Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs is located in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, and is an Indian-owned racino (combination race track and casino). Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs is also home to eleven restaurants and bars.
With Pennsylvania's casino industry preparing for the arrival of table games, regulators said Tuesday they're on track for a July launch and one parlor said it has had dozens of blackjack, craps and roulette tables delivered.
The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board has licensed eight slot-machine casinos to offer table games, and regulators are expected to give the go-ahead Tuesday to two more casinos, SugarHouse Casino in Philadelphia and Rivers Casino in Pittsburgh.
Nine of the 10 should be ready to debut their games in July, or perhaps a little later, according to board spokesman Doug Harbach. The tenth, Sugarhouse, is scheduled to open in September....read the rest
Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs chief executive Bobby Soper is not letting his guard down after an impressive opening weekend for the new casino with its added slot machines and non-gambling amenities. "It's a very good start," Soper said Monday. "Of course, any time you open a new property there's a curiosity factor." The expanded casino that opened Thursday holds nearly 2,500 slot machines, more than twice the number that had operated in the neighboring interim gambling hall since November 2006. The result was nearly $32 million of wagers during the Friday-Sunday period, compared to less than $20 million each of the prior two weekends....read the rest