Mohegan Gaming & Entertainment Unveils Logo for New Destination in Las Vegas, Signifying the First Tribal Casino Presence in the Entertainment Capital of the World

Mohegan Sun Casino at Virgin Hotels Las Vegas Announces Strategic New Hires and Momentum Loyalty Rewards Program

UNCASVILLE, Connecticut — Mohegan Gaming &
Entertainment (MGE), a master developer of awe-inspiring global integrated entertainment resorts (IER), today unveiled the logo for its first Las Vegas destination, Mohegan Sun Casino at Virgin Hotels Las Vegas. The 60,000-square foot premium gaming venue is located within Virgin Hotels Las Vegas, part of the Curio Collection by Hilton™. Actively under extensive renovation, Mohegan Sun Casino Las Vegas signifies the first tribal casino presence in the prestigious Las Vegas market.

As part of this landmark endeavor, MGE has appointed Joe Hasson as
General Manager to lead the brand’s first foray into the Las Vegas
market; Joe will oversee the strategic direction of business operations
and financial performance of the casino property in coordination with
the senior management team. Recently named Director of Marketing, Tyler
Conover will also be instrumental in amplifying Mohegan’s presence and
furthering key business initiatives to attract guests. Under their
leadership, MGE will deliver memorable guest experiences, best in-class
operations, and unmatched personalized service.

“This is an important milestone, and we are eager to bring MGE’s
world-class gaming to our network of loyal thrill-seekers in the
entertainment capital of the world,” said Mario Kontomerkos, MGE’s Chief
Executive Officer. “With industry veterans like Joe and Tyler at the
helm of Mohegan Sun Casino Las Vegas, we are confident that our first
venture into Las Vegas will be a fruitful one, and we are looking
forward to welcoming guests later this year.”

Get to Know the New General Manager at Mohegan Sun Casino Las Vegas

Joe Hasson brings nearly 40 years of industry experience into his new
role as General Manager. Responsibilities of this position include
management of the overall integrity of operations, and ensuring
compliance with all regulatory standards, internal controls, policies
and procedures. In addition, Hasson will be responsible for developing
strategies and executing activities to drive and continually improve
financial results, guest satisfaction, human capital engagement and
efficiencies to grow the business. Hasson will provide strong
leadership, set expectations, and hold the Mohegan Sun Casino Las Vegas
management team accountable for implementing strategy and brand

As a former Executive Vice President, Chief Operating Officer and
General Manager for a prominent local casino company in Las Vegas,
Hasson was responsible for operating a portfolio including more than 20
casinos, resorts and taverns, featuring more than 20,000 slot machines,
400 table games, 5,000 hotel rooms and 60 restaurants, along with full
scale resort, regional and neighborhood amenities. With ample gaming and
entertainment experience, Hasson also earned more than 20-plus years of
first-hand experience nationwide while with Harrah’s Entertainment and
Penn National Gaming.

Newly Appointed Director of Marketing to Usher MGE Brand into World-Class Las Vegas Market

Tyler Conover is a marketing professional with 15 years of experience in
the gaming and hospitality industry. He possesses extensive knowledge of
the Las Vegas market and has consulted throughout various regions of the
United States and Canada.

In his role as Director of Marketing for Mohegan Gaming & Entertainment,
Tyler will oversee the brand’s gaming database and direct marketing
efforts, loyalty marketing, and advertising for gaming promotions and
special events. Tyler will be instrumental in strengthening the MGE
brand and introducing a new, world-renowned market of consumers to the
Mohegan experience.

Maximum Thrills Arrive in Las Vegas

In bringing all-out excitement to Las Vegas, Mohegan Sun Casino Las
Vegas will open with the Momentum Loyalty Rewards Program, providing a
seamless opportunity for guests to earn and redeem rewards and discounts
at over 100 dining, shopping, nightlife and entertainment options,
hotels, spas and golf courses at Mohegan Sun in Connecticut; Mohegan Sun
at Pocono Downs in Pennsylvania; Resorts Casino Hotel in Atlantic City,
New Jersey; ilani in Washington; and Mohegan Sun Casino Las Vegas in Las
Vegas, Nevada.

Mohegan Sun Casino Las Vegas’ renovation is currently underway. Subject
to regulatory approval, the re-imagined Las Vegas lifestyle casino is
slated to open at the end of 2020.

About Mohegan Sun Casino at Virgin Hotels Las Vegas

Mohegan Sun Casino at Virgin Hotels Las Vegas is a state-of-the-art
lifestyle casino operated by Mohegan Gaming & Entertainment (MGE),
master developer of awe-inspiring integrated entertainment resorts (IER)
worldwide. Mohegan Sun Casino Las Vegas signifies the first tribal
casino presence in the prestigious Las Vegas market, featuring a
60,000-square foot gaming venue located within Virgin Hotels Las Vegas,
a Curio Collection by Hilton. For more information on Mohegan Sun Casino
Las Vegas or MGE properties, please visit

About Mohegan Gaming & Entertainment

Mohegan Gaming & Entertainment (MGE) is a master developer and operator
of premier global integrated entertainment resorts, including Mohegan
Sun in Uncasville, Connecticut, Inspire in Incheon, South Korea and
Niagara Casinos in Niagara, Canada. MGE is owner, developer, and/or
manager of integrated entertainment resorts throughout the United
States, including Connecticut, New Jersey, Washington, Pennsylvania,
Louisiana, as well as Northern Asia and Niagara Falls, Canada, and
coming soon pending regulatory approval, Las Vegas, Nevada. MGE is owner
and operator of Connecticut Sun, a professional basketball team in the
WNBA and New England Black Wolves, a professional lacrosse team in the
National Lacrosse League. For more information on MGE and our
properties, visit

About Virgin Hotels Las Vegas

Virgin Hotels Las Vegas is a reimagined and re-conceptualized casino
resort, slated to open in Fall 2020. The property will be a part of the
Curio Collection by Hilton™. The integrated resort will intermix a
passion for food and beverage with music and culture. The resort will
feature three hotel towers totaling over 1,500 Chambers and suites; a
60,000 sq. ft. Mohegan Sun Casino operated by Mohegan Gaming &
Entertainment; a five-acre tropical paradise resort pool area; 117,000
sq. ft. of flexible indoor meeting and events space; live music and
entertainment venue operated by AEG Presents with a capacity of 4,500+;
and a portfolio of 12 dining venues including the iconic Nobu and luxury
steakhouse MB Steak. The property is owned by JC Hospitality, LLC, in
partnership with Juniper Capital Partners, Virgin Group, LiUNA, Fengate
Real Assets, Dream and Orlando Development. The off-Strip playground,
located at 4455 Paradise Road, is currently closed for renovations. For
more information, visit

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