The Cruising Casinos are doing very well
A casino brawl involving a crowd of nearly 100 folks led to the arrests of two men at the MGM Grand at Foxwoods on Sunday. According to police reports, the fight erupted nearly after 2:30 am Sunday, inside that Shine nightclub at the MGM Grand and spilled out into the lobby of that casino. Due to the size of the fight — the Norwich Bulletin notes that 80 to 100 people were involved — early responders were forced to call for reinforcements from state police. From local news reports authorities arrived at the scene of the brawl and arrested Wakyne A. Sebastian of the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Reservation, and Macharia Johnson of Everett, Massachusetts.
Both men were charged with breach of peace and interfering with police in link with the Sunday morning melee. After the fighting was contained, police say that 38-year-old Johnson was involved in a another incident inside Foxwoods Resort Casino involving a knife being wielded. Police say that knife incident included some of the same individuals from that brawl and that other arrests are expected. There are no details on what might have started the fight. Both Sebastian and Johnson are due in court in December.
Foxwoods Resort Casino is a hotel-casino in Ledyard, Connecticut on that Mashantucket Pequot Indian Reservation. Together with the MGM Grand at Foxwoods, it is one of that largest casino complexes in that world, boasting 4,700,00 sq feet of gaming space, 6,300 slot machines and additional than 380 gaming tables.
Foxwoods Resort Casino and the rival Mohegan Sun are of course 2 of the biggest casinos anywhere. Bringing visitors from all over they are massive revenue generators for the State of Connecticut as well as for their owners. But despite this both Foxwoods and Mohegan Sun are reporting declines in turnover and revenue. The 13% drop for Foxwoods and 8.5% drop in the Mohegan Sun’s revenue is a concern for their operators.
This of course will be compounded by the closure of the Casinos while Hurricane Sandy raged along the Eastern Seaboard.
The Atrium at Foxwoods has now set up the holiday and Christmas decorations as may be expected from all casinos.
Meanwhile Bally Technologies Inc has signed an agreement of offer casino table ontent to SHFL Entertainment. Bally integrates its cross-platform business-to-business iGaming solution with core casino patron, slot-management and business-intelligence systems. This “single view of the player” provides operators with enterprise-wide analytics and the ability to conduct multi-channel promotions and bonusing to patrons on the casino floor, at home or on the move.
“This agreement with Bally and their B2B focus in the online interactive market fully aligns with our strategy to leverage our renowned proprietary table games brands online,” said Louis Castle, SHFL entertainment’s Chief Strategy Officer. “Our online content is comprised of the same offerings that have proven to be so successful in land-based casinos, including Three Card Poker, Casino War, Let It Ride, Ultimate Texas Hold’em, our popular side bets and our progressives, to name a few.