Mohegan Sun exiting casino operations at Virgin Hotels Las Vegas
Mohegan Sun exiting casino operations at Virgin Hotels Las Vegas
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Virgin Hotels Las Vegas, pictured on Monday, March 22, 2021. (KSNV)

LAS VEGAS (KSNV) — Casino operations at Virgin Hotels Las Vegas will move in-house as Mohegan Sun exits the resort in the coming months.

Virgin Hotels and Mohegan Sun announced in a joint statement that an integrated gaming offering will eventually fall under the management of resort president Cliff Atkinson.

The two parties will begin a transition period and once it's complete, Mohegan Sun will no longer manage or lease Virgin Hotel's casino.

An arm of the Mohegan Tribe, Mohegan Sun has run the casino at Virgin Hotels Las Vegas since the rebranded resort opened in 2021.

Mohegan's entry made it the first tribal gaming operator to have a presence in the Las Vegas Strip resort corridor.

"We are grateful for the collaboration with Mohegan, and we will continue to work together to ensure a well-ordered transition of casino operations," Atkinson said in a statement. "This transition is a natural progression in our journey to provide guests of Virgin Hotels Las Vegas with a seamless resort experience."

Virgin Hotels says they do not expect any significant disruptions for guests or employees. The gaming transition is subject to regulatory approval.

Two other tribes currently operate casino-resorts in Las Vegas: San Manuel Gaming, which owns the Palms; and the Seminole Tribe, which runs The Mirage through Hard Rock International.