Reviewing Mohegan Sun’s “Status Point Mayhem”

Mohegan Sun in the snow.

Casinos love to entice you to visit through things such as dining specials giveaways and comps to shows and events.  But gambling promotions are preferred to get you through the door to spend your money.

Playing to earn entries for a future drawing is used often by many casinos, but I find this type of promo to be tedious with more time, money and visits needed. My favorite offers are those that award a single day’s play, such as point multipliers.

Now, you probably should know that school snow days are usually known as a “casino run.”  Yesterday was no different.  And it just so happened Mohegan Sun had a promo I never played and others had asked me about, so, for journalistic reasons of course, I had to visit for “Status Point Mayhem.”

The basis of the promotion is that a multiplier randomly changes throughout the day – earning anywhere from 2X, 3X, 4X or 5X Status Points, with each multiplier guaranteed to occur at least twice. Unfortunately, it excludes Status Points earned at table games, stadium games and the Poker Room – but its great for video poker players with so many Full-Pay JOB.

This is how it works: Every hour or half-hour an announcement is made to what the next multiplier will be.  From that point it is posted on numerous digital signs until it changes.

These signs show multiplier, duration, and when it changes.

I would expect it to be 2X most of the time, and it was when I arrived. But, an hour later it jumped to 4X and lasted an hour.  Then it dropped to 3X for the third hour.  The next half-hour it was 5X – I thought I would never see it!  I don’t need to tell you how good it feels to play $1 Full-Pay Jacks-or-Better with a 5X multiplier! Then it dropped back to 2X, but what a rush that previous half hour was.

All in all, I loved this promotion. In 4 and 1/2 hours I had hit all four multipliers. For slots and video poker players, this is a must play.

As the multipliers change, so does the choice of what to play and what denomination to play. Even the speed of play can vary, depending how you prefer. I preferred slow for low multipliers to save my bankroll, and when it switches to the high ones, then play like a bat-out-of “H-E-Double Hockey Sticks!”

I consider this promotion at Mohegan Sun one of the best.  Also coming up later in January is PowerBonus Spins. Each time you earn 5 Status Points while playing your favorite slots during the PowerSpin promotion, you will receive a spin on the PowerSpin wheel. Every spin wins at least $10 in FREE SLOT PLAY! The more Status Points you earn, the more chances you have to spin the PowerSpin wheel and win.

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