Location: 1280 Highway 315; Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania 18702
Driving distance: 126 miles northwest of New York City
Open since: 2006 (casino operations)
Pocono Downs was acquired in 2005 by Mohegan Sun and, along with the purchase, came a gaming license in which Mohegan Sun built a casino that houses more than 2,500 slot machines for those who like to play the machines. More recently, in January 2010, the Pennsylvania governor signed a law that allowed table games to be introduced in Pennsylvania, of which Mohegan Sun was the first to have its facilities approved to install the popular table games.
Although the casino does not offer hotel accommodations best betting sites, many places to stay can be found very close to the casino, allowing you to easily reach the casino and also visit other areas of interest outside the property, including shopping centers with all of your favorite retail stores and several places to eat. You may want to stop eating out in the city, however, when you see the number of restaurants available in this huge place. Among them, you will find:
Ben & Jerry’s
Hot Dog Hall of Fame
Betty & Joe’s
There is a huge selection of great food and snacks here for you to take, and you won’t want to go out and visit anywhere else. After dinner, enjoy the entertainment offered at one of the two bars that include live bands with local entertainment, music from the local radio station and you can even play video poker directly at the bar. Places offering this entertainment include:
And live entertainment features all types of music that fit anyone’s musical tastes. The schedule changes regularly, so check with the casino to see what’s coming on the dates you’re interested in visiting.
For those who like to shop, you will find shopping on site at:
These stores offer an excellent selection of clothes for him and her, wines and cheeses, gifts and news and much more. Just about anything you need or want to buy can be found directly on the property. For sports fanatics who want to play baseball or hockey, you will find several teams available in the minor league genre, where you can watch and the players who arrive will make their mark depending on the time of year before they come to the casino for dinner and dancing and maybe some slot game.
Whether you like it or not, there is a lot to do here at Mohegan Sun, in Pocono Downs, and the managers and staff at this great place will do everything possible to ensure that every visitor has fun while they are here.