New Year’s Eve at Foxwoods Resort

It’s New Year’s time again.  Get your voice ready for “Auld Lang Syne.” make sure your sweetie is ready for kissing at midnight, chill the champagne, and get the correct channel on the tube to watch the ball drop – it’s New Year’s Eve!

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FOXWOODS RESORT CASINO, Mashantucket CT

New Year’s Weekend Poker –  December 28 to January 1st. $120,000 GUARANTEED

Year End Bingo Celebration – SATURDAY, DECEMBER 29. Doors Open at 7:00AM • Games Begin at 10:30AM.  $7,500 Regular Games • 2 $50,000 Mini-Super Jackpots • $150,000 Guaranteed Super Jackpot Coverall. Bonus Door Prize • 10 Tickets to St. Patrick’s Day Bingo. Earn 2X Rewards Points. $150 Admission includes free next day admission for Sunday, December 30, complimentary buffet coupon, and T-Shirt.

$2,019 Hot Seat – WIN $2,019 EACH HOUR, SUNDAY, DECEMBER 30 • 12PM – 7PM

High Rollers NYE Party – Tickets $20, Starts at 9:00. includes champagne toast & Music by DJ John Cardona

Scorpion Bar NYE Party – Tickets $50 with DJ Jay Spring. Starts at 9:00

Shrine New Year’s Eve 2019 – Tickets $60 – $5000. Music by DJ JD. Ticket prices represent different packages as well.

Sugar Factory New Year’s Eve – Music begins at 10pm. Last seating at 2:15am. Champagne will be available for purchase. No Cover.

Stony Creek Brewery

New Years Rooftop Party at Stony Creek Brewery – Tickets $99. All-inclusive party with The Funky Dawgs Brass Band! Tickets include General Admission with an open bar package. Open Bar (9pm – 1am) includes draft beer, wine, cocktails and soft drinks. Starts at 10:00.

New Year’s Eve at Centrale – $20 COVER, DJ KG is spinning the music. VIP Booths | $50 Per Person – Get Your Booth Before They Are Gone!

Hard Rock New Year’s Eve 2019 – Tickets are  $30 | $35 | $275 | $325. The doors will open at 10pm. Tickets are $30 in advance and $35 at the door. VIP Booths are on the main floor directly in all the action. Music provided by Red Light

New Year’s Eve Ball Drop – Grand Pequot Rotunda. Free to the Public.

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Foxwoods Trip Report – 3X Multiplier, Play Bar & David Burke Prime

Foxwoods Resort Casino

As reported this week, there are many multiplier point offers monthly at New England’s Casinos. So, NETG visited Foxwoods Friday. with Triple Points in mind. Here is our Trip Report, but first,  check out our recent post about the other multiplier days this month:

New England Casinos Offer Multiplier Days

The Strategy 

When planning a trip to a casino to take advantage of multiplier point days, it’s good to have a strategy. Bert and I had a plan with a limited bankroll – start with slots, and if it goes south, Video Poker at the bar is the way to lengthen our time played. Remember, the casino is still looking for your ADT – Average Daily Theoretical – which means bet and time must still equal a usual play or more to show your worth to the casino staff. A quick play on a multiplier day may add points faster, but it will still show as a quick gambling day.

Before Bert arrived, my slot play was played out quickly – no bonuses, no big payouts, and definitely no fun. So, when Bert arrived, I was busy at my favorite poker bar at Foxwoods in the Great Cedar Casino – Play Bar, with my favorite bartenders Catherine, Tammy & Steve.

Besides having great service, the quality of drinks is better.  For example, Grey Goose Vodka & Club soda is comped, but in the Fox Casino at Centrale Bar, you pay an extra dollar.  Sure it’s a little thing, but the music is also geared toward boomers and includes TV monitors.  Besides, with a limited bankroll, that dollar can be used toward the tip for appreciation.

Super Times Pays is a favorite Video Poker game with a random multiplier assigned to all hands.

The video poker is decent but not great VP plays. By comparison, it’s the 2nd best video poker in New England behind Mohegan Sun.  There are  two types a bartops around the bar – Superstar II , with many VP games, keno, single line poker, slots, etc & Gamemaker – single line VP.  I suggest the best VP play for low rollers with the fun factor is Spin Poker & Double Spin Poker with  9/5 DDB and 8/5 JOB at the nickel denomination. Both machines also offer 8/5 JOB & 9/5 DDB Single line VP.  Factor in the Grey Goose and you have a decent play – especially on Triple Point Day. We both played about 3 1/2 hours with ups and downs, with a quad here and a quad there. Once I hit four Aces with a 5X Super Spin Multiplier, which kept treading water easier and a lot more fun.

DINNER TIME

The Wine Tower at David Burke’s Prime

By 6:00PM, it was time to eat, so we mosied to David Burke Prime on the lower level of the Grand Pequot Tower. It’s famous for some of the world’s finest steaks, aged in an on-premises patented salt-brick aging room, as well as the 3,000-bottle wine tower, the THE PRIME TOWERS of seafood appetizers, and it’s Clothesline Bacon 19 – extra thick-cut candied bacon, with black pepper & maple glaze. When visiting, ask about their different “at-the-table” experiences as well.

Mmmmmm….Popovers!

The staff and service is extraordinary, and the opening Popovers are incredible light and delicious. We decided on two entree’s – Stonington Scallops, with chorizo, risotto sweet potato hash,& togarashi citrus sauce.

Stonington Scallops

Bert absolutely loved the different tastes which came together effortlessly. I had the Double-Cut Berkshire Pork Chop with firecracker apple sauce and a side of roasted asparagus large enough for both of us to enjoy and still bring some home. The bill was under $$90 for fabulous cuisine, extremely attentive staff and a feeling of a high level restaurant completely away from the bells and whistles of any casino.

The Porkchop was huge! I dove in before taking a picture!

It was an enjoyable way to take advantage of the one Multiplier Day at Foxwoods. I believe they will offer another in January. Watch all of our 8 casinos the their promotions right here at NETimeGamblingYour  COMPLETE RESOURCE FOR THE RECREATIONAL GAMBLER featuring the Casinos of New England.

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Laughter Is The Best Medicine – Comedy Clubs at New England’s Casinos

George Carlin

From a young age, I knew I loved listening to stand-up comedians. My interest in the 60’s & 70’s was highlighted by the antics of Steve Martin, George Carlin & Robin Williams ( I used to watch”Mork and Mindy” every Thursday night!) The 1970’s saw the birth of the comedy club, and it took America by storm. Stand up comedy has had it’s ups and downs in popularity, but continues to be part of a casino’s entertainment portfolio.

Yes, it was the 1970’s that sparked the birth of comedy clubs. Comedy acts had become big business in Las Vegas in competition with all the top headliners of the day. Since the 50’s, Las Vegas fought for the best comedians as part of the new Vegas nightlife, such as Red Foxx, Jerry Lewis, Bill Cosby, and Don Rickels. Joan Rivers and George Burns, to name a few.

The Birth of the Comedy Club

But it was the 70’s that allowed for an entertainment list of just comedians at a night club. Buildings were built, or renovated, to house performances for young and old comic performers.

ThoughtCo.com Patrick Bromley is cited as saying, “On both coasts, new clubs were opening that allowed comics to get in front of audiences every night of the week. In New York City, clubs like The Improv, which had been open since 1963, and Catch a Rising Star, which appeared on the scene in 1972, provided nightly showcases for both new and established comedians….. On the West Coast, The Comedy Store opened in 1972 in West Hollywood. It was successful enough that two more locations were opened by 1976. A West Coast branch of The Improv also opened in 1975.”

Since the ’70’s, Comedy clubs have made their way into casinos around the country. Of, course, casinos in New England have some of best performers of this genre in the big arenas – Mohegan Sun Arena, Foxwoods’ Grand & Fox Theaters, Twin Rivers’ Event Center, and the new addition of MGM Springfield’s MassMutual Center.

But our casino’s still draw guests looking for a laugh with small venues as well, dedicated to this genre – and that is what this post is all about.

So, which of New England’s casinos offer comedy clubs?  Well, keep reading to find out…..and that’s no joke!

NEW ENGLAND CASINO COMEDY CLUBS

ROAR! COMEDY CLUB at MGM SPRINGFIELD – The historic Armory at MGM Springfield will open Roar! Comedy Club in January 2019. The unique comedy series will feature an eclectic mix of nationally popular comedians as well as rising industry stars.

COMIX at MOHEGAN SUN – Comix Comedy Club is open every Wednesday through Sunday with entertainment nightly and late night shows Thursday through Saturday. They showcase some of the best talent, from local favorites to national headliners.

THE LOFT at PLAINRIDGE PARK CASINO & RACEWAY – The Loft is located above the property’s Racebook. It’s intermittent schedule as a Comedy Club brings in excellent comedians, like New England’s own Bob Marley.

FOX THEATER at FOXWOODS – While it’s not a “Comedy Club” (yes, it’s a huge venue) the Fox Theater does offer some the best comedians on a regular basin in a large concert setting.

Remember, “Laughter is the Best Medicine” because:

  • Laughter relaxes the whole body. .
  • Laughter boosts the immune system.
  • Laughter triggers the release of endorphins,
  • Laughter protects the heart.
  • Laughter burns calories.
  • Laughter lightens anger’s heavy load.

So, get out and enjoy some of the opportunities to get healthy by visiting the comedy in our casinos.

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