Player Services Team

Providing personalized exemplary service to avid casino players is what our team excels at. From assisting with credit lines, to explaining our loyalty card program and associated player benefits, our team is here to ensure spectacular experiences at Mohegan Sun Casino and Virgin Hotels Las Vegas. Please feel free to reach out to our department at VIP@MoheganSunLasVegas or 855.880.8898 and one of our personalized service providers will be looking forward to assist you. Thank you for choosing Mohegan Sun Casino Las Vegas.

Vice President of Casino Marketing Tony Tricase

Tony Tricase

VICE PRESIDENT OF CASINO MARKETING

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Tony has been spent the last 29 years in various roles throughout Casino Marketing, Player Development, Customer Relations and Service Assurance. Throughout his career, Tony has worked with several large Las Vegas Strip resorts, as well as local and regional properties. As the Vice President of Casino Marketing, he will oversee the Player Services Team and work with all facets of the resort to ensure our guests receive world-class service and a one-of-kind Las Vegas experience on every visit.

Casino Host Scott

Scott Konopinski

DIRECTOR OF PLAYER DEVELOPMENT

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Scott is an industry veteran with over 20 years of experience in Las Vegas, including more than 9 years at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino. Scott has held many different roles throughout Hotel Operations and Casino Marketing, bringing a vast knowledge to his resume. Scott is originally from Chicago and is a UNLV Graduate. Scott loves hiking, traveling the world and spending time with his family, friends and his two dogs. He is passionate about the City of Las Vegas, Golden Knights and loves to experience new cultures.

Casino Host Chris

Chris Saldivar

DIRECTOR OF PLAYER DEVELOPMENT

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Born and raised in Las Vegas, Chris earned his Bachelor’s degree from UNLV. He discovered his true passion for guest relations while working in Casino Marketing in 2010. Chris carries this same enthusiasm for building relationships in his current role, ensuring VIP experiences to all the Mohegan Sun Casino players he engages with. Chris is a loyal fan of the Vegas Golden Knights, Las Vegas Raiders and all UNLV Rebel athletics. He spends his free time enjoying outdoor activities with his family, including biking, hiking, camping and snowboarding.

Casino Host Sumona Islam

Sumona Islam

CASINO MARKETING MANAGER

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Sumona is ecstatic to be continuing her over 20-year casino industry career at the state-of-the art Mohegan Sun Casino Las Vegas. Sumona's experience includes management roles within Casino Marketing, Player Development and Concierges services, in both Reno and Las Vegas. Sumona holds a Bachelor's degree in Business Management and Marketing from University of Nevada, Reno. She is a strong believer of the "work hard play hard" motto and is extremely passionate about relationship marketing and providing world class player experiences. When she is not working, Sumona enjoys global travel, hiking, painting, cooking, and spending time with family and friends.

Executive Host Joseph Phillips

Joseph Phillips

EXECUTIVE HOST

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Joseph joins the team with more than 15 years of Las Vegas Casino Marketing experience and takes great pride in creating enjoyable and memorable visits for his players. Joseph enjoys golfing, snowboarding, hiking with his dog, and the occasional poker game during his free time. Although he considers Ohio to be home, Joseph was born in Athens, Greece and moved to Las Vegas shortly after graduating from Indiana University. Joseph is a diehard Detroit sports fan and remains optimistic that the titles are coming!

Executive Host Chong

Chong "Dave" Wang

EXECUTIVE HOST

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Dave came to Las Vegas to pursue his college education, and decided to make a career in the Casino Gaming industry. Dave has traveled half of China’s mainland, and speaks several Chinese dialects. He has also explored a majority of Southeast Asia and lived in Singapore during his childhood for over 10 years. Dave also has a strong interest in becoming a Mechanical Engineer with a focus on aerodynamics. He is an outgoing person, and enjoys reading non-fiction, watching classic movies and even has a goal to drive his mini cooper across the United States. Dave truly enjoys taking care of casino players and always makes himself available to ensure great experiences for Mohegan Sun Casino players.

Hospitality Host William Sheppard

William Sheppard

HOSPITALITY HOST

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Bill brings to the table over 25 years of gaming and hospitality experience from both the east coast and Las Vegas. Raised in a military family, Bill has lived in a variety of countries and states where he developed the people skills that enable him to be a great host. As a Scholarship athlete, Bill graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. In his free time, Bill enjoys sharing quality time with his family and friends. Bill has called Las Vegas home for ten plus years and is excited to see the continuing growth and share his experience with Mohegan Sun Casino players.

Casino Host Danielle Howard-Varnado

Danielle Howard-Varnado

HOSPITALITY HOST

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Danielle has been a top performer in the Hospitality Industry for over 25 years. She is skilled in the Culinary Arts and has a college background In Hospitality Management from DeVry University. Danielle takes every experience as an opportunity to blow people’s minds with creativity and entertainment. Danielle is a passionate singer/performer, talented at yarn art and is an avid visitor of the State and National Parks. She is grateful that Nevada rests between the first and third largest collection of National parks in our country with the fourth state near enough to make a treasured jaunt on the Interstate to more natural moments and beautiful sunsets.

Casino Host Christine

Christine Stark

HOSPITALITY HOST

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Born in Angeles City, Philippines, and raised in Chicago, IL, Christine moved to Las Vegas in 1996. She spent five years as a Floral Manager for a big strip resort, before beginning her casino marketing career as a Player’s Club Representative. Christine moved her way up to a position as VIP Host Supervisor. before finding her way to Mohegan Sun Casino as a Hospitality Host. Christine is passionate about creating memorable experiences and fostering lasting relationships with the players she meets. In her free time, Christine enjoys spending time with family and friends, cooking and watching movies.

Casino Host Marcus

Marcus Poe

HOSPITALITY HOST

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Originally from Chicago, Marcus has lived in Las Vegas for over 20 years. Marcus’ career in the hospitality industry spans15 years and counting. During his time in the industry, Marcus has always had a strong focus on the VIP guest. When not ensuring players are having world class experiences, Marcus enjoys spending time with family and friends and playing basketball.

Telecommunications Host Martin Chavez

Martin Chavez

TELECOMMUNICATIONS HOST

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Marty has worked in the hospitality and travel industry for over 20 years holding many different positions. Originally from Albuquerque, New Mexico, Marty has now been a Las Vegas resident for over 10 years. When he is not taking great care of Mohegan Sun Casino players, Marty enjoys spending time with family, friends and his dog, traveling to beaches, and taking cruises. Marty enjoys the excitement of Las Vegas and the opportunities it brings to meet a variety of incredible people.