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The stars come out for Mohegan Sun grand opening

13 October 2008

UNCASVILLE, Connecticut -- PRESS RELEASE -- Tracy Morgan, Lindsay Price (Lipstick Jungle), Robert Buckley (Lipstick Jungle), Becki Newton (Ugly Betty) and Chris Diamantopoulos (The Starter Wife), Eric Mabius (Ugly Betty), Maria Menounos, Lisa Rinna and Harry Hamlin, Cheryl Hines (Curb Your Enthusiasm), Rex Lee (Entourage), Stacy Keibler (Dancing With the Stars), Geoff Stults (October Road), Matthew Settle (Gossip Girl) and Jessica Szohr (Gossip Girl) all gathered in the Casino of the Wind's stunning new Poker Room to play a round of Celebrity Poker to celebrate the launch of the new space. They also got a chance to check out some exciting musical performances.

Additional highlights included actress Lindsay Price who unveiled Tiffany & Co.'s and Mohegan Sun's new high-roller cocktail, the Windfall, in Leffingwells Martini Lounge. The cocktail, valued at over $6,000, includes a Tiffany's diamond and pink sapphire ring garnish. The celebrations continued with an all-star musical performance from Band From TV at Mohegan Sun's Wolf Den, whose members include James Denton (Desperate Housewives); Adrian Pasdar, Greg Grunberg, James Kyson Lee (Heroes); Jesse Spencer (House); Bob Guiney (The Bachelor) and his wife Rebecca Budig (All My Children). Also performing Saturday night was American Idol star, Blake Lewis, who rocked the Lucky's Lounge. The night was topped-off with a VIP red carpet and after-party at the property's exclusive Ultra 88 nightclub.

Chairman of the Mohegan Tribe, Bruce Bozsum, stated, "We are so proud to have hosted such an exciting weekend of special events to unveil our brand new casino. Adding the new Casino of the Wind with Poker to our premiere gaming, spa, and golf facilities continues to make Mohegan Sun one of the premiere gaming destinations in the country."

Casino of the Wind offers 64,000 square feet of new gaming and dining space. The new casino at Mohegan Sun features over 650 new slot machines, 28 new table games, and a stunning room dedicated entirely to Poker, providing 42 tables for Poker fans.

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