This week’s news from the casino market brings the story we’ve already heard a couple of times before as Mohegan Sun Casino & Resort continues to dominate the industry. For the fifth time in a row, the casino and hotel complex, located along the banks of the Thames River in Uncasville, Connecticut has been made the best established of its kind in the United States. The prestigious award, “Best Casino Hotel,” has been bestowed upon the casino run by the Mohegan Tribe by USA Today.
Mohegan Sun Tops the List of Best US Casinos
To be more precise, the Mohegan Sun was bestowed the honor by USA Today’s content arm focusing on travel and leisure, 10best.com. Editors at this website see the Connecticut casino as the best option for visitors looking for a casino experience for the fifth consecutive year. The list itself includes the best 10 casinos in the US, according to the editors and contributors of USA Today and the editorial staff at 10bet.com.
Explaining their reasoning behind the decision to again name the Mohegan Sun as the best casino, editors at 10best.com noted that the complex includes premium accommodation options, with 1563 hotel rooms and suites in two towers. They particularly valued that the design of the hotel tells the story of the Mohegan Tribe and their culture. Furthermore, each room is equipped with the latest technology, including AI thermostats and blazing-fast Wi-Fi. Besides luxurious rooms, the hotel offers its guest numerous other attractive amenities, such as a pool, fitness center, and spa.
No Vegas Casinos on the List
The biggest surprise on the list is that no Las Vegas resort has made it to the Top 10. Over the last couple of years, Vegas establishments have been a staple on the list. Names such as Bellagio, The Venetian/Palazzo, Caesars Palace, or Wynn Las Vegas made regular appearances on the list. However, the list has seen plenty of changes in recent years, with only certainty being that the Mohegan Sun will end up on top. The operators of the Uncasville casino will probably be very glad to find out that they finished way above their biggest state rival. Another major Connecticut casino, Foxwoods, makes an appearance at No. 9, which is a six-places drop compared to the last year when they finished 3rd in the 10best.com rankings. The entire list is below.
- Mohegan Sun, Uncasville
- Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Atlantic City — Atlantic City
- Ocean Casino Resort — Atlantic City
- Pechanga Resort Casino — Temecula
- Yaamava’ Resort & Casino at San Manuel — Highland
- Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino — Hollywood
- IP Casino Resort Spa — Biloxi
- Casino Del Sol — Tucson
- Foxwoods Resort Casino — Mashantucket
- Talking Stick Resort — Scottsdale
The officials of the company that operates the Mohegan Sun said in a statement that they are very pleased and proud to again be named the best local casino in the country. However, most of the credit should go to their 7,000 employees who worked very hard to make this happen. It should be noted that, besides the award from 10best.com, Mohegan Sun was also named one of “America’s Best Employers” by Forbes.