Nation | Tribe: Mohegan Gaming & Entertainment
Virgin Hotels Las Vegas
4455 Paradise Road
Paradise, Nevada 89169
(800) 910-2387 General Info
(800) 693-7625 Hotel
The Mohegan Tribe, which owns and operated the Mohegan Sun Casino in Connecticut, is the first Native American tribe to operate a casino in Las Vegas. The Sun Casino at Virgin Hotels Las Vegas opened on March 26, 2021.
Virgin Hotels Las Vegas 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. The property was rebranded as Virgin Hotels Las Vegas and a year-long renovation culminated with a new grand opening in March 2021.
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Casino Floor at Mohegan Sun Casino Las Vegas
Open 24 hours daily
Slot machines: 650
Table games: 50
Blackjack, Spanish 21, Baccarat, Midi-Baccarat, Craps, Crapless Craps, Roulette, Three-Card-Poker and Face Up Gow Pai Poker ...
High-roller room - on the 16th floor
High-Stakes Tables at Mohegan Sun Casino Las Vegas
Afters Ice Cream
The Bar at Commons Club
Funny Library Coffee Shop
Kassi Beach House
The Kitchen at Commons Club
Night + Market
Todd English’s Olives
The Bar at Commons Club
This is an indoor live music and entertainment venue with capacity for 4,500 guests. (Previously The Joint under Hard Rock)
This entertainment venue seats 650 guests. It is named for the address of the first Virgin Record Store, which opened in London in 1971. (Previously named Vinyl under Hard Rock)
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
March 25, 2021
Mohegan Sun Casino and Virgin Hotels Las Vegas both officially opened their doors this evening at 6 PM. The casino is the first in Las Vegas to be managed by a Native American tribe, the Mohegan Tribe of Indians of Connecticut.
The new hotel-casino replaces the former Hard Rock Hotel located on Paradise near Flamino. Complimentary self-parking for the hotel-casino is available to the public at the Paradise Garage off Paradise Road and the Harmon Garage off Harmon Avenue. Valet parking is available at the main entrance and at Harmon Garage.
All restaurants are open with limited capacity up to six guests per table. Reservations are available online at virginhotelslv.com. The grand opening includes live entertainment from 6 PM to late night.
February 16, 2021
After two recent delays, the new Mohegan Sun Casino at Virgin Hotels Las Vegas will officially open on March 25, 2021. The casino will be the first in Las Vegas to be operated by a Native American tribe, the Mohegan Tribe.
The Mohegans were also the first tribe to manage a casino in Atlantic City, the Resorts Casino Hotel. The Mohegan Tribe owns a worldwide casino management company, Mohegan Gaming & Entertainment (MGE).
Mohegan Sun Casino Las Vegas will be located on the first floor of the Virgin Hotel, which is replacing the former Hard Rock Casino. The gaming floor will be 60,000 square feet and feature 650 slot machines and 50 table games. The Virgin Hotel will have 3 towers, 12 restaurants and bars and an entertainment center with capacity for 4,500 guests.
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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