It stands as one property in Uncasville: Mohegan Sun. But it’s actually two separate casinos on one campus, Casino of the Earth and Casino of the Sky, operated by the Mohegan Tribe.
Since 1996, Mohegan Sun has been one of the premier gaming destinations in the northeast. On top of hundreds of options for poker, slots, and table games, you’ll find a plethora of non-gaming entertainment options like golf, live shows, and shopping. As you would expect, dining options on-site are available, and casino hotels allow you to stay on the property.
While gaming options currently don’t include sports betting, that is sure to come in the near future pending approval of re-negotiated gaming compacts.
Address: 1 Mohegan Sun Blvd, Uncasville, CT 06382
Phone number: (888) 226-7711
Opened in: 1996
Retail sportsbook: Not yet
Online sportsbook: Not yet
Gaming floor: Over 300,000 square feet
Slots: Nearly 5,000
Table games: Yes, over 300 tables, including blackjack, baccarat, craps and roulette
Poker room: Yes, over 30 tables
Off-track betting: Yes
While lawmakers still hash out a regulatory framework, and while the Mohegan tribe’s renewed compact with Gov. Ned Lamont still needs federal approval, Mohegan Sun does appear to have sports betting plans in place.
Similar to Foxwoods Resort Casino, the other of two major casinos in Connecticut, Mohegan Sun reached an agreement with a sports betting provider well in advance. In March 2019, Mohegan Gaming & Entertainment announced a deal with Kambi “to provide online and on-property betting products” via the Connecticut property.
Kambi was part of the leading group that rolled out state-regulated wagering soon after PASPA fell in 2018. In fact, it served as a partner for DraftKings Sportsbook to process the first online bet in New Jersey, the first such wager outside of Nevada following PASPA. Kambi serves two of the biggest states with legal wagering in New Jersey and Pennsylvania.
As it stands, Mohegan Sun has integrated Kambi to power its free-to-play mobile sportsbook.
Kambi itself has partnered with Unibet, Rush Street Interactive and Parx. In fact, in Pennsylvania, Mohegan Sun Pocono has leveraged the Unibet brand. That could give Unibet an inside track to become one of the betting apps in Connecticut if Mohegan Sun chooses not to launch a sportsbook under its own brand.
In a day’s time, you could play across the entire gamut of popular casino games without leaving the Mohegan Sun property. Regardless of the size of your gaming budget or what you like to play, you can find something to suit you.
Almost 5,000 machines representing hundreds of different titles await inside the two casinos at Mohegan Sun. Plays range from a single penny all the way up to $100, with prize values falling and rising correspondingly. Some of the titles offer progressive jackpots with payouts hitting seven figures in the past.
Popular games include:
Over 300 gaming tables run on a daily basis in the two casinos, with buy-ins set at various prices. You can even opt to try the Fusion Hybrid experience, which allows you to play at up to four tables simultaneously.
While Mohegan Sun obviously boasts an array of table games, one in particular is most unique to the property. In Let It Ride, based on five-card stud poker, players do not compete against the dealer or any other player. Simply match your hand with the community cards to win.
Other popular table games include:
Over 30 tables welcome players of all skill levels with a range of buy-ins. The poker room offers daily cash games and tournaments with a number of poker variants available.
Whether you prefer to play 7 Card Stud, Omaha or Texas Hold ‘Em, there’s action ongoing for you.
There’s no shortage of space with 200 individual carrels allowing you to watch live horse racing and take part in pari-mutuel pools should you desire.
The viewing options also include four 16-by-20-foot projection screens, 63 42-inch flat screens and seven 65-inch televisions. Beverage and food service is also available while you’re taking in the races.
Even if you have zero interest in gambling or want to spend part of your day doing other things, there’s no need to go elsewhere. There are activities for entire families, foodies, golfers, shoppers and those who enjoy an array of live entertainment.
Towers at each casino might offer the best access to the gaming floors and over 1,500 rooms but they aren’t the sum total of accommodations on-site.
Aspire at Mohegan Sun is the newest luxury hotel. With several different suite options, 24-hour butler service and access to Thirty Three, an exclusive dining and gaming experience, Aspire checks all the boxes for high rollers.
Guests at the Earth and Sky towers aren’t neglected, however, with suites for up to 12 people and access to the Mandara Spa plus concierge and valet.
If you are determined to try a different dining establishment on the Mohegan Sun campus weekly, it would take you nearly a year to work your way through all the options.
The dining choices incorporate national favorites, exclusive casual eateries and high-end restaurants. Additionally, the array of choices have something to offer every palate.
Nearly year-round, you can find live entertainment and lots of activities for couples, families and individuals.
Live shows include comedy and music among other offerings. You’ll find live entertainment at Back of House, Comix Roadhouse, Mohegan Sun Arena, Novelle and Wolf Den.
Also at the Mohegan Sun Arena since 2003, from May through October, are home games for the Connecticut Sun of the WNBA, a franchise owned by the Mohegan Tribe. Other family entertainment options include an arcade, go-karts and The Shops at Mohegan Sun.
In March 1994, the land that the casino sits on was taken into trust for the Mohegan Tribe.
At the time, the tribe contracted with RJH Development and LMW Investments on the concept for the casino. The property officially opened on October 12, 1996.
The tribe gained full control over the property in 2000, although the gaming compact gives the state of Connecticut an annual revenue share.
In November 2016, the Earth Tower was added to the property, nearly doubling the number of hotel rooms on-site.