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.

 

 

Momentum Players Club At Mohegan Sun

Mohegan Sun

Mohegan Sun

Some think Rewards or Players Clubs at casinos work against you, or even gather information to distribute to advertising or even the IRS. I just think they are a positive way to decrease the house edge with comps.

What does the casino use the players club for?  Basically, to offer discounts and complimentary items in exchange for adding your name for their marketing database, for the ability to track how and where you spend your money.

In the 7 New England Casinos, we have 6 distinct Slot/Rewards clubs two of which are under Penn National’s Marquee Rewards – Hollywood Bangor in Maine, and Plainridge Park in Massachusetts.

Mohegan Sun has five tiers (levels) now – Core, Ignite, Leap, Ascend & Soar – to their Momentum Rewards Club.

Here are some basics for Mohegan Sun’s Momentum Club.  Statistics are based personal experience and search,  vpFree2, and Mohegan Sun’s Momentum website:

Mohegan Sun's Momentum Players Club

Mohegan Sun’s Momentum Players Club

IMPORTANT NOTE for VIDEO POKER PLAYERS: ALL FULL PAY VP MACHINES DO NOT EARN PLAYERS CLUB POINTS!  Check for a small white placard on each machine displaying FULL PAY, NOT ELIGIBLE.

Accruing Points

Video Poker stats – $390 – $550 coin-in = 1 status point ; short-pay VP earns Momentum Dollars

Approximately $167 coin-in on slots = 1 point

BASIC FACTS:

Cashback: NONE
Marketing Comps: Yes
Discretionary Comps: Yes
Points Expire: After 1 year of inactivity
Slot club day runs from: 6:00AM to 6:00AM

You can spend Momentum Dollars at Mohegan Sun in Connecticut, Mohegan Sun Pocono in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania and Resorts Casino Hotel in Atlantic City. You can’t accrue Momentum points at Resorts.

Mohegan Sun Pocono, Pennsylvania

Mohegan Sun Pocono, Pennsylvania

Momentum Club perks by level include:

  • The Core status card is the initial card and free of charge. It has many basic benefits associated with it, such as free slot play, and is available to all guests over 21.  If you sign up as a new card holder online, you can receive a special offer of free slot play.  Click HERE for more to fill out the form.
  • The Ignite status card is available to guests who earn 400 Status Points during the six-month qualifying period. Guests who earn Ignite status will have all of the associated benefits that the Ignite status card offers. Ignite members will be given 50 Choice Credits each month with which they can design their stay based on their interests while visiting Mohegan Sun.
  • The Leap status card is available to guests who earn 600 Status Points during the six month qualifying period. Guests who earn Leap status will have all of the associated benefits that the Leap status card offers. Leap members will be given 200 Choice Credits each month with which they can design their stay based on their interests while visiting Mohegan Sun.
  • The Ascend status card is available to guests who earn 1,400 Status Points during the six-month qualifying period. Guests who earn Ascend status will have all of the associated benefits that an Ascend member receives. Ascend members will be given 800 Choice Credits each month with which they can design their stay based on their interests while visiting Mohegan Sun.
  • The Soar status card is available to guests who earn 4,000 Status Points during the six month qualifying period. Guests who earn Soar status will have all of the associated benefits that a Soar member receives. This card level does not have Choice Credits. Soar members have full access to all of the benefits that are received by using Choice Credits without having to manage a set amount of Choice Credits each month.

    Resorts in Atlantic City accepts Momentum Dollars for all amenities

    Resorts in Atlantic City accepts Momentum Dollars for all amenities

Other NOTES worthy of mention:

  1. Qualifying periods are the same, April through September
  2. As you elevate your Status, Momentum Dollar Accelerators will kick in to boost your Momentum Dollar earning rate. Ignite, Leap, Ascend,  & Soar boosts status points 10%, 15%, 20%, and 25% respectively.
  3. There is no opportunity for spending to earn points or status.  
  4. Mohegan Sun has an inflexible policy concerning “non-gambling” days.  If you use your momentum dollars for dining or drinks, if you take advantage of any offer comped to you, and if you swipe your card in a kiosk without gambling, Mohegan Sun counts it as a “non-gambling” day.  This means it is used to diminish your Average Daily Theoretical which calculates what comps you will be offered.  Be smart with what perks you use and when.
  5. Advantages: Ascend and Soar members may park in our Riverview garage, and Leap, Ascend and Soar members may park in the Indian Summer garage.
  6. When you play at a higher rate, you will earn more Status Points and Status Points are how you move up to a higher Status Card level.  Many times throughout the 6-month period, triple and double multiplier days are offered to boost your status even faster.

STATUS POINTS, MOMENTUM DOLLARS & CHOICE CREDITS

Inside one of three VIP lounges at Mohegan Sun

Inside one of three VIP lounges at Mohegan Sun

  1. Momentum Dollars are spendable at any of the shops or restaurants. These dollars are earned by gaming. One Momentum Dollar is equivalent to one dollar when using them for purchase in any of our shops or restaurants.  This is for ALL amenities.
  2. Status Points are earned through gaming and determine which card level members fall into.  Status Points, unlike Momentum Dollars, are earned at the same rate throughout every card level.
  3. Choice Credits are complimentary credits that are given to Ignite, Leap and Ascend members each month. Ignite members will receive 50 Choice Credits each month, Leap members will receive 200 Choice Credits each month and Ascend members will receive 800 Choice Credits each month.  Choice Credits can be used for VIP lounge access, Seasons Buffet entry, hotel stays, scooter rentals, gaming exchanges (available to Leap and Ascend members only) and Arena tickets.

 

That’s all for now.

Binbin

 

 

 

ZorkFest AC Was A Blast!

ZorkFest in Atlantic City.

The Atlantic City shore.

It was a wonderful weekend in New Jersey. So informative, with the friendliest group of people I’ve ever met.  Let me share the many great times we enjoyed.

First of all, I was so surprised to hear that so many people knew of NETimeGambling. I had no idea our little website wasn’t as small after all. (It brings a smile to me inside and out.)  The people I met were friendly, accepting and brilliant in the fields of gaming, Casino Rewards, and Travel Reward programs.  Everyone was so respectful, each with a little eccentricity and nerdy interest in these fields, and so many with expert knowledge.  I learned so much that my brain hurt (but in a good way).

Michael Trager and the TravelZork Team.

The man with a vision, Michael Trager

Eric, Coach Kitty, Angeline, Seth, David, Jeff……what a team.  This maiden voyage of ZorkFest was so well run and offered incredible classes, that many of the gambling enthusiasts didn’t even leave to play in the Bally’s AC casino! Michael Trager’s vision of the event paid off. His hospitality, generosity and expertise made it wonderful success. The quality of every session at ZorkFest was unbelievable. For those who weren’t able to attend, or chose not to, the good news is that ZorkFest 2018 is already being planned.

By the way, I won a Diamond Caesar’s Entertainment Players Card!  I was able to check out the Diamond lounge three times. It was a large area full of tables, free food and drinks, small fireplaces, great design with floor to wall windows with a beautiful view of the boardwalk, beach and Atlantic City ocean view.  The bar was almost as long as the “LongBar” at the D in downtown Las Vegas. Thank you TravelZork. Other perks included free valet parking, pass lines, and an immediate appreciation by the Bally’s staff.  Wow, it felt great.

Bally’ Atlantic City

Bally’s AC – it had been over five years since visiting Bally’s, never mind staying over.  The room in the Dennis Hotel was spacious clean, and met all our needs. I would stay there again – comped of course.

Bally’s Casino – the casino seemed completely different from the old boardwalk casino I would play very little in.  It was kinda dumpy, but now has a fresh look, with lots of new machines, a brighter tables area, and a more modern feel. My first attempt to gamble was Friday afternoon at Lobby Bar.  I didn’t stay long, since the pay tables were terrible.  I assumed that Video Poker was bad throughout the property.  Thanks to CoachKitty from the TravelZork Team for leading me to full-pay Jacks or Better.  There was also full-pay bonus poker on a Triple Play progressive (both at the quarter level).  Thanks to vpFree2 for the information on full-pay denominations and locations in the casino.

It All Came Down To The Peeps

I met so many players, podcasters, and professionals interested in certain aspects or areas of the gaming and travel industry that I felt blessed to be there.

Cousin Vito, our MC.

Cousin Vito – our MC fit the bill. The voice and owner of the best new gambling podcast for the recreational gambler, Cousin Vito Casino Podcast, did a great job starting us off.  Bravo!  And having quality time with his sidekick Cousin Mikey and Mrs. Cousin Vito (Amanda) made a true trifecta of fun.

Tony Snyder – from the 360Vegas podcast, was as entertaining as he is on the show.  Although he had a tough battle with a bull in Bally’s Wild Wild West, he still provided a great time.  Thanks for the “cee-gar” Tony.  I brought the rest of it home.  Is there such a thing as bronzing a cigar?

Tony Snyder, of 360Vegas podcast.

Craig was there from Atlantic City’s own podcast “Due For A Win.”  I’m sure he will have coverage of the event on his (and the other host Kyle’s) next podcast.  It was great meeting the guy behind the mic of a great podcast.

Jullian of the new VegasConfessions podcast was visiting the east cast from Vegas. Thanks Jullian for the upcoming documentary of ZorkFest I.  Your video will prove valuable to all of who attended this year when we view it in your suite in Vegas five years from now.

To Phil, Jay, Bryan, Amanda and Luke – great meeting you. I’m glad to have made some new friends.

Eric Rosenthal knows Caesars Total Rewards inside and out.

Eric Rosenthal – you are the most knowledgeable Rewards person I have ever known.  Your sessions were so interesting and thought provoking that it has changed my view of comps at gaming establishments forever.

Finally, Michael Trager – the most fascinating world traveler I ever met.  Your interest and effort in producing an outstanding event such as ZorkFest, to accompany the website TravelZork, Is greatly appreciated. You made a new and exciting event that will double and triple in the coming years.  Thank-you for the idea and the perseverance to make it a tremendous success.

Binbin415 from NETimeGambling.com

Curtain Call – an Explanation for Those Who Had No Clue What This Post Was About

If you read the entire post, and still don’t understand, then you must plan to attend next year. December possibly, and maybe in Las Vegas. ZorkFest features sessions on the combination of two worlds – travel Rewards (hotel, airlines, etc), the gaming industry, and the connections between both.

So, I will just say to all of you who didn’t attend this year

“see you at ZorkFest 2018”

Binbin