After much anticipation, the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board (PGCB) finally approved sports betting for Mohegan Sun Pocono. No longer will sports gamblers in northeastern Pennsylvania have to travel long distances or go out of state to bet on their favorite sports teams.
Northeastern (and central) Pennsylvanians will now have a sportsbook close to home. The new sportsbook will be located right up front, near the lobby. This prime location will allow players to place bets quickly if that’s all they choose to do. Don’t want to stay? You can just run in and place a wager and go home and
watch the game with your buddies with your own snacks and trash talking.
Betting in style
For those patrons that wish to make a day of it, the plans for the sportsbook section include a wall sized video screen, and four other screens surrounding it so fans can catch all the action. The sports lounge is slated to hold 70+ people. It will have 42 couch seats with an additional 23 tall chairs for sitting around tables. Players will be able to sit back, relax, enjoying a game and a wager (or a few of the same).
All the action will be in high definition on a gigantic wall sized screen 8 feet high and 15 feet wide. There are no bad seats. Everyone will have a great view of that play that defied gravity. There won’t just be one screen either. No need to swivel your head as you try to see the other games on your betting ticket. The main screen will be surrounded by 4 additional 3 foot by 6 foot screens. There will be three separate teller booths along with seven sports betting terminals so you won’t miss a chance to place a bet.
The sports lounge will be a smoke-free environment. The launch date has not yet been announced, but the current plans are to have it open in time for the college football season.
Types of sports available to bet
Just about every sport you can think of will be available to place wagers. From the gridiron to the diamond to the court to the octagon, the following will be offered:
- NFL, NCAA, MLB, NHL, NBA
- Golf, Tennis, Canadian Football League
- Tennis, Boxing, UFC, Rugby, Nascar
- Major League Soccer, Premier League Soccer, LaLiga, Bundesliga and more.
Types of bets available
You won’t just be able to pick whether a team will win or lose, the Mohegan Sun will offer all kinds of all kinds of different types of sports wagers sure to make the games exciting.
- Straight bets (Win/lose)
- Parlays (Multiple teams picked to win)
- Round Robin (Choosing multiple parlays)
- Fixed odds (Taking a betting price on a point spread)
- Money Lines (Getting or giving odds rather than a point spread)
- Prop Bets (novelty or side bets)
- In-Play betting (Bets allowed during the game)
Other casino games at Mohegan Sun Pocono
Along with sports betting, the property is also home to a first-rate racetrack, The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono. It has a 5/8 mile (1 kilometer) harness track that has proven to be a major attraction. The casino floor boasts 2300+ slot machines, 18 poker tables, and various table games. It is a large facility with 82,000 sq. ft. of total gaming space.
Dining options available
The facility has fourteen restaurants or food service areas, including a food court, Ben & Jerry’s, Johnny Rockets, Ruth’s Chris Steak House, and Wolfgang Puck Express. There are also four shops, including a wine and cheese shop. You can relax to piano music at Bean and Vine Wine Bar, catch a live band at Breakers or enjoy comedy at Wise Crackers.
The Mohegan Sun Pocono also offers a beautiful spa. Spa Sapphire offers luxury along with state-of-the-art salon services. They offer such services as: massage, facials, manicures, pedicures, hair and makeup, a full service men’s salon, a couple’s suite, sauna and more.
The Mohegan Sun Pocono has 238 rooms including luxury suites. Whether you’re looking for a romantic getaway or that much needed vacation, they have something for everyone. Free Wi-fi is included. The lobby of the hotel has a small business center. Check their website for special packages and discounts.
Mohegan Sun Pocono is located at 1280 Highway 315, Wilkes-Barre, PA 18702.