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Copyright © 2006 Boston Herald

February 21, 2006

Foxwoods’ poker play growth Electra-fying

Author: Jesse Noyes

Foxwoods Resort Casino is cashing in on some pop-culture success, building an acre-large gambling room branded with the World Poker Tour’s moniker.

The popular television series of No Limit Hold ’Em poker tournaments is expanding on its existing relationship with the Connecticut casino — now host to two annual WPT events.

The new Foxwoods poker room, set to open in March, will feature 114 poker tables, high-tech equipment and a restaurant.

Foxwoods is expected to announce the addition today, and the WPT room will open for business on March 18.

A grand opening ceremony is slated for March 23 and celebrities such as Carmen Electra, who will do a stint as a poker dealer, are scheduled to appear.

In addition to increased seating capacity, the WPT room will have LCD screens installed in the tables and shuffling machines to make dealing faster, said Kathy Raymond, director of poker operations at Foxwoods.

Foxwoods, which was the first casino to sign on with the WPT, is betting on the mainstream notoriety of the TV show to bring more customers to the table, including a younger generation of gamblers attracted to the high-stakes game glamorized on the TV screen.

Poker provides an adrenaline rush that is . . . very appealing to the younger generation,” Raymond said.

Since launching nearly three years ago, WPT tournaments have become the highest-rated program for cable broadcaster the Travel Channel. WPT often airs celebrity specials featuring TV and movie personalities. The success of those shows has generated a demographic of youthful poker fans that casinos such as Foxwoods want to attract.

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