Hosts Charlie Villanueva inside the Mohegan Sun FanDuel Sportsbook this Saturday

The former all-time great for the Huskies will meet & greet with fans on the same night his alma mater takes on Miami for a bid into the Championship game; ESPN’s Gordon Damer is also live inside the Sportsbook from 3:00pm-6:00pm

WHAT:, which is Mohegan’s iGaming platform equipped with hundreds of online casino games, is set to host a special event this Saturday, featuring former Huskies basketball star Charlie Villanueva. Villanueva, an all-time great for UConn who went on to play 11 seasons in the pros, will join fans inside the 11,000 square-foot Mohegan Sun FanDuel Sportsbook for a special meet & greet. The event is scheduled for 5:15pm and this appearance was made possible through Mohegan’s partnership with FanDuel! In addition to Villanueva’s M&G, ESPN’s Gordon Damer will also be broadcasting live from the Sportsbook from 3:00pm-6:00pm.

WHERE/WHEN: Mohegan Sun FanDuel Sportsbook | Saturday, April 1st from 3-6pm followed by a night of exciting semi-final college basketball | Charlie Villanueva M&G: 5:15pm – 6:15pm

IN DETAIL: In addition to the live broadcast and meet & greet with Charlie Villanueva this Saturday, the beer special at Mohegan Sun FanDuel Sportsbook will be Two Conn Easy Ale by Two Roads Brewing. Reservations (subject to availability) for the afternoon and evening can also be made at

(9) FAU vs. (5) San Diego State tips-off at 6:09pm and (4) UConn vs. (5) Miami will tip-off at 8:49pm. Mohegan Sun FanDuel Sportsbook is also home to a full dining menu and drink menu featuring popular offerings like the Nashville Chicken Sandwich and the Jesus Shuttlesworth mixed drink (Knob Creek Rye Mohegan Sun Series 1, Fruitful Blackberry liqueur, lime sour and Fever-Tree ginger beer).

ABOUT CHARLIE VILLANUEVA: Charlie Villanueva was a major part of the UConn men’s 2nd national title in 2004, a year in which he also led the team in scoring and averaged 8+ rebounds per game. UConn voted Villanueva team MVP in 2004 as well, and the star Power Forward was also second-team All-Big East that year. Drafted by the Toronto Raptors ahead of the 2005-06 season, Villanueva would go on to have a long career in the pros after being named to the NBA All-Rookie First Team. His best year in the NBA was the 2008-09 season where he averaged 16.2 points to go along with nearly 7 rebounds per game.

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