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Mohegan Sun Pocono in Wilkes-Barre plans ‘Hot Summer Fun’ with giveaways, live entertainment, and more

Mohegan Sun Pocono in Wilkes-Barre plans ‘Hot Summer Fun’ with giveaways, live entertainment, and more
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From a press release:

Mohegan Sun Pocono in Wilkes-Barre is cooking up a summer to remember with the return of Hot Summer Fun. From Monday, June 17 through Sunday, Sept. 1, Momentum rewards card members can enjoy giveaways where they can win free slot play, cash prizes, a brand new summer toy, and more.

Other Hot Summer Fun celebrations include food and drink specials across the property, the Food Truck Festival, an outdoor concert featuring Kool & The Gang and Morris Day and The Time, and live entertainment courtesy of the ever-popular Party on the Patio.

Toys of Summer Giveaway

Starting Monday, June 17, Momentum members can enter to win an outdoor toy of their choice, courtesy of Two Jacks Cycle and Powersports in Wilkes-Barre. With one contest entry for every Status Point earned, Momentum members have the chance to win either a Sea-Doo Spark Trixx, a Can-Am Outlander X MR 1000R, a Mahindra Roxor or a Can-Am Ryker. Momentum members will receive 5X entries on Mondays and 10X entries on Saturdays. The winner is announced on Saturday, Aug. 31.

Hot Summer Fun days of the week

Momentum members can win big or score some sweet deals every day of the week during Hot Summer Fun.

On Maximum Mondays, Momentum members will receive 5X entries into the Toys of Summer Giveaway while playing slot machines or table games, where one lucky guest will walk away with an outdoor toy of their choice. Maximum Mondays take place from June 17-Aug. 26.

Two for Tuesdays doubles Momentum dollars earned while playing slot machines or table games. Tuesdays also feature specials that are “2 Good 2 Resist.” From June 18-Aug. 27, stop by the Bean and Vine Café & Wine Bar between 7 a.m.-noon to receive a small Starbucks coffee for $2, or pick two pastries for $6. At Electric City Roasting Company, mix and match two candy bars, cookies, muffins, or small coffees for $5 between 2 p.m.-4 p.m. Slice’d has lunch covered, offering Momentum members the choice of two salads, pastas, and hoagies for $13.99 from 11:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Last but not least, Molly O’Sheas offers guests the chance to “double up the beef” on all burgers and sandwiches for just $5 from 4 p.m.-10 p.m. Plus, step up to the challenge and try the Molly’s two-pound reuben for $18.99.

Free Tee Wednesdays offers free T-shirts all summer long. Every Wednesday from June 19-Aug. 28, Momentum members can print a voucher at any promotional kiosk starting at 4 p.m. and redeem the voucher for a T-shirt at the promotions booth from 4 p.m.-8 p.m. A new T-shirt color is offered every week. Shirts are limited to the first 500 Momentum members to print the voucher; valid ID is required.

During Rockin’ Thursdays, wear any Mohegan Sun Pocono apparel and receive $10 in free slot play. Anyone wearing a limited edition 2019 Hot Summer Fun T-shirt receives $20 in free slot play. Momentum members can claim free slot play at the Player’s Club from 8 a.m.-midnight, limit once per person per week. Rockin’ Thursdays take place from June 20-Aug. 29.

Rockin’ Thursdays also marks the return of Party on the Patio, hosted by 105 The River. This top spot for live local entertainment features some favorite tribute bands, including Northeastern Pennsylvania natives 7800 Fahrenheit and A Proud Monkey. The biggest free party of the summer also includes some delicious food truck bites and drink specials at the outdoor entertainment venue overlooking the racetrack amid a beautiful mountain landscape all summer long. Doors open for Party on the Patio at 6:30 p.m., and the bands start at 7:30 p.m. All attendees must be 21 and over. See the full Party on the Patio entertainment lineup here.

Kick-start the weekend with Made in the Shade Fridays and the Fifty Shades of Summer Giveaway. Beginning June 21 through Aug. 30, every 30 minutes from 5 p.m.-10 p.m., five Momentum members will be randomly selected to try their luck on a giant digital game board to win a share of $250,000 in prizes. Prizes range from $200 in free slot play to a weekly guaranteed $5,000 cash prize. The 50 Momentum members that reveal a pair of Ray-Ban sunglasses on the game board will be finalists for the $50,000 grand prize drawing on Friday, Aug. 30.

Summer Fun Saturdays Momentum members can receive 10X entries into the Toys of Summer Giveaway, where one lucky guest will walk away with an extreme off-road toy of their choice. Summer Fun Saturdays take place from June 22-Aug. 31.

On Saturday, Aug. 31, Mohegan Sun Pocono celebrates Labor Day weekend with some exciting giveaways. From 6 p.m.-9:30 p.m., five Momentum members will be selected every 30 minutes to win $500 in free slot play. The Grand Prize Drawing will take place at 10 p.m., and one lucky winner will receive their choice of an extreme off-road summer toy, valued up to $25,000, from Two Jacks Cycle and Powersports, while five other winners will also win $1,000 cash. Hourly entry activation for these giveaways starts at 5 p.m. on Aug. 31 by using a Momentum card at any slot machine or table game. Winners have 30 minutes to report to the promotions booth to claim their prize.

Slot Tournament Sundays are the ultimate summer showdown featuring a chance to win a trip to Las Vegas to compete for $1 million cash! Every Sunday from June 23-Sept. 1, Momentum members can play for their chance to win $500 in cash and prizes.

Beginning at 11 a.m. on Sunday, Momentum members who have earned three Status Points that day can print their voucher at any promotional kiosk. Momentum members must present voucher at the registration area across from Timbers Buffet. Registration is open from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Slot tournaments will take place from 1 p.m.-5 p.m., with sessions taking place every 15 minutes. The first place winner from each session will take home $250 in cash and $250 in free slot play. Participation is on a first-come, first-served basis and is limited to once per week.

The Momentum member with the highest score all summer long will win a trip to Las Vegas and compete in the TournEvent of Champions’ Million Dollar Event on Oct. 16.

Hot Summer entertainment

Hot Summer Fun brings the best variety of summer entertainment for everyone.

The Spirit of the America Wall is a one-of-a-kind traveling memorial, taking guests on a journey through 230 years of American history and heroism while honoring the brave men and women who have fought for America’s freedom. This free event takes place July 3 through July 7 from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. in the Keystone Grand Ballroom.

The Food Truck Festival is bringing the top food truck cuisine in NEPA to Mohegan Sun Pocono’s outdoor entertainment venue on Sunday, Aug. 25 from noon-5 p.m. This free event is perfect for families and also features live bands and a crowd favorite: NEPA Cornhole walk-up tournaments.

Legendary multi-platinum hit-makers Kool & The Gang will play an outdoor concert at Mohegan Sun Pocono on Friday, Aug. 23, with an opening set by Morris Day and The Time.

Held on the Pocono Downs racetrack at Mohegan Sun, the concert is general admission and standing room only, with limited seating available on a first-come, first-served basis. ADA sections will be available for those who need wheelchair or other handicap accessibility. Doors open at 5:30 p.m., and the show starts at 7:30 p.m.

Tickets, which are $35, are on sale now at, all Ticketmaster outlets, and by-phone at 1-800-745-3000. Tickets are also available, free of service fees, at the Mohegan Sun Pocono box office at the Player’s Club in the casino. Guests who purchase tickets at the box office will also receive one voucher for $10 in free slot play per ticket, valid on Aug. 23 and redeemable by guests ages 21 and over. A Momentum account and purchased ticket is required at the time of redemption for free slot play. This offer is not valid for tickets purchased via Ticketmaster or by phone.

Mohegan Sun Pocono (1280 Highway 315, Wilkes-Barre), owned by Mohegan Gaming & Entertainment, was the first destination to bring gaming to Pennsylvania in 2006 and has since become one of the premier entertainment, gaming, shopping, and dining destinations in the state. Situated on 400 acres in Plains, Mohegan Sun Pocono features a 238-room hotel with on-site spa and adjacent 20,000 square-foot Convention Center. It is currently home to 82,000 square feet of gaming space, including 91 live table games, 2,300 slot machines and electronic table games, a variety of dining and shopping options, nightlife, entertainment, and live harness racing. Mohegan Sun Pocono is within easy access of New York, Philadelphia, New Jersey, and Delaware.