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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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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...
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.

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