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2011-07-29 16:15:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., July 29, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Some of the nation's top pacers will race in the $500,000 Adios Pace at The Meadows Racetrack and Casino in suburban Pittsburgh on Saturday, July 30. Total purses for the 17 races on Adios Day are more than $1 million. This contest draws together the best three-year-old pacing colts and geldings in the country. In the last two years, 23 of the 33 winning horses on Adios race days were sired in Pennsylvania, showing the influence...

2008-07-20 09:00:31

By Ron Bartizek, The Times Leader, Wilkes-Barre, Pa. Jul. 20--Significant creations by local artisans add to the appreciation of local history and heritage designed into the new Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs casino, which opened Thursday. When visitors enter the newest building in Northeastern Pennsylvania, their eyes are drawn to a symbol of one of the region's oldest industries, coal mining. A sculpture celebrating the demanding labor required to extract coal from the earth and process...

2008-07-16 12:01:13

Working closely together, the community of Northeastern Pennsylvania and the Mohegan Sun Tribe have succeeded in bringing a new level of gaming and entertainment to Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs. According to Bobby Soper, President and CEO of Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs, "This spirit of cooperation is the guiding motivation behind the architectural design concept that celebrates Northeastern Pennsylvania, and pays tribute to the community and the Mohegan Tribe." On approaching Project...

2008-07-16 09:01:00

By Andrew M. Seder, The Times Leader, Wilkes-Barre, Pa. Jul. 16--P LAINS TWP. -- As the sun set over the Susquehanna Tuesday night, more than 5,000 people took in Project Sunrise at Pocono Downs. The new "permanent" 300,000-square-foot Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs opened its doors for a sneak peek to a select few (thousand), offering food and drink samples, a chance to give the 2,500 slot machines a workout and the first glimpse of the region's new crown jewel. When visitors walk in...

2008-07-16 09:00:00

By Jerry Lynott, The Times Leader, Wilkes-Barre, Pa. Jul. 16--PLAINS TWP. -- Mid-July and Mill Creek is dry. It's plain to see now that the trees that bordered the creek have been cut down to provide a clear view of the new $208 million casino at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs for motorists traveling Interstate 81. Timbering crews have been working on the several-acre tract of land between state Route 315 and the interstate in preparation of the casino opening Thursday. The property is...

2008-07-15 12:00:46

Committed to celebrating Northeastern Pennsylvania, Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs drew on an architectural design concept inspired by its regional context from the rolling majesty of the Pocono Mountains to the richness of the Susquehanna River Valley. "Our focus and intent was to create a memorable design and experience which celebrates Northeastern Pennsylvania," said Robert Soper, President and CEO of Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs. "This has been the guiding motivation at Project Sunrise," he...