Located in Ledyard, Connecticut, Foxwoods Resort Casinos is not actually a single casino, but a resort that comprises seven of them. It is one of the biggest casinos in the world and eclipses all of the casinos in Las Vegas. Foxwoods was founded in 1986, but back then it was just a bingo hall that catered for the neighbouring towns and cities. It grew shortly after that and within the space of a couple of decades it blossomed into the colossal resort that it is today. With five different hotels to choose from, more restaurants than you would find in a mall, and stacks of entertainment facilities, Foxwoods is a holiday destination in itself.
In total there are 7.000 slot machines across the resort, which covers an immense 340.000 square feet. The tables games are a little on the small side, with only 400 of them available, but you can still find a good game of blackjack to while away the hours.
At Foxwoods you will be treated like a ViP regardless of which table you choose to play at and which casino you choose to play in. Despite the differences, the games are the same across the resort. The minimum bet is very small and the maximum doesn’t go too high either, this is a resort for fun and low stakes, not for high rollers and those hoping to break the bank. They allow for splits, double downs and early surrenders and the dealers all hit on soft 17s and stand on hard 17s.
There is also a Super Sevens game, but this is only available on selected tables so make sure you look out for it before you sit down. It only costs an extra dollar to play and is well worth it. The Super Sevens is simple and means that you get paid when you draw a seven. If you get one 7 then you get $3, whereas if you get two in any suit you get $50, and if you get two of the same suit you get $100. If you manage to draw three sevens of the same suit then you will collect a prize of $5.000, which will add to the pot you win (or push) from hitting 21.
Another bonus game, which is also only available on selected tables, is called Match the Dealer. If you play this and your first two cards match those of the dealer’s then you could win an amount relative to your stake. For instance, if one of your cards matches but is unsuited, then you win 4-1, but if both of your cards match and they are suited then you can win 20-1.
These games make the experience more fun for everyone, especially those who are new to the game, and that’s important at the Foxwoods as the players they attract tend to be those looking to let their hair down, as opposed to any hardcore gamblers. If you want something different, there is also a game of Spanish 21. This is very similar to blackjack, except there is more of a payoff potential and more of a slot machine feel. There are also games of poker, pai gow, roulette, craps, baccarat and so much more.