Mohegan Sun Arena Named “Casino Venue of the Year” at the 35th Annual Pollstar Awards


UNCASVILLE, CT (February 9, 2024) – Mohegan Sun Arena was named “Best Casino/Resort Venue of the Year” at the 35th Annual Pollstar Awards on Wednesday, February 7th in Los Angeles, CA. The Pollstar Awards recognize and support the live entertainment business’ most innovative companies, venues, artists, tours and executives. “Best Casino/Resort Venue of the Year” is an inaugural category for the award ceremony, making Mohegan Sun Arena the first to receive the prestigious recognition.

“With over 1,200 casinos in the US, to be singled out as the best by Pollstar is a tribute to the men and women who run our entertainment venues,” said Tom Cantone, President of Sports & Entertainment for Mohegan. “When you put people first, great things happen. This is the second national recognition Mohegan Sun has received for entertainment this year. Both accolades are a validation of excellence for the Mohegan brand, and our dedication to programming some of the best entertainment in the industry. Thank you to Pollstar, our partners at Live Nation, and the experts who voted for us.”

Pollstar has served as “The Voice of Live Entertainment” for over 40 years, providing the most up-to-date, relevant and useful data available for the global concert industry, and serving as the industry leader in covering live entertainment worldwide. This recognition from Pollstar’s panel of experts and members marks the 20th national, entertainment-focused award received by Mohegan Sun. In December 2023, Mohegan Sun, was named the 2024 “Best Casino with Live Entertainment” in Newsweek’s annual Readers’ Choice Awards.

In addition to the 10,000-seat, award-winning Mohegan Sun Arena, Mohegan Sun’s highly regarded live entertainment venues include the Wolf Den, Comix Roadhouse, novelle, The Lansdowne Irish Pub & Music House, The Cabaret Theatre, and the newly renovated Sun Patio.

To view the full entertainment calendar, visit the Mohegan Sun website.

Mohegan Sun Arena, one of the busiest sports and entertainment venues in the world today, was awarded the 2024 Newsweek Readers’ Choice award for “Best Casino with Live Entertainment in America”. In 2021, the 10,000-seat Arena also received its first “#1 Indoor Arena” ranking for its size in the world from Pollstar and VenuesNow. Mohegan Sun Arena is consistently recognized among the top five venues in the United States, and also in 2021 was named “Innovator of the Year” by Celebrity Access for its ViacomCBS residency during the pandemic.  In recent years, the “Most Beloved Venue in America” has also been named the “World’s Best Casino Venue,” by Best of Hartford Magazine, and is a seven-time national award winner for “Arena of the Year” by the Academy of Country Music Awards and G2E Las Vegas. 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.

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