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Mohegan Sun Voted #1 Casino In The United States

Tuesday, July 25th, 2017

10,000-seat Mohegan Sun Arena also recently ranked #3 in the world for its size

UNCASVILLE, CT (July 25, 2017) – Mohegan Sun is excited to have been named the #1 Casino in the U.S. as part of USA Today’s 10Best Readers’ Choice Awards. Mohegan Sun was voted the #2 casino in the U.S. in the same contest in 2015. Winners were announced this past Friday.

“This was a strong list of destinations that were nominated for best casino in the U.S. and even stronger list that were voted into the top 10. We’re honored to have topped that list; it’s a testament to our whole team and how driven we are to provide the best possible entertainment and gaming attraction we can” – said Ray Pineault, President and General Manager of Mohegan Sun.

Mohegan Sun’s award-winning entertainment venue, Mohegan Sun Arena, was also ranked #3 in this summer’s 15th Anniversary issue of one of the leading entertainment trade publications, Venues Today. This is a worldwide ranking for venues of 5,001 – 10,000, from July 2002 through June 2017.

ABOUT 10BEST.COM:

10Best.com provides users with original, unbiased, and experiential travel content of top attractions, things to see and do, and restaurants for top destinations in the U.S. and around the world. The core of the site’s uniqueness is its team of local travel experts: a well-traveled and well-educated group who are not only experts in their fields – and their cities – but discriminating in their tastes. These local experts live in the city they write about so the content is constantly updated. 10Best.com averages 5 million visitors per month. It was acquired by USA TODAY in January of 2013.

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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Tony Bennett Returns to Mohegan Sun

Wednesday, July 12th, 2017

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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Mohegan Sun Releases the Ultimate Summer Playlist Featuring Today’s Biggest Names in Music

Thursday, June 29th, 2017

Connecticut’s Leading, All-Encompassing Resort Destination Looks to its Celebrity Entertainment Lineup For the Definitive Soundtrack of the Season

Uncasville, CT (June 29, 2017) – Mohegan Sun, the East Coast’s premier, one-stop entertainment destination for catching today’s top musicians and performers, knows that every summer is marked by an unforgettable soundtrack. To kick off its “Hot Summer Fun” events lineup, Mohegan tapped into its summer entertainment lineup featuring some of the hottest names in music to share the songs they’ll be jamming out to from now through Labor Day weekend.  Compiled into a hand-picked soundtrack featuring the artists that will be taking the stage at Mohegan Sun’s concert venues this summer, resort guests and out-of-towners now have access to Mohegan Sun’s new Spotify playlist that will sure to make the sun-soaked months more memorable!

With summer officially in full swing and tons of A-listers scheduled to perform at Mohegan Sun Arena, COMIX Comedy Club and the Wolf Den, it’s the ultimate time to name the hottest songs of the season. Whether fans are in route to the beautiful Connecticut resort and casino property to catch dinner and an Arena show, getting ready to hit the beach, or hosting an at-home BBQ with family and friends, Mohegan Sun’s summer Spotify soundtrack is perfect for hot days, summer nights or simply cruising the open road without a destination in mind.

Here are more than 75 essential summer songs, featuring tracks by Mohegan Sun’s legendary lineup of musicians including Ed Sheeran, Kenny Chesney, and more: Mohegan Sun’s 2017 Summer Spotify Playlist

Hot Headliners to Catch at Mohegan Sun:

As Mohegan Sun’s summer events lineup heats up from June through early-September, resort guests and out-of-town visitors are encouraged to purchase their concert and entertainment tickets in advance before they sell-out! See below for a full list of artists scheduled to perform at Mohegan Sun’s award-winning Arena. With plenty of events and exciting happenings taking place around the all-encompassing resort every day of the week, Mohegan is poised to be the go-to destination of the summer season. For a full schedule of events and to book your tickets in advance, visit Mohegan Sun!

Artists scheduled to perform at the Mohegan Sun Arena this summer include:

  • New Kids on the Block on Thursday, July 6
  • Ed Sheeran on Friday, July 14 and Saturday, July 15
  • The Who on Thursday, July 20
  • Queen and Adam Lambert on Sunday, July 23
  • Kings of Leon on Saturday, July 29
  • Linkin Park on Saturday, August 5
  • Goo Goo Dolls on Wednesday, August 9
  • Kenny Chesney on Thursday, August 10 and Friday, August 11
  • John Mellencamp on Sunday, August 13
  • Carlos Santana on Sunday, August 19

ABOUT MOHEGAN SUN

Owned by Mohegan Gaming & Entertainment (MGE), 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 80 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 visitingmohegansun.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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