New England Casinos November
When I think about November in New England, a few things come to mind – an Old Fashioned Thanksgiving, the fresh-chilled air, leaves all over the place, homemade apple cider donuts. Matter of fact, in the entire region, the harvest is celebrated, and restaurant menus are loaded with comfort foods. November is also a time for lodging bargains in New England. Give yourselves the early holiday gift of a romantic getaway or staying at a quaint B&B. Make your casino trip not just about the casinos, but take in all that is New England this time of year. NETimeGambling.com suggests two websites to get in touch with New England in November:
NewEnglandNetwork.com, famous for Yankee Magazine. It’s Yankee November 2018 issue is already published.
From the website TripSavvy.com, check out the Kim Knox Beckius post called November in New England which includes a list of the “Top 8 November 2018 Events in New England.”
New England Casinos November SECTIONS BELOW INCLUDE include:
NEWS, GAMBLING PROMOTIONS, SPECIAL EVENTS, FESTIVALS, AND ENTERTAINMENT
THE DEAL – This month’s Main Story
NETG SAYS WYNN WILL KEEP LICENSE
Encore Boston Harbor in the biggest and most costly building project in Massachusetts to date. It seems to that completion is going at a feverish pace at the Everett, MA property. But, controversy continues to swirl. It recently tweeted that “reservations are coming later this year” for the $2.4 billion gaming resort now under construction in Everett — despite the fact that the approval process is far from complete. The “cart before horse?” We’ll see as Massachusetts gambling regulators are still finalizing the results of their investigation into the suitability of Wynn Resorts Ltd. that will own and operate Encore Boston Harbor, to hold a gaming license in Massachusetts. So why the concern? Well…..
Point 1 – A federal jury acquitted three men accused of trying to hide a convicted felon’s ownership stake in land Wynn Resorts wants is developing into Encore Boston Harbor. Prosecutors alleged that the three men tried to conceal the main defendant Charles Lightbody’s stake in waterfront land by forging property and bank records to make it look like Lightbody — a reputed mob associate and felon — was no longer a co-owner. The state’s casino law bars felons from profiting from gambling operations. Strike one……
Point 2 – Meanwhile, Mohegan Sun has been arguing in a 3-year-old lawsuit that the Massachusetts Gaming Commission illegally favored Wynn Resorts when it awarded Wynn the Boston-area casino license after a vetting process that began in 2013. Jon Keller, an influential political commentator in Massachusetts said, “it was pretty clear to me and others that [they] were in love with the glitz and glamour of Steve Wynn.” In September 2014, the commission chose Wynn Resorts’ Everett proposal over Mohegan Sun’s plan to build a resort casino in Revere adjacent to the Suffolk Downs racetrack. Mohegan Sun’s legal claim stems from its status to intervene in a suit brought by the City of Revere, a labor union representing Suffolk Downs workers and several private citizens. The suit was dismissed in court, but the judge suggested that Mohegan Sun pursue the MGC. The MGC considered Mohegan Sun’s proposal to be going on the offensive, only to keep hold of their “empire” in southeastern New England.
Ouch! – Mohegan Sun – a swing and a miss.
Point 3 – Steve Wynn – the architect of the Vegas Strip – was charged with sexual harassment. This Massachusetts Gaming Commission investigation is nearing conclusion but the commission must be weighing what they do if the findings are bad for Wynn … and according to Forbes writer Walter Pavlo “they will be bad.” Stee-rike two!
Point 4 – MGC chairman Stephen Crosby resigned. Crosby has retired amid more allegations of bias in the MGC’s choosing of Wynn’s license proposal. and now the remaining members of the Gaming Commission find themselves trying to decide whether Wynn Resorts, in the wake of the serious allegations of sexual misconduct against Steve Wynn, remains suitable to hold on to its casino license. Stephen Crosby has been the MGC rock of strength since the beginning. Will the lack of Crosby’s leadership help Encore continue as is, or will the remaining four board members still be able to be decisive? Will we see STRIKE THREE?
To be honest, I can’t even imagine a change in Encore Boston Harbor. Too many jobs, to much need for glitz in the Boston area and let’s face it, it will do an immense business. I’ve said it before and I repeat – Encore Boston Harbor will be the jewel of the New England casino landscape.
THE DRAW – The rest of the stories
Sports Betting Will Appear in Rhode Island Next
Rhode Island is going to allow sports books at both casinos in Lincoln and Tiverton, however, people must place their bets in person. This is different from Pennsylvania and New Jersey, which allow online sports books. Tom Mooney, Providence Journal Staff Writer, reported that “Legal sports gambling is still several weeks away in Rhode Island. State officials are now looking at the middle of next month before sports wagering begins at Twin River casinos in Lincoln and Tiverton.” Sports betting was originally to start by Oct. 1, but negotiations among multiple partners “took longer than expected,” Paul Grimaldi, spokesman for the Department of Revenue, said.
Aristocrat announced at G2E that it was the 10th year anniversary for Buffalo slots franchise. Buhh – fahh – looooo!
TWIN RIVER Casino HOTEL OPEN
According to TR staff, “The hotel’s 136 guest rooms and suites are decorated with blue and teal hues, offering a tranquil seaside ambiance.” Offerings include deluxe king, deluxe queen, convertible king and handicap accessible queen and king packages. All of the rooms feature a 49-inch Samsung TV, wireless internet and other amenities. Hotel amenities include an indoor pool area with a stone fireplace, fitness center, business conference room and rentable outdoor patio area. In the future, the hotel leadership team also hopes to welcome a full-service spa to the first floor. For a photo tour of the hotel, CLICK HERE.
Third CT Casino Still Alive?
At the recent G2E in Las Vegas, Butler said at the recent Global Gaming Expo in Las Vegas “The adverse ruling by a federal judge in the tribe’s suit against the federal Department of the Interior simply closes one avenue to getting the casino’s doors open.” See Mashantucket Pequot tribe challenges court ruling on E. Windsor casino for more details.) Butler said he expects quick action after the new governor, legislature and attorney general take office on the third casino and on sports betting. “Both are key elements in maintaining the competitive position of Connecticut’s gaming industry, protecting the industry is a win-win for the state and the tribes.”
Foxwoods Resort Casino Named Best Outside of Las Vegas
The United States is home to more than 1,500 casinos–more than any other country on the planet. From coast to coast, gamblers have a huge range of options for where to place their bets, and not just in Las Vegas. Foxwoods Resort Casino was chosen as the #1 Best Casino in USA TODAY’s poll followed by Mohegan Sun as second best. The top 10 winners in the Best Casino Outside of Las Vegas category were as follows:
- Foxwoods Resort Casino – Mashantucket, Conn.
- Mohegan Sun – Uncasville, Conn.
- Grand Sierra Resort – Reno
- Pechanga Resort & Casino – Temecula, Calif.
- L’Auberge Casino Resort – Lake Charles, La.
- Harrah’s Resort Southern California – Valley Center, Calif.
- Cactus Petes – Jackpot, Nev.
- Coushatta Casino Resort – Kinder, La.
- Agua Caliente Casino Resort Spa – Rancho Mirage, Calif.
- Peppermill Resort Hotel – Reno
FOXWOODS RESORT CASINO, Mashantucket CT
Fall Tree Hot Seat – Tuesday November 13th, 12:00 PM – 8:00 PM . play your favorite slots or table games with your Foxwoods Rewards Card. Every hour, five winners be selected. Winners will be invited to the Celebration Zone on the Great Cedar Concourse to select a leaf from the tree. Your leaf could be worth up to $5,000 cash!
Breeders Cup – November 2 & 3
Shop, Dine & Win – NOVEMBER 14 – DECEMBER 21 • DRAWING DECEMBER 22, 7PM Win your share of $10,000 in Tanger Outlets Gift Cards
Black Friday Weekend Poker – November 23-25th $130,000 Guaranteed
3x Tier Credits – SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 24 • BEGINNING AT 6AM – Tier up faster with TRIPLE TIER CREDITS. Earn TRIPLE TIER CREDITS on slots, table games, keno, bingo and race book.Not valid on poker play.
$25,000 Slot Tournament – November 20 • 12PM – 6PM, Spin Zone at Great Cedar Casino. Simply bring your Foxwoods Rewards Card to the Spin Zone in Great Cedar Casino near the Fox Theater to enter for your chance to win up to $10,000 cash. The TOP 50 scores will win prizes AND each session winner will receive a free gift!
ONGOING PROMOTIONS – SPECIAL MILITARY OFFERS & DISCOUNTS, High Hand Poker Frenzy, Young & Fun Days, 55+ Offers
HOLLYWOOD CASINO, HOTEL & RACEWAY, Bangor ME
FALL FORTUNES GIVEAWAY – Enter to win thousands in Free SlotPlay during November, Fridays & Saturdays. At 10 p.m. on promotional days, one winner will be drawn and receive $1,000 in Free SlotPlay. On each promotional day, three Marquee Rewards members will be selected every 10 minutes between 5 and 9:50 p.m. for Free Slotplay.
Poker Stay & Play – ACCUMULATE 6 HOURS OF CASH PLAY IN THE POKER ROOM AND RECEIVE A SPECIAL ROOM RATE. Sundays through Thursdays in November.
Veteran’s Day Special at the EPIC BUFFET – Sunday, November 11th, 9AM – 3PM – VETERAN”S EAT FREE!
Thanksgiving Day Mystery Slot Play – Thursday, November 22nd, 8AM – 11:59PM
Early Bird – your chance to win Free SlotPlay based on your tier. November 24th from 1PM – 4PM we’ll call one winner every 10 minutes.
ONGOING PROMOS: QUEEN OF HEARTS PROGRESSIVE, BIRTHDAY BASH, Midweek Moolah, Jackpot Party, 50 PLUS REWARDS KIOSK – Every Sunday 1PM – 4PM,
MGM SPRINGFIELD, Springfield MA
MILITARY & VETERANS PROGRAM – Active, retired military & their spouses receive special discounts on rooms, restaurants, shows & parking.
Choose Your Ride Giveaway – Earning Dates: Thursday, November 1 – Saturday, December 1st. Visit any M life Rewards kiosk for your daily complimentary spin and 10 bonus entries.Receive one additional spin and 10 bonus entries for every 350 slot points or 500 tier credits from table play from 6:00 a.m. to 5:59 a.m. daily. Every Saturday: Activate your entries 1 hour before each drawing by playing in any slot machine on your M life Rewards card or by swiping into any one of our promotional kiosks. Be one of 5 hourly winners from 2:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. for up to $3,000 in Gas Cards or FREEPLAY. GRAND FINALE DRAWING Saturday, December 1st. Be one of 5 winners at the 10:00 p.m. for a chance to compete for your choice of a new Mercedes vehicle.
SENIOR SPOTLIGHT – 55 years of age and older can swipe at the promotional kiosk each Wednesday in November to receive a 15% discount that can be redeemed at the South End Market only from 10:00am to 4:00pm.
WINNING WINSDAYS – every Wednesday in November from 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. All guests actively playing at a slot machine will be entered to win. Someone will win every 30 minutes
MOHEGAN SUN RESORT CASINO, Uncasville CT
ANCHORS AWEIGH GIVEAWAY – Thursday, November 1st 2018, Daily until Friday, February 1st 2019. Win the grand prize of a complimentary cruise for two in the exclusive MSC Yacht Club aboard any MSC Cruises ship sailing in Northern Europe or the Mediterranean. Swipe your Momentum card once a day at any promotional kiosk and you could be cruising into winter with Free Slot Play, Momentum Dollars or entries into the grand prize drawing. Play your favorite games to earn extra swipes! Earn 10 Momentum Dollars to get a second swipe! Earn another 10 Momentum Dollars to get a third swipe!
RED ZONE RUSH – Daily until Sunday, December 30th
TRIPLE STATUS POINTS DAYS – November 11th and 25th.
$75,000 PROSPECTOR’S PLUNGE SLOT TOURNAMENT – Thursday, November 29th 2018. Times are 9:00am – Noon | 2:00pm – 5:00pm | 7:00pm – 10:00pm 151 winners each tournament will win their share of $25,000 in Cash and Free Slot Play. Top prize of $10,000 Cash for each tournament. Earn at least one Status Point any time during each three hour tournament to qualify for your chance to win. Play Prospector’s Plunge right at your favorite slot machine!
ONGOING PROMOTIONS – TURN 21 AT MOHEGAN SUN, FOREVER YOUNG WEDNESDAYS
OXFORD CASINO & HOTEL, Oxford ME
Thanksgiving Day Buffet – Thursday, November 22, 10:00am to 4:00pm $24.95 per person. Reservations required! Call 207-539-6705
Hotel Anniversary T-Shirt Giveaway – Be one of the first 250 Oxford Rewards Club members to visit a promotional kiosk and you will receive a voucher for a FREE, limited edition Hotel 1st Anniversary T-shirt!
HERO Day Buffet – FREE FOR ALL VETERANS & HEROES! Monday, November 12, 2018
10:30AM TO 2:30PM. Print voucher at any Promotional Kiosk between 9:30am and 2:00pm.
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, Fat Stacks of Cash, SATURDAY – Super 6, SUNDAY – 16X Multiplier TUESDAY – 15X Multiplier, WEDNESDAY – 15X Multiplier and Seniors Day, THURSDAY – Missile Madness, Every Thursday. 3:00pm – 8:00pm and – Free Lunch Buffet (100 pts earned), FRIDAY – Mega High 5 , Prime Rib Buffet, Weekend Breakfast Buffets
PLAINRIDGE PARK CASINO & RACEWAY
P OF DIAMONDS – Fridays, 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. (Black Friday Nov 23rd is not included)
Retro Bag & Free Slotplay – Sunday, November 18th, 11AM – 4PM. Claim your bag, some of which will have $250 or $1000 bonus. Also includes a U-Spin Bonus of $1- to $1000
Saturday Slotplay – November 3rd & 17th with Mystery Multiplier.
Black Friday Hot Seat – November 23rd. One winner every 15 minutes for $100 Free Slotplay. 6PM – 10PM
$30,000 Holiday Shopping Spree Giveaway – November 24th, 4PM – 9PM. Earn entries Nov 1st – 24th.
ONGOING PROMOTIONS – 50+ REWARDS
TWIN RIVER CASINO & HOTEL
Gift Giveaway Extravaganza – EARN: October 1 – November 28
WIN: Saturday, December 1 from 10am – 7pm, winners announced starting at 7:15pm!
TIVERTON CASINO & HOTEL
$100,000 Play, Stay & Dine Sweepstakes – EARN: October 1 – October 27
WIN: Saturdays in October (6, 13, 20 & 27) from 11am – 8pm; 5 winners every hour
Match Your Connecticut/Massachusetts Slot Offer – Once EVERY Sunday thru Saturday from 10AM-10PM. To receive your offer match, qualified guests must bring in their current Connecticut/Massachusetts base Slot offer to the Players Club and we will match that base Slot offer with up to $500 in Free Slot Play
$50,000 Cash Crazy Fridays – Win Fridays in November (2, 9, 16, 23 & 30) from 11am – 8pm. 10 winners every hour could win $100 in Cash or $100 in Free Slot Play!
100 Winners Each Week
$50,000 Free Play Frenzy Saturdays – Win Saturdays in November (3, 10, 17, 24) from 11am – 8pm. 5 winners every hour could win $250 in Free Slot Play!
50 Winners Each Week
$70,000 Fall into Free Play Sweepstakes – EARN: Sunday, November 4, 2018 – Thursday, November 29, 2018. WIN: Sundays through Thursdays, November 4-29, 2018, 2pm – 8pm; 5 winners every hour could win $100 in Free Slot Play
November 1 – 30 – NATIVE American Heritage Month, INDIGENOUS FOOD WAYS – celebrate and honor the tradition of Native American culture.
November 2nd – CES MMA, 7:00pm, at Twin River Event Center
November 2nd –VETS ROCK at Earth Expo and Convention Center, 10:00AM
November 3rd – 2018 Breeders Cup World Thoroughbred Championships, 10:00am at Earth Ballroom
November 4th – The Original Wedding Expo 11:00am at Twin River Event Center
November 10th & 11th – CONNECTICUT INTERNATIONAL AUTO SHOW 11:00am, at Earth Expo & Convention Center, Mohegan Sun
November 16 – 18th – 2018 Air Force Reserve Tip-off Tournament Presented by Citi, 6:00pm at Mohegan Sun Arena
November 18th – Michigan’s Fab Five: A Look Back Featuring Rose, King & Jackson, 8:30pm at Earth Ballroom, Mohegan Sun
November 21st – CES Boxing, 7:00pm at Twin River Event Center
December 1st – Foxwoods On Tap Craft Beer Festival at Premier Ballroom, Foxwoods, 4:00
November 2nd – Howie Mandel at the Fox Theater, Foxwoods, 8:00PM
November 2nd – Gary Gulman at the Fox Theater, Foxwoods, 8:00PM
November 3rd – Sebastian Maniscalco, at Mohegan Sun Arena, 8:00PM
November 8-11 – Criss Angel RAW at the Fox Theater, Foxwoods, 8:00PM
November 9th – Paul Anka Sings Sinatra, at Mohegan Sun Arena, 8:00PM
November 9th – The Temptations & The Four Tops, 7:00pm at Twin River Event Center
November 9th – First Ladies of R&B: Monica, Keyshia Cole & Faith Evans, at the Grand Theater, Foxwoods, 8:00PM
November 9th – THE COMEDY GET DOWN, 8:00 at Mass Mutual Center, MGM Springfield
November 9th – Rhett and Link: the Tour of Mythicality, at the Grand Theater, Foxwoods, 8:00PM
November 10th – Josh Groban, at Mohegan Sun Arena, 8:00PM
November 11th – Doobie Bros., at Mohegan Sun Arena, 8:00PM
November 16th – Tim Allen, at the Grand Theater, Foxwoods, 8:00PM
November 17th – The Miracles featuring Sydney Justin at the Fox Theater, Foxwoods, 8:00PM
November 17th – Daryl Hall & John Oates, at the Grand Theater, Foxwoods, 8:00PM
November 17th – Grand Funk Railroad & Foghat, 7:00pm at Twin River Event Center
November 18th – Anuel AA, at the Grand Theater, Foxwoods, 7:00PM
Nov 23 – 12/31 – Legends in Concert Holiday Show at the Fox Theater, Foxwoods, varied times and dates.
November 23rd – Brian Setzer Orchestra: Christmas Rocks! Tour, at the Grand Theater, Foxwoods, 8:00PM
November 24th – Strictly Sinatra presents The Rat Pack Christmas Show, 8:00pm at Twin River Event Center
November 24th – John Legend: A Legendary Christmas, at the Grand Theater, Foxwoods, 8:00PM
November 25th – TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA – THE GHOSTS OF CHRISTMAS EVE, 3 & 8PM, Mohegan Sun Arena
November 30th – Terry Fator, at the Grand Theater, Foxwoods, 8:00PM
December 1st – Jerry Seinfeld, at the Grand Theater, Foxwoods, 8:00PM
December 1st– Foreigner, at Mohegan Sun Arena, 7:30PM
December 1st – Craig Ferguson at the Fox Theater, Foxwoods, 10:15PM
December 1st – Bob Marley at the Loft, Plainridge Park Casino, 7 & 9PM
December 2nd – Donny & Marie Holiday Tour 2018, at the Grand Theater, Foxwoods, 6:00PM
December 2nd– Dave Matthews Band, at Mohegan Sun Arena, 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 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.
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 – Tiverton Casino Hotel (opening September 1st 2018) and Twin River Hotel/Casino; Massachusetts – Plainridge Park Casino & Raceway, MGM Springfield and Encore Boston Harbor (opening Fall 2019); Maine – Oxford Casino and Hollywood Bangor Hotel, Casino & Raceway.
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