ATLANTIC CITY, NJ – Mohegan Gaming Advisors (MGA), a subsidiary of the Mohegan Tribal Gaming Authority (MTGA) announced today that it will be entering into a management contract and investment agreement with Resorts Casino Hotel – Atlantic City. Subject to regulatory approvals, the agreements will create a strategic partnership between the longest established casino on the famed Atlantic City Boardwalk and one of the most recognized and dynamic brands in gaming today.
MTGA operates two of the most successful gaming and entertainment destinations in the United States, Mohegan Sun in Connecticut and Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs in Pennsylvania. Exciting cross-marketing and promotional opportunities for Resorts, Mohegan Sun and Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs reward club members will be introduced. Casino guests will soon have the ability to use points earned from each property’s rewards program in Atlantic City, Connecticut and Pennsylvania.
Today’s news marks the second major announcement in just two weeks by Resorts Casino Hotel. During a press conference held in the Starlight Room at Resorts Casino Hotel, owner Morris Bailey spoke of the relationship as, “an ideal formula for success; melding the unique Resorts brand with Mohegan’s reputation for unparalleled service and guest experience.”
“The timing is right,” said MTGA Chief Executive Officer Mitchell Etess. “We have long looked at the Atlantic City market as an excellent opportunity and with a solid commitment by state and local agencies to revitalize the area, the addition of notable partners and new offerings like Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville, this is the perfect time to align our brands.”
Leveraging a wealth of gaming insight and experience, the MGA team led by President Gary Van Hettinga will guide Resorts Casino Hotel through a critical transformation as they focus on performing alongside fierce competition. “We intend to implement many of Mohegan Sun’s operational philosophies and proven successful concepts which will improve the guest and employee experience,” said Van Hettinga.