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UAW wins rights to seek Foxwoods representation

News Brief: The United Auto Workers union beat out the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers and has the exclusive right to seek representation of slot technicians at the Foxwoods Resort for the next two years.

MGM at Foxwoods opens with a flourish

The new $700-million resort and casino drew a heavy dose of celebrities this weekend as the MGM celebrated its arrival in Connecticut by opening the doors to its lavish casino, hotel, restaurants, ballroom and 4,000-seat theater.

Connecticut House drops smoking ban extension

News Brief: The Connecticut House of Representatives will not take up a proposal that could have extended the state smoking ban to the Foxwoods and Mohegan Sun casinos, the chamber's leader said Tuesday.

Foxwoods engineers reject union

News Brief: A huge majority of Foxwoods Resort workers from the engineering department voted against union representation by the International Union of Operating Engineers.

Mashantucket Pequots raise sovereignty issue

News Brief: Attorneys representing the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation once again argued that federal labor laws should not apply to the tribe because of tribal sovereignty.

Connecticut casinos see decline in slots revenue

News Brief: Slot revenues continued to decline at both Connecticut's casinos during the month of March, but while the losses at Foxwoods Resort Casino continued to grow, Mohegan Sun experienced its smallest decline in recent months.

Two unions target Foxwoods technicians

News Brief: The International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers and the UAW have each filed petitions with the labor board seeking to unionize Foxwoods Resort Casino's slot technicians, electronic bench technicians, field service technicians and senior field service technicians.

Connecticut governor begins smoking ban talks

News Brief: Governor M. Jodi Rell has begun preliminary discussions with the owners of the Foxwoods and Mohegan Sun casinos over banning smoking at the casinos.

A brush with greatness at the Foxwoods Poker Classic

Taking on the biggest names in poker goes with the territory when you decide to compete in a World Poker Tour event. Find out how three players dealt with the challenge of being seated at the same table as Full Tilt poker pro Phil Ivey during Day 1 of the Foxwoods Poker Classic last week in Connecticut.

Foxwoods appeals union vote order

News Brief: Attorneys representing Foxwoods Resort Casino have appealed a judge's decision issued earlier this month recommending certification of a vote by dealers in favor of union representation.

The world's Top-10 bingo parlors by seat

B-I-N-G-O! It may be a game that you learned as a kid, but in the industry of land-based gaming bingo spells big business. We dipped into the Casino City data to find out where you can find the biggest bingo parlors in the world and the list begins deep in the woods of Connecticut at Foxwoods Resort Casino.

Connecticut smoking talks nearer

News Brief: Taking the suggestion of the Connecticut attorney general and several leading lawmakers, a legislative committee on Monday supported negotiating a smoking ban at the Foxwoods and Mohegan Sun casinos.

Second union files to represent Foxwoods employees

News Brief: The International Union of Operating Engineers has filed a petition with the National Labor Relations Board stating it has the support of a 'substantial number' of Foxwoods employees who are in favor of union representation.

New Connecticut bill aims to ban smoking in casinos

News Brief: A new state Senate bill aims to ban smoking in Connecticut's casinos by repealing the current liquor permit exemption, which allows smoking to take place at both Mohegan Sun and Foxwoods Resort Casino.

Report: Negative casino impact unfounded

News Brief: Connecticut’s two have not caused the surge in crime and traffic accidents some predicted, new research suggests.

Foxwoods hosts WPT Ladies' Tour

Foxwoods Resort Casino is pleased to announce that on March 29 the WPT Ladies’ Tour will make its inaugural pit stop at Connecticut’s only World Poker Tour Room.

Top-10 casinos by number of employees

Casino de Genting in Malaysia tops our list with 13,000 employees in the fold, but the two Connecticut-based casinos aren't far behind while four Las Vegas properties make the cut.

Foxwoods runs Presidents Day promotion

Foxwoods Resort Casino is giving away $250,000 on February 17 and 18, 2008 as part of its Presidents Day Cash Giveaway.

Foxwoods Resorts Casino president resigns

The Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation reports that John O'Brien, President of Foxwoods Resort Casino, has tendered his resignation, effective January 18, to pursue other interests.

Top-10 casinos by poker tables

Between the WSOP and the famous cash games at the Bellagio, Las Vegas is the center of the poker world for glitz and glamour. But when the poker world is measured by how many tables are in a casino, California is king.

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