Winding through the Mohegan Sun Casino to find the poker room is not an easy task. You have to pay pretty close attention to the signs at every bend. However, the journey will likely prove worth it.
Unlike some casino poker rooms dropped amidst the hustle and bustle of slot machines and table games, the Mohegan Sun room has it’s own space. One enters through glass doors into a room with high ceilings and reasonably spaced tables. The decor is professional and pleasant, giving the entire room a nice look and feel. The chairs are comfortable and the tables generously sized.
Registration for cash table wait lists appears immediately as you enter, and the staff is welcoming and accommodating. on my most recent visit the1-2 NL list was fairly long, but they opened a new table soon after I arrived which cleared much of the list. In the end, I got a seat within 15 minutes.
I have played both cash and tournaments at Mohegan Sun Poker Room, and have consistently found the dealers to be professional and skilled. They rarely make errors or seem uncertain, and the card shufflers move the action along briskly. On weekends there are often many cash tables running with a variety of limit and no-limit games. Mohegan Sun draws a pretty wide span of player skill. One ATM machine at the table re-bought a stack of $100 five times during my 3 hours there with no apparent limits to the hands he would play. There were also a couple of very skilled players who extracted maximum value from their made hands and rarely showed down poorly.
Tournaments at Mohegan Sun Poker Room
Most of Mohegan Sun’s daily no-limit tournaments have reasonable buy-ins (most ranging from $75 to $150) with decent structures (such as $150 Saturday tournaments with 20K starting stack and 25 minute blinds). Mohegan also hosts larger buy-in events during special series, like the $1,100 buy-in with 100K guarantee during their Fall Showdown. Again, the tournaments I have played there tend to have a fairly wide range of player skill and an equally wide range of player attitudes, with some welcoming and gregarious, and some visibly irritated by what they consider the poor play of others.Mohegan Sun provides a quality poker experience amidst a large casino settingClick To Tweet
Serving staff is attentive in seeking drink orders, circulating frequently and delivering promptly. The one downside to the room is the open dance club that lies right outside. On a Saturday night it was in full swing, and the music and intense bass beat was very loud in the poker room. Even with my headphones turned up, the noise was a bit distracting.
The Mohegan Sun casino is a large full-service casino with a variety of gaming, entertainment, and dining options. The Connecticut WNBA team plays its home games there in the summer and top comedy and music acts visit on a weekly basis. The casino is set in the Eastern Connecticut woods, fairly close to a major north-south highway (route 395). As a bonus, it is a mere 15 minutes from Connecticut’s other major casino, Foxwoods. It is also just up the road from lovely Mystic Connecticut, which is worth visiting in its own right.
Mohegan Sun provides a quality poker experience amidst a large casino setting. If you are a poker player visiting New England, Mohegan Sun and Foxwoods should be priority destinations.
Mohegan Sun provides a quality poker experience amidst a large casino setting in an area that is convenient to Hartford, Providence, RI, and the Connecticut and Rhode Island shores. If you are a poker player visiting New England, Mohegan Sun and Foxwoods should be priority destinations.