Celebrate the Year of the Pig at Foxwoods, MoSun & MGM Springfield

This month our New England Casinos are celebrating the Year of the Pig 2019 : a year of fortune and luck!

Background

The Pig occupies the last (12th) position in the Chinese Zodiac. You are a “Pig Chinese Zodiac native” if you are born in one of these years: 1935, 1947, 1959, 1971, 1983, 1995, 2007, 2019 . 2019 is a great year to make money, and a good year to invest.

According to one myth, the Jade Emperor said the order would be decided by the order in which they arrived to his party. Pig was late because he overslept. Another story says that a wolf destroyed his house. He had to rebuild his home before he could set off. When he arrived, he was the last one and could only take twelfth place. In Chinese culture, pigs are the symbol of wealth.

Lucky things for Pigs – It seems that success and wealth is based in the East, and Northeast – Like NEW ENGLAND!

  • Colors: yellow, gray, brown
  • Numbers: 2, 5, 8
  • Mineral: agate
  • Directions of auspiciousness: southeast, east
  • Directions of wealth: northeast
  • Directions of love: north

Unlucky things for Pigs – Maybe craps isn’t the game for those born in a year of the pig – green (felt) and the number 7 sounds like an unlucky combination.

  • Colors: blue, green
  • Numbers: 1, 7, 9

CELEBRATIONS & Promotions

Foxwoods Resort Casino

Chinese New Year Lion Dance – CELEBRATE THE YEAR OF THE PIGFebruary 10 • 11AM. The opening performance will begin in the Grand Pequot Hotel Lobby. The parade will proceed to the Grand Pequot Casino rotunda and then down the Concourse and the Grand Finale will take place in Rainmaker Square.

Lucky 10 DrawingEarn Entries February 2nd 12:00 AM – February 17th 6:00 PM. Drawing February 17th at 7:00 PM. Guests arriving on any International bus have a chance to enter by simply playing their favorite slot machines, poker, keno, table games, or Race Book to enter.  For every one (1) Foxwoods Rewards Point earned during the promotional time period, guests will receive one entry into the drawing for a chance to win a choice of $100 in BSP, 100 Points or $100 in Free Bet.

Lunar New Year Lucky Red Envelope – February 5 – 10, 2019 • Bus Lobby. All patrons arriving on the International buses beginning February 5th through February 10th, 2019 will be eligible to receive one Lucky Red Envelope containing a $5 Match Play.

Asian Food Festival – February 8 – February 10 • 10AM – 8PM • Celebration Zone on Great Cedar Concourse. Learn about Chinese culture. Chinese new year foods, artworks, and costumes will be on display and available for purchase. Performances will include a sword dance, long pot tea performance, Szechuan acrobat performance, Chinese folk dancing, and martial arts presentation. This is a family friendly event and open to all ages.

MOHEGAN SUN RESORT CASINO

Mohegan Sun is ringing in the Lunar New Year with a variety of events including A-Lin from Taiwan inside Mohegan Sun Arena. The show will take place at 1:00am on Sunday, February 3rd and tickets are VIP $188.00, $148.00, $118.00, $98.00 and $68.00 and are on sale now.

Beginning Tuesday, February 5th, Red Envelopes will be distributed to Momentum members with valid ID for Asian bus line runs. The giveaway starts the first day of the Lunar New Year and lasts through Monday, February 11th. During this period, guests who ride the Asian buses can receive a Red Envelope with cash varying from $5.00 to $100.00 inside. The Money God will also visit The Shops concourse from Noon to 2:00pm on Sunday, February 10th for another Red Envelope giveaway and photo opportunity. Miss NY Chinese Pageant 2018 winners will be present to greet guests. There will also be Chinese arts and crafts demonstrations such as calligraphy and paper-cutting.

Also on Sunday, February 10th, don’t miss the traditional Lion Dance that will tour through the Mohegan Sun property. The Lion Dance has long symbolized the exorcising of evil spirits and summoning luck and fortune. The performance will start at 2:00pm heading from Sunrise Square and making its way through Casino of the Sky and Casino of the Wind.

MGM Springfield Resort Casino

February 9 – The year of the Pig with Traditional Lion Dance on February 9 Starting at 3 p.m. on Armory Square, the Asian American Culture Center’s energetic dance troupe will perform the ceremonial dance featuring five authentic lion costumes. Don’t miss the Money God who will be handing out red envelopes with monetary gifts inside signifying great wealth ahead.

Super Bowl Parties at New England Casinos

IT’S TIME FOR THE BIG GAME

Time to celebrate Super Bowl 53, and New England’s Casinos are ready to party. Here is what you can look for at each Participating casino.

FOXWOODS RESORT CASINO

Catch All The Action Of The Biggest Game Of The Year At Foxwoods. Click on the below links to see the possibilities.

Centrale Fox Tower • Hard Rock Cafe • High Rollers Luxury Lanes • Guy Fieri’s Kitchen + Bar • Live @ Atrium Bar & Lounge • Scorpion Bar • Stony Creek Brewery


MOHEGAN SUN RESORT CASINO

Comix / Roadhouse has a Big Game Party.Sun Feb 3, 2019 | 5:00PM. DOORS OPEN @ 3:00 – $10 FOOD/DRINK MIN – 16+ AGE

Big Game Bash at Tom’s Urban


MGM SPRINGFIELD

Big Game Party at TAP Sports Bar MGM Springfield  Sunday at 4 PM – 10 PM


Twin River Casino & Tiverton Casino

Enjoy legal sportsbetting  CLICK HERE TO VIEW PROP BETS FOR THE BIG GAME ON FEB. 3rd

2019 New England Casino Awards – And The Winners Are…..

The votes have been tallied and the results of our annual survey of NEW ENGLAND’s Casinos is complete! As they cross the finish line, the winners are…..

BEST HOTEL: WINNER – FOXWOODS

Foxwoods Resort Casino, CT

PLACE – Mohegan Sun;  SHOW – MGM Springfield & Twin River Casino & Hotel


BEST BARS: WINners – Mohegan Sun & Foxwoods (tie)

PLACE – Twin River Casino & Hotel;  SHOW- MGM Springfield


favorite Bars –(write-in vote)

Play Bar, Foxwoods, Walk Up Bar, MGM Springfield and Centrale Bar, Foxwoods

 

Mini “Art in the Game” Summit at the Walk Up Bar, MGM Springfield

 


BEST NIGHTLIFE: WINner – MOHEGAN SUN

PLACE – Foxwoods;  SHOW – Twin River Casino & Hotel


BEST DINING OPTIONS: WINNER – MOHEGAN SUN

PLACE – Foxwoods


best dining Value: winner – Mohegan Sun

PLACE – Foxwoods;  SHOW- Twin River Casino


What is your favorite casual dining option under $15?

Bobby Flay’s Burger Palace, Mohegan Sun

(write-in vote) Favorites – Bobby Flays Burger Palace, Mohegan Sun & Wicked Noodles, MGM Springfield


FAVORITE RESTAURANT (write-in vote)

Favorite –  Ballo Mohegan Sun;  Honorable Mention – Hash House A Go Go


BEST fine DINING: WINner – Foxwoods

PLACE – Mohegan Sun;  SHOW – MGM Springfield & Tiverton Casino


Best Fine Dining – (write-in vote)

David Burke Prime, Foxwoods

Favorite – David Burke Prime;  Honorable Mention – Tuscany, Mohegan Sun


BEST BUFFET – WINner – MOHEGAN SUN

PLACE – Foxwoods


BEST ENTERTAINMENT (SMALL VENUES)

WINNER – MOHEGAN SUN, WOLF DEN

Wolf Den, Mohegan Sun

PLACE – Foxwoods Atrium Lounge;  SHOW – Plainridge Park Revolution Lounge & Twin River Casino Lighthouse Bar


BEST ENTERTAINMENT (LARGE VENUE)

WINNER – MOHEGAN SUN ARENA

PLACE – Foxwoods Fox & Grand Theaters


BEST CASINO SLOTS – WINNER – MOHEGAN SUN

PLACE- Foxwoods & MGM Springfield;  SHOW – Twin River Casino & Oxford Casino (ME)

(This was extremely close from top to bottom)


FAVORITE SLOT MACHINE – (write-in vote)

Favorites – Wonder Woman & Gold Bonanza


BEST VIDEO POKER: WINNER -MOHEGAN SUN

PLACE – Foxwoods;  SHOW – Plainridge Park Casino


Favorite VIDEO POKER Game – (write-in vote)

Favorites – Double Double Bonus & Jacks Or Better


BEST CASINO TABLE GAMES: WINNER – MOHEGAN SUN

PLACE – Foxwoods;  SHOW- Twin River Casino & MGM Springfield


Favorite Table Game – (write-in vote)

Favorite – Craps;  Honorable Mention – Pai Gow Poker


BEST POKER ROOM – (write-in vote)

MGM Springfield Poker Room – most comfy in New England?

 Winners (tied) – Mohegan Sun & MGM Springfield; Honorable Mention – Foxwoods & Twin River Casino (Note – 1 vote difference between top two and next two)


BEST RACEBOOK / SPORTSBOOK: WINNER – Foxwoods

PLACE – Twin River;  SHOW- Mohegan Sun


BEST CASINO PLAYERS CLUB:

Winner – Momentum Rewards, Mohegan Sun

PLACE – MLife, MGM;  SHOW – Foxwoods Rewards


CASINO YOU FEEL THE LUCKIEST IN: WINNER – Foxwoods

PLACE – Mohegan Sun;  SHOW – Twin River Casino


HOW MANY TIMES DO YOU VISIT A NEW ENGLAND CASINO?

Once ( or more) per month – 56%

Once (or more ) per week – 25%

Four to five times per year – 19%


Which part of your casino trip is most important to you? 

The Gambling – 63%;  The Rewards Club Comps and Promotions – 25%


Wednesday, we will give our Editor’s Choice analysis on the results.

WELL, THAT’S A LOOK AT THE BEST OF 2018. KEEP FOLLOWING NETIMEGAMBLING.COM AS YOUR COMPLETE NEW ENGLAND CASINO RESOURCE.

BINBIN, MIGUEL, & BERT