Mohegan Sun

Mohegan Sun is the world’s second-largest casino, nestling on a square kilometre (240 acres) of land alongside the Thames River in Uncasville, Connecticut.

The decor displays a lot of Native American traits, including artwork and structural design, with mechanical wolves that even howl standing on rock structures inside the gaming areas.

A 55-foot high indoor waterfall called "Taughannick Falls", is symbolic of a treacherous crossing point during the Mohegan tribe’s migration.

Mohegan Sun’s Casino of the Sky houses 6 200 slot machines, and 300 gaming tables in its 30 000 m² of floor space.

A huge attraction is the Wombi Rock – a three-storey crystal mountain made from alabaster and over 12 000 individual plates of onyx fused into glass. The casino has a functional planetarium, which uses fibre optics to display the sun, moon and stars, and this is accompanied by the dazzling lighting effects of the Wombi Rock.

Mohegan Sun History

Resort development began in 1992 in close consultation with the native Mohegan tribe. The three developers – RJH Development, LMW Investments and Slavik Suites – formed Trading Cove Associates (TCA) to provide the Mohegans with finance, tribal attorneys and advisers to help them gain recognition as a sovereign people.

This was achieved in 1994 and the Mohegan Tribal Gaming Authority (MTGA) hired TCA – which by then was 50% owned by Sol Kerzner and 50% by Waterford Gaming – to oversee development and construction of the casino.

Mohegan Sun opened in 1996 and in 2000 complete control was given to the Mohegan Tribe.

In 2006, the Mohegans announced Project Horizon, a $740 million expansion that will be completed in phases until 2010.

Part of Project Horizon will be the new Casino of the Wind, featuring 964 slot machines, 10 table games and 45 House of Blues poker tables. Another 1 000 hotel rooms wil also be built, including 300 House of Blues themed rooms with a separate lobby.

Mohegan Sun Attractions

Mohegan Sun is located in the beautiful hills of southeastern Connecticut, where 60% of the state’s tourism is generated.

The Mohegan Sun Arena is home to the Women’s National Basketball Association’s professional team, Connecticut Sun, while other venues include the 350-seat Cabaret Theatre and the 300-seat Wolf Den.