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Countdown to the 2020 New Year!

New Year’s Eve Celebration
After the Christmas holiday is done, the celebration continues  with our New Year’s Celebration! This year will be bigger than ever as we head into our 25th Year and we Paint the Town Silver!!!

There will be a series of Cash Giveaways, Live Music, special buffets and more, Sunday December 29 through Wednesday, January 1. In addition to buffet offerings,  Plank House Restaurant, Warehouse 101, Whitecaps and Timbers Café will be open to provide additional dining options.

Sunday, Dec. 29 and Monday, December 30, 2019
On both  Sunday, Dec. 29 and Monday, Dec. 30, we’ll be giving away $1500 in CASH on the casino floor every hour from 12:25 pm – 2:25 pm and 7:25 pm – 9:25 pm.

The Mill Casino’s Plankhouse Restaurant will be serving breakfast from 7 am to 2:30 pm and dinner from 4 pm to 9 pm. The Saw Blade Buffet will serve a New York Steak & Shrimp buffet for $18.99 from 4 pm to 8 pm on Sunday and their popular Tex-Mex Buffet for $14.99 from 4 pm – 8 pm on Monday.

After you have dined to your holiday heart’s content, you can dance the night away in Warehouse 101 where Mister Wizard will be playing from 9 pm – 1 am on Monday, December 30.

Tuesday, Dec. 31 2019
We’ll get the party started by giving away $2500 in CASH on the casino floor every hour from 12:25 pm – 3:25 pm and 7:25 pm – 9:25 pm. DJ Darryl will kick off the New Year’s Eve fun mixing music on the gaming floor starting at 7 pm until 1 am.  Abbacadabra will be performing in the Salmon Room at 6:30 pm and 8:00 pm. (We hope you have reserved your tickets as this show is sold out).

Once you work up your appetite, our New Year’s Eve Grand Casino Buffet will hit the spot from 4 pm to 9 pm for $24.99. Party beads and party favors will be handed out to guests from 9 pm to midnight, Mister Wizard will be rocking Warehouse 101 from 9 pm to 1 am (free show, first come, first serve), and the Young Bucs will be performing in the Salmon Room from 10 pm – 12:30 am. Tickets for the Young Bucs are available at Ko-Kwel Gifts for advance purchase or $15 at the door ($10 for Mill Club Members, Elite & Elite Black Members can show their club card for free entry).  When the clock strikes 12, a confetti blast will ring in 2020.

Monday, Jan. 1 2020
Say your first “Happy New Year!” on Coos Bay! On New Year’s Day, to kick off our year-long 25th Anniversary Celebration, we’ll start the New Year off by giving away $25,000 in CASH in our $25K NEW YEAR | NEW MONEY Cash Drawings !!!!   You can start earning entries now, one entry for every 100 points earned. Drawings are every half hour from 12:25 pm – 4:55 pm.  Five names will be drawn every half hour to each win $500 Cash.

For those that need a little sustenance, we’ll have our New Year’s Day Brunch happening in the Sawblade Buffet.from 10 am – 1 pm for just $15.99.

We can’t wait to welcome the New Year with you. Thank you from your Friends on the Oregon Coast for 25 Years!

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Wedding Party at the Mill Casino.

Your Perfect Wedding at The Mill Casino • Hotel & RV Park

Your special day is all about celebrating the love between you and your significant other. You have high expectations, and The Mill Casino • Hotel & RV Park has the setting, venue and amenities to support them. Here’s why you should choose us as your wedding venue.

The Venue

With more than 14,000-square-feet of event space, The Mill Casino • Hotel & RV Park has a range of options to accommodate your wedding. For instance, the Salmon Room can seat up to 500 guests, making it the premier choice for larger weddings. Other rooms are perfect for weddings hosting 100 guests or less. No matter which venue you settle on, we’ll help you redecorate the space to suit your theme. The Mill Casino also features 203 hotel rooms and 102 RV spaces so that all your guests can stay close to the celebration.

Overhead view of table and chairs at a catered wedding at the Mill Casino.

The Amenities

At The Mill Casino • Hotel & RV Park, we take the stress out of planning your wedding, so you can stay focused on the details that really matter. From wedding to reception planning, our team provides a number of services to help take some of the weight off your shoulders. We can provide china, glassware, linens and place settings, as well as a guest registry, gift table and cake table. For even more convenience, we have catering staff and a custom wedding cake specialist on-site. What’s more, we’re able to offer special group rates for guests staying at our hotel or RV park.

Food displays of a catered wedding at the Mill Casino.

The Premier Destination for Coos Bay Weddings

From the rehearsal dinner to your reception, let our staff of experts help you create the wedding of your dreams. Send an e-mail to our staff for more information, or request a proposal today.

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Why the Oregon Coast Music Festival Is a Must-See Event

Returning July 2019 for its 41st year, the Oregon Coast Music Festival will take place over two weeks, from July 13 to July 27. Whether you’re a classical music enthusiast or just looking for a unique summer vacation idea, set your dates for this annual event now by booking your stay at The Mill Casino • Hotel & RV Park.

About the Oregon Coast Music Festival

The longest-running festival on the Oregon Coast, the Oregon Coast Music Festival brings together over 80 musicians from throughout the U.S. and Canada to perform three classical concerts. These regional, national and international musicians form the Festival Orchestra, which performs only during the Oregon Coast Music Festival in July each year.

Festival Schedule

From July 13 to July 27, music is in the air in and around Coos Bay, Oregon. Here is the current schedule of events for the Oregon Coast Music Festival:

  • July 13 at 12:00 p.m. – Bay Area Concert Band Mingus Park Kick-off Concert
  • July 17 at 7:00 p.m. – Pub Night at the Liberty Pub
  • July 20 at 12:00 p.m. – Shore Acres Picnic and Concert
  • July 21 from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. – Jazz at the Boathouse Concert and Reception with the Aaron Johnson Trio
  • July 21 at 2:00 p.m. – Tribute to Children’s Musicals at the Dolphin Playhouse
  • July 22 at 12:00 p.m. – Coos Bay Library Noontime Lectures with Adam Stern
  • July 22 at 7:00 p.m. – Tribute to Children’s Musicals at the Dolphin Playhouse
  • July 23 at 10:00 a.m. – Youth Interpretive Workshop and Pops Rehearsal
  • July 23 at 7:30 p.m. – Concert I– “World Premiere Night” – Runestad, Mozart, Stravinsky
  • July 24 at 12:00 p.m. – Coos Bay Library Noontime Lectures with Adam Stern
  • July 25 at 7:30 p.m. – Pops Concert– “Youth Has No Age” (Music from Films and Musicals)
  • July 26 at 12:00 p.m. – Coos Bay Library Noontime Lectures with Adam Stern
  • July 27th at 7:30 p.m. – Concert II– “Musical Magic” – Brahms, Sibelius, Faure

Plan Your Trip

Come for the Oregon Coast Music Festival, and experience all that the Oregon Coast has to offer, from world-class fishing to Vegas-style gaming. To get started, book your room or RV site at The Mill Casino • Hotel & RV Park.

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How to Choose a Table to Play at the Casino

If you’re new to casino gaming, the thought of venturing away from the slots and trying your hand at a table game can be intimidating. But even the most advanced players were beginners at some point. Whether you’re looking to try blackjack, roulette, craps, three card poker or other table games at The Mill Casino, here are a few things to consider when choosing a table to play.

The Limit

When perusing the table games pit, you should take note of the minimum and maximum allowable bets posted on each table. As a beginner, it’s in your best interest to choose a table with a low limit. That way, you can learn how to play the game without breaking the bank. Start slow, and then build up.

Additionally, low-limit tables typically have a low-pressure atmosphere. That means the pace of the game is likely to be slower. Plus, more people are likely to join in, so you can socialize while studying up on the rules of the game.

The Mood

You’ve scoped out the gaming floor. Did you pass by a table where the players were all having a great time? What about a table filled with serious players? If this is your first rodeo, you’ll want to pick a table where both the players and dealer are having fun. In addition to encouraging an enjoyable experience, a table packed with happy, laidback players will make you feel more comfortable if you need to ask a few questions about the rules and gameplay along the way.  Also, remember that the dealers are pulling for the guests and are always available to answer any questions.

The Style

If other players are constantly switching from table to table, you won’t learn nearly as much as if you sat down with the same players for a good amount of time. Locate a table with a pleasant group of players and a good dealer where you can stay and play for some time. You’ll get a good feel for the game and be much more comfortable.

Get Ready to Win

Ready to try out some casino table games? Visit The Mill Casino at 3201 Tremont St, North Bend, Oregon today. We’re open 24 hours a day, seven days a week with slots, table games and more.  Table games hours vary based on the time of year, check our website for the most current hours.   (add hyperlink)

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Business Meeting in Coos Bay, OR? Here’s How to Make the Most of It

As the largest city on the Oregon coast, Coos Bay is a hotspot for corporate travel. Whether you’re just passing through or staying in Coos Bay for the weekend, check out these ideas for a great trip. After all, no one knows how to mix business and pleasure better than

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  1. Make Time for Employee Engagement

    If you have time, get out and explore with your colleagues. Hiking through Shore Acres State Park or whale watching in the Pacific Ocean can be great ways to bond with each other between meetings. You may be having fun, but spending time together can help strengthen your team, too.

  1. Schedule Some Much-Needed R&R

    Take a break from paperwork and conference calls by taking advantage of all the amenities The Mill Casino Hotel & RV Park has to offer. Even if you’re only here for a night or two, there’s always time for a quick run on the treadmill or a dip in the pool or spa. Investing in yourself like this can help clear and rejuvenate your mind, so you’ll be refreshed and ready to go for the next meeting.

  1. Celebrate Big Wins at the Casino

    Give yourself some credit for all the hard work you’ve put in and treat yourself to a few hours in the game room. Our casino has over 700 slots and a great selection of table games available to satisfy anyone’s interests.

  1. Savor a Delicious Meal

    Enjoy yourself with a meal at one of The Mill Casino’s bars or restaurants. Relax over a mouthwatering filet mignon and a waterfront view at the Plank House Restaurant, or enjoy everything from hand-carved meats to delectable desserts at the Saw Blade Buffet. If you’re in the mood for a cocktail, stop by Whitecaps for an evening of laidback elegance, or catch the game and the best wings in town at Warehouse 101.

  1. Be On the Lookout for Exciting Events

    If you have an extra day or two to enjoy the Coos Bay area, check out local tips for events at the casino and around the community. There’s always something exciting to enjoy, from seasonal experiences like Holiday Lights to food truck competitions, BBQ festivals and the onsite, can’t-miss annual Mill-Luck Salmon Celebration.

Enjoy Your Visit

Want to find out more things to do in the Coos Bay region, or need help planning your next business event? Contact The Mill Casino Hotel & RV Park today to learn more about upcoming events, amenities and other ways to make the most of your trip.