ATLANTIC CITY, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--
Mohegan Gaming Advisors (MGA), a subsidiary of the Mohegan Tribal Gaming
Authority (MTGA) announced today that it will be entering into a
management contract and investment agreement with Resorts Casino Hotel –
Atlantic City. Subject to regulatory approvals, the agreements will
create a strategic partnership between the longest established casino on
the famed Atlantic City Boardwalk and one of the most recognized and
dynamic brands in gaming today.
MTGA operates two of the most successful gaming and entertainment
destinations in the United States, Mohegan Sun in Connecticut and
Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs in Pennsylvania. Exciting cross-marketing
and promotional opportunities for Resorts, Mohegan Sun and Mohegan Sun
at Pocono Downs reward club members will be introduced. Casino guests
will soon have the ability to use points earned from each property’s
rewards program in Atlantic City, Connecticut and Pennsylvania.
Today’s news marks the second major announcement in just two weeks by
Resorts Casino Hotel. During a press conference held in the Starlight
Room at Resorts Casino Hotel, owner Morris Bailey spoke of the
relationship as, “an ideal formula for success; melding the unique
Resorts brand with Mohegan’s reputation for unparalleled service and
“The timing is right,” said MTGA Chief Executive Officer Mitchell Etess.
“We have long looked at the Atlantic City market as an excellent
opportunity and with a solid commitment by state and local agencies to
revitalize the area, the addition of notable partners and new offerings
like Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville, this is the perfect time to align
Leveraging a wealth of gaming insight and experience, the MGA team led
by President Gary Van Hettinga will guide Resorts Casino Hotel through a
critical transformation as they focus on performing alongside fierce
competition. “We intend to implement many of Mohegan Sun’s operational
philosophies and proven successful concepts which will improve the guest
and employee experience,” said Van Hettinga.
About Mohegan Gaming Advisors and The Mohegan Tribal Gaming Authority
Mohegan Gaming Advisors was formed in 2011 to pursue management
contracts and consulting agreements for casino and entertainment
properties in the United States. Mohegan Gaming Advisors is staffed with
an experienced team of casino executives with a proven track record of
accomplishments as operators and successful marketers and has a team
dedicated solely to servicing the clients of the Gaming Advisory group.
For more information, visit: http://mohegangamingadvisors.com.
The Mohegan Tribal Gaming Authority is an instrumentality of the Mohegan
Tribe of Indians of Connecticut and the owner and operator of a gaming
and entertainment complex located in Uncasville, Connecticut, known as
Mohegan Sun, and a gaming and entertainment facility located in Plains
Township, Pennsylvania, known as Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs. For more
information, visit: www.mtga.com.
About Resorts Casino Hotel
The all new Resorts Casino Hotel was named the “2011 Casino of the Year”
by the Philadelphia Daily News and Philly.com for their groundbreaking
and unique initiatives throughout their inaugural year. For more
information on Resorts Casino Hotel visit www.resortsac.com
or follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/resortscasino
or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/resortscasino.
Resorts Casino Hotel is a full destination resort located on the beach
and Boardwalk featuring 942 hotel rooms in two towers, seven dining
options, two theaters, spa, salon, health club, pool and more than five
bars and lounges.