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Mohegan Sun At Pocono Downs Set To Celebrate Thanksgiving

Tuesday, November 5th, 2013

Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs is ready to celebrate Thanksgiving in delectable style this year with some great dining options from two of their finest restaurants. Traditional fare from roasted turkey and pecan pie to more innovative fall recipes like pumpkin ravioli are just a few of the dishes that will be on the menu this Thanksgiving from Rustic Kitchen Bistro & Bar, Ruth’s Chris Steak House and Timbers Buffet.

Rustic Kitchen Bistro & Bar will start diners off with the wonderfully rich fall flavor of Butternut Squash Soup for $8.00 or a Harvest Salad with mixed field greens, dried cranberries, toasted walnuts, pears and goat cheese with cranberry vinaigrette for $9.00. Entrée selections offer a choice between Traditional Roasted Turkey breast with stuffing, mashed potatoes, baby carrots, cranberry sauce and gravy for $25.00 or house-made Pumpkin Ravioli stuffed with pumpkin and mascarpone cheese in sage cream sauce for $21.00. For dessert, Rustic Kitchen offers a difficult choice between decadent Chocolate Pecan Pie, Pumpkin Crème Brulee of Apple Crostada a la Mode all for $9.00.

Ruth’s Chris Steak House is offering a three-course Thanksgiving dinner special for $39.95. For their first course, diners can choose from Caesar Salad, Louisiana Seafood Gumbo or a Steak House Salad. The entrée is a Carved Turkey Dinner with Ruth’s Sausage & Herb Stuffing, homemade gravy and cranberry relish. Choices of sides include green beans, sweet potato casserole, mashed potatoes or creamed spinach. For dessert, indulge in Pumpkin Cheesecake with Vanilla Ice Cream.

Timbers Buffet is serving Thanksgiving dinner from 11:00am until 8:00pm for $19.99 per person and $12.99 for children 10 and under. Items on the menu include Whole Roasted Turkey, Korean Garlic Chicken, Thanksgiving Stuffing, Crab Macaroni & Cheese with Smoked Gouda Crumb Topping, Ravioli with Pumpkin Sage Cream Sauce and Spice Crumb Topping, Rock Sole with Pinot Grigio and Lemon Butter Sauce and Pumpkin Roll and Shoofly Pie for dessert.

Additionally, throughout Thanksgiving Day at Betty & Joe’s, guests who buy a slice of Pumpkin Pie will receive their second slice for 50% off.

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.inpa (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.

Battle Of The Bands Returns To Mohegan Sun At Pocono Downs

Monday, November 4th, 2013

Calling the Northeast’s best bands to compete for cash prizes and a chance to open for a national headliner

WHAT: Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs will host its 4th Battle of the Bands competition at Breakers from February 26th – May 21st, 2014. Bands are now being considered for the competition with a deadline to enter set for Friday, January 10th, 2014.

WHEN/WHERE: Bands have until January 10, 2014 to enter

The competition will take place from February 26th – May 21st 2014
Inside Breakers at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs

IN DETAIL: Is your band the best in the Northeast? Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs hosts its 4th Battle of the Bands competition to answer that very question. It all kicks off with the first Battle of the Bands showcase on Wednesday, February 26 2014 inside Breakers at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs.

Each week from February 26th – May 21st, cheer on the bands as they compete for cash prizes and bragging rights. The grand prize winning band will take home $10,000 and a chance to open for a national headliner. The second place band will win $4,000, with the third place band winning $2,500.

Bands interested in competing can enter Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs’ Battle of the Bands no later than 5:00pm on Friday, January 10th, 2014. Forty bands will be selected to compete. Interested bands can learn how to enter the competition by visiting Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs’ website.

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.inpa (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 Announces Partnership With Wise Crackers Comedy Club

Tuesday, October 29th, 2013

UPDATE 10/29/13, 4:05pm: BRoll and interview footage from event for press use located here: http://vimeo.com/78090102 Please use password “mohegan”.

During a press conference this morning, Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs announced a new partnership with Wise Crackers Comedy Club, which will make the property its new home. On-hand to make the announcement were Mohegan Sun President Mike Bean, Wise Crackers owner Scott Bruce and a special guest, Saturday Night Live alum Darrell Hammond. Wise Crackers at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs will deliver the laughs with live comedians every Thursday, Friday and Saturday night starting at 9:00pm in the Seasons Ballroom. Shows at Wise Crackers at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs can seat up to 400 and are set to begin Saturday, November 30th.

“We are excited to welcome Wise Crackers and offer our guests a wonderful new live experience that will expand on our reputation as one of Pennsylvania’s most distinct entertainment destinations,” said Mike Bean, President of Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs.

Wise Crackers Comedy Club was started in 2001 as a “mom and pop” operation with one room at Genetti’s Best Western in Hazleton, PA. Wise Crackers at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs will make the fifth Pennsylvania location for Wise Crackers. A comedy club, Wise Crackers features comedians from all over the United States as well as a few from abroad. Many of Wise Crackers comedians have appeared on the various late-night talk shows as well as starring in their own HBO and Comedy Central specials. Wise Crackers is also well known for their off-site special events and fundraisers across the tri-state area, during which they have raised over $1M for local charities.

“It’s a thrill to partner with one of Pennsylvania’s biggest names in entertainment,” said Scott Bruce, owner of Wise Crackers. “We look forward to bringing some of the best acts in comedy to Wise Crackers at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs.”

Darrell Hammond, a comedian, actor and author, best known for his work on Saturday Night Live was on hand at the press conference to provide some laughter and announce that he will be playing a show in the new Convention Center at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs on February 8, 2014.

“It’s great to be here with you today for this announcement but I can’t wait to come back for a full show in February,” said Hammond.

Wise Crackers opens on Saturday, November 30th with headliner Jimmy Carroll. Other shows planned include comedians Kevin Meaney on December 5th-7th, Tina Giorgi December 12th-14th, John Knight December 19th-21st and a New Year’s Extravaganza featuring the Poconos’ Tonight Show with comedy and the PTS Band. Tickets for Wise Crackers will be $15.00 per ticket for regular shows every Friday and Saturday and $5.00 per ticket for Thursday Amateur Night. Special acts will be subject to individual pricing based on the show.

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.

Mike Schmidt postpones appearance; Reschedules for last day of meet while Thurman Thomas is added for Breeders Crown day signing

Tuesday, October 15th, 2013

Hall of Fame baseball superstar Mike Schmidt postponed his appearance on Breeders Crown day, October 19, 2013, at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs, due to a personal conflict, according to his management. The star has confirmed that he would reschedule for November 23, which will be the new closing night for the 2013 harness racing meet, from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Fans may line up at 2:00 p.m. on that day to secure their spot in line and obtain an authorized photo to be autographed. No outside merchandise will be signed.

Dale Rapson, Vice President of Racing Operations, has announced that the racing meet would offer two additional days of racing on Friday, November 22, and Saturday, November 23, with a Post Time of 6:30 p.m. both nights. Friday, November 22 has been deemed “Fan Appreciation Night”, and from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., fans may show their Racing Rewards card and choose a souvenir from the 2013 meet; one per fan, while supplies last.

Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs is also announcing that NFL Hall of Fame Running Back Thurman Thomas would be on hand Breeders Crown day, October 19th from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. to sign autographs and meet his fans. Line-up begins at 1:00 p.m., and fans will obtain a wristband to secure their spot in line.

Breeders Crown night will feature 12 championship races and purses over $6 million. Post Time for this historic night of racing is at 5:00 p.m.

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.inpa (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.

Survivor Casting Call at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs

Wednesday, September 25th, 2013

WHAT:  CBS via local affiliate WYOU will be holding a casting call for the hit reality show Survivor at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs on Thursday, October 24th in the Seasons Ballroom.

WHEN / WHERE:  Thursday, October 24th from 10:00am – 2:00pm. Registration at Sky Bridge and auditions in the Seasons Ballroom of Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs

IN DETAIL:  Who in northeast Pennsylvania has what it takes to outwit, outplay and outlast? That’s what CBS via local affiliate WYOU will be asking as they hold an open casting call for the hit reality show Survivor at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs on Thursday, October 24th. Someone may be chosen as one of the next castaways in the running for one million dollars.

From 10:00am – 2:00pm, registration will be held on the Sky Bridge of Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs with casting auditions to follow in the Seasons Ballroom. Eligibility requirements and applications are available on pahomepage.com.

ABOUT MOHEGAN SUN AT POCONO DOWNS
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