Summer is finally here with more News, less Headline listings, and almost twice the amount of promotions for July. And don’t forget to check out our Sporting events for boxing and WNBA’s Connecticut Sun schedule.
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) and Twin River Hotel/Casino; Massachusetts – Plainridge Park Casino & Raceway, MGM Springfield (opening Aug, 2018) and Encore Boston Harbor (opening Fall 2019); Maine – Oxford Casino and Hollywood Bangor Hotel, Casino & Raceway.
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NEW ENGLAND NEWS, GAMBLING PROMOTIONS & EVENTS, FESTIVALS, & ENTERTAINMENT
Brockton Casino Still Alive?
The Massachusetts Gaming Commission received a letter on Wednesday from the Chicago-based Rush Street Gaming asking for another chance to bring a $677 million casino to Brockton. Rush Street and Mass Gaming and Entertainment are now seeking reconsideration for the project more than two years after it was rejected in a 4-1 vote by the state gaming commission in April 2016. Rush Street and Mass Gaming began the letter by referring to a notice posted online in July 2016 by the state gaming commission, pledging to hold a public discussion “at a time deemed appropriate” about the short- and long-term interests of southeastern Massachusetts. The Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe originally planned to open a destination casino in Taunton in 2017, but construction was derailed by a federal lawsuit.
Meanwhile, there is increasing support for the Mashpee casino in Taunton. Read the following article for more details: “Support grows for legislation for Mashpee tribe”
MGM Springfield Gets “Last Call” Extension
Paul Tuthill, from WAMC Northwest Public Readio reported “The Massachusetts Gaming Commission voted 4-1 Thursday to approve, with some conditions attached, an alcoholic beverage license for MGM Springfield that will allow drinks to be served on the casino floor until 4 a.m. – two hours later than the time all other bars in the state are required to close……but only if they are actively gaming would they be able to consume (alcohol) after that 2 a.m. time frame.” MGM Springfield Vice President & General Counsel Seth Stratton said the proposal before the gaming commission is to have extended hours for alcohol service only on the casino floor, saying “If you are a gaming customer and would like to have a cocktail as you continue to game up until 4 a.m. we will offer that service, but if you want to hang out at a bar, our bars close at 2 a.m. just like any other bars in the community.” Brian Hallenbeck , The Day staff writer, reported Foxwoods wants later ‘last call’ to keep up with Mass. casino. Click on the link to learn more about CT’s casino’s reaction.
It’s GAME ON at Mohegan Sun
Mohegan Sun announced that it plans to open Game On, a 23,000-square-foot interactive arcade, sports bar and restaurant, this winter inside its new convention center. Game On will feature a luxury bowling alley, ping pong tables, billiards, darts and arcade games in addition to multiple high-definition screens and a 65-foot bar. It will be located on a lower level of the new Earth Expo & Convention Center, which is hosted Barrett-Jackson’s Northeast Auction of collector cars in June. The new venue will accommodate parties and private events.
TOPGOLF is coming to New England
In the fall, look to TopGolf invading New England’s casinos. Looking for your next party idea or a place to better enhance your golfing skills? Top Golf is a fun experience for all ages that offers a comfy lounge to hangout while you enjoy fantastic food and drinks, all while enhancing your golfing skills. MGM Springfield will be the first when it opens in August. Not to be outdone, Foxwoods jumped into the ring, or should I say the course, possibly introducing it before MGM Springfield this summer. Foxwoods’ Topgolf Swing Suite will offer multiple golf simulator bays, throwback arcade games, a DJ booth, lounge seating and a full-service craft bar with an impressive food and drink menu.
Rhode Island Is First To Legalize Sports Betting in New England
Governor Gina Raymond signed the bill into law a bill allowing legal sports wagering in the state. The Rhode Island General Assembly approved the $9.559-billion budget bill which includes legalized sports wagering. The bill established legal sports wagering at Twin River Casino and “reflects an agreement reached with IGT, the operator of the state’s electronic lottery systems which also won the contract for operating sports wagering in the state.” Rhode Island will retain 51% of sports betting revenue, IGT will get 32%, and the Twin River Lincoln facility and Tiverton facility will get 17%.
East Windsor Approves MMCT Zoning Permit for Casino
MMCT Venture, the joint company of the Mohegan and Mashantucket Pequot tribes, has proposed opening a $300 million 188,000 square foot gaming and entertainment facility in spring 2020. It would include around 1,800 slot machines, 50 table games and 10 poker tables. This is just one of many hoops the Mohegan & Mashantuckets had to go through to build a casino that is said to be able to keep jobs and gambling revenue from flying up to MGM Springfield. For renderings and the story, click on East Windsor Casino Takes Shape In New Renderings
Finally, a Tragedy at Foxwoods
The president and CEO of Foxwoods Resort Casino, Felix Rappaport, passed away unexpectedly due to heart disease, according to the state medical examiner’s office. For more information and an article highlighting his accomplishments and respect in the industry, click on Visionary Felix Rappaport Was a Star Wherever He Went.
GAMBLING PROMOTIONS & EVENTS
FOXWOODS RESORT CASINO, Mashentucket CT
$1,000,000 SLOT TOURNAMENT: July 1 – August 23. Monday – Friday • 2pm – 8pm, Saturday & Sunday • 10am – 4pm, Great Cedar Casino. Grand Finale • September 1, 4pm – 6pm
Swipe to Rock in Vegas – July 1 – August 31. Activate Entries: September 2 • 6am – 3pm. Grand Prize Drawing: September 2 • 4pm. Celebration Zone – Swipe your Foxwoods Rewards card once per day for a chance to win the Ultimate Music Experience at the iHeart Radio Music Festival in Las Vegas. PLUS when you swipe your card at the Celebration Zone on the Great Cedar Concourse, you could win great prizes including Food Credits, Bonus Slot Play, and Rewards Points!
Fourth of July HOT SEAT – Wednesday, July 4 • Noon – 8:00 PM. Every 30 minutes, 1 lucky player in the Hot Seat will win $2,000 cash!
Saturday, July 7th, Foxwoods Famous FIRECRACKER BINGO!
Earn 2X Rewards Points – MONDAY, JULY 16 • BEGINNING AT 6AM. Simply play your favorite Slots and Table Games with your Foxwoods Rewards card to earn double points.
Foxwoods ♥ New York – Residency has its privileges. Exclusive offers for CT residents, including:
- WIN ONE OF 20 FREE HOTEL SUITES | JULY 8, 15, 22, & 29 • 3PM – Simply opt in at any Foxwoods Rewards location July 1 – 29.
- EARN TO WIN, JULY 14 – 17 –Register at any Foxwoods Rewards locations and earn 2 Foxwoods Rewards Points from Saturday, July 14 through Tuesday, July 17. On July 17, at 7pm, 10 Winners will win exclusive gifts!
- HOT SEAT | JULY 28 • 12PM – 8PM – A winner every hour! Simply play your favorite slots or table games. Every hour, one lucky New York resident will win $2,000 cash! Reservations required, check in at any Foxwoods Rewards location to qualify.
- BLUE POINT BREWERY DAY | JULY 20 – Grab a cold one when Blue Point Brewery Co. takes over Foxwoods. Present an I.D. to receive a 3$ Blue Point Toasted Lager draught at Cedars Steakhouse & Oyster Bar, Centrale at Fox Tower, Live@Atrium and the Sports Bar at Race Book. The Blue Point Brewery Co. team will be at Live@Atrium at 7:30pm and Centrale Fox Tower at 9:00pm
Summer of Dreams Thursdays – July 12, 19 & 26 | August 2, 8, 16 & 23, 5 pm – 8pm • Celebration Zone. The PEPSI ZERO team will be on hand with product sampling. Enjoy great music, play our corn hole game to get free Pepsi swag while supplies last. PLUS play a special game for a chance to win Foxwoods free stays or a $100 Tanger Outlets Gift Card. Special for July 26 & August 16 – 5 pm – 8 pm • Foxwoods Bingo Patio & the Pepsi Zero Football Challenge!
Monopoly Slot Promotion – July 27 • 4PM – 6PM • Great Cedar Casino. Join us Friday, July 27th from 4PM to 6PM and receive $15 Bonus Slot Play to be used at the Monopoly slot machines in Great Cedar Casino. Play 5 spins at the max bet and the winnings go right in your pocket!
Beach Ball Hot Seat – Friday, June 29 • 2:00 PM – 10:00 PM . Five guests will be selected in the “Hot Seat” every hour. They will be invited to the Celebration Zone on the Great Cedar Concourse. Select a beach ball from the prize board for a chance to win up to $5,000 cash!
HOLLYWOOD Casino, Hotel & Raceway, BANGOR ME
HOLLYWOOD CASINO IS PLEASED TO OFFER MAINE’S ONLY LIVE POKER ROOM offering Limit and No-Limit Texas Hold’em, Omaha, and 7-Card Stud are currently available based on player demand and availability. Click HERE for the Poker Calendar of Events.
RACING SCHEDULE – Click HERE for the racing schedule
QUEEN OF HEARTS PROGRESSIVE – Match the winning card picked Fridays and Saturdays in July at Hollywood Casino Bangor and you could win Free SlotPlay and a chance to find the queen of hearts.
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.
Midweek Moolah – We’re giving away $50 in Free SlotPlay every 10 minutes between 6PM – 9PM on Wednesdays.
– Tuesdays & Thursdays, YOU COULD WIN VIP TICKETS, A FREE NIGHT IN OUR HOTEL, $50 IN DINING AND A LIMO RIDE TO AND FROM THE CONCERT!
AT HOPS HOUSE 99 – The following is happening this month:
- Every Monday in July, from 8AM – 8PM – Every Monday Play One Hour, Eat Free
- Trivia Night, Thursdays at 7:30
- Tap Takeover – Thursday, July 19th from 5PM – 9PM. Ballast Point Brewing, known for its craft IPA’s, with at least 3 taps and $4 Beer specials.
MOHEGAN SUN Resort Casino, Uncasville CT
ROAR INTO SUMMER GIVEAWAY – Friday, June 29th 2018, daily until Friday, August 31st 2018. Grand Prize is a 2018 Campagna T-Rex from T-Rex of New England. Swipe your Momentum card once a day at any promotional kiosk and win Free Slot Play, Momentum Dollars or entries into the grand prize drawing. Guests who swipe their card on Friday, August 31st between 6:00am – 4:00pm and touch the “DOUBLE YOUR ENTRIES” icon will double their total entries in the sweepstakes.
BRING-A-FRIEND FREE SLOT PLAY starting Wednesday, July 4th 2018 weekly until Wednesday, August 29th 2018
CONNECTICUT SUN SUPER FAN GIVEAWAY – starting Monday, July 2nd 2018 daily until Friday, July 13th 2018. Win a Connecticut Sun Super Fan Experience: Travel by air with the team to Chicago, tickets to the CT Sun vs. Chicago Sky game on August 10th, overnight accommodations from August 9th – August 12th and $1,000 Cash!
DOUBLE MOMENTUM DOLLARS – Wednesdays, weekly until Wednesday, August 29th 2018
STATUS POINT BOOSTER – Every Wednesday, starting July 4th 2018 until August 29th 2018. Earn 50% more Status Points while playing your favorite table games, including stadium gaming and wagers placed in Race Book. – Excludes Status Points earned in the Poker Room and at all slot machines
FREE AND FUN FRIDAYS – Friday, July 6th 2018, 9:00am. Weekly until Friday, August 31st 2018
STATUS POINT MAYHEM – Thursday, July 5th. 2018, 6:00am. Give your Momentum status a huge boost with Status Point multipliers that randomly change throughout the day – earning you anywhere from 2X – 5X Status Points. Each multiplier is guaranteed to occur at least twice. Play your favorite slots from 6:00am – Midnight.
ONGOING PROMOTIONS – TURN 21 AT MOHEGAN SUN
NEWPORT GRAND Casino, Newport RI
Free Slot Play Hot Seat – Free Slot Play Hot Seat, WIN: Fridays, July 6, 20 & 27 from 12PM-9PM; 1 winner every 20 min. wins $100 in Free Slot Play!
$13,000 Cash Sweepstakes – Friday the 13th, WIN: Friday, July 13 from 2PM-8PM; 10 winners every ½ hour win $100 in cash!
5X Rewards Points every Tuesday in July
OXFORD CASINO & Hotel, Oxford ME
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
ONGOING PROMOTIONS: P OF Diamonds Fridays from 6PM-10PM. Win $100 up to $5,000 Free SlotPlay. 5 winners every hour from 6pm-10pm. If a winner picks the P of Diamonds they receive progressive prize, Play Up To $500 Sign Up Bonus
Monday 50+ Rewards – Swipe your Marquee Rewards card at any of our promotional kiosks from 6AM-11:59 pm for our Mystery SlotPlay bonus.
Wednesdays Lottery Tickets – Earn 500 tier points on the same day as the giveaway and claim a $5 lottery ticket in the Promo Zone. 3-7 PM
Saturdays BIG DRAW PLAY TO EARN – 1PM-8PM, Earn 500 points to redeem one big draw entry ticket in the Promo Zone from 1pm-8pm for Saturday’s drawing. One ticket per account per week. *Match all 6 numbers and win $100,000 in Free SlotPlay.
TWIN RIVER CASINO, Lincoln RI
$50,000 Free Slot Play Sweepstakes – WIN: July 3 & 4 from 12pm – 10pm; 10 winners every half-hour
FESTIVALS & SPECIAL EVENTS
Summer Concert Series at the Darling Waterfront Pavillion is walking distance from Bangor Hollywood Casino.
Mohegan Sun Tequila Tasting – July 20th at 8:00PM
CIRCUIT ONE EVENTS – Saturday, July 21st daily until Sunday, July 22nd 2018
Liquid Sundays are Back! – The Northeast’s Biggest Pool Party Is Back. Foxwoods Liquid Sundays is the only outdoor Vegas-style pool party in the Northeast, happening every Sunday throughout the summer.
THURSDAY NIGHT POOL PARTIES – at Sun Terrace Pool, Thursdays at 8:00pm. Weekly until Thursday, August 30th 2018
Jeffrey Osborne Celebrity Classic, July 29 – 31 – Events include:
- CELEBRITY BOWLING CLASSIC, Sunday, July 29 • 2:00 pm
- ALL STAR COMEDY EXPLOSION, Sunday, July 29 • 8:00 pm
- HAND ME THE MIC SINGING COMPETITION – Finals | July 29
- CELEBRITY-AMATEUR GOLF OUTING – Tuesday, July 31
- CHARITY CHAMPIONS DINNER GALA – Tuesday, July 31 • 7:00 pm
For information on all events, CLICK HERE
Connecticut Sun Basketball Home Schedule at Mohegan Sun Arena
July 11th – WNBA: Connecticut Sun vs. New York Liberty, at Mohegan Sun Arena, 11:30AM
July 13th – WNBA: CT Sun vs Phoenix Mercury,at Mohegan Sun Arena, 7:00PM
July 17th – WNBA: CT Sun vs Atlanta Dream, at Mohegan Sun Arena, 7:00PM
July 20th – WNBA: CT Sun vs Seattle Storm, at Mohegan Sun Arena, 7:00PM
July 24th – WNBA: CT Sun vs Washinton Mystics, at Mohegan Sun Arena, 7:00PM
August 1st – WNBA: Connecticut Sun vs. New York Liberty, at Mohegan Sun Arena, 7:00AM
August 5th – WNBA: Connecticut Sun vs. Las Vegas Aces, at Mohegan Sun Arena, 7:00AM
July 21st – Broadway Boxing at Fox Theater, Foxwoods 7:00PM
July 28th – Lion Fight Boxing at Fox Theater, Foxwoods 6:00PM
Live CES MMA Fighting – August 3 at Twin River Event Center, 7:00PM
July 3rd – U2 at Mohegan Sun Arena, 8:00PM
June 6th – ROBERT RANDOLPH & THE FAMILY BAND at Wolf Den, Mohegan Sun, 8:00PM (free)
July 7th – Jerry Seinfeld at the Grand Theater, Foxwoods, 8:00PM
July 7th – THE OFF COLOR COMEDY TOUR, at Mohegan Sun Arena, 8:00PM
July 7th – Chris D’Elia: Follow the Leader 2018 Tour, Fox Theater, Foxwoods, 8:00PM & 10:45PM
July 7th – Little Anthony & the Imperials at the Wolf Den, Mohegan Sun, 8:00PM (free)
July 7th – Creedence Clearwater Revisited at Twin River Event Center, 7:00PM
July 8th – Steely Dan & the Doobie Bros. at Mohegan Sun Arena, 7:30PM
July 13th – #YES50: Celebrating 50 Years of YES at the Grand Theater, Foxwoods, 8:00PM
July 14th – Lenny Clarke at the Loft, Plainridge Park Casino, 8:00PM
July 14th – Steve Miller and Peter Frampton at the Grand Theater, Foxwoods, 8:00PM
July 14th – Chicago Total Access – at Newport Grand Event Center, 9:00PM (free)
July 15th – Britney Spears at Mohegan Sun Arena, 7:30PM
July 19th – Charlie Puth, at Mohegan Sun Arena, 7:30PM
July 20th – Brian Wilson: Greatest Hits Live at Twin River Event Center, 8:00PM
July 25th – EVANESCENCE AND LINDSEY STIRLING at Mohegan Sun Arena, 7:00PM
July 28th – VETERANS OF SNL: JON LOVITZ, DARRELL HAMMOND, CHRIS KATTAN & FINESSE MITCHELL at Mohegan Sun Arena, 8:00PM
July 29th – Jeffrey Osborne All Star Comedy Explosion – at Grand Theater, Foxwoods, 8:00PM
July 29th – Smashing Pumplins at Mohegan Sun Arena, 7:00PM
July 31st – Camila Cabello – at Mohegan Sun Arena, 7:30PM
August 2nd – HALESTORM + IN THIS MOMENT at Mohegan Sun Arena, 7:30PM
August 3rd – Rise Against at Mohegan Sun Arena, 7:00PM
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
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.
Plainridge Park Casino – the Revolution Lounge offers entertainment on the weekends
Foxwoods – Atrium Lounge – Live bands on the weekend, specialty cocktails and great time.
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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)
Twenty years ago casino gambling became a side interest. The business, the history, the expansion across the U.S., the myths, the superstitions and innovations of legalized gambling all became a fascination. The goal of NETimeGambling is to provide a service and resource for any recreational gambler visiting New England’s expanding casino market.