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Mohegan Sun Pocono Announces 13 Weeks Of Live Tribute Bands

Thursday, May 17th, 2018

Throwback Thursdays will take place in Breakers throughout June & Party on the Patio is Back For July & August

WILKES-BARRE, PA (May 17, 2018) – It is almost time for live tribute bands to perform at Mohegan Sun Pocono for 13 weeks bringing hot entertainment all season long.  Enjoy Throwback Thursdays in Breakers throughout the month of June and beginning in July, guests can head to The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono as Party on the Patio returns, taking place every Thursday from July 5th to August 30th.

Throwback Thursdays will have you dancing and singing along as tribute bands perform live at Breakers every Thursday in June beginning at 7:00pm.  This year, tickets are available with a $10.00 donation at the box office, located at Player’s Club starting on Monday, May 21st at 8:00am. All ticket donations will benefit WNEP’s Ryan’s Run 9, an organization “Inspiring fitness. Challenging disability. Changing Lives.” that supports the work of Allied Services: making miracles in rehab, helping people regain health and independence after an injury, improving quality of life for people living with Parkinson’s or recovering from a stroke, empowering children to overcome a learning disability and much more.

Breaker’s Throwback Thursday schedule:

  • Proud Monkey – Tribute to Dave Matthews Band – Thursday, June 7th
  • The British Invasion Experience – Tribute to The Beatles, The Who, Led Zeppelin, The Rolling Stones and more – Thursday, June 14th
  • Crazy on You – Tribute to Heart – Thursday, June 21st
  • Refugee – Tribute to Tom Petty – Thursday June 28th

*Guests must be 21 or over and present a valid ID*

Party on the Patio returns to The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono every Thursday from July 5th to August 30th.  Unwind and have fun enjoying free live music with an impressive line – up of tribute bands along with food trucks and drink specials.  Doors open at 6:30pm and music begins at 7:30pm and admission is free to the public.

Party on the Patio line – up:

  • Tramps Like Us – Tribute to Bruce Springsteen – July 5th
  • Parrot Beach – Tribute to Jimmy Buffett – July 12th
  • All Revved Up – Tribute to Meat Loaf – July 19th
  • Draw the Line – Tribute to Aerosmith – July 26th
  • Separate Ways – Tribute to Journey – August 2nd
  • Halfway to Hell – Tribute to AC/DC – August 9th
  • Bark at the Moon – Tribute to Ozzy Osbourne – August 16th
  • Bon Jersey – Tribute to Bon Jovi – August 23rd
  • Tusk – Tribute to Fleetwood Mac – August 30th

For more information on Party on the Patio, visit here.

*Band line – up is subject to change*

ABOUT MOHEGAN SUN POCONO

Mohegan Sun Pocono, owned by Mohegan Gaming & Entertainment, was the first destination to bring gaming to Pennsylvania in 2006 and since then has become one of the premier entertainment, gaming, shopping and dining destinations in the state. 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.

Action Packed Mother’s Day Weekend At Mohegan Sun Pocono

Tuesday, May 8th, 2018

Meet Gianni Russo plus enjoy new promotions, Friday, May 11th to Sunday, May 13th

WILKES-BARRE, PA (May 8, 2018) – Kick off Mother’s Day weekend and spend time with Hollywood actor and legendary singer Gianni Russo, check out the new hot spot, Bean and Vine Café & Wine Bar and play Among The Stars or the Mother’s Day giveaway.

On Friday, May 11th beginning at 9:00am the first 100 Momentum members will receive four FREE spins on our newest slots – The Godfather! Plus, meet Hollywood actor and legendary singer Gianni Russo.

Play for your chance to go on a star-studded adventure with the Among The Stars Giveaway!  Beginning at 6:00am on Friday, May 11th, receive one entry for every Status Point earned while playing your favorite slots and table games until 8:59PM. Activate your entries starting at 8:00pm by using your Momentum card at any slot machine, table game or Promotional Kiosk. The grand prize drawing is at 9:00pm.

On Saturday, May 12th, sit back, sip and celebrate our newest hot spot Bean and Vine Café & Wine Bar! Beginning at 7:00pm, indulge in an Italian Mojito with Don Corleone organic vodka, lime juice, club soda with simple syrup and basil until midnight or taste various small plates offered and enjoy a very special performance by the legendary Gianni Russo, beginning at 8:00pm.

Want to pamper someone special? On Sunday, May 13th from 3:00pm to 7:00pm, use your Momentum card while playing your favorite slots and table games for you chance to win a $250.00 Spa Sapphire gift card at the Mother’s Day Giveaway! One winner will be chosen every 30 minutes.

ABOUT MOHEGAN SUN POCONO

Mohegan Sun Pocono, owned by Mohegan Gaming & Entertainment, was the first destination to bring gaming to Pennsylvania in 2006 and since then, has become one of the premier entertainment, gaming, shopping and dining destinations in the state. 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.

All Proceeds From Ben & Jerry’s Free Cone Day At Mohegan Sun Pocono Donated To The Brighter Journeys Foundation

Thursday, April 12th, 2018

$1,863.00 raised on Tuesday, April 10th

WILKES-BARRE, PA (April 12, 2018) – Mohegan Sun Pocono is thrilled to announce on Tuesday, April 10th, $1,863.00 was raised at Ben & Jerry’s Free Cone Day for the Brighter Journeys Foundation.  Free Cone Day is a world – wide Ben & Jerry’s event and at Mohegan Sun Pocono Ben & Jerry’s scooped up free ice cream in a cup or cone of guests’ choice all day long!  $1.00 minimum donations were made for the option to enjoy the free scoop of ice cream in a waffle cone.

Ice cream lovers raised $931.50, benefiting the Brighter Journeys Foundation.  “Going the extra mile for children with special needs and their families” is their mission.  “We are overjoyed by the community support in raising awareness and monetary donations for the Brighter Journeys Foundation, while enjoying a scoop of Ben & Jerry’s.  I am pleased to share that $931.50 was raised, and Mohegan Sun Pocono has matched that number, bringing the total donation to $1,863.00 benefiting Brighter Journeys!” stated Erica Tessier, Mohegan Sun Pocono’s Vice President of Marketing.

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, March 28th, 2018

March 24-30, 2018

Since we’re up to three nights per racing week (soon to be four) at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono, we have enough material for our first Weekly Awards of the season. For those who might not have followed us in the past, every week I’ll parse through all of the excellent performances by the horses and horsemen and women competing at Pocono and write up the best of those in this little column. Always tough choices, but we’re certainly off to a great start with this week’s honorees.

PACER OF THE WEEK: GOOD LIVING

This 5-year-old stallion from the Tom Cancelliere barn started his racing year off on March 3 at The Meadowlands. It was only a fifth-place finish, but, considering Good Living went off from a #10 post and was more than 100-1 at the windows, it was certainly encouraging. When he came to Pocono on Opening Night, he was made the 3-5 favorite in a non-winners of six pacing group, and he delivered on that promise by scoring gate-to-wire in a career-best 1:50:3.

On Saturday night, Good Living faced a group of more experienced pacers in the $17,000 condition feature. Coming off the outstanding performance the week before, he was made the 6-5 favorite leaving from post position #3. Once again, he went after the early lead, but he faced a fight for it from Somewhere Fancy. Unwilling to settle for a covered-up trip, driver Anthony Napolitano asked Good Living for a burst of speed to retake the lead on the front stretch.

Such a move often leaves a horse vulnerable later in the race to tiring. And Good Living also had to deal with first-over pressure from Ideal Cowboy, meaning that it was no easy lead. Yet he still looked sharp in the stretch, holding of Somewhere Fancy’s second move to win it by three parts of a length. It was another solid winning time of 1:50:4, proving that this stallion could be ready for the finest season of his career in 2018.

Other top pacers this week include: Feeling Cam Lucky (George Napolitano Jr., Gilberto Garcia-Herrera), who tore it up in a condition pace on Saturday night for a victory in 1:50:2, a new career-best and the fastest time of the young season to date at Pocono; Dancingwithdelight (Anthony Napolitano, Ron Burke), who went to two-for-two on the meet by moving up in class to beat the $10,000 claimers on Saturday in 1:54:2; and Walks Of Life (Pat Berry, Vincent Fusco Jr.), whose victory in a claiming handicap on Saturday in 1:53:3 gave him two straight at Pocono and seven wins in ten races so far this year.

TROTTER OF THE WEEK: TRUSTWORTHY KID

One of the most difficult things about handicapping is knowing how much to believe in results accomplished at tracks different from the one at which it is currently competing. A horse might perform completely different when dealing with separate surfaces, drivers, track sizes, and levels of competition as opposed to when it ships in. This little preface is my way of making an excuse (probably a poor one) for listing Trustworthy Kid, a nine-year-old gelding trained by Lisa Dunn, at 10-1 morning line odds in a $14,000 condition trot on Saturday night.

He was coming off a front-trotting victory in 1:54:1 at Northfield, a half-mile oval in Ohio where the times tend to be significantly slower than at Pocono. Yet I was skeptical about the caliber of horses that he had faced compared to what he would be going against at Pocono on Saturday night. The Pocono faithful were much more assured of his bona fides, however, making him an even-money favorite. Leaving from post position #2, Trustworthy Kid strode confidently to the lead with the confidence of a favorite.

Even though he wasn’t able to completely separate from his pursuit, Trustworthy Kid, under the guidance of driver Marcus Miller, held strong on the lead and fought off a late charge by Panamanian Hanover to win by a half-length. His winning time of 1:54:1 matched what he did at Northfield and also matched the fastest trotting time of the week at Pocono. I, for one, will trust this Trustworthy Kid the next time he lines up at the gate.

Honorable mention on the trotting side goes to: Home’N Dry (Jim Morrill Jr., Ron Burke), whose victory in a $17,000 condition trot on Saturday night in 1:54:1 matched the week’s fastest trotting time at Pocono; Queen’s Lonely Earl (Marcus Miller, Bruce Clarke), a top performer at Pocono a year ago who returned on Sunday night for a claiming handicap win in 1:55:2; and Danish Design (Anthony Napolitano, Tom Shay), who followed a streak of four wins in five races at Northfield with a Pocono condition victory on Tuesday night in 1:57:1 on an off-track.

LONG SHOT OF THE WEEK: FOLLOW YOUR DREAMS

Sporting a great name for a long shot, this trotter driver by Jim Taggart Jr. surprised a condition field on Sunday night for his maiden win at 22-1, paying off $47 on a $2 win ticket.

DRIVER OF THE WEEK: ANTHONY NAPOLITANO

A-Nap has grabbed possession of the driving victories lead early in the season by following up a great first week with more of the same on Saturday night, chalking up five victories.

TRAINER OF THE WEEK: RON BURKE

The Burke barn figures to be a major player all year long at Pocono, even into the Breeders Crown, and it got off to a stellar start with a hot first week and four wins on Saturday night.

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

Kenneth J. Fernandez Joins Mohegan Sun Pocono As New Vice President Of Human Resources

Tuesday, February 20th, 2018

WILKES – BARRE, PA (February 20, 2018) – Puerto Rico native Kenneth J. Fernandez has been named Vice President of Human Resources for Mohegan Sun Pocono (MSP).  Having last served at the San Juan Marriott Resort & Stellaris Casino in Puerto Rico, Fernandez brings along a wealth of experience, knowledge & skills in the casino & resort industry to MSP.

“Kenneth Fernandez is a true professional, with a very impressive background, having various fields of expertise, which in addition to Human Resources, expand into Employee Relations, Business Development, Recruitment, Talent Management, Capital Improvement, Customer Service, Finance, and Advanced Leadership, many of which will be utilized greatly at Mohegan Sun Pocono.  Needless to say, we’re thrilled to have him joining our Executive Team.” said Mohegan Sun Pocono President and CEO, Anthony Carlucci.

Kenneth J. Fernandez holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Management-Human Resources from the Inter American University in Puerto Rico and has additional studies in finance, human resources, labor relations and advanced leadership from the well-known educational institutions; Harvard University Business School and University of Michigan Business School.  He joins Mohegan Sun Pocono with over 30 years of business and HR experience.

After joining The Ritz-Carlton, San Juan Hotel, Spa & Casino in Puerto Rico in 1997, Fernandez was named Regional Director of Human Resources for McDonald’s Corporation (Puerto Rico & Caribbean) in 2000.

Fernandez’s career remained upward from there, when in 2004 he was named Human Resources Director for the U.S. multi-national medical devices corporation; Stryker Instruments in Puerto Rico, eventually becoming in 2005 the Director/Plant Manager for the manufacturing facility.  In 2013, he returned to the hospitality industry and became the Director of Human Resources for the San Juan Marriott Resort & Stellaris Casino.  A position he held until joining Mohegan Sun Pocono, one of the largest & foremost casino & entertainment destinations in Pennsylvania, which currently consists of over 1,500 team members.

Fernandez’s professional awards include; “HR Best New Talent” (Marriott International CALA Region), being named to Latin America’s Who’s Who in Latin America Professionals & Executives, Site Excellence Award (Stryker Corporation), Ray Kroc Golden Hat Award (McDonald’s Corporation Caribbean Region) and “Leader of the Quarter” (The Ritz-Carlton, San Juan Hotel, Spa & Casino).

Fernandez is also the father of two daughters and his leisure time takes him to the golf course and practicing kitesurfing.

ABOUT MOHEGAN SUN POCONO

Mohegan Sun Pocono, owned by Mohegan Gaming & Entertainment, 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.