The Hollywood Casino in Bangor believed the value of their downtown properties is only $61.38 million instead of the $98.18 million that was assessed, claiming their three casino properties are not worth what the City Assessor Phil Drew had determined. They were, however, denied that request to have a reduction to their property tax assessment, In a response three pages long, Drew denied the casino’s request for a $36.8 million reduction, stating that the gaming company did not provide sufficient information that his assessment was ‘manifestly wrong,’ which is a requirement to reduce the tax assessment based on the state laws.
On the plus side, Hollywood Casino will get a boost by being connected to all of Penn National’s casinos. I was recently confused by Penn National’s rewards clubs. It seemed they had two – the Club Hollywood and the Marquee Club – with some casinos offering one or the other. Well, it looks like all Penn National properties will be connected to the “Marquee Rewards Club.” Which means rewards gained at the Hollywood Casino, Hotel & Raceway in Bangor and Plainridge Park in Massachusetts will be connected to the Tropicana and M Resort in Las Vegas – and all of Penn National’s casinos in between.
- You can earn Marquee Comps when you play and redeem them for dining, shopping, and hotel stays at participating Marquee Rewards locations.
- Receive special offers and invitations to promotions, sweepstakes, events, free Slot Play or VLT Play and more, based on your level of play.
- Tier points are accumulated and tier status awarded on a fixed six-month basis, January 1 through June 30 and July 1 through December 31.
- There are five levels or tiers in the club, depending on your play. The higher the level, the better the benefits.
- Tier Points and Marquee Comps may be earned for table games play at some Marquee Rewards locations. To learn if your preferred Marquee Rewards location awards Tier Points or Marquee Comps, please visit Player Services.
- Points at M Resort seem to be valued as follows: $1 in = 1 point / 333 pts = $1
- The following states have Penn National Properties: California, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Maine Massachusetts, Mississippi, Missouri, New Mexico, Nevada, Ohio, Pennsylvania and West Virginia.
That’s all for now.