Saturday, July 10, 2010

Mohegan's Pocono Downs Casino To Begin Dealing Cards Tomorrow

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The Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs, in Wilkes-Barre, PA, will have their test run at table games tomorrow, Sunday, July 11, and if that eight-hour test run passes muster with state regulators then the Pennsylvania casino will begin offering table games on Tuesday.

Up until now the Mohegan's Pocono Downs has only offered slot machines and virtual blackjack (and horse races) but with the legalization of table games the casino will offer games like live blackjack, poker, craps, roulette, pai gow and mini-baccarat. The Mohegans will begin with 62 table games and may add another 21 table games later in the summer.

The Mohegan's Pocono Downs casino's closest competitor, the Mount Airy casino, will also have their table game test run on Sunday, July 11, and similarly will officially begin table games on Tuesday if that test run is successful.

Both casinos have scheduled official grand openings on Tuesday at 10 a.m., according to Pennsylvania's Times Leader newspaper.

Three casinos in western Pennsylvania began table games last week.

Tomorrow's test run at the Mohegan's Pocono Downs casino will be from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Mount Airy's test run will be from 2 p.m. to 10 p.m. Proceeds of the Mohegan's test run will go to charity. The public is invited to both casinos for its test runs on Sunday.