Great August Promotions in New England’s Casinos

We’re baaaa-ack!  It’s always great to return from vacation to find Great August Promotions in New England’s Casinos still. There’s nothing like a trip to Las Vegas to cleanse the New England casino pallet.  In truth, we also went to support our CT Sun – our WNBA basketball team who’s home is Mohegan Sun Arena.  Although the Sun lost, it was a great game played at the Mandalay Bay Event Center.

Mandalay Bay Arena

Mandalay Bay Arena

The best part about the women who play on this team is how personable they are. Bert & I were able to meet nine different players in the casino, being very careful not to appear as stalkers.  In addition, a few really showed us some love by spending a few minutes chatting – JJ, Courtney, Jasmine and company, thank you for making our Las Vegas Vacation the best ever.

WNBA Connecticut Sun at Mohegan Sun

If you haven’t attended a game yet, then you have no idea how exciting it is. In addition, they have been one of the top two teams in record and power rankings in the WNBA ALL SEASON. Check out the events posted below to plan the next game.  Time is running. The regular season ends in two weeks!  CT Sun Schedule

Back to Great Promotions in New England’s Casinos for August – Let NETG show you what’s left in promos this month. In addition, you will find the remnants of scheduled events and concerts.  Don’t forget the great Comedy offerings in our New England Casinos as well as Thrill Rides at Foxwoods.

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GAMBLING PROMOTIONs in CONNECTICUT

FOXWOODS RESORT CASINO, Mashantucket CT – Summer of Dreams -Summer Through Aug 31; $1,000,000 Slot Tournament Grand Finale • September 1; FOXY & FUNEvery Thursday in August – Treats for our guests 55 and up; Dog Day Hot Seat – CELEBRATE NATIONAL DOG DAY WITH A CHANCE TO WIN $1,000 EVERY HOUR! – August 26 • 12PM – 8PM; ONGOING PROMOTIONS –  SPECIAL MILITARY OFFERS & DISCOUNTS, Monday High Hand Poker Frenzy, Monday Poker Madness

MOHEGAN SUN RESORT CASINO, Uncasville CT – Double Status, Double Momentum Points – August 24th.  Now includes Poker Room; MILITARY DISCOUNTSDaily until Tuesday, December 31st 2019;  MOHEGAN SUN Hot Summer Fun; SUNDAY HIGH HANDSWeekly until Sunday, September 1st 2019. $200 High Hands every 30 minutes! Poker Room; ONGOING PROMOTIONS – TURN 21 AT MOHEGAN SUN,  FOREVER YOUNG WEDNESDAYS, Military Discounts

GAMBLING PROMOTIONs in Massachusetts

ENCORE BOSTON HARBOR, Everett MA – Get your Red Card – play your favorite games using your Red Card, the more points, FREECREDIT, and comps you can earn at Encore Boston Harbor; August Play & Earn – Red Card members can earn $25 in FREECREDIT every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday this August; McLaren Labor Day of Luxury Giveaway – Your chance to win a 2019 McLaren 570S or $100,000 in cash. Plus, there are an additional 150 FREECREDIT prizes; New Member and Tier Card BonusGuests who sign up for a Red Card in August receive $50 FREECREDIT. Additionally, guests who bring a tiered player’s card from another casino can receive up to $500 FREECREDIT; Winner’s Celebration – Guests who hit a jackpot of $1,200 or more while playing slots with their Red Card earn entries into the Winner’s Celebration, & a chance to win a share of the $50,000 drawing on August 31.

MGM SPRINGFIELD, Springfield MA –  Onderful Mercedes-Benz Anniversary Giveaway – Saturdays, August 3, 10, 17 & 31; The Morning Deal – Every Monday-Friday from 6am – 9am enjoy $5 minimums on your favorite table games; Tier Credit Multiplier Tuesday in August; Spin & Win – Wednesdays in August 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM; Summer Celebration Swipe & WinThursdays in August, 10:00 AM to 8:00 PM; ONGOING PROMOS:  MILITARY & VETERANS PROGRAM

PLAINRIDGE PARK CASINO & RACEWAY, Plainville MA – SUPER PROGRESSIVE CASH JACKPOTFinal drawing on August 31st, from 6PM – 8:30PM, 5 winners will be selected every 30 minutes for their chance at $250 in Free SlotPlay or a seat in the Grand Prize Drawing! At 9PM, 6 finalists and 4 wild card winners will have their chance at $50,000 CASH!

GAMBLING PROMOTIONs in Maine

HOLLYWOOD CASINO, HOTEL, & RACEWAY, Bangor ME – ONGOING PROMOS: QUEEN OF HEARTS PROGRESSIVEBIRTHDAY BASH, Midweek Moolah,   50 PLUS REWARDS KIOSK, Freeplay Frenzy, Hollywood Legends Rewards Kiosk, Play 50 Eat Free

OXFORD CASINO & HOTEL, Oxford ME – GREAT 250K GiveawayQualifying Drawings will be held the last Sunday of every month. Next Drawing – August 25;  Earn Free Dinner Buffet;   ONGOING PROMOTIONS2018 Birthday Bash,  SATURDAYSuper 6,  TUESDAY – 15X Multiplier,  WEDNESDAY15X Multiplier & Seniors Day,  THURSDAY – Score 4FRIDAY –  Mega High 5 , Prime Rib BuffetWeekend Breakfast Buffets

GAMBLING PROMOTIONs in RHODE ISLAND

TIVERTON CASINO & HOTEL, Tiverton, RI – $50,000 TGIF Free Play Sweepstakes;  $100,000 Sizzling Slot Tournament SaturdaysSaturdays in August from 2pm-10pm; Entertainment RewardsEARN 200 SLOT REWARDS POINTS IN ONE DAY AND QUALIFY FOR ENTERTAINMENT & SPECIAL EVENT TICKETS AT THE TWIN RIVER EVENT CENTER

TWIN RIVER CASINO & HOTEL, Lincoln RI – $500,000 Progressive Sweeps – 

August Summer Events Schedule

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August CONCERT Schedule

  • Aerosmith August 21 – at MassMutual Center, MGM Springfield, 8:00PM
  • An Evening with Jill Scott August 22 – at the Grand Theater, Foxwoods, 8:00PM
  • Nickelback August 22 – at Mohegan Sun Arena, 7:30PM
  • Bad Company August 23 – at Twin River Event Center, 8:00pm
  • Squeeze • The Squeeze Songbook Tour August 23 – at the Fox Theater, Foxwoods, 8:00PM
  • Ron White August 24 – at the Grand Theater, Foxwoods, 8:00PM
  • Daughtry August 24 – at Mohegan Sun Arena, 7:30PM
  • Aerosmith August 24 – at MassMutual Center, MGM Springfield, 8:00PM
  • Lenny Kravitz August 25 – at the Grand Theater, Foxwoods, 7:00PM
  • Aerosmith August 26 – at MassMutual Center, MGM Springfield, 8:00PM
  • Aerosmith August 29 – at MassMutual Center, MGM Springfield, 8:00PM
  • Brooks & Dunn August 30 – at the Grand Theater, Foxwoods, 8:00PM
  • Shawn Mendes with Special Guest Alessia Cara August 30 – at Mohegan Sun Arena, 7:30PM

Getting More Casino Comps

One thing that we all enjoy getting is getting more casino comps.  I always wonder if my mailman thinks I have a problem when he sees the mailers I get from New England Casinos, Atlantic City Casinos & Las Vegas casinos.

Free stuff means casinos want your patronage.  It’s not because they REALLY like you and just want to show you they care.  There is a price to getting more casino comps and free offers mailers from casinos.

The reality is that casinos want you to spend two things in their facility – money and time.  And, logically, they feel the more time you spend, the more money you’ll spend. So here is some  advice about getting more casino comps.

1)  You will get a better casino rating if you go to the casino less frequently, but when you do, play longer.

2)  Instead of a bankroll of $100 for three visits, try $300 for one long visit.  Remember, money and time.

3)  Once upon a time, a gambler friend of mine (we’ll call him BB) went to the casino, played his free slot play usually on a $1 JOB video poker machine, cashed out after the correct number plays ($10 free slot dollars, $1 per hand) and left, usually with most of his free slot play.  Casinos don’t like this.  If you follow this practice, you may end up with most of your slot play in your pocket and walking out a winner in the beginning, but your slot play will decrease in time, or discontinue altogether.

4)  Read the fine print.  If you are given free Dining Promotional Dollars, be sure the casino isn’t expecting you to stay and play.  Many dining promotions expect you to stay and say so “in the fine print.”  If you don’t stay a while, marketing may decrease your offers or cut them out.

5)  Free hotel offers come with a price – bigger that the $20 free slot play.  If you hope to have similar offers or better offers for hotel stays, expect to play more than usual.  A free stay, and no play, will probably mean a lower rate offer to stay next time instead of freebies.

6)  Finally, don’t gamble to get comps.  Gamble to entertain yourself, or give your self a chance to make a few bucks, or just for fun within your financial means.  The formula casino marketing uses to give out these promotion is definitely skewed in their favor, and that’s to be expected by all of us who gamble at these establishments (or you’re REALLY, REALLY NAIVE).  Comps should be included when evaluating the house edge, but should never be the sole reason for gambling.

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That’s all for now.

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Mohegan Sun “Status Mayhem” – A Great Low Roller Promo

Casinos love to entice you to visit through things such as dining specials giveaways and comps to shows and events.  Gambling promotions are intended to get you through the door to spend your money. Here is a great reason to visit Uncasville, CT for Mohegan Sun “Status Mayhem”

Of all promotions, I find status multiplier days the best bang for my low-to-mid-roller buck. Tomorrow, May 30th, don’t miss one of the best offered in New England – Mohegan Sun’s  “Status Point Mayhem” – a great way to increase those status points and approach higher levels. The title suggests it is a low-roller promo, but the fact is, it’s great for all players.  You’ve heard of “Diamond in a Day” on Caesars Property, well, how about “Ascend in a Day” on Mohegan Sun Status Day.

Mohegan Sun Resort Casino

Mohegan Sun, CT

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 – its especially great for $.25 video poker players since there are good paytables throughout the property.

How Does It Work?

The Mohegan Sun Status Mayhem is like this. 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 expected it to be 2X most of the time, which 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 the last time I participated. In 4 and 1/2 hours I had hit all four multipliers. For slots and video poker players, this is a must play.

Suggestions for Low-Roller Play

If you are a low-roller and attending  the Mohegan Sun Status Mayhem, tries three strategies:

  1. As the multipliers change, I suggest you choose different games to play and different denominations. The higher the multiplier, I play higher house edge games at higher denominations than usual.
  2. Vary your speed of play – 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!”
  3. Take a break – if you’re spending the day, take those 2X multipliers times to take a walk, get something to eat, or of you’re staying at the hotel, go relax or even take a nap.

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

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