Foxwoods Resort Casino is a Native America casino resort in Mashantucket, Connecticut. It is fully owned and managed by the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation and stands within their Tribal Nation. The facility houses six casinos as well as numerous luxury amenities.
One cannot speak of the history of the resort casino without mentioning the struggle of the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation to regain their tribal lands. After a protracted court battle, the Tribe recovered 1,250 acres of their land and went about putting it to good use. They chose to venture into the gaming industry.
In 1986, a Bingo Hall was opened within the Tribe’s land and it was this hall that gave rise to what we now know as the Foxwoods Resort Casino. One of the biggest challenges in setting up the resort was the issue of funding but a Malaysian gaming mogul, Lim Goh Tong, saw the project’s potential and pumped billions of dollars into it.
The rest as they say is history; and since its inception in 1992, the Foxwoods Resort Casino has expanded to become a one-stop-shop for all things leisure and entertainment. The facility hosts four hotels, thirty-four restaurants and several high-end boutiques. In addition, its in-house Fox and Grand Theaters have been graced by many of the world’s greatest entertainers.
Saving a Community
When construction of the Foxwoods Resort Casino began; it was against a backdrop of a Mashantucket Pequots community that was reeling from job losses due to defense contract cutbacks. The casino created thousands of jobs and gave the people a life line that many families will not forget. What’s more, the casino brought tourists to the otherwise quiet area with thousands of people coming through its doors every year.
So Much to Offer
This is one casino resort that knows how to take care of their gamers. They have 4,800 slot machines that are loaded with the latest releases as well as the much-loved classics. Moreover, the slots are both penny and note-taking so you have a choice of what denominations you want to use.
As far as table games go; the casino has availed more than 250 tables so just pick one and try your luck at Blackjack, Pai Gow and Baccarat among many others. What’s more, Bingo lovers can head to the 3,600 seat Foxwoods Bingo Hall while the Poker strategists can make their way to the Poker Rooms or sign-up for Video Poker.
It is also worth mentioning that you do not have to travel all the way to Mashantucket to get the Foxwoods Resort Casino experience. They have an online casino on which you can sample all your favorite games.
Struggling to Survive
For years Foxwoods Resort Casino was hauling in bucket-loads of money from its diverse ventures and it had become one of the largest casinos in North America. Unfortunately, the casino had borrowed extensively to fund its expansion and repaying its debts has become the proverbial thorn in the flesh for its management.