• online gambling May 21

    Lawmakers Take First Steps Toward Online Gambling, Sports Betting

    The House took the first steps towards expanding gambling in Connecticut. The bill, which passed 122-21, formalizes the agreement announcement in March between Gov. Ned Lamont, the two federally-recognized tribal nations and the Connecticut Lottery. “They can also do online sports betting in-person on the reservation. They can do fantasy contests,” Rep. Maria Horn said. Horn, who co-chairs the Public…

  • gaming May 20

    Sports Betting Deal Reached With Tribal Nations and Connecticut Lottery

    A deal has been reached to move forward sports betting and online gaming in Connecticut.

  • foxwoods May 6

    Foxwoods to Lift Most COVID-19 Restrictions

    As Connecticut begins to ease its COVID-19 restrictions for businesses this month, Foxwoods Resort Casino has announced it will lift most of its protocols as well. Foxwoods said all slot machines will be on and ready for play. During the pandemic, only certain slot machines were operating to ensure social distancing. The casino said capacity restrictions will slowly be lifted…

  • Covid-19 Vaccine Mar 8

    Mega COVID-19 Vaccination Center Opens at Foxwoods

    Another Connecticut casino is now all-in, in the fight against COVID-19. Foxwoods Resort and Casino and the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation have teamed up with Hartford HealthCare for the creation of a mega vaccination clinic at the casino. It’s a win, win for folks living in the southeastern part of the state looking to get vaccinated. “We want to...

  • Covid-19 Vaccine Mar 8

    Mass COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic to Open at Foxwoods Monday

    A mass COVID-19 vaccination clinic is set to open Monday at Foxwoods Resort Casino. The vaccine clinic is run by Hartford HealthCare and will be available to people with preexisting appointments. The clinic will be open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Monday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday. On Tuesday and Wednesday, the clinic is open from 11:30 a.m. to…

  • mohegan sun Jan 27

    Connecticut Lawmakers Considering Sports Wagering Once Again

    Connecticut lawmakers were urged Tuesday to finally legalize sports betting and internet gambling after years of debate, but it’s clear disagreement still remains as to whether the state’s federally recognized tribes have exclusive rights to that kind of wagering — an issue that has stymied the state’s efforts in the past. “We can’t find anybody else from a legal...

  • Ray Allen Jan 27

    NBA Legend Ray Allen Reflects on the Lessons We Should Take from Kobe Bryant's Life

    Ray Allen reflected on the life and legacy of his one-time NBA rival Kobe Bryant in an interview with LX News. Joined by his wife Shannon and son Walker, Allen said Bryant’s tragic death has reminded him — and should remind everyone — about living in the moment and appreciating what’s important.

  • Covid vaccine Dec 28, 2020

    Foxwoods Starts COVID Vaccine Distribution

    Leaders of the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation announced they began distributing the COVID vaccine on Monday. They say tribe firefighters were the first to receive the Moderna vaccine. The tribal nation said they are focused on vaccinating the entire employee population, beginning with first responders and those who are most at risk. Vaccinations will continue to be distributed with the...

  • foxwoods Oct 27, 2020

    Foxwoods Brings Back Indoor Live Entertainment

    Foxwoods Casino is bringing back indoor live entertainment at the Grand Theater after pausing live shows due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Foxwoods it kicked off a return to live entertainment with comedian Bob Marley on Oct. 16 and 17 and Almost Queen will perform on Nov. 5 and more acts to follow throughout November and December. Tickets bought for Almost…

  • coronavirus in connecticut Aug 28, 2020

    Mixed Results on Connecticut Slot Revenues

    It’s a safe bet to say nearly every sector in the economy has taken a hit from the COVID-19 pandemic, including the gaming industry. We’re getting some insight into how they’ve been doing since reopening in June. The latest figures from the Department of Consumer Protection showed Mohegan Sun took in $47 million in slot revenue in July. That’s a...

  • foxwoods resort casino Jul 29, 2020

    Foxwoods Reports First Case of Coronavirus

    A Foxwoods employee has tested positive for COVID-19 and the casino said this is the first known employee to test positive. People who have been in contact with the employee have been notified and will be tested. Jason Guyot, the senior vice president of resort operations and the interim CEO of Foxwoods, said in a statement that the company learned…

  • foxwoods resort casino Jul 29, 2020

    Foxwoods Employee Test Positive for COVID-19

    A Foxwoods employee has tested positive for COVID-19 and the casino said this is the first known employee to test positive. People who have been in contact with the employee have been notified and will be tested.

  • nurses Jul 29, 2020

    ‘This Disease Doesn't Discriminate': A Nurse's Experience with Coronavirus Patients—and Her Own Battle With Covid-19

    Jordan Kudlak works as a nurse in a Covid-19 unit in South Carolina and has seen firsthand how coronavirus can be serious—or fatal—for both the old and young. And now that she has contracted the virus herself, she has personally experienced how easy the virus is to catch, even if you take every precaution.

  • coronavirus pandemic Jun 14, 2020

    Some Tribes Reopen Their Casinos Despite State Opposition

    Drivers heading down state roads leading to Foxwoods Resort Casino and Mohegan Sun in Connecticut are greeted by flashing warnings: “Avoid Large Crowds” and “Don’t Gamble With COVID.” Despite having authority to shutter thousands of businesses during the coronavirus pandemic, Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont has been constrained when dealing with the sovereign tribal nations that own two of the...

  • Casinos Jun 1, 2020

    CT Tribal Casinos Reopen to Public

    Connecticut’s two tribal casinos are back in play, opening their doors to the public Monday for the first time since mid-March. “Freedom,” said Lisa Relihan, who drove from Litchfield to gamble at Foxwoods Resort Casino Monday. “This is the first time I have been out. I am a cancer survivor so I was absolutely stuck.” People who visit both...

  • Casinos Jun 1, 2020

    Connecticut Casinos Reopen For Business

    Foxwoods and Mohegan Sun opened their doors to the general public for the first time in months on Monday.

  • Casinos May 22, 2020

    Inside Foxwoods Casino Resort Ahead of June 1 Reopening

    The Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation and the Mohegan Tribe announced Wednesday that they will begin reopening portions of their reservations on June 1. Portions of both Foxwoods Resort Casino and Mohegan Sun will reopen on that date with new safety guidelines in place, including the wearing of personal protective equipment and social distancing guidelines. The tribes said they collaborated to create...

  • reopening May 22, 2020

    Foxwoods Casino Resort Shows Off New Safety Measures

    NBC Connecticut got a sneak preview of what Foxwoods Casino Resort will look like when it opens to visitors with a planned reopening of June 1.

  • foxwoods Mar 14, 2020

    Foxwoods Cancels Shows, Closes Bingo Hall and Buffet Amid COVID-19 Concerns

    Foxwoods Resort Casino has canceled or postponed some shows and has closed some parts of the casino amid concerns about coronavirus. Foxwoods said the resort is canceling or postponing all shows that were scheduled through March 23. If you purchased concert tickets through the Foxwoods Box Office, you can call 800-200-2882 to request a refund. If you purchased your concert…

  • Connecticut Jun 28, 2018

    Concerts Coming to Connecticut This Summer

    Check out the list of upcoming concerts coming to Connecticut from March through the summer of 2018.

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