[toc]As people’s attention turns to football, Pennsylvania casinos are enticing players with pigskin-themed promotions in September, from contests for the best game predictions to giveaways based on how the “home team” does.
In addition, gamblers have shots at winning cars or earning entries to offbeat games offering shots at big cash payouts.
Here’s a look at some of the best casino promotions and attractions throughout the Keystone State for September:
Mohegan Sun Pocono
1280 Highway 315
Wilkes-Barre, PA 18702
Countdown to kickoff
Football prognosticators have a chance to win up to $1,000 in free slot play each week from Sept. 4 to Dec. 31. Participants may visit any kiosk daily to get an entry card. Entries, including a prediction for every NFL game plus a tiebreaker of the total points scored in a specified game, are due by 11 a.m. Sundays (9 a.m. on Sept. 24, Oct. 1, Oct. 22 and Oct. 29).
The top 10 predictors get prizes. A Mohegan Sun representative said that in previous seasons, the weekly winner seldom has more than one game wrong.
Lucky 7 Saturdays
The casino will award more than $300,000 in prizes on Saturdays in September. From 2 to 9:56 p.m., one winner every seven minutes will receive $777 in free slot play. In the weekly grand-prize drawing at 10:03 p.m., one person will get $7,777 cash. Winners are chosen from players actively playing a slot machine or table game at the time of the drawing.
Mount Airy Casino Resort
312 Woodland Rd.
Mount Pocono, PA 18344
15X Penny Rewards
On Sept. 25, Mount Airy Players Club members playing a penny slot machine will earn 15X points. Earned rewards will be deposited within 24 hours.
$1 MILLION ZOOMBALL
Players can win a chance to play Zoomball for prizes ranging from $50 in free slot play to $1 million cash. Slot players get one entry for every 777 points earned between 6 a.m. Sept. 11 and 7:45 p.m. Sept. 15. Players can also earn entries for each jackpot of at least $1,200 or each buffet purchase.
From 2 to 10 p.m. Sept. 15, five people will be chosen every 30 minutes to play Zoomball, a mechanical game that pops balls into a chute. The number of colored balls in the chute determines the prize.
2999 Street Road
Bensalem, PA 19020
Southern Italian wine dinner
A five-course meal with a wine-pairing for each course will feature the flavors of Southern Italy at 7 p.m. Sept. 15 at Parxgrill. The dinner, under the direction of Executive Chef Frank Perko, costs $95 per person. The menu includes:
- Grilled prawn
- Wild boar chops
- Braised short rib with seared foie gras and fresh berries
Parxtown board game
The top prize in this card-collecting contest is $50,000 cash, and more than $1 million in free slot play will also be awarded. A player becomes eligible for a Parxtown game card by earning 40 entries on any day from Sept. 4 to 22.
The maximum is three cards per day, except on Sept. 22, when players may earn up to six cards. The first Xclub member to collect all 20 unique game cards and complete the Parxtown board wins $50,000 cash. Others who complete the board receive $5,000 free slot play. Free play also will be awarded for every colored Parxtown set and for instant-win cards.
$25,000 Blackjack Tournament
The tournament, with a top prize of $12,500, will be played from 7 to 9 p.m. Sept. 26. Players earn entries based on their play at any Parx Casino table game from Sept. 1 through 8:59 p.m. Sept. 26.
77 Sands Blvd.
Bethlehem, PA 18015
2017 Grand Cherokee sweepstakes
The drawing for a new Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT as well as four prizes of $1,000 in slot free play will be at 7 p.m. Sept. 24.
The first entry is free, with additional entries based on rated slot play at Sands Bethlehem between Aug. 28 and 6:45 p.m. Sept. 24. Players earn 10X entries on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays through Sept. 17, and 25X entries on Sept. 5, 14, 19, 22 and 23. Second-chance drawing at 9 p.m. Sept. 24 will award five prizes of $1,000 in free play.
Sizzling September slot sweepstakes
On Sept. 8 Sands Bethlehem will award prizes of $500 and $1,000 in free slot play per month for September, October, November, and December.
From 1 to 7 p.m., two winners each hour will receive $500 per month in free play. At 8 p.m., three people will win $1,000 in free slot play per month. The first sweepstakes entry is free. Additional entries are based on rated slot play from Aug. 14 through 7:45 p.m. Sept. 8.
1001 N. Delaware Ave.
Philadelphia, PA 19125
Birds win, you win
The offer is open to any Rush Player Rewards member who plays a slot at SugarHouse on game days in September. If the Home Team (otherwise known as the Eagles) wins, each player gets $10 in food comps.
To be eligible, players must be enrolled in E-Perks or have their address on file with SugarHouse. Comp certificates are emailed the day after the game.
Valley Forge Resort Casino
1160 First Ave.
King of Prussia, PA 19406
($10 resort purchase required to enter casino)
Table game players have a shot at winning a new television. There are five Samsung models up for grabs for play on the main floor and one LG set set aside for play at high-limit tables. The drawing for the five Samsung sets will be at 8 p.m. Sept. 9.
Players earn entries from Sept. 1 through 7:45 p.m. on Sept. 29 by getting:
- a natural in blackjack
- a Natural 9 (banker bet) on Baccarat
- “Yo” 11 on craps
- Tie-Bet on Mini or Midi Baccarat
- Zero/Double Zero Straight Up on Roulette
- a played flush on Three Card poker or Pai Gow poker
- a straight in Ultimate Texas Hold ’Em
- two pair in Criss Cross Poker
- two-card blackjack in Spanish 21
- Any played pair in Pai Gow poker
The drawing for the LG television will be at 9 p.m. Sept. 29. Players earn an entry for every natural in blackjack or Natural 9 (Banker Bet) in baccarat at Valley Forge’s high-limit tables.
Miata Sport Sweepstakes
Valley Forge is giving away a grand prize of a 2017 Mazda Miata plus five prizes of $1,000 in slot free play in a drawing on Sept. 30 The first entry is free, with additional entries earned by playing slots or table games from Sept. 1 through 8 p.m. on Sept. 30.
Hollywood at Penn National
777 Hollywood Blvd.
Grantville, PA 17028
From 1 to 8 p.m. Sept. 2, two players will be chosen every 10 minutes to win $500 cash or $500 in free slot play. To be eligible, players must have their Marquee Rewards card inserted in a slot machine or have an open table game rating. Limit one prize per Marquee Rewards account
Play your way to Vegas
Maruqee rewards members can earn a trip to Las Vegas by racking up points at Hollywood or any other participating Penn National casino. Points must be redeemed between Dec. 1 and 26 at Tropicana Las Vegas for free slot pay, comps, or airfare reimbursement where eligible.
Slot players get one point for every $5 played between July 1 and Nov. 30; for video poker and electronic table games, every $15 played earns one point. Table game players earn points based on average bet and length of play. Players become eligible for airfare reimbursement by accumulating at least 80,000 points.
Lady Luck Nemacolin
4067 National Pike
Farmington, PA, 15437
($10 resort purchase required to enter casino)
Automobile fans will be able to combine their interests in wheels and gambling from noon to 4 p.m. Sept. 30 at the Lady Luck parking lot. Admission to the car show is free, and the event includes a wheel spin for free slot play, match play and other prizes. An oldies DJ will broadcast live from noon to 3 p.m. Exhibitors pay a $10-per-car entry fee. Trophies for the top cars will be presented at 4 p.m.
Home team Mondays
Five $100 gift cards will be awarded in drawings at 7 p.m. Sept. 11, 18 and 25 – provided “our professional home team” (otherwise known as the Steelers) wins.
210 Racetrack Road
Washington, PA 15301
A New lease on luxury giveaway
The top prize in this two-month promotion is a two-year lease on a Mercedes-Benz. Earn entries from Sept. 3 through 10 p.m. on Oct. 28, with 5X entries on Thursdays.
Preliminary drawings will be on Saturdays in September and October. At the 7, 8, and 9 p.m. drawings, 25 people will win $100 each in slot free play; at 10 p.m. Then, five winners of $500 in free play will be chosen, and one of the five will also receive a key for the final drawing at 10:15 p.m. Oct. 28. The final drawing will award the car plus five prizes of $500 in free slot play.
Mad Money giveaway
Every Sunday in September, drawings will award thousands of dollars in cash and free play. Drawings will happen every 15 minutes from 3 to 5 p.m.
Here are the prizes:
- One winner of $1,000 cash every hour
- One winner of $1,000 in slot free play every 30 minutes
- 10 winners of $100 in slot free play every 15 minutes
If the hourly cash prize is not claimed, the total rolls over to the next hour. The cash prize is guaranteed to be awarded at the 5 p.m. drawing. First entry is free, and players earn one additional entry for every 100 Meadows Players Club points.
Presque Isle Downs
8199 Perry Highway
Erie, PA 16509
Pick ’Em Pro Challenge
The best and worst predictors of NFL games win in this Presque Isle Downs promotion kicking off Sept. 5 and lasting through Dec. 31. Players must earn 10 tier points to activate a game card for the week. Then they can make their weekly NFL game predictions. Those with the best record, including a tiebreaker based on the total points scored in the last game of the week, will get cash prizes of up to $500, while one person making the worst picks will win a “fumble” prize of $100 cash.
Players also may go up against Presque Isle Vice President and General Manager Jeff Favre to win $125 cash. If one matches Favre’s picks exactly will receive dinner for four at either LBV or the Brew Brothers with Favre plus $1,000 cash.
Table games cash giveaway
From 6 to 10 p.m. Sept. 30, 16 winners will be chosen at random times to win cash prizes of $250 to $1,000. Players earn one entry for every hour of rated table play throughout the month.
777 Casino Drive
Pittsburgh, PA 15212
Players Club members get two-for-one lunch or dinner buffets Monday through Thursday from Sept. 5 through Sept. 26.
Players get one entry for every 25 players club points earned between Sept. 1 and Sept. 30. Qualifying drawings will be at 2 and 8 p.m. each Tuesday in September, with a top prize of $5,000 cash. The finale drawings will be at 2 and 8 p.m. Sept. 30, with a top prize of $10,000 cash.
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