Foxwoods to Reduce Hours for Portion of Casino

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    Declines in casino revenue is affecting the state budget.

    Foxwoods Resort Casino will reduce the hours of one of its casino floors.

    The Day reported Wednesday that Foxwoods plans to close its Rainmaker Casino during the week.

    In a statement from Foxwoods, President and CEO Scott Butera did not name the specific casino floor but attributed the decision in reducing hours on a portion of the gaming floor  to improving "operational efficiencies."

    "As the competitive landscape of the gaming industry continues to change, Foxwoods Resort Casino is focused on operational efficiencies at all levels in order to achieve success in today's environment and to sustain that success well into the future," Butera said. "The modification to the hours of operation of a small portion of our gaming floor is a function of our ongoing effort to improve operational efficiency during lower-volume periods."

    The Day also reported that the operating reductions could mean layoffs. Butera did not specify how many employees might be eliminated, but he did say that Foxwoods will adjust its staffing accordingly.

    "It will be necessary to the health of the organization to review and adjust our staffing levels based on a solid strategic plan with a goal of supporting strong employment levels for years to come," Butera said. "We will work our way through these difficult times and come out of it stronger; serving the needs of what remains one of the largest work forces in the state and the region."

    Foxwoods is located in Ledyard.