With summer officially starting at 11:54 a.m. EST June 21, Pennsylvania casinos are dishing up loads of hot fun this month.
Mohegan Sun Pocono plans a smorgasbord of promotions, including 50 Shades of Summer with a prize of $50,000 cash.
Rivers celebrates its 10th anniversary with a $100,000 cash prize.
Parx plans to party on Belmont Stakes day. Then there’s Presque Isle, which is giving away trips to baseball’s All-Star Game in Cleveland. That might be one of the few times Pennsylvanians want to win a trip there.
Here’s a look at some of the best casino promotions and attractions for June:
777 Harrah’s Blvd.
Chester, PA 19013
10X table multiplier
Each Wednesday in June, Caesars Rewards members at Harrah’s Philadelphia get a 10X reward credit multiplier on qualifying table games to play by swiping their card at the promotional kiosk between 6 a.m. and 5:59 a.m. Reward credit multiplier is based on play during a single gaming day. Bonus credits do not count toward tier score or return rewards.
Hollywood at Penn National
777 Hollywood Blvd.
Grantville, PA 17028
$60,000 cash jackpot
A $60,000 cash prize will be available in the Super Progressive Cash drawing on June 27.
Marquee Rewards members earn a drawing entry for every four points earned at slot or table gameplay through the month. From 6 to 8:30 p.m. June 27, five entrants will be selected every half-hour to win free slot play. One of each group advances to the final drawing.
At 9 p.m., four more entrants will win spots in the final drawing. At 9:30 p.m., each of the 10 finalists will select a prize envelope from a barrel. One envelope contains the cash prize and the other award slot free play. If the top prize is not chosen, the July jackpot at Hollywood Casino will be $70,000.
Lady Luck Nemacolin
4067 National Pike
Farmington, PA 15437
($10 resort purchase required to enter casino)
Road, white and blue
Players can start earning entries June 1 for a series of drawings at Lady Luck Nemacolin culminating with a top prize of a new Ford F-150 pickup or $20,000 cash.
Preliminary drawings, at 9 p.m. each Saturday in June, offer nine prizes of $75 in slot free play and one prize of $75 in free play plus a spot in the final drawing. The drawing for the truck will be in July.
Valley Club members get one free entry for each day of play, plus an additional entry for every 200 points earned by slot play or for every 15 minutes of table game play.
Play on June 3, 10 and 17 and every Thursday in June will earn 10X entries. No entries can be earned between 6 a.m. June 24 and 6 a.m. June 26.
210 Racetrack Road
Washington, PA 15301
Jackpot frenzy drawing
MyChoice members can choose from three levels of slot free play prizes in hourly drawings on June 6. From 7 to 10 p.m., Meadows will award 10 prizes of $500, $750 or $1,000 in free play.
Entries are based on play from April 14 through June 6. Players must deposit their entries between 6 and 9:55 p.m. June 6.
Mohegan Sun Pocono
1280 Highway 315
Wilkes-Barre, PA 18702
Hot Summer Fun
Mohegan Sun celebrates the summer with a variety of offerings from June 17 through Sept. 1.
Toys of summer giveaway
An outdoor vehicle valued at up to $25,000 and five prizes of $1,000 cash will be awarded in this 10-week promotion.
The top winner will get to choose between a Sea-Doo Spark Trixx watercraft, a Can-Am Outlander all-terrain vehicle, a Mahindra Roxor off-road vehicle, and a Can-Am Ryker three-wheel motorcycle.
Momentum Club members receive one drawing entry for every status point earned by slot or table game play from 6 a.m. June 17 through Aug. 31, with 5X entries for play on Mondays and 10X entries for play on Saturdays. The drawing will be at 10 p.m. Aug. 31.
Party on the patio
Food trucks, drink specials, and live music by tribute bands will be available every Thursday. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., with music starting at 7:30 p.m. Bands include 7800 Fahrenheit (Bon Jovi tribute) on June 20 and Parrot Beach (Jimmy Buffett tribute) on June 27.
Free tee Wednesdays
From 4 to 8 p.m. each Wednesday, the first 500 Momentum Club members to print a voucher at any casino kiosk and take it to the promotions booth will receive a free T-shirt. The color changes each week throughout Hot Summer Fun.
Every player wearing a 2019 Hot Summer Fun T-shirt on Thursdays will receive $20 in free play. Those wearing any other Mohegan Sun Pocono apparel get $10 in free play. Claim your prize at the rewards desk from 8 a.m. to midnight.
Fifty shades of summer
From 5 to 10 p.m. every Friday, five Momentum Club members will be randomly selected each half-hour to play for cash and slot free play by picking beach balls on a giant digital game board.
Prizes range from $200 in free play to $5,000 cash, with the $5,000 prize guaranteed to be awarded each week.
Fifty players who reveal and match a pair of Ray-Ban sunglasses will qualify for a $50,000 cash grand prize event on Aug. 30.
Double Momentum dollars
Every Tuesday during Hot Summer Fun, club members earn double “momentum“ dollars for slot and table game play. Live poker is excluded.
Slot tournament Sundays
Every Sunday during Hot Summer Fun, a free slot tournament will offer weekly prizes of cash and slot free play, with the summer’s top winner getting a trip to Las Vegas and a shot at a $1 million cash prize.
Club members who earn three status points between 6 a.m. and 4 p.m. on tournament day are eligible. Winners from each session get $250 cash and $250 in slot free play. The one who posts the highest score all summer long wins the Las Vegas trip and a seat at the TournEvent of Champions at Wynn/Encore.
Mount Airy Casino Resort
312 Woodland Rd.
Mount Pocono, PA 18344
The first 1,000 players to show up at Mount Airy between noon and 8 p.m. Wednesday will receive three max-bet hits on a designated penny slot machine and then cash out their winnings.
2999 Street Road
Bensalem, PA 19020
Belmont Stakes Day
Parx will celebrate the running of the third leg of horse racing’s Triple Crown with family attractions, live music, food, and souvenirs.
Gates to the Parx thoroughbred track will open at 10 a.m. June 8, and the first Parx race of the day will be at 12:55 p.m., a few hours before the Belmont Stakes. Other Parx activities include:
- Pony rides, face-painting and other family fun from noon to 5 p.m. in the picnic grove
- Music by the Honky Tonk Medics from 1 to 5 p.m. in the picnic grove
- Jockey T-shirt toss after every live race
- Souvenirs, food and beverages
- Simulcasting of races elsewhere, including the Belmont, from noon through midnight.
- Advance Belmont wagering starting June 7
Acura MDX Sweepstakes
Players can earn entries from June 1 to 15 for a chance to win an Acura MDX luxury SUV or dozens of prizes of $250 in slot free play.
From 5 to 10 p.m. June 15, 20 players will be chosen every hour to win $250 in free play. The two highest earners among each group also get entries into the car drawing at 10:30 p.m.
Players earn entries for play from 6 a.m. June 1 through 9:59 p.m. June 15. Players earn one entry for every $20 played on slots or for every $60 played on video poker. Free play or Xtra play does not count toward entry earnings. The winner of the finale drawing may choose to receive $30,000 cash instead of the car.
Pat Benatar / Melissa Etheridge / Liz Phair
Three top female rock artists will perform at 6:30 p.m. June 27 at the Xcite Center.
Pat Benatar, the winner of four-consecutive Grammys and star of the second video ever shown on MTV, is marking her 40th year in music. Her hits include “Hit Me with Your Best Shot,” “Love Is a Battlefield,” and “We Belong.” Her husband, musician-producer-songwriter Neil Giraldo, performs with her.
Grammy winner Melissa Etheridge, known for “Ain’t It Heavy,” “I’m the Only One,” and “Yes, I Am,” released her debut album in 1988.
Alternative rocker Liz Phair began performing in the 1990s by self-releasing audio cassettes under the name Girly Sound.
Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Remaining tickets are $89 to $139.
Presque Isle Downs
8199 Perry Highway
Erie, PA 16509
All-Star package giveaway
Table-game players can start earning entries June 1 for a drawing that offers a trip to Major League Baseball’s all-star game in Cleveland, Ohio.
Players get an entry for each hour of table-game play between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. or between 6 and 10 p.m. from June 1 through July 5. Poker players get one entry for every two hours of play during those times.
Players must print their entries at a casino kiosk by 11:59 p.m. on the day they play. Drawings will be every 15 minutes from 8:30 to 10:30 p.m. July 5. The 90th all-star game will be played July 9 at Progressive Field, home of the Cleveland Indians.
Hot seat match play giveaway
From 5 to 7 p.m. on Wednesdays in June, hot-seat drawings every 10 minutes will award match play coupons to a table game. Each winner will receive five certificates for $10, $15 or $20 in match play.
Power play Wednesdays
At random times between 4 and 8 p.m. each Wednesday in June, a power play drawing will award one prize of $1,000 cash and 25 prizes of $25 in slot free play. All slot players using a players club card at machines other than video poker or virtual tables are eligible.
777 Casino Drive
Pittsburgh, PA 15212
Rivers is marking its 10th anniversary with a series of drawings offering a weekly top prize of $10,000 cash and leading to a grand prize drawing for $100,000 cash.
The preliminary drawings will be at 2, 6 and 8 p.m. every Saturday in June and July plus Aug. 3. At each drawing, 10 players will be selected to play for a chance to win $10,000 cash. Each also qualifies for an entry in the finale drawing on Aug. 10, when the $100,000 prize will be awarded.
Batter up for blackjack drawings
Getting a suited blackjack gives players a chance to win free Pittsburgh Pirates tickets plus an entry for a drawing with a prize pool of $10,000 cash.
Drawings will be at 7 and 9 p.m. June 26. In addition to the drawing entry, those receiving a suited blackjack will get a scratch-off that could win tickets to a Pirates home game.
77 Sands Blvd.
Bethlehem, PA 18015
Jeep Grand Cherokee sweepstakes
A 2019 Jeep Grand Cherokee Summit and four prizes of $1,000 in slot free play will be given away in a drawing at 7 p.m. June 30. A second-chance drawing at 9 p.m. will award five more prizes of $1,000 free play.
The first drawing entry is free, with additional entries based on rated slot play at Sands Bethlehem from May 27 through 6:45 p.m. June 30. Play on Tuesdays in June plus June 28 and 29 earn 25X entries. Play on any Friday, Saturday or Sunday through June 23 gets 10X entries.
$10,000 slot tournament
All My Sands members can play in a free slot tournament offering a top prize of $5,000 cash plus 24 other prizes of cash or slot free play.
The tournament will be from 1 to 8 p.m. June 3, with registration starting at 9 a.m. Players who earn three points between 6 a.m. and 7:30 p.m. that day qualify for a second entry.
1001 N. Delaware Ave.
Philadelphia, PA 19125
Free play frenzy
Players can earn entries throughout the month for drawings that award a visit to the “Money Booth” for a chance to grab up to $5,500 in slot free play.
SugarHouse players get one entry for every five same-day points earned, with 10X entries for play on Mondays.
From 2 to 8 p.m. June 30, three people will be chosen every half hour to enter the booth. Those who have downloaded the new SugarHouse sports betting app and registered their Rush Rewards account will get an extra five seconds in the booth.
Valley Forge Resort Casino
1160 First Ave.
King of Prussia, PA 19406
Wave hello to summer
Players start earning entries June 1 for drawings that will award his and hers Yamaha EX Sport WaveRunners, a dual transportation trailer and $1,500 in Sunoco gift cards.
Valley Forge Valley Club members get five entries for every point earned through June 29, with 10X entries for play on Monday (20X for Elite level members). The drawing will be at 9 p.m. June 29.
Summer 7 slot tournament
All Valley Club members are eligible to participate in four-times-a-week slot tournaments offering a daily prize pool of $1,500 in cash and slot free play.
The tournaments will be from 3 to 7 p.m. Monday through Thursday throughout the summer, starting June 3. The top 10 finishers each day will win prizes. Entrants must print a voucher at any kiosk before 6:45 p.m. to enter.