The world's largest casino isn't in Vegas, and it's not in Monte Carlo or even Atlantic City or Reno. Foxwoods Resort Casino in Mashantucket, Connecticut is the largest casino in the world, with over 344,000 square feet of space in six casinos and three hotels. Foxwoods is owned and operated by the Mashantucket Pequots, and it's located in a forest in the middle of the country.
39 Norwich Westerly Road
Mashantucket, CT 06338
Foxwoods Resort Casino
Rt. 2, PO Box 377
Mashantucket, CT 06338
Toll free: 1-800-FOXWOODS (1-800-369-9663)
Switchboard: (860) 312-3000
Toll free: 1-800-PLAYBIG
Poker room: (860) 312-3177
Toll free: 1-800-48-POKER
The Foxwoods Resort Casino offers 17 craps tables. The casino offers 3-4-5X odds and has minimum bets of $10, but sometimes lowers the minimum bet to $5 if the action is slow.
Table games at Foxwoods include 15 tables of 3 card poker, 5 baccarat tables, and a whopping 165 blackjack tables. They also offer 24 roulette tables, 17 Caribbean Stud tables, and 80 poker tables, making it one of the biggest and best places to play poker in the USA too. Foxwoods was the home of the World Poker Finals for the World Poker Tour. (The poker room is a completely non-smoking facility.)
The Foxwoods Arena is a major venue for headline entertainment and boxing events. B.B. King appears occasionally at his B.B. King Dance and Nite Club, which also features an open dance floor with DJ's when King isn't playing. The Fox Theatre has hosted acts as diverse as Bill Cosby and the Dixie Chicks.
The Foxwoods Resort boasts 25 restaurants of all kinds, including 5 gourmet restaurants, 7 casual dining restaurants, and 13 express dining restaurants. The hotels have over 1400 guest rooms and suites available.
Foxwoods is also home to the world's largest bingo hall and one of the only high stakes bingo games to be found. They also have a popular racebook on site. Foxwoods also has a two story arcade for people too young too gamble, so it's an appropriate place to take the kids.
25% of all the slot machine revenue from the casino goes straight to the state of Connecticut. It's estimated that this provides the state with an additional $200 million/year in revenue.
The casino began an expansion project in 2005 that is going to be completed in 2008. In 2006 Foxwoods partnered with the MGM brand, making them a partner with the MGM Mirage.