The Mohegan Sun Resort and casino located in the village of Uncasville in the town of Montville, Connecticut, U.S., is the world's second largest casino. It is located on 240 acres along the banks of Thames River. It is at the heart of the scenic foothills of southeastern Connecticut, where 60 percent of the state's tourism is concentrated.
The Mohegan Sun was originally developed and managed by Trading Cove Associates: a joint venture of Waterford Gaming, Sol Kerzner's Kerzner International (Formerly Sun International) and the Mohegan Tribe. In 2000 Trading Cove Associates gave complete control of the resort to the Mohegan Tribe; TCA still receives a 5% dividend on the gross revenue generated by Mohegan Sun until 2014. The casino operates under a gaming contract which the Tribe entered into with the State of Connecticut on April 25, 1994.
Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates designed Mohegan Sun’s exterior and luxury hotel tower. Rockwell Group created Mohegan-inspired designs for the gaming space, retail and restaurant promenade and hotel lobby. Hirsch Bedner Associates designed the 1,200-room, 34-story luxury hotel interiors and meeting spaces.
The multi-purpose Mohegan Sun Arena was opened in 2001 under the construction of Perini Building Company. casino of the Sky opened in September 2001, adding to the existing casino of the Earth.