UNCASVILLE, Conn. – Mohegan Gaming & Entertainment, the developer and operator of Mohegan Sun Inc., announced Tuesday that it has entered into an agreement with JC Hospitality LLC to operate the 60,000-square-foot gaming space at the soon-to-be-rebranded Virgin Hotels Las Vegas, part of Curio Collection by Hilton.
According to the media release, the venture also marks the Mohegan Tribe of Connecticut – the owner of Mohegan Gaming & Entertainment – as the first Native American tribe to operate in the Las Vegas resort corridor.
JC Hospitality owns the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, located off Las Vegas Boulevard. The hotel will undergo an eight-month renovation starting in February 2020, with the reopening scheduled for the end of 2020, and be rebranded as the Virgin Hotels Las Vegas, the release states.
“This new and exciting relationship brings together two ‘Best in Class’ organizations and continues the Mohegan Tribe’s tradition of blazing new trails for others to follow,” Mohegan Tribe Interim Chairman James Gessner Jr. said in a statement. Richard “Boz” Bosworth, the CEO and president of JC Hospitality, added that the firm is “excited” to have the Mohegan Tribe enter the Las Vegas market.
The agreement between Mohegan and JC Hospitality, the release states, is contingent on construction being completed and pending Mohegan Gaming & Entertainment’s regulatory approval by the Nevada Gaming Commission.
James Bessette is a PBN staff writer. Email him at Research@PBN.com.
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