Every year on March 17, the Irish and the Irish-at-heart across the globe observe St. Patrick’s Day. Did you know that 34.7 million U.S. residents claim Irish heritage? – that’s more than 7X the population of Ireland! You might be surprised to learn that the traditional St. Paddy’s meal of Corned Beef & Cabbage that will be served in large quantities is not particularly authentic. Like many aspects of St. Patrick’s Day, the dish came about when Irish-Americans transformed and reinterpreted a tradition imported from the Emerald Isle.
No matter how you celebrate, New England’s Casinos has plans for your St’ Paddy’s celebrations. Make your plans from the options below:
MOHEGAN SUN RESORT CASINO, Uncasville , CT
Traditional Irish fare will be served at Seasons Buffet with a menu boasting corned beef, Irish soda bread, Guinness Stout Irish stew, fresh-made boxty, shepherd’s pie, steamed cabbage, colcannon, Irish potato salad, health slaw, Irish potato salad slaw, parsley boiled potatoes, Dubliner coddle and grilled beef sausage.
Todd English’s Tuscany will offer a St. Patrick’s Day meal on March 17 from 5 to 10 p.m. For $34 per person, guests can enjoy house-made Kobe corned beef, Guinness risotto, honey glazed carrots and cabbage bechamel.
Irish Pub & Music House opens its doors at 10:30 a.m. and the first 100 guests through the door take home an engraved commemorative Guinness glass. Enjoy traditional Irish music by Clan O’Cleary from noon to 8 p.m., SRL Irish dancers from 3 to 4:15 p.m, Dan Pisowloski Bagpipes at 8:15 p.m. and I am DJ JC from 10 p.m. to 1 a.m.
Following the Black Wolves game, there will be a postgame beer garden at The Shops at Mohegan Sun from 9:30 to 11 p.m. Tickets, priced between $30 and $50, are available by calling 844-LAX-WOLF.
FOXWOODS RESORT CASINO, Mashantucket, CT
Once again, Foxwoods presents this year’s version of a property full of the Luck of the Irish as they present the ShamROCKED Foxwoods Pubcrawl on March 17th. Tickets are $10 with times of 6:00pm until Midnight.
The celebration starts at the 25th Anniversary Celebration Zone and ends at Centrale Fox Tower. All Shamrocked participants may enter raffles to win Show Tickets, Foxwoods Gift Cards, and an Overnight Hotel Stay with $150 Food & Beverage Voucher! Be sure to grab your Foxwoods Four Leaf Clover necklaces and Leprechaun hats too!
Drink and Food Specials for Participants. (This is a 21+ event)
Alta Strada: Shamrocked Sparkler & Appetizer Specials
High Rollers Luxury Lanes & Lounge – Guinness for $5 & Jameson Cocktails for $7
PLAINRIDGE PARK CASINO, Plainville, MA
LUCKY CARD DRAWINGS – Friday, March 17 – 1,000 Winners • 2pm-11pm. 100 Winners of $20 Free SLOTPLAY every hour. Total of 1,000 winners share $20,000 Free SLOTPLAY. WIN EVERY HOUR!
Fluties 22 Irish Food Specials – Tuesdays in March and St. Patrick’s Day • 11am-10pm • Feast on Irish favorites – Guinness Stew ($10 for 12 oz bowl) Corned Beef and Cabbage Meal ($15 per person) and don’t forget the green beer.
TWIN RIVER CASINO, Lincoln, RI
NEWPORT GRAND SLOTS, Newport, RI
OXFORD CASINO, Oxford, ME
St. Patrick’s Day Buffet – Friday, March 17, 2017, 10:30am – 3:00pm – $18.95 per person
HOLLYWOOD HOTEL & CASINO, Bangor, ME – $5 Guiness Bottles & $5 Fireball