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Tony Orlando to Perform at Mohegan Sun Pocono

Friday, September 8th, 2017

November 18th in the Keystone Grand Ballroom

WILKES-BARRE, PA (September 8, 2017) – Hollywood Walk of Fame artist, songwriter, television star and actor, Tony Orlando, will be sharing his five decade career highlights with his endearing warmth and humor on stage at the Keystone Grand Ballroom on Saturday, November 18th, 2017 at 8:00pm.   Tony Orlando has sold millions of records, including five number one hits “Tie A Yellow Ribbon ‘Round The Ole Oak Tree,” Knock Three Times,” “Candida,” “My Sweet Gypsy Rose,” and “He Don’t Love You (Like I Love You)”.

Tickets start at $149.00, $109.00, $99.00, $39.00 and $29.00 and are on sale today through Ticketmaster. 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.

Tony Orlando is one of the most popular live concert entertainer that has headlined around the world and for five United States Presidents.  A 2016 review stated “The truth is: Tony Orlando is more than a singer.  He has the ability to reach an audience, touch us inside, and connect with us on a higher level with his voice, style, and values”.  In the same year he was honored as the “Casino Entertainer of the Year Award”, recipient of the “Best All Around Entertainer” a total of four times in Las Vegas and three times in Atlantic City, “The Ellis Island Medal of Honor” and many more distinctions.

Outside of Tony’s career, he has worked and helped many organizations throughout the years.  He has worked on behalf of veterans becoming the Honorary Chairman at the 40th Anniversary at the NAM-POW’s Homecoming Celebration in 2014.  Snowball Express is an organization that serves the children of our fallen military heroes, where Tony has been recognized as Honorary Chairman and serves on the Board of Directors from the Eisenhower Foundation.

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.

Hot Summer Fun All Season Long at Mohegan Sun Pocono

Tuesday, June 27th, 2017

July 1st to August 31st

WILKES-BARRE, PA (June 27, 2017) – There is nowhere else to be during the summer season than Mohegan Sun Pocono, enjoying their 2017 Hot Summer Fun events, prizes and promotions!  Hot Summer Fun begins Saturday, July 1st and will heat up all summer through Thursday, August 31st.

King Of Cash

Throughout the month of July, guests can win over $125,000 in Cash and Free Slot Play Prizes!  Receive one entry for everyStatus Point earned beginning from 6:00am on July 1st through 9:45pm on July 29th.  On July 29th, four winners every 30 minutes from noon to 7:00pm will win $500 in Free Slot Play.  From 7:00pm to 10:00pm lucky guests will get the chance to win a share of over $100,000 in cash.

Beach Ball Big Wheel

Bounce your way to Mohegan Sun Pocono as one lucky guest every 10 minutes will have the opportunity to spin the BeachBallMega Wheel.  Every Saturday in July from 2:00pm to midnight, you may win a prize.  The prizes range from $100 Free Slot Play to $10,000 cash!

Jeep Giveaway

Win a brand new 2017 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Sahara, cash, Free Slot Play and more throughout the month of August.  Beginning August 1st to August 26th, for every Status Point earned, guests receive one entry into the drawing.  On Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays, earn more points just for playing on those days!  How many entries can you accumulate before the prize drawings from 3:00pm to 10:15pm on August 26th to win a new Jeep?

Envelope Extravaganza Wednesdays

Which guest will be lucky and choose the envelope with up to $1,000 Free Slot Play out of the mystery box? Five guests every 15 minutes from 11:00am to 6:00pm every Wednesday throughout August will be selected to choose an envelope with a mystery amount between $100 to $1,000 in Free Slot Play.

Summertime Entertainment

As the summer sun sets for the night, Mohegan Sun Pocono lights up the Keystone Grand Ballroom stage when Pop – Rock artist, Richard Marx, performs live on Friday, July 7th at 8:00pm with tickets starting at $29.00.  Shawn Klush, known as the “World’s Greatest Elvis” and Elvis’ own Sweet Inspirations captivate the crowd on Saturday, August 26th at 8:00pm and Sunday, August 27th at 4:00pm, tickets to both shows start at $29.00. Tickets are available for all shows by logging on to ticketmaster.com or by calling Ticketmaster’s national toll free Charge By Phone number at 1.800.745.3000. Tickets are also available for purchase, free of service fees, at the Mohegan Sun Pocono Box Office.

During the summer weeks, come to The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono Racetrack Apron to unwind and have fun at Party on the Patio! Every Thursday at 6:00pm starting June 1st to August 31st.  Enjoy free live music with an impressive line – up of cover bands along with food and drink specials!

If you enjoy live entertainment, don’t miss all the local bands that will be coming to Breakers every Saturday!  The electrifying and energetic atmosphere will be a great place to enjoy music and drink specials with friends.

Wilkes – Barre Annual Old Fashioned 4th of July Celebration

Who does not love to see 4th of July fireworks light up the night sky? It is fun for all ages to watch and enjoy! Head on down to Kirby Park Tuesday, July 4th as Mohegan Sun Pocono is proud to be a diamond level sponsor for the Wilkes – Barre Annual Old Fashioned 4th of July Celebration!

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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The Clairvoyants Come To Mohegan Sun Pocono

Monday, April 3rd, 2017

Saturday, May 27th in the Keystone Grand Ballroom

WILKES-BARRE, PA (April 3, 2017) – Coming to Mohegan Sun Pocono, The Clairvoyants – Thommy Ten and Amelie Van Tass, will show off their “second sight” act on Saturday, May 27th beginning at 8:00pm in the Keystone Grand Ballroom.  Both Ten and Van Tass were born and raised in Austria and now reside in Austria and America.  They met in 2011 and two months later brought their talent to the stage for the first time and have been traveling the world ever since.

Ticket prices start at $30.00 and will go on sale on Friday, April 7th 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.

Within a year of meeting, The Clairvoyants developed a full-length show and shortly thereafter, began touring Europe. In 2014, they received their first long-term contract in America performing on the show The Illusionarium by Jeff Hobson. A custom theatre was built for this show on the cruise ship Norwegian Getaway.

After a six-month run in The Illusionarium, they were offered a featured spot in the largest touring magic show in the world, The Illusionists, produced by Simon Painter. As part of the brand-new show The Illusionists 1903, they toured Australia, Mexico and the Middle East after which they continued with The Illusionists 2.0 and The Illusionists — Live From Broadway. A highlight of their career was performing at the Sydney Opera House. This winter they experienced another career highlight, appearing in the show The Illusionists — Turn of the Century at the Palace Theatre in New York City, on Broadway.

In 2016, they decided to take part in America’s Got Talent and after four months, six different performances and more than 100,000 contestants, America voted them second place. In October 2016, together with winner Grace Vanderwaal, they appeared at Planet Hollywood in Las Vegas.

Van Tass and Ten were awarded “The German Champions of Mentalism”, “Magicians of the Year 2015”, and, also in 2015, were enthusiastically chosen as the “World Champions of Mentalism”, a prize that hadn’t been awarded in 30 years.

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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New Property Enhancements At Mohegan Sun Pocono

Thursday, March 30th, 2017

WILKES-BARRE, PA (March 30, 2017) – Since the opening of Mohegan Sun Pocono in 2006, Mohegan Sun Pocono has grown into one of the biggest gaming and entertainment attractions in the region. This spring, MSP will be keeping the momentum going with new enhancements to the property including a redesign of the gaming floor, a remodel to Timbers Buffet and the addition of over 250 new slot machines and table games – such as the popular Fusion Hybrid games.

Mohegan Sun Pocono is currently home to a world-class gaming space including 91 live table games, 2,300 slot machines and electronic table games, retail shops, restaurant and bars and the best live entertainment inside the Keystone Grand Ballroom and Wise Crackers Comedy. The new gaming floor design will provide guests with comfort and the convenience of easily navigating throughout the casino – slot banks are smaller with sleeker bases, aisles are wider and card readers as well as iView software have been upgraded. Plus, new carpet and Ultra-comfortable seats that allow free movement have been installed.

Blooming with new slot machines and table games, the beautiful gaming floor at Mohegan Sun Pocono most recently features the latest technology of Fusion Hybrid games. Guests may wager electronically on four different roulette wheels simultaneously, all at a $2.00 minimum bet. Each of the four roulette wheels are manned by an actual dealer who spins the ball. In the near future, the property will be adding $5.00 Minimum Bet Blackjack to the Electronic Table Game offerings. You can find these new games next to Timbers Buffet, as well as in the non-smoking Table Games section. Additionally, there are currently 100 new slot machines – bringing a total of 250 new slot machines by the end of the year.

Making improvements to Timbers Buffet, the experience and offerings will be upgraded and modernized for guests. There will be expanded Asian and Mexican stations, new pizza station offerings, additional brunch selections and an enhanced weekend night menu. The improved experience is rounded out with a renovated entrance, updated dessert station, a new carving station and increased heating elements for quality food – keeping buffet selections warmer longer.

For more information, visit mohegansunpocono.com.

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 Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono Week In Review

Wednesday, June 15th, 2016

June 11-17, 2016

If you were looking for the unexpected, it was a good week to watch the races at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono. Long shots seemed to be coming in every time you turned around, and favorites, with some notable exceptions, had a hard time getting the job done. Weeks like this past one remind everyone just how unpredictable this sport can be. Keep that in mind as we take a look at some of the top equine and human performers and hand out the Weekly Awards.

PACER OF THE WEEK: PRICELESS EDITION

Rules have been put in place this season at Pocono that have changed the claiming ranks to some extent. Without getting into the minutiae of those rules changes, the gist of them are that horses that are claimed or have had a lot of recent success at a certain price generally must move up in the ranks. As a result, winning streaks are much harder to come by among claimers. But apparently nobody told that to Priceless Edition, who’s been carving his way through his claiming brethren of late.

The hot streak for this 12-year-old gelding began on May 15. After coming up empty in his first five starts of the year following an excellent 2015, Priceless Edition handled a group of $7,500 claimers in 1:54:2. He followed that up with a place and a win in his next two races, which triggered a move up to the $10,000 claimers for his next race. And he promptly won in that class on June 4.

On Saturday night, he faced off with the $10,000 claimers once again and went off as an even-money favorite. After sitting fourth early, the veteran pacer, under the guidance of driver Andrew McCarthy, swooped to the lead on the front stretch. He never really extended to a big lead, but he kept the pressure at bay and came home strong to win by a length-and-a-quarter in 1:54:1. That makes four wins out of five for Priceless Edition, and, even though he now has to move up again, don’t be surprised if he keeps it rolling.

Other top pacers this week include: Allbeef N Nobull (Matt Kakaley, Ron Burke), who upset the field at 27-1 in Saturday night’s featured $25,000 condition pace, winning in a career-best 1:49:2 that was also the fastest pacing time of the week at Pocono; Mr D’s Dragon (Simon Allard, Staffan Lind) a 3-year-old who ripped off his third straight condition win on Tuesday night, this one coming in career-best 1:52:1; and Cracker Coffee (Eric Carlson, Amber Buter), a mare who followed up consecutive wins at Tioga with a victory on Tuesday night at Pocono in the featured pace for mares in a career-best 1:51:2.

TROTTER OF THE WEEK: SPICEDBOURBONGIRL

This 3-year-old filly from the barn of trainer Jeff Gregory has been outstanding to this point in 2016. After winning just once in nine tries as a freshman in 2015, she came out of the gate firing this year with wins in three of her first four races. Two of those wins came at Pocono, including a career-best mile of 1:53:4 on May 29, and the other was in Pennsylvania Sire Stakes competition at The Meadows.

With that kind of record it was no surprise that she went off as a 3-5 favorite in a condition trot at Pocono for non-winners of five on Sunday night. Gregory also did the driving on this night and moved Spicedbourbongirl to the front with a quarter-pole move. Even though she had put up that impressive 1:53:4 in her previous race, the filly needed much less on this night thanks to a nice rating job by Gregory in the first half of the mile.

The slower pace meant that there were other horses close by late, but Spicedbourbongirl had little trouble holding them off. Even though her winning time of 1:56:3 was nearly three seconds off her previous effort, it was easy to see she had plenty left in the tank had she wanted to push it. With four wins in five races so far in 2016, this filly looks like one of the best in her age group on the regional level, and she might just have the stuff to do some damage on a bigger stage should the opportunity arise.

Honorable mention on the trotting side goes to: Explosive Man (Robert Krivelin driver and trainer), whose condition win on Sunday in 1:56:1 was his third straight victory, two of which have come at Pocono; Amicus (George Napolitano Jr., William Mullin), who led just about all the way on Monday night to notch his second straight claiming victory, with this one coming in 1:58; and Quick Deal (Ake Svanstedt driver and trainer), who posted the week’s fastest trotting time at Pocono when he won a condition on Saturday night in 1:53.

LONG SHOT OF THE WEEK: PITTSTOP KIP

Sunday night was a night of long shots, but none were more surprising than this gelding driven by David Miller who scored a claiming handicap win at 40-1, paying off $83.80 on a $2 win ticket.

DRIVER OF THE WEEK: COREY CALLAHAN

With a Sire Stakes win Sunday night and two Stallion Series scores Monday night, Callahan was the only driver this week to get at least one win in both, and not one of his winners went off at lower than 8-1.

TRAINER OF THE WEEK: RON BURKE

The ever-prolific Burke barn produced three winners on Saturday night, including 27-1 bomber Allbeef N Nobull in the $25,000 featured condition pace.

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.