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Mohegan Sun & Connecticut Marine Trades Association Ink Partnership At The Mohegan Sun Expo Center

Thursday, December 21st, 2017

Set to open in mid-2018, The Mohegan Sun Expo Center Signs On A Multi-Year Boat Show

UNCASVILLE, CT (December 21, 2017) – It was announced today from The Cabaret Theatre inside Mohegan Sun, that the Connecticut Marine Trades Association (CMTA) signed the first year’s contract of a three year agreement with Mohegan Sun, to host their annual boat show in the all-new Expo Center, which is approaching its final stages of construction at the resort located in scenic, Mystic Country CT. CMTA’s first show at Mohegan Sun will be January of 2019.

With Mohegan Sun’s major convention space expansion, totaling 250,000 square-feet and to include within that, a 125,000 square-foot Expo Center, 20,000 square-foot Earth Ballroom, 15 meeting rooms and 20,000 square-feet earmarked for new dining or entertainment space, CMTA joins Barrett-Jackson & United Natural Foods as partners already planning shows in The Mohegan Sun Expo Center. The expansion is on schedule, with an open date expected for summer 2018.

The Connecticut Marine Trades Association’s trade show is set to begin in January of 2019, and this event will be CMTA’s 50th annual boat show. CMTA Chairman, Ron Helbig, CMTA Executive Director, Kathleen Burns and CMTA Dir. & Show Committee Chair, Phil Gaudreau, among many others, all celebrated the signing along with Mohegan Sun leaders on the morning of December 21st, which included Mohegan Tribal Chairman, Kevin “Red Eagle” Brown, Assistant General Manager of Mohegan Sun, Jeff Hamilton, VP of Expo & Convention Sales of Mohegan Sun, John Washko.

For more information on Mohegan Sun’s meetings & conventions and the new Expo Center, visit: mohegansun.com/meetings

About Connecticut Marine Trades Association (CMTA): The CMTA is a not-for-profit trade association representing boating and related marine industries throughout Connecticut, from the Long Island Sound to the state’s rivers and lakes. Founded in 1954, the CMTA has over 330 member businesses and is dedicated to the well-being of the industry by promoting the interests of recreational boating, improving industry condition, monitoring legislative and regulatory issues, and advancing boating education throughout the state. In 2018, the 49th CMTA produced Hartford Boat Show will be held February 8-11, 2018 at the Connecticut Convention Center in Hartford,  CT. www.ctmarinetrades.org or www.hartfordboatshow.com.

About Mohegan Sun: Owned by Mohegan Gaming & Entertainment, Mohegan Sun is one of the largest, most spectacular entertainment, gaming, dining and shopping destinations in the United States.  Situated on 185 acres along the Thames River in scenic southeastern Connecticut, Mohegan Sun is home to 1,600 deluxe hotel rooms, 2 world-class spas, a golf course, over 90 shops, restaurants and bars as well as three award-winning entertainment venues including a 10,000-seat Arena. Mohegan Sun is within easy access of New York, Boston, Hartford and Providence and located 15 minutes from the museums, antique shops and waterfront of Mystic Country. More information is available by calling 1.888.226.7711 or visiting mohegansun.com. Connect with us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter and Instagram @mohegansun, view us on YouTube and find us on Snapchat at username MoheganSun.

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Mohegan Sun Signs Exclusive Partnership With Webster Bank Arena

Wednesday, December 6th, 2017

Uncasville, CT (December 6, 2017) – Mohegan Sun, the premier entertainment destination in the Northeast, announced today an exclusive partnership with the Webster Bank Arena in Bridgeport, CT. The three year, multiple-level agreement involves concerts, sporting events and sponsorships is effective immediately.

“This is an exciting day as two of the strongest entertainment venues in the state join forces,” said Tom Cantone, Senior Vice President of Sports & Entertainment for Mohegan Gaming & Entertainment (MGE). “We have had an open relationship with Webster Bank Arena for years and this agreement is a further extension of the long-term partnership we look forward to having with them.”

Kevin Brown “Red Eagle,” Chairman of the Mohegan Tribe and MGE Management Board said that, “Today’s announcement is more than just a partnership with the Webster Bank Arena. It’s a demonstration of our commitment to bringing tourism to all of Connecticut, not just the southeastern corner. It is a commitment to Bridgeport, a city rich in history and culture, to help with the growth and rebirth of the Park City.”

Brown added that, “While we may be expanding our footprint across the country and internationally, our headquarters are and will always remain here. Connecticut is our home.”

“We are thrilled to have a true partnership with the premiere gaming and entertainment facility in Connecticut,” New York Islanders and Bridgeport Sound Tigers Owner Jon Ledecky said.  “Mohegan Sun will help secure concerts that will appeal to the local community, as well as become a visible sponsor in our first-class arena.  This multi-year agreement is just the beginning of a long-term marriage and is fantastic news for the supporters of the Webster Bank Arena and the City of Bridgeport.”

“As a venue consultant to the Webster Bank Arena and the New York Islanders, we are excited to assist the organization in its pursuit to provide world class facilities and events for its patrons and fans,” Co-Chairman of Oakview Alliance, Peter Luukko said.

Mohegan Sun in Uncasville, CT is home to the 10,000-seat Mohegan Sun Arena, one of the top ranked venues within theworldBillboard Magazine, Pollstar and Venues Today. It has won “Casino of the Year” at the Country Music Awards three times within the last nine years and was voted “Arena of the Year” at the G2E Global Gaming Conference in Las Vegas among several others.

About Mohegan Sun:

Owned by Mohegan Gaming & Entertainment, Mohegan Sun is one of the largest, most spectacular entertainment, gaming, dining and shopping destinations in the United States.  Situated on 185 acres along the Thames River in scenic southeastern Connecticut, Mohegan Sun is home to three unique casinos, 1,600 deluxe hotel rooms, 2 world-class spas, a golf course, over 90 shops, restaurants and bars as well as three award-winning entertainment venues including a 10,000-seat Arena. Mohegan Sun is within easy access of New York, Boston, Hartford and Providence and located 15 minutes from the museums, antique shops and waterfront of Mystic Country. More information is available by calling 1.888.226.7711 or visiting mohegansun.com. Connect with us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter and Instagram @mohegansun, view us on YouTube and find us on Snapchat at username MoheganSun.

About Webster Bank Arena:

Webster Bank Arena has been a staple of the Bridgeport community since it opened in 2001, hosting nearly 150 events each year, including sporting events, family shows, concerts by world-famous musicians and much more. It is managed by Harbor Yard Sports and Entertainment and features nearly 10,000 seats as well as 68 suites of varying sizes, three large hospitality areas, and a state of the art, 30×16 ft., high-definition video board. Webster Bank Arena has been home to the New York Islanders’ American Hockey League affiliate, the Bridgeport Sound Tigers, since the team’s inception in 2001 and also hosts home games for Sacred Heart University’s men’s hockey program and Fairfield University’s men’s basketball team. The Arena’s success has a dramatic impact on the economic status of downtown Bridgeport. More information is available by visiting  www.websterbankarena.com or the Arena’s Facebook and Twitter pages.

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Mohegan Sun Recognized with Condé Nast Traveler’s Esteemed 2017 Readers’ Choice Awards

Tuesday, October 17th, 2017

Dedicated Readers Named Mohegan Sun’s Resort and Casino Destination “Best of the Best” in Travel

Uncasville, Connecticut (October 17, 2017) – Condé Nast Traveler today announced the results of its 30th annual Readers’ Choice Awards, with Mohegan Sun recognized as one of the top 30 resorts in New England. Known as one of the most trusted and respected sources of travel advice around the globe, Mohegan Sun’s inclusion in Condé Nast Traveler’s Readers’ Choice Awards is testament to the brand’s growing presence domestically and abroad, and boasts the all-encompassing resort as a major player in hospitality and entertainment worldwide.

“We are humbled to know Mohegan Sun is so highly-regarded throughout New England and the U.S., and are proud of the Connecticut property’s recognition for its unmatched resort and entertainment offerings,” said Ray Pineault, President and General Manager of Mohegan Sun. “Inclusion in this esteemed annual poll is a major triumph for the Mohegan Sun brand and only further reinforces its position as a world-class leisure destination.”

Over 300,000 readers submitted millions of ratings and tens of thousands of comments, voting on a record-breaking 7,320 hotels and resorts, 610 cities, 225 islands, 468 cruise ships, 158 airlines, and 195 airports.

Since opening the doors to its flagship property in Connecticut in 1996, Mohegan Sun grew quickly into one of the Western hemisphere’s premier integrated resorts, delivering unforgettable experiences to more than nine million visitors each year. From dining and shopping, to professional sporting events and arena-sized performances, the brand’s commitment to provide new and exciting offerings translated into more than 45 dining restaurants, bars and lounges; a full retail shopping center; a lavish spa; an 18-hole golf course; and three high-energy entertainment venues. Not to mention, Mohegan Sun’s award-winning Arena first opened in 2001 and has since grown into the worlds highest grossing concert venue of its size, welcoming more than 10 million guests since the opening.

The Condé Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Awards are the longest-running and most prestigious recognition of excellence in the travel industry and are commonly known as “the best of the best of travel.” Under Editor in Chief Pilar Guzmán, the Readers’ Choice Awards have become more selective and specific to the passions that inspire today’s travelers.

The Readers’ Choice Awards are announced in the November issue of Condé Nast Traveler, on newsstands nationwide on October 24, 2017. The full list is published exclusively online, at www.CNTraveler.com/rca.

To learn more about Mohegan Sun’s all-encompassing resort property in Uncasville, Connecticut and plan your next visit, go to MoheganSun.com or check out the brand’s Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages.

ABOUT MOHEGAN SUN

Owned by Mohegan Gaming & Entertainment, Mohegan Sun is one of the largest, most spectacular entertainment, gaming, dining, shopping and meeting destinations in the United States. Situated on 185 acres along the Thames River in scenic southeastern Connecticut, Mohegan Sun is home to three unique casinos, 1,600 deluxe hotel rooms, 2 world-class spas, a golf course, over 90 shops, restaurants and bars as well as three award-winning entertainment venues including a 10,000-seat Arena. Mohegan Sun is within easy access of New York, Boston, Hartford and Providence and located 15 minutes from the museums, antique shops and waterfront of Mystic Country. More information is available by calling 1.888.226.7711 or visiting mohegansun.com. Connect with us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter and Instagram @mohegansun, view us on YouTube and find us on Snapchat at username MoheganSun.

About CONDÉ NAST TRAVELER

As the most discerning, up-to-the-minute voice in all things travel, Condé Nast Traveler is the global citizen’s bible and muse, offering both inspiration and vital intel. Condé Nast Traveler is the most trusted and celebrated name in travel with 6 National Magazine Award wins and 26 nominations in its 28-year history. Advertising Age named Pilar Guzmán Editor of the Year in 2014 and CNTraveler.com attained 4 Webby Awards since 2015. www.cntraveler.com