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Mohegan Sun Invites the World “Back of House” Beginning September 27th

Tuesday, September 26th, 2017

Leading U.S. casino and entertainment venue launches all-new digital TV series to give fans an exclusive glimpse inside the all-encompassing resort destination

UNCASVILLE, CT (September 26, 2017) – Mohegan Sun, one of the largest resort destinations in the U.S., today announced the premiere of Back of House,” an original digital TV series that chronicles the unforgettable behind-the-scenes happenings of the East Coast’s top location for entertainment, fine dining, gaming, and everything in between. The “Back of House” series debuts Wednesday, September 27, featuring six eight-minute episodes exclusively on BackofHouse.TV and YouTube.

“For the past 21 years, Mohegan Sun has become synonymous with providing visitors from around the world with the best entertainment and casino excitement, and what better way to shine a light on these one-of-kind experiences than with a peak behind the curtain at how it all gets done,” said George Galinsky, Senior VP of Marketing Communications. “As a leading entertainment brand always striving to deliver new and immersive experiences for our guests, we’re excited to show fans far and wide what it truly takes to deliver exceptional entertainment and hospitality.”

“Back of House” showcases the inner workings of one of the world’s largest casino destinations and trails the day-to-day lives of 11 employees as they manage celebrity events, deal with sold-out concerts, interact with chefs in their kitchens and overcome the occasional mishap along the way. Whether managing a massive Arena venue, coordinating thousands of hotel rooms nightly, or serving guests at the property’s countless restaurants, bars and clubs, “Back of House” features excitement around every corner.

“Like running a small city, the all-new series shows the excitement and challenges of working for an entertainment powerhouse,” said Robert Conticelli, President and Executive Producer for Primal NY. “The authenticity of the digital series allows viewers a ‘back of house’ pass inside Mohegan Sun. This unique content will stimulate interest and intrigue to experience the brand.”

“Back of House” Episode Synopsis:

1.    Every Guest, Every Time

DJ Khaled is playing for a sold-out crowd in the 10,000-seat Arena, but this is the last thing on Lindsay’s mind as she gets ready for the after party at Avalon nightclub. She attempts to dodge all sorts of curveballs while making all the last-minute preparations.

2.    Game Face

Erica has her game face on this week. She has money to give away and two casino promotional events that must go off perfectly. Don must be ready and on-time for Erica’s “Hot Seat Thursdays” promotion, with his expertise on the table games computer system.

3.    Guest Star

Rachel Lindsay, fresh off her finale on ABC’s The Bachelorette, comes to Mohegan Sun for an exclusive Q&A and signing for her fans. Melissa oversees making sure the event goes off without a hitch, as Kim requests last-minute arrangements from Chef Lynn to build something sweet and special for Rachel and her fiancé.

4.    Parking Mayhem

The gigantic Barrett-Jackson collector car auction comes to Mohegan Sun for the second time. Derrick is tasked with making sure nearly 2,000 cars arrive to property on time and that everything runs smoothly. It’s all hands-on deck as Jeff and Erica pull employees from all departments to ensure that the property is prepared for over a half million guests to come through its doors during the next few days.

5.    Hot Summer Fun

It’s the launch of Hot Summer Fun, a huge promotion for the casino, and the team is turning up the heat. Jeff and Erica visit a series of radio stations with a lot of nervous energy to promote their first rooftop party of the season. Last year was a big hit with their guests and they’re determined to go one-better, weather permitting, of course.

6.    Show Time

The Arena at Mohegan Sun is gearing up for two sold-out nights of Kenny Chesney. Greg is running around making sure all preparations are made. He has a lot of ground to cover so he enlists the help of Jennifer to ensure everything gets done on time. There’s added pressure when Susanne asks Greg to squeeze in a last-minute meet and greet for one of her VIP customers.

“With various celebrity appearances and VIP events every weekend, the high-caliber of excitement and organized chaos that occurs at one of the most successful casino resort destinations is taken to another level in the new ‘Back of House’ series, said Jennifer Ballester, Director of Corporate Communications. “We had a lot of fun taking cameras behind-the-scenes to give viewers an authentic look inside the average day in the life of hospitality employees, while highlighting the positive family work environment and wow factor that comes with working for a world leader in entertainment.”

Meet the “Back of House” Cast:

  • Jeff has risen through the ranks quickly. He spent most of his tenure with the company in Human Resources before getting promoted to Assistant General Manager where he oversees most of the non-gaming operational departments. He works a demanding job, and he values family time and giving back to his community. “I love the people most of all; the excitement and being able to see how a team can come together to accomplish anything.”
  • Erica is the marvelously vibrant Director of Consumer Promotions at the resort who handles all promotions available to guests on-site, as well as managing the Player’s Club rewards program. From Connecticut, Erica got her start in the hospitality industry selling high-end jewelry to the high rollers of a local casino with very little training, a job which blossomed into her now 20-year long career.
  • Lindsay is a marketing consultant who specializes mostly in Nightlife, including the planning of parties and events with artists and celebrities. This Drexel University grad saw the nightlife marketing business as the perfect way to effectively combine her BS degree in Communications and her Music Industry minor. Both confident and caring, Lindsay prides herself on a “family first” lifestyle that puts her daughters and husband ahead of any amount of wealth or busy schedule.
  • Derrick is Director of Transportation and knows that a resort experience is entirely contingent on excellent service from the staff. Derrick received his Master’s in Education from Sacred Heart University which has instilled in him an incredibly motivational personality that pervades the resort, keeping it running smoothly.
  • Chef Lynn spent his childhood on his parent’s dairy farm in the South of Wales, charting a 60-year life course of food and art. Since 1969, Lynn has been part of both the culinary and hospitality industries, working with chefs from every corner of the world. Now, after 20 years at Mohegan Sun, he serves as its Director of Culinary and Executive Pastry Chef.
  • Jennifer has enjoyed an illustrious 20 plus year career at Mohegan Sun as the Director of Corporate Communications. Considered a day one employee, she credits her climb up the public relations ladder to her years of working alongside great teams for a one-of-a-kind organization.
  • Greg has worn many hats in his 10-year career at Mohegan Sun; from Publicist to Nightlife Manager to Corporate Entertainment Manager. Greg graduated from Johnson & Wales University with a bachelor degree in Sports/Event & Entertainment Management, and his favorite part of the job is seeing the look on guests’ faces when their favorite artist takes the stage.
  • Susanne is the VP of New Markets and celebrating 20 years at Mohegan Sun. Her social skills are put to the test on a regular basis where her focus is assisting high-end slot and table game players. She gets to meet people from all walks of life and opens them up to memorable experiences that make Mohegan Sun one of the premier destinations in the world.
  • Don is no stranger to the casino industry. His grandfather was a head engineer at Resorts Hotel & Casino in Atlantic City where Don was born. As an aspiring culinary student, Don attended the grand opening of Resorts and he fell in love with the casino atmosphere. He soon left culinary school to become a dealer and now serves as Director of Table Games, overseeing all casino operation from dealers to high rollers.
  • Melissa began her career post college in social services working with kids in the foster care system in Connecticut. Eventually, Melissa found her true calling in entertainment when she became a Signature Events Consultant. Dealing with celebrities can be challenging, but there is no thrill like running a successful event and showing thousands of fans a good time.
  • Kimberly is a Communications Manager who started her career five and a half years ago, right after graduating from Central Connecticut State University, and she hasn’t looked back. When first given the role of manager, Kim became the youngest to have the title – an accolade that she is very proud of. Kim logs in many steps on her Fitbit and says that the most important accessory in her position is a comfortable pair of shoes.

To give TV enthusiasts an exclusive first-look into the digital series, Mohegan Sun and Primal NY brought the excitement of “Back of House” to New York City during the Tribeca TV Festival, presented by AT&T, with a special preview of an episode from the series for all festival attendees to enjoy. “Back of House” was produced by Primal New York with President and Executive Producer, Robert Conticelli and Jason Koburov, Executive Creative Director.

Fans get a front row seat to the all-encompassing action when “Back of House” premieres on BackofHouse.TV, Wednesday, September 27.


“Back of House” is your all-access pass to the action behind the action at Mohegan Sun, one of the world’s largest casino resort destinations. Enjoy following this family of fun, dedicated employees as they navigate the backstage chaos, clashes and occasional calamities in their quest to make each guest’s stay an entertaining and unique getaway experience.


Primal NY is a full-service production studio that specializes in brand discovery, digital strategy, content creation and distribution. We seek to position our clients in ideal Digital, TV and Film scenarios to ensure optimization of content. Based in New York City, our award-winning team of diverse filmmakers has experience across many industries including fashion, sport, music, hospitality, and motion pictures. Primal seeks relationships where opportunities exist to develop original content strategy to enhance client brand identity by finding unique ways to tell their story. For more information, visit


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 Connect with us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter and Instagram @mohegansun, view us on YouTube and find us on Snapchat at username MoheganSun.

Mohegan Sun’s Annual Hot Summer Fun Celebrations Return On June 26th

Monday, June 19th, 2017

Soak in the Sun with cash prizes, giveaways, rooftop parties and the hottest live entertainment

UNCASVILLE, CT (June 19, 2017) – The 20th annual Hot Summer Fun casts off this summer with a lineup sure to impress, including an incredible Land Rover Evoque Convertible giveaway! The celebrations, which kick off June 26th and sizzle on through September 3rd, will feature live entertainment, cash prizes, rooftop parties, food festivals and so much more. Join us for a bigger, better and hotter Hot Summer Fun at Mohegan Sun where the memories are waiting to happen.

Special Events

Swipe your Momentum card all summer long for a chance to win a 2017 Land Rover Evoque Convertible! The Rollin’ In My Rover Giveaway runs from June 26th to September 1st. Swipe your Momentum card once a day at any promotional kiosk and you could be driving yourself wild with Free Slot Play, Momentum Dollars or entries into the Grand Prize Drawing! Plus, swipe your Momentum card at any kiosk on September 1st between 6:00am and 4:00pm to double your total entries! Grand prize drawing will take place on September 1st at 7:00pm.

Put your shades on – you’re traveling with the Sun! Swipe your Momentum card once a day at any promotional kiosk and you could win the ultimate super fan experience, a trip to Phoenix and Los Angeles with the Connecticut Sun plus $1,000 cash! The CT Sun Super Fan Giveaway runs from August 12th through August 20th.

Keep your cool this summer with a free mini cooler bag! Starting Saturday, July 1st at 9:00am, the first 2,000 Momentum members who visit the Summer Coat Check will receive a free Mohegan Sun mini cooler bag. Limit one per Momentum member: Subject to availability.

The excitement never stops with high hand jackpots, Monday through Saturday, all throughout summer in Mohegan Sun’s Poker Room! Win up to $1,000 with Hot Hands June 26th through September 2nd.

Saturday, July 15th – Sunday, July 16th and Saturday, August 19th – Sunday, August 20th Fuel Your Need For Speed! Exotic Driving Events provides thrill seekers the opportunity to experience the adrenaline rush of driving an exotic automobile at Mohegan Sun. For more information or to book your experience, visit Use coupon code MOHEGAN50 to save 50% off your driving package when you book online. Driving will take place in the Turtle Parking Lot located off Mohegan Sun Boulevard.

The celebrations at Mohegan Sun continue with endless summer fun for everyone! Mohegan Sun’s first-ever Sun Tequila Tasting takes places on July 28th featuring an array of premium tequilas at the mixology and margarita bars with Mexican-themed favorites to complement. Cigar aficionados light it up at Mohegan Sun’s Cigar Social on August 12th when the rooftop of the Riverview Garage transforms into a cigar lover’s paradise with food trucks, live entertainment and more.

The foodies come together to wrap up the summer at The New England Food Truck Festival, taking place at Mohegan Sun Winter Parking Lot September 2nd & 3rd. The festival returns to Mohegan Sun featuring up to 30 food trucks, live music, entertainment for kids, field games, a fireworks show on Saturday starting at 9:15pm and so much more. Sample all the food truck fare and be entertained at this family-fun event!

Rock the Region Mondays

Show off your local pride! Beginning Monday, June 26th, guests can catch their favorite acts from around the region, check out area vendors on The Shops concourse and start the week off right with great drink specials in the Wolf Den – including $2.00 domestic drafts and $5.00 Jameson any way. Catch local acts such as Will Evans June 26th, Wicked Peach July 3rd, Sugar July 31st and Darik & The Funbags August 14th amongst others. Plus, Mohegan Sun restaurants rock the region with 2 for $40.00 Tuscan Tables at Todd English’s Tuscany, and two lunches for $30.00 or 2 dinners for $40.00 at Seasons Buffet.

Cash Dash Tuesdays

Let the money fly all summer long inside Mohegan Sun’s Cash Cube where up to $120,000 is given away every Tuesday. Beginning Tuesday, June 27th, every hour from Noon to 2:00pm and 5:00pm to 7:00pm, one lucky Momentum member playing their favorite slot machine or table game will have the chance to enter the Cash Cube. Each winner will be able to select a friend (who must also be a Momentum member) to also participate in the Cash Cube promotion! Win up to $10,000 in 60 seconds when you dash to grab the cash each Tuesday this summer.

More Momentum Wednesdays

Beginning June 28th, boost the excitement on Wednesdays and play your favorite slots from 6:00am to Midnight to receive Double Momentum Dollars! Earn 50% more Status Points while playing your favorite table games, including stadium gaming. Bring a friend who joins Momentum and we’ll give each of you $10.00 in Free Slot Play. Plus, if they give us their email, we’ll email them another $10.00 in Free Slot Play.

The Momentum keeps rolling! Earn $5.00 cash back each day you play with Play+ during Hot Summer Fun – plus an extra $5.00 on Wednesday! Cash back will be deposited into your Play+ account at the end of the promotional period.

Hot Seat Thursdays

Hot Seat Thursdays run June 29th through August 31st with a chance to win your share of $10,000! Play your favorite slots, tables and stadium games for your chance to win. From 10:00am to 7:00pm one winner each hour will win $1,000 cash. End the day catching the summer sunset at Bean and Vine Terrace with drink and food specials from 5:00pm to 9:00pm while enjoying live entertainment.

Free and Fun Fridays

Each Friday morning throughout Hot Summer Fun, Mohegan Sun will also be giving away free t-shirts for the first 2,000 Momentum members. Beginning June 30th, shirts will be distributed at the Summer Coat Check starting at 9:00am. A different color shirt will be given each week. Collect all 10 during Hot Summer Fun!

Then start the weekend early with Party on the Rooftop. This 21 and over event allows guests to enjoy live tribute bands, bars, games and food trucks on top of the Riverview Parking Garage every Friday from 7:00pm – 11:00pm. Grab a $3.00 Bud Light or a specialty cocktail and stop by the Gaming Tent complete with slots, blackjack tables and roulette! Party on the Rooftop kicks off on Friday, June 30th with live music by Terrapin, a tribute to Grateful Dead. For a complete list of participating bands, please visit our website.

Worth-the-Wait Weekends

Weekends heat up at Mohegan Sun during Hot Summer Fun. Enjoy a drink under the world’s largest indoor planetarium dome at VISTA Lounge at Wombi Rock or party the night away at MIST, a steamy, contemporary venue that sits beneath the water wall in Casino of the Wind and features Duo blackjack lounge. Catch the hottest DJs around at Avalon, the favorite nightlife destination throughout the Northeast or meet up with friends for a handcrafted cocktail at Tom’s Urban. The fun continues with some of the best in comedy at COMIX Comedy Club, live music at Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville and topnotch tequilas at SolToro Tequila Grill!

Entertainment Galore

This summer, Mohegan Sun has your concert hookup with the best names in music! The top-ranked Mohegan Sun Arena will be home to hot tours like New Kids On The Block, Ed Sheeran, The Who, Queen and Adam Lambert, Kings Of Leon, Logic, Linkin Park, Kenny Chesney and so much more.

The Wolf Den, which is open Thursday through Monday, free and for guests 21 and over, will see such acts as Brandy Clark, Danielle Bradbery, RaeLynn and The Revolution among others. Don’t miss the WNBA’s Connecticut Sun with multiple home games inside Mohegan Sun Arena throughout June, July and August!


Owned by the Mohegan Tribal Gaming Authority, 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 Connect with us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter and Instagram @mohegansun, view us on YouTube and find us on Snapchat at username MoheganSun.

Justin Timberlake’s The 20/20 Experience Official After Party

Wednesday, July 9th, 2014

WHAT: After Justin Timberlake’s sold-out show inside the Mohegan Sun Arena, The 20/20 Experience continues with appearances by Aaron Camper & Dj Freestyle during an official after party at Avalon.

Friday, July 18th
Following the Justin Timberlake concert inside Mohegan Sun Arena

Party alongside Justin Timberlake’s 20/20 Experience World Tour entourage on Friday, July 18th at Mohegan Sun’s hottest nightclub, Avalon. DJ Freestyle, the official mix master of the tour kicks off the night with an incredible set. Afterwards, be entertained by Timberlake’s opening act and back-up singer, Aaron Camper. Back-up dancers and singers will join in on the fun for an unforgettable after party that you won’t want to miss!

Mohegan Sun, owned by the Mohegan Tribal Gaming Authority, 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, a 34-story, 1,200 room luxury hotel, a world-class spa and golf course, over 75 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 Connect with us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter and view us on YouTube.