Foxwoods Casino CEO Jason Guyot Leads Tribal Gaming Property in Competitive Market

September 4, 2023 0 Comments

Foxwoods Resort Casino CEO and President Jason Guyot continues to be at the helm of the Connecticut gaming property as it offers new and increasingly diverse attractions.

With him in charge since 2021, many amenities are opening, or are being planned, at the more than 9-million square-foot complex.

On Tuesday, the casino opened its doors to the public for the anticipated Pequot Woodlands Casino.

“We took a 50,000 square-foot ballroom and transitioned it into a massive, brand-new casino with a 40-seat bar, a new high-limit slot area, 24 table games, over 430 slot machines, and it’s right in the center of the property, creating this dynamic hub of activity,” Guyot told in a recent interview.

Multiple restaurants including Gordon Ramsay Hell’s Kitchen are adjacent.

– Casino Career

Guyot is no stranger to the casino. He’s a member of the Mashantucket Pequot tribe, which has operated the casino since its founding in 1992.

He has worked as a casino executive over many years and led the property as it emerged from the pandemic.

While Guyot was Foxwoods’ senior vice president of resort operations, a master plan was developed in 2020.

“ That master plan … is a five-year outlook on where we wanted to go as an organization, what the competitive landscape looked like, what other challenges … we were going to face as we moved into the future,” he explained.

So far, it has led to the casino expansion, a high-stakes bingo hall, an expo center, and new restaurants.

Looking ahead, Great Wolf Lodge also is under construction at the property. When complete, it will be a $350 million-plus, 90,000-square-foot indoor waterpark featuring family entertainment and housing more than 550 hotel rooms.

Increasingly diverse attractions will likely lead to longer stays by guests, too. The current average length of stay is about one to two days, Guyot said.

“We believe that’ll continue to grow as we have more amenities and more options.”

Existing amenities also continue to attract visitors, such as the 36-hole golf course, the Tanger Outlet Mall, two large theaters, two spas, and indoor karting.

The new attractions allow Foxwoods to remain competitive as other gaming properties have either opened in the Northeast or are planned. But they only typically offer slots and table games, and maybe entertainment.

“We have the ability … [to] offer a fully integrated resort destination with gaming… Our experience … is far beyond anybody else’s experience that they can get within this Northeast region,” Guyot said.

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