Mohegan Sun Selected ACM’s “Casino of the Year”

Mohegan Sun is delighted to announce that the Board of Directors for the Academy of Country Music (ACM) selected Mohegan Sun as 2008’s “Casino of the Year.” This marks the second time that Mohegan Sun won the award; the first one was in 2005.

Paul Munick, Senior Vice President, Sports and Entertainment, said, “Mohegan Sun is extremely honored and pleased to be recognized by the ACM with this marvelous industry accomplishment. Country music has been a mainstay of Mohegan Sun’s concert calendar in the past, and will continue to be in the future, with superstars like Alison Krauss, who will be appearing with Robert Plant, Trace Adkins and Brooks & Dunn in the months and weeks ahead.” The win arrives on the heels of Mohegan Sun Arena placing #5 in Billboard Magazine’s world-wide survey of concert attendance for 2007.

Mohegan Sun hosted several of this year’s ACM Award participants, including all five artists nominated for “Entertainer of the Year” (Kenny Chesney, Brad Paisley, Rascal Flatts, George Straight and Keith Urban), event emcee Reba McEntire, and numerous nominees including Martina McBride, Carrie Underwood, Big & Rich, Rodney Atkins and Taylor Swift. The nominees this year also include many musicians who were inducted into the Mohegan Sun Walk of Fame: Keith Urban, Rascal Flatts, Martina McBride and even the Rock group Bon Jovi. Many of Mohegan Sun’s Country performances were produced in association with Live Nation, regarded by Billboard and Pollstar as the #1 world-wide concert promoter.
The Academy of Country Music honors performers and professionals of the Country-music industry through its organization of more than 4,000 members.

For more information on Mohegan Sun, visit their website www.mohegansun.com. For Entertainment and Special Events, call the hotline at 888.226.7711 x 27163.

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