Hollywood Casino Celebrates 5 Years in Main Street Building 

Hollywood Casino General Manager, John Osborne, is feeling lucky. ” It’s been an exciting time watching everything happen around us,” said Osborne. What started out in 2005 as Hollywood Slots in the old Miller’s Restaurant building, expanded big time in 2008. ” This is our fifth year at 500 Main Street,” said Osborne. In 2012, more changes, as it became the first casino in the state, changing from Hollywood Slots to Hollywood Casino. With the new name, came new games and new customers. ” Once we added the table games we saw a nice life in revenues in 2012,” said Osborne. The interest in the casino isn’t just good for Osborne and his staff, it’s good for Bangor. ” We have seen a tremendous increase in the number of local businesses within this Main Street corridor, which is really becoming an extension of downtown, just in the past few years with the benefits of Hollywood Casino,” explained Tanya Emery, economic development specialist for the City of Bangor. In five years, jobs have been created, more than $765,000 in cash and in-kind donations have been made to charities and non-profit groups, and the new Cross Insurance Center was funded primarily through revenues generated by the casino. ” As Bangor goes, so does Hollywood Casino,” said Osborne, with a smile. Right now, Hollywood Casino has nearly 1,000 slot machines and 16 table games. It’s anyone’s bet what growth the casino will see in the next five years. As a way to celebrate the 5th anniversary at the Main Street location, Hollywood Casino is having some fun. Here’s some of the promotions and prizes that will be taking place during the month of July: – $150,000 in free slot play and prizes to be given away throughout the month as well as a 2013 Chevrolet Camaro to be given away on July 20. – Motor Booty Affair at the Sound Stage Lounge on July 13, and live music every Friday and Saturday throughout the month with no cover charge. – A chocolate bar giveaway on July 6, similar to a “Golden Ticket” giveaway. In 200 of the free chocolate bars, there will be a ticket for free slot play. 10 of the bars will contain $500 in free slot play. – “Stars on the Waterfront” giveaway – giving away 10 pair of tickets to 5 different shows at the Darling’s Waterfront Pavilion throughout the month. – A Poker Summer Giveaway running from July 1 – August 31 will award $15,000 in cash prizes. – “Night Owl Giveaways” on July 12 & 16 — from 5-10 p.m., players can win their share of $5,000 in free slot play with 50 winners of $100 free slot play. – “Early Bird Giveaways” on July 13 & 27 – from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m., players can win their share of $5,000 in free slot play with 50 winners of $100 free slot play. – $5 Comp Cash lunch every Monday (between 11-3) at the Epic Buffet. – Hollywood Gifts will have select items on sale for only $5 Comp Cash on Thursdays.