Mohegan Gaming & Entertainment has gained new status. It is now the first tribal casino operator on the famed Las Vegas Strip. Nevada gambling regulars have confirmed the honor.
Unanimous approval by the Nevada Gaming Commission (NGC) gave MGE a license to operate gaming at the Virgin Hotels Las Vegas property. Approval had already been granted by the Nevada Gaming Control Board several weeks ago. The opening is set for January.
The news was welcome for MGE Chair, James Gessner. He has expressed pride at this milestone, noting that the company had blazed a similar trail some years ago in Atlantic City by entering a deal with Resorts Casino Hotel.
Of note, MGE currently operates in Connecticut, Louisiana, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Washington state, as well as two casinos on the Canadian side of Niagara Falls, and is planning mega-projects in Greece and South Korea.
In related news, Caesars Entertainment announced the reopening of the Cromwell Boutique Hotel & Casino. It is the Strip’s first “adults only” venue. Children can go into the GIADA restaurant, but the hotel and gaming floor are restricted to those 21-and-over.
Circa Casino Resort is also not kid friendly. It, too, is reopening. Now locals await the same for the Rio casino.