Vote for the Best of New England Casinos

The annual New England Casino Awards begins today with your votes.  For the next ten days, you have one chance to cast your opinions for the best gambling, best dining, best hotels and more.

Om Monday, January 28th, we will post the results and on Tuesday, January 29th we will analyze those votes and give our own opinions with our Editor’s Choice Awards.

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With three new hotels, two new casinos, sports betting in Rhode Island, and additional entertainment and convention venues, we might see many changes from previous years.

So, what to you think?  Here’s your chance to share your opinion – make your vote count.  Click below to start your journey through only 25 questions, not all mandatory to register your votes. This year, we have added areas to write in your favorites after hearing your nominations.

We can’t wait to hear your opinion!

The 2019 New England Casino Awards – The Best of 2018

December Promotions

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The Holiday season is upon us, and a crispness of the cold New England air reminds us that the year is coming to a close.  It’s time to present New England’s gambling promotions, concert and entertainment, sporting events, and special offerings that represent the Holiday Season.

Every month, NETG posts in New England’s news, promotions and events at TravelZork – one of the best travel sites to bring Vegas information, travel resources, travel and casino rewards and gambling advice to the web. If you don’t visit TravelZork once a month, you are missing out on insightful and timely articles by some of the best experts in the travel and casino fields.

Not only can you find NETimeGamblingcom be found at TravelZork, but I have also had great fun with guest appearances on Cousin Vito’s Casino Podcast, TravelZork’s ZorkCast, and the newest addition to the New England casino community Art in the Game by Christopher DiMauro.

Interested in sharing your experiences at our eight , soon to be nine, NewEngland Casinos? Join our Facebook Feel group at New England Casinos. Enhance our community with your gambling experiences, casino loyalty programs, resort experiences and opinions concerning New England’s expansion. As New England’s gaming opportunities grow, be a part of the excitement in our group

And now, here are December’s exciting offerings.

Please note, New Year’s Eve is right around the corner. We will cover all the New Year’s Eve related events and promos in a separate post later this month.



Winter Wonderland Hot Seat – Thursday, December 6th, 12:00 PM – 8:00 PM. Every hour, five winners be selected. Winners will be invited to the Celebration Zone on the Great Cedar Concourse to select a snowflake on the prize board that could be worth up to $5,000 cash!

Celebrate National Cookie Day – December 4 • 4pm – 6pm • Great Cedar Concourse, with a drawing at 6:15pm. Save room for dessert when you come to Foxwoods. Stop by the Celebration Zone on the Great Cedar Concourse to receive a big chocolate chip cookie. Enter for the chance to win your share of $15,000.  Must be present to win.

Shop, Dine & Win – NOVEMBER 14 – DECEMBER 21 • DRAWING DECEMBER 22, 7PM Win your share of $10,000 in Tanger Outlets Gift Cards

3x Tier Credits – Friday, December 14th, BEGINNING AT 6AM – Tier up faster with TRIPLE TIER CREDITS. Earn TRIPLE TIER CREDITS on slots, table games, keno, bingo and race book.Not valid on poker play.

Drop Zone Hot Seat – FRIDAY, DECEMBER 21 • 2PM – 8PM • CELEBRATION ZONE. After opting in, play your favorite slots or table games with your Foxwoods Rewards Card. Every hour, 5 lucky winners will be invited to the Celebration Zone on the Great Cedar Concourse to play for up to $1,000.

$25,000 Slot Tournament – December 11 • 2PM – 6PM • Spin Zone at Great Cedar Casino. Bring your Foxwoods Rewards Card to the Spin Zone in Great Cedar Casino near the Fox Theater to enter for your chance to win up to $10,000 cash. The TOP 50 scores will win prizes AND each session winner will receive a free gift!

ONGOING PROMOTIONS –  SPECIAL MILITARY OFFERS & DISCOUNTS, High Hand Poker Frenzy, Young & Fun Days, 55+ Offers

HOLLYWOOD Casino, Hotel & Raceway, BANGOR ME

FALL FORTUNES GIVEAWAY – Enter to win thousands in Free SlotPlay during November, Fridays & Saturdays. At 10 p.m. on promotional days, one winner will be drawn and receive $1,000 in Free SlotPlay. On each promotional day, three Marquee Rewards members will be selected every 10 minutes between 5 and 9:50 p.m. for Free Slotplay.

Match & Win – GET UP TO $500 FREE SLOTPLAY OR MORE – Match just two numbers to win. Match five numbers and win the progressive jackpot of at least $500 Free SlotPlay® all December long at Hollywood Casino Bangor. EARN ENTRIES: FRIDAYS & SATURDAYS IN DEC./ DRAWING DATE(S): DEC. 1, 7, 8, 14, 15, 21, 22, 28, 2018




Choose Your Ride Giveaway – Earning Dates: Thursday, November 1 – Saturday, December 1st. Visit any M life Rewards kiosk for your daily complimentary spin and 10 bonus entries.Receive one additional spin and 10 bonus entries for every 350 slot points or 500 tier credits from table play from 6:00 a.m. to 5:59 a.m. daily. Every Saturday: Activate your entries 1 hour before each drawing by playing in any slot machine on your M life Rewards card or by swiping into any one of our promotional kiosks. Be one of 5 hourly winners from 2:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. for up to $3,000 in Gas Cards or FREEPLAY. GRAND FINALE DRAWING Saturday, December 1st. Be one of 5 winners at the 10:00 p.m. for a chance to compete for your choice of a new Mercedes vehicle.

Fill your Sleigh with FREEPLAY – Sunday, December 2 – Saturday, December 29. Visit any M life Rewards promotional kiosk for your complimentary daily swipe. Receive one additional swipe for every 350 slot points or 500 tier credits from table play daily. Maximum two swipes per day

$75,000 SATURDAY DRAWINGS – Activate your entries one hour before each drawing by playing in any slot machine on your M life Rewards card or by swiping into one of our promotional kiosks located on the casino floor. Be one of five hourly winners from 2:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. to win up to $1.000 in gift cards or $5.000 in FREEPLAY.

$30,000 BLACKJACK TOURNAMENT – December 3, 10 & 17. Open to all M life Rewards members


MOHEGAN SUN Resort Casino, Uncasville CT

ANCHORS AWEIGH GIVEAWAY – Thursday, November 1st 2018, Daily until Friday, February 1st 2019.  Win the grand prize of a complimentary cruise for two in the exclusive MSC Yacht Club aboard any MSC Cruises ship sailing in Northern Europe or the Mediterranean. Swipe your Momentum card once a day at any promotional kiosk and you could be cruising into winter with Free Slot Play, Momentum Dollars or entries into the grand prize drawing. Play your favorite games to earn extra swipes! Earn 10 Momentum Dollars to get a second swipe! Earn another 10 Momentum Dollars to get a third swipe!

RED ZONE RUSH – Daily until Sunday, December 30th 



POWER on POWDER – Monday, December 10th at 6:00am – Thursday, December 13th at 4:00pm. You could win two 2019 Indy XC Snowmobiles from Scranton Powersports!

STATUS MAYHEM – Thursday, December 13th. Give your Momentum status a huge boost with Status Point multipliers from 6:00am – Midnight and earn at least DOUBLE Status Points. The multiplier will randomly change throughout the day – earning you anywhere from 2X – 5X Status Points. Each multiplier is guaranteed to occur at least twice.


OXFORD CASINO & Hotel, Oxford ME

Christmas Day Buffet -Tuesday, December 25, 2018, 11:00am – 5:00pm $28.95 per person. Reservations required! Call 207-539-6705

10X Point Multiplier Saturdays – Saturdays in December; 10:00am – Noon & 10:00pm – Midnight. Earn 10X Slot Points on any slot machine. Excludes Tier Points, Keno & Video Poker. See Guest Services for details. Promotion Ends 12/29/2018.

Thursday Dinner Buffet – Earn 500 tier points between 5:00am and 7:00pm to get a FREE Thursday Dinner buffet

ONGOING PROMOTIONS2018 Birthday Bash,  Fat Stacks of Cash, SATURDAYSuper 6SUNDAY16X Multiplier  TUESDAY – 15X Multiplier,  WEDNESDAY15X Multiplier & Seniors Day,  THURSDAY – Missile Madness, Every Thursday.  3:00pm – 8:00pm &– Free Lunch Buffet (100 pts earned)FRIDAY –  Mega High 5 , Prime Rib BuffetWeekend Breakfast Buffets

Plainridge Park Casino & Raceway

P OF DIAMONDS – Fridays, 6PM-10PM. Win $100 up to $5,000 Free SlotPlay. 5 winners every hour from 6pm-10pm. If a winner picks the P of Diamonds they receive progressive prize.

REGIFT-A-THON – EARNING PERIOD: 3PM – 7PM. Earn 500 tier points each Wednesday during the earning period to claim your Holiday/Winter Themed Gift



Tiverton Casino & Hotel

Match Your Connecticut/Massachusetts Slot Offer – Once EVERY Sunday thru Saturday from 10AM-10PM. To receive your offer match, qualified guests must bring in their current Connecticut/Massachusetts base Slot offer to the Players Club and we will match that base Slot offer with up to $500 in Free Slot Play

$100,000 Holiday Cheer Sweepstakes – EARN: Monday, November 26 – Monday, December 31, WIN: December 1-31 (excludes December 24 & 25) from 2pm – 8m; 5 winners every hour. Starting Monday, November 26, 2018 all Tiverton Casino Hotel Rewards Club members will be eligible to receive one free entry into this promotion by simply inserting their Rewards Card into any one of our Promotion Kiosks or by actively using their Rewards Card at any eligible VLT. Video Poker and Stadium Games are not eligible.

Mohegan Sun Arena, Home to NNL Lacrosse, WNBA ‘s Connecticut Sun.


December 9, 2018 10:30am – Santa’s Holiday Expo. Shopping, Games, and Santa! Fun for the whole family! Kiddie Train Rides, Beautiful Ice Sculptures, Cooking Stage Demos, Ginger Bread Houses, Christmas Carolers…. and of course Santa Claus!

December 12th – 12 Bars of Christmas Pub Crawl at Foxwoods. Celebration Zone on the Great Cedar Concourse • Centrale FoxTower • Guy Fieri’s Kitchen + Bar • Hard Rock Café • High Rollers Luxury Lanes• Junior’s • Il Gesto in Tanger Outlets • Live @ Atrium Bar & Lounge • Play Bar • Scorpion Bar • Shrine • Spin Bar • Sports Bar at Race Book • Stony Creek Brewery • Sugar Factory • Veuve Clicquot Champagne Lounge. Put on your Santa Hat and enjoy special holiday themed cocktails across 12 bars and restaurants on property and then finish your evening at Centrale Fox Tower with with drinks, DJ, and dancing. PLUS, put on your best (or worst) attire and compete for great prizes in the Ugliest Sweater competition!

December 14th & 15th – BIG LITTLE HOLIDAY PARTY at Convention Center And Uncas Ballroom, Mohegan Sun

December 16th – 2018 Air Force Reserve Holiday Showcase Presented by Citi at Mohegan Sun Arena, 1:00PM

December 28th – Black Wolves vs. Saskatchewan Rush at Mohegan Sun Arena, 7:30PM

Wolf Den, Free live Entertainment, Mohegan Sun, CT


Nov 23 – 12/31 – Legends in Concert Holiday Show at the Fox Theater, Foxwoods, varied times and dates.

December 2nd – Donny & Marie Holiday Tour 2018, at the Grand Theater, Foxwoods, 6:00PM

December 2ndDave Matthews Bandat Mohegan Sun Arena, 8:00PM

December 7th – IMOMSOHARD – Mom’s Night Out Round 2, at the Grand Theater, Foxwoods, 8:00PM

December 7th – Straight No Chaser, at Mohegan Sun Arena, 8:00PM

December 7th – Lavell Crawford at the Fox Theater, Foxwoods, 10:45PM

December 8th – Smokey Robinson at the Grand Theater, Foxwoods, 8:00PM

December 8th – Pentatonix at Mohegan Sun Arena, 8:00PM

December 8th – America at Wolf Den, Mohegan Sun, 8:00PM

December 9th –Christmas with Rockapella at Wolf Den, Mohegan Sun, 7:00PM

December 14th – Legends of the Mic with Busta Rhymes, Fabolous, The Lox, Cam’ron and Cassidy, at the Grand Theater, Foxwoods, 8:00PM

December 14th – 96.5 ALL STAR CHRISTMAS – BACKSTREET BOYS at Mohegan Sun Arena, 8:00PM

December 14th – Blood Sweat & Tears at Wolf Den, Mohegan Sun, 8:00PM

December 15th – Third Eye Blind, at the Grand Theater, Foxwoods, 8:00PM

December 21st – Justin Timberlake at Mohegan Sun Arena, 7:30PM

December 21st – Big Bad Voodoo Daddy’s Wild Swingin’ Holiday Party, at Wolf Den, Mohegan Sun, 8:00PM

December 22nd – The Rosendale Group Presents Karol G., Noriel and Delaghetto at the Grand Theater, Foxwoods, 8:00PM

December 22nd – Big Bad Voodoo Daddy’s Wild Swingin’ Holiday Party, at Wolf Den, Mohegan Sun, 8:00PM

December 22nd – Justin Timberlake at Mohegan Sun Arena, 7:30PM

December 23rd – David Foster & the Mohegan Sun All-Stars, at Wolf Den, Mohegan Sun, 8:00PM

December 28th, 29th – Cirque Celebration 7:00PM, 3:00PM, 7:00PM

December 31st – Rick Springfield, at the Grand Theater, Foxwoods, 9:00PM

Lighthouse Bar – Twin River Casino


  • 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
  • Newport Grand offers Free shows by Tribute bands  almost every weekend.  Click HERE for schedule.
  • Twin River Casino Lighthouse Loungeright in the middle of the downstairs casino.  Shipyard Pub – Upstairs in Non-smoking.
  • Tiverton CasinoCenter Bar
  • Plainridge Park Casino – the Revolution Lounge offers entertainment on the weekends
  • MGM Springfield – Commonwealth Bar & Lounge
  • Foxwoods – Atrium Lounge – Live bands on the weekend, specialty cocktails and great time.

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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.

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Robin T Aubin (Binbin)

NETimeGambling is a non-monetized blog created with a personal interest and passion in the gambling industry – its history, and its ongoing evolution – mixed with a love for New England.  The goal of  NETimeGambling is to provide a service and resource for any recreational gambler visiting New England’s expanding casino market

Being involved in music all his life, including 41 years of choral conducting, and performing professionally since 10 years of age, Robin has performed in Mohegan Sun’s Wolf Den, Foxwoods’ Atrium Lounge, and Twin River’s Lighthouse Bar & Lounge.” (All venues in New England casinos)


New England Casino Entertainment in April

We haven’t covered a lot of Entertainment News in New England’s Casinos of late simply because it would double the time it takes for this blog.  So, in an effort to support the vbarious entertainment venues and “happenings” in our 7 casinos, I thought we would get back to a monthly look at the months exciting entertainment options.  This is by no means complete list, but it will highlight the NETG picks for the month of April.

Be sure to check out the many clubs and restaurants on our Entertainment Page in our Menu above.  Consider the smaller venues for a great time, such as:

Here are our picks for April:

Olivia Newton John

Olivia Newton-John – Friday, April 14, 2017, 8:00pm at Twin River – I saw her show in Las Vegas, her latest residency, and it was spectacular.  She hasn’t slipped a beat! With a career spanning over five decades and more than 100 million albums sold, Olivia Newton-John’s successes include four Grammys, numerous Country Music, American Music, Billboard and People’s Choice Awards and more than 15 top 10 singles with 10 being #1 Hits. Doors open at 7pm, show at 8pm. All ages welcome!


The Pointer Sisters, Friday, April 21, 2017 8:00pm, at Twin River – The Pointer Sisters went on to achieve worldwide fame and have secured a place in pop music history as a dynamic female group. Their 1973 debut album gave us the singles, “Yes We Can, Can,” which reached #11 on Billboard magazine’s pop singles chart. Performing hits like ‘I’m So Excited’ and “Jump (for my love).”

Kelley Lennon – Twin River Lighthouse Bar – our pick is full of nostalgia. Kelley Lennon, Sunday, April 23, 2017 2:00pm. Kelley Lennon brings a fresh, exciting attitude to the works of Irving Berlin, Gershwin and other classic writers of the American Songbook.

Chicago Total Access, NEWPORT GRAND – Our pick for Newport Grand is HUGE – New England’s premier tribute to the band, Chicago. This is a hi-energy, explosive show band dedicated to covering the band’s catalog that spans over 45 years. The audience will have “total access” to the music of Chicago. THIS Saturday, April 8, 9:00pm in the Event center

Foxwoods Cirque Eloize Cirkopolis Behind the Scenes Family Experience April 11 • 12:15pm • Fox Theater. – Treat you and your children to an interactive behind-the-scenes experience with the cast of Cirque Éloize Cirkopolis. Walk the Red Carpet and be greeted by a cast of clowns as you enter the Fox Theater. Get the inside tips on the practice of juggling and aerial acrobatics. Everyone will have a chance to ask  questions and have their picture taken with their favorite character.  Space is limited to 250. 

Foxwoods – Steve Winwood.  This iconic vocalist, composer and keyboard player continues to be relavent from his beginnings with “Traffic” in the sixties to now. Grand Theater. Tickets are $55 & $35 on Apr 28, 8:00PM. Opening for the Show – Lilly Winwood –   an Americana artist from Nashville and daughter of Steve Winwood.

Mohegan Sun – a must see for you Hair Band Fanatics – Def Leppard with special guests Poison and Tesla at Mohegan Sun Arena, Wednesday, April 12th 2017 7:00pm

Mohegan Sun, at the Wolfs Den – BJ Thomas, Thursday, April 20th 2017, 8:00  – A true American institution whose iconic Pop, Country and Gospel hits defined their respective generations and now transcend them, B.J. Thomas has found a unique way to celebrate an incredible half a century in music and some 47 years since his first gold-selling hit on Scepter Records. The singer, a five-time Grammy and two-time Dove Award winner who has sold more than 70 million records and is ranked in Billboard’s Top 50 most played artists over the past 50 years,

Chris Rock at Mohegan Sun Arena Saturday, April 22nd 201  8:00pm Tickets are$119, $89 & $69

Chris Rock

Plainridge – Revolution Lounge Sunday Special – Nostalgic music of different genres.  Our pick this month is STEELS N’ KEYS, SUNDAY, APRIL 23, 3PM-7PM  With more than 50 original Caribbean jazz and pop compositions to their credit, PANORAMIC VIEW creates art that overlays the warmth from the islands with the warmth in our souls. Steel pan music is a culture. It’s the band’s vision to connect the island styles to their own cultures.  Plainridge has bands of various types every Friday & Saturday night Click here for listing

Go out and enjoy the fine talent on display in our New England Casinos.