TumblingBones
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November 21st, 2017 at 3:37:31 PM permalink
I going to be driving up to Boston tomorrow for Thanksgiving day with family and, since the route takes us close to Foxwoods, me and the missus are thinking of stopping there to check it out since we've never been. The idea is just a short break from the tedium of the road.... grab some lunch and then an hour of craps. The problem is I looked at their property map and the damn place is huge! They list 5 separate "casinos" but I have no idea what the pros and cons of each are if you're looking for craps action. Since we just plan a quick in-and-out I don't want to spend half the time wandering around. Any suggestions would be welcome.

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BleedingChipsSlowly
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November 21st, 2017 at 5:08:30 PM permalink
Consider Mohegan Sun, which is probably right on your route. Three casinos, but you can walk to any point from another in five minutes. Craps all the time, $5 on off hours. I think there are always a few $10 tables running. Property map here. Visit the casino of the Earth if you like dimmer lighting while you gamble.
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TumblingBones
November 22nd, 2017 at 4:42:35 PM permalink
You've already come and gone, I guess, but for future readers: Of the five casinos at Foxwoods, you'll find the best craps action at either Grand Pequot or Fox Tower. Rainmaker is mainly Asian games; Great Cedar is blackjack, slots, carnival games, and the new "stadium" interactive games at Play; and Stargazer is the very-high-limit room. (As opposed to the Newport Club, which is just regular high limit.)
WatchMeWin
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November 22nd, 2017 at 8:12:20 PM permalink
Mohegan Sun is a better all around experience. Foxxy Woods is too big and grande! Much better vibe at MS. Great restaurants and more lively. Craps tables are more packed than FW, but good flow to the games from the times Ive been there.
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TumblingBones
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November 23rd, 2017 at 6:30:36 AM permalink
Thanks to all for the feedback. Unfortunately the rain slowed us down enough yesterday that we decided to skip the casino stop and drive non-stop. Given the thumbs up for Mohegan from both WMW and BCS, wife and I decided on extended visit to the area with playtime at both establishments. Probably around early January.
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DJTeddyBear
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November 23rd, 2017 at 7:27:39 AM permalink
Sorry for the late entry into this thread.

I also recommend Mohegan Sun over Foxwoods. But if you have the time to do both, why not…

Only one suggestion: when at Mohegan Sun, be sure to go to Michael Jordan’s and order the garlic bread blue cheese fondue. ‘Delicious’ doesn’t adequately describe it.
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TumblingBones
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January 13th, 2018 at 2:02:00 PM permalink
Finally got the chance to check out Mohegan on Thursday/Friday. We had driven up to Boston to see daughter and decided to break up the drive back with an over-night stay. First impression wasn't too favorable. We pulled in at 4:30 in the afternoon and found ourselves in a huge line of cars queued up for the hotel valet check-in. Rather than spend what looked like ~ 45 minutes waiting our turn, we opted to self-park in one of the garages and then trek back to the hotel check-in area. Not that big a deal since we were travelling light and had only 1 bag.
Things got much better at check-in as the inside line was very short (~ 2 minutes). While registering, my wife asked the girl for a very quite room, preferably far from the elevators. She explained we had not gotten much sleep the night before our the hotel room in Boston was very noisy. The clerk said no problem and nicely upgraded us to a suite at no charge. As it turned out, it wasn't just any suite. It was a Sky Tower "Luxury Sky Suite" which is apparently their largest and most decadent.
Our 1st step was to settle down in front of the suite's fake fireplace to figure out where to eat. Everyone has been recommending the garlic bread blue cheese fondue, an opinion seconded by the clerk at check-in, the concierge, and anybody else we asked for a recommendation. Unfortunately we were so tired due to the crappy night in Boston that we decided to order room service. This turned out to be a mistake. Mohegan may have some great restaurants on-site but the quality of the hotel's in-house kitchen is mediocre at best. Wife ordered fish-n-chips and ended up throwing it out. My NY strip steak was OK but nothing special.
After dinner we were feeling better so we went down to the casino to play craps in the Casino of the Sky. Tables were all $10 except for one $25. No trouble finding space at one of the $10s, maybe because it was still early ( ~ 7:00 PM). Played an hour then left $100 ahead. We walked over to the Casino of the Earth but just as we get there a heavy metal band went on stage in the Wolf Den. You could here them everywhere in the casino so we said to hell with it. and quit for the night. We were in bed by 9. The bed in the suite was fantastic and we finally got a good night's rest.
Next morning wife slept in but I was up early. Had breakfast at the buffet. Not bad, especially for $10 ( I got $2 off the $12 price by signing up for their players card). By 8:00 I was at the craps tables in the Earth Casino. All were $5. For the first 20 minutes I was the only one playing but it slowly picked up. By 9:30 I had lost the $100 from the night before so I called it quits and went back to the suite. Wife was now up so we packed up the little we had and checked out. Dumped it in the car, then when back to the tables in Earth Casino. All the tables that had been $5 minimum were now posted as $10. Everyone, however, was making $5 bets and the dealers didn't care so I did the same. After slowly bleeding another $85 I called it quits and we hit the road for home.

So here's my take...
Overall it was good experience and we plan on returning. Staff was very friendly and helpful whenever we asked questions. Tables had a good vibe, even when the dice were cold and I never had trouble finding room at one of the low-limit tables. Only negative that comes to mind is the potential for mind-numbing, ear-piercing music from the Wolf Den stage ruining the vibe at the Earth Casino. We definitely plan on a return visit and next time one of the main priorities will be trying the garlic bread blue cheese fondue.
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Hunterhill
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January 13th, 2018 at 2:09:22 PM permalink
Mohegan grandfather's players,so if table is $5 and they raise it, you are allowed to keep betting 5.Many times dealers forget who is or isn't grandfathered.
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