Love Is In The Air For Valentine’s Day At Mohegan Sun Pocono

Sweet dining specials, exciting live music and decadent treatsValentine's Day

Looking for somewhere special to celebrate Valentine’s Day? Look no further than Mohegan Sun Pocono for a weekend-long romantic getaway with your sweetheart for great food, memorable fun and blissful relaxation.

Starting on Friday, February 12th, reserve a private booth inside Rustic Kitchen Bistro & Bar for a romantic Tuscan-inspired Valentine’s Day dinner like no other. Enjoy special menu items including creamy Seafood Bisque, Prime Rib Spring Rolls with spicy BBQ sauce and cheese fondue, Surf ‘N’ Turf with crab-stuffed lobster and filet mignon, pan-seared Sea Bass with chorizo and tomato couscous and roasted corn and arugula salad, or Duck Confit Ravioli. Cap the dinner with a decadent dessert featuring a creamy Snickers cheesecake or luscious strawberry champagne cake. Call 570.824.6600 for reservations.

Just steps away, the nationally-renowned Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse awaits, ready to make Valentine’s Day special with world-famous tender steaks, expertly-executed seafood, New Orleans-inspired appetizers, unforgettable desserts and an award-winning wine list. Call 570.208.2266 for reservations.

Nearby at Pearl Sushi Bar, delicacies of the sea are freshly-prepared in a hip, fun setting, perfect for date night, and pair with a unique handcrafted martini from “The Tao of Abundant Martinis” menu.

Timbers Buffet is also getting in on the action this Valentine’s Day weekend. All weekend enjoy a tantalizing seafood buffet with some sweet Valentine’s Day touches such as heart-shaped ravioli and a glass of complimentary champagne.

Both Saturday and Sunday night at 9:00pm, grab your sweetheart and get up-close-and-personal with the talented acts of Wise Crackers Comedy Club in Seasons Ballroom at Mohegan Sun Pocono. Join Brad Williams, Jonathan Randall and Scott Bruce for hilarious Wise Crackers performances sure to have you laughing all night long. Advance tickets required; visit mohegansunpocono.com.

When the laughs are over, head to Breakers and experience their eclectic nightlife scene with high-energy bartenders and amazing drink specials. It’s a great place to party with your sweetheart, meet up with friends or make new ones! On Saturday enjoy happy hour featuring half-price drinks from 7:00pm to 9:00pm then groove to the sounds of local favorites Nowhere Slow from 9:30pm to 1:30am. On Sunday, indulge in half-price happy hour drinks from 5:00pm to 7:00pm then party with NEPA’s own Jay & Silent Scott from 8:00pm to 11:00pm.

On Sunday, start Valentine’s Day with Bar Louie’s famous Sunday brunch from 10:00am to 3:00pm. Enjoy delicious menu items like Eggs Bennie, Hangover Helper, Breakfast Nachos or PB&J cakes. Top it all off with a pitcher of Bar Louie’s famous Bloody Marys or Ultimate Mimosas.

When your appetite is sated, head over to the onsite Spa Sapphire, located on the first floor of the hotel. Comprised of extraordinary ambiance and legendary services, Spa Sapphire promises a luxury spa experience, and on Valentine’s Day with any couple’s service enjoy a decadent complimentary dessert for two! Call 570.270.5555 for reservations.

Take their breath away this Valentine’s Day with some memorable moments at Mohegan Sun Pocono. For more information, visit their website.

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.

Battle of the Bands canceled

Unfortunately due to a lack of submissions, Mohegan Sun Pocono regretfully is unable to host the highly-popular Battle of the Bands competition this year.Battle of the Bands Breakers

Beginning on Thursday, March 17th, Breakers Karaoke Party will resume in its place.

Visit mohegansunpocono.com for more details and for future events.

Stables to open March 1

Spring is coming, and the Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono is getting the stable area ready for our valued horsemen, with the gates officially opening for the 51st season on Tuesday, March 1, 2016 at 8:00a.m.

All horsemen must have the required paperwork to enter with their horses, along with a valid Pennsylvania Harness Racing Commission license, which must be presented upon entry at all times.

Applications are now being taken for stables at https://myhorsemen.mohegansunpocono.com.

Special rates are available to reserve your stalls.  Those reserving 10 stalls will receive each additional stall at half-off, and will receive preference for being stabled at Pocono.

The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono stable area features an excellent training track; tack shop and farriers; two veterinary clinics; laundry facilities; and a secure area with a guard on the premises 24 hours a day.  Entry is with a license only.  The stable area is minutes from major interstate highways.

Racing opens for the season at the renowned 5/8 mile track on Saturday, March 19th.

Mohegan Sun Pocono to Reduce Energy Consumption by 22%

Pennsylvania’s first casino, and one of largest, to install cogeneration system
MOhegan Sun Pocono

Mohegan Sun Pocono will install a Combined Heat and Power (CHP) system which will provide a reliable, energy-efficient source for heating and electric power and reduce their primary energy consumption by 22% and carbon footprint by 14%. Installation of the CHP system by Reading, Pennsylvania-based UGI HVAC Enterprises, Inc. (UGI HVAC) is anticipated to begin in March and be fully operational by fall 2016.

“The implementation of the CHP system is one of our core sustainability initiatives for 2016,” said Mike Bean, President and CEO of Mohegan Sun Pocono. “This system will significantly reduce congestion in the local energy grid while providing us with a reliable, cost-effective energy source. Once fully operational, the electricity and heating from the system is likely to reduce Mohegan Sun Pocono’s carbon footprint by 3,900 metric tons annually, the equivalent of removing 820 vehicles from the road, carbon sequestered from 3,200 acres of forest or the planting of 100,000 trees.”

CHP, also known as cogeneration, is the simultaneous generation of electricity and heat from the same fuel source. This environmentally-friendly process generates electricity onsite using natural gas—a cleaner-burning fuel—to drive engine-based generating equipment. While most power plants in the U.S. do not utilize their waste heat, Mohegan Sun Pocono’s CHP system will capture heat from the engine’s exhaust gases and use it onsite. Aside from energy cost savings, the benefits include reduction in CO2 emissions, a continuous power supply and conservation of valuable fuel resources.

“We are thankful and excited about our partnership with UGI HVAC,” said Robert J. Soper, President of Mohegan Tribal Gaming Authority, the owner of Mohegan Sun Pocono. “This project stands as a testament to our commitment to long-term utility planning focused on utilizing cleaner energy sources and leading sustainable hospitality practices.”

UGI HVAC will provide the turnkey CHP system for Mohegan Sun Pocono. UGI Performance Solutions, a business unit of UGI HVAC, developed a system that addressed several areas of need for the facility.  Additionally, Mohegan Sun Pocono worked with UGI Utilities to upgrade its natural gas service to support the project.

“We are thrilled to partner with Mohegan Sun Pocono on this project, which continues our expansion of installed CHP capacity to over 2,600 kW in the past three years,” said Kevin Kelleher, Vice President of UGI HVAC.  ”The system will provide the facility with high-quality power while reducing operating costs and their environmental footprint.”

At part of its commitment to the community, Mohegan Sun Pocono and UGI HVAC worked with Penn State Hazleton engineering students on their Senior Design Capstone project which focused on alternative energy and power generation.

“On behalf of Penn State Hazleton, we were overjoyed to use the CHP system at Mohegan Sun Pocono as a foundation for our learnings,” said Dr. Joseph A. Ranalli, Assistant Professor of Engineering at Penn State Hazleton. Throughout the semester, students gathered information about Mohegan Sun Pocono and its proposed system, and researched how similar systems make use of waste heat. Students then performed a preliminary analysis on concepts for waste heat use that included space conditioning and generation of additional electrical power. Their research will continue into the spring semester when students will perform a detailed design and economic analysis to help other businesses recognize the benefits that a CHP system provides to themselves and the community.

The estimated cost of Mohegan Sun Pocono’s CHP system is $3 million, and 30 percent will be financed by a grant from the Commonwealth Financing Authority in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.

ABOUT UGI HVAC ENTERPRISES, INC. AND UGI UTILITIES, INC.

UGI HVAC Enterprises Inc. (“UGI HVAC”) is a wholly owned subsidiary of UGI Corporation. UGI HVAC provides heating, ventilation, air conditioning, refrigeration, mechanical and electrical contracting, and project management services to residential, commercial and industrial customers. Through one of its business units, UGI Performance Solutions, UGI HVAC provides onsite power generation solutions.

UGI Utilities Inc., also a subsidiary of UGI Corporation, has headquarters in Reading, Pennsylvania and serves 675,000 customers in 46 Pennsylvania counties and one county in Maryland.

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.

The Cowlitz Tribe and Mohegan Sun Appoint General Manager of Cowlitz Project

Kara FoxLaRoseLa Center, Wash., – January 27, 2016 – The Cowlitz Indian Tribe, in collaboration with their partner, Mohegan Sun, announced today that Kara Fox-LaRose has been appointed General Manager of the Cowlitz Project, the $500-million-dollar casino project that will be the West Coast’s premier gaming, dining, entertainment and meeting destination. With over 20 years of gaming and hospitality experience, Fox-LaRose will be responsible for day-to-day operations of the facility slated to open in spring 2017.

“We’re thrilled to appoint Kara Fox-LaRose to General Manager of the Cowlitz Tribe’s project,” said Bill Iyall, Chairman, Cowlitz Tribe. “She is a highly accomplished professional with deep experience in the gaming and entertainment industry, and we’re looking forward to having her leadership here in Southwest Washington. Her expertise in entertainment marketing, operational leadership and community building will be an incredible asset to our work here to advance the economy and vitality of the community.”

In her most recent role, Fox-LaRose served as Assistant General Manager of Mohegan Sun Pocono (MSP), in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania. Named one of ‘America’s Best Employers, 2015’ by Forbes, MSP was Pennsylvania’s first casino, opening in November 2006, and exceeding the Commonwealth’s expectation in revenues and profitability.  She was directly responsible for the planning and execution of a multi-million-dollar expansion that introduced a hotel, convention center, spa and lobby bar in 2013. In addition to being named one of Northeastern Pennsylvania Business Journal’s ‘Top 25 Women in Business,’ Global Gaming Business Magazine also recently named Fox-LaRose one of their 2016 ‘25 People to Watch.’

“Kara’s experience in various levels of management throughout her career at Mohegan Sun has readied her for this opportunity to lead the Cowlitz Tribe and Mohegan Sun in our joint effort to establish a premier entertainment and meeting destination,” said Bobby Soper, President of Mohegan Tribal Gaming Authority (MTGA). “Her holistic appreciation of the business makes her the ideal candidate to introduce to the project the optimal business management practices that Mohegan Sun has to offer its valued partners.”

Over the next few months, efforts will be focused on developing the property’s brand, establishing the executive management team, securing retail and dining vendors and connecting with the community.

ABOUT THE COWLITZ TRIBE

The Cowlitz Tribe, headquartered in Longview, Wash., is a federally recognized tribe with over 4,000 tribal members. Since 2015, the Cowlitz Tribe has 152 acres of reservation land in Southwest Washington. The tribe is proud to provide health and human services to its tribal members, from housing assistance to education scholarships to award-winning health programs. More information is available by visiting www.cowlitz.org.

ABOUT THE COWLITZ PROJECT

The Cowlitz Project will be a premier entertainment, dining and meeting destination in the Pacific Northwest. Located in the heart of Southwest Washington off of the I-5 La Center exit, the 368,000-square-foot casino resort will include 100,000 square feet of gaming space, over 15 restaurants and retails shops, and eventually a 2,500-seat entertainment venue. More information is available by visiting www.cowlitzcasino.com.

ABOUT MOHEGAN TRIBAL GAMING AUTHORITY

The Authority is an instrumentality of the Mohegan Tribe of Indians of Connecticut, or the Tribe, a federally recognized Indian tribe with an approximately 595-acre reservation situated in southeastern Connecticut, adjacent to Uncasville, Connecticut. The Authority has been granted the exclusive authority to conduct and regulate gaming activities on the existing reservation of the Tribe, including the operation of Mohegan Sun, a gaming and entertainment complex located on an approximately 185-acre site on the Tribe’s reservation. Through its subsidiary, Downs Racing, L.P., the Authority also owns and operates Mohegan Sun Pocono, a gaming and entertainment facility located on an approximately 400-acre site in Plains Township, Pennsylvania. MTGA also manages Resorts Hotel and Casino in Atlantic City, New Jersey. More information about the Authority and its properties can be obtained by visiting www.mohegansun.com, www.mohegansunpocono.com or www.mtga.com.

ABOUT MOHEGAN SUN

Mohegan Sun, owned by the Mohegan Tribal Gaming Authority, is one of the largest, most spectacular entertainment, gaming, dining and shopping destinations in the United States. Situated on 185 acres along the Thames River in scenic southeastern Connecticut, Mohegan Sun is home to three unique casinos, a 34-story, 1,200 room luxury hotel, a world-class spa and golf course, over 75 shops, restaurants and bars as well as three award-winning entertainment venues including a 10,000-seat Arena. Mohegan Sun is within easy access of New York, Boston, Hartford and Providence and located 15 minutes from the museums, antique shops and waterfront of Mystic Country. More information is available by calling 1.888.226.7711 or visiting mohegansun.com. Connect with us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter and view us on YouTube.