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Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs

Wilkes-Barre, PA

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Background and Context
A premiere regional hospitality destination in Northeast Pennsylvania, Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs made history as Pennsylvania’s first casino in November 2006. Two years after the casino’s debut, JCJ Architecture provided renovation design services for the Pocono Downs Racetrack facility to include VLTs. The first expansion opened in 2008 and features a 2,000 machine circular casino, an extension of The Mohegan Sun brand, with a central bar featuring an elaborate “Sunburst” 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.