Memorial Day weekend is approaching and PA casinos are celebrating the unofficial start to summer with promotions and parties you can’t miss.
Plenty of live music, entertainment, pool parties and specials are in store for casino-goers this holiday weekend.
Large jackpots at Live! Casino Philadelphia
Friday, May 26 promotion: 6 a.m to 11:59 p.m.
Live! Casino Philadelphia is starting Memorial Day weekend as early as possible on Friday morning. Beginning at 6 a.m., all customers have a chance to win $20,000:
- All Live! Rewards members can play at any eligible slot machine with their rewards card inserted to participate for the chance to win your share of $20,000.
- 20 winners will be awarded. Each jackpot will start at $500 and is guaranteed to hit by $1,000.
- Video poker and electronic table games are not eligible.
Saturday, May 27: Noon to 8 p.m.
All Live! Rewards members can swipe their card at any promotional kiosk for a complimentary PA lottery scratch-off ticket based on tier. Top prizes include:
- Classic: $3 – Crossword Multiplier – top prizes of $50,000
- Gold and Platinum: $5 – Win It All – top prizes of $200,000
- Black Card: $10 – Scratch and Win – top prizes of $500,000
- Jade and Chairmen: $20 – $1 Million, Seriously – top prizes of $1 million
Sunday, May 28: 6 a.m to 11:59 p.m.
All Live! Rewards members can earn 50 tier credits to participate in the Liberty Wheel of Luck. Swipe your Live! Rewards card at any promotional kiosk to play for a chance to win up to $5,000 in free slot play.
Everyone that earns and swipes is a winner from anywhere between $5 and $5,000 in free slot bonuses.
Monday, May 29: Noon to 8 p.m.
- Bring in your W2-G from any jackpot hit over Memorial Day weekend for the chance to win again!
- W2-G from any jackpots must be dated May 26, 2023 – May 29, 2023, from any Pennsylvania casino; one per casino.
- After W2-G verification is complete, an entry will be filled out and dropped into the drawing drum.
- Five winners will be drawn at 8 p.m., winning the jackpot amount on their W2-G in cash up to $5,000.
- Must be present to win. The winner has five minutes to claim their prize. Up to two redraws.
Live! Casino Pittsburgh’s Memorial Day weekend events
Live! Casino Pittsburgh is celebrating Memorial Day weekend with its patented Summer Fridays on the Patio at Guy Fieri Restaurant + Bar. Here are the specials:
- Dip trio with bottomless chips: $17.99
- Just Peachy: $12
- Unity Brewing Co.: $5
- Four Seasons Brewing Co.: $5
DJ Matt Dodge is performing from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m at Sports & Social Steel City on Friday and Saturday night. Laurie and Shirley are also performing on Saturday from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Guy Fieri Restaurant + Bar.
Check out the casino’s website for other table and slot promotions during the weekend.
Mohegan Pennsylvania’s Memorial Day plans
Mohegan Pennsylvania is planning to have plenty of fun this weekend. The party gets started on Friday night with three performances in Mohegan Pennsylvania’s entertainment venues:
- 6 p.m.: DJ Tommy at Embers Terrace
- 8:30 p.m.: Fuzzy Park Band at Breakers
- 9:30 p.m.: The Grunge at The Hive Taphouse
Saturday is the last day customers have to win a Jeep Wrangler. Activate your entries each hour by playing with your Momentum card:
- 6 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. drawings: Activate 5 p.m. to 5:59 p.m.
- 7 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. drawings: Activate 6 p.m. to 6:59 p.m.
- 8 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. drawings: Activate 7 p.m. to 7:59 p.m.
- 9 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. drawings: Activate 8 p.m. to 8:59 p.m.
- 10 p.m. drawing: Activate 9 p.m. to 9:59 p.m.
DJ Tommy is back at Embers Terrace at 6 p.m. on Saturday. Deuce plays at 8:30 p.m. at Breakers and The Fuchery is in The Hive Taphouse at 9:30 p.m.
On Monday, customers can “Give Your Status A Boost” by playing your favorite slots or table games using your Momentum card to earn a status point multiplier.
Hollywood Casino features food truck events
Hollywood Casino at the Meadows is hosting the The Greater Pittsburgh Food Truck Festival all weekend. Here is the schedule:
- Friday: 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.
- Saturday: Noon to 8 p.m.
- Sunday: 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Admission is free for all ages, which includes live music and entertainment, craft beer and wine, regional artisans, vendors, kids activities, weiner dog races and more.
Hollywood Casino at Penn National Race Course is also hosting a food truck on Friday from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Dance Fever is performing in the H Lounge on Friday from 8 p.m. to midnight. Funktion is playing on Saturday night at the same time, as well.
Mount Airy Casino celebrates pool opening
Mount Airy Casino announced Memorial Day weekend plans in a press release earlier this month.
The highlight of the weekend is on Saturday, the official opening of Mount Airy’s luxury indoor/outdoor pool and entertainment complex. The free event starts at 9 p.m., with live music performed by the Kira Krakovesky Duo.
The Memorial Day bash actually kicks off on Friday with CC Music headlining a $15 celebration in the Event Center.
On Sunday, singer/songwriter Casey Walton will round out the Memorial Day weekend festivities with a free performance from 8 to 11 p.m. on the casino floor.
“We’re excited to launch a strong summer season,” said Ben Koff, Mount Airy General Manager and Chief Operating Officer. “In addition to our luxury pool complex, we look forward to welcoming guests to enjoy all that we have to offer, from premier gaming and first-class dining to luxury accommodations and exciting entertainment offerings.”
Rivers Casino Pittsburgh’s entertainment and new menu updates
Rivers Casino Pittsburgh has a full slate of entertainment planned for Memorial Day weekend. Here is the live music schedule:
- Billy Price Band: May 26 (9 p.m. to midnight)
- Alt Rocks: May 27 (9 p.m. to midnight)
- DJ Digital Dave: May 26 (7 p.m. to 2 a.m.)
- DJ Jan Jursa: May 27 (7 p.m. to 2 a.m.)
Two of Rivers Casino Pittsburgh’s most popular restaurants, Martorano’s Prime and Wheelhouse Bar & Grill, are adding new food items to the menu this weekend:
Martorano’s Prime Memorial Day menu
- Stuffed banana peppers
- Shrimp fra diavolo
- Rigatoni and meatball
- Add one of the steak enhancements such as Sinatra style or Martorano style to any of the steak dishes
Wheelhouse Bar & Grill Memorial Day menu
- Chicken parmesan sandwich
- Sausage burger
- Homemade pot roast sandwich
Rivers Casino Philadelphia to host Memorial Day weekend poker tournaments
Rivers Casino Philadelphia is holding numerous poker tournaments this Memorial Day weekend:
- Saturday, May 27 at 10:15 a.m.: $70 (beginners)
- Sunday, May 28 at 11:15 a.m.: $160 NLH ($5,000 guarantee)
- Monday, May 29 at 1:15 p.m.: $100 NLH
Poker High Hands
- Friday, May 26 – $1,000 every hour from 4-8 p.m.; $1,000 every half hour from 8 p.m. to 1 a.m.
- Saturday, May 27 – $1,000 every hour from 4-8 p.m.; $1,000 every half hour from 8 p.m. to 1 a.m.
- Sunday, May 28 – Mystery High Hand every hour from 1-10 p.m.; guests can win up to $5,000
- Monday, May 29 – $200 instant High Hands from 2-10 p.m.
For entertainment, Iconic R&B and funk band Tower of Power will perform in The Event Center on Friday at 8 p.m. Tickets start at $59.
At Jack’s Bar & Grill stage, DJ Ben Campbell plays on Friday from 8 p.m. to midnight and The Gentlemen of Soul LSM perform on Saturday at the same time.
On Monday, all Rush Rewards members who play a table game with their Rush Rewards Card can earn a $20 dining credit. To qualify, Rush Rewards members must play with their card and earn 300 Tier Points at any table game.
Valley Forge Casino pool party
Valley Forge Casino is starting its Splashback Fridays on Memorial Day weekend, a pool party featuring DJ performances each Friday, showcasing throwback hits from the 70’s, 80’s and 90’s. General admission tickets are $10. DJ Redline will get things started Friday night.
The casino is also hosting a food truck with live music every Saturday, which begins this weekend. Doors open at 7 p.m., while entertainment takes place from 8 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. for $10. An Earth, Wind and Fire Tribute is slated for the opening Saturday.