Connecticut Casino Specs and History

very BRIEF Connecticut Gambling History

Mohegan Sun Hotel

Foxwoods Grand Pequot Hotel

According to, Connecticut does not have a long history of gambling. This was a conservative State right from the get-go. In fact, without the tribal land developments there would be very little gambling at all in this State. As a result, “The introduction of a State lottery was in 1983. Besides that only limited Pari-Mutuel betting on horses and dogs were available. Incidentally, charity gambling included Duck and Frog racing in addition to the usual bingo and raffles.” Due to tribal sovereignty, Foxwoods started with a bingo-hall in 1986.

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Current Legal Types Of Gambling

Casino Games: Two of the largest casinos in the country reside in CT.  Furthermore. both are located only ten minutes away from each other. They offer everything Las Vegas resorts offer on the Strip, only with better odds on most games.

Live Poker: Both casinos have poker rooms that are some of the largest in the country.

Sports Betting: On-track and simulcast venues are legal. However, legal Sports-Betting does not look to be offered anytime soon. The tribes and the state have a compact that requires 25% of all slot revenue to be paid to the state. Conversely, the agreement does not include table games.  In return, they have control of gaming activities outside the lottery. Unfortunately, this complicates the advent of legal sports-betting for some time to come.

Lottery Betting: Yes, there is a State lottery and residents have access to national games like the Powerball.

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Connecticut Casino Specs

CT Casino Specs

Barrett-Jackson Auction at Mohegan Sun

For the last 48 years, enthusiasts from all over the world have flocked to Barrett-Jackson collector car auctions. This event is widely regarded as a barometer of the collector car industry.

What is Barrett-Jackson?

Barrett-Jackson produces The World’s Greatest Collector Car Auctions in Scottsdale, Arizona; Palm Beach, Florida; Mohegan Sun in Connecticut and Las Vegas, Nevada. Millions will be watching the events via live worldwide television coverage on Discovery Channel and Velocity. Over 500,000 people will attend at all four auctions, looking to witness auction action at its best, Be there to capture the car of your dreams. Learn more about collector cars through “Behind the Hobby” symposiums,. Besides that, experience heart-stopping thrill rides in the latest vehicles from America’s top automakers before shopping in the vast Exhibitor Marketplace.

Last year it opened the new Earth Expo Center at Mohegan Sun. It is scheduled for this weekend again at Mohegan Sun. on Wednesday, June 26th, from 8:00am – 5:00pm.  Similar to last year, Family Value Day Preview Day is offered where Gates, Sponsors & Exhibitors and Car Displays Open. Get an up-close look at all the auction vehicles and explore the sponsor and exhibitor displays. There is no auction on Wednesday.

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Wednesday Schedule For Barrett-Jackson Auction



Shell Pennzoil is revving up the excitement as the sponsor of Barrett-Jackson’s Family Value Day. High school students (with proper identification) and younger have free admission. Families can enjoy a preview of the auction cars. Beside that, automotive and family activities based on Science, Technology, Engineering and Math in a new STEM Center attraction.

8:00am – 5:00pm: 
Family Value Day / Preview Day – Gates, Sponsors , Exhibitors, Car Displays & Food Vendors Open

9:00am – 5:00pm
Ford Hot Laps / Dodge Thrill Rides

THURS. – SAT. Schedule For Barrett-Jackson Auction

JUNE 27TH – 29TH

8:00am – Auction Close:
Gates, Sponsors, Exhibitors, Car Displays & Food Vendors Open. TechForce STEM Center presented by Shell, powered by Pennzoil

9:00am – 5:00pm:
DIY Pavillion
Ford Hot Laps / Dodge Thrill Rides

10:00am – 1:00pm:
Automobilia Auction at Mohegan Sun Arena

10:00am – Noon:
Behind The Hobby Collector Car Symposiums in The Cabaret Theatre

1:00pm – Auction Close: 
Collector Car Auction at Mohegan Sun Arena

The Barrett-Jackson Auction Dockett

At Barrett-Jackson Auction at Mohegan Sun this year, the Northeast Docket will feature some of the most coveted, professionally built Resto-Mods. For examnple,  a 1968 Pro-Touring Chevrolet Camaro Custom Coupe. In addition, a 4-door, 6-passenger 1969 Ford Bronco Custom SUV will cross the block.

Barrett-Jackson’s Northeast Auction will also be home to highly sought-after muscle and custom collector cars. Included in this group are a 1970 Plymouth Road Runner Petty Superbird Re-creation. and a frame-off restored, matching-numbers 1968 Oldsmobile 442 Convertible.

Details for The World’s Greatest Collector Car Auctions

For ticket information, the HOBBY COLLECTOR CAR SYMPOSIUMS SCHEDULE at the Mohegan Sun Cabaret, VIP Packages and the Barrett-Jackson Auction Event Map to all Barrett-Jackson events Wednesday through Saturday, go to Barrett-Jackson Auction.


Comix Roadhouse at Mohegan Sun Opens

 Country music, mechanical bull riding, a Texas-style food menu, 30 craft beers on tap, a full bar and even line dancing!

No, we aren’t reviewing Treasure Island’s  Gilley’s on the Las Vegas Strip, we’re looking at the new Comix Roadhouse at Mohegan Sun.

What do you do with two once popular rooms of slots and video poker from the original 1990’s casino plan? – Turn it into a multi-faceted country & comedy venue unlike anything in southern New England. For almost a year, Mohegan Sun has been expanding the Comix Comedy Club, preparing it for the big opening this weekend. Mohegan’s newsroom reports it will be a “….state-of-the art venue presents a mix of regional country bands, local performers and entertainment on the new Roadhouse stage. The club will continue to offer its popular stand-up comedy and alternative entertainment in the Comix Comedy Club section of the venue.”

The Roadhouse entrance next to the Arena – Earth casino

The menu will feature authentic Texas-style offerings such as smoked brisket, pulled pork and more with a focus on farm fresh ingredients delivered daily, along with Comix classics and local Craft beers.

“Because Mohegan Sun is a major tour stop for the top Country music artists like Keith Urban, Darius Rucker, Kenny Chesney and so many others starting their careers in the Wolf Den, many then going on to play big arenas like ours, it’s such a perfect fit to welcome Comix Roadhouse, a new country attraction to our entertainment venues “, said Tom Cantone, Sr. Corp Vice President of Sports &  Entertainment of Mohegan Gaming & Entertainment.

Entertainment includes:

  •  #TBTKaraoke every Thursday
  • Live, local & regional country music every Friday & Saturday night
  • Mechanical bull riding, and Roadhouse dancers.

    The “bull” at Gilley’s.

Comix continues its run with stand-up comedy. The comedy club at Comix Roadhouse is open every Wednesday through Sunday with entertainment nightly and late-night shows Thursday through Saturday.

Check out the opening this weekend. You’ll have a great time – darn tootin’!