as of the more prosperous states it is no wonder
why Gambling in Connecticut is such a flourishing
Connecticut is located in the New England region
of the North Eastern United States with the
south western region of the state being regarded
as part of the metropolitan area of New York.
Close to the Atlantic Ocean, Connecticut enjoys
a climate which, while slightly humid, is close
to continental in its make up.
Connecticut is one of the wealthier states and
has a gross state production of close to $200
billion, a lot of it coming from the various
aircraft industries situated in the state.
Recent figures show that the annual per capita
income was around $50.000 per person.Meaning
that the average Connecticut citizen has a lot
of money in their pocket to spend what better
way to spend some than on casino gambling be
it online or offline.
Today there are almost three and one half million
people who claim Connecticut as their home.
The wealth of the state is widely evidenced
in its well cared family homes, and miles after
seemingly never ending miles of well tended
lawns overlooked by sloping hills.
Hartford, the capital of Connecticut, is a relatively
livewire community and home to state’s
Gambling is legal in Connecticut and the state
supports a total of four casinos, situated in
Bridgeport, Mashantucket, Plainfield and Uncasville.
You would say that four casinos for one state
does not seem like a lot, when you consider
the size of the population, and realize the
state’s proximity to some of the East
Coast’s major casino gambling centers.
But it shows how interested the population of
Connecticut is in supporting their local casinos.
Strongly backing that up is the fact that two
of the casinos in Connecticut are among the
largest not only in the United States but also
in the World.
Situated in Ledyard, Connecticut, close to Mashantucket
and owned and operated by the Pequot tribe,
the Foxwoods Resort Casino has been in action
for more than fifteen years.
Offering a mind boggling range of more than
7,000 slot machines, and hundreds of table games,
there is something to offer for everyone. For
those who are looking for variations on their
wagering theme there is always Keno and Bingo
to try. Poker lovers are also catered for as
well as off course sports betting, especially
followers of horseracing.
Not far behind in size as well in the scale
of operations is the Mohegan Sun casino in Uncasville.
Only twenty minutes drive from the Foxwoods
Resort, the Mohegan Sun offers stirring competition
for the player’s dollars.
Today the square footage of gambling space at
Mohegan Sun falls a few meters short of that
at Foxwoods, not only that, there are many attractions
available to the visitor, These include the
largest planetarium dome, amongst the largest
in the World, an arena that seats more than
ten thousand people, a three hundred seater
cabaret area amongst many other attractions.
Because of the close proximity of these two
world ranking casinos, and the strong but healthy
competition between these two giants of the
gaming world, there are many perks to be enjoyed
both by local players and those who come from
out of state. It’s a win –win situation
for all concerned.
For those in the Connecticut community that
prefer not to gamble in a live environment,
there is always the advantage of gambling online.
All that is available in both these casino juggernauts
is also available to the internet player, but
from the safety and comfort of their own homes.
For the online poker player, there are even
more options, with the opportunity to take part
in massive online tournaments. Someone
winning an online tournament might even find
themselves back at the Foxwoods or Mohegan Sun
Casinos taking part in a live televised poker
tournament. After all Connecticut is a small
state and it’s a small World.