Mohegan Sun Pocono recently rebranded as Mohegan Pennsylvania. It was initially called Meadows Racetrack & Casino before it was renamed Hollywood Casino at the Meadows.
Ray Pineault, Mohegan's CEO, announced the move on Monday, stating that most of their valued guests, stakeholders and partners often refer to the enterprise as "Mohegan." So, the new name is a vital decision that showcases its values and capabilities.
Other gaming destinations, including Mohegan Pennsylvania are planning to rebrand soon to synergize the Mohegan portfolio. This will help them grow according to the Mohegan Tribe vision and expand their clientele.
Project Starlight Caused the Rebrand
Mohegan Sun Pocono's rebrand comes after the gaming operator rolled out its Project Starlight. It includes completing its $10 million renovation project of the Mohegan Pennsylvania 237-room hotel.
The project will feature The Hive Taphouse, a new live music venue and bar with several flat screens that will display big games, a complete dining menu, and over 20 beer choices.
Anthony Carlucci, Mohegan Pennsylvania's President and General Manager, stated that the gaming venue has competent leadership and a dedicated team that has spearheaded its recent transformation. He admitted that its clients are excited as the year comes to an end.
The new name, attractions, revamped hotel, and exceptional guest service have exemplified each Mohegan property and the brand. Mohegan Pennsylvania's new phase excites Carlucci.
Mohegan was the first casino operator to introduce gaming in Pennsylvania in 2006. The Hive Taphouse will feature the Topgolf Swing Suites, which will allow visitors to play virtual golf on renowned PGA golf courses. Still, they can try other interesting activities, including the Quarterback Challenge.
Mohegan Pennsylvania launched Embers Terrace this summer. It is a seasonal outdoor terrace bar whose popularity has drastically grown as it is a perfect venue for enjoying live music as people sip tasty wine, play lawn games or relax near fire pits.
More Details About Mohegan Sun Pocono Downs
Penn Entertainment initially called Penn National Gaming, sold the Pocono Downs racetrack to Mohegan Sun for $280 million on January 25, 2005. But Mohegan Sun rebranded it as the "Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs" and started a huge expansion project.
The property started operating in November 2006 and was the first Pennsylvania casino to offer slots. Still, it became the first local casino to get the green light to offer table games in 2010.
Mohegan built a hotel and connected it to the casino in 2013. Mohegan Sun Pocono signed a deal with Kindred Group on January 28, 2019, to provide sports gambling at the casino's retail bookmaker. It developed a 1,130-square-foot bookie with three teller windows, an LED wall, and seven sports gambling kiosks.
Mohegan Sun Pocono's Unibet Sportsbook launched on October 5, 2019, and the property started offering online gambling after one month. The gaming site has 300,000 square feet of gaming space, a Unibet Sportsbook, 60 table games, and 1,900 slot machines.
The casino's 4,000-car capacity parking has 800 slots for valet service. Yet, it has many dining options like Sunburst Bar, Starting Gate Bar, Ruth's Chris Steakhouse, and Pearl Sushi Bar.