Mohegan Sun Pocono
|Mohegan Sun Pocono|
Mohegan Sun Pocono Entrance
|Address||1280 Hwy 315|
|No. of rooms||238|
|Total gaming space||82,000 square feet (7,600 m2)|
|Signature attractions||The Downs At Mohegan Sun Pocono|
|Notable restaurants||Ruth's Chris Steak House|
Native American gaming
|Owner||Downs Racing, LP
Division of Mohegan Tribal Gaming Authority, of The Mohegan Tribe
|Previous names||Pocono Downs
Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs
|Website||Mohegan Sun Pocono|
Mohegan Sun Pocono (formerly Pocono Downs and Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs) is a racino located in Plains Township on the outskirts of Wilkes-Barre, 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.
The racetrack itself is as of 2015 now called The Downs At Mohegan Sun Pocono.
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. 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 and shopping
There are also four shops, including a wine and cheese shop.
- Mohegan Sun Reports Mixed Results "Mohegan Sun Reports Mixed Results", Casino City Times, Retrieved on 22 November 2007