Mohegan Gaming Entertainment opened its first tribal presence in Las Vegas. The old Hard Rock Las Vegas transformation is complete. Let’s look into Mohegan Sun Rises in Vegas and Around the Globe.

Mohegan Sun Rises in the West - Welcome to Las Vegas
The old Hard Rock Las Vegas

“We are eager to bring MGE’s world-class gaming to the entertainment capital of the world,” said previous CEO of Mohegan Gaming & Entertainment (MGE) Mario Kontomerkos.

Mohegan Sun Rises in the West

As Mohegan Sun Rises in Vegas, MGE will use the Momentum Loyalty Rewards Program. The flagship Mohegan Sun in Uncasville, Connecticut, was the first to use Momentum. In addition, guests can now earn and redeem rewards at other properties. For example, you can use your Momentum Dollars at Virgin Hotels Las Vegas and participating bars, restaurants, retail outlets, and entertainment.
1 Momentum Dollar = $1 Resort Credit or
1 Momentum Dollar = $2 Free Slot Play

Other MGE Properties include:

Entertainment at Virgin Hotel Las Vegas

Entrepreneur Richard Branson founded Virgin Hotels in 2010. Although he was always fond of Las Vegas, he announced in 2018 that Virgin had acquired the Hard Rock Las Vegas.

Mohegan Sun Rises in the West - Welcome to Las Vegas

Virgin Hotel’s alignment with the Mohegan tribe extends both companies’ expansion into Las Vegas. Mohegan Sun Arena in Connecticut is evidence of its stellar reputation for entertainment by providing 1,500 top-level shows per year of headliner entertainment.

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

The alliance of Virgin Hotels and Mohegan Gaming Entertainment will create an excellent 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. Also, Curio Collection properties provide travelers with 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.

2022 Update

So far, guests seem to enjoy the Virgin Hotel very much – the Mohegan casino, not so much. Reviews report how it seems to lack a “vibe” of excitement since it has not drawn the crowd MGE expected. As Las Vegas continues to break revenue and attendance records, so will this property draw its clientele. But, we hope sooner than later. Meanwhile, deals are available, and appreciation for your play is at a high at this time.

MGE Global Opportunities

Mohegan Sun Rises in South Korea – Inspire in Incheon

Mohegan Sun Rises in the West

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. It will also be the first and only destination resort globally 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 will feature indoor rock climbing, zip-lining, an indoor rainforest, and an archaeology experience.

Mohegan Sun Rises in Canada.

Mohegan Sun Rises in the West
Mohegan Gaming Entertainment has managed Casino Niagara and Fallsview Casino Resort since 2019.
Mohegan Sun Rises in the West

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Mohegan Gaming and Entertainment have its work cut out for it. Unfortunately, being off-strip will be challenging, and the addition of two more tribal casinos – the Palms (owned by the San Manuel Tribe) and the Seminole’s Hard Rock Hotel/Casino will stand where the Mirage is. It will be interesting to see what the future holds.