Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs

Wilkes-Barre, PA

295,000 SF

$278 million

Phase 1: 2006 (renov. existing)
Phase 2: 2008 (gaming expan.)
Phase 3: 2013 (hotel and convention)


In November 2006, Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs made history as Pennsylvania’s first casino. The renovation of the existing Pocono Downs Racetrack facility to include VLTs was just the first step in a wider plan to expand the existing facility into a popular entertainment destination. The first expansion opened in July of 2008 to wide acclaim. The venue features a 2,000 machine circular casino, (an extension of The Mohegan Sun brand) with a central bar featuring an elaborate “Sunburst” overhead at its core. The casino area is surrounded by a concourse lined with a range of food services, retail shops and clubs. The live racing and simulcast facilities were completely redesigned and renovated to enhance the racing patron experience.

In 2011, JCJ began work on a significant expansion to gaming and addition of a new hotel, spa and convention center. The hotel features 218 standard rooms, 20 suites, a spa, business center, fitness center and indoor pool. The 20,000 square foot convention center was designed to adapt to the needs of a variety of events accommodating up to 1,500 attendees for concerts or to host meetings that range from small, intimate groups up to banquets of 800-1,600 guests.