Connecticut’s Mohegan Sun Casino and Resort has penned a strategic deal with Major League Soccer (MLS) club New York City FC (NYCFC), pledging to offer “fresh, unique experiences” for fans and customers.

The new partnership, set to run throughout the 2019 season, will provide “money-can’t-buy” opportunities at both home games and select events throughout the year.

The casino operator will also have brand-presence at two exclusive NYCFC events this year, which will facilitate connections between fans and their favourite teams beyond the stadium walls.

“Mohegan Sun is excited to welcome NYCFC into our family of Momentum Partners,” said Ray Pineault, President & General Manager of Mohegan Sun.

“Offering our guests fresh, unique experiences is our goal. The program we have put in place with NYCFC – one of the U.S.’s top sports and entertainment brands – delivers on that promise.”

Mohegan Sun, which is the signature property of Mohegan Gaming & Entertainment, will become the inaugural presenting partner for the club’s on-field pen pass area, which hosts an exclusive VIP pre-game experience.

Meanwhile all members of the Mohegan Sun Momentum Rewards programme will have the opportunity to access NYCFC ticket offers across the season.

Current members of the Momentum Rewards programme also include Major League Baseball franchise the New York Yankees and National Basketball Association team the Boston Celtics.