Mohegan Sun Hires John Washko As New VP Of Convention Sales

UNCASVILLE, CT (July 18, 2017) – Mohegan Sun is excited to announce the hiring of John Washko as Vice President of Exhibitions & Conventions Sales. Washko has held previous executive level roles with Atlantis in Paradise Island, Bahamas and The Broadmoor in Colorado Springs. Washko will be heavily involved with the sales and direction of the Mohegan Sun Expo Center, currently being built near the Earth Tower at Mohegan Sun.

“We’re very thrilled to have John Washko on board here at Mohegan Sun, especially with the property expanding. He brings a wealth of knowledge, experience and leadership to our meetings and conventions team, which is already one of the best in the industry.” –Ray Pineault, President and General Manager of Mohegan Sun.

Washko has also held important roles in sales, marketing, group sales and hospitality in his 20+ year career in the resort industry. In addition to his previous roles with Atlantis and The Broadmoor, Washko was VP of Sales and Marketing for Elite Meetings International.

In his new role as VP of Exhibitions & Conventions Sales, Washko will oversee the meetings & conventions division at Mohegan Sun in Uncasville, CT, which will include in large part, heading the sales and direction for the new 132,000 square-foot Mohegan Sun Expo Center, slated for a Summer 2018 opening.

Washko, a James Madison University graduate, has been recognized as one of the Top 25 Extraordinary Minds in Sales & Marketing in 2015 by HSMAI (Hospitality Sales and Marketing Association International) and in 2010 was awarded “Marketer of the Year” from HSMAI as well.  Washko is an Executive Committee Member of HSMAI’s America’s Board. He also sits on the Advisory Board for Elite Meetings International.

ABOUT MOHEGAN SUN: Owned by the 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.

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Farmington Resident Hits Super 4 Diamonds Bonus Jackpot For $347,456

UNCASVILLE, CT (July 18, 2017) – Ronald Miceli of Farmington, CT walked away feeling very lucky on Wednesday, July 12th after hitting the Super 4 Diamonds bonus jackpot totaling $347,456.

Miceli struck it big on a blackjack table in Casino of the Earth, which is home to 2,500 slot machines and 160 table games. Mohegan Sun’s Table Jackpots, including table games such as blackjack, craps and baccarat, have reached $1 million on occasion and have been increasingly popular.

For more details on the many games across the property, visit, Playing at Mohegan Sun.

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.

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Tony Bennett Returns to Mohegan Sun

Multiple Grammy award winner live in the Arena on September 30th

UNCASVILLE, CT (July 12, 2017) – Mohegan Sun presents Tony Bennett, the 19-time Grammy award-winning musician whose music spans over six decades on Saturday, September 30th at Mohegan Sun Arena. Adding to the performance, Tony’s daughter Antonia Bennett has been touring with her father and will open the performance with a collection of Jazz and Pop standards.

Tickets are $60.00 and $40.00 and go on sale Friday, July 14th at 10:00am through Ticketmaster. Ticketmaster customers may log on to Ticketmaster.com or call Ticketmaster’s national toll free Charge By Phone number 1.800.745.3000.  Tickets will also be available at the Mohegan Sun Box Office beginning on Saturday, July 15th, subject to availability.

With worldwide record sales in the millions, and dozens of platinum and gold albums to his credit, Tony Bennett is a musician who touches the hearts and souls of audiences with his legendary vocals and charming stage presence. His long list of achievements, spanning over 60 years, includes 19 Grammy awards, including the prestigious “Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award,” making this artist a true international treasure. His signature tunes such as “Steppin’ Out With My Baby” and “I Left My Heart In San Francisco” form part of the fabric of American music culture. Often billed as the world’s most boyish octogenarian, Bennett is a vital musical artist at the peak of his powers.

Celebrating his 90th birthday in August of 2016, the milestone was marked by the presentation of Tony Bennett Celebrates 90: The Best is Yet To Come, a two-hour prime time special that aired in December while a companion CD of the same name was released simultaneously. Last fall also saw the release of Bennett’s fifth book, Just Getting Started, which he co-authored with journalist Scott Simon. Bennett’s 85th birthday in 2011 marked the release of Duets II and made music history by making Tony the oldest artist to ever have a #1 CD on the Billboard Album Charts.  Duets II followed up Tony Bennett Duets: An American Classic CD, released in 2006.

2012 marked the 50th anniversary of the singer’s signature song “I Left My Heart in San Francisco,” as well as the release of a new documentary film, The Zen Of Bennett, created and conceived by Tony’s son and manager Danny Bennett. Bennett also authored his fourth book Life Is A Gift released in 2012 and entered the NY Times Best Seller list. In 2014, Tony Bennett released a collaborative album with Lady Gaga, Cheek To Cheek, featuring these two legendary artists performing Jazz standards. The album debuted at #1 on the Billboard Album Charts making Bennett the oldest musical artist, at the age of 88, to have an album top the Billboard 200 and won the Grammy award in the “Best Traditional Pop Album” category.

For more information on Tony Bennett please visit: tonybennett.com and exploringthearts.org.

Mohegan Sun Arena is now ranked consistently among the top venues in the world according to Billboard MagazinePollstar 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.  Mohegan Sun Arena was also ranked among the top 10 arena venues in the nation for 2014, regardless of size. In 2015, Mohegan Sun took home the IEBA award for “Casino of the Year.”  Mohegan Sun also won “Casino of the Year” in 2 categories at the 2013 & 2016 Academy of Country Music Awards. 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.

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