Connecticut is the state that is well-known for its rolling hills, miles and miles of green grass and its sleepy, family communities. You would not think that Connecticut casinos even have a place in this state of 3,405,565 people. The capital, Hartford, is known for its bustling, state government lifestyle. Throughout the state, however, a busy Connecticut casino industry thrives.
Two of the world's largest casinos make their home in Connecticut: Foxwoods and Mohegan Sun. They are the most well known operations with the state of Connecticut and grand-scale facilities that are known worldwide. They are direct competitors of one another and are constantly upgrading to try to outdo each other.
Foxwoods Resort Casino, one of the few Connecticut Casinos, is located in Ledyard. The Mashantucket Pequot tribe runs it and it is one of many Native American owned casinos spread through the country. Foxwoods casino is said to be the largest casino in the world, a fact that draws thousands of visitors, enthusiasts, professionals, and tournament players year-round. This Connecticut casino features more than 7,000 slot machines, horseracing, table games and more. There are also more than three hotels on the premises of Foxwoods Casino. It also houses the infamous Foxwoods Arena, as well as a host of other entertainment options. Foxwoods Resort Casino is one of the top Connecticut casinos that bring in visitors from all over the world to this quiet Connecticut region.
The Mohegan Sun is located in Uncasville. This Connecticut casino competes directly with Foxwoods, about 20 minutes away. The Mohegan Sun used to be a smaller competitor to Foxwoods. However, this Connecticut casino underwent a major renovation about three years ago that bought the square footage of the Mohegan Sun to just under the amount of Foxwoods. The Mohegan Sun casino also added a huge arena, a Planetarium Dome (the largest in the world), a Cabaret and numerous new dining establishments. Needless to say, the Mohegan Sun is now a formidable competitor for any Connecticut casino, particularly Foxwoods.
These two Connecticut casinos are among the largest in the world. They are as well known for their variety in games and competitions as they are for the many extras they offer their customers. There are not a great many Connecticut casinos, however, the few that are located with the state are large-scale operations that are dedicated to serving every minute need of the amateur and professional gambler.