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Foxwoods’ Newest Connecticut Tribal Casino Sets Aug. 29 Opening Date

Written By Nicholaus Garcia on August 18, 2023
Neon Sign Says Coming Soon

The Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation announced the grand opening of its newest Connecticut casino. 

The tribe’s brand-new Pequot Woodlands Casino is set to open to the public on Tuesday, Aug. 29.

The Woodlands Casino is part of a bigger ecosystem of the Foxwoods brand that includes, WONDR Nation, FoxwoodsONLINE, and Foxwoods social casino.

What you will find at the new Pequot Woodlands Casino

The 50,000-square-foot casino includes:

  • Over 430 new slot machines
  • 40-seat slot bar named Truth Searcher
  • 24 table games
  • A new High Limit Slot room with 130 state-of-the-art machines
  • A public bar

According to the press release, the Pequot Woodlands Casino will boast an elevated modern look but with Pequot-inspired designs and symbols.

In a Foxwoods press release, Jason Guyot, President & CEO of Foxwoods Resort Casino, said:

“We are proud to open our Pequot Woodlands Casino, one of the most significant property updates we have made in recent years. This incredible achievement speaks volumes about Foxwoods’ growth and innovation over the past year, as we continue to focus on offering our guests world-class amenities. We are excited for our guests to experience this dynamic new gaming area, right in the heart of the resort.”

The property is the latest in a series of new developments at Foxwoods. Guests will also find Gordon Ramsay HELL’S KITCHEN restaurant inside the Grand Pequot Concourse next to the new tribal casino

Additional amenities include:

  • An expansive new Bingo Hall
  • New Expo Hall
  • All-new Great Wolf Lodge, set to open in 2025
  • Casual fast-food chain Wahlburgers

Union worker’s deal came together for the new Connecticut casino

The opening of the new casino follows the signing of a new union contract for casino members. 

In March, members of Local 2121 of the United Auto Workers voted 420-13 to approve a new union contract. Nearly 800 people who work at Foxwoods near Ledyard, Connecticut, are members of Local 2121.

Part of the new deal will give Local 2121 members access to a union health insurance plan that union members believe is an upgrade from Foxwoods’ coverage. The contract runs through the final months of 2025.

Additionally, upon ratification, its effective date retroactively became Jan. 1, 2020, meaning workers are in line for back pay. 

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Nick Garcia is a senior reporter for PlayUSA. Garcia provides analysis and in-depth coverage of the gambling industry with a key focus on online casinos, sports betting and financial markets. Garcia has been covering the US gambling market since 2017. He attended Texas Tech University as an undergrad and received a Master of Arts in Journalism from Columbia College Chicago.

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