Foxwoods Resort Casino


    Based in the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation within the US state of Connecticut, Foxwoods Resort Casino developed under the laws of the federally-recognized Native American reservation. For years after Foxwoods developed into a casino resort in 1992, it prospered greatly and became one of the largest of its kind. In more recent years, however, other large casinos have begun to open in the American northeast, drawing some of the market away from Foxwoods.

    Foxwoods has been seeking expansion opportunities, and believes that Japan could represent one possible outlet. In particular, the Tomakomai site in Hokkaido, with its forested, Ainu-related history, appeals to them as the best match to their own existing facility in Connecticut.


    Butler, Rodney

    Family Name: Butler Given Name: Rodney Role: Chairman and Interim CEO Profile: Butler joined the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Council in 2004 and became its chairman in 2010. When Felix Rappaport, president and CEO of Foxwoods, suddenly died in June 2018, Butler was appointed interim CEO of Foxwoods Resort Casino as well.

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