Mohegan Sun Named One of “America’s Best Employers” by Forbes

UNCASVILLE, CT  – Mohegan Sun – encompassing their flagship property in Connecticut and Mohegan Sun Pocono in Pennsylvania – was recently named one of “America’s Best Employers, 2015” by Forbes. The company was also named 12th nationwide under the Travel & Leisure category – joining iconic brands such as Walt Disney Parks & Resorts and Marriott International – and was the second highest performing gaming company within the category.

Mohegan Sun, which owns and operates the two facilities noted above, also manages Resorts Casino Hotel in Atlantic City. Combined, the three properties employ over 10,000 workers.

“This is a huge honor for us and a testament to our dedicated team members who work tirelessly to make our resorts the best in the industry,” said Bobby Soper, President of the Mohegan Tribal Gaming Authority (MTGA), Mohegan Sun’s parent company. “We pride ourselves on providing an outstanding environment for our team members and this recognition is a compelling endorsement of that effort.”

In a joint statement, Connecticut Governor Dannel P. Malloy and Lt. Governor Nancy Wyman stated, “Mohegan Sun has always been a good neighbor and a strong partner to state government. That they are counted among the nation’s top employers is further reason to celebrate. We congratulate Chairman Brown and the Mohegan Tribe on this honor.”

Congressman Joe Courtney added, “With thousands of my Second District constituents employed at Mohegan Sun, I am well-aware of their reputation as a sought-after employer. I am pleased to see Mohegan Sun earning national recognition for their high rate of satisfaction among their eastern Connecticut employees.”

At the Connecticut property alone, over 11% of the workforce has been with the organization since opening day over 18 years ago. Additionally, roughly 75% of all employees holding leadership positions have been promoted from within.  Mohegan Sun also boasts over an 80% retention rate year end and year out, far exceeding the national average for hospitality companies.

The results for this ranking were compiled from an independent survey conducted by Statista of American employees, one of the leading statistics companies on the Internet.

In addition to the Forbes announcement, Mohegan Sun was also honored on April 15th for the 2015 Steps to Success Award by Disabilities Matters for their partnership with Community Enterprise. Back in 2011, the two companies formed the Industry Specific Training and Placement Program – a ten week program including classroom and on-the-job training. Upon completion, participants could be hired for open positions within the company. To date, over 120 people have completed the program with a success rate of over 80%.

About the Authority: The Authority is an instrumentality of the Mohegan Tribe of Indians of Connecticut, or the Tribe, a federally-recognized Indian Tribe with an approximately 544-acre reservation situated in southeastern Connecticut. The Authority has been granted the exclusive authority to conduct and regulate gaming activities on the existing reservation of the Tribe, including the operation of Mohegan Sun, a gaming and entertainment complex located on a 185-acre site on the Tribe’s reservation. Through its subsidiary, Downs Racing, L.P., the Authority also owns and operates Mohegan Sun Pocono, a gaming and entertainment facility located on a 400-acre site in Plains Township, Pennsylvania. MTGA also manages Resorts Casino Hotel in Atlantic City.  More information about the Authority and its properties can be obtained by visiting mohegansun.com, mohegansunpocono.com, resortsac.com or mtga.com.

Kevin Hart To Be Inducted Into Mohegan Sun’s Walk of Fame

Fans invited to event to honor Kevin Hart and his 3rd sell-out show at Mohegan Sun Arena on Saturday, April 18th

What:
Mohegan Sun is proud to announce that the next Arena Walk of Fame inductee will be none other than one of the best and hardest working comedians in the world, Kevin Hart.  A performer that Billboard Magazine recently stated, “may be embarking on the biggest comedy tour of all time,” will become the first comedian ever to headline a stadium at Lincoln Financial Field. Hart, who was awarded the “Comedy Genius Award” at last night’s 2015 MTV Movie Awards, also stars in the new hit film Get Hard with Will Ferrell and has countless other TV and film credits including BET’s Real Husbands of Hollywood. Mohegan Sun Arena is more than honored to present the comedy superstar with a much deserved Walk of Fame star at 4:00pm prior to his stand-up show that evening, April 18th.

Media and public invited to attend the induction ceremony.

WHEN/WHERE:
Saturday, April 18th at 4:00pm
Mohegan Sun Arena Box Office Forecourt

WHO:
Mohegan Tribal Chairman, Kevin “Red Eagle” Brown
Tom Cantone, Senior VP of Sports & Entertainment, Mohegan Sun
Kevin Hart

IN DETAIL:
Some of Mohegan Sun Arena’s most memorable performers including Bon Jovi, KISS, Rod Stewart, Toby Keith, Taylor Swift, Frankie Valli, Mötley Crüe and so many more have been honored as Walk of Famers and have stars placed outside of the Box Office.  Kevin Hart’s “What Now” tour, scheduled for 8:00pm, marks the comedian’s 3rd sellout at Mohegan Sun Arena and will make him the 29th entertainer inducted into the Walk of Fame. For more info on Kevin’s performance on the evening of April 18th, visit mohegansun.com/entertainment.

The award seeks to recognize those individuals who have made significant contributions to the success of Mohegan Sun as the Northeast’s premier entertainment destination. All of the individuals inducted into the Mohegan Sun Walk of Fame will have their name engraved on a plaque that will be permanently placed at the entrance to Mohegan Sun Arena.

SUBLIME WITH ROME ANNOUNCES SUMMER TOUR, NEW ALBUM

UNCASVILLE, CT (Monday, April 13, 2015) – SUBLIME WITH ROME announces their biggest North American tour to date. The group, along with support from Rebelution, Pepper, and Mickey Avalon, will be starting the 30+-date tour on the west coast beginning July 16th in Chula Vista, California. The tour stops in Toronto, New York City, Philadelphia, Boston, Chicago and more before finishing with two dates at Marymoor Amphitheater in Redmond, Washington on August 29th and 30th. Mohegan Sun welcomes the tour on
Thursday, August 6th for an 7:30pm show.

Tickets are $35.00 and go on sale Monday, April 20th through Ticketmaster at 10:00am.  Ticketmaster customers may log on to ticketmaster.com; call Ticketmaster’s national toll free Charge By Phone number 1.800.745.3000; or visit any Ticketmaster outlet.  Tickets will also be available at the Mohegan Sun Box Office starting Tuesday, April 21st subject to availability. Fans will have the option of purchasing exclusive ticket bundles when tickets go on sale to the general public next Monday, April 20th. For further details, visit http://sublimewithrome.com.

Sublime With Rome has recently finished tracking a brand new album that follows their 2011 debut Yours Truly. Long-time producer Paul Leary was once again at the helm.  A summer 2015 release is planned with more details and pre-order information to be announced shortly.

The band posted the following statement to fans today:

What’s up everybody! We are excited to announce our tour this summer and its gonna be a big one! We are going coast to coast with our homies Rebelution, Pepper and Mickey Avalon. We will play a lot of new music off our upcoming album along with the classic favorites of the Sublime legacy. This is our biggest tour yet and we wouldn’t want anyone to miss a show! Grab a ticket, and see us on the road this summer and party with us! Meet and greet packages are going to be available but will go fast so bring some stuff to sign and something to smoke and let’s kiiiiick it!

Much love always,

– SWR

Sublime with Rome features original Sublime bassist Eric Wilson, vocalist and guitarist Rome and drummer Josh Freese, who officially joined the band in 2012.

Mohegan Sun Arena is now ranked consistently among the top venues in the world according toBillboard Magazine, Pollstar and Venues Today. It has won “Casino of The Year” at the Country Music Awards in 2008 & 2010 and in 2013, was voted “Arena Of The Year” at the G2E Global Gaming Conference in Las Vegas. Also in 2013, Mohegan Sun won “Casino of The Year” in 2 categories at the Academy of Country Music Awards. Mohegan Sun Arena was also ranked among the top 10 Arena venues in the world for 2014, regardless of size. For more information on concerts and other great events, visit Mohegan Sun. For information on this week’s schedule, call the Entertainment and Special Events hotline at 1.888.226.7711, ext. 27163.