|312 Woodland Road Mt. Pocono, PA 18344||1(877)682-4791||www.mountairycasino.com|
A picturesque casino resort, nestled in the Pocanos
Mount Airy Casino is located in northeast Pennsylvania’s Pocanos mountains. The 1056 acre property is beautiful and houses a AAA 4 Diamond resort with 163 rooms, 25 suites, and all the amenities guests expect from a high-end resort. These include:
- Nightclubs, bars, and entertainment
- World-class golf course
- Casino gaming
- Indoor/outdoor pool
- Fitness center
- Spa and salon
- Outdoor activities (including hiking, fishing, horseback riding, skiing and snowboarding)
Mount Airy makes a fine destination for a day trip, but most visitors will get more from their experience by staying overnight or booking a stay for a few days to get the most out of the resort’s offerings.
How to get the most bang for your resort buck
Reservations can be made via telephone, but previous guests report that the best discounts and deals can frequently be had by booking online. Mount Airy offers a 10% AAA discount and sometimes offers additional discounts depending on the season or other factors. In addition, Mount Airy offers several room packages. These offerings pair deluxe accommodations with various casino, spa, golf or other amenities that result in significant savings for guests who know what they want ahead of time.
The casino ain’t bad – for a world class resort!
While Mount Airy Casino is far from Pennsylvania’s largest and most prestigious, it’s 24/7 casino has 1800 slot/video poker machines and over 70 table games. The casino/nightclubs/restaurants and resort offer a very nice balance of activities for guests of all persuasions.
Slots o’ fun
It’s clear that Mount Airy has made it a priority to offer all the slots their patrons might desire. Limits range from penny machines to the nosebleed stakes available in their separate high stakes section. Just a few of Mount Airy Casino’s slot offerings are:
- Lord of the Rings
- Willy Wonka
- Wonder Woman
- The Walking Dead
- Sons of Anarchy
- Sex and the City
- Buffalo (Stampede)
- Sphinx (3D & 4D)
- Black Widow
Don’t forget Video Poker
Though not as numerous as the slot machines, Mount Airy Casino is home to a decent selection of video poker machines.
|Game (number of machines)||Denomination(s)||Number of playable lines||Percentage Hold (with optimal play)||Paytable|
|Jacks or Better (14)||$2, $5, $10||Single-line||99.54% JoB||1-2-3-4-6-9-25-50-800|
|Bonus Poker (14)||$2, $5, $10||Single-line||99.17% BP||1-2-3-4-5-8-25-40-80-50-800|
|Double Bonus (14)||$2, $5, $10||Single-line||99.11% DB||1-1-3-5-7-9-50-80-160-50-800|
|Double Double Bonus (4) (7) (7)||$1|
$2, $5, $10
$2, $5, $10
|"Lv Airport/Illinois Deuces" Deuces Wild 44 (4) (7) (7)||$1|
$2, $5, $10
$2, $5, $10
Table games o’ plenty
Again, for a smaller casino, Mount Airy offers a surprisingly large selection of table games in their 70+ table pit. Mount Airy’s table game offerings are:
- Mississippi Stud
- Criss Cross Poker
- Three Card Poker
- Crazy 4 Poker
- Texas Hold’em Bonus
- Lunar Poker
- Pai Gow Poker
- Pai Gow Tiles
- Big Six
- Let It Ride
- Spanish 21
- Double Back Jack (even if players bust, they aren’t out! For an additional wager, players receive a single card that can reduce their total to 21 or below)
- Baccarat (midi)
Resorts don’t have poker rooms – they have Poker Parlors!
Mount Airy Casino spreads live poker in their 9 table “poker parlor”. The room is open 24/7, but for the highest likelihood of finding a game, try the peak hours. Once you find a game, it rates to be a good one. Sharks tend not to travel this far to ply their trade.
This resort has an extensive rewards program
Mount Airy Casino’s player rewards system is card-based, multi-tiered, and called Instant Rewards. Joining the program is free and immediately after signing up, new members receive $10 free play on their card. As they play, Instant Rewards members earn points that are good for casino free play, and are also redeemable at the hotel, restaurants, bars, shops, and even some local merchants.
As well as earning Instant Reward points, players earn tier points that advance their membership level up through five tiers – each with its own perks and benefits.
Instant Reward points are earned at a different rate depending on the tier level the player has achieved. Later levels earn Instant Reward points for less coin in. The structure is as follows:
- Level 1: 1,000 points = $1
- Level 2: 500 points = $1
- Level 3: 300 points = $1
- Level 4: 250 points = $1
- Level 5: 250 points = $1 (this level can be achieved by invitation only)
Tier points are earned on slots at a rate of 1 tier point per $1 coin in while on video poker, the rate is 1 tier point per $2 coin in. Table games earn tier points in a less precise manner based on length of time played and average bet per hand. Players can also earn tier points on a dollar for dollar basis as they spend money at the hotel, bars, shops, and restaurants.
Mount Airy Casino’s Instant Reward program tier levels and related benefits are outlined below:
|Level 1||Level 2||Level 3||Level 4||Level 5|
|Tier Points||0-9,999||10,000-49,999||50,000-199,999||200,000+||by invitation only
|Golf Discount||$10 free play with round purchase||$15 free play with round purchase||$25 free play with round purchase||FREE||FREE|
|Guy Fieri's Discount||5%||5%||10%||15%||FREE|
|Hotel Discounts||10%||15%||20%||Special Rate||FREE|
|Free Valet Daily||X||X||X||X|
|Wet Pool Restaurant Discount||10%||10%||FREE|
|15 Minute Slot Hold||X||X||X|
|Priority Buffet Entrance||X||X||X|
|Express Promotion Line Access||X||X|
|Private Event VIP Club Access||X||X|
|Guaranteed Room Reservations||X||X|
|Get Wet Pool Cover Charge||FREE||FREE|
As of August, 2018, Mount Airy Resort and Casino hasn’t officially entered Pennsylvania’s nascent online gaming market, but their entry is inevitable and will occur soon. They have already applied for the state’s $10 million license allowing them to offer online slots, table games, and peer-to-peer gaming (geek-speak for online poker). In addition, they have secured BetStars and PokerStars as tech gaming partners to run their online slots/table games and online poker respectively.
While Pennsylvanian’s wait for these online games to appear, they might consider trying Pennsylvania’s online lottery. It is quick, fun, legal, and best of all you can win real money. New players even receive $5 free to play when they sign up.
Dining, both refined and convenient
Mount Airy Casino’s dining options range from quick and convenient to refined and high end, from bar to buffet and poolside and beyond. As one would expect with their resort status, Mount Airy’s restaurants have been awarded by OpenTable diners as Best in Area in the categories of Best Ambiance, Best Service, Most Romantic, Best Special Occasion, and more.
Here is a list of their restaurants:
- Guy Fieri’s Mt. Pocono Kitchen – Big, bold flavors from a world famous chef
- Bistecca by il Mulino – Hand crafted pasta, local seafood, and farm-fresh ingredients
- Lucky 8 Noodle & Sushi Bar – Asian cuisine in a modern setting
- The Buffet – Made-to-order omelets, fresh gulf shrimp, an exquisite carving table and much more
- Chef’s Table at the Buffet – Custom offerings from the chef for a reasonable upcharge
- Red Mango Yogurt Cafe – Handmade and personalized frozen yogurt
- Nostalgia Candy Store – A whimsical interpretation of a turn-of-the-century Candy Store
- Get Wet Pool Bar– Bar food available poolside
- Starbucks – America’s favorite coffee outlet
Nighttime fun and games
Mount airy casino has a nice mix of bars, nightclubs, and live music venues to satisfy guests who have gambled and dined to their hearts content.
Here is a list of their bars and nightclubs:
- Get Wet Pool Bar – An indoor/outdoor pool, bar, and nightclub destination
- Gypsies Lounge & Nightclub – An amazing sound system boosts the talents of the nightclub’s attendant DJs and live music performers
- The Glass Bar – At the heart of the casino floor, the perfect place to meet and relax
- Wet Nightclub – the nightclub alter-ego of the Get Wet Pool Bar featuring DJs and live musical acts with premium bottle service available