Highest Jackpot In The State At Mohegan Sun Pocono

Blazing 7’s Blackjack Jackpot reaches $748,000!

The beautiful gaming floor at Mohegan Sun Pocono boasts more than 91 live table games, 2,300 slot machines, electronic table games and now features the Blazing 777 Blackjack Progressive, a new and exciting optional blackjack progressive bet that is based on sevens. Confirmed by The PA Gaming Control Board, Pocono’s Blazing 777 Blackjack Progressive jackpot has now reached $748,000, making it the highest jackpot in the state of Pennsylvania.

To begin each round, you will make a standard blackjack bet and the Blazing 7’s progressive bet. The dealer will then follow the house procedures for blackjack. You can win if at least one of your first two cards are a seven, and have the chance to win more if both of your first two cards are sevens. The payouts will increase further if the dealer’s up card is also a seven. The more sevens, the more you win!

*See pay table for cards. Note: The progressive is only based on the player’s first two cards and the dealer’s up card.

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About Mohegan Sun Pocono

Mohegan Sun at Pocono, owned by 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 at Pocono 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 eight months out of the year. Mohegan Sun at 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, download our App and view us on YouTube.

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The Fray To Perform At Mohegan Sun Pocono

With special guests American Authors

A Denver-based foursome, The Fray formed in 2002 and achieved national success in 2005 with their debut self-titled release, selling over four million albums and 20 million singles worldwide, including the multi-platinum hit songs “You Found Me,” “Over My Head (Cable Car)” and “How To Save A Life.” The Fray struck a huge chord with audiences and turned their organic grassroots efforts into major success, earning a total of four Grammy nominations.

The Fray is set to perform inside the Keystone Grand Ballroom on Saturday, November 5th, with Rock band American Authors to open as special guests. Doors will open at 7:00pm and show time is 8:00pm.

Ticket prices start at $37.50 and will be on sale Friday, August 26th 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.

The group’s current and fourth album Helios (2014) was released on Epic Records, with a signature sound that features electronic instruments, drum samples, enormous backing vocals and production assistance from Stuart Price and Ryan Tedder. The album received early critical acclaim from the Denver Post as well as Billboard, which hailed its “bare emotion bolstered by echoing backing vocals and unexpected twang.”

The Fray has recently performed “Love Don’t Die” on the Today Show, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2014 and Jimmy Kimmel Live! The Fray’s forthcoming album Through the Years, The Best of The Fray, their first career-spanning compilation, will be released November 4th on Epic Records.

About Mohegan Sun Pocono

Mohegan Sun at Pocono, owned by 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 at Pocono 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 eight months out of the year. Mohegan Sun at 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, download our App and view us on YouTube.

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PA Oktoberfest Returns To Mohegan Sun Pocono

Join the celebration, the German way!

WHAT:

Pennsylvania’s largest Oktoberfest returns for another weekend full of fun at Mohegan Sun Pocono. The PA Oktoberfest kicks off on Friday, September 16th and continues through Sunday, September 18th for three days of beer, food, music, wiener dog racing and more! Sponsored by Times-Shamrock Communications, the event will be held on the race track apron at Mohegan Sun Pocono. Admission is $5.00 and advanced tickets will go on sale Friday, August 19th at the Mohegan Sun Box Office and any Shur Save location, with buy one, get one free admission!

WHEN:

Friday, September 16th: 4:30pm to 11:00pm.

Saturday, September 17th: 11:00am to 11:00pm.

Sunday, September 18th: 11:00am to 5:00pm.

IN DETAIL:

One of the top 10 Oktoberfest celebrations in the nation, the widely popular PA Oktoberfest returns to Mohegan Sun Pocono with more than 50 beer selections, award-winning traditional entertainers, local bands, authentic German-American cuisine, wiener dog racing, strong arm contests and more. This year’s festival is back with new activities and entertainment, making it the best celebration yet! Live entertainment at this year’s PA Oktoberfest will include John Stevens’ Doubleshot Polka and a crowd favorite, Romy – from Munich Germany. Known for playing the traditional Alphorn, the Alpine Horns will also be performing at this year’s festival.

Other highlights this year include Special Keg Tapping Ceremonies on Friday, September 16th at 4:30pm, 5:00pm and 5:30pm. Then on Sunday, September 18th, the 2nd Annual Lederhosen 5k will begin at 12:00pm. Guests can register for this event in advance or at the event, starting at 11:00am through 11:45am. The Lederhosen 5k will take participants around the Pocono race track and through the surrounding trails. $10.00 registration fee includes race entry, all-day admission to PA Oktoberfest and a Lederhosen 5k t-shirt (for the first 150 entries.)

Guests Must Be 21 Years Old To Enter This Event.

*With admission, each guest will receive one $10.00 Free Slot Play voucher at the event. Please see Player’s Club for details. Valid for redemption Monday, September 19th through Tuesday, October 18th and only one voucher may be used per momentum account.

For more information, including a schedule of activities and information on purchasing tickets for Oktoberfest, please visit paoktoberfest.com.

About Mohegan Sun Pocono

Mohegan Sun at Pocono, owned by 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 at Pocono 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 eight months out of the year. Mohegan Sun at 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, download our App and view us on YouTube.

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KC and The Sunshine Band Coming To Mohegan Sun Pocono

Iconic hits from the founder of the Dance Revolution

KC and The Sunshine Band, the widely popular group is known for their multi-platinum hits including “Get Down Tonight,” “That’s The Way I Like It,” “Shake, Shake, Shake, Shake Your Booty,” and “Boogie Shoes.” Selling over 100 million records, nine Grammy Nominations, three Grammy Awards and an American Music Award, KC and The Sunshine Band was one of the most progressive bands of the 70’s and is credited with changing the sound of modern pop music. The legendary band will be performing in the Keystone Grand Ballroom on Sunday, November 20th at 8:00pm.

Ticket prices start at $29.00 and will go on sale on Friday, September 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.

KC’s music continues to be a favorite today, his songs appeared in ads for companies like General Motors, Burger King, Payless Shoes, Papa Jon’s Pizza, Old Navy and Nick at Night. His music has also been featured in over 200 commercials and movies such as Forrest Gump (“Get Down Tonight”), Boogie Nights (“Boogie Shoes”), Boys Don’t Cry (“Rock Your Baby”), Rush Hour (“Get Down Tonight”), Carlito’s Way (“Rock Your Baby,” “Shake Your Booty,” and “That’s The Way I Like It”), and Austin Powers in Goldmember.

The Sunshine band recently celebrated the release of a brand-new album Feeling you! The 60’s in 2015, a tribute to the era that shaped H.W Casey into the revolutionary artist he became in the 70’s. The brand-new release is part one of the two-part Feeling You Project, and features covers of songs by sixties legends Bob Dylan, Ben E. King, The Kinks, The Righteous Brothers, Jackie DeShannon, Aaron Neville and many more.

KC and The Sunshine Band aim to serve a single purpose: to create instant happiness through music. For over 40 years the group has done just that, topping the charts with seven number one singles which have become iconic hits like “Shake, Shake, Shake, Shake Your Booty,” “Get Down Tonight,” “That’s The Way I like It,” and “Boogie Shoes.” The band has also achieved three triple platinum albums, three Grammy Awards, (including “Album of the Year” for the Saturday Night Fever soundtrack,) and an American Music Award. In 1976, they became the first act since The Beatles to score four number one pop singles in one 12-month period. KC and The Sunshine Band’s unique meeting of Caribbean, Pop, R&B and Latin inspired infectious grooves have given life to countless ad campaigns, hundreds of movie soundtracks and numerous television shows, including the BBC’s Strictly Come Dancing in 2014. In 2001, KC was honored with the National Association of Recording Arts and Sciences Governor’s Award, the highest honor given by a chapter of the Academy. KC and The Sunshine Band have defined dance music and forever influenced music with their timeless sound and mission of getting people out of their seats to celebrate, which is still being fulfilled today. For more information, please visit www.heykcsb.com.

About Mohegan Sun Pocono

Mohegan Sun at Pocono, owned by 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 at Pocono 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 eight months out of the year. Mohegan Sun at 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, download our App and view us on YouTube.

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The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono Week In Review

July 30-August 5, 2016

After several weeks of hot, dry weather, Mother Nature brought some rain to the party in Northeastern Pennsylvania this past week. That created sloppy tracks on two of the four racing nights at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono, making for some fascinatingly unpredictable racing. In the midst of the on-and-off precipitation, several horses and horsemen handled the less-than-ideal conditions with aplomb, and they’re the ones receiving the Weekly Awards.

PACER OF THE WEEK: PANCETTA

Whenever you see that a Standardbred has some sort of variation of the word “pan” in its name, it’s a good bet that the Peter Pan Stables of Ohio were involved in its development. While the names can be quite humorous, the horses with them often are outstanding competitors. Such has proven to be the case with Pancetta, a seven-year-old stallion bred by Peter Pan Stables who has been a handful since arriving at Pocono a few weeks back.

Trained by Matias Ruiz, Pancetta had been splitting time between Harrah’s at Philadelphia and Yonkers before coming to Pocono, with very little success. As a matter of fact, he didn’t even hit the board through his first seven races of the season. But he quickly proved that he loved the Pocono surface, ripping off a victory on July 23 in a $6,000 condition event in a career-best 1:52:1.

On Saturday he had to overcome the double whammy of moving up in class to the $12,500 level and dealing with the far outside #9 post position. Going off at 8-1, Pancetta was undaunted. Driver Anthony Napolitano hustled him to the lead on the front stretch and he held the advantage from that point. Even with the race favorite Rather Swell bearing down him late, the stallion held together for the victory by a length in 1:52:1 in the slop. That makes two straight victories, meaning that the name might be clever, but it’s Pancetta’s game that has really stood out of late.

Other top pacers this week include: Dancin Yankee (George Napolitano Jr., Josh Green), who overcame sloppy conditions on Saturday night to beat a condition field in 1:49:1, the fastest pacing time of the week at Pocono; Check’s Commodore (Anthony Napolitano, Rene Allard), who picked up his second straight win over the $15,000 claimers on Saturday night, this one coming in 1:52:2 in the slop; and Lindy’s Nightmare (Brett Miller, Frank Antonacci), a three-year-old filly who returned from Mohawk to win a condition on Tuesday night in 1:52:4, giving her five consecutive victories.

TROTTER OF THE WEEK: STONEBRIDGE COMBAT

When humans fail at something, they’re often told to get back on the horse. When horses fail at something, what do they do? While you ponder that existential query, consider the case of Stonebridge Combat, a 3-year-old gelding trained and driven by Chris Ryder who hadn’t known a lot of defeat until a third-place finish on July 24 against the non-winners of five trotters at Pocono. Prior to that he had won three races in a row and five out of six for the year, which was his first in racing after sitting out his 2-year-old campaign.

In that loss in his previous race, Stonebridge Combat set the pace as he had in many of his previous wins, only to cough up the lead late. When he faced the non-winners of five again on Sunday night, Ryder decided to change up the strategy. He allowed Mr Lucky Luke to set the pace early while holding his horse back in the middle of the back. It was only on the back stretch that he set Stonebridge Combat in motion.

Even though he didn’t find any cover to help him toward the front of the pack, Stonebridge Combat pulled up alongside Mr Lucky Luke in the stretch, finally wearing him down to prevail by three-quarters of a length in 1:55:2. It was quite a nice bounce-back performance for the gelding, who has now won six of eight races in his young career.

Honorable mention on the trotting side goes to: Can’t I (John Campbell, Bob Stewart), a 2-year-old who now has two straight wins to start his career after a condition win in the slop on Monday night in a career-best 1:57:3; Three Crow Mo (Matt Kakaley, Tony Farina), who scored his second straight victory over the $7,500 claimers on Monday night, winning in 1:57:3 in the slop; and Croquet Rose (Andrew McCarthy, Anette Lorentzon), a mare who overcame an outside post to pick up her second consecutive condition win on Tuesday night, this one coming in a career-best 1:55:3.

LONG SHOT OF THE WEEK: SAVANNAH SUNSET

In Sunday night’s final race, this trotting filly won a condition at 46-1 to pay off $95.40 to win and completed a $2,445 Late Daily Double where both winners were driven by Marcus Miller.

DRIVER OF THE WEEK: ERIC GOODELL

We’re seeing much more of Goodell at Pocono than we have in several years, and we’re seeing him win a lot of races as well, as he picked up driving doubles on Saturday and Sunday.

TRAINER OF THE WEEK: GILBERTO GARCIA-HERRERA

Garcia-Herrera has been a steady performer all year long at Pocono, and he kept it up this week with three training wins including a double on Monday night.

That will do it for this week, but we’ll see you at the track. Feel free to e-mail me at jbeviglia@mohegansunpocono.com.