New England Casinos – How Well Do You Know Them?

How much do you really know about New England’s casinos?  Here’s a little quiz to find out.  Hey, you might learn something!  BTW, if you want to cheat, check out our main page menu with


The answers are below the quiz, so


Here we go!

1.Who has the most slots in New England?   a.Mohegan Sun Resort   b.Twin River Casino   c. Foxwoods    d.MGM Springfield

2.Who has the least amount of slots?  a.Tiverton Casino     b.Oxford Casino    c.Plainridge Park Casino d.Hollywood Bangor

3. Which casino(s) do not have a buffet?    a.Tiverton Casino     b.Oxford Casino    c.Plainridge Park Casino  d.MGM Springfield   e. all four

4.Which State has the most poker rooms?   a. Connecticut     b. New Hampshire  c. Massachusetts   d. Rhode Island

5.Which company(s) owns the most casinos in New England?    a.MGM   b.Penn National   c.Twin River Management Group    d. Mohegan Sun

6.Which casino is the only one without a hotel attached?   a.Twin River Casino   b. Plainridge Park Casino   c.Oxford Casino    d. Tiverton Casino

7.What former New England Patriots quarterback has a restaurant in a New England Casino?   a.Steve Grogan at MGM Springfield   b.Tom Brady at Mohegan Sun   c.Fred Smerlas at Twin River   d. Doug Flutie at Plainridge Park

8. Where can you still find the coveted craps “Fire Bet” in New England?  a.Mohegan Sun   b.Foxwoods   c.MGM Springfield   d.Twin River Casino

9.Which casino(s) in New England offer LIVE horse racing?   a.Oxford Casino   b.Plainridge Park Casino   c.Tiverton Casino   d.Hollywood Bangor Casino

10.By 2019, how many completed casinos will we have in New England?   a.8   b.9   c.10   d.12


  1. a.Mohegan Sun Resort – but only by a few
  2. d.Hollywood Bangor – least amount, followed by Oxford Casino – both in Maine
  3. e. all four – yup, half of New England’s Casinos do not have a buffet
  4. b. New Hampshire – 13 legal poker rooms under the title of “charity gaming” in N.H.
  5. Actually, this is a trick question – both b.Penn National  &  c.Twin River Management Group are correct. Penn runs Plainridge & Hollywood Bangor, TRMG runs Twin River & Tiverton. Both also have connected rewards cards.
  6. b. Plainridge Park Casino
  7. d. Doug Flutie at Plainridge Park (While Fred Smerlas does have a restaurant with Steve DeOssie, another ex-Patriot, they both were lineman.
  8. a.Mohegan Sun – I’ve visited all 8 casinos, but could be wrong.  Let me know.
  9. b.Plainridge Park Casino  & d.Hollywood Bangor Casino – both offer Harness Racing in season
  10. b.9 – When Encore Boston Harbor opens its doors.

How’d you do?  New England Casinos have so much to offer – big & small. Try out a new casino, you might find you’ve been missing out…..


“CASINO SECURITY TIPS” by Frank Scoblete – The NETG “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”

Do you feel safe in the casino?  Are there things YOU can do to feel safe in the casino?

Here’s a link to a Frank Scoblete post on At GT, you can discover success secrets from professional gamblers.  Gambling Teachers’ Mission is to remain a free online learning Center, teach Learn to Win programs and lessons of value and retain our GT team of top gambling professionals.

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Connecticut Tribal Casinos “By The Numbers”

the state that started Las Vegas Style Gambling In New England –


Who knew thirty years ago the 2nd and 3rd largest casinos (based on casino space) in the western hemisphere would rise out of the woods in southeastern Connecticut.

Foxwoods started it all with a Bingo hall.

Tribal gaming began in 1986 with the opening of a high-stakes bingo parlor on the Mashantucket Pequot reservation, after a court ruled that state bingo regulations did not apply on the tribe’s sovereign land. The operation expanded to include table games in 1992, and slot machines in 1993.The Mohegan Tribe, having gained federal recognition in 1992, opened its casino in 1996.

Before that, horse racing and off-track betting had been legalized in 1971, and Jai alai and dog racing were added the following year. I still remember visiting Hartford Jai Alai and Plainfield Dog Track, which was only 10 minutes away from me at the time – the beginning of my gambling days.

Foxwoods Resort Casino

The numbers of these two casinos are staggering.  But these days of competition from all directions has promoted changes since their best days. Less slots, more table games and more emphasis on non-gambling activities continue to be the norm these days, and CT’s tribal casinos are no exception.

Mohegan Sun Resort Casino

Mohegan Sun Resort Casino, Uncasville, CT


Foxwoods Resort Casino Mohegan Sun Resort Casino
MS Hotel
Mashantucket, CT
Uncasville, CT
# of Hotels 4 2
Hotel Rooms 2266 Rooms, Suites & Villas 1600 Rooms & Suites
Hotel Amenities 3 pool areas, 2 Spas, Gyms 2 pool areas, 2 Spas, Gyms
Gambling FW Gambling MS Gambling
Legal Gambling Age 21 21
Casino Size 323,376 sq/ft.            5 Casinos 300,000+ sq/ft.          3 Casinos
Smoke-Free Gaming Designated on Casino Floor Designated on Casino Floor
Total # of Slots & VP 4800 5000
Comped Alcoholic Drink? Comped Drinks until 2:00AM Comped Drinks until 2:00AM
Table Games Over 300 Tables – includes Baccarat, Mini-Baccarat, Blackjack, Caribean Stud, Roulette, Three Card Poker, Craps, Crazy 4 Poker, Spanish 21, Let It Ride, Pai Gow Poker, Pai Gow Tiles, ‘Money’ Wheel, Ultimate Texas Hold’Em, Mississippi Stud, Stadium Gaming Over 300 Tables – includes Baccarat, Mini-Baccarat, Blackjack, Caribean Stud, Roulette, Three Card Poker, Craps, Crazy 4 Poker, Spanish 21, Let It Ride, Pai Gow Poker, Pai Gow Tiles, ‘Money’ Wheel, Ultimate Texas Hold’Em, Mississippi Stud, stadium gaming
Poker Room 147 Tables 42 Tables
Racebook 200 seats, Simulcast Wagering, GH, HR, JA 200+ seats, Simulcast Wagering, GH, HR, JA
Rewards Club FOXWOODS REWARDS 4 Levels – No affiliation to other casinos. / Tier Status is biannual MOMENTUM –           5 Levels. Affiliated with Resorts (AC) & Mohegan Sun Poconos (PA) / Tier Status is biannual
VIP Lounges 2 3 + 1 for Soar Only
Dining FW Dining MS Dining
Food Options 6 Fine Dining; 9 Casual; 18 Quick/Chain options 4 Fine Dining; 12 Casual; 14 Quick/Chain options
Buffet Yes Yes
Bars Nine Ten
Entertainment FW Entertainment MS Entertainment
Venues 5 Large Event Venues; 6 Live/DJ Club/Lounge Venues 2 Large Event Venues; 9 Live/DJ Club/Lounge Venues
Convention/ Meeting Space 150,000 sq/ft Conference/Meeting Space Over 275,000 sq/ft Conference/Meeting Space
Other Entertainment Options 4 Thrill Rides; Luxury Bowling Lanes; PGA designed Golf Course, Top Golf; TreeHouse Arcade; Mashantucket Pequot Museum Research Center PGA designed Golf Course; 2 pool areas; Kids Quest; WNBA Basketball; NLL Lacrosse; Golf Course; Game On Entertainment Center
Retail 21 Retail Stores + Tanger Outlets (over 80 Stores) 34 Retail Stores
Owner Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation Mohegan Tribal Authority
PARKING 24/7 Free Parking – 4 Garages 24/7 Free Parking – 3 Garages
Hours of 24/7 24/7