Mohegan Sun Rises in Vegas and Around the Globe

Mohegan Gaming Entertainment is opening the first tribal presence in Las Vegas. The former Hard Rock Las Vegas is in the midst of extensive renovations since sold to Virgin Hotels. Soon, Mohegan Sun Rises in Vegas and Around the Globe.

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The Hard Rock Hotel will soon become Virgin Hotels Las Vegas, with a deal reached for Mohegan Gaming to operate the property’s casino. (Courtesy of KSNV)

“We are eager to bring MGE’s world-class gaming to the entertainment capital of the world,” said Mario Kontomerkos. He continued saying, “we are looking forward to welcoming guests later this year after regulatory approval.” The re-imagined Las Vegas casino is slated to open at the end of 2020.

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The New Logo for Mohegan Sun Casino in Las Vegas

Mohegan Sun Brings “Momentum” to Las Vegas

As Mohegan Sun Rises in Vegas, MGE will introduce the Momentum Loyalty Rewards Program to the Las Vegas area. The flagship Mohegan Sun in Uncasville, Connecticut, was the first to use Momentum. Guests can now earn and redeem rewards at other properties. With this in mind, the MGE management portfolio includes:

Competitive Advantage

Momentum Tier Level Cards
With the Momentum Players Club in Las Vegas, Mohegan Gaming Entertainment’s status is elevated in the northeast. Competition before the pandemic caused decreased revenue at all New England casinos. That being the case, a Las Vegas connection puts MGE on par with MGM and Wynn with coast to coast representation. In addition, it places Mohegan Sun a step ahead of its biggest New England competitor, Foxwoods Resort Casino. Incidentally, the owners of Twin River Hotel and Casino in Rhode Island are expanding its brand nationally. See below.

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MGE Global Opportunities

Mohegan Sun Rises in South Korea – Inspire in Incheon

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The Korean Government awarded Mohegan Gaming Entertainment a one-of-a-kind opportunity.  They will build the first-of-its-kind integrated resort at Incheon International Airport. Also, it will be the first and only destination resort in the world with an adjacent private air terminal (FBO). In addition to a three-tower luxury hotel complex retail stores and casino, it will include:

  • The largest entertainment arena in South Korea
  • A 100,000 sq. meter Paramount Studios Themed Indoor-Outdoor amusement park
  • A 33,000 square meter Eco Adventure Park. It will feature indoor rock climbing, zip lining, an indoor rainforest, and an archaeology experience

Mohegan Sun Rises in Canada.

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Beautiful property adjacent to Niagara Falls.
Mohegan Gaming Entertainment have managed Casino Niagara and Fallsview Casino Resort since 2019.
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Inside rotunda at Casino Niagara

Mohegan Sun Rises in Greece

Mohegan Gaming Entertainment (MGE) has the lone license in Greece. It was offered to them by the Hellenic Gaming Commission. As a result, it is called “INSPIRE Athens.” The plans for the resort call for a luxury hotel, several entertainment venues, and a convention center.  Obviously, retail shopping, numerous restaurants, and a casino are expected.

Entertainment at Virgin Hotel Las Vegas

Virgin Hotels was founded by entrepreneur Richard Branson in 2010. Always fond of Las Vegas, he announced in 2018 that Virgin had acquired the Hard Rock Las Vegas.

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Adios, Hard Rock. Hello, Virgin. Courtesy and MGE

Virgin Hotels alignment with the Mohegan tribe extends both company’s expansion into Las Vegas. Mohegan Sun Arena in Connecticut is evidence of their stellar reputation for entertainment. It continues to provide 1,500 top level shows per year of headliner entertainment.

Furthermore, AEG Presents will assume the management, operations and booking for the “The Joint.” In fa t, the “Joint” has been a favorite Las Vegas venue since 1995.

Artist’s rendition of lobby at the Virgin Hotels Las Vegas.  Image courtesy of Virgin Hotels and Rockwell Group

The Draw

The alliance of Virgin Hotels and Mohegan Gaming Entertainment will create a great experience for Las Vegas guests. The hotel is part of the Curio Collection by Hilton.  This property will be one of more than 70 one-of-a-kind hotels and resorts. In addition, Curio Collection properties provide travelers authentic experiences through distinctly local offerings. Also, these hotels offer unexpected amenities tailored to every traveler type. Virgin Hotel also provides the benefits of the award-winning loyalty program Hilton Honors.

Unfortunately, being off-strip will be challenging.

In the mean time, it sounds like a great fit for the Entertainment Capital of the World. Welcome to Las Vegas, Mohegan Sun.



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