Foxwoods Resort and Casino is owned by the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation. The casino started in 1985 as a high stakes bing parlor. As casino gambling became more popular, the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal nation constucted a casino, and opened their doors in 1992. Upon opening, Foxwoods enjoyed a gambling monopoly. This lasted until the Mohegan Sun opened in 1996.
Foxwoods is one of the largest casino resorts in the United States. Currently there are five hotels: Two Trees Inn, The Great Cedar Hotel, The Grand Pequot Tower, The Fox Tower, and The Villas at Foxwoods. Among the five hotels, there are over 2200 rooms available. Restaurants abound at Foxwoods, catering to all types of diners. They offer upscale dining, quick-serve eats, and everything in-beteen, including the astonishing Festival Buffet.
For their patrons who like to shop, Foxwoods offers Tanger Outlet Stores. Located on-property, you do not even have to leave the premesis to enjoy and an exhilariting shopping experience. Stores include:
For a complete list of stores, please visit the Tanger Outlets at Foxwoods page.
With over 100 tables, Foxwoods operates the largest poker room outside of California. Texas holdem, stud, omaha, mixed games, and hi-lo variations are routinely offered at low, medium, and high limits. Foxwoods hosts daily poker tournaments, and hosts several major poker tournaments each year. Check out the Foxwwoods poker page for more details.
If the gaming is not enough, Foxwoods has a large museum dedicated to the Tribal nation. Information can be found at the Pequot Museum website.