Slots lovers throughout Massachusetts are gearing up for the grand opening of the state’s very first authorized, casino-style gambling destination. Plainridge Park Casino has set the slots parlor launch date for June 24, 2015, and as of this week, is permitting players to pre-register for their Marquee Rewards card.
Plainridge Racecourse was one of three gaming corporations granted a provisional license by the Massachusetts Gaming Commission to host casino games. Two resort casinos, MGM Springfield and Wynn Everett, are under construction and aren’t expected to open before 2017.
Penn National Gaming, who acquired the state’s single slots-only license as part of an agreement to install a slots parlor at the Plainville race track, has sped through the development phase in an effort to be the first slots lovers destination in the state.
Plainville Slots Parlor Ready for Business
The date for the grand opening of the slots parlor was announced one month ago today. At that time, the casino gaming floor was just starting to come together. The parking lot was not yet paved, tiles had yet to be installed and the first of over a thousand slot machines were just making their way into the new 170,000 square foot building.
Now, one month later, the structure is complete, the parking lot is smooth and approximately 1,250 gambling devices line the expansive floor of the slots parlor. And while anxious slots lovers await the official grand opening slated for two Wednesdays from now, they can get a sneak peek at the future slots parlor by showing up to pre-register for their Marquee Rewards club card program.
According to the website, the Slots Parlor at Plainridge Park will offer “over 1,200 of the newest, hottest slots”. Although the license mandates that Plainridge Park Casino may only operate as a restricted slots parlor, Penn National Gaming was apparently able to cut through the red tape of the law to install variations of video poker and blackjack as well.
The website boasts “the latest and greatest offerings in electronic table games,” which include electronic video poker machines and electronic blackjack, baccarat and poker tables. While these table games offer no live dealers, they do come with HD displays of virtual hostesses who beckon to patrons to take a seat and place their bets.
Get Your Marquee Rewards Card at the Slots Parlor Today
As of Wednesday, June 10, intended patrons of the new slots parlor were invited to visit the upcoming casino floor and register for their Marquee Rewards club cards. The membership program is open to all visitors of the casino (of legal age, of course) and is free to join.
When players use their Marquee Rewards card at the slots parlor, or any other authorized Penn National Gaming facility across the United States, they will earn comp points on all gameplay at slots, table games and VLTs. The more points a player earns, the higher their VIP status becomes, and the more rewards they become privy to, such as free meals, hotels stays, casino game play and more.