Thanksgiving Weekend Specials in New England’s Casinos

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Yes, it’s  time to give thanks. Breaking bread with those you love – or taking them to the casino for some of the great promotions and events in New England!! Here are some dining, shopping and entertainment considerations for Thanksgiving Weekend.

SPECIAL EVENT at the PEQUOT MUSEUM, FOXWOODS

This Saturday, November 17th, 3-5pm.

Pequot MuseumA Native Thanksgiving – They will be preparing and featuring traditional Native fare with a modern twist. The buffet features locally sourced, delicious items including: Roasted Cedar-planked Salmon with onion jam, Roasted Local Turkey with traditional stuffing, and Roasted Venison with local wild mushrooms, along with an assortment of breads, soups, salads, sides, and desserts!!  Tickets:  $55.00 (Museum Members)  $75.00 per person (Non-Members)  $35  (Children under 12)


Dining & Shopping

Twin River Casino, Lincoln RI

Wicked Good Bar & Grill Thanksgiving Celebration – Thanksgiving Day, starting at Noon, $16.95.  Now accepting reservations. *Full menu is also available

Trattoria Romana – Thanksgiving Celebration Roast Turkey Dinner – $19.95, & Homemade Dessert for $5.95  *Full menu is also available

Oxford Casino, Oxford Maine

Thanksgiving Day Buffet, Thursday, November 22, 2018, 10:00am – 4:00pm  $24.95 per person.  Join them for their scrumptious buffet including turkey, ham, pork loin, all the traditional sides you could ever want AND delicious desserts.

Hollywood Casino, Bangor Maine

Thanksgiving Buffet – November 22 11AM-7PM, at the Epic Buffet. Adults: $26.99 Children: $14.99

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Foxwoods Resort Casino, Masnantucket CT

Thanksgiving Specials at numerous restaurants.  Too many to mention here, so click on THANKSGIVING SPECIALS to get all the specials.

Gambling Special – Black Friday Weekend Poker – Nov 23-25

Black Friday Shopping at Tanger Outlets – 30-70% off can be found at many stores.

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Thanksgiving Specials at numerous restaurants.  Too many to mention here.  Also Kids Quest and Cyber Quest, so click on THANKSGIVING SPECIALS to get all the specials and check out  The Holiday Season At Mohegan Sun for entertainment and shopping specials.

Both THE CHANDLER STEAKHOUSE , TAPS Sports Bar and the  CAL MARE  have special Thanksgiving Menus.

Fluties Sports Pub offers a Turkey Special every Thursday  for $15.


ENTERTAINMENT & Gambling

11/22 – Thanksgiving Day Mystery Slot Play at Hollywood Bangor –  8AM – 11:59PM

11/23 – Black Friday Hot Seat at Plainridge Park – One winner every 15 minutes for $100 Free Slotplay. 6PM – 10PM

11/23 – Brian Setzer Orchestra: Christmas Rocks! Tour, at the Grand Theater, Foxwoods, 8:00PM

Nov 23 – 12/31 – Legends in Concert Holiday Show at the Fox Theater, Foxwoods, varied times and dates.

11/24 – LoVeSeXy Prince Tribute at Plainridge Park Casino Thanksgiving Weekend

11/24 – 3x Tier Credits – BEGINNING AT 6AM

11/24 – Early Bird at Hollywood Bangor your chance to win Free SlotPlay based on your tier. from 1PM – 4PM we’ll call one winner every 10 minutes.

11/24 – Strictly Sinatra presents The Rat Pack Christmas Show, 8:00pm at Twin River Event Center

11/24 – John Legend: A Legendary Christmas, at the Grand Theater, Foxwoods, 8:00PM

11/25 – TRIPLE STATUS POINTS DAY – at MOHEGAN SUN

11/25 – TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA – THE GHOSTS OF CHRISTMAS EVE, 3 & 8PM, Mohegan Sun Arena

 

 

Your Bankroll is $250 – What New England Casino Would You Visit?

“If you had a limited budget/bankroll of say $250 to gamble with which New England casino would you choose and what games would you play and why.”
BankrollSomeone asked me this interesting question a few months ago and I keep revisiting it in my mind. But I couldn’t take that question for face value….. oh, noooooh……I needed more info, some criteria to base my opinion on.
So, I came up with two different players, both variations of myself: 
  1. Player 1 (we’ll call him Rob) is inexperienced, has no particular affiliation to any New England Casino, but has a players card from them all.
  2. Player 2 (we’ll call him Bin) favors a few, has been playing for years and also has played at the all with a players card from them all, but favors two.
  3. Both players, amazingly, know how to play table games, video poker and likes playing slots in the same way.  Favorite table games include Pai Gow Poker, Craps & Blackjack in that order.
Seeing both players are me in this fantasy, a few personal notes are needed. I like to play long periods of time, as well as short daily bursts ( which is not good for my Average  Daily Theoretical ).  Games that provide solace individually are preferred, but on some occasions I prefer the camaraderie of the tables.  In this instance, my goal is to play as long as possible on a bankroll of $250 and consider myself a low to mid-roller. One last part of the criteria is important in the comparison – I own a worm hole to transport me to any of the eight casinos instantly.
So let’s begin.

Rob (Player 1)

In my alter-ego #1 Rob, I don’t favor one New England Casino over another and consider each to have it’s advantages and disadvantages. But where to play…….hmmmmmm…..
With no affiliation to any casino, even casino Rewards Clubs outside of New England, playing for comps is secondary to playing long and winning big, and food options are also a priority. So I would play at:
#2 – MGM Springfield – Depending what you play, this property can be  a lot of fun. The slots are new and plentiful.  The newest slots are all around you.  But first I would go to the craps table.  Midweek, you can find $10 craps tables, not the best for a $250 bankroll, but playable. The MGM craps tables include the “All Tall, All Small” bonus which is not offered anywhere else in New England. Plan B would be slots, slots, slots.  I would only play video poker at the bar since the paytables are terrible and no blackjack – $10, $15 tables are 6/5 on a blackjack.  $25 tables have 3/2 blackjack, but that’s too high for a bankroll of $250. But the ambiance, the non-smoking, and its few dining options are really good.
#1 (preferred) – Foxwoods. “The Wonder of It All” – I would either go directly to the Asian Gaming area in the Rainmaker Casino and play $15 Pai Gow Poker, or play some $5 craps in the Cedars Casino ( beware, odds bets now have a 5X limit instead of 10X) . If that didn’t work out, two possible plans with what was left – play bar top machines with Double Super Times Pay with decent pay tables at $.05 for Triple-Play & Five-play in either the Cedars Casino or the Racebook, both with a good bar with great service.  Or, I would play slots in the Cedars Casino which has some of the best and newest machines, with old favorites like Cashman scattered around.  Cedars Casino also has stadium gaming.  Of course the dining options at Foxwoods are immense.

Bin (Player 2)

Only one choice for Bin – Mohegan Sun.  Why?
A. Best gambling odds.
Full-Pay JOB Video Poker, with 9/6 Double Double Bonus available also.
$15 Pai Gow Poker tables
$5 Craps tables
The largest assortment of slots in the East Coast.
B.Amenities
Best New England Player lounges.
Great Spa
Point Promotions – 2X (Momentum & Status), 3X (Status), Status Mayhem of 2X-5X
Leap Level Parking (that’s my tier lever – 3rd out of 5)
Entertainment options and offers.
C.Dining options – especially best at the low to mid dining cost.
D. Mohegan Sun Players Rewards – while I don’t consider an easy Rewards Club to work with, Mohegan Sun is close to me, and so we invest our dollars in Momentum.  It does include other casinos Mohegan Sun Poconos & Resorts in Atlantic City.
E.The Property – Mohegan Sun’s three casinos, design, tribal decor and spaciousness is comfy – that’s the only way to describe it, besides beautiful, unique, and awesome.
So, those are the New England Casinos that Bin & Rob would be the happiest with a bankroll of  a $250.  It might be different if the bankrolls were $100 or $1000.  But, that’s for another post.
Remember, “when Gambling, Embrace the Math, Not the Myths.”
Binbin, Bin, & Rob

The Growing New England Casino Market – 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”

I have been a big fan of Steve Ruddock’s writing for sometime now.  You can find many many of his posts on PlayUSA.com which is where this is from. Steve is a Casino & gaming analyst & consultant. His primary focus is on the regulated US online casino and poker markets. He writes for numerous online and print publications, including OnlinePokerReport.com, USPoker.com, and USA Today.

Steve Ruddock

PlayUSA.com is the national site for a series of Play-branded news and informational sites in various states, such as PlayNJ.com, PlayPennsylvania.com, PlayNY.com, and nearly a dozen others. PlayUSA’s focus is to provide readers with news and resources related to legal, regulated online gambling options in the United States. They also have a team of experts writing great material like the one featured today. Their resources include: gambling industry news updates, state-based online gaming guides, and a state legislative tracker.

Read this more than once – there’s a lot to digest in this article.

NEW MASS., RHODE ISLAND CASINOS ARE GROWING THE NEW ENGLAND MARKET

 

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