Foxwoods Casino Announces Expansion Plan
Foxwoods Resort Casino on Tuesday announced plans to expand its casino. The property, which recently turned 30, will unveil a new high-stakes bingo hall this spring, a new 75,000 square foot space called the Rainmaker Expo Center, and a renovation of the resort’s main entrance.
“This year marks an incredible milestone for Foxwoods and the Mashantucket Pequot Tribe. Not only is it our 30th anniversary, but it is our most significant year of evolution, innovation, and development for the property to date, and we’re just getting started,” said Jason Guyot, Foxwoods’ President and CEO. “Since opening our doors three decades ago, we have aimed to exceed our guests’ expectations, and the future will see Foxwoods continue to trailblaze the integrated resort casino concept.”
Furthermore, the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation has reached an agreement with Great Wolf Resorts to bring an indoor water park resorts to Mashantucket, CT. The expected opening date for Great Wolf Lodge at Mashantucket is in 2024.
“Foxwoods’ property upgrades and renovations will begin to be unveiled this spring,” the casino said. “Located in what was the Festival Casino space, the new High Stakes Bingo Hall will feature over 30,000 square feet of event space with more than 2,200 seats and offer higher stakes Bingo games and expanded prize pools. The Rainmaker Expo Center transforms the current Bingo Hall into a 75,000 sq. ft. meeting space for events such as trade shows, corporate meetings and functions, and sporting events.”
“As we look ahead to the next chapter of Foxwoods, and as we continue to get better every year, I am proud to celebrate this milestone alongside The Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation, Foxwoods team members, our beloved guests, and the local community,” Guyot continued. “Today marks the beginning of a spectacular yearlong celebration, and we look forward to welcoming guests of all ages to experience the wonder of it all.”
Foxwoods opened on Feb. 15, 1992.
The expansion plans follow a recent opening of a DraftKings sportsbook at the casino. The state in 2021 also authorized online gambling, including both sports wagering and internet casino.