Mohegan Sun Casino Review
You may know the Mohegan Sun as the second largest casino in the US. The Mohegan Sun casino was founded in the year 1996 and is located alongside the banks of river Thames, in the Uncasville region of southern Connecticut. This Native American casino is owned and operated by the Mohegan Tribal Gaming Authority and is a highly popular tourist attraction in the state. The casino employs more than 10,000 people and generates revenue that runs into billions of dollars. That does not, in any way, mean that it is only for the bigger players.
Mohegan Sun casino is known for offering diverse casino and gambling activities for all kinds of gamblers and even tourists who just want to have fun. The casino is open 24 hours a day, and is located in the Mohegan Sun Bld, alongside the Mohegan hotel, spa, restaurants and shopping centers.
About the casino
The casino is one of the largest with a gaming area of 364,000 sq ft. Once called the Casino of the Earth, the casino reflects the rich heritage of the Mohegan Tribe. The Hall of the Lost Tribes, a non-smoking hall, was built in 2001 as a part of the casino’s expansion plans. In 2008, the casino further expanded and is now home to over 6400 gaming machines, 377 table games and a racebook.
Table Games at the Mohegan Sun
The casino has over 370 table games that include variants of baccarat, craps, roulette, blackjack and poker. Of them, 116 tables are dedicated to blackjack and many of its variants. Minimum table limits at the blackjack tables is $5 and can go up to $10,000. Earlier, the minimum bets at a blackjack table were $10.
The casino has 22 tables for craps and 22 for roulette. The remaining tables are reserved for different games like Pai Gow poker, Sic Bo, Spanish 21, Let It Ride, Caribbean stud poker and more.
The number of slot machines in the Mohegan Sun casino exceeds 6000, one of the highest in tribal casinos. Given that big number, one can expect a variety in the slot and video poker games offered there. And not surprisingly, you will find a list of interesting slot, video poker and keno games if you explore the casino. Slots and video slots include movie and television themed games like Grease, The Hangover, Ghostbusters, The Dark Knight, Deal or No Deal etc.
You can also play the 5×12 colossal reel slots with themes like Van Helsing, Forbidden Dragons, Spartacus and Li’l red. Minimum bet on these slots is just $0.1. Real Pinball multiplay slots, Konami KP3 Slants, Pirate Battle, Battleship, Leprechaun’s Gold, Alice and the Enchanted Mirror etc are some of the other slots you can play. If you are feeling lucky, you could try the progressive slots like Mystical Unicorn, King of Africa, Ancient Magicke series and the Invaders Planet series.
The casino has around 250 nickel slots, 1500 quarter slots and even $100 slots to accommodate gamblers with different stake levels. It also has around 1000 dollar slot machines, 360 half dollar slots and 150 $5 slots. The ten IGT slots you can play in the casino include Jeopardy, Wheel of Gold, Wheel of Fortune, Megabucks, Fabulous 50s and more. Mohegan also has some of the highest paying keno machines in the region.
The Mohegan Sun opened its new poker room in the year 2008. The room is beautiful and is decked with furniture for comfortable seating. The sign-up desk is the first thing you’ll see on entrance, followed by the main playing area. The main area of the poker room has 40 poker tables. The poker room is also among the largest in the country, but mostly offers low limit games. Table limits are $1/$2 and $2/$5 for no limit Holdem and $2/$2, $4/$8 and $5/$10 for limit Holdem games. The room also has tables with $1/$2 for pot limit Omaha and $1-$5 for stud poker games.
While Texas Holdem dominates the action in the room, poker enthusiasts can also enjoy a bit of Omaha and Stud poker games. Sit n Gos take place every day at the casino’s poker room, which is open 24 hrs a day. It also hosts daily tournaments, weekly special events, high hand jackpots, guaranteed poker tournaments and monthly top player promotions. The best part about this poker room is that unlike most other casinos in the state, the Mohegan Sun allows players to use their Players’ Club points for buy-ins at the poker table.
The poker room also hosts a number of multi-table tournaments throughout the year. The poker room here may not be the best in comparison to those in Vegas but is a good alternative if you can’t go to the Sin City. The best, however, would be to stick to the no limit games to make some money.
Mohegan Sun also has a racebook where you can wager on thoroughbred racing. Here you can bet on a variety of live horse racing and greyhounds racing events from the US, England and Australia. The racebook has comfortable seating and has a number of LCD TVs you can enjoy the live races on.
The Mohegan Sun runs a special promotion for its loyal members through the Players Club. Members of the club can earn comp points by playing the casino games and redeem them against casino game buy-ins, hotel room fare, free admission to the Connecticut Sun basketball games, entry to sweepstake tournaments at the casino and even get discounts at the retail outlets of the Mohegan Sun.
The Mohegan Sun is one of the most happening casinos in Connecticut and can be a great place for gaming. If you are a poker player, be sure to check out the tournaments and promotions that are held during your visit. That way, even if you lose at slots, you can make it up with your skills in poker. And while you are there, don’t miss out the delicious food at Michael Jordan’s Steak House and Todd English’s Tuscany Italian restaurant.