One of the best movies that were released at the begging of this year and still watched today by many is ‘Uncut Gems’ with Adam Sandler.
Directed by Josh and Benny Safdie, star Adam Sandler portrays in the film Howard Ratner, a Jewish jeweller from the New York Diamond District who is also a gambler.
In 2012, Ranter operates a Jewellery store named KMH in the city’s Diamond District, while he struggles to pay off hundreds of thousands in his gambling debts, which also includes a $100K loan he took from his loan-shark brother-in-law.
We won’t spoil this great movie for you, but we will tell you that that with mounting debts and angry collectors closing in on him, fast-talking Howard needs to pull off something really big, very fast. So he risks everything to stay afloat, and alive.
Always looking for the next-big thing, Howard tries to bet himself out of trouble, and when he finally gets close to winning big, he realises that there’s no free ride and he’s going to have to face the consequences of his actions.
The movie revolves around gambling and the life of a gambler that took it too far and his gambling addiction cost him his career, family and almost his life. So there is a lot of sports-betting going on the background, for example a 6-Way Parlay on NBA star Kevin Garnett playing well, which wins Ratner $600,000 on one night. And another 3-Way Parlay on Garnett have a strong Game 7 performance.
In the film’s finale, Howard Ratner thinks he can win big, and hands his girlfriend Julia a bag of money and asks her to wager on a Celtics game. In one of the highpoints movie, Julia takes the money and boards a helicopter that flies her to the Mohegan Sun Casino to place the bet.
The characters in the film mention Mohegan Sun by name, but that’s not all – the casino scenes of ‘Uncut Gems’ were actually filmed on location in the Mohegan Sun Casino. So when Julia lands at the Mohegan Sun and runs through the casino floor, then places a bet and watches the Celtics playing in her hotel suite, it’s actually happening in the Mohegan Sun Casino itself.
You can also see there Mohegan Sun’s Race Book gambling-floor, and the WolfDen show venue signs flashing in the background, it’s all onset in the actual Mohegan Sun Casino property.
‘Uncut Gems’ was shot at Mohegan Sun for about a week in November 2018 and again in April 2019. The areas where the movie was filmed were sectioned off by security, so if you were visiting and placing your own bets at Mohegan Sun Casino at the time, sorry but you probably didn’t make it to the scene’s background.
“One of the things I loved the most was when they shot our hotel tower in the background as the helicopter was landing at our helipad,” said George Galinsky, Senior VP of Marketing Comms at Mohegan Sun. He added, “It’s just the exposure for the Mohegan Sun brand. There are so many people that have heard of us but haven’t made the trip yet. This is kind of almost like a third-party endorsement.”
And if filming on site was enough, there’s also a commercial for Mohegan Sun Casino on TV at Ratner’s house earlier in the story.
Adam Sandler himself hasn’t been to the Mohegan Sun for filming, but he’s pretty familiar with the place as he already performed his standup comedy routine at the Mohegan Sun Arena, and even had some more events booked, which were sadly postponed due to the Coronavirus pandemic..
Just like Adam Sandler starred in the movie without being present in the casino, you can also enjoy the amazing Mohegan Sun Casino without setting foot on the actual casino floor! Through a partnership with Resorts Casino Hotel in Atlantic City, Mohegan Sun Casino operates a regulated online casino in New Jersey, and expanding soon to more states as online casino, sports-betting and poker is becoming legal.
So you can visit the Mohegan Sun Casino’s website, or better-yet download their state-of-the-art app to your mobile device and enjoy the amazing Mohegan Sun casino games, rewards and customer service from anywhere. As long as you are 21 years old and within state borders, it’s safe, secure and legal. There’s a great bonus of up to $1,000 waiting for you, so register now!
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