Tribal Organization: Mohegan Gaming & Entertainment
4455 Paradise Road
The Mohegan Tribe, which owns and operated the Mohegan Sun Casino in Connecticut, is the first Native American tribe to be licensed to operate a Las Vegas casino. The tribe will operate the Mohegan Sun Casino at Virgin Hotels Las Vegas when it opens January 15, 2021.
The new casino replaces the former Hard Rock Hotel, which operated 1995-2020 on Harmon Avenue east of the Strip. Richard Branson and a group of investors purchased the Hard Rock property in 2018. Mohegan Gaming & Entertainment was contracted as the licensed operator of the casino in September 2019.
Hard Rock was shut down in April 2020 to renovate and rebrand the property as Mohegan Sun Casino at Virgin Hotels Las Vegas.
Mohegan Sun Casino will open at the time Virgin Hotels Las Vegas opens January 15, 2021
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Slot machines: 650
Table games: 50
High-roller room - 16th floor
Sportsbook (managed by Betfred USA Sports)
There will be 12 food and beverage outlets including:
Commons Club - fireplace lounge
Money Baby Sports Bar
Additional venues to be announced.
The Bar at Commons Club
The Joint is an indoor live music and entertainment venue with capacity for 4,500 guests
Nightlife venues TBA
Hotel operator is Curio Collection by Hilton
The hotel has three towers with 1504 guest rooms designated as Chambers, Grand Chamber Suites and Penthouse Suites. A large pool area with a tropical design is part of a 5-acre outdoor space.
Hotel pool area
130,000 square feet of avilable space for conventions, meetings and special events
October 27, 2020
The Mohegan Sun Casino at Virgin Hotels Las Vegas will be the first Native American casino to operate in Las Vegas, Nevada when it opens January 15, 2021.
Last week the Nevada Gaming Commission formally approved the casino license which clears the way for the January opening. The Commission Chairman John Moran told the Mohegan officials:
"We are glad to have you here as the first Native tribe on the Strip corridor. You have an impressive string of firsts. The Mohegan tribal gaming has come a long way in its eight locations and nine with Las Vegas and Nevada."
The Mohegan Sun Casino at Virgin Hotels Las Vegas will open on the former site of the Hard Rock Hotel and operate a 60,000-square-foot gaming floor featuring 650 slot machines, 50 table games and a sportsbook. A private gaming room on the 16th floor will be reserved for high rollers.
October 1, 2020
The new Virgin Hotels Las Vegas and its Mohegan Sun Casino will open to the public on January 15, 2021. The new property is built on the site of the former Hard Rock Las Vegas.
Virgin Hotels Las Vegas to open for business January 15
Mohegan Sun Casino At Virgin Hotels Las Vegas will be operated by Mohegan Gaming & Entertainment, owned by the Mohegan Tribe from Connecticut.
September 21, 2019
Artist rendering of main entry. (Courtesy of Virgin Hotels)
Mohegan Gaming & Entertainment, owned by the Mohegan Tribe in Connecticut, will manage the casino operations at the new Virgin Hotel Las Vegas which opens in late 2020.
Virgin Hotels is buying the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas. Hard Rock will be closed in February and followed by 8-months of renovation and rebranding..
Virgin Hotels selected Mohegan Gaming & Entertainment to run its casino subject to approval by the Nevada Gaming Board. Mohegan Gaming currently manages six other casinos:
Terms of the agreement between Virgin Hotels and Mohegan Gaming are not disclosed.
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