Connecticut is the southernmost state in the region of the United States known as New England. Connecticut is also often grouped along with New York and New Jersey as the Tri-State area. It is bordered by Rhode Island to the east, Massachusetts to the north, New York to the west, and Long Island Sound to the south. Its capital city is Hartford, and its most populous city is Bridgeport.
Casino Gaming and Entertainment in Connecticut
The Connecticut casino and entertainment industry plays a key role in the overall tourism market of the state. Interestingly, a report issued by the Connecticut Commission on Culture & Tourism on December 7, 2006, demonstrated that the economic impact of the arts, film, history and tourism generated more than $14 billion in economic activity and 170,000 jobs annually. This provides $9 billion in personal income for Connecticut residents and $1.7 billion in state and local revenue. Two casinos, Foxwoods Resort Casino and Mohegan Sun, number among the state’s largest employers; both are located on Native American reservations in the eastern part of Connecticut.
Gaming in Connecticut: What to Expect
All in all, there are 17 casinos in Connecticut State at present. If gathered altogether, these gaming establishments will put together a total of more than 13,000 slot machines and gaming machines, plus almost 800 table games, together with 140+ active poker tables. To say the least, this is an impressive for a small state such as Connecticut.
There are plenty of gaming centers and casinos in Connecticut, in various sizes, large and small. The largest casino in Connecticut is the famous Foxwoods Resort Casino, which is located at the Mashantucket Pequot Tribe Reserve. It is the first casino in Connecticut and actually the second largest casino in the world at present. Its gaming space alone boasts of a colossal 345,000 square feet. This mammoth gaming floor hosts more than 7,500 gaming machines and slot games, almost 400 table games, and over 100 live poker tables.