Foxwoods El San Juan Casino opens door to guests, casino players

Foxwoods El San Juan Casino opens door to guests, casino players

The Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation and LionGrove formally open the door of Foxwoods El San Juan Casino in Puerto Rico to customers following a soft launch last week.

Foxwoods El San Juan Casino

The partnership revealed its intentions to alter the venue in January, with a $12.5 million investment in addition to the hotel’s improvements, which resulted in a total of $137.5 million in resort additions.

On November 17, 2021, Governor Pedro Pierlusi, Mayor of Carolina José Carlos Aponte Dalmau, members of the Tribal Council, Foxwoods President and CEO, local officials, and community residents gathered for a ribbon-cutting. The grand opening ceremony is tentatively scheduled for January 2022.

According to projections, the real-money casino and resort will yield an estimated economic impact of $22m back into the Island of Puerto Rico. More so, the business will open 360 new jobs in the region; more than 150 of those will be at the casino venue.

Quotes from the Press Release

Governor Pierluisi said on the launch of Foxwoods El San Juan Casino: These investments are expected to have a $22 million economic impact on the IslandIsland, resulting in the creation of 360 new jobs in the region, with over 150 of those employment located in the casino site. “In January, we announced the historic reopening of this storied casino. After a great deal of work, I am glad to be present today to officially open Foxwoods El San Juan Casino.”

“With a capital investment of $12.5 million, Foxwoods El San Juan Casino will have a beneficial impact on our economy and create over 150 direct jobs.” I am committed to the Island’sIsland’s economic development, including projects such as Foxwoods El San Juan Casino to encourage tourism and investment in Puerto Rico.”

Stuart Levene, managing director/general manager of Foxwoods El San Juan Casino, stated:

“As anticipated, we are happy to reopen our doors after five years and provide exciting new gaming and entertainment experiences to the lovely people of Puerto Rico and guests from across the world.”

“Because this property has served as a symbol for Puerto Rico, our goal was to preserve the venue’s illustrious heritage, and we believe the casino’s new identity does so magnificently. Today marks the start of an illustrious new chapter in Puerto Rico’s gambling innovation, and we’re delighted for everyone to experience the revitalized Foxwoods El San Juan Casino for themselves.”

Rodney Butler, Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation chairman, noted: 

“Today marks a watershed moment for the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation as we introduce the Foxwoods Resort Casino brand to the Caribbean for the first time ever.”

“We’re honored to offer genuine economic benefit and tourism to the community – including an anticipated economic effect of $22 million – with the inauguration of Foxwoods El San Juan Casino and to continue to be a dedicated partner as we work to ensure the island’s bright future.” We would want to express our gratitude to LionGrove and Fairmont El San Juan for making this possible.”

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