Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania 18702
Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs is a racino in Wilkes-Barre, PA. The casino features 2,500 slots, electronic blackjack, roulette, and a 5/8 mile harness track.
Mohegan Sun acquired the gaming venture on January 25, 2005 with its $280 million purchase of the Pocono Downs Racetrack in Plains Township, Pennsylvania from Penn National Gaming. Mohegan Sun renamed the property "Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs" and began a major expansion. Operation as the first slots casino in the state of Pennsylvania, commenced in November, 2006.
In January 2010, Govenor Rendell signed a bill to legalize table games in Pennsylvania. Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs is among the first to receive approval for table games. Table games will be offered mid year 2010. Mohegan Sun plans to hire 600 new employees for the expansion.