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Foxwoods Resort Casino Set to Commemorate Its 24th Karat Gold Anniversary
01.26.2016

 MASHANTUCKET, CT (January 26, 2016) – Foxwoods® Resort Casino, the largest resort casino in North America, will mark its “24-Karat Gold Anniversary” in February with pure excitement and winning all month long highlighted by a ceremonial cake-cutting event, $240,000 in instant cash prizes, $30,000 daily slot and blackjack tournaments, special $24 menus, gold-themed drinks at select restaurants and lounges and much more!

“It’s always a special time of year when we celebrate our anniversary,” stated Felix Rappaport, President and CEO.  “We have enjoyed many successes in our 24 years, and we look forward to continue offering our guests unforgettable experiences for many years to come,” he added.

 

Owned and operated by the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation, Foxwoods Resort Casino was the first of its kind ever built on an Indian reservation, beginning what is now a $28.5 billion dollar Indian Gaming industry among 486 federally recognized tribes.

 

“Just prior to Foxwoods opening in 1992, no one could have predicted it would be such an overwhelming, overnight success,” says Rodney Butler, Chairman of the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation.  “We are humbled as we reflect on the past 24 years, because not only have we contributed billions of dollars to Connecticut in gaming revenue and charitable outreach, we’ve grown stronger and wiser from many unique, once-in-a-lifetime experiences. The Mashantucket Pequots truly are The Wonder Of It All.” 

 

24th Anniversary Gala

On Saturday, February 27, the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Council will sponsor an anniversary gala with local officials and dignitaries in attendance.

   

Anniversary Cake-Cutting Ceremony

The official cake-cutting ceremony will take place on Monday, February 15 at 2:00 p.m. on the Retail Concourse across from Activa.  All Foxwoods guests are invited to join Chairman Butler, Tribal Council and Tribal Elders Council in celebration and to enjoy a magnificent cake designed by Executive Pastry Chef Franck Iglesias, who is scheduled to open his custom bake shop, Cake by Franck, during the month.  The proceedings will begin with a Tribal blessing and dance.

 

Gaming

Throughout the entire month, Foxwoods will host daily slot and blackjack tournaments.  All Foxwoods guests 21+ may qualify to play once each day to win a share of the more than $60,000 in cash and prizes.  Guests will obtain complimentary tournament entries with overnight stays, retail and restaurant purchases, show tickets purchased at on-site Box Offices and more.  Now there is a new way to win at Foxwoods.  Play your favorite slot machine anytime in February for your chance to win up to $240,000 in our 24-Karat Gold Cash Bonusing Giveaway.

 

Hotel Packages

Foxwoods Fabulous February Packages - Starting at $479, each hotel package includes deluxe accommodations at the Fox Tower or Grand Pequot Tower, a $50 dinner voucher per person and a $100 voucher redeemable at one of Foxwoods luxurious spas.  Foxwoods Fabulous February Hotel Packages will be available Monday-Thursday, February 8-March 3.

 

Dining

Foxwoods guests can celebrate all month long with tantalizing, specially-priced $24 menus including a    1 ½ pound lobster dinner at Cedars Restaurant Bar & Lounge, authentic Chicken Sarsala at Al Dente, or Beef Bourguignon at VUE 24, Foxwoods newest Wonder Of It All located on the 24th floor of the Grand Pequot Tower.  For those with a larger appetite, Festival Buffet will serve a cooked-to-order steak with full lunch buffet

 

The Norwich Spa at Foxwoods

The Norwich Spa at Foxwoods will offer guests the opportunity to enjoy the fantastic Jane Iredale Mineral Skincare Makeup Line which will add “golden”touch colors to make up.  Guests may choose from golden foundation; golden blush or golden touch to their eye makeup, and can enjoy a 24%discount off of Jane Iredale Skincare Makeup line, with the purchase of $50 or more from that line.

 

King Ink

World-renowned tattoo artist Mario Barth will offer 24% off matching tattoos at his King Ink Studio located in the Fox Tower Casino throughout the month.

 

For a complete list of Foxwoods’ 24-Katat Anniversary events and promotions, log onto http://www.foxwoods.com/anniversary/

 

About the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation

The Mashantucket Pequots are a native Algonquin people, located in southeastern Connecticut, who endured centuries of conflict, survival, and continuity on and around one of North America’s oldest Indian reservations (Est. 1666).  In 1637, the Pequots became the first native people to survive a genocidal massacre at the hands of European colonists, in what would become the continental United States.  Pequot history is an unprecedented story of redemption and restoration, which today, is showcased at the Tribe’s world-class Mashantucket Pequot Museum & Research Center (www.pequotmuseum.org). Today, the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation owns and operates one of the largest and most successful resort casinos in North America—Foxwoods Resort Casino (www.foxwoods.com)—along with a variety of other enterprises, including the Lake of Isles Golf Course (www.lakeofisles.com); Pequot Pharmaceutical Network (www.prxn.com), and the Spa at Norwich Inn (www.thespaatnorwichinn.com). All together, the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation remains one of the State of Connecticut’s highest tax payers and largest employers, and has contributed more than $3 billion to Connecticut through a first-of-its-kind, tribal gaming revenue-sharing agreement, enacted in 1993. Likewise, the Tribe provides generous support to organizations that support its neighboring communities.  For more information, visit www.mashantucket.com.

 

About Foxwoods® Resort Casino

Foxwoods Resort Casino is the premier resort destination in the Northeast.  As the largest resort casino in North America, Foxwoods offers a vast array of gaming in six casinos; AAA Four-Diamond hotels, restaurants from gourmet to quick service, world-renowned spas, award-winning golf, state-of-the-art theaters, and exclusive retailers. Perfect for both recreation and business, Foxwoods provides modern and versatile convention and meeting space to infuse new life into any meeting or event.  Foxwoods Resort Casino is owned and operated by the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation. For a comprehensive look at Foxwoods Resort Casino and Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation visit Foxwoods.com.

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