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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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11/27/2014

article Casino Seeks Longer Cocktail Hours
(Connecticut) -- At Connecticut’s casinos, you can gamble around the clock, but state law cuts off cocktail service soon after midnight. The CEO of the Foxwoods...
article Head of Foxwoods Resort Casino wants to extend last call for gamblers
(Connecticut) -- Strict liquor laws are killing the buzz — and profits — at Connecticut casinos and need revision, the new head of Foxwoods Resort Casino...

11/26/2014

article Foxwoods betting on alternatives to gaming
(Connecticut) -- Foxwoods, the largest casino resort in North America, is reducing its number of slot machines and table games to free up space for nightclubs and other...
article Rappaport thinks Foxwoods is still ‘teed up for success’
(Connecticut) -- He is either Mr. Las Vegas, or, by his own description, "the most boring person in the world." One thing's for sure: When it comes to the...

11/25/2014

article Foxwoods, biggest US casino, cuts back on gambling
(Connecticut) -- The new CEO of the Foxwoods Resort Casino says it is reducing the number of slot machines and table games to free up space for nightclubs and other...
article Foxwoods' New CEO Hopes To Diversify Revenue, Get People To Stay Longer
(Connecticut) -- The new CEO of Foxwoods Resort Casino says he is focused on diversifying revenue in a way that supplements gambling while trying to get people to stay...

11/24/2014

article Bill Cosby’s Foxwoods show ‘postponed indefinitely’
(Connecticut) -- Foxwoods Resort has axed Bill Cosby’s show, scheduled for Jan. 31 at the casino, amid a tsunami of sexual abuse allegations engulfing the...

11/18/2014

article Foxwoods Names New CEO
(Connecticut) -- Felix Rappaport, Foxwoods Resort Casino's senior vice president and chief operating officer, has been promoted to president and CEO. He replaces...
article Rappaport named president, CEO of Foxwoods Resort Casino
(Connecticut) -- Felix Rappaport, senior vice president and chief operating officer of Foxwoods Resort Casino, has been named president and chief executive officer, the...
article Tribe announces new CEO for Foxwoods Casino
(Connecticut) -- The tribe that owns and operates the Foxwoods Resort Casino has announced a new chief executive officer. Felix Rappaport joined the casino in...
article Redesigned employee health center opens at Foxwoods
(Connecticut) -- The Mashantucket Pequot Tribe celebrated Tuesday the opening of its newly redesigned employee health center at Foxwoods Resort Casino. Managed by Cerner...
article Police Nab One of Two Suspect in Casino Chip Robbery
(Connecticut) -- Police have arrested one of two men accused of stealing $7,000 in gaming chips from a gambler at Mohegan Sun Casino earlier this month. According to...

11/16/2014

article Foxwoods Reports October Slot Revenue
(Connecticut) -- Foxwoods® Resort Casino today reported slot revenue of $39.7 million for the month of October 2014. This figure is down 5.6 percent compared to $42....

11/15/2014

article Foxwoods’ October slots revenue down; Mohegan Sun’s even
(Connecticut) -- Foxwoods Resort Casino’s slot-machine revenue tumbled again last month, while Mohegan Sun’s kept pace with the same month a year ago.
article Foxwoods Reports October Slot Revenue
(Connecticut) -- Foxwoods® Resort Casino today reported slot revenue of $39.7 million for the month of October 2014. This figure is down 5.6 percent compared to $42....

11/14/2014

article Foxwoods has Friday bankruptcy hearing
(Pennsylvania) -- Lest anyone forget why the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board still has a license to issue for a second Philadelphia casino, a bankruptcy court hearing...

11/11/2014

article Foxwoods to eliminate more than 80 dealer jobs
(Connecticut) -- Officials at Foxwoods Resort Casino have informed the dealer’s union that they will be eliminating more than 80 positions. The Day of New London...
article Criss Angel perfects Harry Houdini escape at Foxwoods
(Connecticut) -- The most important thing to know about superstar magician Criss “MINDFREAK” Angel’s outdoor appearance Tuesday afternoon in front of...
article Criss Angel pulls off daring escape at Foxwoods
(Connecticut) -- All eyes were on celebrity magician and illusionist Criss Angel Tuesday afternoon when he successfully completed the daring Houdini Death Escape at...

11/9/2014

article Carrot Top, Big Papi help Foxwoods Stuff the Bus with toys for needy children
(Connecticut) -- He might have been trying to stay low-key by not speaking, but David Ortiz said volumes with his delivery of several toys Saturday at Foxwoods Resort...
article Criss Angel adds more shows at Foxwoods in Connecticut
(Connecticut) -- If you missed the opportunity to see magician Criss Angel at Foxwoods this upcoming weekend (Angel performs Nov. 14 and Nov. 15 in the Fox Theater),...

11/8/2014

article Foxwoods hopes new mall draws gamblers headed north
(Connecticut) -- Foxwoods Resort Casino says the mall it's building will ratchet up the competition for gamblers and shoppers being lured by Massachusetts.
article Foxwoods Resort Adds $120M Retail Hub
(Connecticut) -- Foxwoods Resort Casino announced today that the Grand Opening of the new Tanger Outlets at Foxwoods will be held on May 21, 2015.
article Milford nixed casino but voters back them elsewhere
(Massachusetts) -- Across the region, voters on Tuesday overwhelmingly shot down ballot Question 3 - the casino repeal referendum - despite community outrage last year...

11/7/2014

article Foxwoods banking on outlet center
(Connecticut) -- In the fight to retain market share against the growing number of casinos in New England and New York, Foxwoods is doubling down on its bet that an...

11/6/2014

article Foxwoods: A modern Pompeii in the making?
(Connecticut) -- Vast is a word that comes close to describing the expanse of the sprawling Foxwoods Resort Casino. But even vast comes up a bit short in describing this...
article First look: Tanger Outlets is heading to the casinos at Foxwoods
(Connecticut) -- A new Tanger Outlets mall at Foxwoods Resort & Casino is finally nearing completion. On Thursday, Fox CT got a look inside the $120 million, 300,000...
article Foxwoods mall construction is on schedule
(Connecticut) -- Anchored by two casino towers, the Tanger Outlets at Foxwoods represent a new twist on the synergy between gaming and shopping. For Foxwoods Resort...
article Foxwoods Outlet Mall Enters Final Phase Of Construction; May Opening Planned
(Connecticut) -- Workers have mostly enclosed the giant steel framework of the Tanger Outlets at Foxwoods as the project reaches its final phase en route to a scheduled...
article Tanger Outlets at Foxwoods will open May 21
(Connecticut) -- It's a shell of concrete floors and steel beams now, but by spring the Tanger Outlets at Foxwoods Resort Casino will be home to 82 upscale retailers...

11/5/2014

article Foxwoods ready to Stuff the Bus once again
(Connecticut) -- The unlikely duo of Boston Red Sox slugger David Ortiz and comedian Carrot Top will help Foxwoods Resort Casino officially launch its second Stuff the...

10/16/2014

article Casinos’ September slots revenues take a hit
(Connecticut) -- Foxwoods Resort Casino’s slot-machine revenue plummeted nearly 20 percent last month, figures reported Wednesday show.

10/15/2014

press release Foxwoods Reports September Slot Revenue
(Connecticut) -- Foxwoods® Resort Casino today reported slot revenue of $36 million for the month of September. This figure is down 19.6 percent compared to $44.8...

10/14/2014

article Foxwoods’ MacAppeal store closing
(Connecticut) -- The Mac Appeal store in The Fox Tower at Foxwoods Resort Casino is closing. The store, an authorized dealer of Apple computer products and services,...

10/4/2014

article Mashantuckets' failure to make payment on debt in August lowers credit rating
(Connecticut) -- Financial pressure on the Mashantucket Pequot Tribe, weighed down by $1.7 billion in debt related to Foxwoods Resort Casino, mounted Friday as Standard...

9/24/2014

article New commissioner sees great growth in Arena Football League
(Arizona) -- Scott Butera is known for his ability to cut debt, to pull casinos out of dire straits, for helping Donald Trump's finances. But can he turn the Arena...
article Man avoids jail in alleged 2012 Foxwoods date rape
(Connecticut) -- A Massachusetts man accused of sexually assaulting his adult female cousin in a Foxwoods hotel room in May 2012 has agreed to a plea deal that lets him...

9/22/2014

article Arena Football League hires Butera as commissioner
(Chicago) -- The Arena Football League has hired entertainment and hospitality executive Scott Butera as its commissioner.

9/19/2014

article Foxwoods Resort Casino CEO Scott Butera to resign in October for non-casino gaming gig
(Connecticut) -- Scott Butera, the CEO of Foxwoods Resort Casino in Connecticut, will step down from his post on Halloween to take on a role outside of casino gaming.

9/18/2014

article Former Foxwoods CEO To Take Over as AFL Commissioner
(Connecticut) -- The Arena Football League is about to have its seventh commissioner. Sources have confirmed to ArenaFan that Scott Butera will be named the next...
article Foxwoods CEO Butera will resign next month
(Connecticut) -- Scott Butera, the Foxwoods Resort Casino executive credited with negotiating the Mashantucket Pequot Tribe’s massive debt-restructuring, will...
article Kostrzewa: Foxwoods CEO resigns amid another debt crisis
(Connecticut) -- Scott Butera, the Foxwoods CEO who helped restructure the casino’s $2 billion debt in 2009, is stepping down in the middle of another financial...

9/17/2014

article Butera stepping down as Foxwoods CEO
(Connecticut) -- Scott Butera, Foxwoods Resort Casino’s president and chief executive officer since December 2010, will be stepping down next month, the...
article Scott Butera resigns as Foxwoods CEO
(Connecticut) -- Scott Butera, the chief executive officer of Foxwoods Resort Casino, will leave the position he has held for almost four years at the end of next month...
article Scott Butera To Resign As Foxwoods CEO
(Connecticut) -- Scott Butera is resigning as CEO of Foxwoods Resort Casino on Oct. 31 to "pursue a rare opportunity outside of the gaming industry," the...

9/15/2014

press release Foxwoods Reports August Slot Revenue
(Connecticut) -- Foxwoods® Resort Casino today reported slot revenue of $46.9 million for the month of August. This figure is down 3.3 percent compared to $48.6...

9/4/2014

article Former CFO, husband to serve time for embezzlement from casino nightclub company
(Connecticut) -- The former controller and chief financial officer of an entertainment group that owns and operates restaurants and nightclubs at Foxwoods Resort Casino...
article Former Woodstock couple sentenced in embezzlement scheme
(Connecticut) -- A former Woodstock woman who embezzled more than $2.5 million from a Boston-based company that operates several local casino businesses was sentenced to...

9/1/2014

article Jeff Beck is masterful in Foxwoods performance
(Connecticut) -- For more than an hour Sunday night, web sites devoted to synonyms — on all the computers in the world — suffered a bizarre glitch. Any...

8/29/2014

article Foxwoods Bets on Retail
(Connecticut) -- Foxwoods unveils its newly revamped retail concourse on Friday, the first of two big retail projects the gaming giant has in progress.
article Foxwoods Casino hopes to expand business by offering new shopping center
(Connecticut) -- Foxwoods Casino is cashing in on some new business. On Friday, the casino opened a brand new set of stores. This at a time when casinos are fighting to...
article Foxwoods Celebrates Renovated Retail Concourse
(Connecticut) -- Foxwoods Resort Casino CEO Scott Butera spoke on stage in front of an archway of balloons, announcing the grand opening of a new retail concourse inside...
article Foxwoods celebrates the reopening of renovated retail area
(Connecticut) -- Visitors to Foxwoods Resort Casino now have new places where they can spend money: nine stores in a renovated retail area. The reopening of the area was...
article Foxwoods opens revamped shopping concourse
(Connecticut) -- A new shopping experience awaits visitors to Foxwoods Resort Casino who linger near the Great Cedar Casino. Gone are the multicolored facades of a...

8/28/2014

article Agency asks for dismissal of Foxwoods Casino lawsuit seeking $50M
(Pennsylvania) -- The Pennsylvania Department of Revenue, represented by attorneys from Ballard Spahr L.P., asked a U.S. Bankruptcy Judge in Philadelphia to dismiss or...
article Kostrzewa: Foxwoods adds retail to ease strain from slots slide
(Connecticut) -- Foxwoods Resort Casino is continuing its expansion as an entertainment center – while diversifying from its gambling roots – with the...

8/25/2014

article Foxwoods opens new retail concourse
(Connecticut) -- Efforts to expand Foxwoods Resort Casino from a gaming and entertainment center into a retail destination take another step forward this week with the...

8/23/2014

article Foxwoods owners straining under heavy debt
(Connecticut) -- The tribe that owns the country’s largest resort casino is showing new signs of strain under the weight of its billion-dollar debt, saying it has...

8/20/2014

article S&P says Foxwoods tribe may have near-term default
(Connecticut) -- The Mashantucket Western Pequot Tribe, the owner of the Foxwoods casino in Connecticut, has an increasing likelihood of a "near-term default,...
article Lawsuit Against Casino Leads to Startling Revelation About Gambling Strategies of High Rollers
(Connecticut) -- Phil Ivey is a very well-known poker player who has won more than $20 million playing online poker games. These days, he normally plays only the high...

8/18/2014

article Breaking Down the Legality of Cheung Yin Sun's Edge-Sorting Lawsuit Against Foxwoods
(Connecticut) -- Cheung Yin Sun, the Nevada-based card maven recently noted for her trips to Atlantic City’s Borgata with Phil Ivey, is once again in the news for...

8/17/2014

article How far the Mashantuckets have fallen
(Connecticut) -- I remember well the day in February 1992 when Foxwoods Resort Casino first opened its doors, planning to close the next morning at 2 a.m.
press release Foxwoods Reports July Slot Revenue
(Connecticut) -- Foxwoods® Resort Casino today reported slot revenue of $44.3 million for the month of July. This figure is down 8.9 percent compared to $48.7...
article Kostrzewa: More financial trouble at Foxwoods
(Rhode Island) -- Foxwoods Resort Casino continues to have financial trouble. The Mashantucket Pequot Tribe restructured Foxwoods debt in 2013 to meet its loan payments...
article Slow recovery, more competition hurting Foxwoods
(Connecticut) -- A sluggish economic recovery and increasing competition in the Northeast has caused financial trouble at Foxwoods Resort Casino, according to a...

8/15/2014

article Losses lead to talks between Foxwoods, lenders
(Connecticut) -- Acknowledging its failure to meet the terms of a loan agreement reached in July 2013, the Mashantucket Pequot Tribe, owner of Foxwoods Resort Casino,...
article Casino Lawsuit Reveals Gambling Strategies of High-Rollers
(Connecticut) -- If you've ever flipped on ESPN and spent a few minutes watching the World Series of Poker, you have probably heard of Phil Ivey.

8/14/2014

article Sun Sues Foxwoods Casino Resort for Millions of Dollars
(Connecticut) -- Cheng Yin Sun, the professional gambler who allegedly helped Phil Ivey, the professional poker player, “edge sort” at the Borgata Casino in...

8/13/2014

article Phil Ivey's Accomplice in Edge Sorting Case Sues Foxwoods
(Connecticut) -- It has been some time since any new developments have emerged in Borgata's lawsuit accusing Phil Ivey of cheating the casino out of nearly $10...

8/12/2014

article Skilled gamblers or cheaters?
(Connecticut) -- The woman who helped Phil Ivey win $12m from Crockfords casino in London and $9.6m from Atlantic City's Borgata has taken another $1.1m from...

8/11/2014

article Las Vegas gambler, 2 others suing Foxwoods casino for $3 million
(Connecticut) -- Three gamblers have filed a lawsuit against Foxwoods Resort Casino alleging the eastern Connecticut casino failed to pay them more than $1.1 million...
article Phil Ivey's Alleged Accomplice In Borgata 'Cheating' Case Also Accused Of 'Edge-Sorting' At Foxwoods
(Connecticut) -- Cheng Yin Sun, who was accused of helping poker pro Phil Ivey “edge-sort” at Atlantic City’s Borgata casino in 2012, is now involved...
article Was Trio Gambling Or Cheating? $1.1M At Stake In Foxwoods Lawsuit
(Connecticut) -- Three gamblers are suing Foxwoods Resort Casino in federal court, claiming the casino owes them more than $1.1 million they won playing mini-baccarat in...
article Foxwoods, making pitch for large demographic that gambles, strikes deal with grandparent group
(Connecticut) -- Foxwoods Resort Casino has announced a marketing partnership with a senior citizens group, making a pitch for a major demographic group that gambles and...
press release Foxwoods Resort Casino Announces Partnership With Grandparents.com
(Connecticut) -- Foxwoods Resort Casino is today announcing its partnership with Grandparents.com (GPCM), the Trusted Resource for Grandparents, and premier online...

8/9/2014

article Mashantuckets selling off land amid declining revenues at Foxwoods
(Connecticut) -- The Mashantucket Pequot Tribe sold off 371 acres of mostly vacant land it owned on either side of Wintechog Hill Road for $1.25 million last month, and...

8/2/2014

article Mashantucket Pequot Tribe finalizes agreement with state to police tribal lands
(Connecticut) -- The state and Mashantucket Pequot Tribe finalized an agreement Friday granting the tribal police department powers that are on par with any municipal...

8/1/2014

article Mashantucket tribal police gain new authority
(Connecticut) -- The police department for the tribe that owns and operates Foxwoods Resort Casino has gained new authority under an agreement signed with the state of...

7/29/2014

article Liquidation plan OK'd for failed Phila. casino project
(Philadelphia) -- A bankruptcy judge in Philadelphia approved the liquidation plan of the partnership behind the failed Foxwoods Casino project in South Philadelphia.

7/28/2014

article Pa. to hire outside lawyer in casino lawsuit
(Pennsylvania) -- Pennsylvania will hire outside counsel to defend a lawsuit by the former Foxwoods Casino partnership seeking the return of the group's $50 million...

7/25/2014

article Foxwoods jackpot leads to arrest of wanted fugitive
(Connecticut) -- Police say a man who scored two jackpots worth a total of $164,000 at Foxwoods Resort Casino on Thursday was wanted by Florida authorities for violating...

7/16/2014

article Woonsocket police investigating accusation that officer bit someone at reality show premier
(Rhode Island) -- A Woonsocket police officer is being accused of biting a man's ear during a premiere party for a reality TV show on which his wife is appearing.

7/15/2014

press release Foxwoods Reports June Slot Revenue
(Connecticut) -- Foxwoods® Resort Casino today reported slot revenue of $37.7 million for the month of June. This figure is down 13.1 percent compared to $43.4...
article 'Game of Crowns' Premiere Party Fight -- Bravo Show Star's Ear-Biting Rampage
(Connecticut) -- Game of Crowns Premiere Party FightA bloody brawl broke out during the premiere party for a show on Bravo that debuts Sunday night ... and during the...
article Game of Crowns' Native Beauty Queen Sparks Ear-Bite Fight at Foxwoods
(Connecticut) -- If you're not up on the latest reality TV offerings from Bravo, you might not have heard of the new show Game of Crowns, which features (among other...
article Man's Ear Bitten in Brawl at 'Game of Crowns' Premiere Party at Foxwoods
(Connecticut) -- A premiere party for a new Bravo show at Foxwoods Resort Casino in Ledyard on Sunday escalated into a brawl between some cast members, according to a...
article ‘Game of Crowns’ spouse from Cranston in alleged altercation with another contestant’s husband
(Connecticut) -- The Connecticut State Police said an argument between the husbands of two of the women who are on the reality show “Game of Crowns” —...

7/14/2014

article Fight erupts at reality TV party at Foxwoods
(Connecticut) -- The husbands of two beauty pageant winners appearing in a “reality” TV show, “Game of Crowns,” allegedly came to blows Sunday...

6/26/2014

article Foxwoods Contracts With New Company To Book Entertainment
(Connecticut) -- Foxwoods Resort Casino announced Thursday that promoters of the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival and concert tours for Bruno Mars, Taylor Swift...

6/17/2014

press release Foxwoods Reports May Slot Revenue
(Connecticut) -- Foxwoods® Resort Casino today reported slot revenue of $43.7 million for the month of May. This figure is down 9.3 percent compared to $48.2 million...
article Foxwoods Reports Slot Revenue Down In May
(Connecticut) -- Foxwoods Resort Casino reported lower slot revenue for the month of May compared with the same month a year earlier as it continues to compete with new...
article Mayor: Fall River courting new casino plan amid concerns over Foxwoods
(Massachusetts) -- Mayor Will Flanagan’s administration is open to new suitors who want to build a resort-style casino after Foxwoods, the Connecticut-based gaming...
article Foxwoods drops proposal for casino at former Grossinger’s hotel in Sullivan County
(New York) -- Foxwoods has withdrawn its proposal to build a casino at the former Grossinger’s hotel in Sullivan County

6/16/2014

article Another development group drops Catskills casino bid citing possible competition close to NYC
(New York) -- A second development group is dropping its proposal to build a casino in the Catskills, citing the possibility of a competing casino closer to New York...
article Foxwoods ends its pursuit of a NY casino license
(New York) -- The partnership of Muss Development and Foxwoods Resort Casino has ended a quest for a casino license for a Sullivan County gambling hall. The team blames...
article Foxwoods pulls out of casino competition
(New York) -- Foxwoods Catskills Resort, which planned to build a casino at the former Grossinger’s hotel in Liberty, has pulled out of the race for a Catskills/...
article Foxwoods Team Declines to Bid for Casino License in Catskills
(New York) -- Foxwoods Resort Casino and Muss Development have dropped plans to bid on a casino license in the Catskills, according to a person familiar with their plan

6/12/2014

article State board may move casino bid deadline again
(Massachusetts) -- Just two months after they extended the deadline for casino applicants in Southeastern Massachusetts, the Massachusetts Gaming Commission is...

6/11/2014

article Golfers cool to idea of developing casino at course
(Massachusetts) -- Members of the Whaling City Golf Course are worried that development of a casino on the site would destroy the course or make it too expensive to play...

6/9/2014

article Mashantuckets, HGTV Interior Designer Volunteer at Free Farm to Food-Truck! Plus 6 Decorating Tips on a Shoestring Budget
(Connecticut) -- The line outside the free food-truck near the Walls Temple A M E Zion Church of New London, Connecticut, numbered more than 100.

6/5/2014

article Foxwoods isn’t sure about its Catskills plans
(New York) -- The Foxwoods Casino team is uncertain about its ability to put forth an application for a casino in Sullivan County, a spokesman said. “The...
article Foxwoods says Fall River has not been deemed unsuitable for new casino
(Massachusetts) -- Connecticut-based casino operator Foxwoods on Thursday dismissed speculation that it has shifted focus from Fall River to New Bedford as the possible...
article Foxwoods says Fall River not deemed 'unsuitable'
(Massachusetts) -- Foxwoods is dismissing speculation that it has shifted focus from Fall River to New Bedford as the possible home for a new, resort-style casino.

6/3/2014

article Former Conn. US Rep. Steele to speak against casino proposal at Liberal Club on Wednesday
(Massachusetts) -- Amid the possibility of a casino coming to Fall River — or New Bedford, depending on who you talk to — a group of Greater Fall River...
article Philly partners with Foxwoods seek to recover licensing fee
(Connecticut) -- The partnership that couldn't hang on to the right to develop Foxwoods Casino Philadelphia wants its $50 million licensing fee back. In a claim...

6/1/2014

article Bob Unger: The virtue of a local casino is ours to determine
(Massachusetts) -- My wife Barbara drives a Toyota Prius with a shade over 275,000 miles on the odometer. We bought it new back in 2005 because it got around 50 miles...
article KG Urban says partnership with Foxwoods possible
(Massachusetts) -- KG Urban Enterprises, which for five years has sought to build a casino on New Bedford's waterfront, could find a willing partner in Foxwoods.

5/31/2014

article Will Foxwoods' Expansion Into Theatrical Entertainments Change Marketplace?
(Connecticut) -- The news that “Menopause the Musical” is returning to Connecticut is not exactly a headline grabber. After all, the show has been...

5/29/2014

article Mayor Flanagan unfazed by competition for Fall River casino
(Massachusetts) -- With New Bedford’s mayor and city council requesting an extension from the Massachusetts Gaming Commission and the Mashpee Wampanoag tribe...
article Partners in Foxwoods casino file complaint over $50 million licensing fee kept by PA.
(Philadelphia) -- Three years after the Foxwoods Casino group lost its license to open a Philadelphia gaming hall, the former partners in the project are trying to...

5/28/2014

article Flanagan: Foxwoods is 'not looking elsewhere' despite reports that company is negotiating with New Bedford
(Massachusetts) -- Reports that Foxwoods Resort Casino has dramatically shifted priority to build a destination resort casino from Fall River to New Bedford are without...
article Foxwoods brings bid for casino to New Bedford
(Massachusetts) -- Foxwoods is in serious negotiations with New Bedford to build one of the state’s three licensed casinos on the site of the Whaling City Golf...

5/25/2014

article The Travelin’ Man returns to Foxwoods-part I
(Connecticut) -- My most recent trip to Las Vegas for Floyd Mayweather-Marcos Maidana was a journey into the unusual: my first mega-fight, punch-counting job for...

5/21/2014

article Foxwoods counting down outlet mall's opening
(Connecticut) -- Foxwoods Resort Casino announced Wednesday that the outlet mall being built between the casino's Grand Pequot and Fox towers will open in exactly a...
article Foxwoods To Slash Hours In Rainmaker Casino Area
(Connecticut) -- Foxwoods is set to make some big changes to one of its gambling areas. According to The Day, Foxwoods will turn off slot machines and shut down some...
article Foxwoods hosting mixed martial art event
(Connecticut) -- Rare is the day (or night) that a form of entertainment makes its East Coast debut. But it's happening Friday at Foxwoods Resort Casino, which will...

5/19/2014

article Foxwoods reports big drop in earnings
(Connecticut) -- Days after announcing the weekday closing of a portion of its gaming floor, a move that will cost 70 dealers' jobs, Foxwoods Resort Casino reported...
article Foxwoods to Shutter Some Pits on Weekdays, Lay Off Employees
(Connecticut) -- Foxwoods Resort Casino has announced plans to close parts of one of its casinos on weekdays, and lay off employees. This is the latest bid to brings...
article Foxwoods, Fall River Seek Much Larger Site For Casino In SE Massachusetts
(Massachusetts) -- Foxwoods and the city of Fall River, Mass., are looking for a larger site to build a resort casino — four times as big as the original 30-acre...

5/18/2014

article Foxwoods seeks waterfront property to expand Fall River casino project
(Massachusetts) -- Foxwoods Casino Resort and the investment group Crossroads Massachusetts LLC are upping the ante and betting on finding 120-acres of waterfront...

5/17/2014

article Foxwoods to cut casino hours, layoffs possible
(Connecticut) -- Foxwoods Resort Casino has announced plans to cut some hours of operation on portion of its gaming floor. A memo to employees obtained by The Day of New...

5/15/2014

article Layoffs likely as Foxwoods cuts hours at Rainmaker casino area
(Connecticut) -- In a move expected to result in layoffs, Foxwoods Resort Casino will curtail weekday hours on a portion of its gaming floor, the casino’s chief...
article The Never-ending Wonder of It All—The Iconic Foxwoods Resort Casino: Past, Present & Future
(Connecticut) -- The Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation’s Foxwoods Resort Casino is iconic in the world of Indian gaming. Beginning as a high-stakes bingo operation...
press release Foxwoods Reports April Slot Revenue
(Connecticut) -- Foxwoods® Resort Casino today reported slot revenue of $39.8 million for the month of April. This figure is down 10.5 percent compared to $44.5...

5/14/2014

article Foxwoods To Close Portions Of Rainmaker Casino During Weekdays
(Connecticut) -- Foxwoods Resort Casino is planning to close table games and some slot machines at its Rainmaker Casino, in addition to adjusting its workforce, amid...

4/28/2014

article Caesars, Foxwoods pursuing upstate N.Y. casinos
(New York) -- Groups hoping to secure the rights to open a casino in upstate New York include hometown business owners as well as gambling giants like Caesars, Genting...
article Foxwoods Catskills Resort Casino Opens Headquarters in Liberty, New York
(New York) -- On April 23, just a few hours after submitting the required copymillion application fee to the New York State Gaming Commission for a destination resort...

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...

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