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Spooktacular Fun For Halloween Weekend at Mohegan Sun Pocono

Thursday, October 8th, 2015

Halloween tricks and treats on Friday, October 30th and Saturday, October 31stBoo Bash

WILKES-BARRE, PA (October 8, 2015) – Show your Halloween spirit all weekend at Mohegan Sun Pocono, with ghoulish harness racing, mischievous costume parties, wicked nightlife events and more!

Boo Bash

Come as you aren’t! Boo Bash is back on Friday, October 30th in the Keystone Grand Ballroom starting at 7:00pm. Grab your best ghoulish getup, superhero tights or angel wings and enter the costume contest for the chance to win the grand prize of $1,000.00 and other great cash prizes. Indulge in the Boo Bash featured drink special, Mali Boo!, and party to live music from The Chatter until Midnight. Hang around for a spell when Boo Bash is over and haunt on over to Breakers until 2:00am to groove to the sounds of Gas Station Disco.

$75,000 Spooktacular Giveaway

There are no tricks, only treats in Mohegan Sun Pocono’s $75,000 Spooktacular Giveaway on Halloween! From Noon to 5:00pm on Saturday, October 31st, two Momentum members each hour will win $250.00 cash. At 7:00pm one lucky guest will win $50,000.00 cash and 50 more will win at least $450.00 in Free Slot Play. It’s simple to play—get one entry for every Status Point earned from October 1st though October 30th, then activate entries on Saturday, October 31st from 2:00pm to 6:00pm at any kiosk to be eligible to win.

Live Harness Racing with The Grey Ghost And Poltergeist Pace

Have a fang-tastic Halloween evening at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono starting at 6:30pm with The Grey Ghost and Poltergeist Pace. This pace is exclusively for grey and roan horses where they will compete in this ghostly race, led onto the track by the Headless Horseman. The winner will be presented with a trophy by children in costume in the ghoulishly delightful Winners’ Circle.

Live Entertainment

On Halloween night, get your scare on at Elixir’s Halloween party starting at 9:00pm with live music from Jimmy & Vitz, head to Bar Louie for a Halloween celebration featuring Fake Uncle Jack starting at 9:30pm or creep over to Breakers to enjoy the sounds of Shorty Long & The Jersey Horns starting at 9:30pm.

For complete information on all events at Mohegan Sun Pocono visit their website.

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.

Independence Day Fireworks Extravaganza At Mohegan Sun Pocono

Monday, June 1st, 2015

WHAT Hot Summer Fun
End your Independence Day weekend with a bang with a July 5th fireworks extravaganza at Mohegan Sun Pocono.

WHEN
Sunday, July 5th
Fireworks begin at approximately 9:30pm, following live racing

IN DETAIL
Mohegan Sun Pocono is helping you celebrate Independence Day weekend with a bang, with a fireworks extravaganza scheduled for approximately 9:30pm on Sunday, July 5th. Free and open to all ages, the fireworks will immediately follow an action-packed night of harness racing which starts at 6:30pm.

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.

Members of 1970s Philadelphia Flyers to appear at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono

Monday, May 18th, 2015

WHAT:              50 years of racing
As part of their yearlong 50th anniversary racing celebration, Mohegan Sun Pocono is pleased to announce that Bernie Parent, Dave Schultz and Bob Kelly of the legendary 1976 Philadelphia Flyers will be greeting fans and signing autographs on Saturday, May 30th.

WHEN:             
Saturday, May 30th
4:00pm to 6:00pm
(Wristbands required; distribution begins at 1:00pm)
Sky Bridge at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono
Free event

IN DETAIL:       
Known as one of the best hockey teams of all time, the Philadelphia Flyers of the early 1970s were well-renowned for their aggressive defensive tactics and great skill, which helped them to win two consecutive Stanley Cup titles in 1974 and 1975.       

Bernie Parent was the All-Star goalie that led the team to the two consecutive Stanley Cup titles, and was selected Most Valuable Player of both series. Parent was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1984.

Dave “The Hammer” Schultz, a rugged winger, was known as the enforcer of the team. In the 1973-74 season, Schultz accumulated 348 penalty minutes and in the 1974-75 season he accrued an astounding 472 penalty minutes, which today remains the NHL record for a single season. Schultz had amazing scoring abilities, scoring twenty goals during the 1973-74 season.

Bob Kelly was the aggressive left-winger and scored the game-winning goal to secure the Flyers’ second Stanley Cup championship in 1975. Along with Schultz, Kelly was one of the team’s top defensive enforcers.

 **Note: This is a wristband-only event. Wristbands will be distributed starting at 1:00pm. Only authorized photos will be signed, and will be distributed at
event, free of charge. 

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.

Memorial Day Weekend Fun and Festivities

Friday, May 15th, 2015

Memorial Day weekend is almost here and it’s a great time to enjoy Mohegan Sun Pocono. Join Mohegan Sun Pocono from Thursday, May 21st through Monday, May 25th for a weekend full of entertainment including live music, exciting horse racing and the opening of the spectacular outdoor Terrace.

The fun begins on Thursday, May 21st at 8:00pm at Breakers where four lucky finalists will compete in the grand finale of the Battle of the Bands and the winner of this year’s competition will be chosen. Since March 12th, 32 bands have competed in this, the 5th year of the event, and it’s finally down to the final four—Nowhere Slow, Coast 2 Coast, Stealing Neil and Facing the Giants. Come on out to see the action and cheer for your favorite band to win the grand prize of $10,000!

On Friday, May 22nd, unwind and have a drink at the Terrace before you begin your weekend. Located just off the hotel lobby, the Terrace is a relaxing outdoor venue with cozy seating surrounding an open fire, with live entertainment from Mike Dougherty on Friday, May 22nd and Music for Models on Saturday, May 23rd. Also on Friday and Saturday nights, dance to live entertainment at Bar Louie, Breakers and Ruth’s Chris Steak House, or enjoy a fun night of laughs with Kevin Downey Jr., Marc Yaffee and Scott Bruce at Wise Crackers Comedy club.

On Saturday, May 23rd at 8:00pm, Blues Traveler brings their high energy performance and top hits like “Hook,” “Run-AroundBlues_Traveler” and “But Anyway” to the stage in the Keystone Grand Ballroom. Since their Top 10 success of Four over twenty years ago, these Rock icons have released numerous albums, including their 12th and most recent, Blow up the Moon, on April 7th. Tickets are still available for $50.00, $30.00 and $20.00 through Ticketmaster or at the Mohegan Sun Pocono Box Office.

If it’s harness racing that you’re after, there’s plenty of action on Saturday and Sunday at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono. At 6:30pm on both days, cheer for your favorite horse from the outdoor grandstand and patio, or enjoy the outstanding view of the track and surrounding mountains while dining at Pacers Clubhouse.

For more information on happenings at Mohegan Sun Pocono over Memorial Day weekend and beyond, visit their website.

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.