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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.

ABOUT BACK OF HOUSE

“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.

ABOUT PRIMAL NY

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 primal-ny.com.

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.

Barrett-Jackson Ups The Ante Heading Into 2017 Northeast Auction at Mohegan Sun This Week

Monday, June 19th, 2017

Auction Features Sold-Out Docket and Family Activities Wednesday-Saturday

UNCASVILLE, CT (June 19, 2017) - The 2nd Annual Barrett-Jackson Northeast Auction returns this week, June 21-24, at Mohegan Sun in Connecticut. The World’s Greatest Collector Car Auctions® will once again offer a full schedule of events, including a variety of family festivities and the automobilia auction starting Wednesday during Preview Day. The excitement continues Thursday through Saturday with the collector car auction, featuring a sold-out docket for the second year in a row.

The event kicks off Wednesday at 8:00 a.m. with Preview Day, where fans can see the cars up close before they cross the auction block and enjoy watching the bidding action beginning at 10:00 a.m. in the arena during the automobilia auction. Exhibitors will be on-site with activities and a variety of automotive and lifestyle products, including fine art, jewelry, furniture and more. A fan favorite – the Ford and Chevrolet Ride ’N Drives and Dodge Thrill Rides – returns to Mohegan Sun and provides fans an opportunity to test-drive the latest offerings from the automakers or take a heart-stopping ride around a closed track with a professional driver.

The event ramps up Thursday, Friday and Saturday with gates opening at 8:00 a.m., the automobilia auction starting at 10:00 a.m. and the collector car auction beginning at 1:00 p.m. each day. Recently filling up the sold-out docket are a very rare 1972 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 (Lot #672.1), an original 1969 Ford Mustang Boss 429 Fastback (Lot #709) and two beautiful Jaguar XKE Series I (Lot #678/Lot #681) vehicles.

A complete list of events and times is available at Barrett-Jackson.com, including the live TV broadcast schedule on Discovery, Discovery Turbo UK, Velocity and Velocity Canada. Tickets are available in advance online and at the gate from the Mohegan Sun Box Office, with discounts for Seniors, Military, Students and Children.

To get involved in the action by becoming a consignor or bidder at a Barrett-Jackson auction, call 480-421-6694.

View video here: Inside the Northeast Auction!

About The Barrett-Jackson Auction Company

Established in 1971 and headquartered in Scottsdale, Arizona, Barrett-Jackson, The World’s Greatest Collector Car Auctions®, is the leader in collector car and automotive lifestyle events, which include authentic automobilia auctions. The company produces auctions in Scottsdale, Arizona; Palm Beach, Florida; at Mohegan Sun in Connecticut, and Las Vegas, Nevada. With broadcast partners Velocity and Discovery Channel, Barrett-Jackson will feature extensive live television coverage in 2017, including broadcasts in over 100 countries internationally. Barrett-Jackson also endorses a one-of-a-kind collector car insurance for collector vehicles and other valued belongings. For more information about Barrett-Jackson, visit Barrett-Jackson.com or call 480-421-6694.

About Mohegan Sun

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 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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’66 Shelby GT350-H Fastback And ’70 Boss 429 Headline Impressive Mustang Docket At The Barrett-Jackson Northeast Auction

Friday, June 2nd, 2017
  • A ’66 Shelby GT350-H Fastback (Lot #665.1) is one of 999 Shelby GT350s built in 1966 and one of only 59 built in Ivy Green
  • With only 10 test miles since its rotisserie restoration, a ’70 Ford Mustang Boss 429 Fastback (Lot #650) that received an MCA score of 994 out of 1,000
  • World Champion drifter Vaughn Gittin Jr. will auction his one-of-one 2010 Ford Mustang RTR-C (Lot #658), which was built to launch the RTR brand

UNCASVILLE, CT (June 2, 2017) – An incredible lineup of classic and late-model Ford Mustangs are making their way to Barrett-Jackson’s 2nd Annual Northeast Auction at Mohegan Sun in Connecticut, June 21-24, 2017. Among the hotly anticipated Mustangs coming to The World’s Greatest Collector Car Auction® is an extremely rare Shelby GT350-H Fastback (Lot #665.1) that is one of 999 Shelby GT350s built in 1966 and a freshly restored ’70 Mustang Boss 429 Fastback (Lot #650).

“The Ford Mustang is an iconic American sports car with a rich racing heritage,” said Craig Jackson, chairman and CEO of Barrett-Jackson. “Carroll Shelby helped skyrocket the Mustang’s appeal in 1965 when he introduced the GT350. Today, the popularity of the Mustang continues to be fueled by great drivers like World Champion drifter Vaughn Gittin Jr., and we are excited to have him auction his custom RTR-C. Over the years Barrett-Jackson has sold some of the most high-profile Mustangs, and we look forward to continuing that tradition at Mohegan Sun.”

An extremely rare ’66 Shelby GT350-H Fastback (Lot #665.1) crossing the block at the Northeast Auction is one of only 59 finished in Ivy Green. Fully documented by the SAAC Registry, this Shelby Fastback was completely restored in 2010 and retains almost all of the original sheet metal and framed fiberglass hood. It features a long list of original and correct components, including Ford Carlite glass, Hertz wheels and the restored Cobra Tach. The original matching-numbers Hi-Po 289ci engine was completely rebuilt and documentation includes the SAAC registry book, binder with records, owner’s manuals and Hertz brochure.

With only 10 test miles since its rotisserie restoration, a Grabber Blue ’70 Boss 429 Fastback (Lot #650) features all-original panels and a 375-horsepower 429 Boss engine. It’s equipped with fiberglass belted tires, Drag Pack, convenience group and documentation that includes three copies of Ford Window Stickers and a Deluxe Marti Report.

World Champion drifter Vaughn Gittin Jr. introduced a new generation of Mustangs to the world with the 2010 Ford Mustang RTR-C (Lot #658). Built as a halo car for the RTR brand, this Pony car is wrapped in a carbon-fiber exterior, which shed nearly 500 pounds from the factory version. It’s outfitted with Ford Racing’s supercharged 550-horsepower coupled with a 5-speed manual transmission. Riding on HRE CF40 carbon-fiber wheels, this one-of-one Mustang also features Ford Racing front and rear anti-roll bars, Autosport Dynamics rear control arms and TEIN in-car dampening adjustable coilovers.

“Backed by an impressive racing heritage, Mustang remains one of the most sought-after muscle cars on the market,” said Steve Davis, president of Barrett-Jackson. “They’re an excellent car for first-time buyers and seasoned collectors alike. Our Northeast docket will give enthusiasts at every level a chance to own their own piece of American automotive history.”

Mustangs from the ’60s in this year’s premier automotive lifestyle event at Mohegan Sun include a ’67 Custom Fastback (Lot #667). It features a rare Ford 427 FE side-oiler big-block engine connected to a C6 racing transmission and is loaded with high-performance components, including a MagnaFlow exhaust, sway bars and American Racing Shelby Cobra 18-inch rims with Nitto tires. Another ’67 Custom Fastback (Lot #747) started as a coupe and was finished in Pepper Grey Metallic. It comes equipped with unique Shelby badging, GT500 body and rocker striping, 17-inch Shelby-style alloy wheels and a Shelby-style wood steering wheel.

A ’68 Custom Mustang Fastback (Lot #718) started as an original S-Code 390 GT big-block Fastback and was finished in an “Eleanor” body kit. It is a zero-mile restoration muscle car and is powered by a professionally rebuilt 390ci V8 with GT heads, GT exhaust manifolds and GT intake.

The 2017 Northeast Auction Docket is available to view online. Click here to consign a vehicle for the 2nd Annual Barrett-Jackson Northeast Auction or for information on becoming a bidder, follow the link to Barrett-Jackson.com/Bid.

About The Barrett-Jackson Auction Company:

Established in 1971 and headquartered in Scottsdale, Arizona, Barrett-Jackson, The World’s Greatest Collector Car Auctions®, is the leader in collector car and automotive lifestyle events, which include authentic automobilia auctions. The company produces auctions in Scottsdale, Arizona; Palm Beach, Florida; at Mohegan Sun in Connecticut, and Las Vegas, Nevada. With broadcast partners Velocity and Discovery Channel, Barrett-Jackson will feature extensive live television coverage in 2017, including broadcasts in over 100 countries internationally. Barrett-Jackson also endorses a one-of-a-kind collector car insurance for collector vehicles and other valued belongings. For more information about Barrett-Jackson, visit Barrett-Jackson.com or call 480-421-6694.

For high-resolution photos, please contact Aaron Cook at ACook@TPRM.com.

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About Mohegan Sun:

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 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.