• 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…

  • coronavirus in connecticut Apr 1

    Foxwoods COVID Vaccine Site To Vaccinate 1,000 People A Day Next Week

    Vaccine supply is increasing at Hartford HealthCare’s Foxwoods vaccine site. This week they are vaccinating about 3,500 people. Next week, that number will jump to about 5,500.

  • sports betting Mar 18

    Conn. Reaches Agreement With Tribal Partners on Sports Wagering, Online Betting

    The new deal includes an 18% tax rate on new online gaming for the first five years followed by a 20% tax rate for the next five years, along with a 13.75% tax rate on sports wagering, according to the governor’s office.

  • Covid-19 Vaccine Mar 8

    New Mass Vaccination Clinic Opens at Foxwoods

    A new mass vaccination clinic opened Monday at Foxwoods.

  • 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…

  • foxwoods Dec 8, 2020

    Foxwoods Announces Employee Furloughs

    Foxwoods on Monday announced temporary furloughs to what company officials described as less than 100 employees as the casino continues to weather the pandemic. Jason Guyot, interim CEO and president for Foxwoods Resort Casino, said they are making changes as COVID-19 continues to spread moving into the winter season. Those changes included reduced hotel capacity and reduced gaming options in…

  • Casinos Nov 10, 2020

    Casinos Voluntarily Opt Into Most Phase 2.1 Restrictions

    Foxwoods and Mohegan Sun say they are voluntarily complying with most of the state’s new Phase 2.1 COVID-19 restrictions.

  • 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…

  • foxwoods Aug 26, 2020

    Foxwoods Opening More of Resort Casino

    Foxwoods announced Wednesday it will reopen more of its property to guests. The resort will open the Fox Towner Hotel for reservations from Thursday mornings through Monday afternoons. The Fox Tower casino will open Thursdays at noon and operate 24 hours a day through 2 a.m. on Monday mornings, according to Foxwoods. The Fox Tower Hotel meeting facility is also…

  • foxwoods Jun 30, 2020

    Foxwoods to Host Drive-In Movies This Summer

    We are seeing a resurgence in the popularity of drive-ins amid the COVID-19 pandemic and they are popping up in locations other than traditional drive-ins a well. Foxwoods Resort Casino will have drive-in movies, starting this weekend. There will be one feature film per night, from Thursday through Sunday in July and August, and Friday through Sunday in September and…

  • foxwoods Jun 12, 2020

    Foxwoods Unveils New Coronavirus Safety Measures

    Foxwoods unveiled some of the safety precautions Friday it has put in place to protect customers and employees during the coronavirus pandemic.
  • foxwoods Jun 12, 2020

    Foxwoods Takes Next Steps in Reopening Plan

    Foxwoods announced Friday that it is moving forward with reopening plans, which include opening more activities on the property. The tribe has reopened the Fox Tower Casino, and has announced plans to reopen six restaurants, Monza World-Class Karting, and a new drive-in movie option, as well as expanding hotel capacity. The Fox Tower Casino is now open Friday through Sunday…

  • 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.

  • Casinos May 21, 2020

    Tribes to Begin Reopening Casino Properties on June 1

    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…

  • reopening May 21, 2020

    Casinos to Reopen 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.

  • reopening May 20, 2020

    Governor Responds to Casino Plans to Reopen June 1

    Governor Lamont responded to plans from the casinos to reopen on June 1.

  • foxwoods May 8, 2020

    Foxwoods to Temporarily Layoff Majority of Workforce

    Foxwoods Resort Casino announced Friday that it will temporarily lay off the majority of its workforce without benefits due to the coronavirus crisis. The Mashantucket Pequot and Mohegan Tribal Nations agreed to shut down their casinos in March to help curb the spread of the coronavirus. Foxwoods opened in 1992 and had never closed before the pandemic. In Friday’s announcement,…

  • Casinos Apr 29, 2020

    Mohegan Sun to Remain Closed Through May 12

    Mohegan Sun announced Tuesday that it will remain closed through at least May 12. Casino officials made the announcement in a letter to employees Tuesday. “We miss our Mohegan Sun family and we’re looking forward to returning to work, but as the COVID-19 environment continues to evolve, we need to put the health and safety of our Team Members and…

  • foxwoods Apr 14, 2020

    Foxwoods President and CEO Resigns

    Foxwoods president and CEO John James resigned from this position leading the resort, Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Council announced Tuesday. James’ resignation was effective immediately. James left his position to spend more time with his family, according to a statement from the tribal council. Foxwoods senior vice president of resort operations Jason Guyot will serve as interim CEO while the search…

  • Casinos Apr 14, 2020

    Mohegan Sun to Remain Closed Through April 30

    Mohegan Sun announced Tuesday that it will remain closed through at least April 30. The resort casino tweeted and posted a message on its website about the decision to remain closed for now. “Our team is dedicated to service our guests and we can’t wait until the day we can open our doors wide and welcome you back,” the message…

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