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.  Gambling promotions intended 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. On Friday January 4th, Mohegan Sun will be offering “Status Point Mayhem” – a great single visit way to increase those status points.

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!”  NETG considers this promotion at Mohegan Sun one of the best offered in New England casinos.  

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Mohegan Sun Continues to Add Partnerships for Momentum Members

Mohegan Sun Resort Casino

Mohegan Sun Resort Casino, Uncasville, CT

Mohegan Sun, has added numerous partnerships with regional businesses, entertainment attractions and tourism destinations in New England.

The partnerships allow for discounts and other benefits for Momentum  Rewards members. The new partnerships include:

  • Six Flags New England
  • The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame
  • Mystic Seaport
  • Ocean House
  • Essex Steam Train & Riverboat
  • Garde Arts Center
  • Momentum Travel Associates
  • Supercharged Powered by Mohegan Sun.The largest indoor mutli-level go-kart racing track in the world


Jeff Hamilton, the Sun’s Assistant GM commented, “Expanding Mohegan Sun’s presence & benefits for our guests in the region and beyond, is a continued goal for Mohegan Sun, and to bolster that effort with these partners announced today, is something we’re very excited about. These partnerships are with some of the most fun, unique & exhilarating destinations in New England. We’re very excited to offer extra perks for our guests and also hope that visitors of these other great attractions will enjoy learning more about our great property here along the Thames River in Connecticut.”

Mohegan Sun's Momentum Players Club

Mohegan Sun’s Momentum Players Club

Momentum Status Tier levels are assigned different offers, with better benefits for higher status. Be sure to check your level rewards for new additions!

Recent partnerships added a few months ago included: 1) Baha Mar Casino in Nassau, Bahamas. The Baha Mar Casino is over 100,000 square feet of gaming space. 119 live tables offering 18 different games—the largest selection in the Caribbean. 2) MSC Cruises – a fleet of 15 ships sailing to over 150 destinations world-wide, and have state-of-the-art casinos with 1,500 of the newest top-of-the-line slots. 3) Sam Adams Brewery & TD Garden ProShop, both in Boston.

Six Flags New England

The agreement with Six Flags New England now offers discount benefits to all of Mohegan Sun’s Momentum card tiers (Core, Ignite, Leap, Ascend & Soar). Momentum members will receive a  discounted ticket price and a free upgrade to preferred parking. Soar members will also receive discounts on in-park dining, games and $50-off cabana rentals throughout the summer and Six Flags New England admission tickets may be purchased at the Mohegan Sun Box Office.

Additional Momentum Partner Benefits

Basketball Hall of Fame, Springfield, MA

  • Soar members receive free entry by showing Momentum card
  • All other tiers receive $5 off admission

Ocean House Management Collection, Westerly, RI

  • Core, Ignite, Leap and Ascend Members : From November – May, 10% off all events and 15% off rooms at Ocean House, Weekapaug Inn, Watch Hill Inn and Blantyre
  • A Mohegan Sun VIP Hotel Package is available for Soar members; 10% off room rate, dining amenity, bottle of wine, private dining option and breakfast for two
  • Call 401.584.700 for more information or to book

Mystic Seaport, Mystic, CT – Discounts off admission (show Momentum card when purchasing admission)

Garde Arts Center, New London, CT

  • Invites to event pre-sales via email
  • Access to reserved seats and discounts, (for higher Momentum tiers)

Essex Steam Train & Riverboat, Essex, CT – 10% off any food beverage or gift shop purchase

Momentum Travel Associates

  • Access to Momentum Travel Associates travel program
  • Use Momentum Dollars towards travel expenses
  • Special travel packages to take advantage of

For full details on all of the new Momentum Partners announced today, click HERE


Casino, Hotel & Airline Chain Partnerships and How to Benefit From Them


Eric Rosenthal is my friend.  But that is not the reason he is featured in this week’s Monday Link.

Eric Rosenthal is a writer, podcaster, gambling and travel enthusiast. By combining his knowledge of travel and casino loyalty programs, he teaches people how to travel and maximize value for their gambling dollar. Eric is one of the featured speakers at the Casino and Travel Loyalty Conference ZorkFest, where he shares his passion for what he calls Comp Harvesting. He has directed me to the best way to use Total Rewards (Caesars Entertainment rewards club) and MLife (MGM’s rewards club.) If there is a best way to look at using, earning, or transferring reward club points, he’s the man to ask.

Today’s link will help you look beyond the use of one club in the usual way.  There are lots of ways to use club cards and co-branded credit cards for the maximum benefit.  You may like to check out Eric’s archives at 

Eric Rosenthal knows Caesars Total Rewards inside and out.

So, here our Monday Link for today

Chain Partnerships and How to Benefit from Them

One final plug for the Casino and Travel Loyalty Conference  known as ZorkFest. If you attend the next ZorkFest, you will never look at rewards comps and points the same way again. Four things you should be doing:

  1. Following the website TravelZork.  It is an unbelievable resource combining travel and gambling, put together by Michael Trager.
  2. Following Michael Trager’s Casino Podcast and Travel Podcast – GOT 9 minutes?– A daily chat about casinos, luxury travel, Las Vegas, and gambling with a focus on experiences. #PaxEx (Passenger Experience) and #CasinoEx (Casino Experience) are major areas of conversation and exploration. Get your daily dose. #ZorkCast powered by TravelZork.
  3. Following the Podcast that includes Eric Rosenthal called Las Vegas Confessions.  It’s very informative and entertaining – but be careful, the language can be explicit.  Just fast forward past the introduction.
  4. Finally, follow TravelZork for information on the next ZorkFest. Plan to attend, you won’t regret it.