The Best of New England Casinos – The “Nettie” Awards for 2016


The “NETTIE.” presents our yearly awards for New England’s Casinos.

Who’s the Best?  Where’s the Best? All presented to you by

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Here are the results, with more fans responding this year than our previous years.  The Best of 2016, by popular vote.  And the Big winner this year is:

Mohegan Sun, Uncasville, Connecticut.

Wombi Rock at Mohegan Sun

Wombi Rock at Mohegan Sun

Best Hotel – 1.Mohegan Sun   2. Foxwoods 

Best Bars – 1.Mohegan Sun   2. Foxwoods  2. Twin River (tied) 

Best Night Clubs / Lounge – 1.Mohegan Sun   2. Foxwoods

Best Dining Options – 1.Mohegan Sun   2. Foxwoods 

Tom's urbanFavorite Restaurant – Tom’s Urban (Mohegan Sun)

Best Dining Value – 1.Mohegan Sun   2. Oxford Casino & Plainridge Park (tied)

Best Buffet –  1.Mohegan Sun   2. Oxford Casino

Best Small Venue for Entertainment – 1.Mohegan Sun  2. Twin River 

Best Large Venue for Entertainment – Mohegan Sun Arena

Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville CT

Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville CT

Best Casino Slots – 1.Mohegan Sun   2. Twin River & Plainridge Park (tied)

Mr. Cashman Slot Machine

Mr. Cashman Slot Machine

Favorite Slot Machine – Cashman & Hot Hot Penny (tied)

Best Video Poker – 1. Mohegan Sun  2. Foxwoods

Best Casino Table Games – 1. Foxwoods  2. Mohegan Sun & Twin River (tied)

BEST Poker Room – 1. Foxwoods  2. Twin River 

Foxwoods Resort Casino, CT

Foxwoods Resort Casino, CT

Favorite Table Game – 1. Blackjack  2. Craps

Best Racebook – 1. Foxwoods  2. Plainridge Park

Best Casino Players Club – 1.Mohegan Sun   2. Foxwoods  2. Twin River (tied) 

Casino You Feel the Luckiest In – 1.Mohegan Sun   2. Twin River & Plainridge Park (tied)

Two new questions we begged to ask this year:

How Many times Do You Visit a New England Casino? –                                 1. 63% once/month      2. 25% once/week

Which casino (approved or not) are you MOST interested in visiting in the future?  1. Third Connecticut casino   2. Wynn Boston Harbor

So, there it is.  The popular vote deciding the BEST of New England Gambling.

BUT WAIT.  Tomorrow we reveal our own picks as our experienced & knowledgeable staff present the EDITORS’ CHOICE AWARDS for 2016, with explanations and comparisons – you won’t want to miss it.



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