Foxwoods Resort Casino is investing $85 million in a new renovation project that will see the addition of 50,000 square feet of gaming space. [Image: Shutterstock.com]
Foxwoods Resort Casino in Connecticut is embarking on a new $85 million renovation project, its first major gaming expansion since 2008.
50,000 square feet of new gaming space
The casino announced its plans in a press release on Wednesday. According to the announcement, the multi-million dollar project will include the addition of 50,000 square feet of new gaming space in 2023, as well as a celebrity chef restaurant.
Foxwoods will develop its new gaming space in the Grand Ballroom, located in the Grand Pequot area of the facility. The exact number of board games and slots that will appear in the new space is currently uncertain.
Add to experience
Foxwoods’ new 13,000-foot restaurant will bear the name ‘Celebrity Chef’. The casino will reveal the chef’s name later in 2022. It will also include a “high-limit deluxe slots area”. Construction will begin in November, if all goes as planned.
Foxwoods Resort Casino celebrated its 30th anniversary in February. It was previously known as the largest casino in the world but has since been overtaken by Venetian Macau.
Commenting on the renovation projectCEO and President Jason Joyot, CEO of Foxwoods Resort Casino, explained that the casino aims to attract guests with expansion. He added that the Foxwoods team “continues to redefine what it means to be a leader in hospitality, gaming and entertainment, and can’t wait to bring that vision to life.”
New and improved
This is the latest in a series of renovation projects at Foxwoods announced this year.
$300 million indoor water park
In July, the casino opened a new high-stakes $7 million bingo hall. It also has plans to build a $300 million indoor water park resort nearby. Other plans in the pipeline include opening a number of other restaurants, a sports memorabilia store and a new VIP lounge.
Currently, Foxwoods features approximately 300,000 square feet of gaming space, containing 250 table games and 3,000 slot machines. The property has also had a retail sportsbook DraftKings since November 2021.