Poker Fans Bet on Foxwoods

cardsAbundant Upcoming Poker Tournaments, Including $1 Million Mega Stack Challenge, Make Resort Casino the Go-To Destination for Game’s Aficionados

MASHANTUCKET, Conn. (July 17, 2009) – Foxwoods Resort Casino knows when to hold ’em — poker tournaments, that is. With its bevy of upcoming events, the casino has staked its claim as an unparalleled destination for poker fans.

Foxwoods Resort Casino, a charter member of the World Poker Tour (WPT) and home to New England’s only WPT-branded poker room, celebrated America’s birthday with a bang with a Fourth of July Holiday Tournament. Other holiday events are scheduled for Labor Day on September 7, Columbus Day on October 12, and Black Friday on November 27.

A major event on Foxwoods’ summer poker agenda is the Mega Stack Challenge XIII, scheduled for August 18 through 23. Mega Stack Challenge XIII has a guaranteed prize pool of $1 million. Mega Stack Challenge XIV will be held December 15 through 20.

The premier event of the fall season is the Foxwoods World Poker Finals, running October 19 through November 10. Satellite qualifiers for the $10,000 WPT Championship begin on August 30; seats in the Championship can be won for as little as $65.

For more information, visit www.foxwoods.com/pokerpage.aspx

About Foxwoods and MGM Grand at Foxwoods

North America’s largest casino, Foxwoods Resort Casino® is located in the rolling hills of southeastern Connecticut and is easily accessible from Boston, New York, Hartford, and Providence. Owned by the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation, Foxwoods features six casinos with more than 7,200 slots, 380 table games, the only WPT World Poker Room™ in New England, High Stakes Bingo, and Ultimate Race Book.

There are 1,416 guest rooms and suites in three hotels, more than 30 restaurants, a luxurious spa, more than 50,000 square feet of premium meeting and event space, 24 retail shops, and five entertainment venues, including the 1,400-seat Fox Theatre.

 Conveniently located adjacent to Foxwoods is Lake of Isles™, featuring two 18-hole championship golf courses designed by Rees Jones and a state-of-the-art Golf Academy.

In May 2008, the MGM Grand at Foxwoods® debuted, adding 825 luxurious guest rooms, 115,000 square feet of meeting space, the 4,000-seat MGM Grand Theater, a 21,000-square-foot spa, and more dining, retail, and gaming facilities, bolstering Foxwoods’ preeminence as the East Coast’s ultimate casino resort destination.

Foxwoods supports responsible gaming, and plays a leadership role in the Connecticut Council of Problem Gambling, of which it was a founding entity. For more information, call 1-800-FOXWOODS or visit www.foxwoods.com