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Foxwoods Celebrates 13th Birthday

15 February 2005

MASHANTUCKET, Connecticut -- As reported by the Norwich Bulletin: "The Foxwoods Resort Casino raffle prize -- a $500 entry into a Texas hold 'em poker competition -- was appropriate for winner Denise Jacques, a Foxwoods regular.

"Jacques redeemed her husband's winning ticket, since he was at a poker table playing a hand during the drawing. The couple drive from Worcester, Mass., to Foxwoods or Atlantic City, N.J., to gamble every week, and have been customers at Foxwoods since it opened in 1992.

"…Jacques was among 300 people holding raffle tickets for a chance to win prizes at Foxwoods' 13-year anniversary celebration Monday at the Garden Food Court.

"The event comes two weeks after company officials announced a $700 million entertainment, hotel, retail and gambling expansion project to be completed in 2008.

"…The tribe started with a bingo hall in 1986 on the reservation. Today, Foxwoods is the world's largest casino, based on square footage. The tourism, gaming and entertainment complex averages 40,000 visitors a day and employs 11,500 people…"

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