Maine’s Casinos 2017 Revenue Presents Different Directions

As reported By Nora Flaherty of HarnessLink Gamblers in Maine spent nearly $54.6 million on slots and table games at the state’s two casinos last year.

Those numbers are from the Gambling Control Board’s annual report out this month. The report also finds that while Oxford Casino made about $2 million more in 2017 than in 2016, Hollywood Casino made about $900,000 less than the year before.

I feel there are many reasons for the disparaging revenue statistics, but the main reason is location, location, location!

Bangor is a quaint DownEast city in south-central Maine. So, what are the things that might make it a destination?

Hollywood Casino, Hotel & Raceway, Bangor Maine

Hollywood Casino, Hotel & Raceway, Bangor Maine

  • Some say they have the best shopping in Maine with the Bangor Mall, which is so popular that people from all over North America, including Canada, shop there. It has spawned several motels just to service the customers. However, all those hotels don’t seem to have spilled over into stay-cations including the Hollywood Casino.  Besides, doesn’t the Outlet Madness area of Kittery entice people from all over New England?
  • Downtown is a great place to eat, enjoy some night life, and enjoy free concerts and movies.  The beer selections, with the increase of craft brewers such as Geaghan Brothers Brewing next to the casino, Masons Brewing, Black Canvas Brewing and Maniacal Brewing are all great additions to SeaDog Brewing right in the Bangor area.
  • Darlings Waterfront Pavilion has excellent open-air entertainment in the summer, just a brief walk from the casino.
  • The Penobscot River Walkway is an excellent walking, biking, or running trail that starts in the back of the casino.

But this just isn’t enough it seems. Milton Champion is the executive director of the Gambling Control Board says both casinos made some changes this year.  “Oxford Casino added their hotel, and with that hotel addition they’ve also added some gaming floor,” Champion says. “On Hollywood’s side, they’ve actually taken away.”

Hollywood just isn’t close enough to draw from other cities. The driving distance adds to location problems:

  • Portland, Maine – 1 1/2+ hours
  • Berlin, New Hampshire – 2 hours+
  • Quebec, Canada – 3 hours
  • Montpelier, Vermont – 3 hours+
  • Boston, MA – 3 hours+

But gamblers have made their way to CT casinos driving longer distances?

Yes, but the end product is quite different. Number of better gaming tables, better video poker, better amenities….the list goes on…will entice people. Bangor and the Hollywood casino isn’t that enticing.

Officials attend the grand opening of the Oxford Casino Hotel on Route 26 on Nov. 9. The 107-room, four-story hotel is attached to Oxford Casino, which opened in 2012 and is owned by Churchill Downs Inc. (Oxford Casino photo)

Oxford on the other hand seems like the little engine that could. Additions along the way – better infrastructure, added hotel (with another new Hampton Inn across the street) a new dining option in the OX Pub, and closer proximity to the cities cited above makes their growth in revenue understandable.

According to Nora Flaherty’s report, “Of the money they took in, Oxford and Hollywood casinos sent $18 million back to the state to use for K-12 education; $5.9 million to the University of Maine system, the state’s community college system, and Maine Maritime Academy; $8.9 million went to the general fund; and $4.4 million went to harness racing purses. That’s among many beneficiaries, including the agricultural fair support fund, which got $1.8 million.

Every Summer, NETG drives up to check out both casinos. It’s always a fun and relaxing trip, and we have more to check on besides the casinos.  Something to look forward to.

Binbin

 

Valentines Day Specials at MA, ME & RI Casinos

February is for Lovers.  Here is Part 2 of all the opportunities for you and that special someone in Massachusetts, Maine & Rhode Island

Valentine’s Day At Plainridge Park Casino Plainville, MA.

FEEL THE LOVE FREEPLAY – 6PM-10PM – Win your share of $65,000 Free SlotPlay Saturday, February 3,10,17 from 6pm-10pm. 5 winners every hour can win up to $2,000 Free SlotPlay. Prizes valid for Free SlotPlay only, must be playing on Marquee Rewards card to be eligible.

RUSSELL STOVER GIVEAWAY – 11AM-4PM – Earn 500 points on Sunday, February 11th on your Marquee Rewards card the same day of the promotion to claim a box of Russell Stover Chocolates. May vary from picture. While supplies last. One per account.

Slack’s Oyster House & Grill FEBRUARY 14, 2018 DINNER SPECIALS FROM 5PM-10PM – Choose from a Prix Fixe Menu, $50 PP Complimentary glass of Roederer Estate Sparkling wine.  Click HERE for the MENU.


Valentine’s Day At Hollywood Hotel, Casino & Raceway, Bangor, ME

SWEETHEARTS’ GAMING PACKAGE – includes deluxe room accommodations for two, a bottle of champagne, a half dozen fresh roses, chocolate covered strawberries and an Epic Buffet dinner for two. Packages start at $271 per night. Package available Friday and Saturday night only.


Valentine’s Day At Oxford Casino, Oxford, ME

Valentine’s Buffet, Wednesday, February 14, 2018 – 5:00pm – 9:30pm; $32.95 per person – Featuring carved prime rib, lobster tail, peel and eat shrimp, and decadent desserts. Limited space available. Reservations recommended. Call 207-539-6705.


Valentine’s Day At Twin River Casino, Lincoln, RI

Fred & Steve’s Steakhouse February 14th –  SWEETHEART SPECIALS MENU

Wicked Good Bar & Grill February 14th – VALENTINE’S DAY MENU

Shipyard Brewpub at Twin River February 14th – VALENTINE’S DAY SPECIALS

 

Hollywood Bangor, Maine Bravo! – Casino Industry Challenge

Hollywood Casino, Bangor Maine

Hollywood Casino, Bangor Maine

A short shout-out to Hollywood Hotel, Casino and Raceway in Bangor for their Tito’s for Tata’s promotion in October.

As you know, October is annually Breast Cancer Awareness Month.  So many women and families have suffered the pain and loss that breast cancer can bring.  

Sarah Robinson was a remarkable human being… her laugh, smile, and sense of humor, coupled with her love for people, generosity and strength made her incredibly unique. Born a twin in Greenville, Maine, she moved to the town of Dexter at the age of three with her family.  Sarah’s battle with breast cancer gave birth to the idea to build a cancer hospitality house to serve the biggest, most rural part of Maine. Sarah met with the people she knew through Rotary and her work in the community, and the process of creating the future Sarah’s House began.  Sarah Lunette Robinson, 26, died Sunday, December 4, 2011, but her legacy continues at Sarah’s House.

This month, Hollywood Bangor is doing it’s part.  Find their Tito’s for Tata’s box on the gaming floor at Hollywood Bangor and make a contribution to Sarah’s House of Maine all month long in October. For more info visit: Sarahshouseofmaine.org.TITO stands for Ticket-In, Ticket-Out.  It refers those ticket vouchers that years ago replaced actual cash & coins.

According to Thomas Moore of the Las Vegas Sun, “Gamblers left more than $35 million on casino floors in the past five years, money the state of Nevada was happy to come along and pick up. The cash came in the form of slot and video machine tickets that players either lost, forgot about or simply didn’t bother to turn in.”

In other words, whatever casino it may be, all those TITO tickets not cashed in is more revenue for the casino in unclaimed money.

We all have then hanging around – $.13 here, $.27 there – some in your purse or wallet, others on the floor of your car.  Just think what good those pennies could do for needy causes – Harvey in Houston, Maria in Puerto Rico, for example.  How about helping out the Red Cross, research for Cancer, Gehrig’s Disease, MS, ….. and the list goes on.

I CHALLENGE CASINOS  AND CASINO INDUSTRY GIANTS TO PUT THEIR MONEY WHERE THEIR MOUTH IS.  FOLLOW THIS MODEL IN BANGOR, MAINE AND MAKE SOME GOOD HAPPEN BY PROVIDING FOR THE COLLECTION OF THOSE TITO TICKETS (especially less than a $1) TOWARDS LOCAL NEEDS.  SO MUCH IS SAID BY THESE GAMBLING PROPERTIES ON HOW MUCH THEY CARE FOR THEIR COMMUNITIES – WELL, PROVE IT.

Ticket In, Ticket Out! TITO

Ticket In, Ticket Out! TITO

TITO’S FOR__________________________  JUST FILL IN THE BLANK.

Congratulations, Hollywood Bangor. A small attempt to help is well appreciated and will go along way to helping Sarah’s House.

 

Blackjack Side Bets in New England Casinos

According to John Grochowski, side bets in Blackjack are offered for two basic reasons, “….to add a little excitement for players who want more out of the game than trying to grind out a profit one bet at a time, and to increase action to generate more profit for the house.”

What are the side bets offered in New England’s Casinos for Blackjack?  And are they worth playing?

We will list the side bets, explain a little about them, and give John Grochowsk’s take on if it’s worth it.  Keep in mind some side bet paytables differ even with the same game.  My suggestions is to check out the Wizard of Odds for more on side bets variance for blackjack.

Match The Dealer

In New England’s casinos, there are a variety of side bets.  The most popular is Match the Dealer, which can be found at Mohegan Sun, Foxwoods and Twin River in Rhode Island.  

The Match the Dealer side bet pays when either of the player’s first two cards match the dealer’s up card. According to Traditional blackjack, the payouts are as follows:

  • 1 non-suited match pays 4 to 1;
  • 2 non-suited matches pay 8 to 1;
  • One suited match pays 11 to 1;
  • One suited match and one non-suited match pay 15 to 1;
  • 2 suited matches pay 22 to 1.

According to many players, this side bet has a fixed house advantage that is fairly high, several times higher than blackjack. Not a good bet.

Lucky Ladies

Lucky Ladies side bet c an be found at the HOLLYWOOD Casino, Hotel & Raceway in Bangor, ME. LUCKY LADIES™ BONUS BET is a side bet based on the player’s first two cards and the dealer’s up card. As far as I know, it is the first side bet to be based on the player’s first two cards and the dealer’s up card. Since it came out, there have been many imitators.  Lucky Ladies is also known as, “The 20 Point Bonus Wager” point count of their first 2 cards equals 20.

PAYOUT SCHEDULE – First two cards: Queen of Hearts Pair (with Dealer Blackjack) = 1,000 to 1; Queen of Hearts Pair = 125 to 1; Matched 20 = 19 to 1, Suited 20 = 9 to 1;  Any 20 = 4 to 1

JG – Lucky Ladies: There’s the possibility of huge wins here, with a 1,000-1 bonanza if the player is dealt two queens of hearts while the dealer has a blackjack, or 125-1 on a pair of heart ladies regardless of the dealer hand. In the version I’ve seen, there’s also a 19-1 payoff on a 20 if both cards are the same rank and suit, 9-1 on a suited 20 on cards of different ranks, such as jack-king, or 4-1 on an unsuited 20.
That’s an attraction, to be sure, but at a 24.71 percent house edge, the cost is high. Average loss per hour is a whopping $14.83 of the $60 at risk. That dwarfs the average blackjack loss for a $10-a-hand basic strategy player, and is even higher than the loss for an average player.
Think about it: That extra $1 per hand more than doubles the average loss for a $10 blackjack bettor who is just an average player.
For those who don’t limit the side bets to a buck, just multiply by your bets. Make the side bets equal to your $10 blackjack bets, and average losses shoot up to about $20 an hour in 21 + 3, $40 in Royal Match, and $148 in Lucky Ladies.

“21+3”

This side bet, found at Oxford Casino, in Oxford,ME., pays based on the player’s first two cards and the dealer’s up card. If the three cards equal a flush, straight, straight flush, or three of a kind the side bet pays 9 to 1.  It does come in various versions according to the number of decks.

JG – “21 + 3: At mostly full tables, the $1 side bets mean a risk of $60 per hour. The 3.24 percent house edge means a few pennies shy of $2 extra in the house coffers. For basic strategy players, that’s just $1 less than the losses from betting 10 times as much on the main game.
Average players who are losing $12 an hour might find that extra two bucks palatable for the chance at 9-1 payoffs if their two cards plus the dealer’s up card form a flush, straight or three of a kind. It’s a much smaller leap from their regular loss rate of $1.20 per $60 wagered.

“In BETween”

This blackjack side bet has been seen a few places here and there, and in New England, it’s found found at Oxford Casino. According to Mike Shackelford, the “Wizard of Odds” himself, “The goal is for one card to fall between two others in rank. In this case, the primary goal is the dealer’s up card to fall between the player’s initial two cards.”

Progressives

The “Super Four” side bet in Mohegan Sun is the only location to offer it in New England.  Here’s more on the bet:

  • The side bet is $5 and $5 only.
  • The circle will be to the left of the blackjack bet as Match The Dealer will be retained in it’s usual place.
  • Super 4 is a progressive blackjack side bet based on the four cards consisting of the player’s and dealer’s initial two cards.
  • In both, the player wins on a dealer blackjack. The amount of the win depends on the poker value of all four cards.

One gentleman walked away feeling very lucky on July 12th after hitting the Super 4 Diamonds bonus jackpot totaling $347,456.

At Foxwoods, Blackjack Match Progressive is offered. Here’s more on the bet:

  • Blackjack Match is a side bet that wins if the player and/or the dealer have a blackjack.
  • The value of the win is maximized if the blackjacks are suited and match.
  • Unlike most other progressive side bets, this one costs $5 instead of $1 and are on a “for one” basis, meaning the original wager is not returned on a win.
  • On the top two awards, there is an “Envy Bonus,” which means a win for every other player at the table who made the side bet.

 

We visited all 7 New England Casinos this summer.  This is part of what we found.  More comparisons and info will be presented throughout the fall.

That’s all for now.

 

MAINE CASINO PROMOTIONS in September

Oxford Casino at Night

Oxford Casino, Oxford, ME

Hollywood Casino, Hotel & Raceway, Bangor Maine

Hollywood Casino, Bangor, Maine

MAINE

 

 

OXFORD CASINO, OXFORD MAINEOxford Casino, Oxford Maine

Labor Day Buffet, Monday, September 4, 2017, 10:30am – 3:30pm $12.95 per person

2017 Birthday Bash – Swipe your Oxford Rewards card at any promotional kiosk one time during the month of your birthday and you will win a Birthday Free Slot Play Prize by playing our Birthday Bash Game

The Oxford Grill offers dining specials each week.  Click on This Week’s OXFORD GRILL DINING SPECIALS for the latest.

ONGOING PROMOTIONS INCLUDE:

SATURDAY – Super 6,

EVERY TUESDAY$5 Spaghetti Lunch – 11:00am – 2:00pm

WEDNESDAY – 15X Multiplier & Seniors Day ,

THURSDAY – Missile MadnessEvery Thursday Though September 28th.  3:00pm – 8:00pm

THURSDAY – 5K Thusdays & Free Lunch Buffet (100 pts earned),

FRIDAY – High 5 


 

Hollywood Casino, Bangor Maine

Hollywood Casino, Bangor Maine

HOLLYWOOD CASINO, HOTEL & RACEWAY, BANGOR MAINE

ROCK THE RAM. Win a 2017 Ram 1500! Earn entries starting September 1st, with 25x entries on Thursdays, 50x entries on Fridays, and 100x entries on the night of the giveaway! Grand Prize drawing Saturday, October 28th at 9pm.

GRIDIRON GIVEAWAY – Earn entries from September 1 – October 29 and from October 29 – December 31. Every $10 spent at Hops House 99 earns you one entry for a chance to win a 75″ TV! Prize drawing will happen at halftime of the New England Football Games on October 29th and December 31st. See your server for more details.

$10,000 PIGSKIN PICK’EM – Marquee Rewards members can make their professional football game picks* at our promotional kiosk each week for a chance to win up to $250 in Free SlotPlay. Play each week during the season to accumulate the most total points and win $1,500 in Free SlotPlay. Picks must be made by 11:59p Saturday night, Thursday games are excluded from Pigskin Pick’em

ONGOING PROMOTIONS INCLUDE: (For more info click HERE)

  • 50+ Card In Play – Play with your Marquee Rewards® card on Monday, April 3rd & 17th from 11AM – 2PM for your chance to win $50 Free SlotPlay®! Three winners will be drawn every 15 minutes. *Exclusive to our members age 50 and above.
  • 50 PLUS REWARDS 3X TIER MULTIPLIER – 
  • Lucky Ladies Night – Wednesdays
  • JOIN MARQUEE REWARDS & PLAY UP TO $500 ON US!
  • MATCH & WIN
  • FREEPLAY FRENZY
  • JACKPOT EXTRAVAGANZA

AUGUST CASINO PROMOTIONS In Maine & Massachusetts

Check out these casino promotions for the month of August in Massachusetts & Maine.

Please note: As always, check for daily updates and news from New England’s seven casinos through our Menu links above and additional promo info on NE Time Gambling on Twitter!  

Don’t forget to click on the Casino Name to bring to the Casino Website


Plainridge Park Casino, Plainville MA

Plainridge Park Casino, Plainville MA

PLAINRIDGE PARK CASINO, PLAINVILLE, MASSACHUSETTS

100K Camping Gear Giveaway – Earn entries now through August 26th. Grand Prize Finales are on August 19 & 26 when two Grand Prize Winners will be chosen.  50 winners of $250 Slotplay each.

MARQUEE COMP MULTIPLIERS – Mondays in August, Based on card level – Multiplier(s) earned on specified gaming days from 6:00am – 5:59am. Multipliers based on card tier level (MR-2X, CE-3X, PR-4X, EP and ICON-5X).

Play-to Earn Skeeball Bonus – Tuesdays in August • 6am-11:59PM. Earn 300 points and receive a Skeeball bonus of $5 up to $20 Free SLOTPLAY®

Ladies Night Hotseat – Wednesdays in August • 6pm-9pm. 1 winner every 20 minutes of $777 Free SLOTPLAY®  Ladies, Stop by the Promo Zone from 6pm-9:29pm to pick up your entry into our Ladies only 9:30pm Bonus Drawing – 5 LUCKY WINNERS of up to $500 in Free SLOTPLAY

P OF DIAMONDS PROGRESSIVE – Fridays in August • P OF DIAMONDS • 6pm-10pm. 5 winners every hour. Win $100 up to $5,000 Free SLOTPLAY or the Progressive Prize. 100 Total Winners. If a winner picks the P of Diamonds, they receive the Progressive Prize! Progressive begins at $5,000 Free SLOTPLAY and increases by $100 every winner. Progressive is guaranteed to be won on August 25th.

Bass Pro Shops Gift Card Giveaway – Saturdays in August, 4-9pm.  5 winners every hour win $300 up to $5000 free slot play, a $1000 Pto Gift Card or a finalist seat into the Grand Finale.

 


 

OXFORD CASINO, OXFORD MAINEOxford Casino, Oxford Maine

Missile Madness!! Every Thursday Though September 28th.  3:00pm – 8:00pm – Launch your missiles at the game board.  If you hit, you win! If you miss, you STILL win. Pick up where you left off the previous week. You can win up to $500 in Free Slot Play. You get an extra session (Missile) every time you earn 250 tier points during promotion times (maximum of 12 per promotion day)

Sunday Breakfast – Every Sunday from 8:30am-Noon  $12.95 per person – Our popular, extensive morning buffet with traditional favorites plus, an omelet station and waffle station for special breakfast treats that are personalized just how you like them!

$5 Spaghetti Lunch – Every Tuesday from 11:00am – 2:00pm $5 per person  Enjoy a Bowl of Spaghetti with sauce, a salad, bread and a choice of soda, tea, or coffee!

The Oxford Grill offers dining specials each week.  Click on This Week’s OXFORD GRILL DINING SPECIALS for the latest.

ONGOING PROMOTIONS INCLUDE: SATURDAY – Super 6, WEDNESDAY – 15X Multiplier & Seniors Day , THURSDAY – 5K Thusdays & Free Lunch Buffet (100 pts earned), FRIDAY – High 5 


 

Hollywood Casino, Bangor Maine

Hollywood Casino, Bangor Maine

HOLLYWOOD CASINO, HOTEL & RACEWAY, BANGOR MAINE

FAST LANE GIVEAWAY – We’re giving away three hot cars this summer! 2017 Ford Explorer Giveaway Grand Prize drawing is Saturday, August 26th at 9p.m. Earn 25x entries on Thursdays, 50x entries on Fridays, and 100x the day of the giveaway.

MATCH & WIN – Saturdays, August 5th, 12th, 19th from 5p.m. – 10:30p.m. Match 6 numbers and win the JACKPOT! Marquee Rewards members can swipe their Marquee Rewards cards at the Sound Stage Lounge beginning at 5p.m. to receive 6 numbers. Beginning at 6p.m., 6 numbers will be drawn every hour until 10p.m. The Jackpot starts at $10,000 in Free SlotPlay and increases $600 each date of the promotion.

FREEPLAY FRENZY – The frenzy begins when you swipe your Marquee Rewards card at The Sound Stage Lounge beginning at 5:00p to receive your 5 numbers. Beginning at 6p 5 numbers will be drawn every hour until 9p. The more you match, the more you win, up to $1,000 in Free SlotPlay! Friday, August 4th, 11th, & 18th, 5pm – 9:30pm

JACKPOT EXTRAVAGANZA – Friday, August 25th from 6PM – 9PM, you could win up to $1,000 Free SlotPlay®! Receive one Jackpot Extravaganza ballot for every taxable Jackpot you hit through August 25th to be entered. Plus, earn 2X entries on Sundays, Tuesdays & Thursdays! Collect all earned ballots and deposit them into the Slot Machine Ballot Drum starting at 3PM on August 25 for your chance to win.

ONGOING PROMOTIONS INCLUDE: (For more info click HERE)

  • 50+ Card In Play – Play with your Marquee Rewards® card on Monday, April 3rd & 17th from 11AM – 2PM for your chance to win $50 Free SlotPlay®! Three winners will be drawn every 15 minutes. *Exclusive to our members age 50 and above.
  • 50 PLUS REWARDS 3X TIER MULTIPLIER – 
  • Lucky Ladies Night – Wednesdays

Marquee Rewards – Plainridge Park & Hollywood Bangor Rewards Club

Penn National Gaming, Owner of Plainridge Park Casino and Raceway

Penn National Gaming, Owner of Plainridge Park Casino and Hollywood Bangor Casino, Hotel & Raceway

 

In the 7 New England Casinos, we have 6 distinct Slot/Rewards clubs two of which are under Penn National’s Marquee Rewards – Hollywood Bangor in Maine, and Plainridge Park in Massachusetts.  Marquee Rewards has five tiers (levels) – Marquee, Celebrity, Producer, Executive Producer, and Icon.

TravelZork briefly explains “Penn National Gaming (PNG) is a national casino operator similar to Boyd Gaming and Caesars Entertainment. PNG is actually an international casino operator as one of their twenty properties is located in Canada (here’s the list of locations)…..The lack of transparency at the Tropicana isn’t a surprise. Not all Penn National properties offer the same rating so you will earn Tier Points and Marquee Comps differently at different casinos. Likewise, Tier Points and Marquee Comps may be earned for table games play at some Marquee Rewards locations.”

Here are some basics for Marquee Rewards.  Statistics are based personal experience and search,  vpFree2, and Penn National casinos webpages.

Marquee Rewards connects to Penn National casinos across the country

Accruing Points – Penn National owns many casinos across the country, and this has produced regional differences. After checking casinos under the Penn National ownership we have found that the following entries from Plainridge Park (Hollywood Bangor was unavailable, but I assume higher due to lack of competition).

  • $1 Coin-In = 1 Point
  • $2 Coin-in = 1 Point (VP) / $10 Coin-In = 1 point in other PennNat casinos.
  • Comps Only, Free Slot pay,

In other casinos:

  • Rate varies based on ADT but is .05% or less on video poker.
  • Bounceback Cash: In some
  • Discretionary Comps: In few
  • Marketing Comps: Yes

Obviously, when companies buy properties, they must deal with previous players club expectations.  All NETG can suggest is try to tracking your points, and ask casino management, if you dare.  Many casinos just won’t give you a good answer.

NOTES worthy of mention:

The obvious advantage to PNG’s Marquee Rewards is the coast to coast connection of the Players Club.  Playing in Massachusetts  or Maine and accruing points for your next visit to Las Vegas with benefits equals the other national gaming operators in New England, such as the newcomers with MGM Springfield & Wynn.

Las Vegas – Penn Nationals Tropicana & M Resort

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.

You can spend Marquee Reward points at most PNG properties.

Multiplier Days include different multipliers for different card levels: Marquee = 2x, Celebrity = 3x, and so on.

75,000 Bonus HollywoodCasino.com Credits on your Birthday. (Check if your casino takes part in this and if the # of points is the same)

Personal hosts, Preferred parking and VIP lounge access for player and guest, are only for Exce. Producer & Icon Levels where available.

Marquee Rewards members can now earn cruises on Norwegian Cruise Line. Members receive exclusive offers and discounts based on tier level. Executive Producers and Icons receive a FREE cruise per renewal period and Celebrities and Producers receive discounts.

Points expire after 12 mos. of inactivity.

Marquee Mall is your online shopping website where you can use Marquee Comps to buy the latest and greatest products. From high-quality kitchenware, to fashionable apparel, and the coolest electronics, Marquee Mall has everything you’re looking for.

Marquee Perks by level include: (again, thanks to TravelZork.com for the easy layout)

  • Marquee (0 – 9,999)
    • Receive special offers such as promotions, sweepstakes, special events, free play or VLT Play. This is based on how much you play
    • Earn extra Tier Points towards the next Tier level at Marquee Rewards

    Celebrity (10,000 – 29,999)

    • Same as Marquee plus…
    • Up to 30% off Carnival Cruise Lines trips

    Producer (30,000 – 124,999)

    • Same as Marquee plus…
    • Preferred access to select restaurants and Player Services
    • Up to 40% off Carnival Cruise Lines trips

    Executive Producer (125,000 – 399,999)

    • Same as Producer plus…
    • Preferred parking
    • Personal host
    • VIP lounge access for player and guest (where available)
    • Annual complimentary cruise up to 8 days with Carnival Cruise Lines
    • Renewal gift

    Icon ( 400,000 and up)

    • Same as Executive Producer plus…
    • A-Lister pass for one guest for VIP lounge (where available)
    • Celebration Dinner of (once per renewal period) (Approximate value of dinner is $250)
    • $500 Travel reimbursement towards cruise or Marquee Rewards location trip
    • An annual complimentary 3-night trip to a Marquee Rewards location plus a $250 dining credit at the Marquee Rewards location of your choice

 

 

Hotel at Hollywood, Bangor

Hotel at Hollywood, Bangor

As gamblers we learn to take the good with the bad.  This is not the best players club – matter of fact, it is considered one of the worst.  But some casinos in PNG portfolio are better than others.  But the 20 or so options across the country gives it an advantage only the bigger players in the industry can offer.

That’s all for now.

Binbin

 

 

Hollywood Casino, Hotel & Raceway – Maine Trip Report

Penn National Gaming operates two of the seven casinos in New England – Plainridge Park in Plainville, MA and Hollywood Casino, Hotel & Raceway in Bangor, ME.

The staff at NETimeGambling.com decided to visit both Maine casinos this past week.  Today, part 2, as we drive to the furthest northeast casino withing the US borders.  Today, we visit

Hollywood Casino, Hotel & Raceway in Bangor, ME.

Hollywood Casino, Hotel & Raceway, Bangor Maine

Hollywood Casino, Bangor, Maine

Hollywood Casino, Hotel & Raceway – Some Background

It was the first licensed slots facility in the state, and became the first casino to be licensed in the state of Maine when it added table games to its facilities in 2012.  However, it was the third New England casino to offer Vegas style slots in 2005, after Foxwoods & Mohegan Sun in CT. Twin River, at the old Lincoln Greyhound Park in RI, did not introduce Vegas style slots, or class III, until 2007.

Hollywood Casino, Hotel & Raceway, Bangor Maine

Hollywood Casino, Hotel & Raceway, Bangor Maine

This facility has everything – it’s just that it’s a little bit of everything.  It is the smallest casino in New England inches behind the other Maine casino in Oxford, Maine.  It does draw from patrons from New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Vermont, Canada & of course Maine.

This makes our 4th trip to Bangor casino.  Only two hours away from Oxford we decided to eat first.  Dining later – let’s talk casino!

Level three of Five in the Marquee Rewards Program of Penn National

Level three of Five in the Marquee Rewards Program of Penn National

Marquee Rewards

A brief word about Hollywood Bangor’s rewards club.  Penn National has bought some Las Vegas properties recently like M Resort & the famous Tropicana to go along with its country-wide portfolio of casinos & racinos.  Included in that portfolio is Plainridge Park in Massachusetts which uses the same Marquee rewards.  Points can be used at all Marquee Rewards properties, making a visit to Bangor, ME. more profitable.

Walking the Red Carpet to the Hollywood Casino

TRIP REPORT – Gambling

This isn’t a 24/7 facility.  The property is open daily 8am – 3am.   It houses over 900 Vegas-style slots in 30,000 square feet of gaming space.  Slots include many old & new favorites, but many times only one or two of them.  Denominations include penny slots up to $10 in the High Limit area (which is larger than Oxford.) Hollywood includes a broad variation of slots catering to reel & video slots players.

Video Poker seems to be it’s low point. Mostly single line VP with terrible pay tables such as 7/5 JOB, 7/5 DDB. and 6/5  Bonus.  There are only two multi line games that I could find – a”Super Times Pay Spin Poker” and one “Ultimate X.”  Both have different denominations available starting at nickels.

16 gaming tables round out the casino’s main floor.  Hollywood Casino currently offers Craps, Blackjack, Spanish 21, Roulette, High Card Flush, Three Card Poker and Texas Hold’em Bonus®.  Most low limits start at $5.

I played craps at the only craps table early one morning for 15 minutes.  The dealers were helpful and friendly, and I had the table to myself. But “3-point Molly” was not friendly. The same pattern happened five times in a row to my defeat.  Point, Point, point, 7-out (appropriate odds were also added.)  Off to slots I went.  I ended on the “ultimate X” video poker machine, since VP is my best game, and played on $50 for almost an hour.  I guess I should have started there!

There is a poker room with 4 poker tables with live action Texas Hold ‘Em games, 7-stud, and Omaha.  The same room has a small race book. Bangor Raceway is adjacent to the property and features a 1/2 mile racetrack and grandstand seating for up to 3,500. We didn’t have time to visit the harness racing track – maybe next time.

TRIP REPORT – Dining

Our first dining experience was next to the property and suggested by some of the staff – Geaghan Brothers Brewing Company.  Bangor has some great brew-houses, such as this and Sea Dog Brewing in walking distances.

Geaghan’s was a real treat.  I would go back in a heart-beat.  Great original brews.  We tried a flight of four 5 oz beers for only $5.25, an outstanding price, especially for great beer.  We preferred their Raspberry Pale Ale, but all four were delicious.  Once again, we asked for changes to their menu to cater to our needs, and Bryan was terrific as our server getting it done.  Our burgers were lean, tasty and cooked to our liking.  But if you have limited time – just have a beer.

Hollywood Bangor is limited in dining options, much like Oxford.  The Epic Buffet is only open on the weekend.  Your choices are the Hops House 99 (which took the Celebrity Restaurant’s place) and Take 2 – more of an express dining experience.

Hops House 99 is another brewpub, only specializing in other breweries.  With a good array of Maine beers and others from around the world, it follows its name by offering 99 beers.  22 beers on rotating taps, and the rest in cans & bottles.  Because we had been freezing for two days in VERY cold casinos, we decided to go dark & malty.  We picked two outstanding beers – Rogue’s Mocha Porter & Horny Goat’s Chocolate Peanut Butter Porter (from Wisconsin).  Nothing like having dessert in a can!

Our meals were good.  Their menu has enough choice to make anyone happy.  I decided to try the Beer Can Roasted Chicken, as seen in the pic.  PBR was the beer used inside and it was moist. I highly recommend this dish.  Service was timely and friendly – a definite “re-visit.”

Take 2 Snack Bar offers up a variety of you classic favorites including wings, burgers, sandwiches, salads & fries. It is open for breakfast daily at 6am. with a complete breakfast menu.  We had breakfast, since it’s the only thing open on a Wednesday.  It was surprisingly expensive.  Noteworthy is the fact that they don’t accept casino dining credit, but will accept Marquee Rewards Points.  I would suggest you go out for breakfast somewhere outside the the property.

Hollywood Hotel Lobby, Bangor Maine

HOTEL – The Gem of the Property

The hotel has 152 rooms, including four suites, and with over 5,000 square feet of meeting and pre-function space.  But it’s hospitality that shines here.  A friendly greeting, ease with check-in and in our room withing ten minutes both times we stayed over is what you can expect. The rooms are nothing special, if you compare them to Las Vegas.  But they are very homey, very clean well-designed, comfortable and have great amenities. A comped room here is a “no-brainer.”  But pay to stay and you won’t be sorry.

Note – on some summer weekend night, the Darling Event Center has some of the best country performers.  On those nights, the casino & hotel can be, well let’s just say, a little more boisterous?

Great Trip, Enjoyable Casino

I like Hollywood Bangor.  In the early part of the week, as in Oxford, or even in CT’s mega resorts, it’s slow and quieter.  The staff all over the property are concerned that you have the best visit. We’ll be back – there’s something about visiting Maine in June & July that begins the summer right.

Binbin

 

 

JUNE CASINO PROMOTIONS in Maine & Massachusetts

June, the month with the most daylight hours and the official start of summer.  Unfortunately, we haven’t found it summer-like in this neck of the woods. The “hot” promotions at New England Casinos this month are sure to take the “chill” out of your casino visits.

NETG PROMO ON NOTICE – @HollywoodBangor – Check out the “$500 ON US”  promo for new members.

Please note: As always, check for daily updates and news from New England’s seven casinos through our Menu links above and additional promo info on NE Time Gambling on Twitter!  

Don’t forget to click on the Casino Name to bring to the Casino Website


Plainridge Park Casino, Plainville MA

Plainridge Park Casino, Plainville MA

PLAINRIDGE PARK CASINO, PLAINVILLE, MASSACHUSETTS

2 YEAR ANNIVERSARY AND 200K CORVETTE GIVEAWAY – IN HONOR OF OUR 2 YEAR ANNIVERSARY, Win your share of $200K on June 24. GRAND PRIZE • 2017 CHEVROLET CORVETTE • OR $45,000 CASH

JUNE BONUS SLOT TOURNAMENTS – Tuesdays in June. Every 1/2 hour 3pm-7pm. Insert your Marquee Rewards card into any slot machine to participate in the bonus tournament games. Top 10 Scores every 1/2 hour are automatically awarded $20 up to $500 Free SLOTPLAY®. Must play bonus tournament spins within 10 minutes of start time.

MARQUEE COMP MULTIPLIERS – Mondays in June • Earn Marquee Comps • Based on card level • Multiplier(s) earned on specified gaming days from 6:00am – 5:59am. Multipliers based on card tier level (MR-2X, CE-3X, PR-4X, EP and ICON-5X).

MONEY GRAB MACHINE – Fridays in June • Money Grab Machine • 6pm-10pm. 5 Winners every hour. Winners step into our Money Grab Machine to grab their share of Free SLOTPLAY®.All prizes awarded in Free SLOTPLAY. Must be playing on Marquee Rewards card.

RAPID FIRE FREEPLAY – Thursdays in June • 12pm-8pm. 1 winner every 10 minutes $100 Free SLOTPLAY® • 49 WINNERS

TAILGATE CHAIR GIVEAWAY – Saturday, June 10 • 11am-4pm. Earn 500 points to claim your Plainridge Park Casino tail-gating chair at the Promo Zone

AVIATOR WATCH GIVEAWAY – Sunday, June 18 • 11am-4pm. Earn 500 points to claim your Aviator Watch at the Promo Zone.

CORVETTE LOTTERY TICKET GIVEAWAY – Wednesday, June 28 • 3pm-7pm. Earn 500 points to claim your lottery ticket at the Promo Zone.


 

OXFORD CASINO, OXFORD MAINEOxford Casino, Oxford Maine

50K 5th Anniversary CORVETTE! – Grand Prize Drawing – Sunday, June 4th, 2017
Guaranteed payout of $50,000 in CASH – Starting at 1:00pm, one finalist will be selected every 15 minutes to take their spot in the finals! Then, at approximately 4:00pm, each finalist will have to decide to stay in and risk elimination or opt out and take home a share of the $35,000 in guaranteed cash and prizes. If one lucky person survives through the final round, they’ll win their choice of a 2017 Chevrolet Corvette courtesy of Goodwin Chevrolet or $40,000 CASH. Then, immediately following the final round, we’ll give away whatever is left of the $50,000 in a giant last chance drawing for all non-finalists! Parking will be limited so arrive early!  Click on link above for more details.

Anniversary T-shirt Giveaway, Monday, June 5, 2017, beginning at 8:00am – Be one of the first 500 Oxford Rewards Club members to visit a promotional kiosk and you will receive a voucher for a FREE, limited edition 5th Anniversary T-shirt!

Missile Madness – Every Thursday through to June 29, 2017
3:00pm – 8:00pm
– Launch your missiles at the game board.  If you hit, you win! If you miss, you STILL win. It’s an ALL WINNER game! Play every Thursday through June 29, 2017 and you pick up where you left off the previous week. You can win up to $500 in Free Slot Play! You get an extra session (Missile) every time you earn 250 tier points during promotion times (maximum of 12 per promotion day)

Twin Lobster Seafood Buffet – Thursday, June 29, 2017, 3:00pm – 9:00pm
$42.95 per person, Reservations Recommended, Call (207) 539-6705

Featuring twin Maine lobsters, crab claws, calamari and so much more!

Sunday Breakfast – Every Sunday from 8:30am-Noon  $12.95 per person – Our popular, extensive morning buffet with traditional favorites plus, an omelet station and waffle station for special breakfast treats that are personalized just how you like them!

$5 Spaghetti Lunch – Every Tuesday from 11:00am – 2:00pm $5 per person  Enjoy a Bowl of Spaghetti with sauce, a salad, bread and a choice of soda, tea, or coffee!

The Oxford Grill offers dining specials each week.  Click on This Week’s OXFORD GRILL DINING SPECIALS for the latest.

ONGOING PROMOTIONS INCLUDE: SATURDAY – Super6, WEDNESDAY – 15X Multiplier & Seniors Day , THURSDAY – 5K Thusdays & Free Lunch Buffet (100 pts earned), FRIDAY – High 5 


 

Hollywood Casino, Bangor Maine

Hollywood Casino, Bangor Maine

HOLLYWOOD CASINO, HOTEL & RACEWAY, BANGOR MAINE

FAST LANE GIVEAWAY – We’re giving away three hot cars this summer! 2017 Ford Mustang Giveaway Grand Prize drawing is Saturday, June 24th at 9p.m. Earn 25x entries Tuesdays and Thursdays and 50x entries every Friday! Play with your Marquee Rewards card to earn entries starting May 1st.

FREEPLAY FRENZY! – The frenzy begins when you swipe your Marquee Rewards card at The Sound Stage Lounge beginning at 5:00p to receive your 5 numbers. Beginning at 6p 5 numbers will be drawn every hour until 9p. The more you match, the more you win, up to $1,000 in Free SlotPlay! Friday, June 2nd, 9th, 16th and 30th, 5p – 9:30p!

MATCH AND WIN – Match 6 numbers and win the JACKPOT! Marquee Rewards members can swipe their Marquee Rewards cards at the Sound Stage Lounge beginning at 5p.m. to receive 6 numbers. Beginning at 6p.m., 6 numbers will be drawn every hour until 10p.m. The Jackpot starts at $10,000 in Free SlotPlay and increases $600 each date of the promotion. June 3rd, 10th, and 17th from 5p.m. – 10:30p.m.

Hops House 99 – DINE ON US! – Every Tuesday in June, earn 100 Tier Points and receive a $15 Dining Credit to Hops House 99!

SPECIAL PROMO!!! – JOIN MARQUEE REWARDS & PLAY UP TO $500 ON US!

Join Marquee Rewards today, provide your email address and we will reimburse your first day of slot losses up to $500 Free SlotPlay®!* Guaranteed. Sign up for free at Player Services! *Reimbursement of up to $500 Free SlotPlay will be provided via email within 14 days of play, valid over return trips. Must be a minimum of $50 actual slot loss on first trip rated play to receive reimbursement. Reimbursement rounded down to the nearest $50 increment. Not valid on table games. Visit Player Services for complete details.

 

ONGOING PROMOTIONS INCLUDE: (For more info click HERE)

  • World Table Buffet – Friday & Saturday, Dinner – 4:00 – 9:00, $19.95 Per Person. Sunday Brunch, 9am – 3pm, $15,95
  • 50+ Card In Play – Play with your Marquee Rewards® card on Monday, April 3rd & 17th from 11AM – 2PM for your chance to win $50 Free SlotPlay®! Three winners will be drawn every 15 minutes. *Exclusive to our members age 50 and above.
  • 50 PLUS REWARDS 3X TIER MULTIPLIER – 
  • Lucky Ladies Night

NEW ENGLAND CASINOS MAY PROMOTIONS; Part 2 ME & MA

MAY, MAY, MAY – may you enjoy these promotions for the month of May in Massachusetts & Maine.

Please note: As always, check for daily updates and news from New England’s seven casinos through our Menu links above and additional promo info on NE Time Gambling on Twitter!  

Don’t forget to click on the Casino Name to bring to the Casino Website


Plainridge Park Casino, Plainville MA

Plainridge Park Casino, Plainville MA

PLAINRIDGE PARK CASINO, PLAINVILLE, MASSACHUSETTS

200K FREEPLAY MAYHEM – Saturdays in May • 3pm-9pm. Win Your Share of over $200,000 in Free SLOTPLAY® Card In Drawings Every Hour. Five Winners of $50 up to $250 Free SLOTPLAY. Grand Prize May 27, 10 pm. Prizes valid every month until the end of 2017.

P OF DIAMONDS PROGRESSIVE – Fridays in May • P OF DIAMONDS • 6pm-10pm. 5 winners every hour. Win $100 up to $5,000 Free SLOTPLAY or the Progressive Prize. 100 Total Winners! If a winner picks the P of Diamonds, they receive the Progressive Prize! Progressive begins at $5,000 Free SLOTPLAY and increases by $100 every winner. Progressive is guaranteed to be won on May 26.

MARQUEE COMP MULTIPLIERS – Mondays in May (Excludes Monday, May 29) Based on card level • Multiplier(s) earned on specified gaming days from 6:00am – 5:59am. Multipliers based on card tier level (MR-2X, CE-3X, PR-4X, EP and ICON-5X). Multiplier(s) will calculate within 48 hours on account. Max comp bank balance limit $5,000.

2 YEAR ANNIVERSARY AND 200K CORVETTE GIVEAWAY – IN HONOR OF OUR 2 YEAR ANNIVERSARY, Win your share of $200K on June 24. GRAND PRIZE • 2017 CHEVROLET CORVETTE • OR $45,000 CASH

MAY BONUS SLOT TOURNAMENTS – Tuesdays in May. Every 1/2 hour 3pm-7pm. Insert your Marquee Rewards card into any slot machine to participate in the bonus tournament games. Top 10 Scores every 1/2 hour are automatically awarded $20 up to $500 Free SLOTPLAY®. Must play bonus tournament spins within 10 minutes of start time. Malfunction(s) voids scores. Must be playing with your Marquee

LOTTERY TICKET GIVEAWAY – Wednesday, May 31 • 3pm-7pm. Earn 500 points to claim your lottery ticket at the Promo Zone

RAPID FIRE FREEPLAY – Thursdays in May • 12pm-8pm. 1 winner every 10 minutes $100 Free SLOTPLAY® • 49 WINNERS!!!!

CANDLE GIVEAWAY – Saturday, May 13 • 10am-2pm. Earn 500 points to claim your candle at the Promo Zone.


 

OXFORD CASINO, OXFORD MAINEOxford Casino, Oxford Maine

50K 5th Anniversary CORVETTE! – Grand Prize Drawing – Sunday, June 4th, 2017
Guaranteed payout of $50,000 in CASH – Starting at 1:00pm, one finalist will be selected every 15 minutes to take their spot in the finals! Then, at approximately 4:00pm, each finalist will have to decide to stay in and risk elimination or opt out and take home a share of the $35,000 in guaranteed cash and prizes. If one lucky person survives through the final round, they’ll win their choice of a 2017 Chevrolet Corvette courtesy of Goodwin Chevrolet or $40,000 CASH. Then, immediately following the final round, we’ll give away whatever is left of the $50,000 in a giant last chance drawing for all non-finalists! Parking will be limited so arrive early!  Click on link above for more details.

Missile Madness!! Every Thursday, April 6, 2017 – June 29, 2017 3:00pm – 8:00pm – Launch your missiles at the game board.  If you hit, you win! If you miss, you STILL win. It’s an ALL WINNER game! Play every Thursday through June 29, 2017 and you pick up where you left off the previous week. You can win up to $500 in Free Slot Play! You get an extra session (Missile) every time you earn 250 tier points during promotion times (maximum of 12 per promotion day)

Sunday Breakfast – Every Sunday from 8:30am-Noon  $12.95 per person – Our popular, extensive morning buffet with traditional favorites plus, an omelet station and waffle station for special breakfast treats that are personalized just how you like them!

$5 Spaghetti Lunch – Every Tuesday from 11:00am – 2:00pm $5 per person  Enjoy a Bowl of Spaghetti with sauce, a salad, bread and a choice of soda, tea, or coffee!

The Oxford Grill offers dining specials each week.  Click on This Week’s OXFORD GRILL DINING SPECIALS for the latest.

ONGOING PROMOTIONS INCLUDE: SATURDAY – Super6, WEDNESDAY – 15X Multiplier & Seniors Day , THURSDAY – 5K Thusdays & Free Lunch Buffet (100 pts earned), FRIDAY – High 5 


 

Hollywood Casino, Bangor Maine

Hollywood Casino, Bangor Maine

HOLLYWOOD CASINO, HOTEL & RACEWAY, BANGOR MAINE

FAST LANE GIVEAWAY – We’re giving away three hot cars this summer! 2017 Ford Mustang Giveaway Grand Prize drawing is Saturday, June 24th at 9p.m. Earn 25x entries Tuesdays and Thursdays and 50x entries every Friday! Play with your Marquee Rewards card to earn entries starting May 1st.

JACKPOT EXTRAVAGANZA – Friday, June 23 from 6PM – 9PM, you could win up to $1,000 Free SlotPlay®! Receive one Jackpot Extravaganza ballot for every taxable Jackpot* you hit from April 30th through June 23rd to be entered. Plus, earn 2X entries on Sundays, Tuesdays & Thursdays! Collect all earned ballots and deposit them into the Slot Machine Ballot Drum starting at 3PM on June 23 for your chance to win!

ONGOING PROMOTIONS INCLUDE: (For more info click HERE)

  • World Table Buffet – Friday & Saturday, Dinner – 4:00 – 9:00, $19.95 Per Person. Sunday Brunch, 9am – 3pm, $15,95
  • 50+ Card In Play – Play with your Marquee Rewards® card on Monday, April 3rd & 17th from 11AM – 2PM for your chance to win $50 Free SlotPlay®! Three winners will be drawn every 15 minutes. *Exclusive to our members age 50 and above.
  • 50 PLUS REWARDS 3X TIER MULTIPLIER – 
  • Lucky Ladies Night

NEW ENGLAND CASINOS – APRIL PROMOTIONS in ME & MA

It’ll be Spring soon – although you couldn’t tell here in New England.  But there are plenty of Promotions in our 7 New England Casinos to help that cabin fever – here’s part 1 featuring Connecticut & Rhode Island.

Please note: As always, check for daily updates and news from New England’s seven casinos through our Menu links above and additional promo info on NE Time Gambling on Twitter!  

Don’t forget to click on the Casino Name to bring to the Casino Website


Plainridge Park Casino, Plainville MA

Plainridge Park Casino, Plainville MA

PLAINRIDGE PARK CASINO, PLAINVILLE, MASSACHUSETTS

$60K HOME MAKEOVER GIVEAWAY – Saturday, April 29 • 4PM-11:30PM. Win Your Share of over $60,000 in Prizes. Random Card In Drawings Every 15 Minutes 4PM-9PM. Earn entries April 1 through April 29. 100X entries. Sundays, Tuesdays, & Thursdays. GRAND PRIZE DRAWING – 10PM – $25,000 to Home Depot Mansfield or $20,000 CASH. 2nd Chance Random Card In Drawings 11PM & 11:30PM • 20 Winners of $250 Free SLOTPLAY® each drawing. Must be present to win. Must be playing with your Marquee Rewards® card to be eligible from 4pm-9pm. Earn entries starting at 6:00am on Friday, April 1, 2017 through 9:59pm Saturday, April 29, 2017. Activate entries starting at 7pm by inserting your card into any slot machine. No purchase necessary. Entry multipliers valid 12:00am-11:59pm.

JACKPOT FRENZY 3X ENTRIES – Mondays in April. Receive 3X your Jackpot Frenzy Entries

MARQUEE COMP MULTIPLIERS – Monday, April 3, 10 & 24 • Earn Marquee Comps • Based on card level • Multiplier(s) earned on specified gaming days from 6:00am – 5:59am. Multipliers based on card tier level (MR-2X, CE-3X, PR-4X, EP and ICON-5X). Multiplier(s) will calculate within 48 hours on account. Max comp bank balance limit $5,000.

POT OF GOLD PUCK DROP – Saturday, April 8 & 22 • 11am-3pm & 6pm-10pm. Three winners every hour compete for a chance to win up to $1,000 Free SLOTPLAY®

50 PLUS SLOT TOURNAMENT – Tuesdays in April, 12pm-5pm. 100 Winners Every Tuesday win $25 up to $1,000 Free SLOTPLAY. Present your 50+ Rewards card to play. Don’t have a 50+ Rewards card? Simply earn 500 points on the same day to play. Present your Marquee Rewards card and photo ID in the Promo Zone to play in a two minute round. Prizes are automatically awarded to top 100 scores at the end of tournament play. Awarded promotional prizes valid for 30 days only. Downloaded Free SLOTPLAY valid for 24 hours only.

PET DONATIONS FOR FREE PLAY- NATIONAL PET DAY • Tuesday, April 11 • Donate new and unused pet supplies and receive a U-SPIN Bonus valued at $10 up to $1,000 Free SLOTPLAY®. Donations must be made at the Garage Elevator Entrance

RAPID FIRE FREEPLAY – Thursdays in April • 12pm-8pm. 1 winner every 10 minutes $100 Free SLOTPLAY® • 49 WINNERS

OXFORD CASINO, OXFORD MAINEOxford Casino, Oxford Maine

Missile Madness – Every Thursday, Every Thursday, April 6, 2017 – June 29, 2017, 3:00pm – 8:00pm – Enjoy our BRAND NEW kiosk game.  Launch your missiles at the game board.  If you hit, you win! If you miss, you STILL win. It’s an ALL WINNER game. You can win up to $500 in Free Slot Play.  You get an extra session (Missile) every time you earn 250 tier points during promotion times (maximum of 12 per promotion day) Visit any Promotional Kiosk to play.

100K Cars or Cash Giveaway – The last drawing will be Sunday, April 23, 2017 for a BMW 320i OR $30,000 CASH. Starting at 1:00pm, one finalist will be selected every 15 minutes to take their spot in the finals. Then, at 4pm, each finalist will have to decide to stay in and risk elimination or opt out and take home a share of the $35,000 in guaranteed cash and prizes. Then, immediately following the final round, Oxford will give away whatever is left of the $35,000 in cash and prizes in a giant last chance drawing for all non-finalists. Your entries are good for all three drawings!

$5 Spaghetti Lunch, Beginning Tuesday, April 4, 2017 – Every Tuesday from 11:00am – 2:00pm
$5 per person. Enjoy a Bowl of Spaghetti with sauce, a salad, bread and a choice of soda, tea, or coffee

Easter Brunch, Sunday, April 16, 20179:00am – 4:00pm$21.95 per person. Reservations Recommended, call (207) 539-6705. Hot Items (until noon) – French Toast, Pancakes, bacon, Sausage, Home Fries, Corned Beef Hash, Sausage Gravy, Biscuits, Eggs Benedict, Scrambled Eggs, Hot Items (after noon) – Eggs Benedict, Home Fries, Bacon Mac & Cheese, Bacon, Sausage, Baked Salmon, Herb Roasted Chicken Breast, Mixed Vegetables, Mashed potatoes, Shrimp & Broccoli Alfredo. Omelet Station, Waffle Station, Carving Station – Ham, Leg of Lamb, Turkey Breast
Salad Station – Greens, Tomatoes, Cucumbers, Red Onions, Shredded Carrots, Peppers, Olives, Caesar Salad, Broccoli Crunch, Tomato Mozzarella Salad, Bacon & Cheese Potato Salad, Fresh Fruit & Assorted Pastries & Desserts

Patriots’ Day Buffet, Monday, April 17, 2017, 10:30am – 3:30pm – $12.95 per person

The Oxford Grill offers dining specials each week.  Click on This Week’s OXFORD GRILL DINING SPECIALS for the latest.

ONGOING PROMOTIONS INCLUDE: SATURDAY – Super6, WEDNESDAY – 15X Multiplier & Seniors Day , THURSDAY – 5K Thusdays & Free Lunch Buffet (100 pts earned), FRIDAY – High 5 

Hollywood Casino, Bangor Maine

Hollywood Casino, Bangor Maine

HOLLYWOOD CASINO, HOTEL & RACEWAY, BANGOR MAINE

Special Status Accelerator. – Visit more, and accelerate your rewards.  Click here for more details.

WILD CARD – Match your card and WIN! Saturday, April 1st & 15th from 5p.m. – 9p.m. Match the suit, number or both to win Free SlotPlay! Patrons that were not mailed a postcard with their card can earn a card on the day of the drawing by earning 200 points. See Player Services for more details! One card will be drawn every hour starting at 6 p.m

JACKPOT EXTRAVAGANZA – Friday, April 28 from 6PM – 9PM, you could win up to $1,000 Free SlotPlay®! Receive one Jackpot Extravaganza ballot for every taxable Jackpot* you hit from February 26th through April 27th to be entered. Plus, earn 2X entries on Sundays, Tuesdays & Thursdays! Collect all earned ballots and deposit them into the Slot Machine Ballot Drum starting at 3PM on April 28 for your chance to win! *Taxable Jackpot of $1,200 or more.

SPEED INTO SPRING – Speed into Spring with our 2017 Chevrolet Camaro Giveaway! Grand Prize drawing is April 29th at 7 p.m.! Earn 25x entries every Thursday and 50x entries every Friday.

Drink Specials – $5 Sam Adams rebel IPA, $4.75 Copper Ridge Zinfindel Fireball

ONGOING PROMOTIONS INCLUDE: (For more info click HERE)

  • World Table Buffet – Friday & Saturday, Dinner – 4:00 – 9:00, $19.95 Per Person. Sunday Brunch, 9am – 3pm, $15,95
  • 50+ Card In Play – Play with your Marquee Rewards® card on Monday, April 3rd & 17th from 11AM – 2PM for your chance to win $50 Free SlotPlay®! Three winners will be drawn every 15 minutes. *Exclusive to our members age 50 and above.
  • 50 PLUS REWARDS 3X TIER MULTIPLIER – 
  • Lucky Ladies Night

Casino Promotions

Casino Promotions – The End of March & April Fool’s Day

PROMOTIONS GALORE TO END THE MONTH OF MARCH.

Please note: As always, check for daily updates and news from New England’s seven casinos through our Menu links above and additional promo info on NE Time Gambling on Twitter!  

Don’t forget to click on the Casino Name to bring to the Casino Website!

Twin River Casino, Lincoln RI

Twin River Casino, Lincoln RI

TWIN RIVER CASINO, LINCOLN, RI

TODAY!!!!!  New England Craft Beer, Wine & Food Festival, March 25, 2017 2:00pm. Join TR for the New England Craft Beer, Wine & Food Festival at Twin River Casino. Enjoy live entertainment, seminars, creative food pairings, cooking demonstrations and much more.

Win a Norwegian Cruise for Two! – EARN: February 26 – March 30 WIN: March 30th; one drawing every hour from 2pm-9pm. On each drawing day, starting at 2pm, one drawing will take place every hour until 9pm for a chance to win a Norwegian Cruise getaway for two!

Match Your New England Slot Offer – For a limited time, all Twin River patrons are eligible to participate in this “Match Your New England Slot Offer” promotion. To receive your offer, qualified guests must bring in their current (within 30 days of their visit to Twin River) New England base Bonus Play offer to any Players Club Booth and Twin River will match it (up to a total Free Slot Play amount of $500!) when a guest joins the Twin River Rewards Club! Open to new members or inactive guests who have not played with their Rewards Club Card at Twin River within the last 12+ months only. States considered part of New England are as follows: Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Vermont. Offers accepted must be hard copies/direct mail pieces only – e-mail, social and mobile media offers are not permitted.

5X Points Mondays – Don’t miss 5x POINTS on Mondays in March (6, 13, 20, 27) from 10AM until closing!

$20,000 O’LUCKY BUCKS SWEEPSTAKES – WIN: Fridays, March 31 from 2PM-9PM, 5 winners every hour! – Rewards Members must swipe their Rewards Card at a promotion kiosk beginning at 10AM on Friday, March 17 & 31 until 8:55PM to receive a free entry for the drawings. For every ten (10) points earned, Reward Members receive one (1) entry. Five (5) Rewards Members’ names will be announced every hour from 2PM until 9PM to win $250 in cash.

$10,000 No Foolin’ Cash Sweepstakes – WIN: Saturday, April 1 from 2PM-8PM, 3 CASH WINNERS ½ HOUR!  Rewards Members must swipe their rewards card at a promotional kiosk beginning at 10AM Saturday, April 1, through 7:55PM to receive a free entry. For every ten (10) points, Reward Members receive one (1) entry. On Saturday, April 1, three (3) Rewards Members’ names will be announced every ½ hour from 2PM until 8PM to win $100, $200 & $500 Cash!

MOHEGAN SUN RESORT CASINO, UNCASVILLE, CT

Mohegan Sun Resort Casino, Uncasville CT

Mohegan Sun Resort Casino, Uncasville CT

ONGOING – Three Wheels of Thrills Giveaway, Wednesday, February 1, 2017 12:00am. Daily until 04/02/17 – Win a 2017 CAN-AM SPYDER RT LIMITED from Mike’s Famous Harley-Davidson of New London! Swipe your Momentum card once a day at any promotional kiosk and you could be revving your engine with Free Slot Play, Momentum Dollars or entries into the Grand Prize drawing!  Play your favorite games to earn extra swipes! Earn 10 Momentum Dollars to get a second swipe! Earn another 10 Momentum Dollars to get a third swipe!

Triple Status Points – March 30th


Foxwoods Resort Casino, Masnantucket CT

Foxwoods Resort Casino, Masnantucket CT

FOXWOODS RESORT CASINO, MASHANTUCKET CONNECTICUT

Extra Tier Credit Days – Tier Up Faster with Extra TIER CREDIT Days! On March 30th play your favorite games to earn extra Tier Credits. Play Slots, Poker, Keno, and Race Book games to earn 5 Tier Credits. Play your favorite Table Games to earn 3 Tier Credits. Earn 2 Tier Credits while playing Bingo.

Introduction to Novelty Games – Earn and Play. OVER $25,000 IN PRIZES GUARANTEED. Every Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday In March and April. 1Oam – 3pm • Rainmaker Casino. Earn one point playing Slots, Table Games, Bingo, Keno, Poker or Race Book and you’ll be eligible to play in our Intro to Novelty Games Tournaments. A new game will be introduced each week! Games will include Crazy Four Poker, Caribbean Stud Poker, Criss Cross, Let it Ride, Three Card Poker and Texas Hold ‘Em. Each day you play a novelty game, you have a chance to win up to $250 CASH!

Drawings on March 26 at 2 PM, 4 PM, 6 PM, & 8 PM.  Great Jeep Giveaway. Throughout the month of March, Foxwoods is giving you the chance to drive home in a brand new Jeep. For every 1 (one) Foxwoods Rewards Point you earn, you’ll receive one entry into the drawing. PLAY-Visit any Foxwoods Rewards Kiosk on March 26, from 6 AM – 1 PM to activate your entries.

$40,000 Guaranteed Slot Tournament. Fridays through Sundays play for your chance to win in Foxwoods $40,000 Guaranteed Slot Tournament at the Great Cedar Casino.

April Fool’s Day Hot Seat Promotion – Foxwoods’ April Fools’ Day Hot Seat Promotion will take place Saturday, April 1 from 12:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Foxwoods Rewards card holders playing any slot machine or table game will automatically be entered to win. Every 20 minutes, one lucky guest will be selected as a Hot Seat winner and play the April Fools’ Day Game Board.

Young & Fun Days (55+)

10X Odds on Craps – Play Craps at select tables in Club Newport, Grand Pequot Casino and Stargazer Casino you will get 10X Free Odds. No VIG Buy Bets. No VIG on Losing Buy Bets.

Plainridge Park Casino, Plainville MA

Plainridge Park Casino, Plainville MA

PLAINRIDGE PARK CASINO, PLAINVILLE, MASSACHUSETTS

TODAY!!! JEEP GRAND CHEROKEE GIVEAWAY, MARCH 25, 4PM-11:30PM – Saturday, March 25 • 4PM-11:30PM • Jeep Grand Cherokee or CASH & Free SLOTPLAY® Giveaway. Win Your Share of over $60,000 in Prizes. Random Card In Drawings Every Hour 4PM-8PM. Earn entries March 1 through March 25. GRAND PRIZE DRAWING – 10PM. 2nd Chance Random Card In Drawings 11PM & 11:30PM. 20 Winners of $250 Free SLOTPLAY each drawing. Make and model may vary from picture or display vehicle shown. Maximum of one seat into the grand prize drawing given from 4pm-8pm. Six total grand prize seats available. Must be present to win. Must be playing with your Marquee Rewards® card to be eligible from 4pm-8pm. Earn entries starting at 6:00am on Wednesday, March 1, 2017 through 9:59pm Saturday, March 25, 2017. Activate entries starting at 7pm by inserting your card into any slot machine. No purchase necessary. Entry multipliers valid 12:00am-11:59pm.

P of DIAMONDS PROGRESSIVE – Fridays in March, 6pm-10pm. 5 winners every hour. Win $100 up to $5,000 Free SLOTPLAY or the Progressive Prize. 100 Total Winners! If a winner picks the P of Diamonds, they receive the Progressive Prize! Progressive begins at $5,000 Free SLOTPLAY and increases by $100 every winner. Progressive is guaranteed to be won on March 31.

50 PLUS SLOT TOURNAMENT – Tuesdays in March, 12pm-5pm. 100 Winners Every Tuesday win $25 up to $1,000 Free SLOTPLAY. Present your 50+ Rewards card to play. Don’t have a 50+ Rewards card? Simply earn 500 points on the same day to play. Present your Marquee Rewards card and photo ID in the Promo Zone to play in a two minute round. Prizes are automatically awarded to top 100 scores at the end of tournament play. Awarded promotional prizes valid for 30 days only.

OXFORD CASINO, OXFORD MAINEOxford Casino, Oxford Maine

Missile Madness – Every Thursday, January 5, 2017 – March 30, 20173:00pm – 8:00pm – It’s an ALL WINNER game! March 30, 2017 is the last day. You pick up where you left off the previous week. You can win up to $500 in Free Slot Play!  You get an extra session (Missile) every time you earn 250 tier points during promotion times (maximum of 12 per promotion day) Visit any Promotional Kiosk to play!

100K Cars or Cash Giveaway Grand Prize drawing Sunday, March 26, 2017 for a Cadillac ATS OR $30,000 CASH- Beginning January 2, 2017 you can claim your FREE entry at any promotional kiosk & start earning entries into the 100K Cars or Cash Giveaway. – Starting at 1:00pm, one finalist will be selected every 15 minutes to take their spot in the finals. Then, at 4pm, each finalist will have to decide to stay in and risk elimination or opt out and take home a share of the $35,000 in guaranteed cash and prizes. If one lucky person survives through the final round, they’ll win their choice  of a brand new 2017 Infiniti QX30 or $30,000 in CASH. Then, immediately following the final round, Oxford will give away whatever is left of the $35,000 in cash and prizes in a giant last chance drawing for all non-finalists. Your entries are good for all three drawings!

The Oxford Grill offers dining specials each week.  Click on This Week’s OXFORD GRILL DINING SPECIALS for the latest.

ONGOING PROMOTIONS INCLUDE: SATURDAY – Super6, WEDNESDAY – 15X Multiplier & Seniors Day , THURSDAY – 5K Thusdays & Free Lunch Buffet (100 pts earned), FRIDAY – High 5 

 

Hollywood Casino, Bangor Maine

Hollywood Casino, Bangor Maine

HOLLYWOOD CASINO, HOTEL & RACEWAY, BANGOR MAINE

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TODAY!!!! – SPEED INTO SPRING – Speed into Spring with our 2017 Chevrolet Camaro Giveaway! Grand Prize drawing is April 29th at 7 p.m.! Earn 25x entries every Thursday and 50x entries every Friday. Play with your Marquee Rewards card to earn entries starting March 1st! Win a guaranteed spot into the Winner’s Circle for our Speed Into Spring 2017 Chevrolet Camaro Giveaway! Saturday, March 25 6p.m. – 9p.m.

ONGOING PROMOTIONS INCLUDE: (For more info click HERE)

  • World Table Buffet – Friday & Saturday, Dinner – 4:00 – 9:00, $19.95 Per Person. Sunday Brunch, 9am – 3pm, $15,95
  • 50+ Card In Play
  • 50 PLUS REWARDS 3X TIER MULTIPLIER – 
  • Lucky Ladies Night