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Foxwoods seeks a financial win with Mass. casino

Connecticut's Foxwoods Resort Casino faces daunting hurdles as it joins a crowded race for the lucrative destination resort business in Massachusetts.

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4/23/2014

article Foxwoods and Nevele have a seat at the bidders conference
(New York) -- Foxwoods Catskills Resort Casino and the Nevele’s development team say they have each submitted application fees to the New York Gaming Commission,...

4/21/2014

article Proposed Catskills casino opens headquarters in Liberty
(New York) -- A small town in Sullivan County has been named as the Foxwoods Catskills Resort Casino's new headquarters, with a ribbon cutting ceremony being held on...

4/17/2014

article Puerto Rico Has Model in Restructuring of Foxwoods: Muni Credit
(Puerto Rico) -- For buyers of Puerto Rico’s bonds who anticipate a restructuring that would cut debt or delay payments, Connecticut’s Foxwoods Resort Casino...

4/15/2014

article Casino deal not ready to go public yet
(Massachusetts) -- Not yet, but soon — that’s the general timetable Mayor Will Flanagan announced regarding the public release of the city’s host...

4/14/2014

article Lindsay Lohan Showed Up Late To A Hosting Gig Despite Being Offered $100,000
(Connecticut) -- The finale of Lindsay Lohan's OWN reality show was on Sunday, and it wasn't without one possible blunder from the troubled actress.

4/5/2014

article Foxwoods casino at Grossinger’s gains support of Liberty town, village boards
(New York) -- The Foxwoods Catskills Resort Casino proposed for the former Grossinger’s resort property in Liberty has the support of the Town and Village of...

4/4/2014

article MGM Grand tower gets rebranded: 'Fox Tower'
(Connecticut) -- Mashantucket - Foxwoods Resort Casino announced Thursday that it will rename the freestanding casino tower formerly known as MGM Grand at Foxwoods as...

4/3/2014

article As MGM Springfield edges closer to reality from concept, Foxwoods in Connecticut renames hotel 'The Fox Tower'
(Connecticut) -- As the Massachusetts Gaming Commission edges closer to awarding MGM Resorts International the sole resort casino license for the western region of the...
article Foxwoods rebrands former MGM casino The Fox Tower
(Connecticut) -- Foxwoods Resort Casino is renaming the casino formerly known as MGM Grand at Foxwoods as The Fox Tower. The Mashantucket Pequot Tribe, which owns...

4/2/2014

article Fall River pushing full speed ahead on casino licensing
(Massachusetts) -- While New Bedford interests are asking the state's gaming commissioners to tap the brakes and slow down the casino licensing application process...
article Gaming Commission expected to rule on potential application extension for southeastern region
(Massachusetts) -- On Thursday, the Massachusetts Gaming Commission will take up the issue of whether to extend the application for a commercial gaming license in the...
article Foxwoods Philly partners file for bankruptcy
(Philadelphia) -- More than three years after Pennsylvania gaming regulators pulled the plug on the Foxwoods Casino Philadelphia project, the Foxwoods partnership that...

4/1/2014

article Defunct Philly Casino Project Files For Ch. 11
(Philadelphia) -- Philadelphia Entertainment and Development Partners LP filed for Chapter 11 protection Monday after financing for its planned Foxwoods casino fell...
article Partners in failed Foxwoods casino file for bankruptcy
(Philadelphia) -- The partnership behind the failed Foxwoods Casino project in South Philadelphia filed Monday for bankruptcy court protection, citing claims of $23.6...
article Fall River pushing for full speed ahead on casino licensing
(Massachusetts) -- While New Bedford interests are asking the state's gaming commissioners to tap the brakes and slow down the casino licensing application process...
article Foxwoods moving in on 'Green Monster'
(Massachusetts) -- When the Boston Red Sox make their 2014 home debut Friday - and, for that matter, every time they play at Fenway Park for years to come - Foxwoods...

3/31/2014

article Behind the scenes, Rappaport was a star on the Strip
(Las Vegas) -- Shortly after opening New York-New York, Felix Rappaport decided to do something with the hotel’s sports book. He took it apart. In that space,...
article Shut Out of Boston Casino License, Foxwoods Takes Key Spot On Fenway’s ‘Green Monster’
(Massachusetts) -- Five days before Friday’s opening day at Fenway Park, Foxwoods Resort Casino said Monday it upped the ante on its Red Sox advertising package,...

3/27/2014

article Foxwoods’ Fall River project could get June vote
(Massachusetts) -- A Foxwoods partnership’s plan to put a $750 million resort casino in southeastern Massachusetts could come before voters in Fall River in early...
article The proposed Foxwoods casino in Fall River is closer to becoming a reality
(Massachusetts) -- The proposed Foxwoods casino in Fall River is closer to becoming a reality. Fall River Mayor Will Flanagan has a draft of the agreement in hand and...

3/26/2014

article Flanagan discusses draft of host community agreement for casino
(Massachusetts) -- With a draft of the proposed host community agreement with Foxwoods Resort Casino and the investment group Crossroads Massachusetts LLC in hand, Mayor...

3/25/2014

article Tiverton officials decide to stay out of Fall River casino talks, for now
(Massachusetts) -- Town officials don’t see any way they will win with gambling. So they decided to stay out of the casino debate. Town Councilor Jay Lambert told...

3/24/2014

article Urbon: Fall River jumping on the couch for Foxwoods
(Massachusetts) -- How thoughtful it was of Foxwoods CEO Scott Butera to invest half a tank of gas to come to Fall River last Thursday and spend a half-hour talking to...

3/23/2014

article Marc Munroe Dion: Need for jobs trumps casino concerns
(Massachusetts) -- We’re a long time away from a casino in the South End but it seems fashionable these days to declare yourself on the issue.

3/22/2014

article Parents of Letourneau Elementary students say proposal for casino next to school raises some concerns
(Massachusetts) -- Parents and family members of Alfred S. Letourneau Elementary School students said they were concerned about a proposed $750 million resort casino...
article Grossinger’s casino developers pitch plan to Sullivan County Legislature
(New York) -- A “right size” casino resort that “fits in smartly with the environment” is what developers of one of several casinos proposed for...

3/20/2014

article At public hearing, Foxwoods and Fall River officials tout benefits, few issues
(Massachusetts) -- It was a full court press from Foxwoods CEO Scott Butera, Mayor Will Flanagan and Kenneth Fiola Jr., vice president of the Fall River Office of...

3/16/2014

article Casino foes branch out, form Citizens for Milford to address other issues
(Connecticut) -- The 187-acre parcel on Route 16 at Interstate 495, where Foxwoods Massachusetts had hoped to build a $1 billion resort casino, still stands undeveloped...

3/15/2014

article With Fall River plan, Foxwoods changes the casino landscape
(Massachusetts) -- Fall River Mayor Will Flanagan seems to think it's a slam dunk. In announcing on Twitter and his Facebook page that Foxwoods and its partners had...
article February numbers show Connecticut slot-machine revenue increased slightly at Foxwoods while dropping at Mohegan Sun
(Connecticut) -- Connecticut’s two tribal-owned casinos have released data showing slot-machine revenue rose slightly in February at the Foxwoods Resort Casino but...

3/14/2014

article Foxwoods Reports February Slot Revenue
(Connecticut) -- February slot revenue at Foxwoods® Resort Casino increased 2.2 percent in February to $39.3 million compared to $38.5 million in February 2013.
article Foxwoods, Fall River developing host agreement after South End site picked
(Massachusetts) -- Foxwoods Casino Resort and the investment group Crossroads Massachusetts LLC have taken one more step toward developing a destination resort casino in...
article Potential casino site includes properties adjacent to New Harbour Mall
(Massachusetts) -- Foxwoods Casino Resort has secured two commercial properties in the Southend of the city. According to Kenneth Fiola Jr., the parcels are the site of...

3/13/2014

article Fall River Casino Not a Sure Bet
(Massachusetts) -- Fall River Mayor Will Flanagan seems to think it's a slam dunk. In announcing on Twitter and his Facebook page that Foxwoods and its partners had...
article Foxwoods secures option on 30 acres in Fall River
(Massachusetts) -- The partnership proposing a Foxwoods casino in Southeastern Massachusetts has secured an option to buy 30 acres of land in Fall River for the resort,...
article Our View: Put all the cards on the table before Fall River casino vote
(Massachusetts) -- The news that Foxwoods Resort Casino had secured an option to purchase 30 acres in Fall River's South End for a new casino — at the site of...

3/12/2014

article Flanagan says Foxwoods has secured option for 30 acres in South End of Fall River; source says location is New Harbour Mall
(Massachusetts) -- Foxwoods Casino has secured 30 acres in the South End for purposes of building a resort casino, officials announced late Wednesday.

3/2/2014

article Ex-tribal treasurer spared prison for theft
(Connecticut) -- A judge spared the former treasurer for the tribe that owns and operates the Foxwoods Resort Casino from prison time for theft, saying Wednesday she was...

2/28/2014

article Fall River mayor embraces casino plan; land search under way
(Massachusetts) -- A land search continues in Fall River for a highly visible, easily accessible, land parcel between 30 and 70 acres in size that would best suit the...

2/26/2014

article Ex-treasurer for tribe at Foxwoods faces sentencing for theft
(Connecticut) -- The former treasurer for the tribe that owns and operates the Foxwoods Resort Casino is facing sentencing for theft.

2/23/2014

article Foxwoods home show draws nontraditional exhibitors
(Connecticut) -- Jason and Michelle Szmajlo came all the way from Oakville in Litchfield County to attend southeastern Connecticut's first home show of the season...

2/22/2014

article Foxwoods Casino Launches Cash-Free Gambling Site
(Connecticut) -- Foxwoods Casino Resort has teamed up with GameAccount Network to offer online gambling to its customers through a new website, FoxPlay. The casino doesn...

2/18/2014

article Foxwoods Partners With Irish Software Company for FoxPlay, Free-Money Gaming Site
(Connecticut) -- The Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation, owners and operators of Foxwoods Casino Resort, is teaming with Irish-backed GameAccount Network, the London-...

2/15/2014

article Mashantucket Tribe launches online gaming site for rewards
(Connecticut) -- The Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation of Connecticut launched an Internet gaming site. Play.Foxwoods.Com features a number of online games. Players can...
article Pequot Tribe proposes $400M casino in Catskills of New York
(New York) -- The Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation of Connecticut unveiled plans for a $400 million casino in the Catskills region of New York.

2/14/2014

article Foxwoods partners with Irish online gaming firm
(Connecticut) -- Foxwoods said it's working with an Irish company to launch a simulated gaming website and app that will allow it to send promotional offers to free-...
press release Foxwoods Reports January Slot Revenue
(Connecticut) -- January slot revenue at Foxwoods® Resort Casino declined 8.9 percent in January to $37.1 million compared to $40.7 million in January 2013. Handle...

2/13/2014

article Developers play cards right on casino deal
(New York) -- Muss Development has struck a deal that paves the way for the company to develop a new Catskills resort casino in partnership with Foxwoods.
article Foxwoods Announces Online Gambling Platform, But You Can't Play With Cash
(Connecticut) -- Foxwoods Resort Casino is testing the concept of online gambling, announcing Wednesday a platform for smart phones and computers that allows a player to...
article GameAccount and Foxwoods Resort Casino in US online casino venture
(Connecticut) -- Online gaming systems and software provider GameAccount Network has agreed a deal with US operator Foxwoods Resort Casino to launch what it claims is...

2/12/2014

article Tribal police poised to take over at region's two casinos
(Connecticut) -- State police's presence at Foxwoods Resort Casino and Mohegan Sun will soon be limited to background checks and investigations, with the...
article Foxwoods partners with Irish online gaming firm
(Connecticut) -- Foxwoods said it's working with an Irish company to launch a simulated gaming website and app that will allow it to send promotional offers to free-...
article Smurfit backed firm to partner with Foxwoods for online casino gaming
(Ireland) -- A gaming technology company backed by the Smurfit family has announced a partnership with a US casino group to launch the first ever simulated gaming online...

2/11/2014

article Developers unveil plans for Catskills casino
(New York) -- Developers hoping to open one of four Las Vegas-style casinos planned for upstate New York are laying out their vision for an old Catskills resort region.
article Firm unveils sprawling casino plan for old Grossinger's site
(New York) -- A sports complex, an equestrian center and a 7,500-square-foot spa. A 400-room hotel and town houses. Twenty-seven holes of golf and a lake side marina.
article Grossinger’s in Sullivan County could be home to casino run by Foxwoods
(New York) -- Representative of Foxwoods Resort Casino in Connecticut brought their plans for a Catskills gaming hall to the Liberty Town Board this week.
article Proposed Foxwoods casino outlined
(New York) -- The Liberty Town Board played host to the developers of a proposed Foxwoods Resorts Casino and Muss Development at the Liberty High School Monday night....

2/10/2014

article Connecticut’s Foxwoods Launches Virtual Casino [sub req'd]
(Connecticut) -- Connecticut’s Foxwoods Resort is launching free-play social casino games to attract younger customers and prepare for what it believes will be the...

2/7/2014

article Area hip-hop promoter resolves case on eve of trial
(Connecticut) -- A rapper and concert promoter from Ledyard pleaded guilty Friday to robbing a Boston-area music producer and participating in a riot at Foxwoods Resort...

2/5/2014

article New committee begins search for Fall River casino site
(Massachusetts) -- A week after the principals of Foxwoods announced their interest in developing a destination resort casino in the city, the site selection committee...

2/4/2014

article Catskills Bureau Confidential: Foxwoods ready to review casino resort plans
(New York) -- Foxwoods Resort Casino will show part of its hand when officials with the company host a public presentation on the company's bid to get approval for a...
article Foxwoods Strikes Deal On Catskills Casino, Hotel Projects
(New York) -- Developers seeking to separately build a mixed-use and a Foxwoods Resort Casino project in New York’s Catskills region have reached a cooperative...

2/3/2014

article Marc Munroe Dion: Casino magic won't make Fall River's problems vanish
(Massachusetts) -- In Las Vegas, there used to be some kind of terrible, cheesy "wild animal show," during which two sequined clods would make a tiger...

2/1/2014

article Foxwoods Fall River Casino Goes Official, But Still Needs a Site
(Massachusetts) -- Foxwoods may have been rejected in Milford, but they’re not giving up on their dream of a Massachusetts casino just yet.
article Opinion: Our View: Proceed with caution on Fall River casino plan
(Massachusetts) -- The plan outlined on Tuesday by Fall River Mayor Will Flanagan and officials from Foxwoods Resort Casino for a destination casino in the city has met...
article Card Player Poker Tour: Season II Continues at Foxwoods
(Connecticut) -- Season II of the Card Player Poker Tour will continue on this month, making its third stop of the season at Foxwoods Resort Casino in Mashantucket,...

1/31/2014

article Foxwoods taps Vegas execs for roles
(Connecticut) -- Foxwoods Resort Casino said it has tapped Felix Rappaport, president and chief operating officer of The Mirage in Las Vegas, to fill the COO role in...

1/30/2014

article A look at host community agreements reveals what Fall River could gain through Foxwoods partnership
(Massachusetts) -- If Wynn Resorts wins one of three casino licenses from the state Gaming Commission, it will fork over $30 million in advance payments to the city of...
article Foxwoods names two top execs
(Connecticut) -- Foxwoods Resort Casino announced the appointments of two top executives Thursday, including Felix Rappaport, who was named chief operating officer, the...
article Connecticut Forum Tackles Child Sex Trafficking
(Connecticut) -- A prostitution investigation at a Connecticut casino led authorities to a 16-year-old girl, allegedly taken to a hotel last month for pre-arranged sex...

1/29/2014

article Foxwoods announces Fall River casino proposal
(Massachusetts) -- The President and CEO of Foxwoods joined Fall River Mayor William Flanagan Tuesday morning to announce a $750 million casino proposal for the city.
article Foxwoods seeking a casino in Fall River
(Massachusetts) -- Foxwoods Resort Casino, a prominent name in New England gambling, has a plan to spend $750 million on a casino and entertainment resort somewhere in...
article Foxwoods to pitch new casino proposal in Fall River
(Massachusetts) -- Foxwoods is looking to get into the Southeastern Massachusetts casino game, putting the pressure on two other would-be operators — the Mashpee...
article Foxwoods Unveils Fall River Casino Proposal
(Massachusetts) -- After being rejected by voters in Milford, Connecticut-based Foxwoods confirmed Tuesday it’s trying to snatch up the only license for...
article Foxwoods' Fall River plan might not be only casino in that region
(Massachusetts) -- Foxwoods' interest in developing a commercial casino in Fall River, Mass., raises the seemingly remote possibility that two casinos - one...
article Arrest at Connecticut casino hotel highlights child sex trafficking concerns
(Connecticut) -- A prostitution investigation at a Connecticut casino led authorities to a 16-year-old girl, allegedly taken to a hotel last month for pre-arranged sex...

1/28/2014

article Foxwoods confirms interest in Fall River casino
(Massachusetts) -- Foxwoods and city officials this morning confirmed the gambling company’s interest in developing a $750 million resort somewhere in Fall River,...
article In Fall River announcement, Foxwoods CEO touts plan's value
(Massachusetts) -- They have the money and the plan. Now all they need is the land. That was the message Tuesday at Fall River Government Center from Foxwoods Resort...
article Mayor, Foxwoods announce Fall River casino plans
(Massachusetts) -- Mayor William Flanagan and Conn.-based Foxwoods on Tuesday unveiled a plan to build a $750 million resort casino in Fall River, saying it would bring...
article Arrest at Conn. casino hotel highlights child sex trafficking concerns
(Connecticut) -- A Rhode Island woman arrested last month at a hotel at the Foxwoods casino is accused of delivering a 16-year-old girl for prostitution.
article Increase in sex trafficking of minors getting local, state attention
(Connecticut) -- Human trafficking sounds like a crime that takes place in a big city or exotic country, but police and child welfare experts say it occurs right here in...

1/27/2014

article Fall River, Foxwoods in casino talks
(Massachusetts) -- Foxwoods Resort Casino and Fall River officials will announce Tuesday that they are in discussions over a gambling resort development in the city,...
article Flanagan: Deal between Fall River, Foxwoods to be announced Tuesday
(Massachusetts) -- Foxwoods Casino and the investment group Crossroads Massachusetts LLC are looking to build a destination resort casino in the city after a failed...
article Foxwoods Eyes New Casino Proposal In Fall River
(Massachusetts) -- Foxwoods is looking to make another attempt at entering the Massachusetts casino market — this time in Fall River. Mayor William Flanagan has...
article Foxwoods to officially announce interest in Fall River, Mass., for casino
(Massachusetts) -- The Foxwoods partnership that failed to win sufficient support last year for a $1 billion casino plan in Milford, Mass., will officially announce...
article Foxwoods to pitch new casino proposal in Fall River
(Massachusetts) -- Foxwoods is looking to get into the Southeastern Massachusetts casino game, putting the pressure on two other would-be operators — the Mashpee...
article Foxwoods to propose a $750 million resort casino in Fall River
(Massachusetts) -- Foxwoods Resort and Casino will enter the hunt for a casino license in southeastern Massachusetts, as executives from the Connecticut casino plan to...
article Casino traffic report put to use in Milford
(Massachusetts) -- The town has decided to pursue some of the proposed traffic improvements from a study paid for by Crossroads Massachusetts during its unsuccessful bid...

1/23/2014

article Foxwoods cutting table game dealers, assistant floor supervisors
(Connecticut) -- Foxwoods, which has been struggling to reverse a decline in gambling revenue, is eliminating the jobs of 120 table game dealers, the workers’...
article Foxwoods eliminating 125 dealer positions, citing 'increased competition'
(Connecticut) -- Unionized table-games dealers at Foxwoods Resort Casino have been informed that management is eliminating 125 positions due to poor business. The...
article Foxwoods to lay off 120 table game dealers
(Connecticut) -- A union for table game dealers at the Foxwoods Resort Casino says the management is eliminating 125 jobs. Local 2121 of the United Auto Workers says...
article Mashantucket Pequots Won’t Appeal Tax Case to Supremes
(Connecticut) -- The Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation will not ask the United States Supreme Court to review a 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals ruling that the state and...
article North Kingstown contractor and casino worker announces GOP bid for Congress in 2nd District
(Connecticut) -- Rhue Reis, a 56-year-old house contractor and Foxwoods casino worker from North Kingstown, announced Thursday that he is answering a call for service...

1/22/2014

article Mashantuckets won't seek appeal of Ledyard tax ruling
(Connecticut) -- The Mashantucket Pequot Tribe will not ask the U.S. Supreme Court to review an appellate court decision that allowed the town of Ledyard to tax Foxwoods...

1/21/2014

article Conn. tribe drops lawsuit over taxes on leased slot machines at Foxwoods casino
(Connecticut) -- The tribe that owns the Foxwoods Resort Casino will not appeal a ruling that upheld the government's authority to collect property taxes on slot...

1/19/2014

article Poker Blogger Jay Newnum Gets Probation After Foxwoods Tip Box Theft
(Connecticut) -- When you’re a poker blogger/reporter hired to cover a good-sized tournament at a major land casino, probably making a move on the dealer’s...

1/18/2014

article Police: Poker Blogger Used Chopsticks To Steal Tips From Foxwoods Dealers
(Connecticut) -- A poker blogger has been sentenced to a probation program for using chopsticks to steal nearly $700 in dealers’ tips. Forty-one-year-old Jay...

1/17/2014

article Indiana man gets probation for casino theft with chopsticks
(Connecticut) -- A poker blogger has been sentenced to a probation program for stealing nearly $700 in dealers’ tips by pulling the cash out of a locked box with...

1/16/2014

article Poker blogger charged with pilfering dealers' tips at Foxwoods
(Connecticut) -- A poker blogger with a yen for “Star Wars” was charged last month with using chopsticks to dip into a locked box and pilfer some $700 in...

1/15/2014

article Staten Island fraudster who gambled away $3 million in clients' money sentenced to stiff prison term, restitution
(New York) -- A former Richmond resident who gambled away more than $3 million of his investors' hard-earned cash at Foxwoods Resort Casino in Connecticut lost big-...
press release Foxwoods Reports December Slot Revenue
(Connecticut) -- December slot revenue at Foxwoods® Resort Casino declined 14.8 percent in December to $37.6 million compared to $44.2 million in December 2012....

1/13/2014

article The Fallout from Foxwoods
(Connecticut) -- On January 9, a Facebook post by the UAW’s Local 2121 (which manages the dealers’ representation at Foxwoods) indicated that poker...

1/7/2014

article Foxwoods Report Details Revenue Erosion, Debt Details, Risks Of Increased Competition
(Connecticut) -- A first-ever report offers a rare look at the finances of Foxwoods Resort Casino, detailing an overall decline in revenues at the gambling resort in...
article Foxwoods revenues 6 percent below projections, annual report shows
(Connecticut) -- The Foxwoods Resort Casino generated $1.04 billion in revenue last year, according to the first annual report released publicly by the tribal-owned...

1/6/2014

article Foxwoods' fiscal year earnings 8 percent below projections
(Connecticut) -- Foxwoods Resort Casino's financial performance in the last fiscal year fell short of management's projections, according to the casino's...

12/24/2013

article After Milford defeat, Foxwoods remains in the game
(Massachusetts) -- While still "disappointed" that its bid failed here, Crossroads Massachusetts LLC has not wavered in its plans to bring a resort casino to...
article Wishes granted for lucky families in Foxwoods holiday program
(Connecticut) -- As part of the inaugural "Foxwoods Holiday Wishes" program, the casino gave gifts on the wish lists of 11 families and individuals from...

12/23/2013

article Foxwoods itching to get back into Massachusetts casino hunt
(Massachusetts) -- Foxwoods Resort Casino has shaken off its referendum defeat in Milford a month ago and is actively searching for a way back into the Massachusetts...
article Foxwoods, despite defeat, has Massachusetts ambitions
(Massachusetts) -- Even though voters in Milford, Mass., recently passed on hosting a gambling operation to be run by Foxwoods Resort Casino, the Connecticut-based...

12/22/2013

article Foxwoods considers pursuing Fall River casino
(Massachusetts) -- Foxwoods Resort Casino has shaken off its referendum defeat in Milford a month ago and is searching for a way back into the Massachusetts casino...

12/21/2013

article Former treasurer charged with theft reportedly hired by tribe
(Connecticut) -- The former Mashantucket Pequot treasurer awaiting sentencing on a charge of stealing from the tribe while working for its government has taken a job...

12/20/2013

article Foxwoods spent $1.1M on Mass. casino campaign
(Massachusetts) -- Foxwoods Resort Casino poured more than $1.1 million into its unsuccessful campaign to win a Milford, Mass., referendum on a $1 billion casino...

12/19/2013

article Casino outspent Milford citizen group 40 to 1 and still lost
(Massachusetts) -- Campaign finance reports filed Thursday, 30 days after the referendum vote where Milford defeated a casino proposal, show that Foxwoods outspent the...
article Foxwoods staff extends outreach for the holidays
(Connecticut) -- For a few families who received gifts during the first day of Tommy Toy Fund distribution Wednesday, the experience was made a bit more special than...

12/17/2013

article Foxwoods ends 22-month slots decline
(Connecticut) -- Foxwoods Resort Casino posted a year-over-year gain in slot-machine revenue last month for the first time in nearly two years.

12/16/2013

article Foxwoods reports increase in monthly slots revenue
(Connecticut) -- The Foxwoods Resort Casino says its slot-machine revenue for last month increased 2.1 percent from the same month a year ago. The increase brings an end...
press release Foxwoods Reports Uptick in Slot Revenue
(Connecticut) -- November slot revenue at Foxwoods® Resort Casino was up 2.1 percent from a year ago, improving to $43.9 million from the $43.0 million reported last...
article Foxwoods' Slot Revenues Improve, Breaking Nearly Two Years Of Decline
(Connecticut) -- Foxwoods Resort Casino reported an improvement in monthly slot revenue for the first time since December 2011, with the casino's take in November...

12/15/2013

article Casino zoning on agenda in Liberty
(New York) -- The Liberty Town Board is expected to vote Monday on a crucial zoning change to allow a casino on 500 acres adjacent to the old Grossinger's resort.
article Steve Israel: Foxwoods casino vision begins to take shape
(New York) -- It's got a brand new name: Foxwoods Catskill Resort. It's got a brand new president, who's done everything in casinos from working security to...

12/14/2013

article Contract vote ahead for beverage workers at Foxwoods Resort Casino
(Connecticut) -- An arbitration panel has cleared the way for some 350 beverage workers at Foxwoods Resort Casino to ratify their first union contract with management.

12/6/2013

article Foxwoods mall will displace MGM Grand steakhouse
(Connecticut) -- Craftsteak, celebrity chef Tom Colicchio's popular restaurant at MGM Grand at Foxwoods, will close early next year, a casualty of the outlet mall...

12/5/2013

article Skaters O'Reilly and Kerrigan to help promote Foxwoods rink
(Connecticut) -- A former Olympic figure skater and a professional hockey great are scheduled to appear today at an event marking the official re-opening of Foxwoods...

12/1/2013

article FIDDLER: Goodbye, Milford casino
(Massachusetts) -- Surprise, Surprise. Surprise!! The residents of Milford turned out in droves to vote a resounding NO to casinos in Milford. I thought the vote would...
article Milford selectmen to cancel meeting regarding casino
(Massachusetts) -- The Milford Board of Selectmen Monday are expected to cancel the scheduled Special Town Meeting to rezone the proposed casino site after residents...

11/25/2013

article Foxwoods’ Proposal Dies in Massachusetts
(Connecticut) -- The hits just keep on coming for gaming companies that wanted to operate in Massachusetts. Another election loss negates months of work and millions of...

11/23/2013

article Anti-casino group called regional success
(Massachusetts) -- The MetroWest group that fought the Milford casino proposal spent $31,000 on that undertaking, its organizers said this week, while the town of...
article Marshall: Milford voters made right call
(Massachusetts) -- Congratulations to the Town of Milford for voting down the casino. As a your neighbor in Medway I salute the anti-casino crowd who tirelessly...
article Milford, Massachusetts Voters Reject Foxwoods Casino Proposal
(Massachusetts) -- Sorry, Foxwoods: it appears you’re not wanted in Massachusetts, either. The Connecticut gambling giant was soundly defeated at the polls this...
article Column: Is 18 months for embezzling tribal chairman fair?
(Connecticut) -- When I read that former Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Chairman Michael Thomas was sentenced to 18 months in prison for embezzling more than $100,000 from...

11/22/2013

article Foxwoods, tribe give turkeys to food banks
(Connecticut) -- The Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation and Foxwoods Resort Casino team members have donated 265 turkeys to local agencies including the East Hampton Food...

11/21/2013

article Foxwoods loses Milford hand / Town votes down casino 2-1 in heavy turnout
(Massachusetts) -- The state’s eastern casino license region has been pared down to just one contender with a successful host community vote — Everett’...

11/20/2013

article Mass. voters reject casino proposal in Milford
(Massachusetts) -- Residents in Milford, Mass. on Tuesday strongly rejected a proposal to build a $1 billion resort casino, further cutting into the field of potential...
article Massachusetts voters reject Foxwoods' Milford casino proposal
(Massachusetts) -- Voters here Tuesday halted Foxwoods' bid to extend its brand into the Bay State, soundly rejecting its $1 billion resort casino proposal.
article Milford casino vote: Residents reject Foxwoods proposal by nearly 2-to-1 vote
(Massachusetts) -- Voters in Milford on Tuesday decisively rejected a $1 billion resort casino proposed by Foxwoods. By a margin of nearly two-to-one, Milford rejected...
article Milford sends clear message: No casino
(Massachusetts) -- The voters spoke Tuesday, and it was clear they didn't want a $1 billion Foxwoods resort casino in Milford. The proposal was defeated by a nearly...
article Milford Voters Deliver Emphatic 'No' On Casino
(Massachusetts) -- Voters in Milford yesterday said "no dice." No blackjack or slots either. In fact, there was nothing ambiguous about the denial they...
article Milford Voters Reject Foxwoods’ Casino Proposal
(Massachusetts) -- Voters in the town of Milford soundly rejected a $1 billion casino proposal Tuesday, just two weeks after proposals were defeated in East Boston and...
article Reactions to the Milford Vote to Reject Foxwoods Massachusetts Casino
(Massachusetts) -- From Foxwoods Massachusetts CEO and President Scott Butera: “We respect the choice Milford voters made today,” said Scott Butera, Foxwoods...
article Voter opinion mixed at the polls
(Massachusetts) -- As Milford residents turn out in droves to cast their ballots in the casino referendum, voters leaving the polls have reported mixed results.
article Ex-Mashantucket Pequots leader gets 18 months for embezzling
(Connecticut) -- The former chairman of the tribe that owns Foxwoods Resort Casino has been sentenced to 18 months in prison for embezzling more than $100,000 in tribal...

11/19/2013

article Massachusetts Voters Reject Foxwoods' $1 Billion Casino Plan
(Massachusetts) -- Voters gave a resounding no to Foxwoods' plan for building a $1 billion casino in the competition for a casino license in Greater Boston.
article Voters in Boston Suburb Turn Down Foxwoods Casino Project
(Massachusetts) -- Voters in a Boston suburb on Tuesday turned down a $1 billion casino project backed by Connecticut's Foxwoods, marking the latest setback for...
article Foxwoods' $1 Billion Casino Plan Goes To A Vote In Milford, Mass.
(Massachusetts) -- Voters will decide today whether they want a $1 billion casino, called Foxwoods Massachusetts, just off of I-495 in this town southeast of Worcester.
article Milford vote could change the game in the casino quest
(Massachusetts) -- The outcome of Tuesday’s casino vote in Milford will not only determine the fate of a $1 billion Foxwoods-backed project off Interstate 495, but...
article Milford, Mass. casino faces do-or-die vote
(Massachusetts) -- Foxwoods Massachusetts’ Main Street office was humming in full campaign mode Monday – in English and in Portuguese, as the town is home to...
article A First Person Look at Gambling Expansion in Massachusetts
(Massachusetts) -- The town I grew up in and still live in, Milford, Massachusetts, will be voting on whether or not to allow Foxwoods to build a casino on the outskirts...
article Former Mashantucket tribal chairman gets 18-month sentence in federal prison
(Connecticut) -- Michael Thomas, the former Mashantucket Pequot tribal chairman, was sentenced Tuesday to 18 months in federal prison for embezzling more than $100,000...

11/18/2013

article Casino Referendum: Registration by Precincts
(Massachusetts) -- Precinct 2, where homes are nearest to the casino site, had the largest percent and number increase for registered voters in the past seven months....
article Last-minute lobbying precedes Milford casino vote
(Massachusetts) -- There aren’t many major intersections in this quiet town of about 27,000 people, first settled in 1662, which lies about 40 miles southwest of...
article Milford Casino Vote Divides Residents
(Massachusetts) -- Residents of Milford, a town of about 27,000, take pride in what they say is a close, diverse community. But a proposed $1 billion casino has left...
article Milford casino: Campaigns make final push
(Massachusetts) -- The camps on both sides of the casino issue have been out in force over the past several days, making their final pitch to voters before the vote on...
article Milford, Mass. casino faces do-or-die vote
(Massachusetts) -- Foxwoods Massachusetts’ Main Street office was humming in full campaign mode Monday – in English and in Portuguese, as the town is home to...
article $1 Billion Foxwoods Casino Goes To A Vote Tuesday In Milford, Mass.
(Massachusetts) -- A town vote Tuesday on Foxwoods' $1 billion plan to build a resort casino off I-495 will cap a roller-coaster seven days for the developers,...

11/17/2013

article Casino contest in Massachusetts enters stretch run; Milford vote set for Tuesday
(Massachusetts) -- The competition for casinos in Massachusetts will reach another critical point in the coming week as voters in Milford go to the polls to cast ballots...
article Foxwoods managers scrutinized ahead of Milford casino vote
(Massachusetts) -- As state gaming regulators allowed an application for a $1 billion Foxwoods resort casino in Milford to move forward last week, they tried to shed...
article WALKER: Where will casinos find a home in Mass.?
(Massachusetts) -- As you may have heard, the Massachusetts casino industry is off to a rocky start with voters. Casinos have already been rejected in Palmer, West...
article Filings detail spending on casino vote
(Massachusetts) -- Foxwoods Resort Casino spent $792,121 between April and the end of last month on rent, staffing, polling, advertising, and other costs associated with...
article Foxwoods Group Has Mass. Casino Finance Deal
(Massachusetts) -- A group led by Foxwoods announced Friday that it had reached a deal to help finance its proposed $1 billion resort casino in Massachusetts, hours...

11/16/2013

article Commission deems Milford casino developer 'suitable'
(Massachusetts) -- The state's Gaming Commission on Friday issued a "positive determination of suitability" for the Milford casino developers, but with...
article Foxwoods group has Mass. casino finance deal
(Massachusetts) -- A group led by Foxwoods announced Friday that it had reached a deal to help finance its proposed $1 billion resort casino in Massachusetts, hours...
article Foxwoods Milford Project Moves One Step Further with Background Clearance
(Massachusetts) -- Foxwoods might be sighing a breath of relief this weekend, with news coming that its Milford, Massachusetts casino plan has moved one step closer to...
article Foxwoods secures equity partner for Mass. casino project
(Massachusetts) -- A spinoff of Penn National Gaming is willing to finance the $1 billion resort casino project a Foxwoods partnership has proposed building and...
article Foxwoods Wins Conditional Approval In Mass., Announces Key Financial Backing
(Massachusetts) -- Foxwoods got some good news Friday as it won conditional approval in Massachusetts to proceed with a casino proposal in Milford, Mass., and secured...
article Massachusetts Gaming Commission finds Foxwoods suitable for casino license, conditional on winning financing
(Massachusetts) -- Foxwoods on Friday said that it has secured additional financing for its planned Milford casino, just after Massachusetts gaming regulators announced...
article Milford casino plan passes state background check
(Massachusetts) -- A Foxwoods-backed partnership proposing a casino in Milford has passed its mandatory state background check, clearing a key regulatory hurdle days...
article Milford casino vote, on Tuesday, splits residents with people on either side being criticized
(Massachusetts) -- On Tuesday, Milford residents will decide a question that has divided the town for months: Should the Worcester County town seek to become home to a...
article Milford casino: New financial partner named
(Massachusetts) -- The developers of the proposed Milford casino on Friday announced a new financial partner, Gaming and Leisure Properties Inc.
article Planners outline potential impact of Milford casino project
(Massachusetts) -- The impacts on the entire region from the proposed Foxwoods casino in Milford are really no different than any other very large development that...
article Study's results help towns plan for a casino
(Massachusetts) -- A significant amount of data towns need to estimate how a Milford casino could affect MetroWest won’t be available until after Milford residents...
article Drake: Sleepless over casino worries
(Massachusetts) -- What keeps me awake at night is the continuous attack on our quality of life by an entity, Foxwoods, and the individuals who run it, for the sole...
article Editorial: In Milford, a solid casino plan, but with some question marks
(Massachusetts) -- THE TOWN of Milford and casino developer David Nunes have negotiated what may be the strongest casino host-community agreement in the Commonwealth so...
article McLaughlan: Casino negatives outweigh benefits
(Massachusetts) -- As a resident of Milford for the last 24 years, I have several concerns about the casino proposed by Foxwoods. Milford has had a long history of clean...
article Opinion: Pressure is on the Gaming Commission
(Massachusetts) -- INVESTIGATORS FOR the Massachusetts Gaming Commission went from punching Caesars Entertainment in the nose to pulling their punches with Foxwoods.
article Skaff: Support for Foxwoods casino
(Massachusetts) -- I’m a lifelong resident of Milford and have worked for the town in various capacities for over 40 years. In fact, I just retired. I...
article Smith: Jobs mantra obscures true costs of casino
(Massachusetts) -- Have you noticed how money (lots of it) can be used to warp peoples values? Isn't the mantra of “more jobs” used to sell what would...
article Prosecutors seek jail for ex-tribal head
(Connecticut) -- The former chairman of the tribe that owns Foxwoods Resort Casino is facing sentencing for embezzling more than $100,000 from the community.

11/15/2013

article Foxwoods Casino, Lacking a Key Financial Partner, is Questioned by Mass Gaming Panel
(Massachusetts) -- The Massachusetts Gaming Commission ended a five-hour hearing into the ethical and financial suitability of Foxwoods Massachusetts Wednesday,...
article Foxwoods outspends Milford casino opponents 50-1
(Massachusetts) -- Residents opposed to a proposed casino in Milford are swimming upstream against a flood of money, according to campaign finance reports.
article Foxwoods to name Milford partner
(Massachusetts) -- Foxwoods says it is “working feverishly” and expects to find a 55 percent equity partner in the four days left before Milford votes on its...
article Crevier: Don’t make Milford a ‘casino town’
(Massachusetts) -- My husband and I have 10 children ages 25 to 6-years of age and we cannot imagine living in a casino town. It will change the face of Milford forever.
article Editorial: In Milford, Foxwoods should fold
(Massachusetts) -- The choice to embrace or reject any specific gaming proposal rests with the host community that will be most affected by it, whether that's for...
article Finance reports show lopsided spending on Milford casino issue
(Massachusetts) -- Supporters and opponents of a proposed $1 billion Foxwoods resort casino will be campaigning in high gear this weekend, leading up to Tuesday's...
article Milford casino: Commission hears surrounding community arguments
(Massachusetts) -- The Massachusetts Gaming Commission considered, at its meeting Thursday, whether certain towns that neighbor slots parlor applicants could seek...
article Spilka: Foxwoods is not a suitable partner
(Massachusetts) -- When we passed the Massachusetts Expanded Gaming Act in the Legislature in 2011, my goals were to ensure strong protections for communities from the...
article Officials give a tour of $38M upgrade of hotels rooms and retail concourse
(Connecticut) -- While blasting for the $115 million Tanger Outlets at Foxwoods is making a lot of noise lately - it starts around 2 p.m. most days - plenty else is...

11/14/2013

article Report raises questions on Foxwoods bid in Mass.
(Massachusetts) -- Foxwoods executives were grilled by Massachusetts gambling regulators on Wednesday after a background check raised questions about the Connecticut...
article State wants details on Milford casino investors
(Massachusetts) -- Massachusetts Gaming Commission members wrestled Wednesday with untangling the governance and financial control of a proposed Foxwoods casino in...
article Foxwoods Shows Off $38 Million Makeover
(Connecticut) -- A few weeks after construction began on a $115 million outlet mall, Foxwoods Resort Casino on Thursday showcased two other improvement projects that...
article Connecticut prosecutors seek 2 years in prison for ex-tribal head
(Connecticut) -- Prosecutors have asked a federal judge to sentence the former chairman of the tribe that owns Foxwoods Resort Casino to up to nearly three years in...

11/13/2013

article Doubts Raised About Foxwoods In Suitability Hearing [sub. req'd]
(Massachusetts) -- Doubts about the suitability of a Foxwoods consortium to be licensed in Massachusetts grew larger Wednesday as regulators grilled the Connecticut...
article Foxwoods Massachusetts still lacks primary financial backer
(Massachusetts) -- Gaming regulators raised questions about the Foxwoods Massachusetts casino project Wednesday, perhaps none more significant than those related to the...
article Foxwoods’ is the latest proposal to stumble
(Massachusetts) -- Official concerns about Foxwoods’ proposal for a Milford casino yesterday — on the heels of setbacks with other casino developers —...
article Funding uncertain in Milford casino bid
(Massachusetts) -- Another major gambling company has run into difficulty in Massachusetts as state investigators revealed Wednesday that they could not complete their...
article Mass. gaming panel focuses on Foxwoods project’s management structure
(Massachusetts) -- A three-member committee consisting of two Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Council members and the chief executive of the tribe’s Foxwoods Resort...
article Mass. gaming panel questions Mashantucket tribal council appointment
(Massachusetts) -- Massachusetts gaming officials questioned the Mashantucket Pequot tribal chairman today about the tribal council's role in appointing a tribal...
article Massachusetts regulators raise flags about Foxwoods Milford casino plan
(Massachusetts) -- With Milford voters set to deliver their verdict next week on a proposed Foxwoods casino, Massachusetts Gaming Commission investigators raised...
article Milford casino: Mass. Gaming Commission questions developers
(Massachusetts) -- The gaming commission questioned the financing, potential involvement of a tribal nation and changes among the partners at a Wednesday hearing on a...
article Report raises questions on Foxwoods bid in Mass.
(Massachusetts) -- A background check by investigators for the Massachusetts Gaming Commission has raised questions about the ability of a group led by Connecticut...

11/12/2013

article Anti-casino group's engineers project gridlock, say Foxwoods traffic study is focused too narrowly on Milford
(Massachusetts) -- Developers of a proposed casino off Route 16 and Interstate 495 plan to mitigate additional traffic in town, but according to a study released...

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