New England Casino News and Promotions – an August Update

NETimeGambling presents New England Casino News and Promotions in August. This is an update from our first posting.

Penn National Casinos – No Promotions for You! (so far)

Both Penn National casinos in New England are open. However, Penn National continues to offer  no promotions in its New England casinos. Penn national owns both Plainridge Park Casino, Massachusetts, and Hollywood Bangor Hotel and Casino in Maine.

Oxford Casino – Maine

Shortage of change in certain areas of the country? Actually, it’s being called a disruption to the normal circulation patterns for U.S. coin. Oxford Casino to the rescue. If you exchange at least $50 in U.S. coins for U.S. paper currency, you will receive an extra $10 in free slot play.

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New England Casino News and Promotions in August

Massachusetts Moving Forward Towards Legal Sports Betting

The Massachusetts Senate has put the brakes on a sports-betting bill. It was pulled from legislation by the Massachusetts Senate. They denied a $459m economic development package that would have made the State the 24th market in the US to approve legalized sports betting.

Had the sports wagering provision been a part of the legislation, the leading proposal included an application fee of $250,000 covering the first five years of operation with a $100,000 renewal fee for the second five years.

Encore Boston Harbor Furloughs and Midweek Closures

Business has been “very slow” at Encore Boston Harbor, especially on weekdays. Unfortunately, they now must implement a rolling schedule of closures by day of week.

Encore Boston Harbor Introduces Winners Celebration Promo

August’s Winners Celebration gives guests a chance to win a jackpot of $1200 or more while playing slots. Friday, August 28th, 25 winners will be drawn every hour from 12-8PM. Terms & Conditions

Massachusetts Table Games Additional Disappointment

Roulette will not return to the state’s three casinos in the immediate future, nor will craps or poker. The Massachusetts Gaming Commission declined to expand the slate of games offered. Both MGM Springfield and Encore Boston Harbor had asked the commission to authorize craps and roulette. Unfortunately, commissioners agreed that now is not the time to do so.

MGM Springfield Offers 50+ Food Promotion

Monday thru Thursday, from 11AM to Midnight, MLife Rewards members age 50 or over get 50% OFF at South End Market.

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Connecticut Mandates Regional Travel Advisory

The State of Connecticut has issued a Regional Travel Advisory, which directs anyone traveling into Connecticut from certain states to self-quarantine for a 14-day period. (Connecticut State guidelines) Click Here for the states included.

Casinos See Different Revenue Results Reopening Before Other casinos

Mohegan Sun posted a modest year-over-year gain in slot-machine revenue last month while Foxwoods Resort Casino’s revenue plummeted, newly released data show.  Mohegan Sun reported it “won,” or kept, $47.5 million after paying out prizes, a 1.7% increase over the $46.7 million it kept in July 2019. Foxwoods kept $30.5 million, a 19.8% decrease over the $38 million it kept a year earlier.

Foxwoods Opens Little by Little 

All four casinos are now open. The Grand Pequot and Great Cedar Casinos and Tanger Outlets are open daily. The Fox Tower and Rainmaker Casinos are open Friday–Sunday, 12PM–2AM. New openings include HighFlyer Zipline, Cedar’s Steak & Oysters and Hard Rock Café.

Foxwoods Offers Two Casino Multiplier Promotions

  • On August 29th & 30th, Foxwoods will offer 4X TIER CREDITS days, each day beginning at 6:00AM. This promotion is available on both slots or table games.
  • Another multiplier on two days, August 22nd, is POINTZILLA. The Rewards multiplier, 2x,3xor 4x, will change throughout the day, 9am–8pm. Available on both slots or table games

The Mohegan Sun Casino Will Lay Off Employees

The Mohegan Sun casino said it will lay off an unspecified number of employees due to impacts from the coronavirus pandemic. The company said Thursday it is ending its furlough program on Sept. 30. Mohegan Sun President & General Manager Jeff Hamilton said the move will reduce their workforce among employees who have not been called back to work before the end of September.

Mohegan Sun  and Hot Summer Fun Continues

Related Post – Hot Summer Fun is Back at Mohegan Sun

  • DOUBLE MOMENTUM DOLLARS – For Slot players, every Wednesday until September 2nd 2020. Select slots and Race Book excluded. Excludes Momentum Dollars earned at table games, stadium gaming and the Poker Room. Status Points are not doubled.
  • DOUBLE STATUS POINTS – Earn Double Status Points playing table games including stadium gaming and wagers placed in Race Book. It is every Wednesday until September 2nd 2020.
  • New Slot Launch – Thursday, August 20th, at 1:00pm.  250 Momentum members can experience Aristocrat Buffalo Diamond for free
  • Status Mayhem – August 23rd

Related Post – Mohegan Sun Status Mayhem – A Great Low Roller Promo

Rhode Island Casinos

As with the Maine casinos, Twin River and Tiverton Casinos have no promotions at this time. Both locations have extended their hours of operation.  Sportsbook Rhode Island is now open in Lincoln and Tiverton. The hours will be 12pm to 8pm, Wednesdays – Sundays (until further notice).

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Having Poker Withdrawal?

New England Casino News and Promotions in August
The new Nashua casino/ card room.

If you really need a fix, try the poker rooms in New Hampshire.

Related Post – 12 Poker Rooms in New Hampshire – an Update

For all questions about safety protocols, openings, and tournaments, try New Hampshire Poker News Forum

 

Be safe out there. – Binbin

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