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Mohegan Sun Pocono Names Erica Tessier New Vice President of Marketing

Wednesday, October 11th, 2017

WILKES-BARRE, PA (October 11, 2017) – Mohegan Sun Pocono is pleased to announce Erica Tessier as the new Vice President of Marketing.  A seasoned casino veteran specializing in casino promotions and rewards programs, at Mohegan Sun Pocono, Erica is now responsible for overseeing marketing strategy and execution for all consumer and casino communications at Mohegan Sun Pocono.

“The level of experience that Erica brings to Mohegan Sun Pocono is priceless,” says Tony Carlucci, President and General Manager, Mohegan Sun Pocono. “She has played an integral role in the success of casino marketing in Connecticut and we are excited to have her bring her insights to our employees and guests.”

Erica comes to Mohegan Sun Pocono with twenty – five years of vast experience in the casino marketing industry and is a day one employee of Mohegan Sun in Connecticut. Her career with Mohegan Sun includes management positions in departments including VIP Services, Casino Marketing and Consumer Promotions.

In her most recent role as Director of Consumer Promotions and Player’s Club, Erica oversaw the creation, development and execution of various casino events and programs. She is familiar with Mohegan Sun Pocono product and market. As a knowledgeable and valued member of the Mohegan Gaming and Entertainment team, she was called on to assist with the introduction of Momentum at Mohegan Sun Pocono, and has been a source of reference for the Mohegan Sun Pocono marketing team over the years.

Erica appears in the new Mohegan Sun digital TV series, Back of House, which launched in recent weeks. In it, she shares some of the behind-the-scenes activity that takes place in casino promotions at Mohegan Sun in Connecticut. Visit backofhouse.tv to watch Erica in action in two of the six episodes: Episode 2. GAME FACE and Episode 5. HOT SUMMER FUN.

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.

Survivor Casting Call at Mohegan Sun Pocono

Wednesday, September 20th, 2017

Monday, October 23rd in the Keystone Grand Ballroom

WILKES-BARRE, PA (September 20, 2017) – Do you have what it takes to outwit, outplay and outlast?  You’ll have a chance to find out when CBS’ Survivor holds an open casting call at Mohegan Sun Pocono’s Keystone Grand Ballroom on Monday, October 23rd from 10:00am to 2:00pm.

Don’t miss your chance to become a castaway in the running for one million dollars! Line starts at 8:00am, registration begins at 10:00am.  First 300 applicants are guaranteed an audition.  Eligibility requirements and applications are available at: http://www.pahomepage.com/survivor-casting-call

*Note: Must be 18 years of age or older to participate in casting call.

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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Elvis Tribute Spectacular at Mohegan Sun Pocono

Monday, June 12th, 2017

Artist Shawn Klush and the Sweet Inspirations hit Mohegan Sun Pocono on August 27th

WILKES-BARRE, PA (June 12, 2017) – Elvis Tribute Artist Shawn Klush and Elvis’ own Sweet Inspirations, in honor of Elvis’ 40th Anniversary, will be bringing their exciting live performance to Mohegan Sun Pocono’s Keystone Grand Ballroom on Saturday, August 26th at 8:00pm and Sunday, August 27th at 4:00pm. Klush, known as the “World’s Greatest Elvis” voted by 6.5 million international viewers, will be backed by Elvis’s own backup singers, The Sweet Inspirations and the Ambassadors of Elvis Band.

Tickets start at $29.00 and will go on sale on Friday, June 16th 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.  Limited cash tickets will be available for the Saturday, August 26th show.

Klush’s love for music led him to begin imitating his musical idol, Elvis Presley; making his performances recognized worldwide for his distinguished Elvis impersonation, including his sultry looks, vocal accuracy and swaying hips, and has long performed alongside Elvis’s closest friends, musicians and backup singers.  After starting his performing career, Shawn Klush has received numerous awards and honors for his performances, including “First Ever Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist” by Elvis Presley Enterprises, “Best Concert Elvis” by Gibson Guitar, a featured performer on the Late Show with David Letterman, and starred as Elvis in the Legends in Concert shows in Las Vegas and Atlantic City.

Shawn has released four CDs and CD singles. Shawn recently sold out a 15 city tour of Australia and has record-breaking performances in the U.S., Australia, Switzerland, Canada, the U.K. and South America. He was named “Worldwide Ambassador of Elvis” at the Las Vegas Hilton celebrating Elvis’ historic Las Vegas performances. If one thing is fair to say, it is that Shawn Klush is “The Closest Thing to the King in Concert.” Recently, Shawn Klush appeared as Elvis on the HBO original series Vinyl and received rave reviews for his performance from publications such as Rolling Stone Magazine and the New York Times.

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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Grammy Award Winning Singer, Songwriter & Producer Richard Marx Comes to Mohegan Sun Pocono

Monday, May 15th, 2017

Friday, July 7th, 2017 in the Keystone Grand Ballroom

WILKES-BARRE, PA (May 15, 2017) – Chicago native performer, songwriter and producer, Richard Marx, will be bringing his pop – rock hits to stage at the Keystone Grand Ballroom on Friday, July 7th, 2017 at 8:00pm. Marx has achieved countless highlights over his three decade long career, selling more than 30 million albums worldwide and producing four top five singles, including “Hold on to the Nights”, and “Don’t Mean Nothing”.

Tickets start at $29.00 and will go on sale on Friday, May 19th 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.

Marx’s second career highlight occurred when Repeat Offender hit #1 and went quadruple – platinum.  After, the Rush Street album brought two #1 hits and the Paid Vacation album had a #1 hit going platinum, triumphing Marx’s seven year sequence of top hits.   Marx didn’t stop there; he became a songwriter and producer obtaining fourteen #1 singles, written chart hits for artists such as N’SYNC, Keith Urban, Josh Groban and more, and ranked on Billboard’s “Greatest of All Time Hot 100 Artists”.

Releasing his eighth album, Beautiful Goodbye in 2014, Marx exposed all new material fans found unique compared to past albums.  He deliberately set out to create a stimulating album, “The songs on this record were influenced greatly by everyone from Sade to Bebel Gilberto to various EDM artists to even Chopin. I’m known for romantic music in the past, but this music I wrote is all more sensual and ethereal, and the lyrics are more adventurous than I’ve been willing to go in the past” states Marx.

As Marx’s career began, he immediately became involved with many charitable organizations throughout his career.  He has performed benefit concerts for organizations including Children of the Night, TJ Martell Foundation, Toys for Tots, Make-A-Wish Foundation, the American Cancer Society, Best Buddies and the Special Olympics.  In 1987 he donated the royalties from his hit single “Should’ve Known Better” to build a room at the NYU Medical Center for pediatric cancer patients.  Marx’s hosts an annual all-star benefit concert for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, raising more than $4 million for research to cure the disease.

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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