Mohegan Sun Provides Players with Free Beer
This year the annual Hot Summer Fun promotion at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs has added something new to attract gamblers. As of this week, Pocono Downs Players Club card holders can order free draft beer while playing table games and slot machines at the casino.
A spokesman for the state Gaming Control Board, Richard McGarvey, says that a provision in the state alcohol laws permits casinos to provide free beer and spirits to those “actively participating in table games and slot machines.” According to McGarvey all casinos in the state provide some players with free drinks.
The casino has been giving free beer, wine and spirits to guests that hold Elite or Sagamore level players’ cards. The cards are earned depending on how frequently a player visits the casino.
The lowest level card, a general Mohegan Sun Players Card, is free for anyone eligible to gamble at the casino and can be obtained immediately.
The free beer includes Miller Lite, Coors Light, Heineken and Labatt Blue.
The practise of providing free alcohol to players is common in Atlantic City but it is relatively new to Pennsylvania.