Mohegan Gaming & Entertainment operates casino in Virgin Hotels Las Vegas


ohegan Gaming & Entertainment (MGE), Developer of impressive Integrated Entertainment Resorts (IER) worldwide, will be entering one of the most exciting casino markets in the world through a project JC hospitality.

MGE has signed a multi-year contract with JC Hospitality for the early operation of the 60,000 square meter play area Virgin Hotels Las Vegas, Part of the Curio Collection by Hilton, subject to successful completion of construction and pending regulatory approval of MGE by the Nevada Gaming Commission.

“The alignment of the MGE brand with Virgin Hotels Las Vegas expands our growing reach into yet another legendary global entertainment capital. Together with Virgin Hotels, experience seekers around the world have the opportunity to take part in an extraordinary guest journey that only our strategic alliance can deliver”, said Mario Kontomerkos, CEO of MGE.

The deal will establish the Mohegan Tribe of Connecticut, owners of MGE, as the first Native American tribe to operate in the corridor of the Las Vegas Strip Resort.

“This new and exciting relationship brings together two ‘best in class’ organizations and continues the tradition of the Mohegan tribe of breaking new ground for others to follow,” he said James Gessner Jr., Interim Chairman of the Mohegan Tribe.

“Mohegan Gaming & Entertainment, an extension of the Mohegan Tribe, prides itself on traditional principles that align with modern values. We are delighted that Virgin Hotels Las Vegas will be their first entry into the Las Vegas market,” he said Richard “Boz” Bosworth, President and CEO of JC Hospitality LLC, owner of the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino. “MGE continues to expand its commitment to partnering with world-class operators to transform Virgin Hotels Las Vegas.”

The hotel recently announced an agreement with AEG Presents to take over the management, operations and booking of The Joint at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas from the fall of 2020, once the hotel is renamed Virgin Hotels Las Vegas.

The eight-month renovation is slated to begin in early February 2020 and the redesigned lifestyle casino resort in Las Vegas is slated to open in late 2020.

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