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NEWS, GAMBLING PROMOTIONS, SPECIAL EVENTS, FESTIVALS, AND ENTERTAINMENT
New Hampshire Joining the Sports Betting Frenzy
For two decades, Senator D’Allesandro has been trying to pass a bill to allow for two casinos in one of the few states left that doesn’t have casino gambling, only to have the House repeatedly reject it. For years, NH has had to be content with Lottery Keno and numerous Card Rooms.(see our post New Hampshire Adds a New…….Casino?) Gov. Chris Sununu recently voiced his support for legislation that would make betting on sports games legal under the supervision of the state’s lottery commission.
The bill would legalize betting on professional sports and the majority of Division I college sports. Games involving New Hampshire colleges would be excluded. “Opening New Hampshire to legalized sports betting would bring in more than $10 million in additional revenue,” the governor’s office said. Now, both the Senate and the House have each passed a bill approving sports betting. The House bill authorizes sports betting to be run by the New Hampshire Lottery Commission while the Senate bill includes casino expansion with sports betting at the casinos and through an “online sports pool operator.”
More New Hampshire News – Seabrook Track could experience rennaisance
Gary Trask of Casino City Times claims the old Seabrook Greyhound Park, which hosts only simulcast racing and a struggling poker room these days, may see a new life in the next few years. Combined with the renewed interest in two casinos by the Senate, Trask wrote “The new sense of optimism follows the announcement in late January that Nevada-based Eureka Casino Resort had purchased the property.
Not only does the 100% employee -owned company bring a grand vision and extensive experience in the casino/gaming industry (it owns and operates Eureka Casino in Las Vegas and Eureka Casino Resort in Mesquite), but the two executives leading the charge have local ties, so the transaction was more than simply a business decision.”
While keeping the property open for business, construction began in February. Last month, the Greyhound Casino & Tavern was unveiled, featuring a very comfortable “ski lodge” type of feel. The plans for the renovations in the non-smoking venue would feature a granite bar and high-top tables along with a full “pub style” menu, as well as six brand new poker tables; 11 table games featuring the likes of blackjack, Mississippi Stud and Three Card Poker; and two roulette tables.
Rhode Island Sports Betting results Disappointing
Rhode Island became the eighth state to offer sports betting in 2018 which gave high hopes at being the first state in New England to offer it. Casino gain at Twin River & Tiverton casinos was not expected to be huge because of the large chunk going to the state – 51 percent. IGT, functioning as the partner of the lottery and casinos to help operate sports betting, received 32 percent. The casinos split the 17 percent left.
February was not a kind month, bringing a loss of $900,000 at the casinos sports books. CardPlayer.com’s Steve Schult reported “The total handle for the month was about $20.7 million, which was good – but the books paid out a whopping $21.6 million, which was bad.”
In an effort to increase sports betting profits and raise tax revenue, Rhode Island quickly passed a mobile sports betting bill, which was signed by Gov. Gina Raimondo last week.” It will allow Twin River Casinos to operate mobile apps that will allow bettors to place a bet from their phone as long as they are located within the state’s borders.”
MGC Releases Review of Wynn Resort’s actions as Encore releases Hotel & Dining News
“Executives at Wynn Resorts concealed allegations of sexual misconduct against company founder Steve Wynn for years.” That was what the long-awaited report by Massachusetts Gaming Commission said, and didn’t suggest any action in their their 200-page report about the fate of the company’s Massachusetts casino license or its nearly completed casino slated to open in June.
Months of discussion about keeping the Boston area license have fawned many rumors about MGM & Mohegan Sun taking the almost completed $3 billion Boston-area resort. But it concludes by saying recent reforms touted by the company — notably the resignation of Steve Wynn as CEO and the ousting of every official who knew about the allegations but failed to report them — do not “erase the fact that the corporate failures revealed in this investigation are significant, repetitive and reflective of the company’s historical governance practices.”
With the property about to open, we doubt that Wynn Resorts will lose the license, but will probably follow the punishment presented in Nevada – fining casino mogul Steve Wynn’s former company a record $20 million for failing to investigate claims of sexual misconduct made against him before he resigned a year ago.
Encore Boston Harbor opens June 2019
The Wynn Resorts integrated casino resort will hold its grand opening celebration on Sunday, June 23. Rooms for the first night start at $777 for a Premier King room, which at 650 square foot is billed as the largest standard hotel room in Boston, and even all of New England. It will open an upscale steakhouse within its $2.6 billion resort, featuring waterfront views and the most unique steak program in New England. ‘Rare Steakhouse’ will also highlight exquisite and hard-to-find bourbon and scotch selections, as well as a thoughtful offering of local distilled spirits and craft beers.
Connecticut – Mohegan Gaming & Entertainment (MGE) has signed an agreement with Kambi Group plc to provide online and on-property betting products to MGE’s signature U.S. integrated entertainment resort located in Connecticut. MGE selected Kambi in part due to its track-record of lawful and responsible delivery in the U.S., including the quality and flexibility of its sports wagering products, trading and risk management capabilities and unrivaled speed to market – both online and on-property.
Maine – Lawmakers are considering a proposal that would allow the tribes to jointly operate a casino with slot machines at an undetermined location at least 50 miles from either the Bangor or Oxford County casinos. The Passamaquoddy representative to the Legislature, Rena Newell, urged members of the Veterans and Legal Affairs Committee to support the bill and help repair the poor relations between the tribes and the state.
Massachusetts – MGM Resorts reached an agreement with the Boston Red Sox to become the baseball team’s “official and exclusive resort casino,” stealing the “Green Monsta” logo space from Foxwoods. The press release also mentioned that “VIP gameday hospitality” will be occurring at Fenway Park and that MGM Resorts shall now be known as the “official and exclusive resort casino of the Boston Red Sox.” In addition, the club’s annual Winter Weekend will head west to Springfield, to be held next January and subsequent Januarys at the MGM Springfield casino, which were always sold out at Foxwoods weeks in advance.
FOXWOODS RESORT CASINO, Mashantucket CT
Experience Caesars Palace Giveaway. WIN ONE OF 20 TRIPS TO LAS VEGAS. Earn Points Daily March 8 – April 10. Simply play your favorite slots or table games with your Foxwoods Rewards Card. Receive one (1) entry for every two (2) points you earn. Activate Entries | April 11 • 6AM – 7PM by visiting any self-service kiosk from 6AM – 7PM to activate your entries into the drawing. Grand Prize Drawing | April 11 • 8PM 20 Lucky Winners will receive Las Vegas Getaway.
Big Papi’s Favorite Things – WIN A TRIP TO DOMINICAN REPUBLIC – Foxwoods is teaming up with David Ortiz to give away some of Big Papi’s Favorite Things. Earn Entries April 12 – May 30 – Drawing May 31, 7:00 PM
3x Tier Credits – April 12, Tier up faster with TRIPLE TIER CREDITS. Earn TRIPLE TIER CREDITS on slots, table games, keno, poker and race book.
Massachusetts Hot Seat – Monday, April 15 • 12PM – 8PM. Check in at any Foxwoods Rewards location or self service kiosk. After checking in, play your favorite slots or table games with your Foxwoods Rewards Card. Every hour, 1 lucky Massachusetts resident will be selected in the “Hot Seat” and win $2,000!
Tax Day Hot Seat – Tuesday, April 16 • 12pm – 8pm. Check in at any Foxwoods Rewards location or self service kiosk. After checking in, play your favorite slots or table games with your Foxwoods Rewards Card. Every 30 minutes, 1 lucky player will be selected in the “Hot Seat”and win $1,040 Cash. PLUS! The guest playing to the left and/or right of the winner will win $100 Bonus Slot Play!
Easter Eggs of Cash Hot Seat – Friday, April 19 • 12PM – 8PM. Check in at any Foxwoods Rewards location. After checking in, play your favorite slots or table games with your Foxwoods Rewards Card. Every hour, 5 lucky players in the Hot Seat will be invited to the Celebration Zone on the Great Cedar Concourse, where they will pick an Easter Egg for a chance to win up to $5,000!
Game of Thrones Slot Promotion. April 10th, from 4PM – 6PM in Great Cedar Casino. With $15 Bonus Slot Play, play 5 spins on the Game of Thrones Slot Game at the max bet and the winnings go right in your pocket.
$25,000 Slot Tournament – Win up to $10,000. April 27, 12PM – 6PM • MAY 25, 2PM – 8PM • Spin Zone at Great Cedar Casino
ONGOING PROMOTIONS – SPECIAL MILITARY OFFERS & DISCOUNTS, Monday High Hand Poker Frenzy, Young & Fun Days, 55+ Offers
HOLLYWOOD Casino, Hotel & Raceway, BANGOR ME
Jackpot Party – April 27th. Win up to $1,000 cash at our Jackpot Party. Free SlotPlay and cash drawings from 5PM – 10PM
Play 50, Eat Free – Mondays and Tuesdays in April between 8AM – 8PM, earn 50 tier points on your favorite slot machine or table game using your Marquee Rewards card and then swipe at our promotional kiosk to print a $15 Dining Credit to our Hops House 99 restaurant.
Freeplay Frenzy – Match just two numbers to win. Match five numbers and win the jackpot of $1000 Free SlotPlay®
ONGOING PROMOS: QUEEN OF HEARTS PROGRESSIVE, BIRTHDAY BASH, Midweek Moolah, Jackpot Party, 50 PLUS REWARDS KIOSK
MGM SPRINGFIELD, Springfield MA
The Great Outdoors Giveaway – Bonus Entries on Mondays – Wednesdays, April 1 to May 22 Earn 5X or 50X bonus entries. Grand Finale Drawings – Saturday, April 27 & Sunday, May 26
Mystery Point Multiplier – Tuesdays in April. Swipe at kiosk to activate your bonus point multiplier, up to 5X.
Tier Credit Multiplier – Mondays in April. Swipe at kiosk to activate Tier Credit Multiplier for entire day. Sapphire=2X, Pearl=3X, Gold=4X & Platinum / Noir=5X
Winning Winsday – Don’t miss your chance at winning a share of thousands in FREEPLAY every Wednesday from 11 a.m. – 8 p.m. All guests actively playing at a slot machine will be entered to win. Someone will win every 30 minutes
ONGOING PROMOS: MILITARY & VETERANS PROGRAM
MOHEGAN SUN Resort Casino, Uncasville CT
New Poker Room in Hall of Lost Tribes Grand Opening Specials:
- Double Status Points – Monday, April 8th – Friday, April 12th. All Momentum members earn Double Status Points in the Poker Room
- First 100 – Monday, April 15th – Friday, April 19th. The first 100 Momentum members to play in a Poker cash game or tournament each day will receive a Mohegan Sun logo-ed item
- GRAND OPENING WEEKEND HIGH HANDS – Friday, April 5th – Saturday, April 6th, Noon – Midnight.$600 every 20 minutes
- Sunday Hot Hands – Sunday, April 7th, Noon – Midnight.$200 every 30 minutes
- SPLASH THE POT – Monday, April 22nd Daily until Friday, April 26th. Play for a chance to win gift cards valued at $100 each
MOHEGAN SUN’S KITE FLYIN’ GIVEAWAY – Monday, April 1st 2019, Daily until Sunday, June 30th 2019
Double Momentum Dollars & Double Status points– April 12. Now includes POKER ROOM
Status Points Mayhem – April 18th. Play your favorite slots from 6:00am – Midnight and earn at least DOUBLE Status Points. The multiplier will randomly change throughout the day – earning you anywhere from 2X – 5X Status Points! Each multiplier is guaranteed to occur at least twice.
TRIPLE STATUS POINTS DAY – April 28th
ONGOING PROMOTIONS – TURN 21 AT MOHEGAN SUN, FOREVER YOUNG WEDNESDAYS
OXFORD CASINO & Hotel, Oxford ME
The Great 250K Giveaway – Earn entries 10X faster on SUNDAYS – Every 50 Tier points will earn you an extra entry
3X Point Multiplier – Mondays in through April 29. 9:00am – 9:00pm. Earn 3X Slot Points on any slot machine
Thursday Dinner Buffet – Earn 500 tier points between 5:00am and 7:00pm to get a FREE Thursday Dinner buffet
ONGOING PROMOTIONS: 2018 Birthday Bash, SATURDAY – Super 6, TUESDAY – 15X Multiplier, WEDNESDAY – 15X Multiplier & Seniors Day, THURSDAY – Score 4, Every Thursday. 3:00pm – 8:00pm &– Free Lunch Buffet (100 pts earned), FRIDAY – Mega High 5 , Prime Rib Buffet, Weekend Breakfast Buffets
Plainridge Park Casino & Raceway, Plainville MA
MASON JAR SET GIVEAWAY – April 6th. 3PM – 8PM. Earn 100 tier points on April 6 to claim a 4-piece Mason Jar Set in the Promo Zone. 1 in every 100 jar sets contains up to $500 in Free SlotPlay.
PET DONATIONS FOR SLOTPLAY – April 11th. 11AM – 5PM National Pet Day is April 11 and we want to show support for our four legged friends! Donate new and unused pet supplies and receive a U-Spin Bonus valued at $10 – $1,000 Free SlotPlay.
SPRING CLEANING GIVEAWAY – April 14 & 28. 2PM – 6PM. Earn 100 tier points on each promotional date to claim your Spring Cleaning Gift in the Promo Zone
SUPER PROGRESSIVE CASH JACKPOT – April 27th. 6PM – 9PM. Earn entries starting April 1st. From 6PM – 8:30PM, 5 winners will be selected every 30 minutes for their chance at $250 in Free SlotPlay or a seat in the Grand Prize Drawing! At 9PM, 6 finalists and 4 wild card winners will have their chance at $20,000 CASH
$100K GOLDEN NEST EGG – April 20th, 4PM – 9PM. 1 winner will be selected every 30 minutes for their chance to find all five golden eggs & the Grand Prize of $100,000 cash
SPRING INTO SLOTPLAY – March 3 & 31, 1PM – 6PM. 1 winner will be selected every 30 minutes to receive $100 in Free SlotPlay
ONGOING PROMOTIONS – 50+ REWARDS, P OF CLUBS, PROSPECTORS PLUNGE
Tiverton Casino & Hotel, Tiverton, RI
$100,000 Showers of Free Slot Play Sweepstakes – EARN: Monday, April 1, 2019 – Saturday, April 27, 2019 / WIN: FRIDAYS & SATURDAYS IN APRIL FROM 11AM – 8PM, 5 winners every hour could win $250 in Free Slot Play
April 4 – Sun Whiskey Union, 8-11pm at Earth Ballroom, Mohegan Sun
April 5 thru June 2 – Foxwoods Broadway Series; Rock of Ages & Kinky Boots
April 6 – BLACK WOLVES VS. San Diego NLL Lacrosse at Mohegan Sun Arena, 7:00PM
April 7 – The Original Wedding Expo, 11:00am at Twin River Event Center
April 7 – Pajama Party Brunch – Centrale Fox Tower, Foxwoods . 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM
April 15 & 16 – Enjoy Vacation in the Sun at Mohegan Sun. Students and families are invited to take advantage of Family Days hosted in Mohegan Sun Arena. Family Days feature a series of exciting activities during spring vacation. From thrilling arcade games, arts & crafts, rock decorating, an exclusive Connecticut Sun basketball clinic and culinary displays.
April 5 – 2Cellos at Mohegan Sun Arena, 8:00PM
April 7 – Bad Bunny at Mohegan Sun Arena, 8:00PM
April 12 – REO Speedwagon at Twin River Event Center, 8:00pm
April 13 – Bob Marley at The Loft, Plainridge Park, 8:00PM
April 12 – Justin Timberlake at Mohegan Sun Arena, 7:30PM
April 13 – Justin Timberlake at Mohegan Sun Arena, 7:30PM
April 13 – Aaron Neville at the Fox Theater, Foxwoods, 8:00PM
April 18 – Kodak Black: Dying to Live Tour at the Grand Theater, Foxwoods, 8:00PM
April 19 – Jess Hilarious at the Fox Theater, Foxwoods, 8:00PM
April 20 – Bob Saget at the Fox Theater, Foxwoods, 8:00PM
April 20 – Get The Led Out at the Grand Theater, Foxwoods, 8:00PM
April 20 – 38 Special at Twin River Event Center, 8:00pm
April 26 – Dennis Miller at the Fox Theater, Foxwoods, 8:00PM
April 27 – Derek Hough at Mohegan Sun Arena, 8:00PM
April 27 – Countess and Friends at the Fox Theater, Foxwoods, 8:00PM
April 27 – Jason Derulo at the Grand Theater, Foxwoods, 8:00PM
April 30 – Cher at at MassMutual, MGM Springfield, 8:00PM
May 3 & 4 – Jason Aldean at Mohegan Sun Arena, 7:30PM
May 3 & 4 – Ultrasonic Rock Orchestra at the Fox Theater, Foxwoods, 8:00PM
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 (seasonal)
- Tiverton offers duos almost every weekend. Click HERE for schedule.
- Twin River Casino Lighthouse Lounge – right in the middle of the downstairs casino. Shipyard Pub – Upstairs in Non-smoking.
- Tiverton Casino – Center 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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