Been going to MoSun for years. We really enjoy the restaurant Tuscany's. The last year or so, the slots are just not paying. We often leave $2-300 down. A friend said that Foxwoods slots were better. This past Labor Day weekend we headed over to Foxwoods with another couple. We hadn't been there in years so the expansion that has happened was impressive. I still like MoSun's atmosphere for gambling/dining better. BUT... we walked out of Foxwoods over $300 up. We played for over 6 hours. While there was ups and downs, the slots at Foxwoods definitely have a higher pay percentage. There aren't as many newer flashier slots like Game of Thrones like at MoSun, but overall Mohegan Sun really needs to up their pay schedule on the slots, or they will keep losing customers to Foxwoods.
I visited Mohegan Sun on Saturday, February 13, 2016. I ate and play at the tables. The atmosphere was great. My only problem was when I went to start up my car it wouldn't start. I ask a nice security guard for help and he called transportation for me whom came after a while cause I wasn't the only one with car trouble. They jumped the car twice but it still wouldn't turn on so I was told to see if they were any rooms available cause they would again later in the day but everything was sold out. The weather was below freezing and I sat on a couch in the hotel lobby but told to leave to where the buses come in. Once I went over there it was like being outside freezing cold and I do know this a business but there were other people in the same situation as I. It would helped if the heat would of been on r given a blanket to stay warm. Instead I ended up walking around to stay warm.
I spent a day playing live poker and a 9-5 DDB video poker I found right outside the poker room. I like this casino. I like the decor. It really develops Native American ideas and themes.
The buffet was just delicious. I especially liked the choices because I am eating more vegetables, fruit and fish and less carbs and meats. They had plenty of everything, but the choice in my foods were better than the average buffet, much better than Foxwoods, and things were labeled well. Gluten free was around. I don't focus on that, but I certainly liked that the strawberries were labeled "no added sugar" Those made a fine desert.
I also like the ambiance. At Foxwoods the music in the buffet is just too loud.
The poker room is much brighter and is on the main floor.
Access was easy from the Groton Inn and Suites just off I-95. Ten miles. I paid $45 plus tax using a Roomsaver coupon. I called ahead to see there were spots and I loved this place. $45 on a Friday was great. They had a sit down served breakfast with plenty of choices and good portions that was included in the price.
I have not been to Mohegan in a long while, but my points were still active.
Spent a week in CT, stayed @ Hampton Inn, in Groton, was a great trip.
Food is expensive, both at the hotel and the surrounding area, but for the money the buffet
in the casino is worth the price.
Gambling was for me super. I was dealt four aces with a kicker on a dollar poker machine,
and hit a royal on a quarter machine.
Slots were not as kind. Played a few hundred, and stayed even for about two hours, but
the high roller area machines, for me, were ice cold, and my few hundred was gone.
The casino is beautiful, compared to the warehouse feel at the Fox.
Staff very friendly, and I was given a comp for the buffet.
All in all I'll be back in March.
I don’t really know this entire casino very well, because primarily I play live poker there, but I think that I have some interesting information to add to the reviews.
In Connecticut you have a choice of this place and Foxwoods. The poker room atmosphere is much better here. First, it is on the ground floor and bright and cheerful. There is no sense of playing in a basement here.
The dealers are organized and friendly. Getting a table change is generally very easy, so I have quit no limit tables with few players and joined 2-4 tables easily and with easy permission and no hassle from the brush.
Seats are comfortable. I find the entire casino more interesting and comfortable than Foxwoods. Foxwoods seems to me like a huge mall with poker in the dungeon. Mohegan seems like a bright and cheerfully decorated casino with poker just off the main floor.
They no longer offer 3-6 games. That used to be my favorite. They do have 4-8 as well as the 2-4 and no limit.
Left over from the days they had a 3-6 are $3 chips that can still be used in play. Rather an interesting collectors item as well.
Rooms are expensive. The poker rate after 6 hours of play is $99. The problem, of course, is that we can’t make a reservation ahead of time. I generally go to some place using room saver coupons, especially since I don’t need to pick up a current copy on the road, but can go on line and find them and print them. My favorite place to stay is a Microhotel just one mile away with a free shuttle during much of the evening hours. Even the cab rides are not that expensive from the casino to this motel, so a free ride over with the cab as backup if I stay into the morning, makes this a good place to stay. However, it is not cheap on weekends. Just to pay rack rate for a Mohegan Sun Room is just way above anything reasonable. Slot players get good deals. There are also daily bus that give great value with freeplay and free buffet.
I like the buffet. I have not had a great experience with other food places.
The original casino was worth seeing. It really did represent an Indian culture, built in a circle with entrances and even parking garages are named after nature and there is plenty of interesting art scattered about. The add ons have not been as true to those themes, but interesting also, exploring abstract art themes with glass and shape and color.
Poker Comps are $1 an hour for food, but if you play a long, long day, you might be able to go in to the lounge and have an absolutely free (different every day) meal on the Mohegan Sun. Just ask. 8-10 hours is suggested.
There are daily tournaments and Player’s Club points can be used to buy in to them.
Here, as in Foxwoods, I have managed to get in to see a show by standing outside the showroom and looking for players selling tickets.