Valentine’s Day in New England’s Casinos

Love is in the air. It’s time to share your casino experience with your significant other. We have such great dining and amenities to take advantage of for Valentine’s Day in our New England Casinos. Don’t forget gift cards to the wonderful spas at Foxwoods, Mohegan Sun, and MGM Springfield.

Here are offers, dining and events to consider.


FOXWOODS RESORT CASINO, Mashantucket CT

RED LANTERN – SUSHI MAKING CLASS, February 9 & 16, 1pm – 3pm
$175 Per Couple. 
Includes Appetizers, Hands-On Sushi Instruction, Beverage Pairings, and VIP Admission to Shrine Nightclub.

Dining Specials at CAPUTO TRATTORIA, CEDARS STEAKHOUSE & OYSTER BAR, DAVID BURKE PRIME STEAKHOUSE, VERANDA CAFÉ, GOLDEN DRAGON, & VUE 24

February 17 – ROYAL ROSÉ TASTING. Celebrating all things Rosé with tastings, live music, Insta-Worthy moments and more. Enjoy Rosé in all its glory including Rosé wine, Rosé vodka, Rosé champagne and others Rosé-themed libations. Let our Rosé Wonderland take you to a world of wines, spirits and delectable food offerings



MGM SPRINGFIELD, Springfield MA

Chandler Steakhouse

Entertainment: 

  • The Lalas – A Valentine’s Day Burlesque Show. MGM Presents The Lalas in the Aria ballroom on February 14, 2019. We recommend that this show is appropriate for guests the age of 18 or older.
  • Dry Bar Comedy Tour -Thu • Feb 14 • 8:00 PM. The Armory at MGM Springfield. The comedians who’ve generated over 1 billion online views and millions of fans bring their clean “Comedy For Everyone” to clubs and theaters on a nationwide tour.
Anti-Valentine’s Day Party at TAP  Sports Bar – February 14, 2019; 9:00 PM – 1:00 AM
Lobby Bar – February 14, 2019. 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM. Enjoy some specialty cocktails with that special someone. Enjoy a special tasting by Veuve Clicquot as well as our Valentine’s Day Special Cocktail “Two Less Fish (In The Sea)”
Dining Specials – The Chandler Steakhouse & Cal Mare


MOHEGAN SUN Resort Casino, Uncasville CT

Taughannick Falls, part of Todd English’s Tuscany

Valentine’s Day Chocolate Distribution. Thursday, February 14th. The Shops Concourse
Distribution begins at 11:00am, while supplies last.

ENTERTAINMENT

Dining Specials at BALLO Italian RestaurantBobby Flay’s Bar AmericainBen & Jerry’sMichael Jordan’s 23.sportcafeMichael Jordan’s Steak HouseSolToroThe Lansdowne Irish Pub & Music HouseTodd English’s Tuscany

SHOPPING – Godiva Valentine’s Day specialty items:
New freshly dipped strawberry options
– Freshly made heart-shaped “lollipops”
– Freshly made truffle pops
– Pre order your 6 or 12 piece stem berry boxes by February 11th and receive a discount



OXFORD CASINO & Hotel, Oxford ME

Valentine’s Day Buffet – Thursday, February 14, 2019. 5:00pm – 9:00pm $24.95 per person



Plainridge Park Casino & Raceway, Plainville MA

CHOCOLATE BAR GIVEAWAY – February 14th in the Promo Zone.Earn 100 tier points on February 14 to claim your Chocolate Bar in the Promo Zone. Each bar contains a Golden Ticket of up to $1,000 Free SlotPlay



Tiverton Casino & Hotel, Tiverton RI

Dining Specials at Trattoria RomanaTuscan Chophouse



Twin River Casino & Hotel, Lincoln RI

Twin River STAYCATION – Rates Starting at:$145*/night (Sun – Thu) $235*/night (Fri – Sat). Includes: Hotel Room (King, 2 Queen, Murphy or ADA Room), $50 Food & Beverage Gift Card (applicable at any outlet including Fred & Steve’s), $20 Free Play. Call 800.874.3669

 

Happy Valentine’s Day everyone.

February Promotions and Events at New England’s Casinos

February is here with lots of monthly promotions and events.

GAMBLING PROMOTIONS

FOXWOODS RESORT CASINO, Mashantucket CT

High Stakes Bingo, FW

CELEBRATE 27 YEARS OF THE WONDER OF IT ALL – Norwegian Cruise Line® Giveaways • $27 Food and Beverage Offerings • $27 Extreme Adventures • and much more!

Pajama Party Brunch BRUNCH, LIQUID SUNDAY STYLE – Centrale Fox Tower. 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM • Every first Sunday until April 7. Throw on your cutest/sexiest PJ’s and party at Centrale Fox Tower with drinks and a DJ. $20 General Admission – Includes choice of Mimosa or Bellini toast at noon.  $45 VIP – Includes access to the brunch buffet and choice of Champagne, Mimosa, or Bellini toast.

WIN A NORWEGIAN CRUISE VACATION – EARN ENTRIES FEBRUARY 8 – MARCH 6
DRAWING MARCH 7, 7:00 PM. Qualify by playing your favorite Slots, Table Games, Bingo, Keno, Race Book, and Poker with your Foxwoods Rewards Card. For every two (2) Points earned, receive one entry into the drawing.

3x Tier Credits – FEBRUARY 8 • MARCH 8 • BEGINNING AT 6AM. Tier up faster with TRIPLE TIER CREDITS. Earn TRIPLE TIER CREDITS on slots, table games, keno, poker and race book.

Earn 2X Rewards Points – Monday, February 11 • Beginning at 6AM. Simply play your favorite Slots, Table Games, Keno, Race Book, and Bingo

$2,000 Hot Seat – YOUR CHANCE TO WIN $2,000 EACH HOUR. Wednesday, February 20 • 12:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Presidents Day Poker – $100,000 GUARANTEED. FEBRUARY 16 – 18Full Schedule

President’s Day Bingo – SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 16. Doors Open at 7:00AM • Games Begin at 10:30AM

Chinese New Year | Year of the Pig – Celebrate the Year of the Pig at Foxwoods with Mystery Cash, Prize Drawings, and more

Winter Deep Freeze Poker Challenge – $300,000 GUARANTEED!

ONGOING PROMOTIONS –  SPECIAL MILITARY OFFERS & DISCOUNTS, High Hand Poker Frenzy, Young & Fun Days, 55+ Offers



HOLLYWOOD Casino, Hotel & Raceway, BANGOR ME

Hollywood Legends Rewards – Sundays 1PM – 4PM. Patrons age fifty and older can swipe their Marquee Rewards card at our promotional kiosk to be eligible for our Hollywood Legends Promotional Game, where you can win up to $100 in Free SlotPlay.

Poker Stay & Play – ACCUMULATE 6 HOURS OF CASH PLAY IN THE POKER ROOM AND RECEIVE A SPECIAL ROOM RATE. Sundays through Thursdays.

Early Bird –  your chance to win Free SlotPlay based on your tier. February 2  from 1PM – 4PM we’ll call one winner every 10 minutes.

ONGOING PROMOS:  QUEEN OF HEARTS PROGRESSIVEBIRTHDAY BASH, Midweek Moolah,  Jackpot Party50 PLUS REWARDS KIOSK – Every Sunday 1PM – 4PM,



MGM SPRINGFIELD, Springfield MA

Inside MGM casino

Scratch It Rich – Swipe & Win. Receive one additional swipe for every 350 slot points or 500 tier credits from table play daily. All points earned on slot machines will be multiplied 2x. $80,000 Saturday Drawings. Finale Drawing is February 23. Be one of five winners at 10:00 p.m. for a chance at the Grand Prize of $5,000 FREEPLAY.

Chinese New Year – February 9. The year of the Pig with Traditional Lion Dance, starting at 3 p.m. on Armory Square, the Asian American Culture Center’s energetic dance troupe will perform the ceremonial dance featuring five authentic lion costumes. Don’t miss the Money God who will be handing out red envelopes with monetary gifts inside signifying great wealth ahead.

$30,000 Blackjack Tournament – On Mondays in February, beginning at 10:00 a.m. each day, M life Rewards members can win up to $5,000 in promotional chips, plus have the chance at claiming the million dollar prize.

President’s Day Lincoln MKC Giveaway – Monday,February 18. Earnings Begins February 1. Earn one entry for every slot point or tier credit from table play until President’s Day, Monday. February 18 at 6:59p.m.  Monday Drawings, February 18 at 2:00p.m. Be one of five hourly winners from 2:00p.m. to 6:00p.m. for a change to win FREEPLAY or promotional chips.  Grand Finale, February 18 at 7:00p.m.

ONGOING PROMOS:  MILITARY & VETERANS PROGRAM



MOHEGAN SUN Resort Casino, Uncasville CT

Mohegan Sun casino of the Sky

Gimme Some Sugar Giveaway – February 1st – March 31st. Swipe your Momentum card once a day at any promotional kiosk and you could sweeten your luck with Momentum Dollars or up to $1,000 in Free Slot Play. Triple your chances of winning each day. Play your favorite games to earn extra swipes. Earn 10 Momentum Dollars to get a second swipe! Earn another 10 Momentum Dollars and get a third swipe!

LUCKY SEAT FEBRUARY – Monday, February 4th 2019, 12:00pm. Weekly until Monday, February 25th 2019. ONE TABLE WILL BE RANDOMLY SELECTED EACH HOUR TO WIN. MONDAYS | NOON – 9:00PM $300 to one lucky seat / $100 to all other active players at the table. FRIDAYS | NOON – 10:00PM $300 to one lucky seat $150 to all other active players at the table

TRIPLE STATUS POINTS DAYS – February 17th.

Double Momentum Dollars & Double Status points February 8th

ONGOING PROMOTIONS – TURN 21 AT MOHEGAN SUN,  FOREVER YOUNG WEDNESDAYS 



OXFORD CASINO & Hotel, Oxford ME

Inside Oxford Casino, Oxford Maine

Valentine’s Day Buffet – Thursday, February 14, 2019. 5:00pm – 9:00pm $24.95 per person

President’s Day Buffet – Monday, February 18, 10:30am – 3:00pm. Regular price $12.95 per person. Earn 500 tier points between 8:00am and 2:00pm and get a President’s Day buffet!

The Great 250K Giveaway – Earn entries 10X faster on SUNDAYS – Every 50 Tier points will earn you an extra entry!

Thursday Dinner Buffet – Earn 500 tier points between 5:00am and 7:00pm to get a FREE Thursday Dinner buffet

ONGOING PROMOTIONS2018 Birthday Bash,  Fat Stacks of Cash, SATURDAYSuper 6SUNDAY16X Multiplier  TUESDAY – 15X Multiplier,  WEDNESDAY15X Multiplier & Seniors Day,  THURSDAY – Missile Madness, Every Thursday.  3:00pm – 8:00pm &– Free Lunch Buffet (100 pts earned)FRIDAY –  Mega High 5 , Prime Rib BuffetWeekend Breakfast Buffets



Plainridge Park Casino & Raceway, Plainville MA

Plainridge Park Casino

Busy Casino – Plainridge Park Casino

PROSPECTORS PLUNGEWednesdays in February, Win up to $500 in Free SlotPlay every hour during our Prospectors Plunge Bonus Slot Tournaments. Complete the Bonus Spins within 15 minutes after the top of the hour. The Top 10 High Scores will be awarded Free SlotPlay Prizes.

GREEN IS THE COLOR OF LOVE – February 1 – 23. From 4PM – 9PM, 5 winners will be selected every hour to win up to $1,000 Free SlotPlay.

MONEY GRAB MACHINE – February 9th – 16th, 4PM – 9PM. 5 winners will be selected every hour to step into our Money Grab Machine! Grab your share of Free SlotPlay in 30 seconds.

SILVER FRAME GIVEAWAY – February 10th. 1PM – 6PM. Earn 100 tier points on February 10 to claim a 5 x 7 Silver Frame in the Promo Zone.

CHOCOLATE BAR GIVEAWAY – February 14th in the Promo Zone.Earn 100 tier points on February 14 to claim your Chocolate Bar in the Promo Zone. Each bar contains a Golden Ticket of up to $1,000 Free SlotPlay

ONGOING PROMOTIONS – 50+ REWARDS, P OF DIAMONDS



Twin River Casino & Hotel

Inside Twin River Casino's cavernous first floor casino.

Inside Twin River Casino’s cavernous first floor casino.

Twin River STAYCATION – Rates Starting at:$145*/night (Sun – Thu) $235*/night (Fri – Sat). Includes: Hotel Room (King, 2 Queen, Murphy or ADA Room), $50 Food & Beverage Gift Card (applicable at any outlet including Fred & Steve’s), $20 Free Play. Call 800.874.3669



CASINO EVENTS

February 9 – BLACK WOLVES VS. Rochester KnightHawkes, NLL Lacrosse at Mohegan Sun Arena, 7:00PM

February 15th – KC & the Sunshine Band, 8:00PM, Twin River Event Center

February 15 – BELLATOR MMA at Mohegan Sun Arena, 6:30PM

February 16 – BELLATOR MMA at Mohegan Sun Arena, 7:30PM

February 15 -17 – CONNECTICUT OUTDOOR EXPO at Earth Expo & Convention Center, Mohegan Sun

February 17th – Royal Rosé – all things Rosé with tastings, live music, Insta-Worthy moments

February 17 – BLACK WOLVES VS. Philadelphia Wings, NLL Lacrosse at Mohegan Sun Arena, 3:00PM

February 22-24 –SOUTHEASTERN CONNECTICUT HOME & GARDEN SHOW at Earth Expo & Convention Center, Mohegan Sun

February 23rd – CES MMA, 7:00pm, at Twin River Event Center

February 24 – BLACK WOLVES VS. Toronto Rock NLL Lacrosse at Mohegan Sun Arena, 1:00PM

February 26 – ECC BOYS BASKETBALL CHAMPIONSHIP; 6:00PM



ENTERTAINMENT

February 8 – Adam Corrola at the Fox Theater, Foxwoods, 8:00PM

February 8 – Brett Young at the Grand Theater, Foxwoods, 8:00PM

February 8 – Old Dominion at Mohegan Sun Arena, 7:30PM

February 9 – Aziz Ansari: Road to Nowhere at the Grand Theater, Foxwoods, 7:30PM

February 9 – Preacher Lawson at the Fox Theater, Foxwoods, 8:00PM

February 9 – Jimmy Dunn at The Loft, Plainridge Park, 8:00PM

February 15 – Gin Blossoms at the Fox Theater, Foxwoods, 8:00PM

February 15 – An Evening of Love, Featuring KEITH SWEAT • SILK • LLOYD • BOBBY VALENTINO  • MYA at the Grand Theater, Foxwoods, 8:00PM

February 16 – Steve Martin and Martin Short: “Now You See Them, Soon You Won’t” at the Grand Theater, Foxwoods, 7:00PM

February 16 – Ultrasonic Rock Orchestra at the Fox Theater, Foxwoods, 8:00PM

February 17 – El Gran Combo & La Sonora Poncena at the Grand Theater, Foxwoods, 7:00PM

February 18 – KIDZ BOP at Mohegan Sun Arena, 4:00PM

February 21 – Flogging Molly at the Fox Theater, Foxwoods, 7:30PM

February 22 – Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness at the Fox Theater, Foxwoods, 7:30PM

February 22 – Jim Gaffigan at the Grand Theater, Foxwoods, 8:00PM

February 23 – Jim Gaffigan at the Grand Theater, Foxwoods, 7:00PM & 9:55PM

February 23 – Disturbed at Mohegan Sun Arena, 7:30PM

February 24 – Jim Gaffigan at the Grand Theater, Foxwoods, 7:00PM

March 2 – Shinedown at Mohegan Sun Arena, 7:00PM

March 3 – Darci Lynne at the Grand Theater, Foxwoods, 7:00PM

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.  Summer Concert Series at the Darling Waterfront Pavillion is walking distance from Bangor Hollywood Casino
  • Newport Grand offers Free shows by Tribute bands  almost every weekend.  Click HERE for schedule.
  • Twin River Casino Lighthouse Loungeright in the middle of the downstairs casino.  Shipyard Pub – Upstairs in Non-smoking.
  • Tiverton CasinoCenter Bar
  • Plainridge Park Casino – the Revolution Lounge offers entertainment on the weekends
  • MGM Springfield – Commonwealth Bar & Lounge
  • Foxwoods – Atrium Lounge – Live bands on the weekend, specialty cocktails and great time.

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Celebrate the Year of the Pig at Foxwoods, MoSun & MGM Springfield

This month our New England Casinos are celebrating the Year of the Pig 2019 : a year of fortune and luck!

Background

The Pig occupies the last (12th) position in the Chinese Zodiac. You are a “Pig Chinese Zodiac native” if you are born in one of these years: 1935, 1947, 1959, 1971, 1983, 1995, 2007, 2019 . 2019 is a great year to make money, and a good year to invest.

According to one myth, the Jade Emperor said the order would be decided by the order in which they arrived to his party. Pig was late because he overslept. Another story says that a wolf destroyed his house. He had to rebuild his home before he could set off. When he arrived, he was the last one and could only take twelfth place. In Chinese culture, pigs are the symbol of wealth.

Lucky things for Pigs – It seems that success and wealth is based in the East, and Northeast – Like NEW ENGLAND!

  • Colors: yellow, gray, brown
  • Numbers: 2, 5, 8
  • Mineral: agate
  • Directions of auspiciousness: southeast, east
  • Directions of wealth: northeast
  • Directions of love: north

Unlucky things for Pigs – Maybe craps isn’t the game for those born in a year of the pig – green (felt) and the number 7 sounds like an unlucky combination.

  • Colors: blue, green
  • Numbers: 1, 7, 9

CELEBRATIONS & Promotions

Foxwoods Resort Casino

Chinese New Year Lion Dance – CELEBRATE THE YEAR OF THE PIGFebruary 10 • 11AM. The opening performance will begin in the Grand Pequot Hotel Lobby. The parade will proceed to the Grand Pequot Casino rotunda and then down the Concourse and the Grand Finale will take place in Rainmaker Square.

Lucky 10 DrawingEarn Entries February 2nd 12:00 AM – February 17th 6:00 PM. Drawing February 17th at 7:00 PM. Guests arriving on any International bus have a chance to enter by simply playing their favorite slot machines, poker, keno, table games, or Race Book to enter.  For every one (1) Foxwoods Rewards Point earned during the promotional time period, guests will receive one entry into the drawing for a chance to win a choice of $100 in BSP, 100 Points or $100 in Free Bet.

Lunar New Year Lucky Red Envelope – February 5 – 10, 2019 • Bus Lobby. All patrons arriving on the International buses beginning February 5th through February 10th, 2019 will be eligible to receive one Lucky Red Envelope containing a $5 Match Play.

Asian Food Festival – February 8 – February 10 • 10AM – 8PM • Celebration Zone on Great Cedar Concourse. Learn about Chinese culture. Chinese new year foods, artworks, and costumes will be on display and available for purchase. Performances will include a sword dance, long pot tea performance, Szechuan acrobat performance, Chinese folk dancing, and martial arts presentation. This is a family friendly event and open to all ages.

MOHEGAN SUN RESORT CASINO

Mohegan Sun is ringing in the Lunar New Year with a variety of events including A-Lin from Taiwan inside Mohegan Sun Arena. The show will take place at 1:00am on Sunday, February 3rd and tickets are VIP $188.00, $148.00, $118.00, $98.00 and $68.00 and are on sale now.

Beginning Tuesday, February 5th, Red Envelopes will be distributed to Momentum members with valid ID for Asian bus line runs. The giveaway starts the first day of the Lunar New Year and lasts through Monday, February 11th. During this period, guests who ride the Asian buses can receive a Red Envelope with cash varying from $5.00 to $100.00 inside. The Money God will also visit The Shops concourse from Noon to 2:00pm on Sunday, February 10th for another Red Envelope giveaway and photo opportunity. Miss NY Chinese Pageant 2018 winners will be present to greet guests. There will also be Chinese arts and crafts demonstrations such as calligraphy and paper-cutting.

Also on Sunday, February 10th, don’t miss the traditional Lion Dance that will tour through the Mohegan Sun property. The Lion Dance has long symbolized the exorcising of evil spirits and summoning luck and fortune. The performance will start at 2:00pm heading from Sunrise Square and making its way through Casino of the Sky and Casino of the Wind.

MGM Springfield Resort Casino

February 9 – The year of the Pig with Traditional Lion Dance on February 9 Starting at 3 p.m. on Armory Square, the Asian American Culture Center’s energetic dance troupe will perform the ceremonial dance featuring five authentic lion costumes. Don’t miss the Money God who will be handing out red envelopes with monetary gifts inside signifying great wealth ahead.