Celebrate Paul Bunyan Day, Take A Whack At These June PA Casino Promos

Written By Mark Gruetze on June 2, 2017
Paul Bunyan and o statue

[toc]A casino’s 10-year anniversary, the lure of summer road trips, and even the legend of Paul Bunyan inspire this month’s promotions at Pennsylvania casinos. Here’s a wrap-up of noteworthy promotions and attractions for June:


Mohegan Sun Pocono

Mohegan Sun Pocono
1280 Highway 315
Wilkes-Barre, PA 18702

Triple points day

Earn triple status points for play between 6 a.m. June 18 and 3 a.m. June 19. Plus, this bonus comes just before the six-month review that determines your Momentum rewards tier level for July through December.

Vacation giveaways

There are two similar giveaways each week. One is on Wednesdays, and one is on Saturdays. The drawings are open to any Momentum card holder playing slots or table games during the contest windows.

Top prize in each Wednesday offering is a $5,000 vacation voucher or $5,000 cash. The prize drawings are on June 7, 14, and 21 at 8:15 p.m. From noon to 8 p.m. on those days, the casino awards free slot play to a player from every Momentum tier every 15 minutes.

Top prize in the Saturday offerings is a $10,000 vacation voucher or $10,000 cash. The prize drawings are on June 3, 10, 17, and 24 at 10:15 p.m. From 2 to 10 p.m. on those days, the casino awards free slot play to a player from every Momentum tier every 15 minutes.

Mt. Airy Casino Resort

Mt. Airy Casino
312 Woodland Rd.
Mount Pocono, PA 18344

$1 million zoom ball game

On Friday, June 9 from 12-8 p.m., sets of five players can try their hand at zoom ball. The game involves colored balls shooting up a tube. Prizes range from $50 in slot play to $1 million cash, based on the combination of balls in the tube.

Player’s Club members earn zoom ball drawing entries starting at 6 a.m. on Monday, June 5. Those players earn one entry for every 777 points earned, one entry for each slot jackpot of at least $1,200, or one entry for each buffet purchase. Additionally, there are double entries on June 5 and 6.

Baseball pull tabs

Win from $15 to $1,000 in slot play from pull tabs available at the promotions desk from noon to 8 p.m. on June 12 and 23.


Parx Casino
2999 Street Road
Bensalem, PA 19020

Sizzlin’ Summer Sweepstakes

From June 1-24, players can earn one sweepstakes entry for each $20 played through on a slot machine. Then, on Saturday, June 24 there will drawings every hour from 4 to 10 p.m. The casino will hand out 50 prizes of up to $200 in free slot play. Plus, the player with the most entries among each group of 50 will be entered in a 10:30 p.m. drawing for $10,000 cash.

Jockeys & Jeans charity fund-raiser

On Saturday, June 3, Parx will host the fourth annual benefit for the Permanently Disabled Jockeys Fund. The event runs from 12-4 p.m. and includes luncheon buffet, soft drinks, auction, autograph session with Hall of Fame jockeys, and live racing. General admission tickets cost $40 each.


Sands Bethlehem
77 Sands Blvd.
Bethlehem, PA 18015

Mega Monday on June 8

On Monday, June 8, players can get their fill of slots. The action starts at 6 a.m., when the period to earn play-based entries begins and continues until 7:45 p.m. The first entry is free. Starting at 1 p.m., there will be five winners every hour until 7 p.m. Each winner gets $250 in slot play. Additionally, at 8 p.m., there will be a drawing for five winners of $1,500 in slot play.

Chevy Camaro convertible giveaway

On Sunday, June 25, someone is winning a car, and four other players are taking home $1,000 in slot pay. Every player earns a free entry that day. They can also earn additional entries with rated slot play through 6:45 p.m.

If players want to accrue entries in advance, there will be 10x entries on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays through June 18 and 25X entries on June 6, 13, 20, 23, and 24.

Poker room high-hand bonus

Poker players should mark the calendar for Friday, June 30. There will be a $599 high-hand prize awarded every half-hour from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and again from 7 to 10 p.m.


1001 N. Delaware Ave.
Philadelphia, PA 19125

Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? tryouts

On Wednesday, June 7, SugarHouse is hosting tryouts for the popular Who Wants To Be a Millionaire? game show. Auditions run from 7-10 a.m. and 5-7 p.m. The line forms outside SugarHouse Event Center, but no one will be admitted to line before 6 a.m.

Candidates for the syndicated television game show must be at least 18 years old and legal residents of the United States or District of Columbia. Photo ID and proof of age will be required at the audition.

Applicants under 21 must use the north entrance near the parking garage, then take an elevator to the second floor to get to the tryout area. They are not allowed on the gaming floor. Testing takes place about every 30 minutes. People arriving after the 10 a.m. or 7 p.m. sessions will not be allowed to audition.

Creedence Clearwater Revisited Concert

Creedence Clearwater Revisited (includes bassist Stu Cook and drummer Doug “Cosmo” Clifford from the original Creedence Clearwater Revival) play at 9 p.m. on Friday, June 30. Tickets range from $49 to $69.

King of the Cage fights

Mixed Martial Arts bouts in a nationally broadcast event at the casino at 7 p.m. on Saturday, July 1. Tickets range from $45 to $100.

Valley Forge Resort Casino

Valley Forge Casino
1160 First Ave.
King of Prussia, PA 19406
($10 resort purchase required to enter casino)

Cash Cube

This promotion is open to all Valley Club members. One player will be chosen each hour to pocket up to $5,000 in the Cash Cube, a glass enclosure with cash swirling around. The drawing dates are June 6, 10, 11, 15, 17, 24, and 27. Hourly drawings will be from 2 to 8 p.m., except on June 10, when they will be from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Starship Concert

Starship, featuring singer Mickey Thomas, plays the casino at 9 p.m. on Friday, June 2. Tickets range from $30 to $150. You must be at least 21 to attend.


Hollywood at Penn National

Hollywood Casino
777 Hollywood Blvd.
Grantville, PA 17028

Triple points days

Get 3X Marquee Comps for play at any slot machine or table game every Thursday, starting at 6 a.m.

Risk and Reward

From noon to 8 p.m. on June 30, two Marquee Rewards members will be randomly chosen every 10 minutes to spin a wheel. That spin will result in a prize of $200 to $400 in free slot play. The player then chooses between keeping that prize or spinning another wheel that can double, triple, or quadruple the original prize. The second spin can also drop it to $100 in free play. Drawings are open to all Marquee Rewards members playing slots or table games at the time of drawing.

Lady Luck Nemacolin

Lady Luck Nemacolin
4067 National Pike
Farmington, PA, 15437
($10 resort purchase required to enter casino) 

Motorcycle giveaway

The Bikin’ It & Likin’ It promotion starts this month. Eventually, it will lead up to a July 23 drawing for the grand prize of his-and-hers Harley Davidson motorcycles or $22,500 cash.

You can earn one entry in motorcycle drawing for every 100 Fan Club points earned from June 4 through July 16, with 20X entries on Mondays.

From 5 to 7 p.m. on Sundays in June, five players will be selected every hour to win cash, slot play, or bonus drawing entries. On July 23, names of five finalists will be drawn. Four will receive $500 cash and one will win the motorcycles.

Paul Bunyan Day hot seat

From 2 to 6 p.m. on June 28, one table game player will be chosen each hour to win up to $600 cash in honor of Paul Bunyan Day.


Meadows Casino
210 Racetrack Road
Washington, PA 15301

10th anniversary promos

Meadows Casino is marking its 10th anniversary with a variety of promotions. The track, which features year-round racing, opened in 1963. It received a gaming license after the legalization of casino gambling in 2004. Pinnacle Entertainment took over operation of the track and casino in 2016.

Jaguar giveaway

At 8 p.m. on Sunday, June 11, someone will win a 2017 Jaguar or $30,000 cash. Plus, another four winners get $1,000 in free play, and 25 winners get $100 in free play. The first drawing entry is free, with one additional entry for every 100 player card points through June 11. There are also 5X entries on June 1 and 8.

$100,000 drawing

On Saturdays in June, ten players will be selected every hour from 8 to 11 p.m. to play a game offering prizes ranging from $250 in free play to $100,000 in cash. Each player picks six of 36 squares on an electronic board. The prize depends on the symbols a player picks.

Other anniversary offers

  • Swipe and win from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. June 5; earn 100 same-day points and swipe player’s card at any kiosk for chance to win up to $1,000 in free play
  • Free t-shirt on June 8 to first 2,000 guests earning 100 same-day player’s club points
  • Cookie peel-and-reveal from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. June 7 – earn 100 same-day points and receive cooker with sticker awarding free slot play;

Grand Funk Railroad Concert

Grand Funk Railroad, with original members Don Brewer and Mel Schacher, play the casino at 8 p.m. on Saturday, June 3. Tickets range from $30-$35, but there are only solo seats left.

Presque Isle Downs

Presque Isle Downs
8199 Perry Highway
Erie, PA 16509

Sizzling hot seat

From 1 to 7 p.m. each Sunday in June, 18 slot players will be chosen at random times to win free play.

$10,000 table games cash giveaway

On Saturday, June 24 there will be an 8 p.m. drawing with $10,000 in prizes. The top prize is $5,000, followed by $3,500 and $1,500 payouts. Players can earn entries for each hour of carded play at table games during the month.


Rivers Casino
777 Casino Drive
Pittsburgh, PA 15212

Rivers Reel slot league

On Tuesday, June 13, Rivers will host a walk-up slots tournament from 4 to 7 p.m. The tournament is open to all Rush Reward members who earn 100 same-day points. The top 50 tournament scorers will win free play. The top prize is $1,000 in free play.

$10,000 Video Poker Drawing

For the month of June, players earn one drawing entry for each 50 video poker points they earn. On July 23, there will be a drawing where 20 players will each receive $500 in free play.

Poker high hand bonus

This month, there will be hourly high-hand payouts every day. Plus, there are bonuses of $200 on Sundays and Mondays, $100 on Tuesdays and Wednesdays, and $500 on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays. Hours of promotion vary by day.

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Mark Gruetze of suburban Pittsburgh, a skilled recreational gambler for more than 35 years, covers casinos and gaming from a player’s perspective. He is a retired journalist and wrote the Player's Advantage gambling column for seven years.

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