Only Vegas is Vegas. Don't expect a Vegas experience and remember unlike AC, you can't simply walk from casino to casino if you are not hitting. Mt. Airy is a stand alone hotel in a scenic Pocono setting. Food is decent and fairly priced - especially the buffet.
Video poker payout tables are lousy. My wife plays only slots and says Mohegan Sun at Pocono pays better. Staff is stiff, not nasty, but they seem not to understand that they are in a "people business". They should be trained by Vegas managers in being pro-active with customers and act like they actually care about whether a guest returns.
Place is immaculate with a great smoking policy. Limited live entertainment. Access, parking, etc. are excellent. Machines are widely spaced allowing you to stretch out while playing. Piped in music is way too loud especially in light of what is clearly an older demographic.
No free alcohol policy is a mistake. They fear drunk drivers leaving the casino and lawsuits coming back to the resort. Lame. Well behaved guests helps the overall pleasant atmosphere. Electronic Blackjack games until recently had (mostly) $15 minimums - a mistake again as Mohegan Sun at Pocono has a room with plenty of $5 Electronic Blackjack games. Overall, a pleasant if unexceptional experience.
Very hard to "hit" anything! We have gone many many times and never won anything. Much closer than AC and love the thrill, just not fun when you cant hit anything at all. Stayed over and enjoyed the room. In AC your drinks are free here.....3.50 for a glass of beer. No freebies here!!!! No wonder they have just as many MAC (ATM) machines as they do slots.......lol