Foxwoods Resort Casino Celebrates Expansion

19th Aug 2004

Foxwoods Resort Casino
(, the largest casino in the world, is raising
the stakes by celebrating its $300 million expansion today with the
opening of the newly expanded Rainmaker Casino and Hard Rock Cafe,
( one of the world’s most recognizable brands
known for dining, rock music, memorabilia and entertainment.
The new Foxwoods is primed to impress from the moment guests drive into
the resort, entering a brand new seven-story, 2,100 space parking garage
with direct access to the new Rainmaker Casino. Patrons are only minutes
away from 750 new slot machines, bringing the total to over 7,400 slot
machines on property. Patrons will walk by glass enclosed cases of famous
Hard Rock memorabilia lined by stone columns, flanking glass enclosed
concourses, continuing the Foxwoods tradition of bringing the vibrant
outdoors atmosphere inside the facility.

The new Foxwoods expansion also features compelling new food & beverage
and retail options. Visitors to the casino can now indulge in a culinary
slice of the Big Apple at Carnegie Deli and Nathan’s. Add into the mix
stellar new shops with name brand items such as Kenneth Cole, Burberry,
Dior, Gucci, Movado, TAG Heuer, Maxx NY, Reebok and Sony and the
transformation continues to take shape. Another “ace in the hole” for
Foxwoods is the highly-anticipated 36-hole Lake of Isles elite golf course
designed by renowned architect Rees Jones. The breathtaking
50,000-square-foot clubhouse will be completed this September with the
championship-caliber courses ready to tee it up next spring. The
significant investment further solidifies Foxwoods as the preeminent
casino in the Northeast and reinforces Foxwoods’ position as a resort
destination and total experience.

“Foxwoods strives to provide the ultimate gaming, entertainment and
hospitality experience, while always offering something new and
memorable,” said Bill Sherlock, president and CEO of Foxwoods Resort
Casino. “This overall expansion and the addition to our existing operation
of one of the most recognizable brands in the world, Hard Rock Cafe,
provides a perfect complement to the overall guest experience at Foxwoods.
Additionally, the expansion of our Rainmaker Casino and introduction of
vibrant new retail and food & beverage illustrates our commitment to our
guests and lays the groundwork for the future diversification at Foxwoods,
as we continue to evolve and distance ourselves from the competition.”

Specific enhancements at the new Foxwoods will include: * Rainmaker Casino
Expansion—The gaming expansion of the project features 20,000 square
feet of additional space and an additional 750 state-of-the-art slot
machines, with additional table games and an expanded Poker Room. * Hard
Rock Cafe—The first Hard Rock in the state of Connecticut and one of
the most recognizable brands in the world, the Foxwoods Hard Rock features
live music and memorabilia * Lake of Isles (Clubhouse opens September
2004; Course scheduled to open Spring 2005)—A 50,000 square foot
facility serving resort and private courses includes restaurant and
banquet capability for 300+ guests * New 2,100 Space Parking Garage—
Standing seven stories high, the structure will provide easier access to
the resort’s casino and bingo areas * The Tree House Arcade—Encompasses
5,500 square feet on two stories featuring more than 140 games and a
state-of-the-art motion simulator * Several new food & beverage options
including NYC-based stalwarts Carnegie Deli and Nathan’s, Pizzeria Uno and
Subway * New retail outlets, Nike Activa, Scenses, Storytellers and
Satchels feature name brand items such as Tommy Bahama, Dior, Gucci,
Fossil, Movado, TAG Heuer, Puma, Yankee Candle, Dooney & Bourke, Crabtree
& Evelyn, Maxx NY, Godiva, Swarovski and many, many more. * New Wampum
Rewards Mega Store—Opening in October, this 3,700 square foot mega
store becomes the largest retail outlet at Foxwoods and drives the point
redemption program to new levels. It will feature well respected brand
names such as Sony, Panasonic, Whirlpool, Kitchen Aid, Craftsman, John
Deere and more * Multiple new food & beverage outlets to open between
Winter 2004 and Spring 2005.

Foxwoods Resort Casino, owned by the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation, is
the largest resort casino in the world with over 4 million square feet of
exhilarating and award winning entertainment, gaming, dining and shopping
experiences under one roof. Six distinctive casinos with over 7,400 slot
machines, 380 table games, the largest poker room on the East coast, High
Stakes Bingo and the Ultimate Racebook, offer the gaming experience of a
lifetime. More than 50 restaurants, retail shops and nightclubs line the
glass enclosed concourses and 1,400 luxury hotel rooms and suites, 55,000
square feet of superior meeting space and world class entertainment in the
unique and intimate Fox Theater, offer every amenity, to the business and
leisure traveler. Honored with 31 “Best Of ” awards by Casino Player
Magazine, a 5-Star Platinum dining award and AAA 4-Diamonds for hotel
accommodations, Foxwoods has been recognized as an extraordinary
entertainment experience.


As the premier resort casino destination in the Northeast, Foxwoods is
continuing to evolve with a 300 million dollar expansion and renovation
that includes a Hard Rock Cafe, expanded parking facilities, new gaming,
retail and dining experiences, and Lake of Isles, a golf destination
featuring two Rees Jones designed courses, clubhouse facilities and
private villas.

Conveniently located only 8 miles from Long Island Sound and Mystic,
Connecticut, Foxwoods is easily accessible from Boston, New York,
Hartford, Providence and Newport, R.I.



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