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.
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.
2 Casinos in New England – Bangor, Maine & Plainville, Massachusetts
Penn National Gaming, who owns Plainridge Park Casino & Raceway in Plainville, Massachusetts & Hollywood Casino, Hotel & Raceway in Bangor, Maine are ramping up its image with increased and improved promotions. The promotions are many and interesting. Hollywood alone shows more media connections by offering patrons daily emails of news and promos.
Hollywood Casino, Maine
Before the Massachusetts expansion, Hollywood’s Bangor Casino seemed to be riding the tide of being the only hotel/casino in the area, with Twin River Casino in Rhode Island the closest competitor. But with competition from Oxford Casino in Oxford, Maine and Massachusetts, things needed to get serious. Hollywood’s website and media effort seemed almost like an afterthought – until the last few months.
Now, Penn Gaming is raising the bar in entertainment, dining, and gambling promotions to get you – yes YOU – in the door.
Penn National Gaming, through its subsidiaries, owns, operates or has ownership interests in gaming and racing facilities with a focus on slot machine entertainment. The Company presently operates twenty-six facilities in seventeen jurisdictions, including Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Maine, Massachusetts, Maryland, Mississippi, Missouri, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Texas, West Virginia, and Ontario.
Plainridge Park Casino in Massachusetts
The company traces its roots to Penn National Race Course, which opened in 1972. As recent as April 2015, the company agreed to purchase the Tropicana for $360 million to gets it’s first pretense on the Las Vegas Strip.
Plainridge has shown success beyond the Bay State’s dreams. It’s location, newness, and continued push through social media continues to impress – not resting on its summer laurels. And now, Penn it starting the same social media barrage in Maine – a very needed addition to raise Hollywood in Bangor out of its roller coaster revenue ride.
If you check out the two casino websites, you will find expanded promotions schedules, racing schedules, login ability to check your Marquee Rewards, and more. Entertainment schedules are still included, with many different options through out the week, especially in Plainville.
Hollywood Casino Hotel in Bangor, Maine
So, click on the side bar links and get to know Penn’s two casinos – the only two casinos in New England linked by the same rewards club! And take a weekend this autumn to drive to Hollywood if you live in southern New England. The hotel is nice, Bangor is a great little town, the foliage should be awesome (don’t wait too long) and check out the Casino.