Mohegan Sun Pocono Names Mark Crescenzi New Player Development Executive

WILKES-BARRE, PA (January 26, 2017) – Mohegan Sun Pocono is pleased to announce Mark Crescenzi as the new Player Development Executive. In this position, Mark will serve as a liaison between the casino and guests, offering a high level of service and assistance to valued guests.

Additionally, Crescenzi will ensure Mohegan Sun Pocono offers guests a customized gaming experience to their specific interests and tastes. His longstanding experience will be extremely valuable in efforts to deliver superior customer service and build upon Mohegan Sun Pocono’s success.

Crescenzi comes to Mohegan Sun Pocono with eight years of casino industry experience in the Atlantic City market. His extensive understanding of casino operations within the casino industry combined with his exceptional leadership and guest service skills, make for a great addition to the Mohegan Sun Pocono team.

Crescenzi is a graduate from Stockton University where he studied Criminal Justice.

ABOUT MOHEGAN SUN POCONO

Mohegan Sun Pocono, owned by the Mohegan Tribe of Indians of Connecticut, is one of the most distinctive and spectacular entertainment, gaming, shopping and dining destinations in Pennsylvania. Situated on 400 acres in Plains, Pennsylvania, Mohegan Sun Pocono features a 238-room hotel with on-site spa and adjacent 20,000 square-foot Convention Center. It is currently home to 82,000 square feet of gaming space including 91 live table games, 2,300 slot machines and electronic table games, a variety of dining and shopping options, nightlife, entertainment and live harness racing. Mohegan Sun Pocono is within easy access of New York, Philadelphia, New Jersey and Delaware. More information is available by calling 1.888.WIN.IN.PA (1.888.946.4672) or visiting our website. Connect with us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter or Instagram, download our app and view us on YouTube.

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It’s Almost Post Time for the 2017 Live Racing Season!

The 2017 schedule for the Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono includes four consecutive nights of racing, and a double-header on Kentucky Derby day, according to Vice President of Racing, Dale Rapson.  A total of 134 race nights and 135 cards are planned for the new season.

Racing opens at the renowned 5/8 mile oval in Wilkes Barre, PA on Saturday, March 18th, with limited days of racing in March, including Tuesday, March 21st; Saturday, March 25th, and Tuesday, March 28th.

In April, racing moves to Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, and Saturday, with Sunday, April 2nd the 1st leg of the Bobby Weiss Late Closing Series for 3 and 4 year olds, named for the beloved former Director of Track Maintenance.  Bobby retired in 2011, and was responsible for the record-breaking track surface that is maintained today.  The series continues throughout April with the finals on May 2nd and 9th.  There will be no live racing on Monday, April 3rd or Sunday, April 16th.

The prestigious $2 million Sun Stakes Saturday is set for Saturday, July 1st, and will feature the Earl Beal, Jr. Memorial 3-year-old Trot; the James Lynch 3-year-old Filly Pace; the Max Hempt 3-year-old Colt & Gelding Pace; and the Ben Franklin Free For All Pace.  Eliminations will take place on Saturday, June 24th.

Kentucky Derby day, May 6th, features a double-header with two Pocono live race cards.  Post Time for the first card will be at 11 a.m., and the second will be immediately following the 143rd running of the Derby.  The $50,000 Van Rose Memorial Pace for 4 YO & up will take place on the night card, honoring the late well-known local sportswriter, who was a fixture covering Pocono throughout the years.  In between, there will be the Run for the Roses Hat Review and a huge party on the track apron.  Live racing will immediately follow the second and third legs of the Triple Crown, the Preakness and Belmont Stakes.

Monday, September 4th will be the PA Sire Stakes Championship Finals for the 2YO future superstars with estimated purses of $260,000.  Also on the stakes schedule are the PA All-Stars for 2 & 3YO  in July: and the 3YO PA Stallion Series and PA Sire Stakes starting in May.

Post Time for Sunday nights is 7:30p.m., with all other nights 6:30p.m.  In September, October, and November, Monday night Post Time will switch to a 4:30p.m. Post.  The 52nd season of live racing concludes on Saturday, November 25th.

***Stall applications are now being taken for the 2017 season by calling Luann Reynolds at 570-831-2125.  Special reduced rates are being offered for the new season.

Mohegan Sun Pocono’s 2nd Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony Has Been Cancelled Due To Weather

WHAT: Due to inclement weather, Mohegan Sun Pocono’s 2nd Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony (originally scheduled for Wednesday, November 30th) has unfortunately been cancelled.

*There are more holiday celebrations coming up at Mohegan Sun Pocono! Visit our newsroom for more details.

ABOUT MOHEGAN SUN POCONO

Mohegan Sun Pocono, owned by the Mohegan Tribe of Indians of Connecticut, is one of the most distinctive and spectacular entertainment, gaming, shopping and dining destinations in Pennsylvania. Situated on 400 acres in Plains, Pennsylvania, Mohegan Sun Pocono features a 238-room hotel with on-site spa and adjacent 20,000 square-foot Convention Center. It is currently home to 82,000 square feet of gaming space including 91 live    table games, 2,300 slot machines and electronic table games, a variety of dining and shopping options, nightlife, entertainment and live harness racing. Mohegan Sun Pocono is within easy access of New York, Philadelphia, New Jersey and Delaware. More information is available by calling 1.888.WIN.IN.PA (1.888.946.4672) or visiting our website. Connect with us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter or Instagram, download our app and view us on YouTube.

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Dwight Yoakam Set To Perform At Mohegan Sun Pocono

Friday, February 3rd in the Keystone Grand Ballroom

WILKES-BARRE, PA (November 29, 2016) – Mohegan Sun Pocono is excited to announce Dwight Yoakam coming to the Keystone Grand Ballroom on Friday, February 3rd!

Ticket prices start at $29.00 and will go on sale on Friday, December 2nd at 10:00am through Ticketmaster.com. Ticketmaster customers may purchase tickets by logging on to ticketmaster.com or calling Ticketmaster’s national toll free Charge By Phone number at 1.800.745.3000. Tickets will also be available for purchase, free of service fees, at the Mohegan Sun Pocono Box Office.

Dwight Yoakam has sold more than 25 million albums worldwide, and he is a 21-time nominated, multiple Grammy Award winner. He has 12 gold albums and nine platinum or multi-platinum albums, with five of those albums topping Billboard’s Country Albums chart, and another 14 landing in the Top 10. Nearly 40 of Yoakam’s singles have charted, with 14 peaking in the Top 10. He received the “Artist of the Year” award at the 2013 Americana Music Honors and Awards ceremony, the most prestigious award offered by the organization. On September 23rd, Yoakam released his first ever Bluegrass album Swimmin’ Pools, Movie Stars on Sugar Hill Records. Featuring a band of Bluegrass luminaries, this album boasts a collection of reinterpreted favorites from his catalogue, as well as a cover of Prince’s “Purple Rain.” Produced by nine-time Grammy winner Gary Paczosa (Alison Krauss, Dolly Parton), Jon Randall (songwriter of “Whiskey Lullaby”), and Yoakam himself, and mixed by Chris Lord-Alge, this album reflects the love for Bluegrass music that Yoakam developed at an early age in Kentucky, and that has inspired him for many years thereafter. In 2015, Yoakam released his latest album Second Hand Heart on Warner/Reprise records, the follow up to his critically-acclaimed album 3 Pears. In addition to his musical career, Yoakam is a formidable film and television actor, capable of seamlessly melting into his roles, and impressively standing toe-to-toe with some of the world’s top thespians over the course of his storied and successful acting career, including Jodie Foster, Tommy Lee Jones, Jared Leto, Forest Whitaker, and Matthew McConaughey.

ABOUT MOHEGAN SUN POCONO

Mohegan Sun Pocono, owned by the Mohegan Tribe of Indians of Connecticut, is one of the most distinctive and spectacular entertainment, gaming, shopping and dining destinations in Pennsylvania. Situated on 400 acres in Plains, Pennsylvania, Mohegan Sun Pocono features a 238-room hotel with on-site spa and adjacent 20,000 square-foot Convention Center. It is currently home to 82,000 square feet of gaming space including 91 live table games, 2,300 slot machines and electronic table games, a variety of dining and shopping options, nightlife, entertainment and live harness racing. Mohegan Sun Pocono is within easy access of New York, Philadelphia, New Jersey and Delaware. More information is available by calling 1.888.WIN.IN.PA (1.888.946.4672) or visiting our website. Connect with us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter or Instagram, download our app and view us on YouTube.

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Ring In The Holidays At Mohegan Sun Pocono

Join us to celebrate Christmas and New Year’s Eve!

WILKES-BARRE, PA (November 23, 2016) – Mohegan Sun Pocono is the place to be this Christmas and New Year’s Eve! With festivities throughout the day, there is something for everyone with live music, holiday dining specials, champagne toasts and so much more. Join us as we spread Christmas cheer and countdown to 2017!

Christmas Specials

After 4:00pm on Christmas Eve and all day on Christmas Day, enjoy Rustic Kitchen’s special holiday menu including seafood bisque to start, an appetizer of clams casino or crab and artichoke salad, and for an entrée, the choice of crab stuffed haddock with lemon beurre blanc, fresh herb seared seabass with tomato cous cous and filet mignon with shrimp scampi sauce.

At Betty and Joe’s, enjoy a medium coffee for $1.00 with a purchase of a slice of pie or cake.

Ben and Jerry’s will offer free sprinkles with a purchase of any ice cream.

At Wetzel’s Pretzels, purchase an almond bitz and receive free sweet glaze dip.

New Year’s Eve 2017

Countdown to 2017!  Start the celebrations early and enjoy the Noon Year’s Eve countdown and complimentary toast at Noon.

Before the clock strikes Midnight, come ring in the New Year at Bash in the Ballroom in the Keystone Grand Ballroom from 10:00pm to 1:00am! No admission necessary, dance the year away to Who’s Bad – a tribute to Michael Jackson. In addition, don’t miss the champagne toast with party favors at Midnight on the casino floor.

* Guests Must Be 21 Years Old To Enter This Event.

Live music will also be available at other venues: Start your night listening to Ruth’s Chris Jazz trio at Ruth’s Chris Steak House from 6:30pm to 12:30am, at 9:00pm hang out with Gerald Demarco at Elixir or have a laugh with Stephanie Peters at Wise Crackers Comedy Club, party on with Shorty Long and The Jersey Horns from 9:30pm to 1:30am at Breakers and continue the celebration with Grace’s Downfall at  Bar Louie from 10:00pm to 1:30am.

The celebrations continue with restaurants offering specials throughout the day and night! Enjoy delicious deals including:

New Year’s Eve:

Rustic Kitchen will feature lobster bisque, colossal crab cocktail, 12 oz. lobster tail with drawn butter, beef wellington with port demi glaze and seafood ravioli with saffron cream sauce.

At Betty and Joe’s, purchase any featured pastry and receive a medium coffee for $1.00.

Ben and Jerry’s will offer free sprinkles with any ice cream purchase.

At Wetzel’s Pretzels, purchase an almond bitz and receive free sweet glaze dip.

New Year’s Day:

Start the New Year with Betty & Joe’s featured items!

At Ben and Jerry’s, purchase any ice cream and receive free sprinkles.

Wetzel’s Pretzels will offer free sweet glaze dip with a purchase of almond bitz.

ABOUT MOHEGAN SUN POCONO

Mohegan Sun Pocono, owned by the Mohegan Tribe of Indians of Connecticut, is one of the most distinctive and spectacular entertainment, gaming, shopping and dining destinations in Pennsylvania. Situated on 400 acres in Plains, Pennsylvania, Mohegan Sun Pocono features a 238-room hotel with on-site spa and adjacent 20,000 square-foot Convention Center. It is currently home to 82,000 square feet of gaming space including 91 live table games, 2,300 slot machines and electronic table games, a variety of dining and shopping options, nightlife, entertainment and live harness racing. Mohegan Sun Pocono is within easy access of New York, Philadelphia, New Jersey and Delaware. More information is available by calling 1.888.WIN.IN.PA (1.888.946.4672) or visiting our website. Connect with us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter or Instagram, download our app and view us on YouTube.

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