Foxwoods Resort Casino is a hotel and casino complex owned and operated by the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation on their reservation located in Ledyard, Connecticut.
Including six casinos, the resort covers an area of 9,000,000 sq ft (840,000 m There are several restaurants within the casinos, among them a Hard Rock Cafe.
Foxwoods has two hotel towers, with a total of 2,266 hotel rooms; and an arcade for children and teens.
The original tower, the Grand Pequot Tower, opened in 1997, while the second opened in 2008 as the MGM Grand; it was re-branded the Fox Tower in 2013.
The tribe moved forward with development, and Foxwoods was founded in 1986 as a high-stakes bingo hall on their reservation.
The tribe partnered with Lim Goh Tong, a Chinese Malaysian who founded the only legal casino in Malaysia, for financing to expand Foxwoods into a full casino.
In 1992, the tribe added table games, followed by additional slot machines in 1993. Michael Brown became the chairman of the casino in 1993.
In an agreement negotiated with the state of Connecticut, to gain their approval of the casino, the tribe agreed to pay 25 percent of the slot revenue to the state, a sum that amounted to almost $200 million per year as of 2007 A poker room and a high-limit 30-table game area were added in 1995.
Because Foxwoods is located on sovereign Mashantucket Pequot land, it is not required to comply with state laws related to smoking.
Constructed in 1996, the casino is not a smoke-free facility.
Due to complaints in the early 21st century from patrons and employees, it has designated many common areas, such as hallways, walkways, hotel lobbies, retail stores and most restaurants, as non-smoking areas.
In addition, it has designated certain areas for smokers.