According to the official press release…
The prestigious award solicits the expertise of industry leaders in tourism and hospitality. After the elected panel of judges has nominated their preferred non-Vegas casinos by way of 10Best.com, a period of open voting ensues where USA Today readers are able to choose their favorite for top-ten positioning.
Property amenities and features:
Owned and operated by the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation, Foxwoods continually works towards its goal of offering something for everyone.
In addition to AAA Four-Diamond hotels (Grand Pequot Tower and Fox Tower), the premier resort destination boasts first-of-its-kind gaming arenas, 150,000 square feet of total meeting space, one of the top golf courses in Connecticut (Lake of Isles), luxury bowling lanes, award-winning restaurants, spas and more. The resort, which covers an area of 9,000,000 square feet includes more than 344,000 square feet of total gaming space featuring 4,800 slot machines, 250 tables with 22 different kinds of table games, a 3,600-seat bingo hall (one of the biggest in the world), the largest poker room on the East Coast and more.
The massive property continues to leverage itself with exciting and unique additions including celebrity eateries like Guy Fieri’s Kitchen + Bar, exhilarating Extreme Adventure rides like Thrill Tower and HighFlyer Zipline, Monza World Class Karting, the longest and fastest indoor karting track and more.
Commenting on earning the highly coveted award, Foxwoods Resort Casino’s Interim Chief Executive Officer for the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation, Rodney Butler said…
“At Foxwoods, we pride ourselves on offering our guests an escape filled with unforgettable experiences.
“It is because of their loyalty and the unparalleled work ethic of our over 6,000 team members that we are able to maintain our reputation among our industry competitors. We could not have won this award without their ongoing dedication!”
Foxwoods Resort Casino is one of two premier gaming resorts in Connecticut, the other being the Mohegan Sun in Uncasville, which is owned and operated by the Mohegan Tribe. The property at 1 Mohegan Sun Boulevard was voted number two Best Casino Outside of Las Vegas by USAToday’s 10Best Readers’ Choice Awards.
Three through ten in descending order include:
- Grand Sierra Resort – Reno
- Pechanga Resort & Casino – Temecula, Calif.
- L’Auberge Casino Resort – Lake Charles, La.
- Harrah’s Resort Southern California – Valley Center, Calif.
- Cactus Petes – Jackpot, Nev.
- Coushatta Casino Resort – Kinder, La.
- Agua Caliente Casino Resort Spa – Rancho Mirage, Calif.
- Peppermill Resort Hotel – Reno
Michael Shackleford, founder of Wizard of Odds, Wizard of Vegas, and Wizard of Macau, which are now owned and operated by Latest Casino Bonuses (LCB), our parent company, was among the panel of experts that were chosen to partner with 10Best editors to pick the initial 20 nominees. Shackleford, who was selected for his wealth of knowledge of the casino industry, has remained on at LCB as a full-time writer and advisor, working closely with the new owners.