Harleys and horses race into the spotlight this month as Pennsylvania casinos celebrate the official start of summer.
Three casinos will have drawings for Harley-Davidson motorcycles. Elsewhere, two have promotions based on the June 9 Belmont Stakes, when Justify tries to become the 13th winner of the Triple Crown.
Others kick off summer-related giveaways offering prizes of free pulls on high-denomination slots, Atlantic City vacations, bundles of cash, and a beer bash.
Here’s a look at the best casino promotions and attractions for June:
777 Harrah’s Blvd.
Chester, PA 19013
Summer of jackpots
From June 1 through July 28, weekly drawings at Harrah’s will award free pulls on high-denomination slot machines, and winners get to keep all payouts. Total Rewards members get one free entry daily by swiping their card at a kiosk. One additional entry is awarded for every 25 tier points earned on slots on table game play. Bonus entries are available:
- Mondays: 1,000 entries by logging into the play by TR app and accepting the offer.
- Wednesdays: 5X entries
- July 27 and 28: 10X entries
Hourly drawings from 6 to 10 p.m. June 9 and 23 will award free pulls on high-denomination slots. Hourly drawings from 6 to 10 p.m. on June 2, 16, and 30 and on July 7, 14, and 21 will award shares of $1,000 in slot free play. The finale drawing at 7 p.m. July 28 will award $10,000.
Mohegan Sun Pocono
1280 Highway 315
Wilkes-Barre, PA 18702
40 years of summer
Mohegan Sun celebrates the 40th anniversary of the United States’ first legal casino outside Nevada with 40 vacation giveaways to Resorts Atlantic City. Mohegan Sun Tribal Gaming Authority now manages Resorts. Slot and table game players at Mohegan Sun Pocono earn entries throughout June for a package including:
- A two-night stay at Resorts Casino Hotel in Atlantic City
- $100 food and beverage credit at Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville or LandShark Bar & Grill
- Two tickets to The Wheel at Steel Pier
- Beach umbrella and chair rental
- $40 in slot play
Winners will be chosen on July 1. Vacation packages must be used before Sept. 30.
Happy camper giveaway
A $10,000 camping gear package is the grand prize in a drawing on June 30. The property will also give out slot free play and cash. Slot and table game players earn entries throughout the month, with 3X entries on Sundays. Drawings every half-hour from 2 to 8 p.m. June 30 will award two free slot play prizes or up to $5,000 cash, with the camping gear awarded in the finale. Unclaimed prizes will not be awarded.
Dozens of slot free play prizes will be awarded June 16 in a drawing open to all Momentum Club members. Staring at 1 p.m., players can print an entry ticket at any promotional kiosk and put it in the corresponding Status barrel.
From 2 through 8 p.m., drawings every 15 minutes will award one free-play prize at each level, from $100 for Core members to $1,000 for Soar members. From 8:15 to 9 p.m., the prizes increase and include cash. Core winners will get $200 in free play and $200 cash. Meanwhile, Soar members will get $1,500 in free play and $1,500 cash.
Mt. Airy Casino Resort
312 Woodland Rd.
Mount Pocono, PA 18344
Get free play for eating
On Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays this month, any Players Club member at Mount Airy can receive $20 in slot free play by buying a buffet. To claim the gift, take your buffet receipt to the players club. A lunch buffet costs $17. Dinner is $20.
2999 Street Road
Bensalem, PA 19020
Parx will give away a Harley-Davidson Fat Boy motorcycle and $40,000 worth of slot free play on June 23. My Xclub members earn entries from June 1 through 23, with bonus points of 5X, 10X, or 20X, depending on member level, for play on June 4, 11, and 18. From 4 to 10 p.m. June 23, 50 people will be selected every hour to win up to $200 worth of slot play each. The highest entry earner among the 50 is eligible for the motorcycle giveaway at 10:30 p.m.
Belmont Stakes action
The excitement of a potential Triple Crown victory won’t be confined to Belmont Park in New York. Southeast Pennsylvania racing fans can head to Parx for a family fun day, live thoroughbred races, and a simulcast of Justify’s bid for racing superstardom.
Doors to the Parx track open at 10 a.m. June 9, and the racing begins at 12:55 p.m. From noon to 5 p.m., a party in the picnic grove will feature pony rides, kids’ attractions, and live music by Middle Class. Other attractions include a t-shirt toss, and free race picks and handicapping tips. Barbecue and other food will be available. Advance betting on the Belmont will begin June 8. Horse bettors must be at least 18 years old; casino visitors must be at least 21.
Singer-pianist Bruce Hornsby, who thrives in multiple genres and has worked with artists as diverse as The Grateful Dead, Spike Lee, and Ricky Skaggs, will perform at 8 p.m. June 16 at the Xcite Center.
His best-selling work is “The Way It Is,” from his 1986 debut album with the Range. His music includes aspects of classical, jazz, and bluegrass, and he performed more than 100 shows as a member of The Grateful Dead. Tickets at the Parx are $49 to $69.
On June 15, on the other side of the state, Hornsby will perform at 8 p.m. at the Meadows Casino south of Pittsburgh, with tickets ranging from $30 to $287.
77 Sands Blvd.
Bethlehem, PA 18015
Summer slot challenge
This three-month-long promotion offers a top prize of $75,000 cash, plus a guarantee of at least $300 in slot free play for qualifiers who attend the final drawing. To be eligible, a player must earn 1,000 points from rated slot play between June 1 and 5:59 a.m. Sept. 1 to receive one entry in the drawing. Those who earn 50 points from rated slot play between 6 a.m. and 7:30 p.m. on the drawing day, Sept. 21, receive an additional entry. Second place in the drawing gets $10,000 in slot free play, with third getting $5,000 in free play.
Chevrolet Camaro sweepstakes
Sands Bethlehem is giving away a 2018 Chevrolet Camaro 2SS and four prizes of $1,000 in slot free play at 7 p.m. June 24. The first entry is free, with additional entries based on rated slot play from May 28 through 6:45 p.m. June 24. A second-chance drawing at 9 p.m. will award five prizes of $1,000 in free play.
1001 N. Delaware Ave.
Philadelphia, PA 19125
WMMR birthday beer bash
Rock radio station WMMR celebrates its golden anniversary with Beer Bash from 2 to 6 p.m. June 23 at SugarHouse Casino. Party-goers will be able to sample more than 100 beers, meet radio personalities, and enjoy giveaways and live entertainment. Food vendors and tailgate games also will be available. General admission tickets are $50; VIP tickets, which include a 1 p.m. entry, are $70. Early-bird purchasers get a $5 discount while supplies last. Designated-driver tickets, which do not include beer samples, are $10.
Valley Forge Resort Casino
1160 First Ave.
King of Prussia, PA 19406
Valley Forge Casino is giving away five prizes of $5,000 cash in hourly drawings from 7 to 11 p.m. June 30. One entry is free by swiping your Valley Club card at a kiosk between noon and 10 p.m. June 30. Five additional entries are awarded for every club point earned from June 1 to 30. Winner must be present to receive prize.
Cool cash sweepstakes
Table game players can earn entries throughout the month for a drawing that awards $5,000 in cash to the winner. Players get one free entry by swiping their Valley Club players card at any kiosk on drawing day, June 29. Additional entries are given for each natural in Blackjack or natural 9 (banker bet) in Baccarat.
Hollywood at Penn National
777 Hollywood Blvd.
Grantville, PA 17028
Triple Crown slot play bonus
If the post-time favorite wins the Belmont Stakes, Marquee Rewards club members at Hollywood Casino will receive free slot play. To enter the bonus game, club members must swipe their card at a kiosk and opt into the promotion between 6 a.m. June 8 and 6:30 p.m. June 9. Justify, who won the first two legs of the Triple Crown, has been the early favorite. If the post time favorite wins, registered Marquee members will receive the free play 30 minutes after the results are official. It will be good until 5:59 a.m. June 10.
Wild card Tuesdays
Matching the suit or rank of a playing card drawn at random will earn free play for club members who participate in this three-week promotion. Players who earn 1,000 tier points through rated play during each earning period are eligible. The earning periods and drawing dates are:
- June 6 through 11, for a drawing on June 12
- June 13 through June 18, for a drawing on June 19
- June 20 through 25, for a drawing on June 26
Participants print their wild cards at a casino kiosk on the day of each drawing, starting at 6 a.m. The casino will draw one playing car each hour from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Participants win when their wild card matches the suit, the rank, or both. Prizes are:
- Suit only: $15 in free play, valid until the following Wednesday.
- Rank only: $25 in free play, valid until the following Wednesday.
- Suite and rank: $250 in free play, with 5 p.m. prize rising to $500 in free play. Free play is valid for 30 days.
Lady Luck Nemacolin
4067 National Pike
Farmington, PA, 15437
($10 resort purchase required to enter casino)
Beat the GM
A top prize of $8,000 cash and $2,000 in slot free play is up for grabs in this monthlong promotion at Lady Luck, with weekly prizes of up to $5,000 cash. Players get one free entry for each day they play, but one bonus entry for every 100 tier points earned.
At 9 p.m. on June 2, 9, 16, and 23, names of 10 players will be drawn. Those who are present get to pick a prize that could be cash, slot free play, or a spot in the finale drawing at 9 p.m. June 30. A “leftover” drawing at 10 p.m. June 30 will select 10 winners to split prizes not claimed in the finale. The guaranteed prize pool for the leftover drawing is $2,500 in free play.
210 Racetrack Road
Washington, PA 15301
Can’t Wait for Summer giveaway
Multiple prizes of $1,000 cash and $100 in slot free play will be awarded each Sunday in June. Players earn entries based on play from May 28 through 5 p.m. June 24. Drawings will be every 30 minutes from 3 to 5 p.m. each Sunday in June. Prizes are:
- One prize of $1,000 each hour
- One prize of $1,000 in slot free play every 30 minutes
- 20 prizes of $100 in slot free play every 30 minutes.
Cash winner must be present to receive prize. Participants must check-in within an hour of the drawing time by swiping any kiosk or generating a rating.
Ride your dream Harley
Players start earning entries this month for a July 6 drawing that will give away a 2018 Harley-Davidson motorcycle and 20 prizes of slot free play. Every 10 tier points earned between June 1 and 11 p.m. July 6 are good for one drawing entry. Winners must be present to claim their prize.
Presque Isle Downs
8199 Perry Highway
Erie, PA 16509
Table games hot seat
From 5 to 8 p.m. June 16, one randomly selected table game player at Presque Isle Downs will be awarded $1,000 cash, and each players club member also at the table will receive $50 cash. If no one is in the winning seat, the $1,000 prize will roll over to the next drawing.
Every Friday in June, five players will be chosen each hour from 4 to 10 p.m. to play “P.I. Dinko” for a chance to win up to $1,000 cash. Players club members get one free entry for every Friday played in June, plus one bonus entry for each 20 tier points earned each Friday. Players may win only one time per night.
777 Casino Drive
Pittsburgh, PA 15212
Rivers Casino is awarding two Harley-Davidson motorcycles, a Road Glide Special and a Soft Tail Street Bob, in a June 17 drawing. Preliminary drawings at 1, 4, and 7 p.m. that day will award 10 prizes of $250 in slot free play. Each of those winners also gets an entry into the final drawing, when eight prizes of $1,000 in slot free play and the two motorcycles will be awarded.
Rivers Rumble VIII
A seven-bout boxing card will fill the Rivers Casino Amphitheater on June 8, with matches starting at 7 p.m. The event is open to all ages and will go on rain or shine. Tickets start at $30 and include a $10 match play offer. The roster includes Pittsburgh lightweight Matt “Sweetchild” Conway (12-0, with five knockouts) and Cleveland super lightweight Montana “Too Pretty” Love (11-0, with four knockouts).
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