Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs

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Mohegan Sun
at Pocono Downs
Location Wilkes-Barre, Luzerne County, PA, USA
Address 1280 Hwy 315
Wilkes-Barre, PA 18702, USA
Notable restaurants Ruth's Chris Steak House
Casino type Land-based
Native American
Racino
Owner Direct:
Downs Racing, LP
Indirect:
Mohegan Tribal Gaming Authority
Website Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs

Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs (formerly Pocono Downs) is a racino in Wilkes-Barre, Luzerne County, in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania. The casino features over 2,300 slots, and live tables for blackjack, roulette and poker. A ⅝-mile (1-kilometer) harness track is also a major attraction.

Mohegan Sun acquired the Pocono Downs racetrack on January 25, 2005 in a $280 million purchase of the Pocono Downs Racetrack from Penn National Gaming.[1] Mohegan Sun renamed the property "Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs," and began a major expansion. It began operation in November 2006 as the first slots casino in the state of Pennsylvania.

In January 2010, then Governor Ed Rendell signed a bill to legalize table games in Pennsylvania. The Mohegan Sun casino was among the first to receive approval for table games, and planned to hire 600 new employees for the expansion. Table games began operation on July 13, 2010.

In November 2013, Mohegan Sun opened a hotel that is connected to the casino floor.

Dining[edit]

Shopping[edit]

  • Crossing Vineyards Wine and Cheese Shop
  • Marshall Rousso
  • Mogo
  • Ruby Blue

Off-track wagering[edit]

Mohegan Sun also owns off-track betting facilities in Carbondale, East Stroudsburg, Hazleton and Allentown.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Mohegan Sun Reports Mixed Results "Mohegan Sun Reports Mixed Results", Casino City Times, Retrieved on 22 November 2007

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Coordinates: 41°16′08″N 75°49′09″W / 41.2689°N 75.8193°W / 41.2689; -75.8193