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Disclaimer: The Mohegan Sun online casino is not yet live in Connecticut. This review is speculative and will be updated when Mohegan Sun launches its online casino.
Mohegan Sun is one possible online casino brand Connecticut players might see when iGaming launches in the state.
In the spring of 2021, Connecticut legalized online gambling. The state and its two federally recognized tribes amended their compacts, as well. That gave the Mohegan Tribe authorization to offer online gambling along with the many casino games already available at the Mohegan Sun casino in Uncasville.
By June 2021, Mohegan Gaming and Entertainment launched its new online gambling division, Mohegan Digital, to oversee its online offerings. Then, in July, MGE announced its plan to partner with FanDuel to power both Mohegan Sun sportsbook and its online casino.
Besides its daily fantasy sites and many sportsbooks, FanDuel already operates online casinos in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Michigan and West Virginia. In NJ and PA, FanDuel’s online casino is branded as the Stardust Casino per a partnership with the Boyd Gaming Corp.
The partnership with FanDuel helps provide a good indication of how the Mohegan Sun online casino will look and feel, as well as what games might be available when it launches. Given Mohegan Sun’s reputation and recognition within Connecticut, it stands to reason the site will be branded with the casino’s name.
Here’s an overview of what Connecticut players can expect to find when they visit the Mohegan Sun online casino, including information about bonuses and promotions, how to register for an account, site features and game selection, banking options and customer support.
Mohegan Sun Connecticut will undoubtedly provide a welcome offer to new customers, perhaps even multiple offers. There will also be ongoing promotions for regular players. Currently FanDuel Casino has an offer to play a day of online casino games risk-free for new players and several other promotions for players thereafter.
Risk-free play means a limited time opportunity to be reimbursed for losses.
This welcome offer invites new players to try the site with a chance to recoup any losses, a great way to get a feel for the games. After making an initial deposit, you can play any of the games for 24 hours, and the site will refund any net loss up to a maximum of $200. Your net loss is defined as your total wagers minus your total winnings. For example, if you bet $275 and win $150 during that first day, your net loss would be $125.
You don’t need to opt in for the welcome offer. The casino awards it automatically, and the 24-hour period begins with your first bet. There is also no restriction on which games you can play. You can play just your favorite slot or table game, or you can tour the entire site and sample all sorts of games.
Any refund will be in the form of site credit, and there is a 1x playthrough requirement attached to it, as well. That means in order to unlock the credit, you need to wager an equivalent amount (1x). You have seven days to satisfy the playthrough requirement and receive the bonus.
It’s a nice offer that enables a new player to try out games with reduced risk (up to $200, anyway). Of course if your first day is a winning day, you don’t receive any sort of bonus. Still, it’s good to have that $200 “safety net” when starting out.
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Mohegan Sun Casino in Connecticut will likely offer numerous promotions, some occasionally and others more or less on a permanent basis. All are worth keeping an eye out for as you play.
Like the welcome bonus, the FanDuel Casino sometimes offers “risk-free” days when it will refund losses on certain casino games. For example, you might see a “Table Games Risk-Free Thursdays” promotion lasting for a given month, with players getting $10 of their losses back as a site credit when playing table games each Thursday.
Sometimes these “risk-free” promotions are associated with live dealer games. A recent one invited players to play live dealer games any Monday during a month and receive up to $20 of their losses back as a site credit.
“Game of the Week” promotions highlight particular games, awarding (for instance) a $5 bonus for wagering at least $50 on a certain slot. There’s also a once-a-week “Blackjack Warrior” promotion that awards increasing bonuses for blackjack play, with the bonuses increasing the more you wager.
Unlike the welcome offer, these other promotions generally require you to opt in to receive them. That only requires clicking a button, however, making it easy enough to do.
Also, all FanDuel Casinos have a “Refer-a-friend” bonus wherein you can receive a $100 site credit for getting a friend to create an account. Even better, your friend gets a $100 bonus, as well. Sometimes these bonuses are linked with the FanDuel Sportsbook, with $50 of the bonus earmarked for casino games and $50 for the sportsbook.
FanDuel Casinos in other states do not feature loyalty programs as such. However, Mohegan Sun online casino may well have some kind of rewards program for those who play frequently. (FanDuel is currently beta testing a sportsbook-only loyalty program for select customers in a couple of states.)
Like all major casinos, Mohegan Sun has a loyalty program at its retail casino. It’s a tier-based program called Momentum that awards participants various perks, discounts and other benefits for spending money and playing games at the casino and resort.
It is likely that those who play at the Mohegan Sun online casino who are Momentum members will receive credit for their online play. The program awards Momentum dollars, which enable participants to move up the various status levels:
While many of the perks and rewards in the program are primarily for visitors of the Mohegan Sun property, online casino players might be able to claim other benefits such as site credits or cash back. Mohegan Sun Connecticut could also introduce a distinct loyalty program for those who play the online casino games.
Creating an online account at the Mohegan Sun is a simple process, usually taking only a couple of minutes to complete. In other states where FanDuel operates both sportsbooks and casinos, players are often able to create a single account through which they can access both, as well as FanDuel’s daily fantasy site. Bonuses and promotions, however, are often specific to each individual site (e.g., you can’t use a casino bonus in the sportsbook).
Also, it remains to be seen whether Mohegan Sun Connecticut will require players to use different “wallets” for its online casino and online sportsbook. (In some states where FanDuel has both, they share the same wallet; in others, they are separate.) That said, you should need to use only a single login to access both the Mohegan Sun online casino and sportsbook.
One way to create an account will be to visit the Mohegan Sun website and follow the instructions from there. You also may be able to create an account through the FanDuel website. You will need to share some personal information to sign up for your Mohegan Sun account:
That’s all there is to it. After signing up for an account, when you are ready to start playing the games, you’ll need to provide additional information in order to deposit funds into your account.
For mobile users, there will no doubt be a Mohegan Sun app through which you’ll be able to access most or all of its games. Once the app goes live, users will be able to visit the Mohegan Sun site and follow directions from there to download the app, which will be available for iOS (Apple) and Android devices.
Whether using the web-based version of the site or the app, users will need to enable geolocation in order to access and play the games in the casino. Mohegan Sun’s online casino will be available only to those physically located within Connecticut, so the site must be able to use geolocation in order to ensure you are indeed within the state when you play.
Much like the FanDuel daily fantasy sports site and sportsbook, the online casino is intuitively designed and easy to navigate. FanDuel uses its familiar blue, black and white color scheme, although the Mohegan Sun version of the online casino may alter the look.
Along the very top are quick links allowing you to toggle back and forth between the casino and sportsbook. Just below is another row of shortcuts to different game categories. There are links to slots and table games as well as links to subcategories like progressive slots (“Jackpots”), roulette and blackjack. You’ll also find links to new games and to “Favorite games” you’ve previously selected, as well as to current promotions. Games are searchable, too, using the box in the upper right.
A banner additionally highlights promotions, then under that is the main screen where large icons of games are collected. Selecting a game launches a pop-up window. All games run smoothly with solid graphics and sound that neatly mimics the same sort of immersive experience games provide in a casino.
There are links as well to your account where you can perform all banking operations. Scrolling to the bottom of the page shows more links to customer support, responsible gambling information and more.
Mohegan Sun online casino will no doubt offer a variety of slots, table games and video poker once it goes live, with live dealer games likely coming as well. The FanDuel Casinos in other states provide a wide selection of casino favorites, thereby providing an indication of what visitors to the Mohegan Sun online casino should expect.
When it comes to slots, FanDuel typically offers hundreds of titles while working with a variety of well-regarded developers like IGT, NetEnt and NextGen. Practically all the most popular games among seasoned online slots players are available. Here are some of those titles:
Expect to find a number of progressive jackpot slots available as well, including:
Some FanDuel Casinos additionally offer a number of Slingo titles, the popular slots-bingo hybrid. Slingo fans should keep an eye out for titles like Deal or No Deal Slingo or Slingo Advance at the Mohegan Sun.
It remains to be seen what sort of table game selection Mohegan Sun will offer. FanDuel in other states has a fairly limited selection of table games, typically totaling about 15 to 20 choices if you include video poker. Blackjack offers the most variety, with games like the following:
When it comes to roulette, expect to find both American and European versions among the choices. Different baccarat games and casino poker games like three card poker, Let It Ride and Mississippi stud will likely be there, as well.
Video poker also gets represented well, with the selections including the extensive Game King collection of titles.
Live dealer games enable online casino players to interact with a dealer and even other players via video streamed live from a casino studio. The games can uncannily re-create the casino experience on a player’s computer or mobile device.
When states legalize online casinos, live dealer games are typically the last option to arrive. The largest provider of live dealer games is Evolution Gaming. FanDuel has already partnered with Evolution to provide live dealer games in New Jersey and Pennsylvania, and will soon be doing the same in Michigan and West Virginia. Given Mohegan Sun’s considerable reputation as a gambling destination, it is likely it’ll add live dealer games to its online casino as soon as possible, too.
FanDuel in New Jersey and Pennsylvania (operating under the Stardust Casino brand) currently offers a number of live dealer games, including the following:
There will be multiple ways both to deposit and withdraw funds from your account at Mohegan Sun online casino. The site itself won’t impose any fees for depositing or withdrawing. Note, however, that some payment methods might come with a transaction fee from the bank or payment processor.
In other states where FanDuel offers not just its online casino but sportsbook and daily fantasy site, users typically can create a single account for logging in, but find their funds separated into distinct “wallets” (their sportsbook funds are separate from their casino funds, for instance). Thus when you do deposit in order to play at Mohegan Sun, you’ll want to be sure to transfer your money into the correct place in order to play casino games.
Deposit methods will depend on what Mohegan Sun chooses to allow, as well as Connecticut regulations. In other states where FanDuel operates, the minimum deposit is $10. Expect some or all of the following methods to be available:
Online casinos generally have fewer options for withdrawing than for depositing. That said, there still should be plenty from which to choose:
At other FanDuel-powered online casinos, some methods for withdrawing such as PayPal, Venmo, online banking, or prepaid cards are only available if you have used the same method to deposit.
Also, when withdrawing, some methods are quicker than others. PayPal, for instance, usually takes less than 48 hours, while online banking can take two to four business days. Being paid via a check in the mail, meanwhile, can take seven to 10 business days.
The Mohegan Sun casino first opened in 1996 and has remained a popular tourist destination ever since. An emphasis on customer service is one reason why the casino has not only continued to operate, but has expanded and often thrived over that long period. Mohegan Sun will doubtlessly emphasize customer support with its online casino, as well.
FanDuel has a similarly positive reputation when it comes to customer service. It also has a long track record, having launched its daily fantasy site in 2009 and first sportsbook in 2018.
FanDuel Casinos in other states feature comprehensive FAQ sections answering a number of common queries and providing information about the games, banking concerns, technical issues and more. They also invite users to submit a ticket and receive a response over email. Live chat support is also available, both on the web-based browser and app.
The Mohegan Sun online casino will likely offer each of these support avenues to customers, and possibly others, as managed by its new Mohegan Digital division.