When Foxwoods Resort Casino opened in 1992, the gaming market was focused on Las Vegas and Atlantic City. Consequently, the surrounding states were not considered legal gambling destinations. However, a small group of employees started an employee-led website and approached several union groups. In June 2007, they decided on the United Auto Workers, which helped collect signatures from dealers. In September, they held an election to determine union status.
Foxwoods Resort Casino has more than a dozen casino games, including blackjack and roulette. The casino also features arcades, shopping, and adventure activities. The casino has six different gaming floors, and there are nearly three hundred different games available. The casino is open twenty-four hours a day. Visitors can try their luck playing blackjack, roulette, and poker at different stake levels.
The casino opened in 1992 and continues to be a staple of the community. It employs thousands of people in the area and has contributed nearly $4 billion in slot revenue to Connecticut’s economy. It has also played host to some of the country’s biggest names in entertainment. While it may not be the largest casino in Connecticut, it is one of the oldest and most beloved in the state.
The casino has a wide range of hotel options. You can stay in the Great Cedar Hotel, which is located in the center of the casino, or in the Two Trees Inn, which has a restaurant, bar, and indoor pool. In addition to gaming, the casino also offers golf and dining opportunities.
The Foxwoods Resort Casino has more than three million square feet of gaming space. There are more than six thousand slot machines and three hundred gaming tables, and there are over ten thousand employees. The casino also has two award-winning golf courses and over one hundred thousand square feet of flexible meeting space. In all, the casino is a world-class destination.
The casino is located in southeastern Connecticut and is part of the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation. It is about 2.5 hours from New York City and less than two hours from Boston. It is also within an hour of Providence and Hartford. With its proximity to major cities, Foxwoods Resort Casino is easy to reach by car.
One of the downsides of this casino is the location. There are no elevators that go to all floors. The casino floor plan is so extensive that you have to walk throughout the entire facility. This can be very tiring. Luckily, there is plenty of free parking for RVs. However, the parking areas are not level, and security officers patrol periodically.