Great August Promotions in New England’s Casinos

We’re baaaa-ack!  It’s always great to return from vacation to find Great August Promotions in New England’s Casinos still. There’s nothing like a trip to Las Vegas to cleanse the New England casino pallet.  In truth, we also went to support our CT Sun – our WNBA basketball team who’s home is Mohegan Sun Arena.  Although the Sun lost, it was a great game played at the Mandalay Bay Event Center.

Mandalay Bay Arena

Mandalay Bay Arena

The best part about the women who play on this team is how personable they are. Bert & I were able to meet nine different players in the casino, being very careful not to appear as stalkers.  In addition, a few really showed us some love by spending a few minutes chatting – JJ, Courtney, Jasmine and company, thank you for making our Las Vegas Vacation the best ever.

WNBA Connecticut Sun at Mohegan Sun

If you haven’t attended a game yet, then you have no idea how exciting it is. In addition, they have been one of the top two teams in record and power rankings in the WNBA ALL SEASON. Check out the events posted below to plan the next game.  Time is running. The regular season ends in two weeks!  CT Sun Schedule

Back to Great Promotions in New England’s Casinos for August – Let NETG show you what’s left in promos this month. In addition, you will find the remnants of scheduled events and concerts.  Don’t forget the great Comedy offerings in our New England Casinos as well as Thrill Rides at Foxwoods.

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GAMBLING PROMOTIONs in CONNECTICUT

FOXWOODS RESORT CASINO, Mashantucket CT – Summer of Dreams -Summer Through Aug 31; $1,000,000 Slot Tournament Grand Finale • September 1; FOXY & FUNEvery Thursday in August – Treats for our guests 55 and up; Dog Day Hot Seat – CELEBRATE NATIONAL DOG DAY WITH A CHANCE TO WIN $1,000 EVERY HOUR! – August 26 • 12PM – 8PM; ONGOING PROMOTIONS –  SPECIAL MILITARY OFFERS & DISCOUNTS, Monday High Hand Poker Frenzy, Monday Poker Madness

MOHEGAN SUN RESORT CASINO, Uncasville CT – Double Status, Double Momentum Points – August 24th.  Now includes Poker Room; MILITARY DISCOUNTSDaily until Tuesday, December 31st 2019;  MOHEGAN SUN Hot Summer Fun; SUNDAY HIGH HANDSWeekly until Sunday, September 1st 2019. $200 High Hands every 30 minutes! Poker Room; ONGOING PROMOTIONS – TURN 21 AT MOHEGAN SUN,  FOREVER YOUNG WEDNESDAYS, Military Discounts

GAMBLING PROMOTIONs in Massachusetts

ENCORE BOSTON HARBOR, Everett MA – Get your Red Card – play your favorite games using your Red Card, the more points, FREECREDIT, and comps you can earn at Encore Boston Harbor; August Play & Earn – Red Card members can earn $25 in FREECREDIT every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday this August; McLaren Labor Day of Luxury Giveaway – Your chance to win a 2019 McLaren 570S or $100,000 in cash. Plus, there are an additional 150 FREECREDIT prizes; New Member and Tier Card BonusGuests who sign up for a Red Card in August receive $50 FREECREDIT. Additionally, guests who bring a tiered player’s card from another casino can receive up to $500 FREECREDIT; Winner’s Celebration – Guests who hit a jackpot of $1,200 or more while playing slots with their Red Card earn entries into the Winner’s Celebration, & a chance to win a share of the $50,000 drawing on August 31.

MGM SPRINGFIELD, Springfield MA –  Onderful Mercedes-Benz Anniversary Giveaway – Saturdays, August 3, 10, 17 & 31; The Morning Deal – Every Monday-Friday from 6am – 9am enjoy $5 minimums on your favorite table games; Tier Credit Multiplier Tuesday in August; Spin & Win – Wednesdays in August 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM; Summer Celebration Swipe & WinThursdays in August, 10:00 AM to 8:00 PM; ONGOING PROMOS:  MILITARY & VETERANS PROGRAM

PLAINRIDGE PARK CASINO & RACEWAY, Plainville MA – SUPER PROGRESSIVE CASH JACKPOTFinal drawing on August 31st, from 6PM – 8:30PM, 5 winners will be selected every 30 minutes for their chance at $250 in Free SlotPlay or a seat in the Grand Prize Drawing! At 9PM, 6 finalists and 4 wild card winners will have their chance at $50,000 CASH!

GAMBLING PROMOTIONs in Maine

HOLLYWOOD CASINO, HOTEL, & RACEWAY, Bangor ME – ONGOING PROMOS: QUEEN OF HEARTS PROGRESSIVEBIRTHDAY BASH, Midweek Moolah,   50 PLUS REWARDS KIOSK, Freeplay Frenzy, Hollywood Legends Rewards Kiosk, Play 50 Eat Free

OXFORD CASINO & HOTEL, Oxford ME – GREAT 250K GiveawayQualifying Drawings will be held the last Sunday of every month. Next Drawing – August 25;  Earn Free Dinner Buffet;   ONGOING PROMOTIONS2018 Birthday Bash,  SATURDAYSuper 6,  TUESDAY – 15X Multiplier,  WEDNESDAY15X Multiplier & Seniors Day,  THURSDAY – Score 4FRIDAY –  Mega High 5 , Prime Rib BuffetWeekend Breakfast Buffets

GAMBLING PROMOTIONs in RHODE ISLAND

TIVERTON CASINO & HOTEL, Tiverton, RI – $50,000 TGIF Free Play Sweepstakes;  $100,000 Sizzling Slot Tournament SaturdaysSaturdays in August from 2pm-10pm; Entertainment RewardsEARN 200 SLOT REWARDS POINTS IN ONE DAY AND QUALIFY FOR ENTERTAINMENT & SPECIAL EVENT TICKETS AT THE TWIN RIVER EVENT CENTER

TWIN RIVER CASINO & HOTEL, Lincoln RI – $500,000 Progressive Sweeps – 

August Summer Events Schedule

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August CONCERT Schedule

  • Aerosmith August 21 – at MassMutual Center, MGM Springfield, 8:00PM
  • An Evening with Jill Scott August 22 – at the Grand Theater, Foxwoods, 8:00PM
  • Nickelback August 22 – at Mohegan Sun Arena, 7:30PM
  • Bad Company August 23 – at Twin River Event Center, 8:00pm
  • Squeeze • The Squeeze Songbook Tour August 23 – at the Fox Theater, Foxwoods, 8:00PM
  • Ron White August 24 – at the Grand Theater, Foxwoods, 8:00PM
  • Daughtry August 24 – at Mohegan Sun Arena, 7:30PM
  • Aerosmith August 24 – at MassMutual Center, MGM Springfield, 8:00PM
  • Lenny Kravitz August 25 – at the Grand Theater, Foxwoods, 7:00PM
  • Aerosmith August 26 – at MassMutual Center, MGM Springfield, 8:00PM
  • Aerosmith August 29 – at MassMutual Center, MGM Springfield, 8:00PM
  • Brooks & Dunn August 30 – at the Grand Theater, Foxwoods, 8:00PM
  • Shawn Mendes with Special Guest Alessia Cara August 30 – at Mohegan Sun Arena, 7:30PM

Mornings In Casinos is the Best for Me

Here’s a retread, one of my first posts – updated.  It was true then, and it’s true now. I just want to reflect on why I like mornings for gambling, or at casinos in general. I can hear Linus singing “Happiness” at the end of the first Peanuts Casino animation, coming soon.  “Mornings In Casinos is the Best for Me…..”

serenity in an empty casino😊

  • First and foremost – There’s nobody there!  I’m talking 6:00 am. I mean, to hop to any machine, play a little BJ, hit a whole row of Video Poker – it’s just the best. And the quiet is just surreal.  The few people who are there either just got up or are looking for breakfast somewhere – or asleep on a machine!
  • Beverage service – nothing like black coffee and all the water you want – and not having to wait long to get it.
  • Smoke – you can just feel the last remnant of it being cleared before the weekend crowds appear.  It’s the crispest air you’ll find at a casino (if anyone can refer to casino air as crisp?)
  • Cleanliness – Machines are wiped down, and there aren’t as many machines to sit down at where there are ashes all over and/or drink glasses not picked up.
  • If it’s a local casino, I get to to leave before the buses and weekend crowds arrive, and I still have the rest of the day to myself.
  • Two additions from our friend Mike T. – 1) No machine hoggers, and 2) not a lot of machine slappers…..if any!

Viva Las Vegas in the Morning

  • It’s also a great time to people watch the few people up.  Ah, that walk of shame and the business girls parade after their night shift.
  • The action is still going, but still not busy.
  • A healthy walk outside in the morning to start your day. We visit usually in July and August and it gets hot!  A walk down Las Vegas Boulevard without mosiers, huskers and time share hawkers is devine in the cool of the morning.

Serenity now? Yes, in the morning. Keep Calm and Gamble in the morning.

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That’s all for now.

 

Binbin

When Video Poker Machines Hesitate – What Does It Mean?

Royal Flush – almost!

We have all been there – those of us who play Video Poker and Slots.  You’re playing along, things are going well, and then it happens……the machine pause for a moment!  What does it mean?  Was I winning too much?  Did someone in the “Office Upstairs” turn on that switch that changes winning into losing?  Conspiracy thoughts abound.

Well, you know what it means?  NOTHING!  At least it isn’t a reaction to ant success you’ve had previously.

Just Catching up to itself

Yes, we think it might have stopped our winning momentum, or the rhythmic luck we had our mojo in, but nope – it doesn’t have a clue how much you were winning or how your mojo was – it’s a machine and it doesn’t have the consciousness or emotion to care!

A 1980 IGT Video Poker machine.

So, what DOES IT MEAN? Well, when Video Poker Machines Hesitate – especially certain generations of Video Poker machine manufactured by IGT – they do so often to do it’s accounting.  In other words, the counting of hands played, coin in & coin out, for example, are kept in short term memory.  On the IGT VP machines, for example, every 100 hands, it is downloaded into long-term memory, much like your computer does at times.  The more games and denominations on a single terminal, the longer it may take – a single game with a single denomination would be barely noticed.

You will find fewer and fewer machines with that hesitation these days, due to better software upgrades. But when Video Poker Machines Hesitate admittedly, it’s is frustrating.

Of course we, as human beings, may notice it happen when we are winning, and shortly after we start losing.  “They must have known I was winning!!!!” you might yell.  But, seriously, nothing could be farther from the truth.

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That’s all for now.

Binbin