July Promotions & Events – Final Two Weeks+

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GAMBLING PROMOTIONS & EVENTS 

FOXWOODS RESORT CASINO, MASHENTUCKET CT

$1,000,000 SLOT TOURNAMENT: July 1 – August 23.

Swipe to Rock in Vegas – July 1 – August 31. Activate Entries: September 2 • 6am – 3pm. Grand Prize Drawing: September 2 • 4pm. Celebration Zone 

Foxwoods ♥ New York – Residency has its privileges. Clink on the previous link for details.

Jeffrey Osborne Celebrity Classic, July 29 – 31  – 

DEAL OF A LIFETIME BLACKJACK TOURNAMENT JULY 1 – AUGUST 31

Summer of Dreams Thursdays – July 26 | August 2, 8, 16 & 23, 5 pm – 8pm • Celebration Zone. 

Monopoly Slot Promotion – July 27 • 4PM – 6PM • Great Cedar Casino. Receive $15 Bonus Slot Play and play 5 spins at the max bet on the new Monopoly slot machines and the winnings go right in your pocket.

Beach Ball Hot Seat – Friday, June 29 • 2:00 PM – 10:00 PM . Five guests will be selected in the “Hot Seat” every hour.

ONGOING PROMOTIONS – SPECIAL MILITARY OFFERS & DISCOUNTS, High Hand Poker Frenzy, Young & Fun Days, 55+ Offers


HOLLYWOOD CASINO, HOTEL & RACEWAY, BANGOR ME

QUEEN OF HEARTS PROGRESSIVE – Fridays and Saturdays in July

JACKPOT PARTY – Saturday, July 28th, Win up to $750 of Free Slot Play or the Grand Prize of $1000 CASH.  Play for entries using your Marquee Rewards Card.  2X entries every Sunday, Tuesday, & Thursday.

Midweek Moolah – We’re giving away $50 in Free SlotPlay every 10 minutes between 6PM – 9PM on Wednesdays.

AT HOPS HOUSE 99 – Every Monday in July, from 8AM – 8PM – Every Monday Play One Hour, Eat Free Trivia Night, Thursdays at 7:30

ONGOING PROMOS:  BIRTHDAY BASH – Fridays 8AM – MIDNIGHT ;   50 PLUS REWARDS KIOSK – Every Sunday 1PM – 4PM, VIP CONCERT EXPERIENCE


MOHEGAN SUN RESORT CASINO, UNCASVILLE CT

HOT SUMMER FUN IS BACK at Mohegan Sun.  Click on the links for all the Hot Summer Fun Events and Offers every weekday. “Mohegan Sun Hot Summer Fun Is Back in 2018.”

Mohegan Sun Tequila Tasting – July 20th at 8:00PM

THURSDAY NIGHT POOL PARTIES – at Sun Terrace Pool, Thursdays at 8:00pm. Weekly until Thursday, August 30th 2018

ROAR INTO SUMMER GIVEAWAY – Friday, June 29th 2018, daily until Friday, August 31st 2018. 

ONGOING PROMOTIONS – TURN 21 AT MOHEGAN SUN


NEWPORT GRAND CASINO, NEWPORT RI

Free Slot Play Hot Seat – Free Slot Play Hot Seat, WIN: Fridays, July 20 & 27 from 12PM-9PM; 1 winner every 20 min. wins $100 in Free Slot Play!

5X Rewards Points every Tuesday in July


OXFORD CASINO & HOTEL, OXFORD ME

ONGOING PROMOTIONS2018 Birthday Bash, SATURDAYSuper 6SUNDAY16X Multiplier  TUESDAY – 15X Multiplier WEDNESDAY15X Multiplier & Seniors Day THURSDAY – Missile MadnessEvery Thursday.  3:00pm – 8:00pm &– Free Lunch Buffet (100 pts earned),FRIDAY –  Mega High 5 , Prime Rib BuffetWeekend Breakfast Buffets


PLAINRIDGE PARK CASINO & RACEWAY, PLAINVILLE MA

New Promotions: – Cash & Cruises Promotion & $10,000 July SweepsProspector’s Plunge – Sundays, 1-8PM, Lottery Tickets – Wednesdays

ONGOING PROMOTIONS:  P OF Diamonds  Play Up To $500 Sign Up BonusMonday 50+ Rewards – Swipe your Marquee Rewards card at any of our promotional kiosks from 6AM-11:59 pm for our Mystery SlotPlay bonus.


SPORTING EVENTS

CONNECTICUT SUN BASKETBALL HOME SCHEDULE AT MOHEGAN SUN ARENA

July 20th – WNBA: CT Sun vs Seattle Storm, at Mohegan Sun Arena, 7:99PM

July 24th – WNBA: CT Sun vs Washington Mystics, at Mohegan Sun Arena, 7:00PM

August 1st – WNBA: Connecticut Sun vs. New York Liberty, at Mohegan Sun Arena, 7:00AM

August 5th – WNBA: Connecticut Sun vs. Las Vegas Aces, at Mohegan Sun Arena, 7:00AM

OTHER EVENTS

July 21st – Broadway Boxing at Fox Theater, Foxwoods 7:00PM

July 28th – Lion Fight Boxing at Fox Theater, Foxwoods 6:00PM

Live CES MMA Fighting – August 3 at Twin River Event Center, 7:00PM


ENTERTAINMENT

HEADLINERS

July 20th – Brian Wilson: Greatest Hits Live at Twin River Event Center, 8:00PM

July 25th – EVANESCENCE AND LINDSEY STIRLING at Mohegan Sun Arena, 7:00PM

July 28th – VETERANS OF SNL: JON LOVITZ, DARRELL HAMMOND, CHRIS KATTAN & FINESSE MITCHELL at Mohegan Sun Arena, 8:00PM

July 29th – Jeffrey Osborne All Star Comedy Explosion – at Grand Theater, Foxwoods, 8:00PM

July 29th – Smashing Pumplins at Mohegan Sun Arena, 7:00PM

July 31st – Camila Cabello – at Mohegan Sun Arena, 7:30PM

August 2nd – HALESTORM + IN THIS MOMENT at Mohegan Sun Arena, 7:30PM

August 3rd – Rise Against at Mohegan Sun Arena, 7:00PM

August 4th – Eric Moo, at the Grand Theater, Foxwoods, 1:00PM

August 4th – Jason Mraz at Mohegan Sun Arena, 8:00PM

August 4th – Boyz II Men at Twin River Event Center, 8:00PM

August 4th – The Cult, Bush, Stone Temple Pilots, at the Grand Theater, Foxwoods, 7:00PM

August 4th – Two Kings and A Queen, at the Fox Theater, Foxwoods, 7:30PM

August 5th – Boy George and Culture Club and Thompson Twins’ Tom Bailey, at the Grand Theater, Foxwoods, 7:00PM

 

NETimeGambling Looks Back & Forward from 2014

“All change is not growth, as all movement is not forward.” ~Ellen Glasgow

Two years ago in New England.

Four years ago in New England.

A Look Back to 2014

I was looking back at old NETimeGambling posts from 2014 & 2015. So many changes have take place in New England’s Casino Industry.  It’s hard to remember some of the proposals that failed compared to those that have materialized. A few years ago, New England was simply an area with a few casinos. Let me remind you what was happening back then:

“Connecticut Casinos are on the verge of losses beyond recovery. (Instead, by 2017, both Foxwoods and Mohegan Sun have made many additions and changes, and have diversified their interests into other revenue generating areas, making their relevancy in New England stronger and ready for the New England’s casino expansion.)

”Massachusetts is still in a mess concerning it’s third full casino license in the Southeastern area.” (Eventually, the Massachusetts Gaming Commission passed the New Bedford waterfront and chose Rush Gaming’s proposal in Brockton – but when the Wampanoag tribal casino looked to generate more for the state, the southeast region license was denied to Brockton.  At this time, “First Light Resort of the Wampanoag tribe is stuck in a lawsuit with the townspeople of Taunton.)

Remember when there were two other bidders besides Penn National Gaming for the Slots-only casino? Raynham Park, a former dog-racing track; and Cordish Bros., which had proposed building a slots parlor in Leominster were the other two.

Mohegan Sun was denied not one proposal, but two – in Palmer to MGM Springfield, and Revere’s Suffolk Downs to Steve Wynn’s casino in Everett.

By the way, Mohegan Sun was Suffolk Down’s second suitor. Caesars Entertainment had to withdraw from a connection with Suffolk Downs in 2013 due to alleged ties to Russian organized crime.

A Look Forward From 2015

Southeastern New England’s expansion possibilities in 2015

In 2015, I suggested that the peak number of prospective casinos in New England (prospective, but not probable) totaled at 20! Yes I know, as Tevye from “Fiddeler on the Roof said, “crazy, no!”

Here’s what I posted in 2015. These were my insane expansion numbers of casinos in New England: (for laughs and giggles)

CONNECTICUT – 2 tribal resorts, and 3 tribal “satellite” casinos = Total of 5
RHODE ISLAND – 2 casinos, both under the name of Twin River Casino, Hotel & Resort = Total of 2
MASSACHUSETTS – 3 casino resorts, 1 slots-only parlor, 1 tribal (Wampanoags) = total of 5
NEW HAMPSHIRE – 2 casinos = (don’t count on it, although I expect it brought to legislature at least two more times in the next ten years) = Total of  2
VERMONT – yes, even Vermont has been questioning keeping its revenue in the state, since threatened by MA & NY = Total of  1
MAINE – 3 casinos, all expanded to small resorts and 2 tribal (Maliseets & Passamaquaddys) = Total of 5

Some say the Northeast is already saturated. Can you imagine if all this did come true?

Main Street, Red Rose Pizza in the far left corner. In between is Howard Street to the Cinema, Bowling, and Event area

I can’t wait to see what really happens before my eyes. And it all starts next year with MGM Springfield. Remember, “all change is not growth.”  But change is on the horizon.

Make it so!

That’s all for now.

Binbin

New England Casinos – 5 Top Stories of 2017

2017 was the year that we finally started to see the future of casino gaming in the northeast. Pennsylvania is adding more casinos. New York will complete it’s 24th casino with Resorts World Catskills in 2018. Atlantic City is showing signs of recovery with the addition of Hard Rock Casino in the former Trump Taj – and just maybe Revel will be bought, renovated and opened. And, New Jersey continues to lead the fight in the world of online gaming legislature and country-wide sports betting.

In New England, things have certainly ramped up. Only one word comes to my mind when someone mentions casinos in New England – Expansion. Expansion in Massachusetts with two new casinos by 2019, expansion in Rhode Island with a new hotel and casino in Tiverton, new expansion in Connecticut, however, at this time we still don’t know exactly how much.

So, here’s a look back at 2017 in New England – casino style.

1. MGM SPRINGFIELD

The City of Springfield, MA is preparing for a renaissance in jobs, revenue and entertainment with the opening of MGM Springfield. It’s going to be a different brick-and-mortar casino than previous MGM projects. It could be the single most important project in Springfield history, raising the Rose City up from the ashes.

MGM Springfield Casino Entrance

MGM Springfield Casino Entrance, Main Street to the left,

 

MGM Springfield – What City Improvements Can We Really Expect?

MGM Springfield – An “Urban” Casino

MGM Springfield Releases New Details with Local Flavor

MGMSpringfield Resort Success is Crucial For Springfield

 

2. MOHEGAN SUN CONTINUES TO DIVERSIFY AND EXPAND

 

Kathleen McWilliams, a reporter for the Hartford Courant, reported the Mohegan Tribe’s plan for the former Norwich Hospital site in Preston CT, (just across the river from the casino), would be made into a dozen amenities, including an indoor water park, a senior living center and a sports complex. This huge plan also includes include outdoor and indoor entertainment attractions, a large performing venue, time share units, retail, an RV park and marina. The plan includes restaurant space, a convenience store and gas station. A large project such as this is completely opposite from the trend in casino projects in size and dynamics. Not essentially connected to the casino part of the Tribe’s operations, it will be an overwhelming list for the town of Preston, CT.  In addition, on the casino campus, Mohegan Sun is again expending, this time in conference space.

Mohegan Expo Center, with Earth Hotel upper left.

 

Mohegan Sun News – Plans for Norwich Hospital Site and Mohegan Expo Center

3. FOXWOODS 25th ANNIVERSARY

Foxwoods celebrated it’s 25th Anniversary.  For 25 years, starting with a small bingo hall and the help of then Governor Weicker, Foxwoods has continued to be a country-wide phenomena. It is the largest casino property by square feet, it is the second largest casino area, and it includes the only covered, indoor Tanger outlet in the country. Gaming renovations have included two stadium gaming areas, offering $1 blackjack (3/2), and the continuation of one of the best poker rooms in the country. A more comprehensive move towards non-gaming amenities have included the addition of thrill rides, a zip line and race track for 2018, new restaurants, and additional night-club options. The celebration has gone on most of the year, with many giveaways and events. Here is coverage of New England’s first casino in 2017.

Foxwoods 25th Anniversary – Part 1- The Path To The Top

Foxwoods 25th Anniversary – Part 2 – The Celebration

4. MAINE’S THIRD CASINO PROPOSAL FAILS

Once again, Maine had supporters for a third casino in York County.  Once again, it was defeated. Maybe it was the fact that it seemed like a legislative scam, or that the backers could not be trusted. It started in February and continued along a sleazy path until it’s defeat in November.

Maine’s Third Casino – The Ultimate Scam Allowed by No Legislative Policy

Today’s the Day – The Vote for a Third Maine Casino

5. MGM / CT – THE BATTLE GOES ON

Shall we really re-kindle all of the MGM vs. MMCT news?  Well, it did monopolize much of the gaming news in both Massachusetts and Connecticut.  I guess I have to compare it to our country’s political climate – just nasty. Then there is the possibility (little to none) of a Bridgeport Casino by MGM?  or  MMCT?  or anyone else – as long as the CT agreement with the Pequots & Mohegans  is nullified. Whoo-wee, here are the top posts concerning the I-91 Battle of the Border.

The Old Showcase Cinemas, East Hartford, CT

The Old Showcase Cinemas, East Hartford, CT

East Windsor is Chosen By MMCT for CT Casino

MGM, Massachusetts, Provide Answers to Connecticut’s Casino Mess

MGM Has Mastered the Art of the Stunt – David Collins

Casino.org says, “Although Connecticut’s two tribal operators believe it’s part of a very elaborate bluff, an artist’s rendering of the proposed MGM Bridgeport casino, which the gaming operator says will bring 2,000 permanent jobs and a tax revenue stream of $316 million per year, has been created and presented to the state’s power brokers. (Image: MGM Resorts International)

MGM Bridgeport Casino – All The Angles

Other news included:

New Hampshire once again considered a casino, and looked into internet gaming, but nothing has yet to come of it.

Twin River Management Group finally made its plans for Rhode Island.  After Tiverton’s approval of a new TRMG Casino/Hotel in it’s town, and after they had already purchased Newport Grand, TRMG will move it’s Newport operastion to Tiverton.  They will also build a hotel at it’s flagship property in Lincoln, RI.

New England Casinos will be Increasing the number of casino Hotel Rooms By Over 30% by 2019.

Plainridge Park Casino & Raceway, a slots-only casino, continued to make progress in attracting guests and increasing revenue.

MGM Springfield is ahead of schedule for its 2018 opening. 2017 showed major progress in Springfield’s best hope for economic success.

Wynn Boston Harbor broke ground and in progressing towards a 2019 opening with great anticipation throughout the region.

Oxford Casino in Oxford Maine, finished their hotel on the premises and added another dining option – the Ox Pub.

WOW, WHAT A YEAR!

Living in such a small part of the country with such a vibrant casino industry that is gettiing on it’s feet again after the 2007 recession certainly makes my job easy.  Next year? – more expansion, more excitement, and more bickering from the Connecticut shoreline to downeast Maine.  Happy New Year everybody.