MASHANTUCKET, Conn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--In what’s sure to be happy news for word aficionados and slot fans alike, Foxwoods Resort Casino today announced that it has teamed up with Lightning Gaming, Inc., a leading software game developer for casinos and entertainment venues worldwide, to offer the first installation of Video SCRABBLE — a new slot machine based on the popular game SCRABBLE — at Foxwoods.
“We’re thrilled to be able to offer our guests the first opportunity anywhere to play the new Video SCRABBLE,” said Michael Speller, President of Mashantucket Pequot Gaming Enterprises (MPGE). “This exclusive debut is yet another example of how the Foxwoods team is continually working to offer unique and exciting products and services to our casino visitors.”
Video SCRABBLE is a bonus slot machine that engages players with a simple two-draw game play. The object of the game is to score the highest possible word using the official SCRABBLE tournament word list. Video SCRABBLE doesn’t require spelling or vocabulary expertise, as the game will instantly reassemble drawn letters to form the highest possible word score and will automatically provide word definitions, thereby adding an enjoyable learning aspect to the game. A Video SCRABBLE game demonstration and top word scores are available at www.videoscrabble.com.
“We’re excited for Foxwoods guests to be the first to experience Video SCRABBLE,” said Brian Haveson, CEO of Lightning Gaming, Inc. “The property has long been known for its commitment to offering visitors the finest gaming products, so launching Video SCRABBLE here is a natural fit.”
Foxwoods Resort Casino and MGM Grand at Foxwoods offer the highest-quality options in seven casinos. At the six casinos at Foxwoods Resort Casino, there are more than 380 table games with 17 different varieties, including blackjack, craps, baccarat, roulette, Caribbean stud poker and pai gow poker, and the only WPT World Poker Room in New England, with 98 tables open around the clock. The casino at MGM Grand at Foxwoods features 60 table games, including blackjack, roulette, craps, Spanish 21, and 3-card poker. Together, the seven casinos offer more than 7,200 slots, a Rolling Chip program that rewards frequent players, Wide Area Progressive slot machines, High Stakes Bingo, free online play, and Ultimate Race Book.
About Foxwoods and MGM Grand at Foxwoods
North America’s largest casino, Foxwoods Resort Casino® is located in the rolling hills of southeastern Connecticut and is easily accessible from Boston, New York, Hartford, and Providence. Owned by the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation, Foxwoods features six casinos with more than 7,200 slots, 380 table games, the only WPT World Poker Room™ in New England, High Stakes Bingo, and Ultimate Race Book. There are 1,416 guest rooms and suites in three hotels, more than 30 restaurants, a luxurious spa, more than 50,000 square feet of premium meeting and event space, 24 retail shops, and five entertainment venues, including the 1,400-seat Fox Theatre. Conveniently located adjacent to Foxwoods is Lake of Isles™, featuring two 18-hole championship golf courses designed by Rees Jones and a state-of-the-art Golf Academy. In May 2008, the MGM Grand at Foxwoods® debuted, adding 825 luxurious guest rooms, 115,000 square feet of meeting space, the 4,000-seat MGM Grand Theater, a 21,000-square-foot spa, and more dining, retail, and gaming facilities, bolstering Foxwoods’ preeminence as the East Coast’s ultimate casino resort destination. Foxwoods supports responsible gaming, and plays a leadership role in the Connecticut Council of Problem Gambling, of which it was a founding entity. For more information, call 1-800-FOXWOODS or visit www.foxwoods.com.
About the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation
The Mashantucket Pequots are a native Algonquin people in southeastern Connecticut, having endured centuries of conflict, survival, and continuity on and around one of America’s oldest Indian reservations, established in 1666. As the first native people within the borders of the continental United States to suffer attempted genocidal massacre by Puritan Colonists in 1637, the Pequots and their repatriation is an unprecedented story of restoration exhibited in detail at the Tribe’s world-class Museum and Research Center (www.pequotmuseum.org). Today the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation owns the largest resort casino in the world, Foxwoods Resort Casino (www.foxwoods.com), along with several other economic ventures including the Lake of Isles Golf Course (www.lakeofisles.com), a joint-venture partnership establishing the MGM Grand at Foxwoods, and Foxwoods Development Company dedicated to world-class resort development throughout the United States and Caribbean. All together, the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation remains one of the State of Connecticut’s highest tax payers and largest employers. Likewise, the Tribe provides significant financial contributions to state and local nonprofit organizations that support neighboring communities.
About Lightning Gaming, Inc.
Founded in 2004, Lightning Gaming designs, develops, and markets gaming equipment to the casino industry. Lightning Gaming, Inc. is a holding company for Lightning Poker and Lightning Slots. The company holds several licenses throughout the worldwide gaming industry.