What: Casino & Resort
Where: 1 Mohegan Sun Boulevard, Uncasville, CT 06382
Phone: 1 (888) 226-7711
Mohegan Sun, located in Uncasville, Connecticut, is the world’s second largest casino with 364,000 sq ft of gaming space. It is located on 240 acres along the banks of the Thames River. It is at the heart of the scenic foothills of southeastern Connecticut, where 60 percent of the state’s tourism is concentrated. It features the Mohegan Sun Arena, home of the state’s only major-league professional sports team, the Women’s National Basketball Association’s Connecticut Sun. It houses a 350-seat Cabaret Theatre, the 300-seat Wolf Den, and 100,000 sq ft of meeting and function room space, including the Northeast’s largest ballroom and 130,000 sq ft of retail shopping. It is the home of New London’s WMOS FM radio station.
The casino contains slot machines, gaming tables including poker, blackjack, craps, roulette, Caribbean stud poker, keno and baccarat. The race book offers live horse or greyhound racing from around the U.S. as well as from Australia and England. It also offers wagering on jai-alai from Florida.
The Casino of the Sky has a functional planetarium utilizing fiber optics to display the sun, moon, and stars accompanying the lighting effects of the Wombi Rock, which is a three-story high crystal mountain crafted of alabaster and more than 12,000 individual plates of hand-selected onyx from quarries in Iran, Pakistan, and Mexico; which were transported to Carrara, Italy and fused into glass.
A 55 ft high indoor waterfall called “Taughannick Falls”, representing a treacherous crossing point during the tribe’s migration.
The decor is Native American in style in many aspects. The artwork throughout the casino and the structural design has Native American feel. In addition, several mechanical wolves stand high atop rock structures inside the gaming areas that occasionally sit back and howl lightly.