Foxwoods Resort & Casino is located in Mashantucket, Connecticut, on the Mashantucket Pequot Indian Reservation. The Foxwoods poker offering is by far the biggest on the East Coast, with more than 100 tables set between a sprawling poker room and separate tournament area. The action is continuous at Foxwoods, with the poker room open 24-7, every day of the year. As would be expected of a large-scale venue, Foxwoods caters to limit and no-limit hold’em players, plus Omaha and stud enthusiasts. If you are just starting out on a bankroll mission or looking for a fun game, you can always find a $1-$2 table. High rollers need not look elsewhere either, as the poker room often answers demand for $100-$200 and $150-$300 no-limit cash games.
Foxwoods is associated with the World Series of Poker, and hosts a WSOP Circuit event. The Foxwoods World Poker Finals maintains the pace of Connecticut’s live event scene, pairing big buy-ins with good structures that have been praised by many visiting pros.
To find the Foxwoods poker room, make your way through to the Rainmaker Casino and walk over to the glowing “Poker” sign. A poker room manager will then assist you in finding a game, getting chips, and being seated. Alternatively, you can use the easy electronic seat-allocation system. Although the main room is free from overly fancy decorations, the eye is immediately drawn to the huge neon blue waves on the ceiling above the busy cash-game tables. The Native American origins of Foxwoods also shine through with traditional designs emblazoned on the room’s supportive pillars and arches.
Visitors to Foxwoods should sign up to its Foxwoods Rewards card comp scheme. At the entry level, players have “Wild Card” status, which grants many unique benefits. Points can be exchanged for discounted gas at the Pequot Outpost or used to gain free stays at the Foxwoods Resort hotels. The longer you play, the more points you gain. Regulars quickly advance to Crown Card, King Card, Ace Card and Royal Card status to enjoy more super privileges.