The Mohegan Sun Casino has over 300,000 square feet of gaming tables, slot machines and other forms of gambling. It’s owned and operated by members of the Mohegan Tribe (officially known as the Mohegan Tribe of Indians of Connecticut.) The casino is a part of a 240 acre complex that includes an arena, a theater, meeting space and even a radio station, among other things. Because of its sheer size, there are plenty of things to do in the casino and on its grounds. Here are four ideas to help get you started.
1) Eat dinner at one of the 39 different restaurants and cafes. Yes, 39 – you read that right. Some of the many restaurants within the Mohegan Sun include Michael Jordan’s Steak House, Virgil’s Real Barbecue, Todd English’s Tuscany and Jimmy Buffet’s Margaritaville. There is also a Krispy Kreme Doughnut shop, the Season’s Buffet, and several sports bars. No matter what type of food you like – or are in the mood for – you’ll find something to eat at the Mohegan Sun Casino.
2) See a show or a sporting event at the Mohegan Sun Arena. The arena is the home of the Connecticut Sun basketball team, a member of the Women’s National Basketball Association (WNBA). Home games are played in the 12,000 seat arena. If you aren’t a big basketball fan, then one of the many concerts, MMA (Mixed Martial Arts) fights, or other events may align with your interests. Bon Jovi, Fleetwood Mac, Taylor Swift, Billy Joel and Jay Z are just some of the many bands and solo performers who have played at the Mohegan Sun Arena.
3) Spend some downtime shopping. Whether you just won money at one of the many different gambling tables or simply want to get in some “retail therapy” there are 39 stores waiting for you. Shops range from the upscale (Tiffany and Co., Coach) to the more affordable (Puma, Yankee Candle.) There are also candy shops – Dylan’s Candy Bar, Godiva; bath and beauty products – Sephora, Lush; plus a toy store, several clothing shops, and much more. Basically, there is something for everyone.
4) Gamble at one of the three casinos. Of course, you’re in a casino, so you might as well spend some time at a slot machine or a card table, right? There are three casinos within the Mohegan Sun, each named after an element of nature – wind, earth and sky. Each has a few different things to play. The Casino of the Wind has a 42-table poker room, 25 other table games, and 500 slot machines. The Casino of the Earth is a smoke-free environment. It has Asian gaming, horse-race gambling, 3,000 slot machines and 160 table games. The last casino – the Casino of the Sky – is also smoke free. This particular one is a bit smaller, and only has 2,000 slot machines and 100 table games.
No matter what you decide to do at the Mohegan Sun Casino in Uncasville, Connecticut, be prepared to stay a while. The gambling tables, shops, arena and restaurants on the grounds of the Mohegan Sun are only a few of the many things to do. There is also a spa, a hotel, a theater, night clubs, and much more.