Thankful to Stay in New England for Casino Recreation

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Today’s post is a short one.  It’s a post of acknowledgement and appreciation for where I live today, and have lived all my life – New England.

Like a said, this will be brief.  In the past few years, I have gone on tirades about the changes in Las Vegas. If you want to see my rants, click on Las Vegas – No Christmas Cheer, Just More Scrooge.

I used to regret being so far away from Las Vegas. I love Las Vegas for all it offers. But, this morning, I would like to quote from the above post, saying, “Here in New England, we have casinos for every desire – from small convenience casinos to Mega-resorts, two (three counting the future Encore Boston Harbor) that rival anything on the strip, without the fees, WITH free drinks, 5 star dining, enough “oonze” and clubs to get your groove on, fantastic entertainment, & FREE self & valet parking.”  Let’s not forget the two full-fledged mid-size resorts MGM Springfield & Twin River Casino / Hotel!

It’s true.  You can find anything here that you’d find in Las Vegas.  And if not in New England, then in Atlantic City with it’s resurgence and new casino resorts. Add to that the expansion in New York, and you have over thirty casinos of every size and type within a 5 hour radius of Connecticut.

Sure, Las Vegas is gambling’s Mecca with the convenience of more casinos and their provisions together than anywhere in America – but it’s so far away.  With the casino expansion in the northeast, is it really essential to visit Vegas as much as you used to?  Not me!

You want Steakhouses? Try Michael Jordan’s at Mohegan Sun, Slack’s at Plainridge, Foxwoods provides two outstanding restaurants with Cedars and David Burke’s. and the new kids on the block – Tuscan Chophouse at Tiverton and MGM Springfield’s Chandler Steakhouse (there are more, but I did say “brief”)

Prime Rib at Slack’s, Plainridge Park

You want entertainment? Try headliners at Mohegan Sun Arena, Fox Theater, Grand Theater, MassMutual Center and Twin River’s Event Center. Or maybe more intimate entertainment – lounges, comedy, karaoke, trivia…….

Award-winning Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville CT

You want sports? We have pro basketball, lacrosse, semi-pro hockey, the best in college basketball, CES fighting, boxing…….

How about different types of offerings – Foxwoods Thrill Rides, the iPourit wall at Tiverton, craft local beers at every casino in New England, retail shops, Tanger Outlets……

And with ten casino hotels with a total of over 4600 hotel rooms, including suites and villas, even convenience day trips can turn into enjoyable stay-cations.

So, as we end 2018, I’d like to look back and be thankful for what is near me.  In 6 years, it’s getting to the point that NETG can’t keep up with all the news and construction we’ve seen, including many highs and lows, but always pushing forward.

So instead of Viva Las Vegas, I say,

“VIVA NEW ENGLAND!”

 

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Why Vegas Casino Loyalty Is Broken – the Monday Link

Every Monday, NETG Brings you a Gambling Post from someone else for your interest, ENTERTAINMENT, and KNOWLEDGE. We Call this:

“The Monday Link”

When you have a team of experts the likes of Michael Trager (FOUNDER/CHIEF OF CONTENT), Marc Meltzer (VEGAS/SPORTS), Coach Kitty (AIRLINE/CASINO/VIDEO POKER), Eric Rosenthal (AC/COMPS/REWARDS) and the technology expertise of David Luke (CO-FOUNDER), and many others, you have an exciting group of experts, you have TravelZork.

Michael Trager, author of today’s Monday Link, is intensely interested in Miles+Points airline/hotel loyalty programs and learning to optimize the use of loyalty programs. However, Mr. Trager shows another passionate interest with today’s article – Las Vegas and Casino Loyalty programs. This is a great post that coincides with drops in gambling revenue in Vegas, even though visitation is up. Enjoy the following:

Embrace ALL Gamblers | Why Vegas Casino Loyalty is Broken

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Monday Link – The 10 Biggest Mistakes to Avoid in Las Vegas

Every Monday – The Monday Link

Today’s link looks west to the Mecca of Gambling, Las Vegas, Nevada.

Las Vegas has seen more and more visitors this year, but people aren’t spending as much in Sin City, especially when it comes to gambling.  Rumor has it MGM & Caesars Entertainment are looking at decreases in the 3rd and 4th quarters.  Gee, could “nickel & diming” their patrons be catching up with them? Let’s see, there are those resort fees, parking fees, CNF fees, fees, fees, fees?

The Las Vegas Strip

The Las Vegas Strip

Today’s link is especially for those Vegas visitors who haven’t visited in a while, or new to a Vegas vacation. But this list is good for all of us to review – even those Vegas nerds.

Enjoy our Monday Link, written by Melanie Curtsinger.

The 10 Biggest Mistakes to Avoid in Las Vegas

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