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Old 02-18-2009, 07:37 PM   #1
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Foxwoods ResortĚCasino (Mashantucket, CT) -- FAQ in OP, updated 2017.05.09

“Meet me at Foxwoods”

FAQ by Lattimer, MJ88 & Mr Rick

Welcome to the Foxwoods Poker thread!

Basic information:
  • Poker website: http://www.foxwoods.com/PokerPage.aspx
  • 800-442-1000 is their main number.
  • There are 97 cash game tables and over 50 tournament tables.
  • Located in Mashantucket, CT (350 Trolley Line Blvd.)
  • There are 4 hotels on-site and many hotels/motels with 20 mins.
  • The poker room is located in the Rainmaker Casino – the cash games are downstairs, while the tournament room is on the main level.
  • Parking is abundant, with a large garage and several surface lots nearby.
  • Minimum gambling age is 21 (18 for bingo).
  • Alcohol follows CT state law, which serves from 10a-1a Mon-Thur, 10a-2a Fri-Sat, and 11a-1a Sun.
  • Poker dealers keep their own tips; Table game dealers pool them.
  • No smoking or eating allowed in the poker room.
  • 860-312-3177 is the call-in number to add your name to the list ahead of time (up to 1 hour). Can be done for 2/5NL and higher, and 10/20 limit and higher.
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Cash Games run daily:

NLHE
1/2, 2/5, 5/10

LHE
2/4, 4/8, 10/20, 20/40

7 Stud
1-3 spread, 1-5 spread, 5/10, 10/20, 20/40, 75/150

Omaha
5/10 H/L w/kill

Cash Games run occasionally:

NLHE
10/20, 10/25. Typically run when there are major tournaments going on (WPT, Megastacks, etc), but sometimes also run on random days.

LHE
5/10 w/kill. Used to be a regular game but now just runs sometimes.
40/80 or 50/100. Typically runs on Tuesday, Friday and Sunday evenings.

Omaha
1/2 PLO and/or 1/2 PLO H/L. Most days at least 1 of these games will run but not always.
2/5 PLO sometimes gets started as well.

OE (Omaha H/L, 7 card H/L)
10/20 or 15/30. Runs a few days during the week.

NL/PL Buy-ins:

1/2 - $60-300
2/5 - $200-500
5/10 - $500-2k
10/20 - $1k-5k
10/25 - $2.5k-unlimited

Other Cash Games:

Higher stakes games get run during major tournaments. Also mixed games can pop up at any time, anywhere in stakes from 5/10 to 150/300, and any mix of the games that make up HORSE (HORSE, OE, SOE, etc… H and R are rarely seen in a mix outside of a full HORSE game).

There is a webpage set up that shows all of the games currently running, updated every 15 minutes.
http://www.foxwoods.com/currentgames.aspx

Some general rules:
  • The betline is merely a courtesy line for the dealers. Please place all bets inside this line. It is not used for legal enforcement of any action.
  • At showdown, you must show 2 cards to make a claim to the pot, even if all others muck without showing.
  • There is no IWTSTH rule.
  • Players (up to 2) are allowed up to 1 hour away from the table, after which you risk being picked up by the floor.
  • There is a 3rd man walking rule in raked games. If there are at least 2 other players away from the table, you only have 10 minutes to be away from the table. There is no such rule in timed games.
  • In PL/NL games, $100 cash bills play, but other cash denominations do not. In limit games, most cash denominations play.
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Tournaments:

Foxwoods runs several daily tournaments. They also run lots of special tournaments, such as Megastacks (quarterly), Foxwoods Poker Classic (Mar/Apr), WPT (Oct/Nov), and several holiday events. Tournament monthly schedule can be found here:
http://www.foxwoods.com/dailyevents.aspx
More information on these tournaments can be found in various tabs/links on the Foxwoods Poker website linked above.
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Bad Beat Jackpot:

Foxwoods runs 2 player-funded bad beat jackpots (BBJ) – 1 for holdem and 1 for stud. The games that contribute to and are eligible for the BBJ are:

Holdem
1-2nl, 2-5nl, 2-4, 4-8, 5-10, 10-20.

Stud
1-3, 1-5, 5-10.

For holdem, a hand of quad 8’s or better must lose to a better hand for the BBJ to be hit. Both hole cards in both hands must play, and for quads the player must hold a pocket pair (A8 on 888xx board doesn’t qualify, despite the Ace playing). For stud, quad 2’s or better must lose to a better hand.

50% of the jackpot is awarded to the 2nd place hand (the “loser”), 25% awarded to the winner, and 25% split among the rest of the players. You must be dealt into the hand to receive a share – if you were away from the table, you’re ineligible.

These are the general rules. Please visit the website for further specific rules.
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Comps:

Comps are tracked using the Rewards card. These can be obtained at any of the several Rewards desks found throughout the property. The floorperson can also create one for you. All you need is a valid ID.

Foxwoods Poker Room utilizes the Bravo tracking system. The dealer will swipe your Rewards card when you sit at the table, and log you out when you leave. Your points will be immediately available on your account.

Points are the equivalent of dollars, which can be used anywhere in the casino, except for gaming (hotel, restaurant, retail, etc). They do allow you to cash out your points, at a rate of 2 points for $1 cash. Retail gift cards, such as Mobil gas cards, Stop & shop cards, etc, can be purchased for 62.5 points for a $50 card. If you use points to purchase gas at the Mobil station, the rate is 1.5 pts to $1.

The amount of points you earn varies by game. Each game title will be followed by the letter L, M, or H (example: 1-2 No Limit H). This tells you the comp level for that game. L = 0.85 pt/hr, M = 1.275 pt/hr, H = 1.7 pt/hr, HC = 1.7 pt/hr (Time collection instead of rake).

There are weekly/monthly comps that are awarded, such as cash giveaways, gifts, show tickets, free points, free rooms, etc. The way to earn these as a poker player is relatively unknown, as the comp system is rather enigmatic in this regard.

Tier credits are earned at poker at a rate of 4 credits per point earned. So 1 hour at 1/2nl earns 1.7 pts and 6.8 credits. Occasionally the casino will run promotions which multiply the earn rate. Tier credits are what is used to advance in tier card status. Please see the website for more info on tier card benefits and requirements.
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Hotels:

There are 3 hotels within the structure: Great Cedar, Grand Pequot, and Fox Tower (formerly MGM). There is a 4th hotel on the property called Two Trees Inn. There is a shuttle which runs between Foxwoods and Two Trees every 10 minutes, 24/7. All hotels have wireless internet.

Here are some Pros/Cons to each:
  • Fox Tower – Generally accepted as the nicest hotel, having the most comfortable beds, large bathrooms, great showers. Rooms are around 400 sqft. It is the farthest from the poker room, taking most people around 15 mins to walk.
  • Grand Pequot – Has the largest rooms (450 sqft), recently renovated. Most centrally located on-property of the 3. Prices were raised when remodeled.
  • Great Cedar – Remodeled about 4 years ago. Closest to the poker room. Smaller then Pequot/Fox Tower (350 sqft). Tiny bathroom. Lots of noise from hallway/outside.
  • Two Trees – Generally the cheapest of them all. Motel quality. Inconvenience of waiting for the shuttle (or walking/driving).

There is no poker rate for the hotels. Hotel rates will vary for each person based on their player rating with the casino, as well as the usual factors (day of week, availability, etc). Floors will usually have no problem finding out what’s available for you if you inquire while playing. All quoted prices will have a $19.95/night resort fee added on (except Two Trees, which is $12.95) as well as 15% tax.

There are lots of hotels/motels within 15-20 mins driving distance around Foxwoods. A google search should reveal most of them. They will generally be much cheaper than staying on property. Search this thread for ‘priceline’ for tips on staying for cheap.
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Parking:

The closest garage to the poker room is the Rainmaker Garage. The closest surface lot is J Lot (also the closest parking overall). There is also the Rainmaker Valet just outside the parking garage.
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***If you would like to contribute to this FAQ, please contact Lattimer.***

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Old 02-18-2009, 07:46 PM   #2
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re: The Foxwoods Poker Thread

"the wonder of it allllllll
take a chance, make it happen
pop a cork, fingers snappin'
spin the wheel, round and round we goooooooooooo

life is good, life is sweet
grab yourself a front row seat
let's meet, and have a ball
Yeah, let's live, for the wonderrrr
of it all

Meet me at Foxwoods (Yeah)"

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Old 02-18-2009, 08:03 PM   #3
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"the wonder of it allllllll
take a chance, make it happen
pop a cork, fingers snappin'
spin the wheel, round and round we goooooooooooo

life is good, life is sweet
grab yourself a front row seat
let's meet, and have a ball
Yeah, let's live, for the wonderrrr
of it all

Meet me at Foxwoods (Yeah)"

imo
I was actually going to make that the first post but was pretty sure it would have driven everyone away from the thread.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2InsVvL-VRI
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Old 02-18-2009, 08:18 PM   #4
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re: The Foxwoods Poker Thread

I will be back on March 2nd
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Old 02-18-2009, 09:13 PM   #5
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re: The Foxwoods Poker Thread

in all seriousness...

I live about an hour north and I have never been yet (almost 22)

I am wondering...

How are the games during weekdays?
What time of year is juciest?
best game to buy in for around 300? 1/2, 2/5 w/e
any tournaments worthwile (same $300 max)
how much do rooms cost on average?
is it worth it?

I realize i could find the answers if I searched but this thread was just made so might as well put some content in it
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Old 02-18-2009, 09:40 PM   #6
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Old 02-18-2009, 10:10 PM   #7
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Old 02-18-2009, 10:57 PM   #8
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juiciest for 300 id say is the 1/2 tables only because theres alot of people that buy in for bare min 60 and just go nuts with it sit back relax and wait for some hands and just own it. il be there tommorow usualy there 3 times a week or more. idk much about the sit n gos other than the 60 dollar ones are super fast and are like turbos and only top 2 get paid the 120 buy ins top 3 get paid 500 300 100 they do have alot of tournaments usualy going. if ur into the small buy ins they do a 60 dollar turbo with usualy like 65-80 people seems fun. gl everyone hope to see some of you there
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Old 02-18-2009, 11:08 PM   #9
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^ wonder if i ever played with you sejunkie ?
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Old 02-18-2009, 11:17 PM   #10
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Do they still take a time charge at the 1/2 or is it a rake now?
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Old 02-18-2009, 11:33 PM   #11
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Just went last Friday after work. Played until noon on saturday and left +1400
The Friday before +500. Before that I haven't been there since Oct.. This year is turning out pretty good so far.

BTW 1-2 NL
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Old 02-19-2009, 12:43 AM   #12
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Do they still take a time charge at the 1/2 or is it a rake now?
rake at 1/2 and 2/5 now
5/10 is still a time charge of $7
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Old 02-19-2009, 02:07 AM   #13
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fantathtic, thankth for thtarting thread.
May 25/26/27/28. Director suite. Probably once before then, but May should be epic. Side games usually good during WPT? 1/2 and 2/4..
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Old 02-19-2009, 03:34 AM   #14
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November is the best because of the bigger WPT event. I've broken my personal record every year, for losing.
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Old 02-19-2009, 03:47 AM   #15
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just got back, played 1/2 tonight, game was good to ok. week nights tables are hit or miss IMO, but by no means tough or anything, just sometimes more on the weak tight side.
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Old 02-19-2009, 04:45 AM   #16
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Just went last Friday after work. Played until noon on saturday and left +1400
The Friday before +500. Before that I haven't been there since Oct.. This year is turning out pretty good so far.

BTW 1-2 NL
Guess we'll be seeing allot more of ya.
Anyways
Thanks for the great idea and starting this thread.
See ya there

P.S.
Should we all promise not to share are bad beat stories?
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Old 02-19-2009, 09:53 AM   #17
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Yes, thanks for getting this thread started!

I'll be there tomorrow afternoon (Friday), until Saturday afternoon. If one of you guys are at my table and I do something really stupid I hope you won't admonish me on here. Although a pm with serious commentary would be appreciated.

Whhooohooo...staying over for the first time. I was thinking of parking in the Rain Maker garage so that it's the shortest distance when I leave. I'm planning on taking my bag with me to the table if I get there way too early for check-in. Then taking a short break to get my room when I can. Then doing things in reverse when I check-out. Anyone see anything wrong in my thinking?
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Old 02-19-2009, 10:12 AM   #18
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Any major changes in 2/5 since they starting raking?
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Old 02-19-2009, 11:11 AM   #19
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All your dreams come true at foxwoods. Just pick up a "Dream" card.
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lol didnt expect this thread to result in this stuff
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if your huuuuuuungry, Fuddruckers got the good burgers

and if you are balla you can eat at CraftSteak and David Burke Prime for some very good cow
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If you get there any time after 11 am you will probably be able to check in immediately as opposed to carrying your bag to the poker room with you. For what its worth I would usually just leave my bag in my car until i check in and bring it directly to car after checking out. Even if you are on a table you will have up to an hour to go and complete check in and then get back to table or go on dinner reseating and you will have 2 hours and be placed 2nd on list when you come back. Also the Great Cedar garage may be a nice midpoint to park unless you are staying at Two Trees.
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All your dreams come true at foxwoods. Just pick up a "Dream" card.
epic 1st.
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they wont allow you to take like a duffle bag etc to the table i was playin 2 days ago and they made the kid bring it to a place neard the hardrock cafe for holding. even tho they allow backpacks .
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if your huuuuuuungry, Fuddruckers got the good burgers

and if you are balla you can eat at CraftSteak and David Burke Prime for some very good cow
A month of rigorous investigation indicated that Cedar's Steakhouse makes the best burger in CT.
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