The new Mohegan Sun Casino officially opened its 60,000 sq. ft of gaming to the Las Vegas public and gamblers on Thursday last week.
Celebrities, invited guests, locals and visitors were at the opening ceremony at the Virgin Hotels venue to see the door ceremonially unlocked. Mohegan Gaming interim CEO Ray Pineault and Mohegan Tribal Councillors led the formal event.
The new Mohegan Sun Casino features 650 slots and 50 tables. It employs its own Momentum Loyalty Program, awarding Momentum Dollars to spend on dining, shopping hotel stays, spa treatments and other partner benefits.
The Mohegan Tribe gained federal recognition as a sovereign nation on March 7, 1994.
Federal recognition has given the Mohegan Tribe the opportunity to conduct itself as a sovereign nation. To get there, the Tribe had to meet strict criteria, but was able to meet these high standards of proof and answer questions about why the Tribe would take the trouble.
The Mohegan Tribe describes their vision best:
“We are the Wolf People, children of Mundo, a part of the Tree of Life. our ancestors form our roots, our living Tribe is the trunk, our grandchildren are the buds of our future.
We remember and teach the stories of our ancestors.
We watch. We listen. We learn.
We respect Mother Earth, our Elders, and all that comes with Mundo.
We are willing to break arrows of peace to heal old and new wounds. We acknowledge and learn from our mistakes.
We walk as a single spirit on the Trail of Life. We are guided by thirteen generations past and responsible to thirteen generations to come.
We survive as a nation guided by the wisdom of our past. Our circular trails returns us to wholeness as a people.
Ni Ya Yo.”
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