Connecticut casino to create space for older gamblers

The casino has been operating at 25 per cent capacity.
The casino has been operating at 25 per cent capacity.

The tribal casino hopes to win back some of the customers it lost during the pandemic with a 55+ gaming space.

US.- Foxwoods Resort Casino in Connecticut is creating a gambling area specifically for gamblers aged over 55 in a bid to attract business amid the Covid-19 pandemic.

The text in the company’s advertisement reads: “It’s time to let the grown-ups play! The safe, sanitized and socially distanced Rainmaker Casino at Foxwoods is exclusively for guests 55 plus from 10am to midnight every weekend in November!”

It said that it would play 80s music in the space and that customers could enjoy complimentary cocktails during happy hour.

Jason Guyot, Foxwoods’ interim CEO and SVP of resort operations, said: “As part of our commitment to providing an unmatched experience for our guests, we are thrilled to introduce this new offering for guests ages 55 and older,”

“The safety of our loyal patrons has been our number one priority since reopening, and we are excited to offer them this exclusive experience where they can relax and play in a safe, frequently sanitized environment.”

Foxwoods is a tribal casino, therefore it is not subject to state-ordered sanitary policies that others face during the pandemic, but the casino has still been operating at 25 per cent capacity.

The casino’s revenues have suffered as a result of the pandemic. In September revenues dropped by 20 per cent year-on-year.