The Foxwoods Resort Casino is known as the largest resort casino in North America. Located in Connecticut on tribal lands, the resort has a total of six on site casinos, several restaurants, 2266 hotel rooms, a two story arcade for teenagers and children and many other attractions.
History of Foxwoods Resort Casino
Originally founded as a simple Bingo hall in 1986, Foxwoods Resort Casino was financed by a Malaysian gentleman called Lim Goh Tong. Mr Tong was renowned for founding the only legal casino in Malaysia. 1992 the Mashantucket Pequot Tribe who were, and still are the casinos owners added a number of table games to their bingo hall, followed by a few slots thus creating a proper casino.
The casino agreed to pay 25% of their revenue to the state of Connecticut, which back then wasn’t very much but today is worth millions of dollars. In the fiscal year of 2008 Foxwoods Resort Casino slots alone handled more than $9.1 billion. In 1995 the tribe added a poker room and a high limit room adding to the attraction of the resort. The full build out of the resort was completed in 2001, by a number of construction companies, many of which were owned and run by Native Americans. Today the Foxwoods Resort Casino, or The Fox, is the largest casino resort in North America.
Hotels at Foxwoods Resort Casino
That’s right, Hotels. Not Hotel. There are no less than five on site hotels that form a part of the Foxwoods Resort Casino. All five are rated AAA Four Diamond and offer different levels and experiences of luxury. The majority of the hotels are located right in or near the middle of the complex with easy access to casinos and other entertainment venues. One hotel is located a little bit away and offers the experience of a country inn. One hotel boasts only suites with an average of 1400 square feet per suite. Jacuzzi tubs and living rooms come standard. All rooms and suites in all hotels come with flat screen TV’s, quality linen and twenty four hour room service.
Amenities at Foxwoods Resort Casino
The various hotels at the Foxwoods Resort Casino offer a number of things to hotel guests. A number of the hotels have their own spa’s that have treatments ranging from massages to facials to steam rooms. All hotels have pools in various forms, some are even heated. Free valet service is provided for the luxury suites, as is a business centre with copiers, fax machines and internet access.
The Casinos at Foxwoods Resort Casino
The various casinos at Foxwoods Resort Casino offer every single casino game that you could imagine. With over 4800 slots between them, many of which are progressive, there is bound to be something that catches your fancy. A Bingo hall that seats 5000 players as well as a dedicated Asian Gaming section are open twenty four hours a day, as is the rest of the casino. Almost all Roulette wheels are the American variety, but table games range from basic Blackjack to a World Poker Room.
Dining and Shows at Foxwoods Resort Casino
A whopping 34 restaurants are spaced out around the Foxwoods Resort Casino. All kinds of cuisines and experiences can be found, from Asian to Adult. Vintage themed bars feature live piano players and old school cocktails while fine dining al la carte restaurants offer world class menus and chefs. Entertainment is provided via night clubs, bars and live acts. Venues host everything from comedians to concerts. Specials, shows and promotions are on all the time.