Neither rain nor long grass nor a combination of Friday the 13th and income-tax season shall keep Pennsylvania casinos from concocting inventive April promotions.
Robotic lawn mowers, showers of cash, car giveaways, vacations to other gambling destinations, and a Buddy Guy concert highlight the attractions across the state this month.
Here’s a look at some of the best casino offerings for April:
777 Harrah’s Blvd.
Chester, PA 19013
Road to AC
Players can start earning entries on April 1 for a promotion offering more than 1.5 million Reward credits, 35 stays at Harrah’s Atlantic City, and a grand prize trip to Las Vegas.
From April 1 through May 27, Harrah’s Philadelphia players can activate free entries from 6 a.m. to 4:55 p.m. daily at casino kiosks and earn additional entries with:
- Slot play: One additional entry for every 25 tier credits
- Table play: One additional entry for every 10 tier credits
- Mobile Monday bonus: 50 bonus entries by accepting the offer in the play by TR app
- Wednesday multiplier: Receive 5X earned entries
Drawings at 8 p.m. on:
- April 7
- April 14
- April 21
- April 28
- May 5
- May 12
- May 19
These drawings will award more than 100,000 reward credits and five trips to Harrah’s Atlantic City. The finale drawing on May 26 will award more than 500,000 reward credits and one Las Vegas trip.
Mohegan Sun Pocono
1280 Highway 315
Wilkes-Barre, PA 18702
A cut above
Four people at Mohegan Sun Pocono will win a robotic Husqvarna Automower, which the manufacturer says trims grass on its own in all types of weather. Drawings will be at 1, 3, 5, and 7 p.m. on April 29. Players get one entry for every point earned for slot or table game play from 6 a.m. to 6:55 p.m. that day.
Suit Yourself sweepstakes
In the second month of this promotion, suited blackjacks could be a ticket to $500 in free gaming chips or $5,000 cash. Players earn one drawing entry for each suited natural they receive in Blackjack or Spanish 21 during April.
Drawings on May 20 will award two prizes of $500 in gaming chips every 15 minutes. At 6 p.m., one person will win $5,000 in cash. Limit of one $500 prize per person.
Mt. Airy Casino Resort
312 Woodland Rd.
Mount Pocono, PA 18344
April competitor match
From 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. every Tuesday and Thursday in April, Mount Airy will match slot free-play offers from any other casino in Pennsylvania or New Jersey. Participants must be invited or earn 1,000 points to be eligible. They must show the other casino’s players club card and offer. Redemption limited to one offer per day, with a maximum match of $300.
2999 Street Road
Bensalem, PA 19020
Make It Rain sweepstakes
The rain isn’t in the form of water but in $60,000 worth of slot free play or table game match play (hint: slot free play has a better expectation of return than table game match play, especially when it’s used on video poker). Parx players receive a game card for every 200 entries earned for play from April 23 to 29. Eligible players will pick up their game cards – up to eight per person – between noon and 8 p.m. April 29 at XClub West. Each game card gives an instant $20 in free play plus a chance at winning $5,000 in free slot play or table-game match play. Any non-winning card may be entered in second-chance drawings at 2, 4, 6, and 8 p.m., each offering five prizes of $500 in free slot play. Players may participate in all four second-chance drawings.
77 Sands Blvd.
Bethlehem, PA 18015
$10,000 Super Slot tournament
All players club members get one free entry to a tournament offering a top prize of $5,000 cash plus 24 other prizes of cash or free play. The tournament will be from 1 to 8 p.m. April 23. Entrants must register at the Sands Club desk between 9 a.m. and 7:45 p.m. that day. Players who earn three club points between 6 a.m. and 7:30 p.m. qualify for a second entry.
2018 BMW sweepstakes
A 2018 BMW X5 xDrive5i and four prizes of $1,000 in slot free play will be given away at 7 p.m. April 29. The first entry is free, with additional entries based on rated slot play at Sands Bethlehem from March 26 through 6:45 p.m. April 29. A second-chance drawing at 9 p.m. April 29 will award five prizes of $1,000 in slot free play.
Saturday / Monday high hand bonus
The Sands poker room is offering a $250 high-hand bonus paid every 20 minutes from 10 a.m. to noon and 1 to 3 p.m. on Saturdays and Mondays in April. From 5 p.m. to midnight Mondays, the bonus is offered every half-hour, but a minimum hand of quad fives is needed to qualify. Unawarded prizes roll over to $500, $750, and so on.
1001 N. Delaware Ave.
Philadelphia, PA 19125
Every 30 minutes from 2 to 9 p.m., April 1, one player will be chosen to select an egg that contains up to $2,500 in slot free play. At 10 p.m., the top prize increase to $5,000 in free play.
Blues virtuoso Buddy Guy will perform at SugarHouse at 9 p.m. April 20 at The Event Center. Guy, a Rock and Roll Hall of Fame member, was named among Rolling Stone’s 100 greatest guitarists of all time and has influenced two generations of guitarists. Remaining tickets are $49 each.
Valley Forge Resort Casino
1160 First Ave.
King of Prussia, PA 19406
Anniversary slot tournament
In observance of its opening in March 2012, Valley Forge will sponsor a slot tournament from 3 to 7 p.m. every day in April. The daily prize pool totals $30,000 in cash and free play. Entrants must redeem one players club point if they do not receive an individual invitation. Registration will be open from 3 to 6:45 p.m. Entrants must print a voucher at a kiosk and take the voucher to the tournament. New club members receive one free entry. Sessions are filled on first-come, first-served basis.
Lucky 13 / tax season drawings
- Friday the 13th drawings: From 1 to 10 p.m. April 13, one person will be chosen each hour to win $1,300 cash. Players club members can print their entry from any kiosk and enter it in the barrel at the Center Bar.
- Tax season drawings: From 1 to 10 p.m. April 16, one person will be chosen each hour to win $1,500 cash. Players must print their entry from a kiosk that day and put entry in the barrel.
Going Green sweepstakes
Blackjack and Baccarat players will can earn entries for a drawing awarding $5,000 cash based on play from April 1 through 8 p.m. April 27. For every natural at Blackjack or Natural 9 with banker bet at Baccarat, players will receive a drawing entry. The drawing will be at 9 p.m. April 27 at the high-limit tables.
Players earn entries from April 1 through 28 for a drawing offering a top prize of a 2018 Toyota Prius C. Entries are based on slot or table play, with 10X entries on Wednesdays. Players get one free entry by swiping Valley Club card at any kiosk on April 28. Finalists will be announced at 9 p.m. April 28 at Center Bar.
Hollywood at Penn National
777 Hollywood Blvd.
Grantville, PA 17028
From 2 to 9 p.m. April 13, five players at Hollywood will be chosen every 20 minutes to win up to $1,313 in slot free play. Contest is open to all slot and table game players with an open rating.
$40,000 Super Progressive cash jackpot
The super progressive jackpot has rolled over to $40,000, and club members can earn one entry in this month’s drawings for every 20 points earned through slot or table game play between April 1 and 26. From 6 to 8:30 p.m. April 26, five club members will be selected every 30 minutes to win $250 in slot free play or $100 in free play and a spot in the final round at 9:30 p.m.
At 9 p.m., four more club members will be selected for a spot in the final round. Each of the 10 finalists will select an envelope with prizes ranging from $300 to $1,000 in free play, the progressive jackpot of $10,000 cash, or the super progressive of $40,000 cash. If the super progressive is not awarded this month, the May amount will grow to $50,000 cash.
Lady Luck Nemacolin
4067 National Pike
Farmington, PA, 15437
($10 resort purchase required to enter casino)
Spin into spring
Every Saturday at 9 p.m., 10 players will be chosen to compete for a spin-the-big-wheel game. The winner gets to play for a $5,000 cash prize. The finale on May 27 offers a guaranteed winner of $15,000 cash, plus a second-chance drawing for five prizes of $500 cash.
210 Racetrack Road
Washington, PA 15301
Super Saturday giveaway / Great $100K giveaway
Players have multiple chances to win prizes of $100 in slot free play or even $100,000 cash in drawings every Saturday in April.,
- Super Saturday: Drawings each hour from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. will award one chance to win $100,000 cash and 20 prizes of $100 in free play. Check-in is required with an hour before drawing time by swiping a kiosk or generating a rating.
- Great $100K Giveaway: From 7 to 11 p.m., one player will be chosen each hour for the chance to win $100,000 cash, and 20 prizes of $100 in slot free play or table-game match play will be awarded. Earn entries based on play from April 1 through 11 p.m. April 28. Check-in is required with an hour before drawing time by swiping a kiosk or generating a rating.
Spring Into Cash Sundays
From 3 to 5 p.m. each Sunday in April, drawings will award 20 prizes of $100 in free slot play and one prize of $1,000 in slot free play every half-hour, plus one prize of $1,000 cash every hour. Cash winner must be present to receive a prize. Entries are based on play from March 2 through April 29. Check-in is required with an hour before drawing time by swiping a kiosk or generating a rating.
Presque Isle Downs
8199 Perry Highway
Erie, PA 16509
Table games cash giveaway
From 6 to 10 p.m. April 28, 10 players will be chosen at random times to win cash prizes of $250 to $1,000. Club members earn one entry for every hour of carded play at the tables throughout the month. Live poker play does not qualify.
777 Casino Drive
Pittsburgh, PA 15212
Penguins shoot for $1 million
With the end of regular-season NHL games at hand, the finale of this contest will play out this month. Penguins fans who attend a home game – the final two are April 1 and April 6 – can redeem their ticket at the Players Club to play a kiosk game for a chance to qualify for the finale drawing on April 14. All qualifiers from previous drawings, which started in October, will have a chance to Shoot for $1 Million. The final qualifying drawings will be at 2, 4, and 8 p.m. April 12 and at noon, 4, and 7 p.m. April 14. Finale drawings will be at 2, 6, and 8 p.m. April 14. If the top prize of $1 million is not won, finalists will split $50,000 cash.
Helping the Carnegie
From noon to 8 p.m. April 5 and 7, players who donate $10 to the Carnegie Library will receive $10 in free slot play or table-game match play. Throughout April, the library will be the beneficiary of donated slot vouchers and table-game chips.
Those who sign up to compete in Trivia Night from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesdays at Levels Lounge will receive $10 in slot free play or table-game match play. Trivia prizes range from $50 to $100 in free play or match play, with gift cards to casino restaurants going to the top three finishers.