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Mashantucket Tribe close to a new contract with union at casino

The Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation of Connecticut is close to a new contract with a labor union that represents card dealers at the Foxwoods Resort Casino.

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8/16/2015

article Cirque Eloize Visits Yawkey Way During Tour At Foxwoods Casino (Video)
(Connecticut) -- Cirque Eloize is at Foxwoods for the month of August, and some performers stopped by Yawkey Way on Sunday to put on a show ahead of the Boston Red Sox...

8/15/2015

article Foxwoods Reports July 2015 Slot Revenue
(Connecticut) -- Foxwoods® Resort Casino has reported slot revenue of $44.5 million for the month of July 2015. This figure represents a slight annual increase...

7/23/2015

article Developer abandons proposed New Bedford casino Foxwoods would have managed
(Massachusetts) -- The Mashantucket Pequot Tribe’s bid to derive revenue from Massachusetts’ entry into the gaming market appeared to end Wednesday when a...
article Hartford Officer Banned From Foxwoods Over Alleged Racist Rant
(Connecticut) -- A Hartford police officer who has been banned for life from Foxwoods Resort and Casino now faces the prospect of losing his job. It comes in response to...

7/22/2015

article Developer of Foxwoods casino in New Bedford abruptly drops out of license
(Massachusetts) -- KG Urban had proposed a $650 million resort casino, but had asked the commission for an extension of the deadline to fine the final application.
article Developer Of Foxwoods Casino In New Bedford Drops Out
(Massachusetts) -- Developers of a planned Foxwoods casino for the New Bedford waterfront abruptly backed out of the competition for Massachusetts' final resort...
article New Bedford group abandons casino project, leaving Brockton alone in play for southeastern Massachusetts license
(Massachusetts) -- Brockton on Wednesday suddenly became the sole applicant in play for the southeastern Massachusetts commercial resort casino license after a rival...

7/16/2015

article Foxwoods' slot win grew in June
(Connecticut) -- For the first time in years, both Foxwoods and Mohegan Sun each reported a year-over-year uptick in their monthly slot machine win. Following Mohegan...

7/1/2015

article Tribe extends forbearance agreement with lenders
(Connecticut) -- Foxwoods Resort Casino’s owner has extended its forbearance agreement with senior lenders as it deals with $1.7 billion in debt. The agreement, in which...

6/27/2015

article Magician Criss Angel’s Amazing Rescue Caught On Video: Must See! [Watch]
(Connecticut) -- Criss Angel, the master magician who wows audiences worldwide with his amazing tricks, has proved he’s not just fast with his hands, but he’...

6/26/2015

article Criss Angel rescues ‘Supernaturalists’ star in near drowning, postpones opening
(Connecticut) -- Las Vegas headliner magician Criss Angel from Cirque du Soleil’s “Believe” at the Luxor has postponed tonight’s planned opening...
article Foxwoods reschedules 'Supernaturalists' show after accident
(Connecticut) -- Criss Angel's rescue of an escape artist trapped in a glass cage filled with water was no illusion. Angel and Spencer Horsman were rehearsing for...

6/24/2015

article New Bedford to duel Brockton for remaining commercial casino license
(Massachusetts) -- After years of delays, the Gaming Commission will have two commercial casino proposals to weigh in southeastern Massachusetts, following a 73.3 - 26.6...

6/23/2015

article $650M Foxwoods Casino Proposal Before New Bedford, Mass., Voters Tuesday
(Massachusetts) -- New Bedford residents are steadily turning out to vote on a proposed $650 million resort casino for the city's waterfront. Elections officials say...
article New Bedford voters overwhelming support casino plan
(Massachusetts) -- Residents voted 8,355 to 3,040 to approve an agreement with casino developer KG Urban, according to City Council President Brian K. Gomes. In the end...
article New Bedford voters, by 3-1 margin, approve casino proposal
(Massachusetts) -- New Bedford voters supported the city’s casino bid by a nearly 3-1 margin Tuesday, placing their bets firmly on the thousands of jobs and...
article New Bedford votes on casino: Morning turnout 'steady'
(Massachusetts) -- Staff in the city’s Election Office said no unusual problems had been reported Tuesday morning at polling locations across the city, although...
article Voters approve New Bedford casino
(Massachusetts) -- Voters said yes to a $650 million casino development on the city's waterfront, giving the measure a wide margin of victory — 8,355 votes to...
article Voters in New Bedford, Mass., approve $650M casino proposal
(Massachusetts) -- A proposed $650 million Foxwoods-managed resort casino for New Bedford’s waterfront cleared a crucial step Tuesday as residents of the...

6/20/2015

article Criss Angel, the producer, to debut touring show at Foxwoods
(Connecticut) -- Hype and hope: They were on display like the chef’s colorful desserts earlier this month at Foxwoods Resort Casino, where a Paragon restaurant...

6/15/2015

article Johnny Rockets restaurant opens in Foxwoods mall
(Connecticut) -- Johnny Rockets, an international restaurant chain, opened a restaurant in the Tanger Outlets at Foxwoods today, the chain announced.
press release Foxwoods Reports May 2015 Slot Revenue
(Connecticut) -- Foxwoods® Resort Casino has reported slot revenue of $43.2 million for the month of May 2015. This figure is down 1.2 percent compared to $43.7...

6/11/2015

article Absentee voting begins in New Bedford casino referendum
(Massachusetts) -- Voting in New Bedford’s casino referendum began Thursday, as absentee ballots became available for people who are unable to vote June 23, the...

6/10/2015

article KG Urban Enterprises meets deadline set by Massachusetts Gaming Commission
(Massachusetts) -- KG Urban Enterprises has been under fire for some time as the group has continued to ask for extensions in their bid to develop a Foxwoods casino in...

6/9/2015

article Proposed New Bedford Foxwoods casino developer meets gaming deadline
(Massachusetts) -- Developers proposing a Foxwoods casino for the city's waterfront have met a critical deadline set by gambling regulators. The Massachusetts Gaming...
article Tribal court rejects challenge of convict's Foxwoods hiring
(Connecticut) -- The court for the Mashantucket Pequots has rejected a challenge of the hiring of a former tribal councilor with a criminal record for a management job...
article Tribal court rejects challenge of convict’s Foxwoods hiring
(Connecticut) -- A judge has rejected a challenge of the hiring of a former Mashantucket Pequot tribal official with a criminal record for a management job at the tribe...

6/8/2015

article Tanger Outlets spurs Foxwoods hiring
(Connecticut) -- With its top executive attributing a surge in business to last month’s opening of an on-site shopping mall, Foxwoods Resort Casino announced...
article Foxwoods seeks 200 to fill jobs at Tuesday fair
(Connecticut) -- Foxwoods Resort Casino announced Monday that it will hold a job fair to help fill up to 200 hospitality positions at its Mashantucket location. The fair...

6/5/2015

article Tanger Discount Outlets May Shape Tribe’s and State’s Future
(Connecticut) -- After years of diminishing profits and an increasingly saturated gaming market, diversification has become the goal for Connecticut’s casinos.

6/3/2015

article $3 million lawsuit against Foxwoods Resort Casino dismissed
(Connecticut) -- After losing $1.6 million in deposit money as well as $1.1 million winnings, three gamblers of the Foxwoods Casino tried to sue the facility for money...
article Queen of Sorts Sees Lawsuit vs. Foxwoods Dismissed
(Connecticut) -- Edge-sorting expert Cheung Yin Sun, known in casino-security circles as the “Queen of Sorts,” has seen her lawsuit against Connecticut...

6/2/2015

article Judge dismisses gamblers’ $3 million lawsuit against Foxwoods
(Connecticut) -- A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit against Foxwoods Resort Casino by three gamblers who claimed they were denied more than $1.1 million in winnings...

5/23/2015

article More shopping, less gambling at Foxwoods Resort Casino
(Connecticut) -- Foxwoods Resort Casino opened a $129 million retail outlet center Thursday to throw some elbows in a crowded market, draw more visitors, make a play for...

5/22/2015

article 80 feet above the ground, daredevil Nik Wallenda promotes Foxwoods shopping mall opening
(Connecticut) -- Nik Wallenda — a descendant of the famed Flying Wallenda family — has taken many a daring, vertiginous walk in his day. He stepped across a...
article Nik Wallenda succeeds in daring Foxwoods tightrope walk
(Connecticut) -- Could you walk on a tightrope 75 feet off the ground on a windy day, amid fans cheering and fireworks going off, and perform among the riskiest ribbon-...

5/21/2015

article Shops at Foxwoods casino expand options beyond gambling
(Connecticut) -- Foxwoods Resort Casino and a retail outlet opened a $129 million shopping center Thursday to throw some elbows in a crowded market, draw more visitors,...

5/20/2015

article New outlets open at Foxwoods, attractive to more than shoppers
(Connecticut) -- The long-awaited Tanger Outlets at Foxwoods will officially open to the public on Thursday at 10 a.m., but VIPs and the media had a sneak preview on...
article Tanger Outlets Set to Open at Foxwoods Casino
(Connecticut) -- The new Tanger Outlets at Foxwoods Resort and Casino will open to the public Thursday, becoming the first outlet mall ever built inside a casino. "...

5/18/2015

article Tanger Outlets at Foxwoods Offering Entertainment, Discounts Opening Day
(Connecticut) -- Connecticut bargain hunters have a new shopping destination. Tanger Outlets at Foxwoods, a 80-store complex, opens 10 a.m. Thursday, May 21 with a...

5/16/2015

press release Foxwoods Reports April 2015 Slot Revenue
(Connecticut) -- Foxwoods® Resort Casino has reported slot revenue of $38.7 million for the month of April 2015. This figure is down 2.7 percent compared to $39.8...

5/14/2015

article Nik Wallenda to perform high-wire act at Foxwoods
(Connecticut) -- Famed high-wire acrobat Nik Wallenda will walk a tightrope at Foxwoods Resort Casino next week in connection with the grand opening of the Tanger...

5/10/2015

article Used cigarettes given new life
(Connecticut) -- A small mountain of extinguished cigarettes, stuffed in clear sealed plastic bags, piled up Thursday afternoon in the recycling center deep inside...

5/5/2015

article Developers: Financing secured for proposed $650M Foxwoods casino on New Bedford waterfront
(Massachusetts) -- Developers proposing a $650 million Foxwoods resort casino on the New Bedford waterfront said Monday that they've secured financing and brought on...
article Editorial: Lucky number, two?
(Massachusetts) -- Casino developers may see dollar signs when they look at southeastern Massachusetts. But no casino license should be issued in that region unless the...

4/22/2015

article Foxwoods gives glimpse of Tanger Outlets
(Connecticut) -- Just out of view of patrons on the Foxwoods Resort Casino gaming floor, a massive 24-hour operation is under way to convert 320,000 square feet of...
article Foxwoods’ Tanger mall opening drawing near
(Connecticut) -- Foxwoods Resort Casino officials Tuesday joined a hard-hat tour of the Tanger Outlets at Foxwoods construction site, barely containing their enthusiasm...

4/15/2015

press release Foxwoods Reports March 2015 Slot Revenue
(Connecticut) -- Foxwoods® Resort Casino has reported slot revenue of $40.4 million for the month of March 2015. This figure is down 9.3 percent compared to $44.6...

3/20/2015

article Thousands Flock To Job Fair At Foxwoods' New Outlet Mall
(Connecticut) -- Hundreds poured into the Premier Ballroom at Foxwoods Resort Casino Thursday to apply for jobs at one of the 80 stores that will be part of the Tanger...
article Turnout strong at Tanger Outlets job fair at Foxwoods
(Connecticut) -- If business at the Tanger Outlets at Foxwoods matches the traffic at Thursday’s pre-opening job fair, the mall-at-the-casino concept will have...

3/19/2015

article Foxwoods, Butera competing in Massachusetts
(Massachusetts) -- Foxwoods Resort Casino and its former chief executive officer are aligned with separate partnerships seeking to compete for the sole commercial casino...
article State grants extension as New Bedford reaches deal with developer on proposed Foxwoods casino
(Massachusetts) -- Developers vying for Massachusetts' final resort casino license have been granted another reprieve. The state Gaming Commission Thursday gave...
article Developer: Deal reached on Foxwoods casino in New Bedford
(Massachusetts) -- The developers of a proposed casino in southeastern Massachusetts say they've reached a host community agreement with New Bedford. New York-based...
article More than 700 head to Tanger Outlets job fair at Foxwoods
(Connecticut) -- Eric Perez was feeling positive after visiting a half dozen merchants Thursday in Foxwoods Resort Casino at a job fair organized by Tanger Outlets...

3/16/2015

article Casinos report declines in February slots revenue
(Connecticut) -- Foxwoods Resort Casino’s slot-machine revenue for February was down 19.8 percent over the same month last year, while Mohegan Sun reported a more...
press release Foxwoods Reports February 2015 Slot Revenue
(Connecticut) -- Foxwoods® Resort Casino today reported slot revenue of $31.6 million for the month of February 2015. This figure is down 19.8 percent compared to $...
article Weather eats into casino slot revenues for February
(Connecticut) -- Foxwoods Resort Casino’s slot machine revenue declined 19.8 percent in February, as the cold temperatures and weekly snowstorms kept many visitors...
article Wintry February blamed for cut in Connecticut casino revenue
(Connecticut) -- Snowstorms are being blamed for a drop in revenue and slot machine bets at Connecticut's two casinos last month. Foxwoods Resort Casino, owned by...

3/13/2015

article Tanger Outlet to hold job fair Thursday at Foxwoods
(Connecticut) -- Foxwoods Resort Casino will welcome job-seekers Thursday when Tanger Factory Outlet Centers holds a job fair for up to 900 positions it will fill in the...

3/10/2015

article Casino deal, if chips fall in place, could lead to spring campaigns in New Bedford
(Massachusetts) -- City residents could face a spring suddenly filled with casino-related campaigning and public outreach if the developer seeking to build a $500...

3/9/2015

press release Maryland Live! Casino selects GameAccount for Simulated Gaming™ website in the United States
(Maryland) -- GameAccount Network plc (“GameAccount Network” or the “Company”), a leading developer and supplier of enterprise-level B2B gaming...

3/7/2015

article Casino talks balancing on brink as city, developer draw lines
(Massachusetts) -- A day that began with impassioned, clashing statements ended with, maybe, inching steps toward reconciliation Friday, as Mayor Jon Mitchell and...

3/6/2015

article LaRocca joins Foxwoods as VP for brand marketing
(Connecticut) -- Paul LaRocca has joined Foxwoods Resort Casino as vice president, brand marketing. LaRocca brings nearly 30 years of marketing and leadership experience...

3/5/2015

article Casino analyst: Foxwoods revenues, employment plunging
(Connecticut) -- Foxwoods Resort Casino, which recently signed a letter of intent to operate a proposed casino on New Bedford’s waterfront, has seen revenues and...
article Foxwoods agrees to operate casino proposed for New Bedford
(Massachusetts) -- The business group proposing to build a $500 million casino on the New Bedford waterfront has reached an agreement for Foxwoods Resorts to operate the...
article Foxwoods signs letter of intent with New Bedford casino developer
(Massachusetts) -- Foxwoods Resort Casino has signed a "letter of intent" with developer KG Urban Enterprises to operate a casino on New Bedford’s...
article Foxwoods to Play in Southeast Mass. Casino Contest
(Massachusetts) -- Foxwoods is officially making another run at a Massachusetts casino. The Standard Times of New Bedford reports the casino operator has signed a letter...

3/3/2015

article Mass. Casino Bidder Set To Partner With Foxwoods
(Massachusetts) -- Casino developer KG Urban Enterprises LLC plans to partner with Connecticut-based Foxwoods Resort Casino in its bid for a gambling license in...

3/2/2015

article Foxwoods would operate casino proposed for New Bedford
(Massachusetts) -- A New York City-based developer proposing to build a casino in New Bedford, Mass., plans to partner with Foxwoods Resort Casino, which would operate...
article Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation, Foxwoods Resort grants over $134K to charities
(Connecticut) -- The Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation and Foxwoods Resort Casino announced that its 2014 Annual MPTN Giving Campaign generated more than $134,000 for...

2/27/2015

article Casino names VP of gaming
(Connecticut) -- Foxwoods Resort Casino has named Eric Pearson vice president of gaming and revenue enhancement. Pearson has worked at major gaming operations across the...

2/21/2015

article Foxwoods, mall promise 900 new jobs
(Connecticut) -- Hundreds of people are expected to shop for employment next month at a job fair at Foxwoods Resort Casino. Despite the location, none of the openings...

2/20/2015

article Tanger to hire 900+ for Foxwoods outlet stores
(Connecticut) -- Tanger Factory Outlet Centers, which will open its Foxwoods outlets on May 21, wants to hire more than 900 people and is hosting a job fair next month,...

2/18/2015

article Moody’s downgrades Mashantucket debt
(Connecticut) -- A leading credit rating agency has lowered its rating on the Mashantucket Pequot Tribe, whose Foxwoods Resort Casino reported late last week that the...
article Tanger Outlet job fair to be held at Foxwoods
(Connecticut) -- Tanger Factory Outlet will host a job fair on March 19 to hire more than 900 employees for the new Tanger Outlets at Foxwoods Resort Casino, which is...

2/16/2015

article Foxwoods Reports January 2015 Slot Revenue
(Connecticut) -- Foxwoods® Resort Casino today reported slot revenue of $34.1 million for the month of January 2015. This figure is down 8 percent compared to $37.1...

2/7/2015

article Card Player Poker Tour Foxwoods Results: Events 7-9
(Connecticut) -- The first stop of Season III of the Card Player Poker Tour kicked off at Foxwoods Resort Casino in Connecticut Jan. 31 and will host a series of 13...

2/6/2015

article Developer says Foxwoods, 2 others interested in southeast Massachusetts casino license
(Massachusetts) -- Foxwoods gambling company is among those interested in operating a resort casino that developers hope to build on the New Bedford waterfront site of a...

2/5/2015

article KG Urban: Foxwoods in talks to operate New Bedford casino
(Massachusetts) -- Former NBA Commissioner David Stern, speaking on behalf of the New York-based developer headed by his son, told state gaming authorities today that...

1/25/2015

article Police Arrest New York City Fatal Stabbing Suspect At Foxwoods
(Connecticut) -- A man suspected of committing a fatal stabbing in New York City was arrested at the Foxwoods Resort Casino Friday, according to The Day of New London.
article Suspect in Fatal Stabbing Near Times Square Is Arrested in Connecticut
(Connecticut) -- A suspect in the fatal stabbing of a man at a deli near Times Square last week was arrested on Friday at a casino in Connecticut, officials said.
article Times Square murder suspect arrested at Connecticut casino
(Connecticut) -- A fugitive wanted in the deadly stabbing of a man near Times Square was arrested at a Connecticut casino, some 140 miles east of the crime scene, police...

1/24/2015

article Homeless murder suspect from NYC arrested at Foxwoods Resort Casino
(Connecticut) -- A homeless man wanted in connection with the stabbing death of another this week in New York City was apprehended on Friday at the Foxwoods Resort...
article New York City Murder Suspect Arrested at Foxwoods
(Connecticut) -- Mashantucket Pequot tribal police arrested a man at Foxwoods Resort Casino in Ledyard on Friday who is wanted in New York City on murder charges.
article UPDATED: Suspect wanted for murder apprehended in bus lobby at Foxwoods Resort Casino
(Connecticut) -- On Friday, Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Police arrested Arturo Lopez-Valle, a fugitive wanted for murder in New York City, in the bus lobby at Foxwoods...

1/23/2015

article Foxwoods union seeks to include Fox Tower employees
(Connecticut) -- When the United Food and Commercial Workers union sought to represent bartenders and the like at Foxwoods Resort Casino, it made a point of excluding...

1/20/2015

article Man proposes to girlfriend via flash mob at Foxwoods
(Connecticut) -- The proposal of the year took place at Foxwoods Resort Casino earlier this month. Mark Porcaro, a pharmacy supervisor for CVS in Springfield, proposed...

1/19/2015

article Joe Perry Rock and Roll Fantasy Camp at Foxwoods
(Connecticut) -- Rock 'n' Roll Fantasy Camp came to Foxwoods Resort and Casino for a second time Jan. 15-18 after its first success last Octorber. This time the...

1/17/2015

article Experts say Connecticut needs stronger laws against child sex trafficking
(Connecticut) -- A little more than a year ago, a law enforcement task force launched an investigation at Foxwoods Resort Casino into the use of online classified escort...

1/15/2015

press release Foxwoods Reports December Slot Revenue
(Connecticut) -- Foxwoods® Resort Casino today reported slot revenue of $36.2 million for the month of December 2014. This figure is down 3.8 percent compared to $37...

1/5/2015

article Massachusetts Man Pulls Off A Flash Mob Foxwoods Marriage Proposal
(Connecticut) -- Now that's love, 2015 style! When Mark Porcaro and his then girlfriend Sharmin Islam saw a movie that featured a "flash mob" proposal, she...

1/2/2015

article Auditors Give Foxwoods Going Concern Warning
(Connecticut) -- The Foxwoods Resort Casino, which is in default on a $1.7-billion debt package, faces serious financial challenges in 2015 if it is unable to negotiate...
article Foxwoods’ future again clouded by debt
(Connecticut) -- Foxwoods Resort Casino's current financial straits "raise substantial doubt" about its future operations, auditors wrote in the casino...

12/29/2014

article Former employee charged with theft from Foxwood’s Starbucks
(Connecticut) -- Police have arrested a Ledyard man for allegedly stealing an estimated $300 from a Starbucks at Foxwoods Casino. Ezequiel Torres, 22, was allegedly...

12/23/2014

article Foxwoods dealer facing cheating charge
(Connecticut) -- A dealer is accused of cheating to help two Foxwoods Resort Casino patrons win more than $500,000 at mini-baccarat. George Zhu, 42, of Flushing, N.Y.,...

12/18/2014

article Definition of ‘good standing’ at heart of Mashantucket court case
(Connecticut) -- A flawed interpretation of what it means for a Mashantucket Pequot to be in "good standing" with the tribe enabled Foxwoods Resort Casino to...
article Foxwoods hiring of convict challenged in court
(Connecticut) -- The court operated by the tribe that owns the Foxwoods Resort Casino is hearing a challenge over the hiring of a former tribal councilor who had been...
article Tribal court hears challenge over Foxwoods Resort Casino's hiring of ex-convict
(Connecticut) -- The felony conviction of a former Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation official should have kept him from receiving a management job at the tribe's...

12/16/2014

article Foxwoods Resort Casino launches new mobile app
(Connecticut) -- Foxwoods Resort Casino has launched a new mobile app. Available through the iTunes App Store and Google Play, this app will enable guests to make dinner...

12/15/2014

article Foxwoods posts decline in November slot revenue
(Connecticut) -- Foxwoods Resort Casino reported slot machine revenue, or win, of $38.1 million for November, down 13.2 percent compared to $43.9 million in November of...

12/13/2014

article Conn. casinos double down on expanding attractions
(Connecticut) -- The new chief executive at Foxwoods Resorts Casino, Felix Rappaport, likes to joke about how easy his job could have been in the 1990s, when the big...

12/11/2014

article 3-Year-Old Found Crying in Hotel Hallway While Dad Was in Casino Gambling
(Connecticut) -- When taking a gambling vacation, the smartest thing to do is to bring your toddler along, right? I suppose if you're a gambling man -- that is what...

12/10/2014

article Foxwoods CEO Defers To Tribal Council Regarding Last Call For Alcohol
(Connecticut) -- The head of Foxwoods Resort Casino said this week that extending drinking hours at the casinos makes sense given the "24-hour" nature of...
article Boy, 3, left alone while dad goes gambling, police say
(Connecticut) -- A man has been arrested by tribal police at the Foxwoods Resort Casino on charges that he left his 3-year-old son alone for several hours at a hotel.
article Man charged with leaving toddler alone in Foxwoods hotel room
(Connecticut) -- Tribal police have arrested a Windsor Locks man for allegedly leaving his 3-year-old son alone for several hours at the Fox Tower while at Foxwoods...

12/8/2014

article Foxwoods’ hiring of Thomas is challenged in Mashantucket tribal court
(Connecticut) -- When Foxwoods Resort Casino gave Steven Thomas a job in its human resources department last December, the former Mashantucket Pequot treasurer had...
article Mashantucket tribe challenged on hiring of ex-treasurer
(Connecticut) -- The tribe that owns Foxwoods Resort Casino is defending its decision to hire its former treasurer who was awaiting sentencing after he was convicted of...

12/5/2014

article Foxwoods Leader Likes His Chances
(Connecticut) -- Felix Rappaport, the new chief executive of Foxwoods Resort Casino, sat one evening in the cavernous lobby of the Grand Pequot Tower hotel, listing the...

12/4/2014

article The Fate Of Foxwoods
(Massachusetts) -- As Massachusetts prepares to jump into the gambling pool, we were struck by a piece today in the Boston Globe about the slumping fortunes of Foxwoods...

12/3/2014

article OP/ED: Don’t let Foxwoods’ money woes doom unique museum
(Connecticut) -- Flush with casino cash two decades ago, Connecticut’s Mashantucket Pequot tribe made an extravagant decision. On a wooded corner of its...

11/30/2014

article A Connecticut Indian Tribe Faces Its Eroding Fortunes
(Connecticut) -- Encased in glass, the Mashantucket Pequot Museum and Research Center rises, improbably and on a grand scale, from the wooded swamplands of eastern...
article Foxwoods to cut slots, tables; Maryland Live! says it can take Horseshoe Baltimore
(Connecticut) -- The Foxwoods Resorts Casino in Connecticut plans to reduce its gaming options and boost non-gaming amenities in a bid to lure patrons through its doors...

11/29/2014

article Foxwoods opens ice rink Dec. 4
(Connecticut) -- Foxwoods Resort Casino will host the grand opening of the Foxwoods Rink & Winter Patio on Thursday. U.S. champion figure skaters Sasha Cohen and...
article French wines to be showcased at Foxwoods dining event
(Connecticut) -- The Paragon Restaurant at Foxwoods Resort Casino in Mashantucket, Conn. will be offering a dinner experience that showcases some of France's best...

11/28/2014

article Foxwoods seeks law exemption to serve alcohol longer
(Connecticut) -- The CEO of a Connecticut casino says he wants the state to consider changing its liquor laws so patrons can drink and gamble around the clock. Foxwoods...

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...
article Foxwoods Looks to Cut Back on Gambling, Diversify Revenues
(Connecticut) -- New Foxwoods CEO Felix Rappaport says that the casino resort plans to cut back a bit on its gambling focus and diversify its offerings is an attempt to...

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...

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