Foxwoods Resort Casino Announces $85m Renovation Project

  • New gaming space spanning 50,000 square feet will open at Foxwoods next year
  • It will mark the first major gaming expansion at the property since 2008
  • Construction for the renovation work is set to begin in November this year
  • It is the latest in a string of projects at the Mashantucket Pequot Tribe-owned casino
Foxwoods Resort Casino inside
Foxwoods Resort Casino is investing $85m in a new renovation project that will see the addition of 50,000 square feet of gaming space. [Image: Shutterstock.com]

Big plans

Foxwoods Resort Casino in Connecticut is embarking on a new $85m renovation project, marking its first major gaming expansion since 2008.

50,000 square feet worth of new gaming space

The casino announced its plans in a press release on Wednesday. According to the announcement, the multimillion-dollar project will include the addition of 50,000 square feet worth of new gaming space in 2023, as well as a celebrity chef restaurant.

Foxwoods will develop its new gaming space in the Grand Ballroom, which is situated in the Grand Pequot area of the facility. The specific number of table games and slots that will feature in the new space is currently unconfirmed.

Adding to the experience

Foxwoods’ new 13,000-foot restaurant will carry the name of an “iconic celebrity chef.” The casino will reveal the name of the chef later in 2022. It will also include a “luxurious high-limit slot area.” Construction will begin in November, if all goes to plan.

Foxwoods Resort Casino celebrated its 30-year anniversary in February. It was once known as the world’s biggest casino but has since been surpassed by the Venetian Macau.

Commenting on the renovation project, Foxwoods Resort Casino chief executive officer and president Jason Guyot explained that the casino aims to entice guests with the expansion. He added that the Foxwoods team is “continuing to redefine what it means to be a leader in hospitality, gaming, and entertainment, and cannot wait to bring this vision to life.”

New and improved

This is the latest in a string of renovation projects at Foxwoods announced this year.

a $300m indoor water park

In July, the casino opened a new high-stakes bingo hall that cost $7m. It also has plans to construct a $300m indoor water park resort nearby. Some other plans in the works include opening a number of other restaurants, a sports memorabilia store, and a new VIP player’s lounge.

Currently, Foxwoods features about 300,000 square feet of gaming space, containing 250 table games and 3,000 slot machines. The property has also had a DraftKings retail sportsbook in place since November 2021.