There are great Easter dining specials waiting for you and your loved ones at our eight New England casinos. All listings are for Sunday, April 21 unless noted.This weekend, try tickling your Easter culinary palette with the following specials:
Hollywood Bangor – House House 99 will open EASTER 3:00PM – 10:00PM; the AYCE Buffet will be serving EASTER BRUNCH, SUN 9:00AM – 3:00PM: $21.99, KIDS BRUNCH: $10.49
Oxford Casino – OX Pub open Easter from 11am to 11:30pm. 20 Craft Draft Beers, 15 Craft Bottled Beers. Recommended beer = Granola Brown Ale, Black Hog Brewing Co from Oxford CT. Easter Brunch Buffet at the Oxford Grill from 8:30am to 2:00pm $21.95 per person. Features a carving station along with delicious breakfast, brunch, and dinner items.
MGM Springfield –Chandler Steakhouse Easter Brunch,$75 for adults & $25 for children under 12. Easter Special at Cal Mare = pre fixe menu $39 per person.
Mohegan Sun – Hash House A Go Go – Griddled ham steak dinner: 10 oz. Griddled ham steak served on top of our garlic mashed potatoes and vegetables with a side of peach chutney Caramel cheesecake. Michael Jordan’s 23.sportcafe Hosmer Mountain cherry glazed ham, scalloped potatoes and honey carrots for $23. Michael Jordan’s Steakhouse Colorado twin lamb porterhouse, Israeli couscous and tarragon pesto for $38. Soltoro Birria – slow braised goat in consommé, onions, cilantro, limes, jalapeños, radish and cabbage for $18. The Lansdowne Irish Pub & Music House Easter dinner special – Glazed honey ham served with mashed potatoes and roasted root vegetables for $16. Todd English’s Tuscany Easter Sunday dinner special – Braised lamb shank, spring pea risotto, heirloom tomato and arugula salad for $36
Mist – a small club at Mohegan Sun, Slightly larger than Sound Stage at Hollywood Casino in Bangor, Maine
It is definitely a trend in Las Vegas, which means when casino gambling gets full-blown in New England by 2018, casinos may need to rely on it more and gambling less.
What is the “IT” trending? – Entertainment, bars, dance clubs, drinking and food.
LAVO Nightclub, Las Vegas
The latest surveys show more people visit Las Vegas of late due to the overall experience, not as much gambling. Besides, if you look around, almost anyone in the US can drive two hours or much less to gamble. Now, gamblers are looking for a more varied, entertaining experience with expanded amenities to spend their money on besides gambling – a fun time. (Why else would you find people playing 6:5 blackjack at the “Party Pit” instead of the 3:2 standard blackjack that pays higher?)
It has taken awhile, but ground was finally broken a few weeks ago for a new four-and-a-half story hotel and restaurant across the street where the remnants of an old barn on farmland is now being cleared away to make room for a Hampton Inn. The Hampton Inn will take about a year to build. It will cost $12 million and employ more than 50 people If they fill the hotel like I think they will, the next step will be to make the casino larger and add food/entertainment ventures.
1 Hour 45 minute drive from Portland ME to Boston MA
A group of veterans came together to call on lawmakers to support a new casino in southern Maine that would help veterans’ services. Under the proposed bill, a 16 percent tax would be levied on certain games and the revenue would go to veterans services. A portion of the proceeds would also go to support harness racing. While the harness racing industry needs help, Maine doesn’t need another casino in the south to compete with the Boston Mass license. While I respect the veterans and feel badly for the disarray that some veteran support groups have fallen into, it will take away from Oxford and it won’t be able to compete with the stronger, larger Boston Casino coming in 2018. Basically, it will not succeed! My suggestion, Oxford should become bigger and better. more people staying over, more revenue. The hotel is key.
Hollywood Casino Hotel in Bangor, Maine
Maybe, Penn Gaming will finally sink some money into Hollywood Casino, Hotel & Raceway. Bangor, Maine is great little town, with a casino already showing wear. Build around a great hotel at the site and expand the casino & entertainment venue. The addition of the celebrity Grill is a great example. But they need more to get people in. I think Bangor is just waiting for a nightclub that will entertain the residents during those long, cold winter nights. And with so many great beer brewers in Maine, introduce a Maine brewer, like Sea Dog Brewing right down the street, or Allagash or Sebago. Twin River in Rhode Island did it with Shipyard Brewing (Maine Brewer), and Mohegan Sun introduced CT’s own Thomas Hooker brewery in it’s Racebook.
It’s all about the impending competition. Maine needs to attract and keep it’s own patrons with its unique brands.
Oh, Oxford – you may have to add and update those four stop lights you have in town.