, has been fined $1 million for free slot play and vendor...
article Pa. Gambling Board Issues $1M Fine Against Tribal Casino (sub req)
(Pennsylvania) -- Mohegan Sun Pocono, a gambling establishment owned and operated by the Mohegan Tribe, has been fined $1 million for failing to follow internal...

12/13/2017

article Mohegan Sun Pocono Casino fined $1M
(Pennsylvania) -- The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board approved two fines totaling $1 million today against Mohegan Sun Pocono casino in Plains Twp. The first fine was...
article Mohegans’ Pennsylvania casino fined $1 million over lapses in financial procedures
(Pennsylvania) -- Pennsylvania gaming regulators Wednesday approved $1 million in fines against Downs Racing LP, operator of Mohegan Sun Pocono in Wilkes-Barre, Pa....
article Reality show hopefuls convene at casino to convince they can “outwit, outplay, outlast”
(Connecticut) -- Hundreds of prospective "Survivor" contestants on Wednesday flocked to a tribal casino in the hopes of someday attending a tribal council....

12/6/2017

article Mohegan Sun aims to expand CT reach with Bridgeport Arena deal
(Connecticut) -- Mohegan Sun, which is embroiled in a legal and public relations battle with MGM Resorts International over gaming rights in Connecticut, on Wednesday...
press release Mohegan Sun signs partnership with Webster Bank Arena
(Connecticut) -- Mohegan Sun, the premier entertainment destination in the Northeast, announced today an exclusive partnership with the Webster Bank Arena in Bridgeport...
article Mohegan Sun to bring concerts, events to Bridgeport arena
(Connecticut) -- Connecticut’s largest city is reaping some benefits from being at the center of a big money battle between gambling titans — MGM Resorts...

11/28/2017

article Mohegan tribal police disclose reports of noncriminal activity, tribal official says
(Connecticut) -- Mohegan tribal police disclose reports of their investigations of noncriminal incidents that occur at Mohegan Sun and elsewhere on the tribe’s...

11/27/2017

article Mohegan Sun CEO On Millennials And Rural Nightclubs
(Connecticut) -- Mohegan Sun's new CEO craves his anonymity. Mario Kontomerkos prefers to eschew photo opportunities so he can mingle with guests and employees...

11/26/2017

article Trans-Siberian Orchestra launches Christmas season at Mohegan Sun Casino (review)
(Connecticut) -- Trans-Siberian Orchestra kicked off the Christmas season at Mohegan Sun Casino with a pair of holiday concerts on Sunday. On its first tour since the...

11/22/2017

article Watch: Dana White Explains How One Tattoo Almost Bankrupted the UFC
(Connecticut) -- Back in 2000, Dana White and the Fertitta brothers purchased the Ultimate Fighting Championship for just 2 million dollars. 17 years later, they sold...

11/21/2017

article Mohegan Gaming says it had another strong quarter
(Connecticut) -- Mohegan Sun led its corporate parent, Mohegan Gaming & Entertainment, to a strong fourth-quarter finish, company officials announced Tuesday in a...
article Mohegan tribe's 4Q profits up 25%
(Connecticut) -- The tribal operator of Mohegan Sun said its fourth quarter profits climbed 25 percent from higher gaming and non-gaming revenues. Mohegan Gaming &...
article New CFO named at Mohegan Sun Pocono
(Pennsylvania) -- With more than two decades in the casino industry, most recently as vice president of finance at Hollywood Casino in Baton Rouge, La., Bradford Cobb...

11/20/2017

article American tribe delays casino proposal
(South Korea) -- The Mohegan Sun casino in South Korea is suffering several delays, as reported by the operators, the American Native Tribe of Mohegan. The official...

11/16/2017

press release Mohegan Gaming & Entertainment Invites You to Join Its Fourth Quarter Fiscal 2017 Operating Results Conference Call
(Connecticut) -- Mohegan Gaming & Entertainment, or MGE, will host a conference call and simultaneous webcast regarding its fourth quarter fiscal 2017 operating...

11/13/2017

article Mohegans push back Inspire groundbreaking, host South Korean officials
(Connecticut) -- Mohegan Gaming & Entertainment now expects to break ground on its South Korea resort casino development in the spring, the Mohegan Tribe’s...

11/10/2017

article Former Mohegan Sun Pocono exec fined for not disclosing all business ties
(Pennsylvania) -- A former area casino executive agreed to pay a $60,000 fine to state gambling regulators for failing to disclose his interest in local companies that...

11/8/2017

article Former Mohegan Sun CEO agrees to $60,000 fine
(Connecticut) -- Bobby Soper, the former Mohegan Sun executive who abruptly resigned in February, agreed to pay a $60,000 fine for failing to properly disclose his...
article PA Gaming Control Board approves fines for two harness racing track and slot machine casino operators
(Pennsylvania) -- The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board approved fines totaling $79,500 for two harness racing track and slot machine casino operators.

11/7/2017

article Molly O’Sheas to open at Mohegan Sun Pocono in winter 2018
(Connecticut) -- A bit o’ the Irish is coming to Mohegan Sun Pocono. An all-new new Irish pub and eatery — Molly O’Sheas — is set to open in the...

11/1/2017

article Mohegan Sun hosts Vets Rock concert with Joe Walsh and Eddie Money
(Connecticut) -- Lending his talents to a handful of bands, such as James Gang, the Party Boys, and Ringo Starr & His All-Starr Band and, not to mention, the Eagles...

10/31/2017

article Pennsylvania’s gambling expansion could mean more casinos, betting online, in airports, at truck stops
(Pennsylvania) -- When Pennsylvania’s governor authorized a major expansion of gambling Monday, it raised the possibility that the Mohegan Tribe could pursue a...
article Montville woman receives $1.45 million settlement in drunken driving crash
(Connecticut) -- A Montville woman who was critically injured last year in a head-on crash on Route 12 has received a $1.45 million settlement from the estate of a man...
article Montville woman severely injured in 2016 collision reaches $1.45M settlement
(Connecticut) -- A Montville woman has reached a $1.45 million settlement with the estate of a man responsible for a head-on collision in 2016 that left the woman...

10/30/2017

article Mohegan Gaming, new CEO agree to contract terms
(Connecticut) -- Mario Kontomerkos, Mohegan Gaming & Entertainment’s new president and chief executive officer, has agreed to a three-year contract extension...

10/24/2017

article Mohegan Sun named Casino of the Year
(Connecticut) -- Mohegan Sun Casino in Uncasville, Connecticut, has been named Casino of the Year at the 2017 International Entertainment Buyers Association. The casino...
press release Mohegan Sun reveals Thanksgiving specials
(Connecticut) -- This Thanksgiving, some of the best dining and retail options across Mohegan Sun, such as Michael Jordan's Steak House and Coach, are featuring...

10/21/2017

press release Mohegan Sun Pocono Names Erica Tessier New Vice President of Marketing
(Pennsylvania) -- Mohegan Sun Pocono is pleased to announce Erica Tessier as the new Vice President of Marketing. A seasoned casino veteran specializing in casino...

10/18/2017

article Mohegan Sun Exposition Center Celebrates Construction Milestone
(Connecticut) -- The Mohegan Sun Exposition Center expansion project is more than one-third complete and on schedule for a June 2018 opening. Last month, the leaders of...

10/9/2017

article Mohegan Sun to host music competition
(Connecticut) -- A live music competition will be held from 8 to 11 p.m. Wednesdays, Oct. 25 through Nov. 29 at Mohegan Sun, 1 Mohegan Sun Blvd., Uncasville.

9/27/2017

article Mohegan Sun offers online look at ‘Back of House’
(Connecticut) -- Mohegan Sun pulled back the curtain Wednesday, launching “Back of House,” an online TV series offering glimpses of the behind-the-scenes...

9/26/2017

article Mohegan Sun expo center adds jobs as project advances
(Connecticut) -- The Mohegan tribe on Monday celebrated progress made on its $80 million Exposition Center at Mohegan Sun, a project that has created 400 temporary and...

9/25/2017

article Mohegan Sun to open new expo and convention center
(Connecticut) -- A new expo and convention center is opening next year at Mohegan Sun Casino. The nearly quarter million square foot floor space is designed to attract...
article Mohegans cheer convention center project’s progress
(Connecticut) -- Leaders of the Mohegan Tribe, construction workers and state and local officials took turns Monday signing their names in marker to a steel construction...
article Mohegan Sun Pocono pays over $400,000 to Plains Township
(Pennsylvania) -- As part of its agreement to continue to provide crucial local share funds, Mohegan Sun Pocono has paid over $400,000 to Plains Township to use to...

9/23/2017

article Mohegan Sun to ‘top off’ convention center project
(Connecticut) -- The Mohegan Sun Exposition Center is moving along. Mohegan Sun officials will mark a milestone in the center’s construction Monday, hosting a...
article TMZ: Allen Iverson Hits Another Casino? Bet Your Ass.
(Connecticut) -- Allen Iverson's nationwide casino gambling tour continues ... this time, hitting up a high stakes roulette table in Pennsylvania and TMZ Sports has...

9/20/2017

article Driver of Charter Bus in Fatal Queens Crash Was Fired by M.T.A.
(New York) -- A charter bus driven by a man who had been fired two years ago by the Metropolitan Transportation Authority barreled through an intersection in Queens...

9/19/2017

article Norman Seabrook claims $20G found in his safe was casino prize money, not bribes
(New York) -- Former correction union boss Norman Seabrook has a perfectly good explanation for having some $20,000 in his home safe — he won it at a casino, a new...

9/17/2017

article Mohegan Gaming and Entertainment appoints Mario Kontomerkos
(Connecticut) -- In Connecticut, the federally-recognized Mohegan Tribe has announced that its casino-operating Mohegan Gaming and Entertainment vehicle has selected...
article New CEO played key role in expanding Mohegan Gaming portfolio
(Connecticut) -- In 1998, fresh out of Cornell, where he earned an industrial engineering degree in operational research, Mario Kontomerkos started digging into “...

9/14/2017

article Mohegan Gaming & Ent. announces Mario Kontomerkos as CEO
(New York) -- Mohegan Gaming & Entertainment (MGE), has announced the appointment of Mario Kontomerkos as its new Chief Executive Officer, effective October 16th....

9/13/2017

article Mohegan Gaming promotes Chief Financial Officer to CEO
(Connecticut) -- US tribal casino operator Mohegan Gaming and Entertainment (MGE) has announced the appointment of Mario Kontomerkos to the post of Chief Executive...
article New CEO of Mohegan Sun touts company’s expansion
(Connecticut) -- Mohegan Sun will expand non-gambling amenities at its flagship property in Connecticut as the company takes on new partnerships around the world amid...
article WFAN host’s legal woes jeopardize Mohegan Sun eatery
(Connecticut) -- Craig Carton, the WFAN sports talk show host charged with running a Ponzi scheme to pay gambling debts, may not be branding a restaurant at Mohegan Sun...
press release Paragon Casino announces refresh to brand; updates to interior
(Louisiana) -- The Paragon Casino Resort recently rolled out several updates to its facilities and advertising efforts as a part of a brand refresh with management...

9/12/2017

article Mohegan Gaming elevating chief financial officer to CEO
(Connecticut) -- Mario Kontomerkos, credited with overseeing Mohegan Gaming & Entertainment’s improving financial outlook as chief financial officer, will...
article New CEO of Mohegan Sun Touts Company's Expansion
(Connecticut) -- The new chief executive officer for the company that owns the Mohegan Sun casino says it will continue expanding non-gambling amenities amid growing...

9/11/2017

article Darien man arrested for a third time for selling drugs, alcohol to teens
(Connecticut) -- A 51-year-old Darien man has been arrested for a third time after allegedly supplying drugs and alcohol to teens as young as 12. Mark Yarish of Cherry...

9/3/2017

article 'I Love the 90s' brought R&B hits to Mohegan Sun Casino (review)
(Connecticut) -- Concertgoers were promised a party. The "I Love the 90's: The Party Continues" tour stopped by the Mohegan Sun Arena on Saturday night,...

8/31/2017

article Cocktail waitress in casino embezzlement scheme gets house arrest, probation
(Pennsylvania) -- The former cocktail waitress who swiped player's card information as part of an inside job to defraud Mohegan Sun Pocono out of more than $420,000...

8/30/2017

article BLOG: Which East Coast Casino Did USA Today Name Best In The Nation?
(Connecticut) -- A Native American casino in the middle of a Connecticut forest has been voted the country’s best. In fact, Mohegan Sun in Uncasville, Connecticut...

8/16/2017

article Tensions haven’t affected Mohegans’ South Korea project
(South Korea) -- An easing in U.S.-North Korea tensions was welcome news Wednesday for Mohegan tribal officials pursuing development of a $1.6 billion casino resort in...
article Mohegan Sun president says popular shows help drive success
(Connecticut) -- Mohegan Sun posted another month of gains from its slot machines as July revenue rose 3.5 percent from a year ago. Foxwoods Resort Casino’s...

8/13/2017

article Your next job may be at casino
(Pennsylvania) -- Mohegan Sun Pocono in Plains Twp. will host a career fair Monday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. in the Keystone Grand Ballroom. Full- and part-time positions...

8/11/2017

article Q&A: Mohegan Sun Rising in the Online Marketplace
(Connecticut) -- Last month Mohegan Sun was voted the No. 1 casino in the U.S. by readers of USA Today. The Connecticut-based brand, operated by the Mohegan Tribe,...

8/9/2017

article In A Big Year, DJ Khaled Stops At Mohegan
(Connecticut) -- DJ Khaled's collaboration with Rihanna, "Wild Thoughts," released in mid-June, could be the slow-burn tune of late-summer 2017. It's a...

8/5/2017

article Mohegan Sun Pocono cuts 7 management jobs
(Pennsylvania) -- Seven people in management positions at Mohegan Sun Pocono casino in Plains Twp. were notified Tuesday that their jobs were eliminated, according to...
article Gambler sentenced for defrauding Pa. casino out of thousands
(Pennsylvania) -- A gambler has been sentenced to 18 months in prison for his role in a scheme that defrauded a Pennsylvania casino of more than $420,000.
article Man who bilked casino says he’s sorry, gets 18 months
(Pennsylvania) -- As the judge handed down the sentence Friday morning, gambler Mark Joseph Heltzel wiped his eyes. For his involvement in an inside job to defraud...

8/4/2017

article 7 lose management positions in Mohegan Sun Pocono reorganization
(Connecticut) -- A reorganization at Mohegan Sun Pocono this week has left seven employees, director level and above, out of a job. According to Cody Chapman, public...
article Prince’s band, The Revolution, pays tribute to him at Mohegan Sun’s Wolf Den
(Connecticut) -- Prince is gone but The Revolution, the original band he formed and played with during his “Purple Rain” era, will pay tribute to him at...
article Kenny Chesney enters Walk of Fame at Mohegan Sun Arena
(Connecticut) -- Fans of Kenny Chesney, known as the No Shoes Nation, will be descending on Mohegan Sun Arena , as the country star takes the stage for two shows,...
article Federal prison awaits Dallas man who gambled away ‘American dream’
(Texas) -- Mark Heltzel was living “the American dream.” But a loving family and the prosperity brought by a successful career in finance was gambled away...
article Gambler in casino scam sentenced to serve 18 months
(Pennsylvania) -- As the judge handed down the sentence Friday morning, gambler Mark Joseph Heltzel wiped his eyes. For his involvement in an inside job to defraud...

8/3/2017

article Goo Goo Dolls' bassist talks touring, new EP before Boston, Mohegan Sun Casino shows
(Massachusetts) -- As most musicians around long enough to remember the era before streaming music - also known as the 1990s - understand the challenges of simply...

8/2/2017

article Management positions cut at Mohegan Tribe’s Pa. casino
(Pennsylvania) -- Seven management positions have been eliminated at Mohegan Sun Pocono, the Mohegan Tribe-owned casino in Wilkes-Barre, Pa., a Mohegan Sun spokesman...

7/31/2017

article Mohegan Sun to break ground in South Korea by end of year
(South Korea) -- Mohegan Gaming & Entertainment (MGE), headquartered in Uncasville, Connecticut announced late last week that the company plans to break ground on...
article Mohegan Sun to start South Korean project
(South Korea) -- American casino company Mohegan Sun announced the beginning of its South Korean project. In the upcoming months, the consortium led by Mohegan Tribal...
article US tribal casino operator plans South Korea casino before end of the year
(South Korea) -- The US Mohegan tribe, which operates the Mohegan Sun land-based casino in Connecticut, is reportedly planning to start building a new casino in Incheon...
article Attorney: Gambler ensnared in Mohegan Sun scheme ‘succumbed to temptation’
(Pennsylvania) -- Seduced by the bright lights and allure of the new casino in town, Mark Heltzel gave in to temptation, first snubbing his wife and daughters before...
article Gambler involved in casino scam deserves leniency, family says
(Pennsylvania) -- The gambler central to a scheme to defraud Mohegan Sun Pocono out of more than $420,000 has suffered “catastrophic consequences” for his...

7/29/2017

article Mohegan Gaming and Entertainment has sights set on South Korea
(South Korea) -- US regional casino operator Mohegan Gaming and Entertainment has officially confirmed its plans to start building a casino resort in South Korea by the...
press release The Traveling Spa Team at The Hyatt Place Mohegan Offers Tips to Mohegan Sun Area Visitors on Playing and Staying on a Budget
(Connecticut) -- Play Monday-Thursday instead of the weekend, saving a budget savvy traveler hundreds of dollars. During the week there are free shows and discounted...

7/28/2017

article Mohegan Sun eyes to break ground for S. Korea’s casino before year-end
(South Korea) -- It’s all systems go for U.S. tribal casino operator Mohegan Sun’s planned casino project in Incheon, South Korea. Mohegan Sun eyes to break...

7/27/2017

article Mohegan Sun to break ground for Korea scheme by end 2017
(South Korea) -- U.S. regional tribal casino operator Mohegan Gaming and Entertainment says it plans to start construction of its new casino resort in Incheon, near...
article Mohegan Sun parent’s profit brightens on rebound
(Connecticut) -- Mohegan Sun Casino’s parent entity reported a 68 percent increase in fiscal third quarter profit thanks in part to gains in Connecticut gambling...
article Mohegan tribe's 3Q profits up 68%
(Connecticut) -- The tribal operator of Mohegan Sun, which is plotting growth in Connecticut and internationally, said Thursday its third quarter profits surged 68.1...

7/26/2017

article Mohegan Sun earns top USA Today ranking
(Connecticut) -- Mohegan Sun has been named the most popular casino in the U.S., as part of USA Today's 10 Best Readers' Choice Awards. The Uncasville casino...
article Mohegan Tribe dethrones Pechanga Band to win USA Today poll of casinos
(Connecticut) -- Call it a battle of East vs. West as the Mohegan Tribe dethroned the Pechanga Band of Luiseno Indians to win USA Today's poll of best casinos in the...
article Readers rank Mohegan Sun #1 casino in the U.S.
(Connecticut) -- The Mohegan Sun casino in Uncasville has been ranked as the top casino in the United States, according to this year’s USA TODAY 10Best Readers...

7/25/2017

article Mohegan Sun named number one casino in readers choice awards
(Connecticut) -- A recent report named a Connecticut casino the best in the nation. Mohegan Sun was announced as the number one in USA Today’s 10Best Readers...

7/24/2017

article Queen with Adam Lambert thrill Mohegan Sun Casino crowd (review, photos)
(Connecticut) -- After touring on and off with Queen guitarist Brian May and drummer Roger Taylor for six years, Adam Lambert still finds it necessary to explain himself...

7/23/2017

article Queen with Adam Lambert thrill Mohegan Sun Casino crowd (review, photos)
(Connecticut) -- After touring on and off with Queen guitarist Brain May and drummer Roger Taylor for six years, Adam Lambert still finds it necessary to explain himself...

7/21/2017

article Mohegan Sun Hires Industry Vet John Washko as VP of Convention Sales
(Connecticut) -- John Washko has been appointed the new vice-president of exhibitions and convention sales at Mohean Sun in Uncasville, CT.
article John Washko Named New VP Convention Sales for Mohegan Sun
(Connecticut) -- Mohegan Sun has announced the hiring of John Washko as vice president of exhibitions and conventions sales. Washko has held previous executive level...
press release Mohegan Gaming & Entertainment Invites You to Join Its Third Quarter Fiscal 2017 Operating Results Conference Call
(Connecticut) -- Mohegan Gaming & Entertainment, or MGE, will host a conference call and simultaneous webcast regarding its third quarter fiscal 2017 operating...

7/18/2017

article Farmington Man Wins Big at Mohegan Sun Casino
(Connecticut) -- A Farmington resident hit the big time at a blackjack table Wednesday at the Mohegan Sun Casino, winning a Super 4 Diamonds bonus jackpot totaling $347,...

7/17/2017

article Mohegan Sun records $49.2 million in slot revenues for June
(Connecticut) -- As it pushes ahead with the plan to build a Connecticut casino in partnership with the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation, the federally-recognized...

7/14/2017

article Mohegan Sun reports higher slot revenue for June
(Connecticut) -- The Mohegan Sun Casino reported June slot machine revenue of just over $49.2 million on Friday, an increase of 7.65% percent from the same period last...
article Mohegan Sun slots profit up 8 percent in June
(Connecticut) -- Mohegan Sun’s slot machine revenue rose 8 percent in June from a year earlier but was down compared with May. The Uncasville-based casino finished...

7/12/2017

article EB, Mohegan Sun hiring boosts housing market
(Connecticut) -- Aggressive hiring by submarine maker Electric Boat and Mohegan Sun casino helped Eastern Connecticut’s housing market post a strong second quarter.

7/9/2017

article Marohn, Jr. sweeps both features at Pocono Downs
(Pennsylvania) -- Driver Jim Marohn Jr. accounted for both winners in the $20,000 features Saturday night at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono, taking the pace with Dancin...
article Concert Review: Back to the Future show hits Mohegan
(Connecticut) -- One of the biggest nostalgia tours of the summer concert season is making the rounds. New Kids on the Block are performing with Paula Abdul and Boyz II...
article Hundreds of motorcyclists participate in MDA Ride
(Connecticut) -- Hundreds of motorcyclists hit the wide-open roads for the annual MDA Benefit Ride and Concert on Sunday. This year they had hoped to set a Guinness...

7/7/2017

article Tribe lights ceremonial fire to cleanse development site
(Connecticut) -- The Mohegan Tribe has lit a ceremonial fire on the grounds of a lot across the river from its giant casino where it is planning construction of a new...
article Mohegan Sun Golf Club rolling out golf academy
(Connecticut) -- The Mohegan Sun Golf Club is introducing the Mohegan Sun Golf Academy this weekend at the club in Baltic, a short drive from Mohegan Sun. Led by PGA...

7/6/2017

article Mohegan tribal cleansing ceremony underway at former Norwich Hospital
(Connecticut) -- Former Norwich Hospital employees, government officials and observers from Rhode Island and southeastern Connecticut participated in a cleansing...

7/1/2017

article Preston: Small town on the verge of something big
(Connecticut) -- This quiet farming town isn't used to such attention. Calls are coming in from officials in larger cities and towns, and from economic development...

6/30/2017

article Mohegan Sun Casino gets new boost in energy
(Pennsylvania) -- A $3 million cogeneration energy plant has opened at Mohegan Sun Pocono and is projected to save the casino money on energy costs.
article Millennials, muscle cars and money: Barrett-Jackson northeast auction slays second year
(Connecticut) -- Scottsdale-based lifestyle car auction Barrett-Jackson wrapped up it’s second annual northeast auction in Connecticut last week, getting the gears...

6/29/2017

press release Mohegan’s Summer series July 26-30 in CT
(Connecticut) -- Mohegan Sun hosts the Summer Poker Showdown from July 26-30, featuring five events, including a $1,100 main event with a $100K guarantee. The series...

6/28/2017

article After 15 Years, Mohegan Sun Arena and WNBA Going Strong
(Connecticut) -- It’s been 15 years since the WNBA’s Connecticut Sun set up shop at Mohegan Sun Arena. It was an unusual move, to be sure: for decades...
article Casino-owned Sun will celebrate their 15th season
(Connecticut) -- It’s been 15 years since the Connecticut Sun joined the WNBA, and right from the start, Mitchell Etess knew the team could be prosperous on and...

6/26/2017

article Barrett-Jackson event at Mohegan Sun drives sales of more than $24 million
(Connecticut) -- Barrett-Jackson’s 2nd Annual Northeast Auction generated $23.5 million in sales of collector cars last week at Mohegan Sun, the Scottsdale, Ariz.-...

6/24/2017

article Sun remain a constant in an arena that continues to thrive
(Connecticut) -- Mohegan — It's a monument, really, to Mitchell Etess, the man mostly responsible for the smartest business decision the Mohegan Tribe ever...
article Sun Stakes Saturday Elims Underway
(Pennsylvania) -- The elimination round for Sun Stakes Saturday is currently underway at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono and Trot Insider will be providing updates on...
article Sam Morril headlines at Comix at Mohegan Sun
(Connecticut) -- Sam Morril describes himself as a stand-up comic, gentleman, actor and writer — in that order. Described as “one of the fastest-rising stand...
article Fuel Barrett-Jackson Northeast: Why You Want To Show Up Early To Mohegan Sun
(Connecticut) -- If you plan on going to Barrett-Jackson Northeast, this year or next, when you decide to come could make all the difference. People often assume that...

6/21/2017

article Mohegan Sun Pocono to drop popular casino events and will charge for valet parking
(Connecticut) -- The casino events calendar at the Mohegan Sun Pocono will be a bit lighter this year as the Plains Township casino plans to discontinue a few of its...

6/20/2017

article Mohegan Sun’s parent company has a new name
(Connecticut) -- Mohegan Sun's parent company has a new name: Mohegan Gaming & Entertainment, or MGE. The Mohegan Tribal Gaming Authority, as the company was...
article Former Mohegan Sun Pocono exec sentenced in money-laundering scheme
(Pennsylvania) -- A former executive at Mohegan Sun Pocono, the Mohegan Tribe's racetrack casino in Wilkes-Barre, Pa., was sentenced last week in federal court to 32...

6/19/2017

article Mohegan Tribal Gaming Authority becomes Mohegan Gaming & Entertainment
(Connecticut) -- The Mohegan Tribal Gaming Authority recently changed its name to Mohegan Gaming & Entertainment. The name change represents the growing domestic and...
article Mohegan Sun dropping popular casino events, will soon charge for valet
(Pennsylvania) -- Big changes are coming to Mohegan Sun Pocono. For the first time in years, the Plains Twp. casino will not hold a fireworks display for the July 4...
article Former Mohegan Sun manager sentenced for money laundering
(Pennsylvania) -- The United States Attorney's Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced Monday that a former Mohegan Sun manager has been sentenced...
article Former Mohegan Sun Pocono Exec Sentenced to 32 Months for Bogus Loyalty Card Scheme
(Pennsylvania) -- A former executive at the Mohegan Sun Pocono in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania has been sentenced to 32 months for his role in a scheme that involved the...

6/18/2017

article Classic cars kick off Barrett Jackson auction at Mohegan Sun
(Connecticut) -- It was a smooth ride for 68-year-old Tom Becker until he pulled into a parking lot at Mohegan Sun early Saturday evening. After nearly 200 miles and...

6/17/2017

article Former casino VP to serve 32 months in jail
(Pennsylvania) -- Former Mohegan Sun Pocono casino Vice President Robert Pellegrini will spend 32 months in prison for his admitted role in a money-laundering scam that...
article Journey has fans believin' at Mohegan Sun Casino (review)
(Connecticut) -- For many bands, losing a member as important as the lead singer - especially one whose voice adorned their greatest hits - represents the beginning of...

6/16/2017

article Name change for the Mohegan Tribal Gaming Authority
(Connecticut) -- In the United States, casino operator the Mohegan Tribal Gaming Authority has announced that it has changed its name to Mohegan Gaming and Entertainment...
article Former Mohegan Sun Pocono casino exec sentenced to prison
(Pennsylvania) -- The house always wins, and it beat Robert Pellegrini at his own game of stealing from his employer. The admitted gambler who held an executive post at...
article Former Mohegan Sun VP sentenced to 32 months in prison for casino scam
(Pennsylvania) -- Former Mohegan Sun Pocono casino Vice President Robert Pellegrini will spend 32 months in prison for his admitted role in a money-laundering scam that...

6/15/2017

article Mohegan Sun Tribal Operator Changes Name To Promote Entertainment
(Connecticut) -- The tribal operator of the Mohegan Sun announced Thursday a name change intended to promote its entertainment business in addition to its 21-year-old...

6/14/2017

article Barrett-Jackson collector car auction coming to Mohegan Sun Casino
(Connecticut) -- It is billed as an "automotive lifestyle event," fully loaded with activities for the whole family. Barrett-Jackson is kicking off its 2nd...

6/11/2017

article Graduations pay off for Mohegan Sun Arena
(Pennsylvania) -- Graduation ceremonies at Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza have generated more than $155,000 in revenue since 2015 for the Luzerne County Convention...
article Neil Diamond dazzles sold-out Mohegan Sun crowd
(Connecticut) -- The title of Neil Diamond's current musical trek -- "The 50 Year Anniversary World Tour" -- slightly understates the longevity and...
article Journey to rock Mohegan Sun, with special guest Asia
(Connecticut) -- Jonathan Cain, longtime keyboardist and rhythm guitarist of Journey, had just finished a three-week gig with the band when we reached him by phone....
article Wheelchair users get VIP treatment at casino’s Party on the Patio event
(Pennsylvania) -- People in wheelchairs got a good view of the stage at Thursday night’s Party on the Patio at Mohegan Sun Pocono casino. The wheelchair-accessible...

6/9/2017

article Casino moves wheelchair seating for Party on the Patio
(Pennsylvania) -- People in wheelchairs got a good view of the stage at Thursday night’s Party on the Patio at Mohegan Sun Pocono casino. The wheelchair-accessible...

6/6/2017

article Pennsylvania casino apologizing over 'handicap' concert area
(Pennsylvania) -- A Pennsylvania casino is apologizing after people with disabilities complained that seating arrangements for weekly tribute band concerts are...

6/2/2017

press release Mohegan Sun Pocono Celebrates Completion of UGI Performance Solutions Combined Heat and Power Project
(Connecticut) -- Mohegan Sun Pocono celebrates completion of UGI Performance Solutions Combined Heat and Power Project with a special ribbon cutting ceremony and tours...

5/27/2017

article Pocono's Horse For The Course
(Pennsylvania) -- If you ever look up the term “horses for courses” in the dictionary, it’s 1-20 odds that you'll find a picture of Luck Be Withyou...

5/23/2017

article Mohegan Sun officials stress vigilance in wake of Ariana Grande concert attack
(Connecticut) -- Mohegan Sun officials said Tuesday they recognize the need to be “extra vigilant” following an attack that killed 22 people and injured 59...

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