New England Casinos September and October
Yes – SEPTOBER!
With all the excitement over MGM Springfield and Tiverton Casino & Hotel opening, as well as previous openings in Atlantic City, our monthly post at TravelZork is late – very late. So, let’s cover the rest of September and move on to October!
SECTIONS BELOW INCLUDE include:
NEW ENGLAND NEWS, GAMBLING PROMOTIONS & EVENTS, FESTIVALS, & ENTERTAINMENT
MGM Springfield Opens to 150,000 People Over 3 Days
There was so much hoopla over the opening of MGM Springfield, you would have though it was the second coming of Caesars Palace in Vegas. To be honest, so many hopes and dreams of Springfield’s residents do rely on its success. Instead of re-inventing our coverage, I will just list our posts for your perusal.
Everything You Need To Know About MGM Springfield & “Industrial Chic”
MGM SPRINGFIELD – Entertainment, MassMutualCenter & Symphony Hall
MGM Springfield Kept Community History in Casino Consideration
MGM Springfield Trip Report
But there was more happening on the New England Landscape besides MGM Springfield…….
Tiverton Casino Hotel & Casino Opens
We also covered the opening of the casino that is supposed to take Newport Grand’s place and put more competitive pressure on Massachusetts & Connecticut for the Twin River Management Group. Here’s our coverage: Tiverton Casino Hotel – Our Last Summer Trip Report
Mohegan selected to oversee Canada gaming, entertainment venues
Mohegan Gaming & Entertainment (MGE), which oversees the company and its subsidiary casinos in Connecticut and Pennsylvania, announced Monday it has been selected by the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corp. (OLG) to assume daily operations of its Fallsview Casino Resort, Casino Niagara, and 5,000-seat Niagara Falls Entertainment Centre, which is currently being built. OLG will assist in managing the casinos, known as the Niagara Gaming Bundle, including approvals for operational changes. Fallsview Casino spans over 2.5 million square feet, with 200,000 square feet of gaming space and more than 3,000 slot machines and 100 gaming tables. Casino Niagara, meantime, has a 95,000-square-foot gaming floor with 1,500 slot machines and more than 40 table games. All this taking place while managing Resort in AC, building a $5 billion resort at Incheon International Airport in South Korea, the opening of ilani on 152 acres near La Center, Washington with the Cowlitz Tribe, opening Paragon resort Casino in the heart of Louisiana, and preparing the huge plot of land across the Thames River from its flagship property in Preston, CT. Mohegan Sun News – Plans for Norwich Hospital Site and Mohegan Expo Center. It’s obvious Mohegan Sun is not sitting still while Massachusetts continues to add casinos. Oh, and did we mention Mohegan Sun announced Momentum partnerships with MSC Cruises, the world’s largest privately owned cruise line, and with Samuel Adams, the Boston brewery; the Boston Bruins of the National Hockey League; Blue Back Square, a shopping and live entertainment destination in West Hartford; and Hartford Stage, a theater?
Could a Tribe Run a Casino on Tribal Land in Maine Without State Permission?
The House last month approved Rep. Henry Bear’s order asking the Maine Supreme Judicial Court to consider whether a U.S. Supreme Court decision would allow the Houlton Band of Maliseet Indians to conduct gambling on tribal trust land. Efforts to allow tribal casinos in Maine have long failed. A third casino in Maine is still being sought, if not by business men and politicians, now by Maine’s tribes. The Maliseets do run Bingo events weekly.
It’s Not All Great News at MGM Springfield when it comes to underage gambling
Casino.Org’s Katie Barlowe reported that “MGM casino executives admit that they’ve had issues with minors finding their way onto the gaming floor, which is not exactly the most comforting news to area residents.” Mathis described the casino as “a very mixed-use, downtown, porous design” which has “created an unexpected challenge: difficulty in ensuring that underage patrons don’t have access to the gaming floor. MGM Springfield officials told regulators that there was a mix of intentional non-gaming areas in the venue, and inadvertent violations by visitors who don’t understand the exact age limits or where children are allowed to be was causing the problems.” It seems that simple 4-ft barriers along the edge of the casino would help, similar to the Fox Casino at Foxwoods (ironically built by MGM in their joint venture with Foxwoods years ago). Trouble is, there is no space to spare.
Mathis outlined some of the steps that MGM Springfield was taking to correct the underage access problem. Unattended minors are now banned from the venue, with anyone under 16 considered to be a minor for those purposes. In addition, there is now a midnight curfew for the resort. After midnight, only those 21 or older or those who are hotel guests are allowed in the complex.
FOXWOODS RESORT CASINO, Mashantucket CT
PEPSI PREGAME SWEEPSTAKES – Swipe To Win New England Patriots Tickets September 4 – 29; Activate Entries: September 30 • 6am – 3pm; Grand Prize Drawing: September 30 • 4pm
From Dusk Till Dawn Slot Promotion – September 21 • 4PM – 6PM • Fox Tower Casino. Stake your claim on $15 Bonus Slot Play to be used at the From Dusk Till Dawn slot machines. Play 5 spins at the max bet and the winnings go right in your pocket!
National Coffee Day Promotion – Saturday, September 29 • 12pm – 7pm • Grand Ballroom . The first 1,000 players who percolate two (2) Foxwoods Rewards points will receive a Hamilton Beach FlexBrew® Single Serve Coffee Maker! Compatible with all K-Cups® or ground coffee.
Fall Hot Seat – Sat., September 22nd • 2-10PM & October 20th. Check in at any Foxwoods Rewards location. After checking in, play your favorite slots or table games with your Foxwoods Rewards Card.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 football helmet from the prize board for a chance to win up to $5,000 cash!
$50,000 Monopoly Slot Tournament. Play for a chance at up to $25,000 and a Cruise. WEDNESDAY • THURSDAY • FRIDAY OCTOBER 3 – 12 • 2PM – 8PM, GRAND FINALE • OCTOBER 13 • 4PM – 8PM
World Poker Finals – October 5-22.
Octoberfest-Bingo, Sat. October 20th
Fall Tree Hot Seat – Saturday, October 27 • 2:00 PM – 10:00 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!
Free Festival Buffet – When you earn one Foxwoods Rewards point in September and October, now until October 31st.
ONGOING PROMOTIONS – SPECIAL MILITARY OFFERS & DISCOUNTS, High Hand Poker Frenzy, Young & Fun Days, 55+ Offers
HOLLYWOOD Casino, Hotel & 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.
Early Bird – Play with your Marquee Rewards card select Saturdays in September for your chance to win Free SlotPlay based on your tier. September 15 & 29 from 1PM – 4PM we’ll call one winner every 10 minutes.
Jackpot Part – Marquee rewards members who hit a taxable jackpot of $1,200 or more at Hollywood Casino Bangor between July 28, 2018 and 9:59PM October 27, 2018 receive a ballot to participate in our Jackpot Party promotion.
ONGOING PROMOS: QUEEN OF HEARTS PROGRESSIVE, BIRTHDAY BASH, Midweek Moolah, 50 PLUS REWARDS KIOSK – Every Sunday 1PM – 4PM,
MGM SPRINGFIELD, Springfield MA
SENIOR SPOTLIGHT – 55 years of age and older can swipe at the promotional kiosk each Wednesday in September 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 September 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
$25,000 Columbus Day Drawing – Join us Monday, October 8 from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. when ten winners each hour will get the chance to win a share of $25,000 in FREEPLAY®.
MOHEGAN SUN Resort Casino, Uncasville CT
MOHEGAN SUN’S SUPER PLAY GIVEAWAY – Thursday, August 30th – Wednesday, October 31st
RED ZONE RUSH – Daily until Sunday, December 30th
TRIPLE STATUS POINTS DAYS – Saturday, September 29th & Sunday October 10th
$200,000 MONOPOLY CRUISE FOR CASH – Sunday, October 28th 2018, 6:00am
Status Point Mayhem – Thursday, October 18th
ONGOING PROMOTIONS – TURN 21 AT MOHEGAN SUN, FOREVER YOUNG WEDNESDAYS
OXFORD CASINO & Hotel, Oxford ME
Fat Stacks of Cash – NEXT drawing date: September 30th with a CASH JACKPOT of at least $18,750
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, SUNDAY – 16X Multiplier TUESDAY – 15X Multiplier, WEDNESDAY – 15X Multiplier and 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
50+ REWARDS – Mondays – Mystery SlotPlay bonus.
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.
HISHER WATCHES – September 23rd,3PM-7PM – Earn 500 points on your Marquee Rewards card the same day as the giveaway and claim a his & hers watch set
Super Saturday Sweepstakes – September 22nd & 29th
September 20th – Casting Call For Survivor WFSB at the Shoppes at Mohegan Sun, 2:00PM
September 29th – 5th Annual New England Whiskey Festival – at Twin River Event Center, 2:00PM
October 6th – Sun Brewfest, 1:00PM Mohegan Sun Earth Expo and Convention Center
October 6 & 7 – BIKETOBERFEST 9:00am – 9:00pm at MGM Springfield
October 10th – Lion Fight 47 at the Fox Theater, Foxwoods, 6:00PM
October 12th – BELLATOR MMA at Mohegan Sun Arena, 6:30PM
October 20th – Live Championship Boxing at the Fox Theater, Foxwoods, 6:00PM
October 25th – 27th – The Price Is Right – at Foxwoods
September 22nd – Jim Breur at the Fox Theater, Foxwoods, 8:00PM
September 22nd – RBRM: Bell Biv Devoe & Bobby Brown at the Grand Theater, Foxwoods, 8:00PM
September 23rd – Psychic Medium Matt Fraser, Grand Pequot Ballroom Foxwoods, 2:00PM
September 27th – CITY BLOCK CONCERT SERIES, 6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. at MGM Springfield Plaza
September 28th – Joey Diaz, at the Fox Theater, Foxwoods, 8:00PM
September 28th – GAME OF THRONES LIVE CONCERT EXPERIENCE, at Mohegan Sun Arena, 8:00PM
September 28th – Colin Mochrie & Brad Sherwood: Scared Scriptless at the Fox Theater, Foxwoods, 8:00PM
September 29th – Ozuna, at Mohegan Sun Arena, 8:00PM
September 29th – Felipe Esparza at Symphony Hall, presented by MGM Springfield
September 30th – Janet Jackson, at Mohegan Sun Arena, 8:00PM
October 4th – Tony Bennet at Mohegan Sun Arena, 8:00PM
Saturday, October 6th – TRACY MORGAN at Sky Convention Center And Uncas Ballroom, 8:00pm
October 6th – Modest Mouse, at the Grand Theater, Foxwoods, 8:00PM
October 6th – Christina Aguilera at Mohegan Sun Arena, 8:00PM
October 12th – Evening With Melissa Etheridge Yes I Am 25th Anniversary Tour, at Twin River Event Center, 8:00PM
October 13th –FLORENCE & THE MACHINE at Mohegan Sun Arena, 8:00P
October 14th – SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE LIVE 2018 at Mohegan Sun Arena, 8:00PM
October 20th – ALANIS MORISSETTE at Mohegan Sun Arena, 8:00PM
October 18th – Sofi Tukker: Tree House World Tour Part Three at the Fox Theater, Foxwoods, 8:00PM
October 19th – Impractical Jokers Starring The Tenderloins at the Grand Theater, Foxwoods, 7:00PM & 9:55PM
October 20th – Impractical Jokers Starring The Tenderloins at the Grand Theater, Foxwoods, 6:00PM & 9:00PM
October 26th – JIM JEFFERIES at Mohegan Sun Arena, 8:00PM
October 27th – Marc Anthony 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 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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