USA Today Ranks Mohegan Sun As No. 1 Of Top 10 Casinos

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Gaming machines are seen at Mohegan Sun - Unvasville, CT - Nov 20, 2002 - Photo: Mario Tama/Getty Images

Mohegan Sun, a native gaming estate in Uncasville, Connecticut, holds the top place in the U.S.A Today review of the top 10 U.S. casinos.

That particular venue is one of three on the list of tribal casinos, each in the top three. The number two slot was taken by Foxwoods Resort Casino, situated in Mashantucket, Conn and having opened in 1993, the oldest of two casinos. Mohegan Sun was then launched in 1996.

It is run by Mohegan Gaming & Entertainment (MGE), the Mohegan tribe’s gambling company and according to USA Today the Mohegan Sun ‘comprises three hotel towers with a combined 1,563 guestrooms and suites. Mohegan tribal stories come to life throughout the hotel’s design.’

MGE claims the venue has a gaming room of over 300,000 square feet with more than 5,000 slot machines, 300 table games and a 33 table poker zone.

The Pechanga Casino in Temecula, California comes in third on the USA Today list and is one of the largest casinos in Western America with a gaming region of 200,000 square feet and has 5,000 slots and 130 table games.

Whilst Las Vegas is America’s entertainment destination, the USA Today study maintains strong respect for gaming assets in the country’s northeastern portion. In relation to claiming the top two places in the lists by Mohegan Sun and Foxwoods, New York’s del Lago Resort and Casino was placed fourth.

The $2.6 billion freshly minted Encore Boston Harbor, operated by Wynn Resorts, is the highest-ranking casino held on the list by a traditional gaming business, ranked fifth.

“Rooms at the Encore Boston Harbor come equipped with flat-screen TVs, high-speed wireless internet access, Wynn Dream Beds with 507-thread-count sheets, spacious marble bathrooms with separate shower and soaking tub, and voice-activated lighting and temperature controls,” according to USA Today.

The estate is viewed as a significant competitive risk to competitors from New England, including other business casinos from Massachusetts and Rhode Island as well as tribal assets from Connecticut.

Having put five places in the top ten of the list, Sin City did fairly well. The Palazzo and Venetian of Las Vegas Sands were put in joint seventh place, while the Wynn and Encore were in the eighth position. That’s some discrepancy from previously this year’s TripAdvisor study, which rated the two Wynn Strip hotels as the top built national hotels.

Caesars Palace was the other Las Vegas estate on the list with the fifth position and the second for Caesars Entertainment after Harrah’s New Orleans, sixth.

The Beau Rivage Resort & Casino in Biloxi, Miss. was the other gaming asset in the South to join the USA Today list. This facility is run by MGM Resorts.

 

 

 

 

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