Monday, July 14, 2008

Pocono Downs Grand Opening Details Released

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Details were released today on Thursday's grand opening of the expansion at the Mohegan Tribe's Pocono Downs racetrack-slot parlor in Pennsylvania:

WHEN: Thursday, July 17, 9:30am

WHERE: Adjacent to Porte Cochere and Valet Entrance

DETAILS: Grand Opening ceremonies will take place Thursday, July 17 at 9:30 am and feature remarks from company executives and a representative of the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board. A Mohegan tribal smudge ceremony will add to the positive spirit of the event. Members of the United States Parachute Team will leap from a plane and touch down just steps away from the entrance. They will be met by a color guard from the 109th Field Artillery Battalion of the Pennsylvania National Guard, headquartered in nearby Wilkes-Barre, who will lead a procession to officially open the doors of the new casino.

The descent and landing of the parachute team will highlight the grand opening ceremony at the new $208 million gaming and entertainment complex that dramatically transforms Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs. The complex has been designed to deliver an exceptional gaming and entertainment experience to residents of Northeast Pennsylvania and tourists traveling through the region.

To celebrate Northeastern Pennsylvania, the new Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs has drawn on architectural design concepts inspired by its regional context, the rolling majesty of the Pocono Mountains and the richness of the Susquehanna River Valley as well as the rich cultural traditions of the Mohegan tribe. “I’m not aware of any project in Northeastern Pennsylvania that celebrates Northeastern Pennsylvania,” said Bobby Soper, President and CEO of Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs. “This has been our guiding motivation,” he said.

The grand opening date is pending approval from the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board, following the results of a test run on Tuesday, July 15th.