June Promotions & Events at New England Casinos

June is bustin’ out all over in New England’s Casinos. Promotions, Events and more.

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:  Connecticut – Foxwoods Resort/Casino & Mohegan Sun Resort/Casino; Rhode IslandNewport Grand & Twin River Hotel/Casino; MassachusettsPlainridge Park Casino & Raceway, MGM Springfield & Wynn Boston Harbor; Maine –  Oxford Casino & Hollywood Bangor Hotel, Casino & Raceway.

 

SECTIONS BELOW INCLUDE include  GAMBLING PROMOTIONS & EVENTS, FESTIVALS, & ENTERTAINMENT


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GAMBLING PROMOTIONS & EVENTS 

FOXWOODS RESORT CASINO 

BLOW THE LID OFF SUMMER – Win a Ford Mustang GT. EARN ENTRIES | JUNE 1 – 29. Simply play your favorite Slots, Table Games, Poker, Keno and Race Book with your Foxwoods Rewards card. For every 2 (two) Rewards Points earned, receive 1 (one) entry into the drawing.

Liquid Sundays are Back! – The Northeast’s Biggest Pool Party Is Back. Foxwoods Liquid Sundays is the only outdoor Vegas-style pool party in the Northeast, happening every Sunday throughout the summer. Click on the link for more information – cabana & day bed prices, special dates and more.

Foxwoods ♥ Connecticut – Residency has its privileges. Exclusive offers for CT residents, including

  • WIN ONE OF 20 FREE HOTEL SUITES | JUNE 3, 10, 17, & 24 • 3PM – Make the trip to Foxwoods for your chance to win! Simply opt in at any Foxwoods Rewards location June 1 – 24.
  • EARN TO WIN, JUNE 9 – 12 – Register at any Foxwoods Rewards locations and earn 2 Foxwoods Rewards Points from Saturday, June 9 through Monday, June 11. On June 12, at 7pm, 10 Winners will win exclusive gifts!EARN TO WIN | JUNE 9 – 12
  • HOT SEAT | JUNE 15 • 12PM – 8PM – A winner every hour! Simply play your favorite slots or table games with your Foxwoods Rewards card. Every hour, one lucky Connecticut resident will win $2,000 cash! Reservations required, check in at any Foxwoods Rewards location to qualify.
  • STONY CREEK BREWERY DAY | JUNE 22 – How about a beer? Grab a cold one when one of Connecticut’s biggest breweries takes over Foxwoods. Stay tuned for the opening of Stony Creek’s newest location, right here at Foxwoods.

Extreme Adventures – Step away from the excitement of the casino and experience the Thrill Of It All. Climb to the top of the Fox Tower and Fly like never before, Race through tight turns, or Walk through the beautifully tranquil Connecticut woods.

150th Belmont Stakes – Advance wagering starts June 8th; Race celebration June 9th.

Hot Seat SweepstakesSaturday, June 16 • Noon – 8:00 PM

Beach Ball Hot Seat – Friday, June 29 • 2:00 PM – 10:00 PM

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


MOHEGAN SUN

Bright Lights Giveaway – Now until Sunday, June 24th. Swipe your Momentum card once a day at any promotional kiosk and you could be bursting with excitement with Momentum Dollars or up to $1,000 in FREE SLOT PLAY. 

40 YEARS OF FUN RESORTS ATLANTIC CITY GIVEAWAY – Friday, June 1st 2018, 6:00am. Daily until Saturday, June 30th 2018

VIRTUAL RACING – Saturday, June 9th 2018, 5:00pm & 8pm. Simply earn at least one Status Point while playing your favorite slot machines during the hour prior to each Virtual Race to be eligible. Choose the winning horse on the Mohegan Sun Circuit and win your share of $5,000 IN FREE SLOT PLAY!

Belmont Stakes Party – SATURDAY, JUNE 9TH, Doors open at 11:00am, Uncas Ballroom

DOUBLE MOMENTUM DOLLARS & DOUBLE STATUS POINTS – Friday, June 10th – Play your favorite slots, table games or wager in Race Book from 6:00am to Midnight.

Flag Day Pin Giveaway June 14th, 9:00am

STATUS POINT MAYHEM – Friday, June 22nd 2018, 6:00am. Give your Momentum status a huge boost with Status Point multipliers that randomly change throughout the day – earning you anywhere from 2X – 5X Status Points. Each multiplier is guaranteed to occur at least twice. Play your favorite slots from 6:00am – Midnight.

TRIPLE MOMENTUM STATUS POINTS – Friday, June 29th – Play your favorite slots, table games or wager in Race Book from 6:00am to Midnight. Excludes Status Points earned in the Poker Room

HOT SUMMER FUN BEACH MAT GIVEAWAY – Saturday, June 30th 2018 9:00AM

ONGOING PROMOTIONS – Forever Young Mondays, TURN 21 AT MOHEGAN SUN


NEWPORT GRAND   

$160K Free Slot Play Sweepstakes WIN: Fridays & Saturdays in June (8, 9, 15, 16, 22, 23, 29 & 30) from 1pm-7:20pm; 4 winners every 20 minutes wins $250 in Free Slot Play

$117,500 Free Play Hot Seat Giveaway – $117,500 Free Play Hot Seat Giveaway
WIN: Daily Now to June 30 from 12PM-9PM; 1 winner every hour wins $250 in Free Slot Play


HOLLYWOOD BANGOR

HOLLYWOOD CASINO IS PLEASED TO OFFER MAINE’S ONLY LIVE POKER ROOM offering Limit and No-Limit Texas Hold’em, Omaha, and 7-Card Stud are currently available based on player demand and availability. Click HERE for the Poker Calendar of Events.

QUEEN OF HEARTS PROGRESSIVE – Match the winning card picked Fridays and Saturdays in June (except June 30th) at Hollywood Casino Bangor and you could win Free SlotPlay and a chance to find the queen of hearts.

Midweek Moolah – We’re giving away $50 in Free SlotPlay every 10 minutes between 6PM – 9PM on Wednesdays.

MUSTANG MADNESS – Earn entries to win a 2018 Ford Mustang car by playing your favorite slots now untilJune 30, 2018, at Hollywood Casino in Bangor.

VIP CONCERT EXPERIENCE – Tuesdays & Thursdays, YOU COULD WIN VIP TICKETS, A FREE NIGHT IN OUR HOTEL, $50 IN DINING AND A LIMO RIDE TO AND FROM THE CONCERT!

ONGOING PROMOS:  BIRTHDAY BASH – Fridays 8AM – MIDNIGHT ;  Every Monday Play One Hour, Eat Free at Hops House 99, 50 PLUS REWARDS KIOSK– Every Sunday 1PM – 4PM


OXFORD CASINO

Twin Lobster Buffet – Thursday, June 28, 2018. 3:00pm – 9:00pm, $42.95 per person
Reservations required. Call 207-539-6705 to make your reservation today!

Prime Rib Buffet, Every Friday from 4:00PM to 10:00PM $24.95 per person, and every Saturday from 5:00PM to 9:00PM

Weekend Breakfast Buffets, Every Saturday and Sunday from 8:30am-Noon. $12.95 per person

Blazing Sevens Blackjack Progressive – an exciting new optional blackjack progressive bet that wins based on how many Sevens the player receives in their hand.

ONGOING PROMOTIONS2018 Birthday Bash, SATURDAYSuper 6SUNDAY16X Multiplier  TUESDAY – 15X Multiplier WEDNESDAY15X Multiplier & Seniors Day ; THURSDAY – Missile Madness.FRIDAYHigh 5 


PLAINRIDGE PARK CASINO & RACEWAY

ENTER TO WIN – Every Wednesday, 4PM-8PM. Earn 500 points every Wednesday, and check in at the Revolution Lounge and qualify to win. 5 Winners of $200 Free SlotPlay every 30 minutes from 4:30PM-8PM.

ONGOING PROMOTIONS:  P OF CLUBS Fridays from 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,  Play Up To $500 Sign Up Bonus


FESTIVALS & SPECIAL EVENTS

Summer Concert Series at the Darling Waterfront Pavillion is walking distance from Bangor Hollywood Casino.

June 2nd & 3rd – SUN BBQ FEST PRESENTED BY KING’S HAWAIIAN at Mohegan Sun

June 9th & 10th – Wheel of Fortune Contest Auditions – At Foxwoods, Grand Theater. Shows will begin at 1:00 PM, 2:30 PM, and 4:00 PM

June 20th – 23rd – Barrett-Jackson, The World’s Greatest Collector Car Auctions, Earth Expo Center, Mohegan Sun

June 30, July 1 – ComiCONN 2018 at Foxwoods, Premier Ballroom.


SPORTING EVENTS

June 2nd – CES Boxing presents The Future of Boxing at Fox Theater, 6:00PM

June 9th – World Fighting Championships 89 at Fox Theater, 7:00PM

June 9th – WNBA: Connecticut Sun vs. Minnesota Lynx, at Mohegan Sun Arena, 2:00PM

June 13th – WNBA: CT Sun vs Washington Mystics, at Mohegan Sun Arena, 7:00PM

June 15th – CES MMA Boxing at Event Center, Twin River, 7:00PM

June 27th – WNBA: CT Sun vs Indiana Fever, at Mohegan Sun Arena, 7:00PM

June 30th – STAR BOXING PRESENTS “SLUGFEST AT THE SUN” at Mohegan Sun Arena, 7:30pm

July 11th – WNBA: CT Sun vs New York Liberty, at Mohegan Sun Arena, 11:30AM

July 13th – WNBA: CT Sun vs Phoenix Mercury, at Mohegan Sun Arena, 7:00PM


Darling Waterfront Concert Venue, Bangor Maine.

Click Here for schedule.  Summer Concert Series at the Darling Waterfront Pavillion is walking distance from Bangor Hollywood Casino

ENTERTAINMENT

HEADLINERS

June 1st – Katt Williams at the Grand Theater, Foxwoods, 8:00PM

June 1st – Slayer at Mohegan Sun Arena, 8:00PM

June 1st – Russell Dickerson at the Wolf Den, Mohegan Sun, 8:00PM (free)

June 2nd – Ace Aceto’s Royal Flush Comedy at Newport Grand Event Center, 9:00PM (free)

June 7th – Flo Rida at Mohegan Sun Arena, 8:00PM (After Party10:00pm at VISTA Lounge)

June 8th – Vance Joy at Mohegan Sun Arena, 7:30PM

June 8th – The Wallflowers at the Wolf Den, Mohegan Sun, 8:00PM (free)

June 9th – Bon Jersey (“A Tribute to Bon Jovi “) at Newport Grand Event Center, 9:00PM (free)

June 15th – TIM MCGRAW & FAITH HILL at Mohegan Sun Arena, 7:30PM

June 15th – Herman’s Hermits at the Wolf Den, Mohegan Sun, 8:00PM (free)

June 15th – A Night of Funk & Soul: with Kool & the Gang, Morris Day & the Time, Cameo at the Grand Theater, Foxwoods, 8:00PM

June 15th – Deon Cole at the Fox Theater, Foxwoods, 8:00PM

June 16th – Bob Marley at the Fox Theater, Foxwoods, 8:00PM

June 16th – The Great Escape- “A Tribute to Journey” at Newport Grand Event Center, 9:00PM (free)

June 16th – Aaron Lewis at the Grand Theater, Foxwoods, 8:00PM

June 17th – Victor Manuelle at the Grand Theater, Foxwoods, 7:00PM

June 17th – David Foster & The Mohegan Sun All-Stars at the Wolf Den, Mohegan Sun, 7:00PM (free)

June 23rd – Joel McHale at the Fox Theater, Foxwoods, 7:00PM

June 23rd – Jammin’ “A Tribute to Bob Marley” at Newport Grand Event Center, 9:00PM (free)

June 23rd – Robert Cray Band at the Wolf Den, Mohegan Sun, 8:00PM (free)

June 23rd – JEFF ROSS & DAVE ATTELL: BUMPING MICS, PRESENTED BY COMIX, Sky Convention Center And Uncas Ballroom at Mohegan Sun, 8:00PM

June 27 – July 1st – Mindfreak Live! Starring Criss Angel, Fox Theater, Foxwoods. Check here for numerous times and dates.

June 28th – Pitbull at Mohegan Sun Arena, 8:00PM

June 29th – Barenaked Ladies at Mohegan Sun Arena, 7:30PM

June 29th – Tower of Power & Average White Band at Twin River Event Center, 7:00PM

June 29th & 30th – Reba McEntire at the Grand Theater, Foxwoods, 8:00PM

June 30th – Charo at the Wolf Den, Mohegan Sun, 8:00PM (free)

July 3rd – U2 at Mohegan Sun Arena, 8:00PM

June 6th – ROBERT RANDOLPH & THE FAMILY BAND at the Wolf Den, Mohegan Sun, 8:00PM (free)

July 7th – Jerry Seinfeld at the Grand Theater, Foxwoods, 8:00PM

July 7th – THE OFF COLOR COMEDY TOUR, PRESENTED BY COMIX at Mohegan Sun Arena, 8:00PM

July 7th – Chris D’Elia: Follow the Leader 2018 Tour at the Fox Theater, Foxwoods, 8:00PM & 10:45PM

July 7th – Little Anthony & the Imperials at the Wolf Den, Mohegan Sun, 8:00PM (free)

July 7th – Creedence Clearwater Revisited at Twin River Event Center, 7:00PM

July 8th – Steely Dan & the Doobie Bros. at Mohegan Sun Arena, 7:30PM

July 13th – #YES50: Celebrating 50 Years of YES at the Grand Theater, Foxwoods, 8:00PM

July 14th – Steve Miller and Peter Frampton at the Grand Theater, Foxwoods, 8:00PM

July 14th – Chicago Total Access – “A Tribute to Chicago” at Newport Grand Event Center, 9:00PM (free)

July 15th – Britney Spears at Mohegan Sun Arena, 7:30PM

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

Newport Grand offers Free shows by Tribute bands  almost every weekend.  Click HERE for schedule.

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.


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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.



Cinco de Mayo

Cinco de Mayo & Kentucky Derby on the same day? You betcha!  Yesterday we covered Kentucky Derby Celebrations.  Today, we check out Cinco de Mayo at Mohegan Sun, Foxwoods, Hollywood Bangor and Twin River Casino’s Tequila & Rum Festival.

Mohegan Sun

Sol Toro

For the entire week of May 1st – 5th, Sol Toro Mexican Cantina is celebrating Cinco de Mayo with specials daily.  While Monday – Wednesday is done, there’s still Thursday thru Saturday!

  • Thirsty Thursday – Buy one beer, get one free. 
  • Fuego Friday – Can you take the heat? Defeat the infamous Cinco Chiles Burrito (As seen on Modern Marvels.)
  • Cinco de Drinko Saturday – Celebrate like a boss with our $75 High Roller Margarita. Don Julio Real, Grand Marnier Centenaire, Agave, and Fresh Squeezed Lime Juice.
  • Don’t forget a Rock n’ Roll Dueling Piano show on Friday, May 6th at 9:00pm. 

Geno’s Pub

Party on May 5th at Geno’s Pub with a featured Blue Point Beer Dinner from 7:00pm – 9:00pm, just $50.00 per person


Foxwoods – Raising the Cinco de Mayo Bar!

Cinco de Mayo Pub Crawl

Located across the vast property that is Foxwoods on May 5th with ticket prices only $10, the Annual Cinco de Mayo Pub Crawl is back. It all kicks off at 6PM at the The Celebration Zone on the Retail Concourse of the Great Cedar hotel and culminates at Centrale Fox Tower.

Guests 21+ can enjoy beverage specials and have a chance to win great prizes that include Foxwoods show tickets.

 

PRIZE RAFFLE • 10PM • CENTRALE FOX TOWER

FOOD & DRINK SPECIALS

Cedars Steakhouse & Oyster Bar Lounge
Crispy Pork Belly Tacos • $18 no wrist band | $8 with wrist band
Fiesta Nachos • $18 no wrist band | $8 with wrist band
Grilled Margarita Glazed Chicken Wings • $15 no wrist band | $8 with wrist band

Celebration Zone, Great Cedar Concourse
Tequila or No Mas Sunrise • $12 no wrist band | $8 with wrist band

Centrale Biergarten
Corona Extra • $7 no wrist band | $5 with wrist band

Centrale Fox Tower
Paloma • $13 no wrist band | $8 with wrist band

Concourse Carts
Jell-O Shots • $4 no wrist band | $3 with wrist band

David Burke Prime
“Cinco de Marko”, Grilled Outskirt Steak, Dry Aged Steak Quesadilla

Festival Buffet
Taco/Nacho Bar, Chicken Fajitas, Mexican Style Black Beans, Chili-Cumin BBQ Pork Ribs, Yellow Squash & Chipotle Pepper, Mexican Rice, Beef Empanadas

Halo Bar
Grapefruit Tequila Slammer • $12 no wrist band | $8 with wrist band

Hard Rock Cafe
Milagro Tequila Margarita • $5 with wrist band

Junior’s
Bloody Maria, Mexican Fruit Sangria, Jalapeno Coronita Margarita, Espresso Mocha Martini
Quesadilla • $7, Nachos • $8, Taquitos • $8

Live@Atrium Bar & Lounge
Cabo Cocktail • $12 no wrist band | $8 with wrist band

PLAY Bar, Great Cedar Casino
Patron Margarita • $12 no wrist band | $8 with wrist band

Sports Bar at The Ultimate Race Book
Corona Extra • $7 no wrist band | $5 with wrist band

Veranda Café
Taco Pizza • $14 no wrist band | $8 with wrist band
Shrimp Quesadilla • $16 no wrist band | $8 with wrist band

The Bar at VUE 24
Roasted Pork Belly • $18 no wrist band | $8 with wrist band

10% Off All Food At Participating Locations with Wrist Band:


Hollywood Bangor

$25,000 Cinco De Mayo Giveaway

$10,000 Grand Prize.  2-7PM on May 5th. Use your Marquee Rewards Card to be eligible for free slot play and the Grand Prize


Twin River Casino

Tequila & Rum Festival

Hosted by Twin River Casino in Lincoln, RI, the 4th Annual Tequila & Rum Festival, is a great way to celebrate Cinco de Mayo. Sample tequilas and rums from around the world. Enjoy live entertainment, food pairings and seminars. This 21+ event will be at the Event Center at Twin River Casino from 2 – 5pm. Tickets are $45. Click here to purchase tickets and for information.

Wynn & MGM Rumors Abound in Massachusetts

Matt Maddox (left & Steve Wynn (right) courtesy of CNBC

Wynn Resorts new CEO Matt Maddox reported on CNBC Wednesday that “Boston’s not up for sale. What Boston represents for us is a good growth opportunity……I like that market. I found that land. I pursued that deal. I entered the agreement with the host community five years ago. I liked that market then, I like that market now.”

Rumors have been spreading daily over the two new casinos in Massachusetts.  It all started when Steve Wynn, then CEO of Wynn Resorts, Wynn, was accused of demanding sexual favors from female employees over the last three decades. Since these allegations became public, and his resignation as Wynn Resorts chairman and CEO on Feb. 6, a firestorm of speculation has whirled around Everett, MA.,  spreading to Springfield, MA and even Connecticut’s tribal casinos.

MGM BOSTON HARBOR?

MassLive reported that “gaming officials are exploring the sale of Wynn Boston Harbor, with MGM Resorts International as a top candidate to purchase the project.”  MGM Resorts International has been urged on by John DeCree of Union Gaming stating “purchasing Wynn Boston Harbor could result in a double-digit increase in return on investment for MGM than their casino project in Springfield.”  But state gaming regulations only allow a casino operator to hold more than one gaming license in Massachusetts.  Selling their MGM Springfield project would then be necessary to purchase the Wynn property in Everett.

MORE RUMORS

Meanwhile, back in Springfield, MGM this week has reported a new opening date – earlier than the previously announced late September.  MGM Springfield is now prepared to open (mark your calendars!) August 24th, 2018.  This report is not a rumor, but will the casino in Springfield be owned by MGM by that time?

With a series of “what-ifs” and “thens,” check out this possible 5+ step scenario:

  • 1. MGM purchases Wynn Boston Harbor, becoming MGM Boston Harbor
  • 2. MGM sells Springfield casino.
  • 3A. Mohegan Sun buys Springfield, becoming Mohegan Sun Springfield (the Mohegan tribe lost out to Wynn for the Boston license with their proposal in Revere. or
  • 3B. MMCT Joint venture between the Pequot & Mohegan tribes in CT change it’s prospective 3rd CT casino in South Windsor to Springfield, MA.
  • 3C. The prospective 3rd CT casino in South Windsor continues as a joint venture between the Pequot & Mohegan tribes in CT
  • 4. The prospective 3rd CT casino in South Windsor is not built, leaving Foxwoods out of the mix, until….
  • 5. Connecticut opens bidding for Bridgeport Casino, as Foxwoods & MGM become prime suitors to battle it out for the NYC market.

It seems like fun to make these rumored projections, much like a mock draft on Draft Day.  But it isn’t fun and games for the city of Springfield. MA. Casino opponents in Springfield always warned that “something like this could happen with MGM’s track record.”

MGM Springfield

Remember when this beautiful tower was going to enhance the Springfield skyline?

AND WHAT ABOUT SPRINGFIELD?

According to MassLive, “Mayor Domenic J. Sarno said Friday he has been assured by the top executives of MGM Resorts International and MGM Springfield that it remains committed to building a first-class resort casino in the city, despite unconfirmed reports that the company is in discussions to purchase the under-construction Wynn Resorts casino in Everett.” Residents have made it known that they need MGM for its economic and jobs promises. Some note that MGM has already changed its plans when they changed the 30-story hotel tower and decreased the casino floor.

Other residents have noted that businesses have been reluctant to break ground in Springfield to accompany the opening of MGM Springfield.

MGM has stated, “We do not comment on rumors or speculations around transactions. We remain fully committed to the opening and success of MGM Springfield.”  But it is the Boston market that will pay the most dividends.  Springfield has always been, to some, a questionably lucrative project.

CONCLUSION

Many events would have to happen in order for Wynn Boston Harbor to become MGM Boston Harbor. The summer will prove to be interesting, as state legislatures business is coming to a halt soon in both states, putting a hold on possibilities.  Besides the Wynn Boston Harbor mess and the MMCT situation in CT, sports-betting is also on the table in Massachusetts, Connecticut, and Rhode Island.

For Springfield’s sake, I hope the next throw of the dice isn’t “snake-eyes!”

Binbin