Mohegan Gaming and Entertainment has rolled-out further details of its impending new destination in Las Vegas, signifying the first tribal casino presence in the “entertainment capital of the world”.

Unveiling the logo of its first Las Vegas destination, Mohegan Sun Casino at Virgin Hotels Las Vegas, as part of the endeavour the operator has also made a series of key appointments.

MGE has named Joe Hasson as general manager to lead the brand’s first foray into the Las Vegas market, overseeing the strategic direction of business operations and financial performance of the casino property in coordination with the senior management team. 

Tyler Conover has also been drafted-in as director of marketing, and will be charged with amplifying the firm’s presence and furthering key business initiatives to attract guests. 

Under their leadership, MGE asserts an aim of delivering “memorable guest experiences, best in-class operations, and unmatched personalised service”.

Mohegan’s 60,000-square foot premium gaming venue, currently undergoing extensive renovation, is located within Virgin Hotels Las Vegas, part of the Curio Collection by Hilton.

Furthermore, MGE will also bring its ‘Momentum Loyalty Rewards Program’ to the venue, providing an opportunity for guests to earn and redeem rewards and discounts at over 100 dining, shopping, nightlife and entertainment options, hotels, spas and golf courses at Mohegan Sun in Connecticut, Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs in Pennsylvania, Resorts Casino Hotel in Atlantic City and ilani in Washington, as well as the new entity.

Situated at the site of the former Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, subject to regulatory approval the re-imagined Las Vegas resort is slated to open at the end of the year.

“This is an important milestone, and we are eager to bring MGE’s world-class gaming to our network of loyal thrill-seekers in the entertainment capital of the world,” said Mario Kontomerkos, MGE’s chief executive officer.

“With industry veterans like Joe and Tyler at the helm of Mohegan Sun Casino Las Vegas, we are confident that our first venture into Las Vegas will be a fruitful one, and we are looking forward to welcoming guests later this year.”