We’ve been covering Virgin Hotels Las Vegas (Virgin) since the project was first announced in 2018. The property was supposed to open in 2020 but delays have pushed it back. Construction at Virgin has been moving forward through the coronavirus pandemic. The company says it will open in Spring 2021. Virgin hasn’t revealed a specific opening date just yet but it appears as though Virgin is targeting April.
Virgin is being built using the bones of the Hard Rock Casino. Here’s a quick look at the early days of the property transformation. Travel Vegas has shared details on everything from the hotel rooms (chambers) to the restaurants at Virgin.
Today, we have an update on the casino at Virgin. Mohegan Sun will operate the casino. The company will bring along its Momentum Rewards players club. This is a popular casino loyalty program that started at Mohegan Sun’s east coast properties. The Las Vegas version will be tweaked for Sin City but will connect with other Mohegan Sun properties.

Mohegan Sun Casino at Virgin Hotels Las Vegas

Mohegan Sun Casino at Virgin Hotels Las Vegas will offer guests and players membership in the award-winning Momentum program. For the third straight year, USA Today named Momentum one of the “10Best” player clubs in the country.

“We will welcome a new era in Las Vegas with Mohegan Sun Casino at Virgin Hotels Las Vegas, which will mark the first Native American casino in the coveted Las Vegas market. Momentum is a tribute to the tremendous history of the Mohegan Tribe and its exciting future that lies ahead, and we eagerly look forward to welcoming all guests to enjoy the personalized experience of our unique gaming offerings,” remarked Joe Hasson, general manager of Mohegan Sun Casino at Virgin Hotels Las Vegas.

The Mohegan Sun Casino at Virgin will have nearly 650 slot machines and 50 table games. At this time, the sportsbook will be operated by another newcomer to Las Vegas – Betfred.

Momentum Rewards

Momentum Rewards is a little different than some other Las Vegas casino loyalty programs. The more a guest plays, the faster they will elevate their Status Level, and the higher the status. The upper tiers of Momentum Rewards come with gameplay multipliers. The program has five tiers:

  • Core (entry level for everyone)
  • Ignite
  • Leap
  • Ascend
  • Soar

As a casino guest moves up tiers, they will enjoy additional access, perks, and personalized experiences throughout the entire resort in Las Vegas. You can see specific Momentum Rewards tier benefits by tier here.
One nice perk is that former Hard Rock Casino Backstage Pass members will receive a Status Level match with Momentum Rewards. This could be an easy way to bump up status levels quickly. The upper-tier benefits are significantly better than the entry levels.


Marc Meltzer covers Las Vegas, gaming and men’s lifestyle for various outlets. Check out his blog at Edge Vegas.
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