New England Casinos June Promotions and Events

It’s time for our monthly look at promotions and happenings at New England Casinos in June. While the gambling promotions continue to be for only June, the entertainment and event listings cover the entire summer, from June to September 1st.


New England Casinos june GAMBLING PROMOTIONS

FOXWOODS RESORT CASINO, Mashantucket CT

MGM Tower at Foxwoods - Right side.

Fox and Grand Pequot Hotels & Casinos


HOLLYWOOD Casino, Hotel & Raceway, BANGOR ME

Hotel at Hollywood, Bangor

Hotel at Hollywood, Bangor


 

MGM SPRINGFIELD, Springfield MA

South Market where casual eateries will be found – North side, next to parking

  • MGM MillionsMay 27 to July 27. M life® Rewards members can swipe their card at any promotional kiosk and receive one complimentary set of six numbers for that week’s MGM Millions drawing. Earn 1,500 slot points or 2,000 Tier Credits from table play and receive a second entry. Every Saturday at 8:00 PM
  • Mystery Point Multiplier Monday, June 17th. Swipe at kiosk to activate your bonus point multiplier, up to 5X.
  • Spin & Win – Wednesdays in June 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
  • Summer Celebration Swipe & WinThursdays in June, 10:00 AM to 8:00 PM
  • Tier Credit Multiplier Tuesday in June  Swipe at kiosk to activate Tier Credit Multiplier for entire day.  Sapphire=2X, Pearl=3X, Gold=4X & Platinum / Noir=5X
  • Over Under Fridays in June, 5-10PM. Earn one electronic entry for every slot point or Tier Credit from table play. Then beginning at 5:00 p.m., an entry will be chosen every 30 minutes to play the Over Under game.
  • ONGOING PROMOS:  MILITARY & VETERANS PROGRAM

MOHEGAN SUN Resort Casino, Uncasville CT

Earth Hotel, at Mohegan Sun 


OXFORD CASINO & Hotel, Oxford ME

 Entrance and Hotel, Oxford Casino


Plainridge Park Casino & Raceway, Plainville MA

Plainridge Park Morning

Plainridge Park, Plainville, MA

  • Flag Giveaway – June 14th, 11:00AM
  • FATHER’S DAY GIFT GIVEAWAYJune 16, 11AM – 4PM. Earn 100 tier points on Father’s Day, to claim your 4-in-1 Emergency Tool
  • 4TH ANNIVERSARY BBQJune 24th, 3PM – 7PM. The first 400 guests to join us in the Promo Zone will receive a Super Defrosting Tray. ENJOY HOT DOGS, POPCORN & COTTON CANDY!
  • SUNDAY SLOTPLAY DRAWINGS June 9 & 23, 1PM – 6PM
  • $25K SUPER PRIZE WHEEL –  June 8, 15 & 22, 5PM – 9:30PM. 5 winners will be selected every half hour to spin the Super Prize Wheel. Each winner will spin the prize wheel three times. If those spins equal exactly $500, receive the Grand Prize of $25,000 cash. One winner every half hour will be awarded $500 Free SlotPlay from 1pm – 6pm.
  • SUPER PROGRESSIVE CASH JACKPOT – June 29th, 6PM – 9PM. Earn entries daily by swiping your Marquee Rewards card at any promotional kiosk.
  • ONGOING PROMOTIONS – 50+ REWARDS, P OF Diamonds, SPRING FEVER HOT SEAT

Tiverton Casino & Hotel, Tiverton, RI

Tiverton Hotel



New England Casinos June, July & August – Summer Events Schedule

June

July

August

  • August 1 – CT Sun  vs Phoenix Mercury, Mohegan Sun Arena 7:00PM
  • August 9 thru 11 – Terrificon at Earth Expo & Convention Center, Mohegan Sun
  • August 16 – CT Sun  vs Seattle Storm, Mohegan Sun Arena 7:30PM
  • August 17 & 18 – CT PSYCHIC & BEYOND EXPO at Earth Expo & Convention Center, Mohegan Sun
  • August 23 – August 16 – CT Sun  vs Las Vegas Aces, Mohegan Sun Arena 7:30PM
  • August 31 / Sept. 1 – NEW ENGLAND FOOD TRUCK FESTIVAL, Mohegan Sun


New England Casinos June, July & August -Summer ENTERTAINMENT Schedule

June

  • May thru August 1stMGM LIVE! New outdoor concert series
  • June thru SeptDarling Waterfront Concert Series, Bangor Maine; Hotel Packages at Hollywood Bangor
  • July 5 thru August 30Hot Summer Fun Party Rooftop Concert Series, the Riverview Garage Rooftop, Mohegan Sun
  • June 13Pentatonix with Rachel Platten at Mohegan Sun Arena, 8:00PM
  • June 14 – The Fab Faux Performing a Glorious Hodgepodge of Beatles – at the Fox Theater, Foxwoods, 8:00PM
  • June 14 – HERMAN’S HERMITS STARRING PETER NOONE – at Wolf Den, Mohegan Sun Arena, 8:00PM (free)
  • June 14 – Wu Tang Clan – at Mohegan Sun Arena, 8:00PM
  • June 15Bob Marley at the Fox Theater, Foxwoods, 8:00PM
  • June 21 – Diana Ross at the Grand Theater, Foxwoods, 8:00PM
  • June 21 – SPECIAL PERFORMANCE BY LUDACRIS + MUSIC BY DJ SPADE at Novelle, Mohegan Sun , 10:00PM
  • June 21 – Lonestar at Twin River Event Center, 8:00pm
  • June 22 – Martina McBride at Twin River Event Center, 8:00pm
  • June 22 – MUSIC BY DJ CASSIDY + SPECIAL GUESTS KHLOE KARDASHIAN, CIARA AND MANY MORE at Novelle, Mohegan Sun , 10:00PM
  • June 23Michael McDonald & Chaka Khan at the Grand Theater, Foxwoods, 7:30PM
  • June 28Pat Benatar & Neil Giraldo and Melissa Etheridge at the Grand Theater, Foxwoods, 7:00PM

JULY

  • July 3Boz Scaggs: Out of The Blues Tour 2019 at Twin River Event Center, 8:00pm
  • July 3 – New Kids on the Block at Mohegan Sun Arena, 7:30PM
  • July 4 – Alice Cooper at the Grand Theater, Foxwoods, 8:00PM
  • July 4 – Toby Keith at Mohegan Sun Arena, 8:00PM
  • July 4 – Foghat at Wolf Den, Mohegan Sun Arena, 8:00PM (free)
  • July 6Billy Bob Thornton & The Boxmasters, at Wolf Den, Mohegan Sun Arena, 8:00PM (free)
  • July 7Kansas at the Fox Theater, Foxwoods, 7:00PM
  • July 7 – Little Big Town at Mohegan Sun Arena, 7:30PM
  • July 9 & 10Phish at Mohegan Sun Arena, 7:30PM
  • July 11Motor City Live at Twin River Event Center, 7:00pm
  • July 11 – Sublime with Rome at Mohegan Sun Arena, 8:00PM
  • July 12 – Anthony Hamilton & Musiq Soulchild at the Grand Theater, Foxwoods, 8:00PM
  • July 12 – Rob Schneider at the Fox Theater, Foxwoods, 8:00PM
  • July 13 – Vic DiBitetto at the Fox Theater, Foxwoods, 7:30PM
  • July 13 – Queen Latifah at Mohegan Sun Arena, 8:00PM
  • July 18 – Motor City Live at Twin River Event Center, 7:00pm
  • July 18 – Amos Lee & Bruce Hornsby and the Noisemakers at the Grand Theater, Foxwoods, 7:30PM
  • July 19“WEIRD AL” YANKOVIC | The Strings Attached Tour 2019 at the Grand Theater, Foxwoods, 8:00PM
  • July 20 Lionel Richie at Mohegan Sun Arena, 7:30PM
  • July 20 – Nickelodeon’s JoJo Siwa D.R.E.A.M. The Tour at the Grand Theater, Foxwoods, 7:00PM
  • July 20 – Sinatra Meets The Sopranos at the Fox Theater, Foxwoods, 8:00PM
  • July 21ELVIS COSTELLO & THE IMPOSTERS AND BLONDIE at Mohegan Sun Arena, 7:00PM
  • July 23The Sunshine Tour: Pablo Cruise, Orleans & Firefall at Twin River Event Center, 8:00pm
  • July 25Motor City Live at Twin River Event Center, 7:00pm
  • July 26Godsmack at Mohegan Sun Arena, 8:00PM
  • July 26 – Everclear at Wolf Den, Mohegan Sun Arena, 8:00PM (free)
  • July 26 & 27Reba McEntire at the Grand Theater, Foxwoods, 8:00PM
  • July 27Big Bad Voodoo Daddy at Wolf Den, Mohegan Sun Arena, 8:00PM (free)
  • July 28Jeffrey Osborne Celebrity Classic All Star Comedy Explosion – at Twin River Event Center, 8:00pm
  • July 28 – Ben Folds and the Violent Femmes at Mohegan Sun Arena, 7:30PM
  • July 28 – Aaron Lewis: State I’m In Tour at the Grand Theater, Foxwoods, 7:00PM

August

  • August 1Motor City Live at Twin River Event Center, 7:00pm
  • August 2A Woodstock Experience to Benefit St. Jude’s Hospital at the Fox Theater, Foxwoods, 8:00PM
  • August 2 – Steve Miller Band & Marty Stuart & His Fabulous Superlatives at the Grand Theater, Foxwoods, 8:00PM
  • August 2 – Lady Antebellum at Mohegan Sun Arena, 8:00PM
  • August 3A Woodstock Experience to Benefit St. Jude’s Hospital at the Fox Theater,  Foxwoods, 7:30PM
  • August 3 – rian Adams & Billy Idol at Mohegan Sun Arena, 8:00PM
  • August 3 – Jerry Seinfeld at the Grand Theater, Foxwoods, 8:00PM
  • August 4Rob Thomas with Abby Anderson at Mohegan Sun Arena, 8:00PM
  • August 8Tesla at the Grand Theater, Foxwoods, 8:00PM
  • August 8 – Jon Bellion at Mohegan Sun Arena, 8:00PM
  • August 9Tom Segura at the Grand Theater, Foxwoods, 8:00PM
  • August 9 – WHY DON’T WE WITH SPECIAL GUEST EBEN at Mohegan Sun Arena, 7:00PM
  • August 9 – 85 South Show – DC Young Fly, Karlous Miller & Chico Bean at the Fox Theater, Foxwoods, 8:00PM
  • August 10Air Supply at Twin River Event Center, 8:00pm
  • August 10 – Chris Tucker at Mohegan Sun Arena, 8:00PM
  • August 10 – Hammer’s House Party at the Grand Theater, Foxwoods, 8:00PM
  • August 11Train & Goo Goo Dolls at Mohegan Sun Arena, 7:00PM
  • August 16Mark Knopfler at the Grand Theater, Foxwoods, 8:00PM
  • August 17The O’Jays & Kool and The Gang at the Grand Theater, Foxwoods, 8:00PM
  • August 17 – Jonas Brothers at Mohegan Sun Arena, 7:30PM
  • August 22An Evening with Jill Scott at the Grand Theater, Foxwoods, 8:00PM
  • August 22 – Nickelback – at Mohegan Sun Arena, 7:30PM
  • August 23Bad Company at Twin River Event Center, 8:00pm
  • August 23 – Squeeze • The Squeeze Songbook Tour at the Fox Theater, Foxwoods, 8:00PM
  • August 24Ron White at the Grand Theater, Foxwoods, 8:00PM
  • August 24 – Daughtry at Mohegan Sun Arena, 7:30PM
  • August 25Lenny Kravitz at the Grand Theater, Foxwoods, 7:00PM
  • August 30Brooks & Dunn at the Grand Theater, Foxwoods, 8:00PM
  • August 30Shawn Mendes with Special Guest Alessia Cara at Mohegan Sun Arena, 7:30PM

OTHER CASINO ENTERTAINMENT VENUES In New England

  • 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 (seasonal)
  • Tiverton offers duos 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.

Visiting New England’s CasinosThis Summer?

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:  ConnecticutFoxwoods Resort/Casino and Mohegan Sun Resort/Casino; Rhode Island – Tiverton Casino Hotel and Twin River Hotel/Casino; Massachusetts – Plainridge Park Casino & Raceway, MGM Springfield and Encore Boston Harbor ; Maine –  Oxford Casino  and Hollywood Bangor Hotel, Casino & Raceway.


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Robin T Aubin (Binbin)

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Recreational Gambling Requires Responsible Gambling

Losing at Gambling?

Be aware of your Gambling

Once each year, I pause the gambling news and hype to be sure we look at the seriousness of problem gambling. March is Problem Gambling Awareness month.  It comes at a perfect time in New England in 2019 when the expansion of gambling continues at a feverish pitch. The addition of legal sports betting in Rhode Island, and probably other states in our region by the end of the year, brings more concern to those who might battle gambling additions. ,

MARCH IS PROBLEM GAMBLING AWARENESS MONTH!

Problem Gambling Awareness Month (PGAM) is a grassroots campaign that depends on the participation of NCPG state Affiliate, organizational and individual members, state health agencies, gambling companies, recovery groups and a wide range of healthcare organizations and providers.

Approximately 2 million (1%) of U.S. adults are estimated to meet criteria for pathological gambling, another 4-6 million (2-3%) would be considered problem gamblers; yet for many, gambling remains a hidden addiction.  As March Madness reaches a crescendo with an estimated $10 billion in bets placed on the NCAA basketball championship games, calls to the National Problem Gambling Helpline (1-800-522-4700) spike an average of 30% during the month

In 2017, according to an info-graphic released by the NCPG, problem gambling accounted for $7 billion in the US annually due to addiction, bankruptcy, and crime. Of the estimated five million Americans who already meet the criteria for gambling addiction, three in four have problems with alcohol, 38 percent use or have used illegal drugs, and 20 percent have attempted or committed suicide.

Changing Tide

According to the American Gambling Association, new research released shows that “with American acceptance of gaming at an all-time high, casino gamblers are actively practicing responsible gaming….. Bettors report setting budgets, sticking to them and being aware of available responsible gaming resources at significantly high rates.”

According to the research:

  • 9 in 10 casual bettors set a budget before they visit a casino;
  • 90 percent of those visitors report success in tracking their spending; and
  • 8 in 10 casual casino visitors and 9 in 10 avid casino visitors are aware of responsible gaming resources.

Massachusetts leads the charge

The Massachusetts Gaming Commission (MGC) implemented many initiatives to curb problem gambling in Massachusetts Casinos, including:

  • PREVENTION:  This month SEIGMA researchers will release evidence-based guidelines designed to help Massachusetts residents make informed decisions about gambling behavior. The upcoming report Low-Risk Gambling Guidelines for Massachusetts defines the point at which level of gambling engagement (i.e. frequency and expenditure) increases risk.RESEARCH: This month the MGC will select organizations to conduct Community-Driven Research. The research objective is to provide communities with the opportunity to define the issue or question relating to the introduction of casino gambling in Massachusetts. This initiative puts the community first and emphasizes collaboration between researchers.EDUCATION: MGC continues to generate awareness about its popular, responsible gaming program GameSense and is working closely with GameSense Advisors at Plainridge Park Casino and MGM Springfield to host a series of activities for casino employees. As the eyes and ears of the casino, employees play a key role in identifying persons who may be struggling with gambling. Educating casino staff about available programs and resources has increased benefit because research identifies gaming employees as being at a greater risk of developing a gambling problem.COMMUNICATION: Throughout the month, MGC will implement a digital campaign across its multiple social media channels to promote awareness and educate the public about MGC’s voluntary self-exclusion program and the Massachusetts Council on Compulsive Gambling helpline.

    COLLABORATION: Plainridge Park Casino employees will wear GameSense-branded PGAM buttons throughout the month. MGM Springfield produced a “Fact or Myth” video featuring a GameSense Advisor and the educational video will be shown to employees at multiple MGM properties.

    SUPPORT: MGC supports the Cambridge Health Alliance’s ‘Gambling Disorder Screening Day’ taking place on March 12, 2019. On the same day, GameSense Advisors will offer problem gambling screening at Plainridge Park Casino and MGM Springfield.

Gamesense 2Kudos to MGM International for implementing GameSense at its resorts in Las Vegas and elsewhere around the country, not just in Springfield where it is required.

Gambling Companies Also Looking to Help

Everi, IGT, and Aristocrat are only a few of the gambling industry giants working with the AGA create responsible gambling. Check out these articles from the AGA’s website:

Everi Provides Tools To Help Customers Play Responsibly

IGT Helps Operators Protect Players and Keep Gaming Fun

Aristocrat: Using Technology To Support Responsible Gaming

Every casino in New England has some form of help, from self-exclusion programs, live chat link on websites for immediate help, or state hotlines like Connecticut Council on Problem Gambling. For more information on problem gambling, go to the National Council on Problem Gambling website.  Help each other if your friends, family or children seem to be spending money they don’t have.  If you have questions or concerns about your own gambling, take the 20 Question Check at Gambler’s Anonymous.  Wouldn’t it be great to not have to worry?

Binbin – Embrace the Awareness of Responsible Gambling

 

New England Casino Gambling History – Updated

What seemed to be a slow trot towards socially approving gambling in New England has changed to a sprint, with no finish line in sight. Expansion continues, with the word “saturation” thrown around annually. While we don’t know what the future holds concerning sports betting, casinos in Bridgeport, CT., East Windsor, CT., and southeastern Massachusetts, and the future competition in southern New England, we can look back to see how we got here.

My interest in gambling history began with playing card games – playing cribbage and Michigan Rummy while in elementary school. With visits to Hartford Jai-Alai and Plainfield Greyhound Racetrack during my twenties, visits to the Sands in Atlantic City and Foxwoods Bingo in my thirties, and the Connecticut expansion in the 1990’s, I was hooked.

"Roll the Bones" by Dr. David Schwartz

“Roll the Bones” by Dr. David Schwartz

One of my favorite books is “Roll the Bones” by Dr. David Schwartz. In his book, Dr. Dave explains that “….the human predilection for a wager shaped human history from the Ice Age to the Information Age. People spend nearly one trillion dollars worldwide on gambling a year–wouldn’t you like to learn a little about how we got there?”  The fact is, I did!.

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New England played a big part in the assertion of gambling in America. According to the California State Library, English settlers differed from their Puritanical neighbors in New England in many ways, but one influenced the early colonies to continue traditional styles of living in a new world , which included gambling, considering as a “harmless diversion, a popular and accepted activity.” Lotteries were used to bail out the Early Colonies when financial backers of the colonies began to see gambling as the solution to diminishing finances needed for the war effort. All 13 original colonies established lotteries, usually more than one, to raise revenue. Lotteries continue to be a main source of revenue for all six New England states.

Once Upon a time….

The Pequot War of 1637 set the stage for the separation of Pequot & Mohegan Tribes. Over 350 years after, both tribes started the New England Casino expansion we see today.

The Pequot War of 1637 set the stage for the separation of Pequot & Mohegan Tribes. Over 350 years after, both tribes started the New England Casino expansion we see today.

The Pequot and Mohegan Tribes were once one tribe, but war with colonists, differences with other tribes, and different tribal and colonial alliances caused a split that continues to this day.  Over 250 years later, a bingo hall in 1985 began the history of gaming in New England.

I should mention that casino gambling found a home in the 1800’s in Newport, Rhode Island, not to mention the numerous greyhound & horse tracks, parimutuel parlors, and Jai alai frontons in Milford & Hartford CT, and Newport, RI. However, in the past ten years, the horse-racing industry has seen a major decrease in raceway operations, Jai-Alai has moved out of the state, and parimutuel parlors continue to diminish in popularity, which may change with more legal sports betting in all six states

I you enjoy my look back at the journey of legalized gambling in New England below.

The New England Casino Historical Dateline:

Foxwoods Started it all with Bingo. This picture is the expanded Bingo Hall before Casino Expansion

Foxwoods Started it all with Bingo. This picture is the expanded Bingo Hall before Casino Expansion in 1992.


1992

The first New England Casino as Foxwoods opens its doors in Mashantucket, CT

The Rainmaker at Foxwoods Resort Casino - part of the original casino before many expansions.

The Rainmaker at Foxwoods Resort Casino – part of the original casino before many expansions.

Rhode Island approves VLT gaming machines (classII) at Lincoln Greyhound Park & Newport Jai Alai Originally built for greyhound racing, Twin River Casino is now a full casino.


1996

The Mohegan Tribe opens the second NE casino in Uncasville, CT

A Dollar Coin from Mohegan Sun Opening

A Dollar Coin from Mohegan Sun Opening


2005

Hollywood Slots Hotel & Raceway opens in Bangor, Maine

Hollywood Casino, Bangor Maine

Hollywood Casino, Bangor Maine


2007

Lincoln Greyhound Park turns into Twin River Casino with class III gaming; Newport Grand soon follows, redesigning without Jai-Alai

Twin River as Lincoln Park before Major Expansion

Twin River as Lincoln Park before Major Expansion


2008

MGM joins Foxwoods with additional hotel / casino

MGM Tower at Foxwoods - Right side.

MGM Tower at Foxwoods – Right side.


2011

MA legislature approves Expanded Gaming Act allowing construction of 3 Resort casinos & one “slot’s only casino”


2012

Oxford Casino opens in Oxford, Maine

Oxford Casino, Maine

Oxford Casino, Maine


2013

MGM pulls out of it’s Foxwoods partnership

MGM Ends Agreement with Foxwoods

MGM Ends Agreement with Foxwoods


2015

Plainridge Park Casino Opens at Plainridge Raceway as the first Massachusetts casino (slots-only)

Plainridge Park Casino

Plainridge Park Casino in Massachusetts


2018

     A Big Year for Gambling, Casinos and Hotels in           New England:

Oxford Casino, Oxford ME, adds Hotel, expanded casino and Ox Pu

Oxford Hotel & Casino

MGM Springfield Resort Casino opens

MGM Springfield

Newport Grand Slots Casino closes

Newport Grand Slots, Newport, RI

Tiverton Casino & Hotel opens

Tiverton Casino/ Hotel.

Twin River Casino adds Hotel

Twin River Hotel Lobby

Mohegan Sun opens Earth Expo Center

Mohegan Expo Center

Rhode Island approves and opens the first Sports Betting in New England

Opening day of Phase I Sports Book at Twin River Casino


2019

Encore Boston Harbor to open in the fall

Encore Boston Harbor rendition, courtesy of Encore Boston Harbor pressroom


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