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Huge List Of December Casino Promos, Including A Free Tiny House

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Pennsylvania casinos know how to party and hand out gifts, so the December calendar is filled with events.

Giveaways range from a Land Rover and BMW to a built-to-order tiny house to Yeti travel mugs. New Year’s Eve blowouts with open bars and live entertainment are common, and players can win flat-screen TVs, game systems, and – as always – free play or cash.

Here’s a look at some of the best casino promotions and attractions for December:

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Harrah’s Philadelphia

777 Harrah’s Blvd.
Chester, PA 19013
(800) 480-8020

New Year’s Eve at The Block

A three-hour open bar, hors d’oeuvres, and a live performance by Triple Rail Turn highlight festivities in The Block, the event center at Harrah’s. The party starts at 10 p.m. New Year’s Eve. Attendees may park for free in the casino garage. General admission is $75 per person, or $175 per person for the party and a hotel room. Attendees must be at least 21 years old.

Mohegan Sun Pocono

1280 Highway 315
Wilkes-Barre, PA 18702
(888) 946-4672

Free Slot Play for a Year

Starting Dec. 1, Mohegan Sun players can earn entries for a Dec. 30 drawing that awards five prizes of $2,500 in free slot play every month for a year. Players get one entry for every status point earned through 9:45 p.m. Dec. 30, with 5X entries on Wednesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays.

From 2 to 9:45 p.m. Dec. 30, five winners will be selected every 15 minutes to pick an envelope good for either $500 cash or $500 in free play. At 10 p.m., the five grand prize winners will be selected. A second-chance drawing at 10:45 p.m. will award all unclaimed prizes.

Win $2,500 in Free Slot Play every month for a year!

Winter Wonders

From 2 to 10 p.m. on Dec. 2, 9, 16, and 23, 10 players will be selected every 30 minutes to spin the Winter Wonders prize wheel for a prize ranging from $250 in free slot play to $5,000 cash. Players using their Momentum card at any slot machine or table game are eligible.

Mount Airy Casino Resort

312 Woodland Rd.
Mount Pocono, PA 18344
(877) 682-4791

Yeti giveaway

Players who earn 2,000 points between 10 a.m. and 8 p.m. Dec. 29 or 30 get a free Yeti travel mug. A different model is offered each day.

TV giveaway

The two players who earn the most Mount Airy players club points during three five-hour periods on New Year’s Eve will receive a 50-inch TV. Awards will be based on play from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., from 4 to 9 p.m., and from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m.

Gilbert Gottfried

Comedian Gilbert Gottfried brings his unique voice and point of view to Mount Airy at 9 p.m. Dec. 31. Tickets are $35 and $55. Attendees must be at least 21 years old.

Parx

2999 Street Road
Bensalem, PA 19020
(888) 588-7279

Pop the Cork sweepstakes

Drawings from 4 p.m. Dec. 31 to 2 a.m. Jan. 1 will award as much as $100,000 in slot free play, with a top prize of $2,018 in free play. Earn entries based on play at Parx from Dec. 17 through 31.

New Year’s Eve Silver Screen Soiree

iHeartRadio personalities Rocco, Amber Miller, and Chio are hosts for the New Year’s Eve Party spotlighting the glitz of old Hollywood.

Bigg Romeo, Fish Out of Water, and DJ Eric Vanderslice will provide music. Doors to the 360 Club open at 6 p.m., with live music at 8 p.m. Advance tickets are $25 each; admission at the door will be $30 if tickets remain.

Sands

77 Sands Blvd.
Bethlehem, PA 18015
(877) 726-3777

Volvo sweepstakes

A 2018 Volvo XC90 and four prizes of $1,000 in slot free play are some of the prizes up for grabs in a Sands drawing at 7 p.m. Dec. 31.

The first entry is free; additional entries are based on play from Nov. 27 through 6:45 p.m. Dec. 31, with 10X entries on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday Dec. 1 through 10

There are also 25X entries on Dec. 15, 16, 19, 26, 29, and 30. As Christmas draws closer, there is a perioud to earn 50X entries Dec. 20 through 25. Additionally, there is a second-chance drawing at 9 p.m. Dec. 31 will award five prizes of $1,000 in slot free play.

Holiday Cheer for a Year

Slot players can win monthly free play throughout 2018 in drawings on Dec. 22. From 1 to 7 p.m., two people will be chosen every hour for $100 a month in free play throughout next year.

At 8 p.m., two winners will receive $1,000 a month in free play. The first entry is free; additional entries are based on rated slot play from Nov. 27 through 7:45 p.m. Dec. 22.

New Year’s Eve Celebration

DJ Jerry Blavat, “The Geator with the Heater,” and DJ Joel will help party-goers welcome the new year with music, food, and dancing. The festivities start with a cocktail reception from 9 to 10 p.m., followed by a three-course dinner and dancing from 10 p.m. to 12:30am. The evening features an open bar as well. Cost is $135 per person.

SugarHouse

1001 N. Delaware Ave.
Philadelphia, PA 19125
(877) 477-3715

$50K Holly Jolly Jeep giveaway

From 5 to 7 p.m. Christmas Day, SugarHouse is hosting drawings every 15 minutes, awarding shares of $20,000 in slot free play and a 2018 Jeep Cherokee Latitude.

Entries are based on play starting Dec. 1, with 3X entries on Wednesdays and 2X entries on Thursdays. Drawing winners who have an email address on file will receive an extra $100 in free play.

Michael Bolton

The acclaimed singer will perform at 9 p.m. Dec. 15 at SugarHouse’s Events Center. Bolton, who has sold more than 75 million records worldwide, became widely popular in the 1970s and ’80s with acclaimed versions of “Sittin’ on the Dock of the Bay” and “When a Man Loves a Woman.”

SugarHouse Sweetie Calendar Release Party

The first “SugarHouse Sweetie” calendar debuts at 7 p.m. Dec. 8 with a fashion show and the crowning of Miss SugarHouse 2018 in the Events Center. Attendees will receive a free calendar, and the calendar girls will have an autograph session. Admission is free, but attendees must be at least 21 years old.

New Year’s Eve Bash

Live performances by The Rockets and DJ N9NE will help welcome the new year at the Events Center. The party includes hors d’oeuvres a three-hour open bar and a champagne toast at midnight. Tickets are $100 each, and the party starts at 10 p.m.

Valley Forge Resort Casino

1160 First Ave.
King of Prussia, PA 19406
(610) 354-8118
($10 resort purchase requirement has been eliminated)

Tiny House on the house

One player will win a built-to-order tiny house in a drawing at 9 p.m. Dec. 30. Players earn five entries for every point accumulated for play from Dec. 1 to 30, with 10X entries on Wednesdays.

Six finalists will be selected in the drawing; one will win the house and the others will each get $1,000 in free slot play or table-game match play.

Dueling Pianos at the Vault

An open bar, a bar bites buffet, and a pair of pianists will help revelers welcome the New Year on Dec. 31 at Valley Forge’s Vault. Doors open at 7 p.m., with the hors d’oeuvres buffet operating from 8 to 10 p.m. and the bar from 8 p.m. to midnight.

General admission of $72 per person includes taxes, gratuity, a champagne toast at midnight and party favors. Tickets that include a hotel room at the Radisson Valley Forge start at $329, plus sales and occupancy taxes.

West/Central

Hollywood at Penn National

777 Hollywood Blvd.
Grantville, PA 17028
(717) 469-2211

Santa’s Gadget Giveaway

From noon to 5 p.m. Dec. 10, five players will be chosen every 20 minutes to win a TV, Amazon Echo, Nintendo Switch, or XBox One. Each winner also will receive $100 in slot free play. Hollywood Casino Marquee Club members with a card in a slot machine or an open table rating at the time of the drawing are eligible. Limit of one prize per club account.

$25,000 Holiday Hoopla

Each Wednesday in December, ten Marquee Rewards members will be selected every 20 minutes from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. for prizes ranging from $100 to $1,000 in slot free play. Club members with a card in a machine are eligible for the prizes. Limit of one prize per account.

Lady Luck Nemacolin

4067 National Pike
Farmington, PA, 15437
(724) 329-7500
($10 resort purchase required to enter casino)

Holiday Point Multipliers

Fan Club members earn 12X points for their Lady Luck casino play on Christmas Day and 17X points for play between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. on New Year’s Eve. Sign up at the Fan Club before playing to earn the bonus. Maximum award is 50,000 points each day, including tier multiplier.

Play, Pull, Win

After one hour a rated table-game play between 4 and 8 p.m. on Mondays and Fridays in December, Fan Club members can receive a pull tab awarding up to $200 in cash. Limit: one pull tab per person per promotional day.

Meadows

210 Racetrack Road
Washington, PA 15301
724-503-1200

Meadows Lanes New Year’s Eve parties

Revelers can choose between two New Year’s Eve celebrations at Meadows: a family-oriented event from 6 to 9 p.m. or an adult party from 10 p.m. to 1 a.m.

Parties include:

  • Favors
  • Unlimited Glow Bowling
  • Music videos
  • Shoe rental
  • Two-hour buffet set-up and snacks

Family party admission is $45 per person for adults and $35 per person for children 12 and younger. Admission to the adult party is $50 per person. Prices include tax and gratuity. In addition, a $75–per-lane deposit must be paid before arrival; deposits made after Dec. 15 are non-refundable. Reservations are required; call 724-503-1550. At least four people per lane must attend.

New Year’s Eve Celebration Blowout

Drawings every 15 minutes from 12:30 to 2:30 a.m. Jan. 1 will award one prize of $1,000 cash and five prizes of $100 in free slot play. Players earn entries with play from 6 a.m. Dec. 31 to 2:30 a.m. Jan. 1.

Players Club changing to MyChoice

In January, the Meadows Advantage players club will switch to the MyChoice players club used at all Pinnacle Entertainment properties. Pinnacle took over operation of Meadows in September 2016.

A player’s tier in the MyChoice program will be based on 2017 play at The Meadows. MyChoice has five levels:

  • Choice
  • Advantage
  • Preferred
  • Elite
  • Owner’s Club

Pinnacle operates 15 casinos in other states, including Ameristar casinos in Missouri, Indiana, Iowa, and Mississippi; Boomtown casinos in Louisiana; and L’Auberge casinos in Louisiana. It also owns the Heartland Poker Tour.

Presque Isle Downs

8199 Perry Highway
Erie, PA 16509
(866) 374-3386

Santa’s Naughty or Nice Giveaway

From 4 to 10 p.m. on Dec. 15, 22, and 29, Presque Isle Downs will choose 10 winners every hour to receive up to $1,000 in free play and cash prizes. Players get one free entry each promotional day, with a bonus entry for every 20 tier points earned that day.

$10,000 Table Games Cash Giveaway

Sixteen winners will be chosen at random times between 6 and 10 p.m. Dec. 30 to win cash prizes ranging from $250 to $1,000. Players earn one entry for every hour of carded table-game play throughout the month.

Ring in 2018

Dinner and dancing are on the bill for New Year’s Eve, starting in the afternoon. A three-course land and sea menu at Brew Brothers is available at two seating times. The early-bird special, starting at 4:30 p.m., is $80 per person. The price goes to $95 per person for seating starting at 7:30 p.m.

Dinner price includes tickets to see The Man’s Room Band and a champagne toast at midnight with a live feed to the celebration at New York City’s Times Square. Seating is limited, with tickets available at Mutuels.

The Brew Brothers dance party will be from 9 p.m. to 2 a.m., with The Man’s Room Band performing at 10 p.m. Standing-room-only tickets cost $20 and are available in person at the mutuels area or through www.ticketweb.com

Also on New Year’s Eve, the downstairs mutuels area will be transformed into a dance club from 9 p.m. to 2 a.m., with free admission and music by DJ Butch Knight. Attendees must be at least 21 years old.

Rivers

777 Casino Drive
Pittsburgh, PA 15212
(877) 558-0777

New Year’s Eve Countdown to Cash

Sixty people will win shares of $100,000 in cash and slot free play in drawings starting at 7 p.m. New Year’s Eve. Entries are based on play from Jan. 1, 2017, to 12:59 a.m. Jan. 1, 2018. Every 25 points earned during that time gives Rivers Casino players one entry. Drawings will be at 7, 9, and 11 p.m. Dec. 31 and at 1 a.m. on New Year’s Day.

Road to Luxury drawings

Rivers will give away two luxury vehicles this month: a 2018 Land Rover on Dec. 3 and a 2018 BMW on Dec. 30. Entries for each are based on play from July 1 to the drawing date, with one entry for every 25 points earned. Drawings will be at 1, 4, and 7 p.m. on each day, with one guaranteed winner of the vehicle and 29 winners of $250 in slot free play.

Overtime on the River Party

Rivers’ New Year’s Eve party will start at 9 p.m. Dec. 31 in the casino banquet area. Tickets cost $50 each and include a drink ticket, party favors, and $10 in free slot play or table game match play. Drinks include Wiggle Whiskey and Southern Tier Brewing Company, and VDJ Rambo will provide dance music.

Mark Gruetze

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Mark Gruetze of suburban Pittsburgh writes the Player’s Advantage column for Trib Total Media and the Tribune-Review. A skilled recreational gambler for more than 35 years, he covers casinos and gaming from a player’s perspective. He is a retired journalist.