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Bradford Cobb Named Chief Financial Officer For Mohegan Sun Pocono

Tuesday, November 21st, 2017

UNCASVILLE, CT (November 21, 2017) – With more than two decades in the casino industry, most recently as Vice President of Finance at Hollywood Casino in Baton rouge, LA, Bradford Cobb joins the executive team at Mohegan Sun Pocono in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania as the new Chief Financial Officer. Pending final Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board approval, as CFO at Mohegan Sun Pocono, Cobb will oversee all of the financial accounting, regulatory compliance, labor & productivity departments, budgets & analysis, among much more.

“We’re thrilled to have Brad join our team at Mohegan Sun Pocono. He has a great deal of experience, leadership and talent shown throughout numerous high level roles in the casino and resort industry. We’re extremely happy to have him on board and can’t wait to start working together” said Mohegan Sun Pocono President and CEO, Anthony Carlucci

Bradford Cobb started his career as an accountant for a Las Vegas based casino & hotel in the mid-90s and his career has taken him to Biloxi, MS, where he was named Casino Assistant Controller, and Hollywood Casino in Baton Rouge, LA, where he was a first hired as Financial Controller, and later elevated to VP of Finance in 2011. Throughout his career, Cobb has administered and successfully executed various projects involved with player rating systems and developing management teams.

He now joins one of the leading gaming, entertainment and dining destinations in Pennsylvania at Mohegan Sun Pocono, who recently named Erica Tessier as Vice President of Marketing.

Cobb is a graduate of Bryant College in North Smithfield, Rhode Island where he studied managerial accounting.

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.

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.

Mohegan Sun Pocono Names Mark Crescenzi New Player Development Executive

Thursday, January 26th, 2017

WILKES-BARRE, PA (January 26, 2017) – Mohegan Sun Pocono is pleased to announce Mark Crescenzi as the new Player Development Executive. In this position, Mark will serve as a liaison between the casino and guests, offering a high level of service and assistance to valued guests.

Additionally, Crescenzi will ensure Mohegan Sun Pocono offers guests a customized gaming experience to their specific interests and tastes. His longstanding experience will be extremely valuable in efforts to deliver superior customer service and build upon Mohegan Sun Pocono’s success.

Crescenzi comes to Mohegan Sun Pocono with eight years of casino industry experience in the Atlantic City market. His extensive understanding of casino operations within the casino industry combined with his exceptional leadership and guest service skills, make for a great addition to the Mohegan Sun Pocono team.

Crescenzi is a graduate from Stockton University where he studied Criminal Justice.

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.

Mohegan Sun Pocono Names Tony Carlucci New President And General Manager

Thursday, September 1st, 2016

With more than 30 years of experience in the casino and hospitality industry, Tony assumes responsibility for the leadership and direction of the Pennsylvania property

WILKES-BARRE, PA (September 1, 2016) – Tony Carlucci has been announced as the new President and General Manager of Mohegan Sun Pocono, one of the most distinguished and spectacular entertainment, gaming, shopping and dining destinations in Pennsylvania.

As of this month, Carlucci began this new role, replacing Mike Bean. Tony is now responsible for the overall leadership and direction of the property. His longstanding experience is valuable in helping to build upon Mohegan Sun Pocono’s success.

Carlucci’s familiarity and knowledge within the resort, urban, multi-location and highly competitive regional gaming spaces combined with his stellar leadership skills, provides the Mohegan Sun Pocono executive team with confidence that the addition will continue to engage staff, provide unmatched guest service and increase financial performance.

Tony comes to Mohegan Sun Pocono with over 30 years of experience in the casino and hospitality business. He began his career in Atlantic City as a Food & Beverage steward and eventually rose to the position of General Manager, overseeing a number of various properties over the course of his career.

Mohegan Sun Pocono has established itself as one of the largest gaming destinations in the region, featuring 2,300 slot machines, over 91 table games, retail shopping, restaurants, bars, harness racing, a comedy club and more.

ABOUT MOHEGAN SUN POCONO

Mohegan Sun Pocono, owned by 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 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 onFacebook, follow us on Twitter, download our App and view us on YouTube.

The Cowlitz Tribe and Mohegan Sun Appoint General Manager of Cowlitz Project

Wednesday, January 27th, 2016

Kara FoxLaRoseLa Center, Wash., – January 27, 2016 – The Cowlitz Indian Tribe, in collaboration with their partner, Mohegan Sun, announced today that Kara Fox-LaRose has been appointed General Manager of the Cowlitz Project, the $500-million-dollar casino project that will be the West Coast’s premier gaming, dining, entertainment and meeting destination. With over 20 years of gaming and hospitality experience, Fox-LaRose will be responsible for day-to-day operations of the facility slated to open in spring 2017.

“We’re thrilled to appoint Kara Fox-LaRose to General Manager of the Cowlitz Tribe’s project,” said Bill Iyall, Chairman, Cowlitz Tribe. “She is a highly accomplished professional with deep experience in the gaming and entertainment industry, and we’re looking forward to having her leadership here in Southwest Washington. Her expertise in entertainment marketing, operational leadership and community building will be an incredible asset to our work here to advance the economy and vitality of the community.”

In her most recent role, Fox-LaRose served as Assistant General Manager of Mohegan Sun Pocono (MSP), in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania. Named one of ‘America’s Best Employers, 2015’ by Forbes, MSP was Pennsylvania’s first casino, opening in November 2006, and exceeding the Commonwealth’s expectation in revenues and profitability.  She was directly responsible for the planning and execution of a multi-million-dollar expansion that introduced a hotel, convention center, spa and lobby bar in 2013. In addition to being named one of Northeastern Pennsylvania Business Journal’s ‘Top 25 Women in Business,’ Global Gaming Business Magazine also recently named Fox-LaRose one of their 2016 ‘25 People to Watch.’

“Kara’s experience in various levels of management throughout her career at Mohegan Sun has readied her for this opportunity to lead the Cowlitz Tribe and Mohegan Sun in our joint effort to establish a premier entertainment and meeting destination,” said Bobby Soper, President of Mohegan Tribal Gaming Authority (MTGA). “Her holistic appreciation of the business makes her the ideal candidate to introduce to the project the optimal business management practices that Mohegan Sun has to offer its valued partners.”

Over the next few months, efforts will be focused on developing the property’s brand, establishing the executive management team, securing retail and dining vendors and connecting with the community.

ABOUT THE COWLITZ TRIBE

The Cowlitz Tribe, headquartered in Longview, Wash., is a federally recognized tribe with over 4,000 tribal members. Since 2015, the Cowlitz Tribe has 152 acres of reservation land in Southwest Washington. The tribe is proud to provide health and human services to its tribal members, from housing assistance to education scholarships to award-winning health programs. More information is available by visiting www.cowlitz.org.

ABOUT THE COWLITZ PROJECT

The Cowlitz Project will be a premier entertainment, dining and meeting destination in the Pacific Northwest. Located in the heart of Southwest Washington off of the I-5 La Center exit, the 368,000-square-foot casino resort will include 100,000 square feet of gaming space, over 15 restaurants and retails shops, and eventually a 2,500-seat entertainment venue. More information is available by visiting www.cowlitzcasino.com.

ABOUT MOHEGAN TRIBAL GAMING 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 595-acre reservation situated in southeastern Connecticut, adjacent to Uncasville, 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 an approximately 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 an approximately 400-acre site in Plains Township, Pennsylvania. MTGA also manages Resorts Hotel and Casino in Atlantic City, New Jersey. More information about the Authority and its properties can be obtained by visiting www.mohegansun.com, www.mohegansunpocono.com or www.mtga.com.

ABOUT MOHEGAN SUN

Mohegan Sun, owned by the Mohegan Tribal Gaming Authority, is one of the largest, most spectacular entertainment, gaming, dining and shopping destinations in the United States. Situated on 185 acres along the Thames River in scenic southeastern Connecticut, Mohegan Sun is home to three unique casinos, a 34-story, 1,200 room luxury hotel, a world-class spa and golf course, over 75 shops, restaurants and bars as well as three award-winning entertainment venues including a 10,000-seat Arena. Mohegan Sun is within easy access of New York, Boston, Hartford and Providence and located 15 minutes from the museums, antique shops and waterfront of Mystic Country. More information is available by calling 1.888.226.7711 or visiting mohegansun.com. Connect with us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter and view us on YouTube.