New England Casino Lounges & Nightclubs

New England Casinos offer large venues for the best entertainment in the country. But, don’t forget the New England Casino Lounges & Nightclubs (except Oxford Casino in Maine) as well. The diversity of bars, lounges and smaller stages provides something for everyone.

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So, check out the smaller venues of nightlife.  From high energy EDM to laid back duos, you’ll find it all.



While this casino thing is fairly new in the Pilgrim State, Plainridge Park has gotten into a successful rhythm and rotation. Now, Encore raises the nightclub bar to compete with an already vibrant club scene in Boston.

Encore Boston Harbor nightclub "Memoire"

Encore Boston Harbor nightclub “Memoire” courtesy Boston Globe

  • Encore Boston Harbor Nightlife – Memoire – “unparalleled nightlife fantasy experience with top-tier DJ talent and a sophisticated environment.”
  • MGM Springfield – Commonwealth Bar & Lounge
  • Plainridge Park Casino – the Revolution Lounge offers entertainment on the weekends. The Loft presents a few comedic and musical performances throughout each month.


Both tribal casinos tweak their clubs and lounges.  For example, Mohegan Sun’s closed Myst AND the Casino of the Winds. Consequently, they added nouvelleShrine at Foxwoods is the most famous club in New England since it opened when MGM partnered with Foxwoods.  And where can you see name entertainment for free like The Wolf Den.  The answer is – nowhere.

Shrine – One of the Best Night Clubs on the East Coast


Soundstage Lounge, Hollywood, Bangor

Soundstage Lounge, Hollywood, Bangor


Although the Lighthouse Lounge has been under the radar for years, it offers excellent and similar entertainment to Mohegan’s Wolf Den – minus the headliners.

Lighthouse Bar Twin River

Lighthouse Bar Twin River

  • Tiverton offers duos 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

So, have a relaxing night of fun and drinks at these smaller stages. Or dress to nines for that high energy night club experience.  Either way, New England and small venue entertainment is waiting for you.


This Week in New England Casinos

Back Again! This Week in New England Casinos!

Every Monday, NETG will take a look atThis Week in New England Casinos.” News, promotions, concerts and tips for your week at the casinos.  Want to see a show?  Want to know which promotion might spark a casino visit? Well, every week we’ll start it off for you. The possibilities might just be endless! So, as you sit down, read the paper and plan your week. Consider NETimeGambling as your go-to casino resource. 


In Massachusetts

A. Richard Schuster presented Encore Boston Harbor with a class-action suit for cheating last week. However, the Massachusetts Gaming Commission disagreed. Consequently, a preliminary investigation found that Encore Boston Harbor’s casino operations were compliant with state gambling laws. According to CasinoNewsDaily,  “Schuster said that while playing blackjack at the recently opened casino, he expected to be paid out at 3-2 odds. But, he was eventually paid out at 6-5 odds. Usually, traditional blackjack pays players out at 3-2. However, under Massachusetts’ gaming laws local casinos are allowed to pay players at 6-5 odds as long as they fulfill certain other regulatory requirements.”

In Connecticut

John J. James has been named the new President and CEO of Foxwoods Resort Casino. James currently serves as Chief Operating Officer for Morongo Casino Resort & Spa located in Cabazon, California.  He will be taking the helm at Foxwoods beginning August 12. James succeeds Felix D. Rappaport, whose untimely death in June of 2018 left Foxwoods without a CEO.  As a result, Chairman Rodney Butler took over as the resort’s interim CEO shortly thereafter. James has over 25 years of highly successful Native American gaming resort operations experience.  Thus, James is uniquely positioned to lead Foxwoods into its next evolution.

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Promotions This Week in New England Casinos

FoxwoodsFoxwoods 301 Giveaway –  Earn Entries • June 1 – 29; Weekly Drawings • Thursdays, 7:00 PM. Grand Prize Drawing • June 30, 7:00 PM, $1,000,000 Slot Tournament PLAY YOUR WAY TO LAS VEGAS. Daily Winners • July 1 – August 20 • 12pm – 6pm. Grand Finale • September 1 • 4pm – 6pm. Spin Zone in Great Cedar Casino,  Adam Levine Slot Promotion, JULY 17 • 4PM – 6PM • GREAT CEDAR CASINO 

Hollywood Bangor –  Early Bird, August 3. Earn Free SlotPlay based on your tier.  Special Hotel DEALS & DISCOUNTS

MGM SpringfieldMGM Millions – May 27 to July 27Tier Credit Multiplier Tuesday in July, Spin & Win – Wednesdays in July, Summer Celebration Swipe & WinThursdays in July, Over Under – Fridays in July


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Oxford Hotel & CasinoEarn Free Dinner Buffet – Tuesdays, Thursdays, & Saturday, SATURDAY – Super 6,  TUESDAY – 15X Multiplier,  WEDNESDAY – 15X Multiplier & Seniors Day,  THURSDAY – Score 4, FRIDAY –  Mega High 5 

Plainridge Park Casino – MYCHOICE® GOLD – Wednesdays, SUNDAY SLOTPLAY DRAWINGS – JULY 28; P of Diamonds Fridays

Tiverton Casino & Hotel, Tiverton, RI – $80,000 Sizzling Slot Tournament Saturdays 

EVENTS & Concerts

July 24 – CT Sun  vs NY Liberty, Mohegan Sun Arena 11:30PM

July 23The Sunshine Tour: Pablo Cruise, Orleans & Firefall at Twin River Event Center, 8:00pm

July 25Motor City Live at Twin River Event Center, 7:00pm

July 26Godsmack at Mohegan Sun Arena, 8:00PM; Everclear at Wolf Den, Mohegan Sun Arena, 8:00PM (free)

July 26 & 27Reba McEntire at the Grand Theater, Foxwoods, 8:00PM

July 27Big Bad Voodoo Daddy at Wolf Den, Mohegan Sun Arena, 8:00PM (free)

July 28Jeffrey Osborne Celebrity Classic All Star Comedy Explosion – at Twin River Event Center, 8:00pm; Ben Folds and the Violent Femmes at Mohegan Sun Arena, 7:30PM; Aaron Lewis: State I’m In Tour at the Grand Theater, Foxwoods, 7:00PM

July 30 – CT Sun  vs Chicago Sky, Mohegan Sun Arena 7:00PM


Have a great week!


Massachusetts Casino Specs and History

BRIEF Massachusetts Gambling History

Massachusetts Casino Specs and History is an updated graph of property facts. Today, we also look back at how the Pilgrim state got to this point. Encore Boston Harbor has opened. MGM Springfield will be celebrating one year at the end of  with the summer.  By the way, Plainridge Park Casino is celebrating its 4th year of operation. So, how did the Commonwealth get here?

Plainnridge Park Casino & Raceway Entrance Entrance

What a difference from 400  years ago. Those new settlers who appeared on Plymouth Rock were not looking for the nearest casino.  Most Puritans disapproved of the numerous lotteries they in England, or any type of gambling.

According to,  “As an original colony, Massachusetts has a long history with gaming, going back to the days before it was a state.” Lottery and raffle revenue at least partially built Harvard University, the Massachusetts State House, and that famous memorial to Plymouth Rock.

In 2011, Governor Deval Patrick signed the Expanded Gaming Act into law. The Massachusetts Gaming Commission would oversee the new law which would add 3 casinos and a slots parlor. “Through the establishment of new gaming facilities, the Expanded Gaming Act will create new jobs,. In addition, it will generate new revenue for the Commonwealth, and contribute to the economic growth of the local economy.”

Current Legal Types Of Gambling

Casino Gaming is now complete with three casinos. But more casinos were planned.  Massachusetts Sen. Michael Brady asked the MGC to reconsider a proposed casino in Brockton, a project it rejected three years ago. Brockton, like Springfield, is desperate for jobs and revenue.

In May, Channel 10 News out of Providence reported some movement on the Wampanoag casino “First Light.” For more information, check out House approves bill to aid Taunton casino bid by Mashpee Wampanoag tribe.

First Light

First Light Resort Casino, Wampanoag Tribe, Taunton

Wampanoag Community Center and Future Bingo Hall gets new life.

Similarly, the Aquinnah Wampanoag tribe on Martha’s Vineyard started construction on a small class II casino. The U.S. Supreme Court declined to take up a legal challenge from the state and town. Subsequently, work on the Aquinnah Cliffs Casino began in February. However, the latest recent dispute by residents in May halted construction.

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Online Casinos / Sports Betting. Pari-mutuel (pooled) betting on Horses is allowed, though greyhound racing was banned back in 2009. Massachusetts lawmakers are debating whether to allow sports betting.  Gov. Charlie Baker favors legalization that would allow adults over 21 to bet on professional sports teams. This may be a long way away. History tells us that concerning gambling, Massachusetts always wants to “get it right.”

Lottery Betting: The Commonwealth established The Massachusetts State Lottery in 1971. It was in response to the need for revenues for the 351 cities and towns of the commonwealth.  Over the last 45 years, Massachusetts has grown to become one of the most successful lotteries in the nation.

Mass Lottery – a mainstay in Massachusetts Gambling

Bingo Games: Yes, it is available under charitable gaming. Bingo type games are known as ‘Beano’ in Massachusetts.

Massachusetts Casino Specs

Below, you will find a comparison of all three Massachusetts casinos properties. We hope you enjoy our Massachusetts Casino Specs and History.

Mass Casino Specs