St Patrick’s Day 2019 in New England’s Casinos

No matter how you celebrate, most New England’s Casinos have plans for your St. Paddy’s celebrations. Make your plans from the options below before it’s too late:



DINING: Featured St. Patrick’s meals at Seasons Buffet include roasted corned beef brisket, Guinness stout Irish stew, boxty, shepherd’s pie, steamed cabbage, colcannon, parsley boiled potatoes, Dublin coddle and grilled beef sausage. At Todd English’s Tuscany, dine on Kobe corned beef with salt-cured potatoes, Guinness glazed carrots and cabbage béchamel for $34. Geno’s Fast Break and Geno’s Pub offer a traditional Irish corned beef and cabbage dinner while Geno’s Bagels, Sweets and Subs is taking 10 percent off corned beef panini and pastrami Phillys. Hash House A Go Go is featuring St. Patrick’s themed menu options, including corned beef hash and mint chocolate chip pancakes. Don’t forget The Lansdowne Pub & Music House – bringing a touch of Gaelic flair, Irish culture and an atmosphere of Ireland’s pubs with Irish fare and cold beer.


March 17th – Shamrocked Pub Crawl (starting at 1:00) Foxwoods, Property wide.

GAMBLING:  St. Patrick’s Day Bingo – SATURDAY, MARCH 16. $17,777 Regular Games • 2 $77,777 Mini-Super Jackpots • $177,777 Guaranteed Super Jackpot Coverall.  $250 Admission includes free next day admission for Sunday, March 17.

Shamrock Spin to Win – FIVE WINNERS EVERY HOUR • WIN UP TO $1,000. Sunday, March 17     2:00 PM – 8:00 PM. Every hour, the Prize Patrol will select 5 guests in the Hot Seat.
DINING: At High Rollers at Foxwoods, menu specials include corned beef lollipops and corned beef and potato pizza with Swiss cheese, along with Irish coffee cupcakes. High Rollers, Scorpion Bar, and Shrine will also feature Jameson cocktails, and at Cedars Bar and Lounge, Halo, Atrium Lounge and Center Bar will serve a shamrock martini.
Cedars Lounge and Veranda Café will serve split pea soup and corned beef and cabbage dinners. The Hampton and Newport Lounges will also feature carved corned beef, lamb stew, boiled potatoes and cabbage, and the Festival Buffet will serve sliced corned beef, braised cabbage, stuffed pork loin, prime rib, lamb shepherd’s pie and crab clusters.


Gambling: Pot O’ Gold Drawings – Friday, March 15th. One winner will be called every 20 minutes beginning at noon for a chance to spin the Super Prize Wheel.

Dining/Entertainment: Lobby Bar – Visit the Lobby Bar on March 15 for a Study Hall with an Irish twist. Sit back and enjoy our carefully crafted St. Patrick’s Day themed cocktail while listening to The Kings Duo perform some music with a St. Patrick’s Day spin.  TAP –  Enjoy your holiday ale with the sounds of live music brought to you on March 15 by the Swinging Shillelaghs and in March 16 by the Kings.


DINING: Slack’s Oyster House & Grill – CORNED BEEF DINNER, Beef Jus, Potato, Cabbage & Carrots.  $25 PER PERSON

Hollywood Casino Bangor

St. Patrick’s Day at Geaghan’s (Next to Hollywood Casino)  – March 17, 2018 @ 9:00 am – 9:00 pm.  Celebrating their 42nd St. Patrick’s Day on Saturday, March 17th, 2018. Join them for a day of family, fun, and live music. Doors open at 9am.

Enjoy St. Patrick’s Day, everyone.  May the “luck of the Irish” bring you a pot of gold in the casino.


Farewell, Newport Grand – A Look Back

Yes, it’s small and it doesn’t take long to look around each floor.

Yes, the outside looks more like a warehouse than a casino, but renovations over the years tried to keep the vision of a classy casino in Newport was kept alive.

Before Twin River Management bought it over a year ago, it was a family operation – owned and managed by CEO Diane Hurley.

Quiet morning at Newport Grand

The building now known as Newport Grand has struggled to be more relevant in a city that never really wanted it there.

Thirty years ago, the 3,000 seat Newport Grand Jai Alai fronton was packed with fans who came to wager on the legendary Saez and other players.  Then, VLT’s were added to make it part casino, but the games were nothing like those you’d see in casinos now.

I remember those days.  I would visit greyhound racing in Plainfield, CT as well as Hartford and Newport Jai Alai. The game of Jai Alai was impressive to watch with the pelota being hurled at the three-sided wall at over 130 MPH. But betting on humans always made me leery.

Inside the fronton, team matches underway.

It’s recent past disappointments included:

  • The addition of tables games voted down by the city of Newport (at the time under Hurley ownership) while  Lincoln RI approved tables games for Twin River casino.
  • The renovation and expansion of Newport Grand, with table games denied by Newport.
  • Mayor Paolino led a push for voter approval of table games at Newport Grand last year leading up to the November election. Newport voters rejected two ballot questions that would have paved the way for the slot parlor to evolve into a full-fledged casino, converting the existing building into a luxury, Monte Carlo-esque high end resort with entertainment.
  • Finally, TRM bought Newport with the intentions of moving operations to Tiverton as a new full casino with hotel to compete with Massachusetts casino expansion, namely Plainridge Park Racino just over the border in Plainville, MA.

So, we will be bidding adieu to this warehouse-like building, some say by the end of June.  It is expected to be flattened.  But, I will remember it fondly, even though it was never all it could been. Adios.


April New England Casino Promotions Still Available

There are still some great promotions and concerts left in April.

Visiting New England’s Casinos? Curious about casino expansion in our region? Then there’s only one place to go – visit us at NETimeGambling! For specific casino details, visit the websites of all seven casinos:  Connecticut – Foxwoods Resort/Casino & Mohegan Sun Resort/Casino; Rhode IslandNewport Grand & Twin River Hotel/Casino; MassachusettsPlainridge Park Casino & Raceway, MGM Springfield & Wynn Boston Harbor; Maine –  Oxford Casino & Hollywood Bangor Hotel, Casino & Raceway.


Soundstage Lounge, Hollywood, Bangor

Soundstage Lounge, Hollywood, Bangor


April 27th – Bad Bunny at Mohegan Sun Arena, 8:00PM

April 28th – Brett Eldredge at Mohegan Sun Arena, 7:30PM

April 28th – Anthony Jeselnik: Funny Games at the Fox Theater, Foxwoods, 8:00

April 28th – Get The Led Out at the Grand Theater, Foxwoods, 8:00PM

May 5th – Tom Jones at the Grand Theater, Foxwoods, 8:00PM

May 5th – Bon Jovi at Mohegan Sun Arena, 7:30PM

May 5th – Uncle Kracker at the Wolf Den, Mohegan Sun, 8:00pm (free)

Other casino entertainment venues include:

The Wolf Den, Mohegan Sun – Located in the center of the action, in Casino of the Earth, offers full beverage service, a state-of-the-art sound system, intimate seating and top performances by headliners. For complete schedule, click HERE.

Hollywood Bangor now offers two venues for live weekend music – 99 Hops House & the Sound Stage.  Click Here for schedule.

Newport Grand offers Free shows by Tribute bands  almost every weekend.  Click HERE for schedule.

Twin River Lighthouse Loungeright in the middle of the downstairs casino.  Shipyard Pub – Upstairs in Non-smoking.

Plainridge Park Casino – the Revolution Lounge offers entertainment on the weekends

Foxwoods – Atrium Lounge – Live bands on the weekend, specialty cocktails and great time.

Gambling Promos & Events


Fox Tower at Foxwoods.

MEGA-STACK Poker Challenge, April 27 – May 7th.

Wicked Good Times – Residency has its privileges. Massachusetts visitors can enjoy these exclusive offers and events.

Wonder Woman Slot Promotion – Saturday, April 28 • 4pm – 6pm • Great Cedar Casino – receive $15 Bonus Slot Play to be used at the Wonder Woman slot machines. Play 3 spins at the max bet of $5 and the winnings go right in your pocket. Wear your favorite Superhero Costume and receive an additional $10 Bonus Slot Play – No masks allowed



Bright Lights Giveaway – Thursday, March 29th – Sunday, June 24th. Swipe your Momentum card once a day at any promotional kiosk and you could be bursting with excitement with Momentum Dollars or up to $1,000 in FREE SLOT PLAY. 

Every Wednesday In April, Double Momentum Dollars  – Play your favorite slots, table games or wager in Race Book from 6:00am – Midnight to receive DOUBLE MOMENTUM DOLLARS. (Select slot machines excluded. Excludes Momentum Dollars earned in the Poker Room. Visit any Player’s Club booth for official rules.)

Triple Status Points – April 29th


As the sun sets on Newport Grand Slots

   5X Rewards Points every Tuesday in April

$400,000 Same Day-Future Play Free Play Sweepstakes Tuesdays through Thursdays in April from 12pm-8pm;  10 WINNERS EVERY 1/2 HOUR Winners receive $100 SAME DAY SLOT PLAY and $100 FUTURE PLAY FREE SLOT PLAY!


Twin River Casino

Twin River Casino

$100,000 Cash Sweepstakes. EARN: April 1, 2018 – April 28, WIN: Saturday, April 28 from 11am – 11pm; 4 drawings every half-hour!


Hotel at Hollywood, Bangor

Hotel at Hollywood, Bangor

Marquee Muddin’ – Play with your Marquee Rewards card to earn entries your chance to win one of two Polaris ATV’s. Earn 25x entries on Thursdays, 50x entries on Fridays, and 100x entries on the days of the giveaway. Saturday, April  28, 9PM one ATV given away each date. Win your share of $1,000 Free SlotPlay. Card In play drawings every 10 minutes from 5PM – 8PM

ONGOING PROMOS: “Wicked Numbahs” – Every  Friday in February; BIRTHDAY BASH – Fridays 8AM – MIDNIGHT ;   MATCH & WIN, Saturdays 3 – 9PM,  50 PLUS REWARDS KIOSK – Every Sunday 1PM – 4PM, and win up to $250 in Free SlotPlay on the Ladies Night Ball Drop Board, Every Monday Play One Hour, Eat Free at Hops House 99


Oxford Casino, Maine

Prime Rib Buffet, Every Friday from 5:00PM to 10:00PM $21.95 per person

Weekend Breakfast Buffets, Every Saturday and Sunday from 8:30am-Noon. $12.95 per person,

ONGOING PROMOTIONS2017 Birthday Bash, SATURDAYSuper 6SUNDAY16X Multiplier  TUESDAY – 15X Multiplier WEDNESDAY15X Multiplier & Seniors Day ,THURSDAY – Missile MadnessEvery Thursday.  3:00pm – 8:00pm &– Free Lunch Buffet (100 pts earned),FRIDAYHigh 5 


Plainridge Park Casino

Plainridge Park Casino in Massachusetts on Opening Day

$200,000 CHOOSE YOUR RIDE GIVEAWAY – Earn entries now through April 28, Grand prize drawings April 28-7PM. Win $25,000 towards a new car or $17,500 cash

Big Draw Play to Earn – Wednesdays, 3-7PM, Earn 500 pts and get one free draw in the Promo Zone. Match all 6 numbers and earn $100,000 in Free Slot Play

ONGOING PROMOTIONS:  P OF CLUBS Fridays from 6PM-10PM. Win $100 up to $5,000 Free SlotPlay. 5 winners every hour from 6pm-10pm. If a winner picks the P of Diamonds they receive progressive prize,  Play Up To $500 Sign Up Bonus

Sporting Events

April 29th – Mohegan Sun Arena – New England Black Wolves vs. Georgia Swarm, 5:00PM