The Connecticut Casinos Make the Ideal Vacation Destination

Flag of Connecticut on Left With Casino Floor at Mohegan Sun

We have a unique situation with Connecticut casinos. They are among the largest casinos in North America, with Foxwoods Resort Casino boasting four casino major outlets within it, and Mohegan Sun Casino boasting two within its premises.

For purposes of today’s post, we will break the Connecticut Casinos into six casino venues, since there is so much to cover if we were to describe them as two separate casino resorts.

Therefore, we will talk about Fox Tower Casino, Grand Pequot Casino, Great Cedar Casino, Rainmaker Casino, Casino of the Earth, and Casino of the Sky, and what makes them ideal vacation destinations.

Each of the aforementioned casinos boasts its unique themes, gaming, dining, and even entertainment options.

Are you ready to check out each of the Connecticut Casinos and discover why they’re such hot spots? Keep reading for more.

Fox Tower Casino – Foxwoods

You will find Fox Tower Casino and all the casinos at Foxwoods Resort at 350 Trolley Line Road in Mashantucket, Connecticut.

Casino Floor at Fox Tower Casino

Gaming-wise, Fox Tower offers slot machines featuring multiple themes and denominations. Whether you’re into classic reels or if you prefer state-of-the-art videos or something unique, Fox Tower’s casino floor has what you’re looking for.

Per their website, they also feature table games from 6 pm until 3 am on Friday, and from 10 am until 2 am on Saturday and Sunday.

They also feature several convenient dining options like Red Lantern and Junior’s. Plus, you will stumble upon lounges and entertainment outlets like Shrine and Centrale Fox Tower.

Fox Tower Casino is also near resort amenities that include Tanger Outlets, Highflyer Zipline, Monza Karting, G Spa, Grand Theater, and TopGolf Swing Suite.

As with Grand Pequot Casino, Great Cedar Casino, and Rainmaker Casino, they also offer a plethora of promotions that include ticket giveaways for New England Patriots home games, first responder discounts, shopping vouchers, and more.

Foxwoods Rewards is the best way to maximize all the above promotions at Fox Tower Casino. They are also a loyalty program that will reward you with tier points every time you play your favorite slot machine and table games.

And when you need a place to unwind, head over to Fox Tower. This contemporary retreat features your choice of deluxe rooms or if you’re looking to go long, the suite life. Each comes with amenities like LCD televisions, spacious restrooms, walk-in showers, and the suites may even include separate rooms.

But Foxwoods Tower Casino is just one of four casinos within Foxwoods and one of six major Connecticut Casinos. Keep reading for a word on Grand Pequot Casino.

Grand Pequot Casino – Foxwoods

Grand Pequot Casino features progressive jackpots featuring old-school reels and innovative video slots, including video poker. Besides their action-packed tables, they also offer traditional poker games in their Newport and Hampton Clubs.

Casino Floor at Grand Pequot Casino

But if you’re looking for Foxwoods Resort’s top dining options, Grand Pequot Casino is for you. Guy Fieri’s Foxwoods Kitchen + Bar features perhaps the finest casual dining experience at the venue. You’re getting classic American fare, unique beverages, and even entertainment at this celebrity restauranteur’s outlet.

If you’re looking for fine dining, Vue 24 is where it’s at. Catch a spectacular bird’s-eye view of the resort from the 24th floor. Or you can enjoy dining outlets in places like David Burke Prime, Caputo Trattoria, or High Rollers Luxury Lanes and Sports Lounge.

Check out the centrally-located Spin Bar if you need something just steps away from the gaming floor, but close enough to the action to where you can still enjoy the casino show. As with Fox Tower, you’re also near Tanger Outlets, so keep them in mind if you’re looking to spend some potential winnings.

And when it’s time to unwind, Grand Pequot Tower has what you’re in demand for. You can go short for one of their 669 hotel rooms, or long in one of their 86 suites.

Are you looking to go deep? Check out one of their 23 villas and set up your home away from home.

Whatever you choose, know that you’re getting a luxurious stay filled with cutting-edge amenities and top-of-the-line service. Given its Four Diamond Reward for 14 years running, the venue has also stood the test of time.

Great Cedar Casino – Foxwoods

Moving on to Great Cedar Casino, where you will find the slot machines open 24/7, plus table gaming Friday through Sunday from 12 pm until 2 am. As with the other casinos on today’s list, you’re getting both the latest and greatest slot machines, progressives, and video poker themes.

Great Cedar Casino at Foxwoods Resort Casino

They also have a smoke-friendly section in this casino in PLAY Arena at Foxwoods.

Cedars Steaks and Oysters is a high-end venue courtesy of Executive Chef Edward Allen while California Pizza Kitchen features hand-tossed crust with seasonal ingredients, plus regional cocktails. Stony Creek Brewery and Scorpion Bar are other hot food and drink options at this venue.

Oh, and if you’re looking for dessert, check out the Sugar Factory for some of the richest couture pops, candy bins, cocktails, and more.

TreeHouse Arcade and Play Arena are great places for the kids in your travel group when you’re spending extended time on the casino floor. XD Dark Ride and Hologate Virtual Reality are other sensational attractions filled with fun for all ages and interest levels.

You can also unwind at the Great Cedar Hotel, which allows your choice of rooms or suites. Regardless if you’re looking for a more economical or luxurious route, the Great Cedar Hotel guarantees modern amenities to ensure a comforting stay.

Rainmaker Casino – Foxwoods

Rainmaker Casino is the most unique of the major casinos at Foxwoods Resort. It features smoke-free gaming throughout the slot machine area, bingo, a poker room, and even a racebook. Just name the table game, and odds are they have it. Ditto for the slots and bingo.

You will find unforgettable cocktails and entertainment in Live at Atrium Bar + Lounge. Hard Rock Cafe Foxwoods is also nearby when you’re looking for a rocking and rolling dining experience. And for dessert, check out Dunkin’ Donuts.

They have no real accommodations yet at the Rainmaker location. But its number of gaming options plus the presence of venues like Hard Rock and Dunkin’ make up for the lack of accommodations. Plus, given the sheer size of Foxwoods Resort, you have plenty of attractions nearby.

Casino of the Earth – Mohegan Sun

If you’re hanging out at Mohegan Sun Casino, check out Casino of the Earth. You’re getting 180,000 square feet of gaming space here, featuring 266 smoke-free slot machines along with their vast selection of 1,900 total gaming machines, 33 smoke-free tables, and 200 total tables.

Casino of the Earth at Mohegan Sun

If you’re interested in the smoke-free setting, venture over to Hall of the Lost Tribes and you will find it. They also have a poker room, Asian table gaming, plus a racebook in Casino of the Earth, along with the 350-seat Wolf Den when you’re looking for top-notch entertainment.

When you need a place to stay, you will find what you’re looking for over in Earth Tower. Each room’s amenities include a desk area, refrigerator, marble bathrooms, Wi-Fi, and in-room iPad, plus in-room dining menus for room service.

Choose between a Deluxe King, Double Queen, or Elite King. They also have three choices of suites that range between 770 and 910 square feet, plus bedrooms, a separate living area, and pull-out sofas.

Casino of the Sky – Mohegan Sun

You can also check out Casino of the Sky, which features the world’s largest planetarium dome as its main draw next to its 119,000 square feet of gaming space. You have 1,800 slot machines and 90 table games, plus plenty more in their smoke-free gaming section.

Casino of the Sky at Mohegan Sun

Check out their 55-foot waterfall called Taughannick Falls, the glass sculpture called River Blue, and unwind over at VISA Lounge Wombi Rock. Oh, and let the kids venture to Kids/Cyber Quest while you hit the casino floor in hopes of winning that coveted jackpot.

You will also find the Uncas Ballroom and Sky Center nearby, plus Mohegan Sun Arena. The latter of which is always putting on a show and sometimes, even the WNBA’s Connecticut Sun, MMA and pro wrestling events, and so much more.

As with Casino of the Earth, you’re getting immense promotional opportunities here like point multipliers and giveaways, just to name a few. Join Momentum to take advantage of the promos and even earn tier points that you can redeem for a plethora of casino comps and other benefits.

When you need to book an overnight stay, check out the rooms and suites available over at Sky Tower. This 34-story skyscraper offers first-class service and spacious rooms that feature a work desk, loungers, room service, and more.

And if you’re in the area with an extended crowd, make sure you check out the suites, which offer almost twice as much space, a separate living area, one and a half bathrooms, plus spectacular views of the surrounding forest.


The Connecticut Casinos reside in two expansive casino resorts, both of which feature the opportunity for an unforgettable vacation. From their expansive gaming, dining, promotional, accommodations, and non-gaming attractions, you can’t go wrong at either resort.

So, book your stay either at Foxwoods Resort or Mohegan Sun, tour the casinos on-site, and brace yourself for what is sure to be a spectacular vacation in Connecticut.

Have you visited the Connecticut Casinos? If so, tell us where you went in the comments. We are looking forward to reading about your experiences.