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.

Binbin

 

We Are N(ew)E(ngland)Time Gambling – NETimeGambling.com

This week, NETG has had a great response to our posts. We thank all of you for your likes, comments, and sharing of our website. As we look toward the new year, we appreciate a banner year from all of our new followers, helping to double last years numbers.

It’s a passion party for us as New England lifers to make as many people aware of our New England casinos. There is so much here to be able to offer you the best casino experience. We have small casinos, and huge casinos.  We have casinos in the wilderness, and casinos in the middle of cities. Our casinos include great comedy clubs, wonderful spas, fabulous nationally renown entertainment and some of the best dining options in the country. We have some of the best local craft beer at every casino, great wine festivals, tequila festival and whiskey festivals. And let’s not forget first-class gambling experiences from some of the top industry companies in the country.

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Be sure to check out my guest podcast visits to Cousin Vito’s Casino Podcast, TravelZork’s ZorkCast, and Art In The Game.

Our monthly post at Travel Zork with New England Casino News and December’s casino promotions, sporting events, special events, and entertainment.

New England Casinos December 2018 | Promotions and Events

Be sure to be watching for our special New Year’s Events post at TravelZork, as well as on our website posts.

In case you missed our posts from last week, check them out below”

The TOP 10 Most Bizarre Casino Players – The Monday Link

Progressive Slot Machines – Stand-alone

New England Casinos Offer Multiplier Days

The Lighter Side of Gambling

Blackjack – Which Casino Format is Best For You? 

Join us for the journey as we follow the growth and expansion of New England’s casino landscape.

Binbin


NETimeGambling | Casinos in New England

Robin T Aubin (Binbin)

NETimeGambling is a non-monetized blog created with a personal interest and passion in the gambling industry – its history, and its ongoing evolution – mixed with a love for New England.  The goal of  NETimeGambling is to provide a service and resource for any recreational gambler visiting New England’s expanding casino market

Being involved in music all his life, including 41 years of choral conducting, and performing professionally since 10 years of age, Robin has performed in Mohegan Sun’s Wolf Den, Foxwoods’ Atrium Lounge, and Twin River’s Lighthouse Bar & Lounge.” (All venues in New England casinos)

 

 

New England Casinos Offer Multiplier Days

I Love Multiplier Days!

One of the great equalizers to earning comps and decreasing payout percentages is gambling big on multiplier days. In New England, where the competition is about to get fierce and the eventual nine casinos are going to be battling for patrons money, multiplier days are one of the best ways to get people through the doors.  It’s also one of the type of promotions that gamblers should take advantage of.

Bonus point multipliers have long been used as a marketing tool in casinos. The practice dates back to the earliest days of player tracking systems. Multiplier days can increase your status/tier points and/or club points for dining, etc.

Mohegan Sun has always offered multiplier days. Now, Foxwoods & MGM Springfield are offering them as well. Oxford Casino in Maine has also offered these type of promotions for quite a while. Here are the list of multiplier days in December at New England’s casinos.

Oxford Hotel & Casino

OXFORD CASINO & HOTEL

In the middle of Maine (actually considered southern Maine), in the wilderness where the town of Oxford sits, you can find Maine’s newest casino, owned by  Churchill Downs Inc. It’s quite rural, with the biggest point of interest besides the casino being Poland Springs Water production center.

Oxford offers many promotions, and multiplier days are included. This month, Oxford’s typical points days includes:

The bad news about these multipliers is that they exclude Tier Points, Keno & Video Poker. Only slots and slot points are included.  The video poker is so ugly, you would think they would include VP as a compromise….just saying……

Mohegan Sun Hotel

Mohegan Sun Casino Resort

STATUS MAYHEM – Thursday, December 13th. Give your Momentum status a huge boost with Status Point multipliers from 6:00am – MidnightThe multiplier will randomly change throughout the day – earning you anywhere from 2X – 5X Status Points. Each multiplier is guaranteed to occur at least twice. What’s cool about this promo is that at least 2X is guaranteed throughout the day on your tier status points. Every hour, or sometimes on the half hour, the new multiplier is announced and posted on screens all over the three casino areas. (Not valid on poker play.)

DOUBLE MOMENTUM & STATUS POINTSFriday, December 21st. (Not valid on poker play.)

TRIPLE STATUS POINTSSunday, December 30th. (Not valid on poker play.)

Foxwoods Grand Pequot Hotel

Foxwoods Casino Resort

TRIPLE TIER POINTS – Foxwoods seldom offers multipliers, but probably due to the rise in competition, we now see them. Available last month, and now in December on Friday, December 14th (BEGINNING AT 6AM), you can earn TRIPLE TIER CREDITS on slots, table games, keno, bingo and race book. (Not valid on poker play.)

New Entrance renderings for MGM Springfield

MGM Springfield

MGM SPRINGFIELD Casino Resort

The newest New England casino, MGM Springfield, has added multiplier days as well. MLife Rewards Tier Credit Multipliers are available on Wednesdays in December.  The amount of the multiplier depends on your tier level:

  • Saphhire – 2X Bonus Tier points
  • Pearl – 3X Bonus Tier points
  • Gold -4X Bonus Tier points
  • Platinum & Noir -5X Bonus Tier points

You can earn Bonus Tier Credits on slot machines, table games and non-gaming spend. It starts at 12:00AM and goes until 11:59PM.

Take advantage of these multiplier days – they can make a big difference for your tier status, especially for those of us who low to mid-rollers.

Binbin

Remember, when you gamble, embrace the math, not the myth.