New England Casinos August
August is usually the time many of us think about back to school, whether it’s our profession or it’s for the kiddos. But in New England, the big news is casinos opening and closing. School can wait, we have news and fun to share!
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NEW ENGLAND NEWS, GAMBLING PROMOTIONS & EVENTS, FESTIVALS, & ENTERTAINMENT
MGM Springfield Opens August 24th!
Yes, the day will be finally here. All the battles between the CT tribes and MGM will take on a new look, Springfield will get a rush of new life, and excitement will prevail in New England unlike we have seen in many years. MGM’s digital screen facing Interstate 91 was put together yesterday in anticipation of the opening on August 24, when the entire sign and display will shine for the first time. MGM announced last week that they are now excepting hotel reservations. Details about opening day are now being reported. A procession will begin at 10:30 a.m. downtown and proceed to the entrance, featuring the world-famous Budweiser Clydesdales and other surprise entertainment acts. Two posts you must read to get a good look before the activity commences and 1000’s of people invade Western Massachusetts.
MGM Springfield announces grand opening activities from Western Mass News
MGM Springfield Is Ready To Compete from NETimeGambling.com
Brockton Casino Still Alive? NOT YET
The Massachusetts Gaming Commission has decided to table discussions about the SE casino license once proposed to Rush Gaming in Brockton, MA. It’s been more than two years since the commission, concerned about the specter of an oversaturated gaming landscape, rejected the project. And it’s been nearly that long since a federal district court judge called into question the Interior Department’s 2015 decision to take land into trust for the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe, including 151 acres in Taunton where the tribe subsequently started — and stopped — building a $1 billion casino. Senator Elizabeth Warren has been pushing for an answer to the litigation, favoring the tribe.
MOHEGAN SUN INTEREST IN JAPAN COMPETES with BIG BOYS
Mohegan Gaming & Entertainment, the Mohegan Sun parent, expects to break ground this year on an integrated resort casino project in South Korea. They are now turning their interest towards Japan, competing with Las Vegas Sands Corp., MGM Resorts International, & Wynn Resorts. “Our moves into Asia are both aspirational and transformational for this company,” Kevin Brown, the Mohegan tribal chairman and head of the MGE management board, said in an interview in July. “We’re just outside the bubble those big companies are in, but our Korea investment is our way in. We’ll be open there by the time anything opens in Japan. It’ll give us a foothold in Northeast Asia — separate from Southern Asia, from Macau.”
Twin River Hotel Casino “ABSORBS” Dover Downs
Twin River and Dover Downs announced a merger that will spawn a single, publicly traded company. Dover Downs currently is public, but Twin River is privately owned by a group of six casino investors. Dover Downs expects to bring their sports betting expertise to the party, while Twin River will connect Dover Downs to it’s three other properties – Newport Grand (soon to be moved to TivertonHotel & Casino on Sept. 1st), Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Biloxi, Miss., and Arapahoe Park racetrack in Aurora, Colo. For more information, got to the following links:
Twin River and Dover Downs Merge But Challenges Await Them by Eric Ramsey of LegalSportsReport
Dover And Twin River Will Keep Surprising by Mauro Solis, from SeekingAlpha.com
GAMBLING PROMOTIONS & EVENTS
FOXWOODS RESORT CASINO, Mashentucket CT
Dream Big Hot Seat – Monday, August 13 • Noon – 8:00 PM. Check in at any Foxwoods Rewards location. After checking in, play your favorite slots or table games with your Foxwoods Rewards Card. Every hour, the Prize Patrol will select 1 lucky $2,000 winner. Guests playing to the left and/or right of the winner will also win $100 Bonus Slot Play.
ONGOING PROMOTIONS – Summer of Dreams Thursdays, Deal of a Lifetime Blackjack Tournament July 1 – August 31, $1,000,000 SLOT TOURNAMENT, Swipe to Rock in Vegas, SPECIAL MILITARY OFFERS & DISCOUNTS, High Hand Poker Frenzy, Young & Fun Days, 55+ Offers
HOLLYWOOD Casino, Hotel and Raceway, BANGOR ME
$40,000 Ford F-150 Giveaway – Play with your Marquee Rewards® card at Hollywood Bangor starting August 1, 2018, and you’ll earn entries into our Ford F-150 truck giveaway. Marquee Rewards® members receive entries into the grand-prize drawing on September 29 when they use their card at any slot machine every day at Hollywood Casino Bangor between 8 a.m. August 1 and 8:29 p.m. September 29. You’ll receive one drawing entry for every $10 of coin-in.
JACKPOT PARTY – Saturday, July 28th, Win up to $750 of Free Slot Play or the Grand Prize of $1000 CASH. Play for entries using your Marquee Rewards Card. 2X entries every Sunday, Tuesday, & Thursday.
TABLE GAMES HOTSEAT – Rated Table Game players playing at a qualifying table game are eligible to be part of our $2,500 Table Games Hot Seat promotion. 5 random drawings occur between 6PM – 8PM every Tuesday night at Hollywood Casino Bangor. Each winner selected gets $100 in chips!
MOHEGAN SUN Resort Casino, Uncasville CT
TRIPLE STATUS POINTS DAYS – Fridays, August 10th & August 24th
NEWPORT GRAND Casino, Newport RI
Free Slot Play Hot Seat – WIN: Fridays, August 10, 17 & 24 and Saturdays, August 11, 18 & 25 from 12PM-9PM; 1 winner every 20 min. wins $100 in Free Slot Play!
OXFORD CASINO & Hotel, Oxford ME
Fat Stacks of Cash – NEXT drawing date: August, 26 2018 with a CASH JACKPOT of at least $18,750
Blazing Sevens Blackjack – Progressive – Blazing Sevens Progressive is an exciting new optional blackjack progressive bet that wins based on how many Sevens the player receives in their hand. The more Sevens in your hand, the more you win!
ONGOING PROMOTIONS: 2018 Birthday Bash, SATURDAY – Super 6, SUNDAY – 16X Multiplier TUESDAY – 15X Multiplier, WEDNESDAY – 15X Multiplier & Seniors Day, THURSDAY – Missile Madness, 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
FESTIVALS & SPECIAL EVENTS
Summer Concert Series at the Darling Waterfront Pavillion is walking distance from Bangor Hollywood Casino.
Liquid Sundays are Back at Foxwoods
THURSDAY NIGHT POOL PARTIES – at Mohegan Sun, Sun Terrace Pool, Thursdays at 8:00pm until August 30th 2018
MOHEGAN SUN’S CIGAR SOCIAL – Riverview Garage Rooftop at Mohegan Sunday, 7-10PM
TerrifiConn at Mohegan Sun – August 17th – 19th
NEW ENGLAND FOOD TRUCK FESTIVAL at Mohegan Sun September 1st and 2nd
Connecticut Sun Basketball Home Schedule at Mohegan Sun Arena
August 1st – WNBA: Connecticut Sun vs. New York Liberty, at Mohegan Sun Arena, 7:00PM
August 5th – WNBA: Connecticut Sun vs. Las Vegas Aces, at Mohegan Sun Arena, 7:00PM
August 12th – WNBA: Connecticut Sun vs. Chicago Sky, at Mohegan Sun Arena, 7:00PM
August 14th – WNBA: Connecticut Sun vs. Dallas Wings, at Mohegan Sun Arena, 7:00PM
August 17th – WNBA: Connecticut Sun vs. Minnesota Lynx, at Mohegan Sun Arena, 7:00PM
August 19th – WNBA: Connecticut Sun vs. LA Sparks, at Mohegan Sun Arena, 7:00PM
August 3rd – Live CES MMA Fighting – at Twin River Event Center, 7:00PM
August 10th – JIM CALHOUN CHARITY ALL-STAR BASKETBALL GAME, at Mohegan Sun Arena, 7:00PM
September 14th – Live CES MMA Fighting – at Twin River Event Center, 7:00PM
August 2nd – HALESTORM + IN THIS MOMENT at Mohegan Sun Arena, 7:30PM
August 2nd – 50 Cent at Shrine, Foxwoods, 9:00
August 3rd – Rise Against at Mohegan Sun Arena, 7:00PM
August 3rd – GIRLFRIENDS NIGHT OUT HOSTED BY JESSIE JAMES DECKER, at Earth Expo & Convention Center, Mohegan Sun 9:00pm
August 4th – Eric Moo, at the Grand Theater, Foxwoods, 1:00PM
August 4th – Jason Mraz at Mohegan Sun Arena, 8:00PM
August 4th – Boyz II Men at Twin River Event Center, 8:00PM
August 4th – The Cult, Bush, Stone Temple Pilots, at the Grand Theater, Foxwoods, 7:00PM
August 4th – Two Kings and A Queen, at the Fox Theater, Foxwoods, 7:30PM
August 5th – Boy George and Culture Club and Thompson Twins’ Tom Bailey, at the Grand Theater, Foxwoods, 7:00PM
August 10th & 11th – Trevor Noah at the Grand Theater, Foxwoods, 8:00PM
August 10th – I Love the 90’s Tour: Salt-N-Pepa, Color Me Badd, Kid ‘N Play & Young MC at Twin River Event Center, 7:00PM
August 11th – Brantley Gilbert at Mohegan Sun Arena, 7:30PM
August 16th – 3 DOORS DOWN AND COLLECTIVE SOUL at Mohegan Sun Arena, 8:00PM
August 17th – Larry the Cable Guy at the Grand Theater, Foxwoods, 8:00PM
August 18th – Chris Isaak at Twin River Event Center, 8:00PM
August 18th – Anita Baker at Mohegan Sun Arena, 8:00PM
Aug 22-Sept 2 – CIRQUE ELOIZE HOTEL at the Fox Theater, Foxwoods. Various dates & times
August 23rd – Toby Keith & Trace Adkins at the Grand Theater, Foxwoods, 8:00PM
August 24th – Miguel: The Ascension Tour at the Grand Theater, Foxwoods, 8:00PM
August 29th – 5 Seconds of Summer at Mohegan Sun Arena, 7:30PM
August 30th – SUGARLAND WITH SPECIAL GUESTS at Mohegan Sun Arena, 7:00PM
August 31st – Russell Peters at the Grand Theater, Foxwoods, 8:00PM
August 31 – Fall Out Boy at Mohegan Sun Arena, 7:00PM
September 1st – Gabriel “Fluffy” Iglesias: One Show Fits All at the Grand Theater, Foxwoods, 7:00PM & 10:00PM
September 1st – Stevie Wonder at MGM Springfield, MassMutual Center, 8:00PM
September 7th – Alison Krauss at the Grand Theater, Foxwoods, 8:00PM
September 8th – Steven Wright at the Fox Theater, Foxwoods, 7:30PM
September 9th – Keith Urban at Mohegan Sun Arena, 7:30PM
September 15th – The Guess Who & Starship featuring Mickey Thomas at Twin River Event Center, 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
- Newport Grand offers Free shows by Tribute bands almost every weekend. Click HERE for schedule.
- Twin River Lighthouse Lounge – right in the middle of the downstairs casino. Shipyard Pub – Upstairs in Non-smoking.
- Plainridge Park Casino – the Revolution Lounge offers entertainment on the weekends
- Foxwoods – Atrium Lounge – Live bands on the weekend, specialty cocktails and great time.
Visiting New England’s Casinos?
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: Connecticut – Foxwoods Resort/Casino and Mohegan Sun Resort/Casino; Rhode Island – Newport Grand (closing fall 2018), Tiverton Casino Hotel (opening September 1st 2018) and Twin River Hotel/Casino; Massachusetts – Plainridge Park Casino & Raceway, MGM Springfield (opening Aug, 24th, 2018) and Encore Boston Harbor (opening Fall 2019); Maine – Oxford Casino and Hollywood Bangor Hotel, Casino & Raceway.
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Robin T. Aubin (Binbin) has been involved in music all his life, including 40 years of choral conducting, and performing professionally in different musical genres since he was 10 years of age. He has performed in Mohegan Sun’s Wolf Den, Foxwoods’ Atrium Lounge, and Twin River’s Lighthouse Bar & Lounge.” (All venues in New England casinos)
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