2019 NEW ENGLAND CASINO AWARDS

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Our New England Casino Poll Starts in Five Days!

The time has come for all you crazy (or serious) New England Casino visitors to vote for this year’s favorites. You don’t need to live in New England to vote – New York, Pennsylvania, Delaware, New Jersey – let your voice be heard!

This is the 4th year for NETimeGambling’s annual Awards celebrating the best in our expanding gaming landscape.  This year, we will have one additional casino, four new hotels, and more restaurants than ever before. Time to compare the reward clubs as well – MLife, Choice rewards (formerly Marquee Rewards), Twin River, Oxford, Momentum and Foxwoods Rewards.

New England Casino Awards votes can be made by:

  1. Subscribing to our Website NETimeGambling.com
  2. Following us on Twitter 
  3. Following us on our Facebook page
  4. Following us on the New England Casinos Facebook group page

Our survey starts on Friday, January 19th. You can only vote once, so make your vote count!

For a look at last year’s winners, check out: New England Casino Awards 2018 and New England Casino Awards – Final Analysis of 2017

2019 NEW ENGLAND CASINO AWARDS – TIME TO VOTE IN FIVE DAYS!!! 

Binbin

New England Casinos – Labor Day Weekend Events and Promotions

 

 

Labor Day events

Here is a look at New England’s Casino Labor Day events.  As we celebrate the hard working Americans in this great country, remember to treat casino staff with more respect and consideration.  They all work hard for your entertainment.

CASINO EVENTS 

August 31 – September 2: Cirque Eloize HOTEL (various times) at Foxwoods

August 31st – Russell Peters at Foxwoods; 8:00 pm

August 31 – Fall Out Boy at Mohegan Sun; 7:00pm

SEPTEMBER 1st – TIVERTON CASINO HOTEL OPENS

September 1st – Big & Rich at Mohegan Sun, Wolf Den; 8:00pm

September 1st – Stevie Wonder, MGM Springfield (MassMutual); 8:00pm

September 1st – Jeff Foxworthy at Mohegan Sun; 8:00pm

Sept 1 & 2 – New England Food Truck Festival at Mohegan Sun

September 1st – Gabriel Iglesias at Foxwoods; 7 & 10 pm

September 3rd – Newport Grand Closes


GAMBLING PROMOTIONS

FOXWOODS RESORT CASINO, Mashentucket CT

ONGOING PROMOTIONS – Deal of a Lifetime Blackjack Tournament July 1 – August 31$1,000,000 SLOT TOURNAMENTSPECIAL MILITARY OFFERS & DISCOUNTS


HOLLYWOOD Casino, Hotel & Raceway, BANGOR ME

$40,000 Ford F-150 Giveaway – Play with your Marquee Rewards® card at Hollywood Bangor starting August 1, 2018, and you’ll earn entries into our Ford F-150 truck giveaway. Marquee Rewards® members receive entries into the grand-prize drawing on September 29 when they use their card at any slot machine every day at Hollywood Casino Bangor between 8 a.m. August 1 and 8:29 p.m. September 29. You’ll receive one drawing entry for every $10 of coin-in.

ONGOING PROMOS:  QUEEN OF HEARTS PROGRESSIVEBIRTHDAY BASH,  50 PLUS REWARDS KIOSK


MOHEGAN SUN Resort Casino, Uncasville CT

HOT SUMMER FUN IS BACK at Mohegan Sun.  Click of the Title or go to the post below for all the Hot Summer Fun Events and Offers here “Mohegan Sun Hot Summer Fun Is Back in 2018.”

Triple Status Points – September 2nd at Mohegan Sun


OXFORD CASINO & Hotel, Oxford ME

ONGOING PROMOTIONS2018 Birthday Bash, SATURDAYSuper 6FRIDAY –  Mega High 5 , Prime Rib BuffetWeekend Breakfast Buffets

OTHER CASINO ENTERTAINMENT VENUES include:

  • The Wolf Den, Mohegan Sun – Located in the center of the action, in Casino of the Earth, offers full beverage service, a state-of-the-art sound system, intimate seating and top performances by headliners. For complete schedule, click HERE.
  • Hollywood Bangor now offers two venues for live weekend music – 99 Hops House & the Sound Stage.  Click Here for schedule.  Summer Concert Series at the Darling Waterfront Pavillion is walking distance from Bangor Hollywood Casino
  • Twin River Lighthouse Loungeright in the middle of the downstairs casino.  Shipyard Pub – Upstairs in Non-smoking.
  • Plainridge Park Casino – the Revolution Lounge offers entertainment on the weekends
  • Foxwoods – Atrium Lounge – Live bands on the weekend, specialty cocktails and great time.

Visiting New England’s Casinos?

New England

Curious about casino expansion in our region? Then there’s only one place to go – visit us at NETimeGambling! For specific casino details, visit the websites of all seven casinos:  ConnecticutFoxwoods Resort/Casino & Mohegan Sun Resort/Casino; Rhode Island – Tiverton Casino Hotel (opening September 1st 2018) & Twin River Hotel/Casino; Massachusetts – Plainridge Park Casino & Raceway, MGM Springfield & Encore Boston Harbor  (opening Fall 2019); Maine –  Oxford Casino & Hollywood Bangor Hotel, Casino & Raceway.


NETimeGambling | Casinos in New England“NETimeGambling is a non-monetized blog created for my personal interest and passion in the gambling industry  – its history, and its ongoing evolution- mixed with my love for New England.  Come share my passion and visit us.”

Robin T. Aubin (Binbin) has been involved in music all his life, including 40 years of choral conducting, and performing professionally in different musical genres since he was 10 years of age.  He has performed in Mohegan Sun’s Wolf Den, Foxwoods’ Atrium Lounge, and Twin River’s Lighthouse Bar & Lounge.” (All venues in New England casinos)

Twenty years ago casino gambling became a side interest. The business, the history, the expansion across the U.S., the myths, the superstitions and innovations of legalized gambling all became a fascination. The goal of  NETimeGambling is to provide a service and resource for any recreational gambler visiting New England’s expanding casino market.

9 Reasons to Visit a Casino – Besides Gambling

Other Reasons to Visit a Casino Besides Gambling?

Other Reasons to Visit a Casino Besides Gambling?

So, do your friends and relatives tell you they don’t visit casinos because “they don’t like to gamble?”  Sure, the casino industry tries to dazzle, and mislead us, with big promises of  the financial possibilities and the vast array of games to make money.  But, aren’t we smarter than that? In this age of casino resorts, casinos as vacation destinations, and casinos of all sizes and amenities, there are many more reasons to venture out…..at least just once.

Here are NON-GAMBLING OPTIONS – in no particular order:

Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville CT

Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville CT

ENTERTAINMENT – Whether I pay for it or have a concert comped freebie (Free? – we both know better), I love the entertainment casinos offer, whether it be 30 miles away or across the country in Vegas.  Whether it be Cirque in Vegas or at Foxwoods.  And let’s not forget some of the local talent featured in every size casino.  he offerings in New England’s seven casinos are astounding in scope and variety.  Let’s not forget Mohegan Sun has one of the top arenas in the country.  Whether it be pro basketball, college basketball, pro lacrosse or the best talent on tour, it’s a destination to take advantage of.  Speaking of SPORTING EVENTS – Boxing matches, basketball, arena football, CES cage fighting, Pro Lacrosse – these and more I have enjoyed at casino arenas. My two favorite events: #2 – PBR Professional Bull Riding in Las Vegas, and the Connecticut Sun of  WNBA Basketball at Mohegan Sun.  In New England, Twin River Casino, Foxwoods, and even Plainridge are now offering great entertainment and sports.

CT Sun at Mohegan Sun Arena

CT Sun at Mohegan Sun Arena

 

STAYING IN A BEAUTIFUL HOTEL – Sometimes, I just like to kick back, away from sounds of ringing slots and screaming winners. I still remember staying at Wynn and Cosmo the first time in Vegas. I just love that “ritzy” feeling of staying at a great hotel.  Soon, we will have more choices than the great accommodations in Bangor, or in CT casinos.  Wynn and MGM are coming to Massachusetts, complete with their luxurious brands of  service, decor, and amenities.  For now, Foxwoods offers excellent varieties of rooms and suites for your luxury vacation.

Foxwoods Resort Casino, CT

Red Rock Resort Casino

Red Rock Resort Casino Hotel in Las Vegas

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Vegas Vacation

Here’s some people for watching

PEOPLE WATCHING – Remember that movie title – “The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly.” Watching people at a casino, hotel lobby, lounge, or club includes all three and everything in between and beyond.  Seriously, have you ever wondered how many people don’t have mirrors in their home after watching people out and about?  But, the creme de la creme usually linger around the casino gaming tables , so check them out and give  yourself the opportunity to mingle with the wealthy crowd or network to form new relationships, both private and business. You never know who you might see – celebrity watches in Las Vegas turned up Ashton Kutcher at Aria when we stayed there. Pretty cool…..

 

SOCIALIZING – Catching up with friends and socializing is another very common reason for visiting a casino. We will often meet friends for coffee and just to catch up, never spending a dime on gaming because many times the casino is in between us. Watching a sporting event on massive TV’s chowing on some wings can be a great group time out.  With gambling options of social gaming and stadium gaming, there are cheap ways to gamble as a group, if the interest arises.

The Oxford Bar & Grill

Inside the Oxford Bar & Grill

EATING & DRINKING – I know singles and couples visit the casino to enjoy a few drinks at the bar or dance at a club. My wife and I enjoy the vast offerings in dining available. Whether it be a terrific buffet, a gourmet burger, fine dining, or something in the food court, there’s always something for everyone.  Many casinos now feature famous chefs seen on TV.  Don’t forget KARAOKE & TRIVIA, found at Newport Grand, Foxwoods, and Twin River.

ACCOMPANYING A FRIEND OR GIVING A TOUR – “I just wanted to see the inside.”  “Someone brought me here.” Being that someone can be fun. So bring a partner, relative, friend or colleague.  Many tribal casinos will include historical background, tours and museums. Being a “Tour Guide” for a newbie can be a real ego boost, and it doesn’t have to cost anything except walking around.

THE DECOR – Ever walk in the Bellagio Garden in Las Vegas, or walk on the beach outside of the Biloxi casinos? The AC Boardwalk is a wonderful stroll on a spring afternoon. Take a good look around and you might be surprised what artistic and natural beauty you may see. Some of the world’s greatest architects has built amazing casino buildings & attractions.  Sculptures, paintings, lighting – heck, even new casino carpeting – can be a wonderful eyeful of artistic stimulation. (ok, maybe not the carpet, but casino carpets are still pretty interesting to notice.)

RELAXATION – As a means of relaxing and letting one’s hair down, casinos can offer a great way to unwind from the many stresses of life. Going for a walk in an empty casino in the morning can be surreal. The pleasant, elegant and relaxing atmosphere of the casino itself can be a major source of appeal in itself – without the people of course.  People tend to ruin serenity wherever you go.  Spas, pools, craft brews, and even cigar clubs can get you away from the sound of slots.

SHOPPING – yes, shopping, from small retail stores to malls as large as the largest casinos.  One of the most famous would include the Forum Shoppes attached to Caesars Palace in Las Vegas.  But no doubt, Tanger Outlets at Foxwoods has anything  you could want to buy.

Yes, a casino is more than just gambling.  It’s all what you make of it.  Check out the many things offered through our  links above.  You might find something you never realized you liked at a casino…….without gambling!

That’s all for now!

Binbin