Community Relations

Mohegan Sun Pocono Team Members To Give Back On Public Service Day, June 23rd

Wednesday, June 17th, 2015

WHAT

On National Public Service Day, Tuesday June 23rd, over 30 Mohegan Sun Pocono Team Members will volunteer at the Weinberg Regional Food Bank to package food to be shipped to those in need.

Please stop by and chat with our Team Members, and learn more about the impact they are making in our community.

WHEN

Tuesday, June 23rd
Commission on Economic Opportunity’s Weinberg Regional Food Bank at the Monsignor Andrew J. McGowan Center for Healthy Living
9:00am to 2:00pm

IN DETAIL

On National Public Service Day, Tuesday June 23rd, over 30 Mohegan Sun Pocono Team Members will volunteer at the Weinberg Regional Food Bank to package food to be shipped to those in need including food pantries, homeless shelters, soup kitchens, group homes for the disabled, day care centers, children’s camps and senior citizens programs. This program at the CEO (Commission of Economic Opportunity) helps alleviate hunger and promote proper nutrition in our local area, and support from local community organizations like Mohegan Sun Pocono truly helps make a difference in the lives of those in need.

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, download our app and view us on YouTube.

Fourth Annual Pocono Poker Tournament at Mohegan Sun Pocono

Friday, June 5th, 2015

Benefits The NASCAR Foundation and the Jeff Gordon Children’s Foundation

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Pocono Raceway Contact: Kevin Heaney, 570-646-2300, kheaney@poconoraceway.com
The NASCAR Foundation Contact: Marivi Bryant, 704-348-9735 mbryant@nascarfoundation.org
Jeff Gordon Children’s Foundation Contact: Rachelle Thompson, rthompson@jgiracing.com

LONG POND, PA (June 6, 2015) – Pocono Raceway announced today the Fourth Annual Pocono Poker Tournament, benefitting The NASCAR Foundation and the Jeff Gordon Children’s Foundation, will be held at Mohegan Sun Pocono in Wilkes-Barre, PA, on Thursday, July 30. The event, taking place prior to the July 31-August 2 Pennsylvania 400 race weekend, will feature NASCAR drivers and celebrities, among them Jeff Gordon, Rusty Wallace and race fans.

A limited number of playing spots are available. Fans can choose from four donation options: A $250 donation offers a pre-tournament, VIP meet-and-greet with drivers and celebrities on hand as well as entry to participate in the Poker Tournament; a $150 donation offers entry into pre-event VIP reception and attendance at the event as a spectator; a $100 donation reserves a seat in the poker tournament; and a $50 donation allows for fans to attend the event as spectators. The top-finishing fan will receive a choice between two exciting prizes – a VIP Race Experience at Pocono Raceway or a VIP Stay and Play Experience at Mohegan Sun.

To register for the Pocono Poker Tournament, fans can visit NASCARfoundation.org.

“The Pocono Poker Tournament is such a blast,” said Pocono Raceway President/CEO, Brandon Igdalsky. “It has been a pleasure working with The NASCAR Foundation the last three years. I’m especially excited to have the Jeff Gordon Children’s Foundation involved in year number four as Jeff (Gordon) prepares for his final full-time NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season as a driver. We are also so thankful for Mohegan Sun Pocono for hosting this event year after year. The tournament gives fans the unique chance to play poker alongside some of NASCAR’s elite, such as Jeff and Rusty (Wallace), Pocono staff members and other NASCAR celebrities. We hope this year will be even bigger than the last and we look forward to seeing everyone there on July 30 in support of two amazing charities.”

Proceeds from this year’s event will help The NASCAR Foundation and the Jeff Gordon Children’s Foundation. This year, The NASCAR Foundation seeks to impact 10,000 students nationwide through its Classroom Donation Program–providing innovative technological resources that equip teachers with the tools they need to educate and inspire their students!

“I enjoy playing poker, and I look forward to this event that benefits two great charities,” said Gordon. “We have accomplished so much with the Jeff Gordon Children’s Foundation, but there is still so much more to do in the battle against pediatric cancer.
“Thanks to Brandon and his staff for this fun opportunity that allows us to raise awareness and funds in this important battle.”
“We are delighted to once again partner with our friends at Pocono Raceway to host the Fourth Annual Pocono Poker Tournament at Mohegan Sun Pocono,” said Mike Bean, President of Mohegan Sun Pocono. “The NASCAR Foundation and the Jeff Gordon Children’s Foundation are both causes we are so proud to support.”

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About Pocono Raceway
Pocono Raceway, also known as “The Tricky Triangle,” is family-owned and situated in the beautiful Pocono Mountains of Pennsylvania. In business for over 50 years, the Raceway hosts multiple, national motorsports events including two NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, one Verizon IndyCar Series, one NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, two ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards and one Indy Lights Series presented by Cooper Tires events each year. The Raceway has added multiple running series events to their annual schedule including the Tough Mudder and the Warrior Dash. Pocono Raceway is the world’s largest solar-powered sports facility with a 25-acre, three-megawatt solar farm providing the energy needs of the Raceway, as well as, adding electricity to the local power grid. For more information, please visit www.poconoraceway.com.

About The NASCAR Foundation
The NASCAR Foundation is dedicated to helping children learn how to win, both inside and outside of the classroom, through a variety of educational opportunities. Since 2006, The NASCAR Foundation has committed more than $20 Million dollars to initiatives that inspire children around the country to live, learn and play. Evidence of The NASCAR Foundation’s impact can be found on the smiles of thousands of children attending school that now have innovative technological resources inside the classroom, receiving care in its Speediatrics hospital units and exploring the behind-the-scenes world of NASCAR during race weekends. The NASCAR Foundation’s impact can also be seen through the Betty Jane France Humanitarian Award which honors the spirit of volunteerism that drives the NASCAR community. For more information on The NASCAR Foundation, please visit the website: NASCARfoundation.org. Follow The NASCAR Foundation on www.Facebook.com/NASCARFoundation or on Twitter: @NASCAR_FDN.

About the Jeff Gordon Children’s Foundation
Jeff Gordon Children’s Foundation was established as a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization in 1999 by the four-time NASCAR Cup Series champion. The Foundation supports children battling cancer by funding programs that improve patients’ quality of life, treatment programs that increase survivorship, and pediatric medical research dedicated to finding a cure. The Foundation also supports the Jeff Gordon Children’s Hospital in Concord, NC which serves children in the community by providing a high level of primary and specialty pediatric care. We are proud to support a quality health care facility dedicated to compassionate care and medical excellence for children. For more information visit www.jeffgordonchildrensfoundation.org.

Mohegan Sun Named One of “America’s Best Employers” by Forbes

Thursday, April 16th, 2015

Mohegan Sun – encompassing their flagship property in Connecticut and Mohegan Sun Pocono in Pennsylvania – was recently named one of “America’s Best Employers, 2015” by Forbes. The company was also named 12th nationwide under the Travel & Leisure category – joining iconic brands such as Walt Disney Parks & Resorts and Marriott International – and was the second highest performing gaming company within the category.

Mohegan Sun, which owns and operates the two facilities noted above, also manages Resorts Casino Hotel in Atlantic City. Combined, the three properties employ over 10,000 workers.

“This is a huge honor for us and a testament to our dedicated team members who work tirelessly to make our resorts the best in the industry,” said Bobby Soper, President of the Mohegan Tribal Gaming Authority (MTGA), Mohegan Sun’s parent company. “We pride ourselves on providing an outstanding environment for our team members and this recognition is a compelling endorsement of that effort.”

In a joint statement, Connecticut Governor Dannel P. Malloy and Lt. Governor Nancy Wyman stated, “Mohegan Sun has always been a good neighbor and a strong partner to state government. That they are counted among the nation’s top employers is further reason to celebrate. We congratulate Chairman Brown and the Mohegan Tribe on this honor.”

Congressman Joe Courtney added, “With thousands of my Second District constituents employed at Mohegan Sun, I am well-aware of their reputation as a sought-after employer. I am pleased to see Mohegan Sun earning national recognition for their high rate of satisfaction among their eastern Connecticut employees.”

At the Connecticut property alone, over 11% of the workforce has been with the organization since opening day over 18 years ago. Additionally, roughly 75% of all employees holding leadership positions have been promoted from within.  Mohegan Sun also boasts over an 80% retention rate year end and year out, far exceeding the national average for hospitality companies.

The results for this ranking were compiled from an independent survey conducted by Statista of American employees, one of the leading statistics companies on the Internet.

In addition to the Forbes announcement, Mohegan Sun was also honored on April 15th for the 2015 Steps to Success Award by Disabilities Matters for their partnership with Community Enterprise. Back in 2011, the two companies formed the Industry Specific Training and Placement Program – a ten week program including classroom and on-the-job training. Upon completion, participants could be hired for open positions within the company. To date, over 120 people have completed the program with a success rate of over 80%.

About the 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 544-acre reservation situated in southeastern 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 a 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 a 400-acre site in Plains Township, Pennsylvania. MTGA also manages Resorts Casino Hotel in Atlantic City.  More information about the Authority and its properties can be obtained by visiting mohegansun.com, mohegansunpocono.com, resortsac.com or mtga.com.

Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs Announces Earlier Reservation Dates For Hotel

Wednesday, October 16th, 2013

WILKES-BARRE, PA  – Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs is pleased to announce that reservations can now be made at their new seven-story, 238-room hotel starting Monday, November 18th, twelve days ahead of the previously announced date.

“This positive change ahead of schedule is a testament to the hard work, dedication and countless hours our team has put into this project,” says Mike Bean, President and Chief Executive Officer of Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs. “We’re thrilled to have the chance to open our doors early and invite our guests to come and enjoy Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs in a whole new light, as northeast Pennsylvania’s newest overnight destination.”

Guests can now make hotel reservations for overnight trips to Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs for dates starting Monday, November 18, 2013 and beyond. Reservations can be made online at mohegansunpocono.com or by phone by calling 1.888.WIN.IN.PA.

The new, seven story, 238-room hotel includes 126 king and 92 double queen standard guest rooms as well as 20 suites. The hotel features rooms with exclusive views of the Race Track, as well as a fitness center, in-room iPad directories, free Wi-Fi, indoor heated swimming pool, the full service Spa Sapphire and more.

ABOUT MOHEGAN SUN AT POCONO DOWNS: Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs, 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 at Pocono Downs is currently home to 82,000 square feet of gaming space including more than 82 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 at Pocono Downs 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.

 

Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs Hits Major Construction Milestone & Names Spa Partner

Thursday, April 18th, 2013

WILKES- BARRE, PA (April 18, 2013) – During a press conference this morning, Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs’ President Mike Bean marked a major milestone in the Project Sunlight construction plan as executives from Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs, Mohegan Tribal officials and members of the Mohegan Tribal Gaming Authority (MTGA) celebrated the topping off of the Hotel and Convention Center.  This topping off ceremony, as it is officially known, marks the end of the steel construction. Workers have already made progress on enclosing the complex which is slated to open this fall.

Bean also announced plans to add a Spa & Salon to the seven-story hotel. Spa Sapphire, which is privately owned and operated, will encompass more than 4,000 square feet of unsurpassed five-star services and endless luxury.

“I would like to thank all the men and women who have dedicated countless hours of hard work and commitment to this project and have made this all possible,” said Mike Bean, President of Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs. “Today’s announcement and topping off ceremony are just some of the many milestones Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs will have this year including the opening of Project Sunlight this fall.”

Under clear skies, a crowd of eager guests watched as a spruce pine tree was hoisted more than 80 feet into the air before resting on the top of the new Hotel and Convention Center. This tradition, which is often done with an evergreen or a tree native to the local region, is a gesture of goodwill.

A Place to Unwind

The Hotel at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs will be home to 238 guest rooms comprised of 218 standard rooms and 20 suites. The seven-story hotel will also be home to a bistro serving breakfast and light fare, a spa & salon, indoor pool, fitness center and a new porte-cochere.

A Time to Rest and Relax

Compromised of extraordinary ambience and legendary services, Spa Sapphire promises a luxury spa experience along with state-of-the-art salon services. Located on the first floor of the new hotel, Spa Sapphire will have a team of advanced technicians and specialists who will be available for a wide variety of sophisticated services including: massage, facials, manicures, pedicures, hair and makeup services, as well as a full service men’s salon, a couple’s suite, whirlpool, sauna and much more.

A Space to Meet

As part of Project Sunlight, a 20,000 square-foot Convention Center will also be added adjacent to the new hotel. The space, which can be subdivided for meetings of various sizes, can host meetings ranging from small intimate groups to larger ones of 1,600, as well as banquets up to 800. Additionally, the space is easily converted into an events center to host concerts of up to 1,500.

Not Just A Job, But A Career

As one of the larger employers in the Luzerne County with currently more than 1,700 employees, Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs’ Project Sunlight adds an additional 350 construction jobs.  More than 250 permanent positions are also estimated to be added ranging from hotel management to front desk staff, housekeeping, banquets, event staffing, security, food & beverage and more.  

It’s All in the Design

Similar to the other design elements found throughout Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs, the new hotel and convention center’s design is based off of indigenous materials of Luzerne County. Design inspiration draws directly from the landscape, the flora, wildlife, natural resources and the personality of the Susquehanna River Valley.

Who Knew?

Everyone knows Rome wasn’t built in a day and neither will the Hotel & Convention Center at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs. To date, more than 54,000 man hours have already gone into the project. The construction team was hard at work erecting more than 1,000 tons of steel used to frame the new seven-story hotel and 20,000 square-foot adjacent Convention Center. When complete, more than 5,200 feet of concrete will have been poured and 14,575 yards of carpet installed.

About Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs:

Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs, 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 at Pocono Downs is currently home to 82,000 square feet of gaming space including more than 82 live table games, 2,300 slot machines, a variety of dining and shopping options, nightlife, entertainment and live harness racing. Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs is within easy access of New York, Philadelphia, New Jersey and Delaware. More information is available by calling 1.888.win.inpa (1.888.946.4672) or visiting mohegansunpocono.com