Foxwoods & The Mohegan Sun Casino Here In Connecticut

BingoT

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Anyone going tonight?
To bad the England Patriots lost.
But I think it's going to be a cool night.
The Team will be at Foxwoods tonight.
Event Details:
POST-SEASON PARTY
8pm Grand Ballroom - Post Season Celebration
Date: Fri, Feb 8, 2008
Time: 07:00 PM
Guests: 4
And I had to take the night off for this I hope it's worth it lol
 

Richtree7

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No I'm not a Jesse James relative but..

just wondering, as many times as I have been to both Foxwoods and the Mohegan, I have never seen a Brinks truck, or even anything resembling an armored car anywhere on the property. Must be very hush hush method of removing the enormous amounts of cash from the casinos to the bank.
Just something I think about now and then (lol).
 

BingoT

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lol I heard a rumor once that Foxwoods does not have armer trucks.
They have a type of vehicle that they own that does the job.
It it don't look like any type of truck.
The loading area is in some part of the garage to get to that area.
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The first concert in the MGM Grand will be on May 23,24,25
Gloria Estefan
In the MGM Theater
 

Richtree7

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Looks very classy to me..

Sorry PingPong, not answering for Bingo T/Tom...just adding my 2 cents worth to the topic.
I haven't been to Foxwoods very often since the Mohegan opened. The Mohegan is about 15 mins closer for me and I seem to lose less often at the Mohegan. And the Mohegan has a gas station where I can fuel up using my comp points...even if it is nearly $4.00 a gal. there. Though I should point out Foxwoods does sell gasoline cards you can purchase with comp points and use at Exxon/Mobil or Citgo? stations anywhere.

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pingpong

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Thanks for the input, Richtree. MGM Grands webrate is 590 dollars for a two nights stay in August - thats just too expensive. BingoT has promised to try to help me with a discount at Mohegan, for now I ll stick to that plan.:)
 

BingoT

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BingoT, how do you think the new MGM Grand will be?
Well I like to give you an update on the MGM Grand At Foxwoods.
The Grand Opening is on May 17th for some special people.(Me) lol
invitation only And I was asked.and two guest to attend.
They really want the MGM to focus on the young 21 to 50 crowd.This is what I heard.

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Richtree7

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Hi Tom

I visited Foxwoods on Tuesday, for the first time since last summer. The area keeps changing so fast...couldn't believe the huge changes on Rt. 2 itself. What a monstrous project. Looks like they are getting ready for an even larger influx of traffic. I was only in the casino for about an hour then went over (home?) to Mohegan. Anyway I left there with a nice feeling...knowing that I had helped them buy maybe 1 small door or window for the new expansion.:rolleyes:
 

BingoT

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lol Richtree7 Better Luck next time my friend.
For all the bus trips I have done for them in the past 19 years I think I own at least the parking lot near the two trees lol Lighting and all.
Oh yes rt2 on the side of the golf course.
It's going to be an express way after it's all done.
And I heard this new express way is going to be for buses to get in and out of Foxwoods.
I will be going soon again to pick up my free gas card and my free week stay
 

pingpong

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Well I like to give you an update on the MGM Grand At Foxwoods.
The Grand Opening is on May 17th for some special people.(Me) lol
invitation only And I was asked.and two guest to attend.
They really want the MGM to focus on the young 21 to 50 crowd.This is what I heard.

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Wow, looks amazing. Bet you will have a great time!
 

BingoT

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I hope so lol
I know it's going to be a privilege for me to be part of this grand opening that's for sure.I know the rooms for the MGM are at like $200 + a night.I can't wait for this Red Carpet event.
Thank God i'm only 55 mins away
I'm off tonight and going down for alittle action.
 

BingoT

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I went to Foxwoods last night and I heard a good one lol and that Foxwoods will turn into a Shopping Mall lol in two years.
Foxwoods is In The Red
They gave out well over 40 Mil in Dec.
I will look into it more.
This past Dec they gave out more comps than expected to all the players and me and the wife got ours over $1000.00.
And they got rid of all the high people that were on the board.
I will have to talk to my High People that I know that's for sure to get to the bottom of this one.:lolup:
 

Richtree7

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Tom....

That sounds like a late April Fools joke. I doubt very much they are running low on cash. If Massachusetts ever accepts casino gambling they will have some competition to be concerned with...but I guess that isn't going to happen for some time now.
 

Jasminebed

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under 50 is still young! Yipee, I can't get senior discounts yet

The thanks are for including us under 50's as younger. Have a little over a year to go.

April is the new March
 

BingoT

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Here is something that was in The Hartford Courant today.


Foxwoods Dropping Wampum Card For Dream Card

Foxwoods Dream Card (Handout / April 15, 2008)



By MARK PETERS | Courant Staff Writer
April 16, 2008
Foxwoods is dropping its Wampum Card loyalty program after more than 15 years, and in its place will launch a new card next month designed to associate the casino more closely with MGM Mirage, its Las Vegas-based partner.
The new Dream Card, like its predecessor, can be used for complementary meals, hotel rooms and merchandise based on the amount a cardholder gambles. Credits on the new card, however, also may be redeemed for gift cards that can be used at MGM Mirage casinos in Las Vegas, including the Bellagio and Mandalay Bay.
The change comes a month before Foxwoods is scheduled to open the new MGM Grand at Foxwoods, its first project in partnership with MGM Mirage. Although the Wampum Card is well-known among Foxwoods gamblers, the Dream Card is part of the new "Vegas-style" image Foxwoods is cultivating.
"A lot of deliberation" went into the change in card name, said Joseph Jimenez, senior vice president of casino marketing at Foxwoods. "It is a new era for Foxwoods. We need a brand that would reflect perfectly where we are headed."
The upscale MGM Grand at Foxwoods, next door to the existing Foxwoods casino, includes a new hotel tower, casino, entertainment and convention space, restaurants and shopping.
Foxwoods will launch the new card May 1 and send 320,000 of them to current customers in coming weeks. Wampum Card holders can continue to use their cards, and all current points will be transferred to the new program, Jimenez said.
The Dream Card doesn't allow customers at MGM casinos in Las Vegas to earn points to use at Foxwoods.
Despite the new name and new benefits, the Dream Card, like other customer loyalty programs, has a single purpose: Get people to come to the casinos more often, said Robert Shook, author of "Jackpot! Harrah's Winning Secrets for Customer Loyalty."
"The whole thing is to get more traffic into the casino," he said.
There are a few ways the cards help to do that. They provide an incentive for people to gamble more, they cross-promote casinos in different markets and they allow companies to track customer preferences, Shook said.
 

RobWin

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I wish MGM ran it.But they backed out of the deal so Foxwoods has full ownership of that place.

So is this still the case that "MGM backed out of the deal so Foxwoods has full ownership"....or is MGM really it's partner like stated in the article ???

Hell, I can get free stuff if they really do switch loyalty cards and MGM is running the place...:D
 

BingoT

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MGM backed out last year.
But I think under the covers they have something to do with this that's for sure. I think higher ups have the hand out or something on this one.
The new MGM is going to be run by Foxwoods employees.
 

winbig

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MGM backed out last year.
But I think under the covers they have something to do with this that's for sure. I think higher ups have the hand out or something on this one.
The new MGM is going to be run by Foxwoods employees.

More than likely it's just a matter of Foxwoods paying MGM to use their name.
 

BingoT

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Foxwoods lays off

Foxwoods lays off nearly 200

Foxwoods Resort Casino on Thursday issued layoff notices to slightly fewer than 200 employees, effective immediately. The cuts comprise less than 2 percent of the casino's 10,000-member work force.

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By Kira Goldenberg Published on 6/27/2008
 

BingoT

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Today is a Big Day at Mohegan Sun Casino.
Mohegan Sun Casino will open the Casino of the Wind today.
It will be a Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville, twenty eight tables games, 650 slot machines, and a forty two table poker room.

Today is going to be Hot with this opening and with a great concert tonight the Beach Boys & I have sand floor tickets.
 
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