Originally living in Shamokin in Northumberland County and currently residing in Florida, the Culver couple has managed to visit the slots facility almost daily since its opening almost 6 months ago.
After a slot marathon on Thursday, May 3, 2007, the couple even joined the groundbreaking ceremony for the Mohegan Sun's expansion the following day at around 11:00 a.m. The Mohegan Sun will triple the number of the slot machines in their possession and expand their gaming area to about 300,000 sq ft.
According to the data in the possession of the Gaming Control Board, the slots establishment has produced more than any other slots facility this year. The slot machines at the Mohegan Sun earn around $456, which is $100 more than the 3 other facilities in the state.
With the gambling casinos exceeding expectations, the $180 million expansion plans of the Mohegan Sun will add 2,000 more slot machines, nightclub facilities, 3 different restaurants and retail shops. The President and CEO of the Mohegan Sun, Robert Soper, said that they are confident enough about the success of the casino.
However, the Mohegan Sun will have to compete with the Mount Airy Casino and the Casino Facility in Monroe County which will offer 2,500 slot machines by November.
The spokesman for the Gaming Board, Doug Harbach, said that the outcome of this competition will be determined by how loyal the customers of each casino will remain to them and how the casinos will market themselves.
06/19/2007 21:54 PM