Mashantucket, Connecticut - (PRESS RELEASE) -- Already a poker powerhouse, Foxwoods Resort Casino today announced plans to open a newly expanded state-of-the-art poker room in the Spring of 2006. The
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project will boost the number of poker tables at the resort to 114 from its current total of 76. This reflects a 40% increase in the capacity of the existing poker room. The expansion will allow expanded tournament offerings as well as significantly increasing prize pool totals. It also solidifies Foxwoods as the largest and most prestigious casino poker room in the country and the only venue for poker in New England.
The new poker room at Foxwoods will move to a more expansive space located near the current poker area. New poker technology will also add to the player experience, including use of LED table components, automatic card shufflers and a state-of-the-art seating system. The poker room will be smoke-free and will offer a new 100+ seat restaurant, adjacent to the poker area.
“We are continually striving to offer our customers the ultimate poker experience.” says Kathy Raymond, Director of Poker Operations at Foxwoods. “More tables and cutting edge technology will translate into less waiting and more action for our players, as well as giving us an even greater opportunity to host premiere poker events.”
A charter member of the popular World Poker Tour (WPT), Foxwoods hosts the highly-rated series during its World Poker Finals event each November. Through its affiliation with the WPT, Foxwoods is showcased on the Travel Channel and on television in more than 60 countries throughout the world. Foxwoods also hosts the New England Poker Classic each spring, also one of the largest and most well-regarded tournaments nationwide. Kathy Raymond, Director of Poker Operations at Foxwoods, is recognized as one of the most influential figures in the industry.
Foxwoods Resort Casino, owned by the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation, is the world's largest casino resort with nearly 5 million square feet of exhilarating entertainment, gaming, dining, shopping, and resort experiences, all under one roof. Honored with 47 “Best Of” Awards by the readers of Casino Player Magazine as well as AAA 4-Diamond Awards for both its Paragon Restaurant and Grand Pequot Tower Hotel, Foxwoods is recognized as an incomparable entertainment destination.
With more than 50 restaurants, retail shops and nightclubs throughout its airy glass enclosed concourse, every imaginable amenity is available for leisure and business guests. Foxwoods features 1,400 luxury hotel rooms and suites, 55,000 square feet of superior meeting space as well as world class entertainment in its 1,400 seat Fox Theatre. Six distinctive casinos with over 7,400 slot machines, 380 table games, the largest poker room on the East Coast, High Stakes Bingo and the Ultimate Racebook offer visitors the gaming experiences of a lifetime.
Foxwoods is the premier resort destination in the Northeast and recently completed a $300 million expansion adding a visually stunning Hard Rock Cafe, a world-class golf destination, Lake of Isles, featuring two Rees Jones designed courses as well as clubhouse facilities and private villas, and additional gaming, retail, nightlife and dining experiences.
An additional $700 million development project was recently announced that will add a new 825 room hotel tower with an expanded spa, 115,000 square feet of meeting and convention space, more restaurants, nightclubs and retail, as well as a new 4,000 seat Performing Arts Theater. The development project will be completed during the summer of 2008.
Conveniently located only 8 miles from Long Island Sound and Mystic, Connecticut, Foxwoods is easily accessible from Boston, New York, Hartford, Providence and Newport, R.I.
For more information call 1-800-FOXWOODS.