MGE Announces Accolade in USA Today’s 10Best Readers’ Choice Awards

Mohegan Sun Ranked Number One for “Best Casino Hotel” Second Year in a Row

UNCASVILLE, CT (October 1, 2018) – Mohegan Gaming & Entertainment (MGE), operators of Mohegan Sun in Connecticut and Pennsylvania, and manager of multiple properties throughout the United States and internationally, today announced that its flagship location, Mohegan Sun, has achieved significant honors in USA Today’s 10Best Readers’ Choice Awards. Marking an incredible year for the East Coast’s premier integrated entertainment resort (IER) destination, Mohegan Sun was voted “Best Casino Hotel,” receiving the number one spot in the category, along with second place awards for “Best Casino Outside of Las Vegas” and “Best Player’s Club” for its Momentum Rewards Program.

“Mohegan Gaming & Entertainment is poised to be the worldwide leader in the integrated entertainment resort industry, which all started with our all-encompassing flagship destination in Connecticut,” said Mario Kontomerkos, chief executive officer of Mohegan Gaming & Entertainment. “We are honored to be recognized as ‘Best Casino Hotel’ in USA Today’s 10Best Readers’ Choice Awards, as it further demonstrates Mohegan Gaming & Entertainment’s commitment to providing the ultimate resort amenities and immersive experiences for casino players and non-gamers alike. We look forward to continuing the success and momentum of Mohegan Sun, leading Mohegan Gaming & Entertainment’s next phase of growth both domestically and abroad.”

Nominees for USA Today’s 10Best Readers’ Choice Awards were selected by an esteemed panel including editors from both USA Today and, as well as relevant expert contributors. Readers voted over the span of four weeks on their favorite choices in each category. Mohegan Sun was also named “Best U.S. Casino” in USA Today’s 10Best Readers’ Choice Awards in 2017.

“2018 marked an exciting year for Mohegan Sun with several property updates, new guest offerings and tons of A-list entertainment,” said Ray Pineault, president and general manager of Mohegan Sun. “We are extremely proud that Mohegan Sun consistently receives industry accolades year after year, and we will continue to live up to our reputation of ‘Best Casino Hotel,’ solidifying our position as a world-class integrated resort destination.”

Since Mohegan Gaming & Entertainment opened the doors to its flagship Connecticut property in 1996, Mohegan Sun quickly grew into one of the Western hemisphere’s premier integrated resorts, delivering unforgettable experiences to more than nine million visitors each year. From dining and shopping, to professional sporting events and arena-sized performances, Mohegan Gaming & Entertainment’s commitment to provide new and exciting offerings translated into more than 45 dining restaurants, bars and lounges; two luxury hotel towers with a total of 1,563 rooms; a full retail shopping center; the Earth Expo & Convention Center; two world-class spas; an 18-hole golf course; and three high-energy entertainment venues including its award-winning Mohegan Sun Arena.

Based on more than two decades of success, Mohegan Gaming & Entertainment has brought its renowned, all-encompassing resort experiences to new markets within the U.S. and globally. The brand’s standard of excellence was established in Connecticut with the Mohegan Sun property and came to life further through the brand’s sister properties, Mohegan Sun Pocono in Pennsylvania; the Resorts Casino Hotel in Atlantic City, New Jersey; the ilani Resort in Washington State; and Project Inspire, currently in development in South Korea and intended to be the premier integrated entertainment resort destination in Northern Asia. In addition, Mohegan Gaming & Entertainment is currently pursuing projects in Athens, Greece and Niagara Falls, Canada, further strengthening the brand’s position as an industry leader while revitalizing the meaning of resort entertainment into an immersive and exhilarating experience for guests around the world.

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