Located in the town of Montville, CT in the villge of Uncasville, is Mohegan Sun, the second largest casino in the United States with over 364,000 sq ft of gaming space. It is located on 240 acres along the banks of the Thames River. It is at the heart of the scenic foothills of southeastern Connecticut, where 60 percent of the state's tourism is concentrated. It features the 12,000-seat capacity Mohegan Sun Arena, home of the Women's National Basketball Association's Connecticut Sun. It houses a 350-seat Cabaret Theatre, the 300-seat Wolf Den, and 100,000 sq ft of meeting and function room space, including the Northeast’s largest ballroom and 130,000 sq ft of retail shopping. It is the home of New London's WMOS FM radio station.
The casino is owned by the Mohegan Tribal Gaming Authority. The casino and resort first opened on October 12, 1996. 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. TCA is run by Solomon (Sol) Kerzner, a South African accountant and business magnate.