The slow return to the new normal continues at Foxwoods Resort Casino in Mashantucket, Connecticut. The resort first faced an extended shutdown starting in March of year due to the coronavirus. Upon its reopening, numerous restrictions remained in place due to health and safety protocols. The casino maintained limited capacity while most entertainment ground to a halt. With multiple Covid-19 vaccines on the market, some restrictions are starting to ease.
The Rainmaker Casino will be reopening in March along with the Live@Atrium Bar. Foxwoods will also be reopening its poker room. Non-gamblers can look forward to the reopening of the Topgolf Swing Suite. All of these facilities will have new safety protocols in place.
The planned reopening of the poker room was March 4. It will be open seven days a week from 9 a.m. until 1 a.m. The room will employ social distancing markers. There will be plexiglass barriers between the players and dealer. There will be multiple hand sanitizing stations throughout the room. Face masks are still required for anyone in the room.
Jason Guyot is Foxwoods’ interim CEO and Senior Vice President of Resort Operations. He released the following comments as part of an official company statement:
“The reintroduction of poker has been one of our guests’ top requests since we began our staged reopening. And we are thrilled to once again offer our loyal players the exemplary experience we’ve become known for over the last 29 years.”
He went on to add:
“We are also excited to meet increased guest demand for additional safe gaming and entertainment options with the reintroduction of Rainmaker Casino, Topgolf and Atrium. And we look forward to continuing to expand our resort footprint as we approach the summer season.”
Foxwoods Resort Casino has become known as the largest gaming facility in the world. Recently, it was voted as the No. 1 casino outside of Las Vegas. This was by the USA Today Readers Choice Awards for 2020.
Along with the reopening of the amenities listed above, March features Restaurant Week at Foxwoods. This special promotion will run from March 15 through March 21. There will be numerous dinner menu specials at the fixed price of $20.21.
When March 17 rolls around, a Pot of Gold kiosk game will be worth $15,000. This is just one of the featured attractions for the St. Patrick’s Day celebration.
Every Friday in March will feature the Blackjack Happy Hour with $5 tables. To celebrate the return of poker, there will be special tournaments all month long.
Guests can sign-up for Foxwoods Rewards to earn valuable credit for all casino play. There is also a Foxwoods Online app for mobile gaming.