FOXWOODS CASINO REVIEW

Review by: John U. (NJ)
"Foxwoods first foray into the world of regulated online gambling in the US involves a free-play site with redeemable credits and VIP rewards"
OVERALL RATING: 3.5/5
Foxwoods Casino Review
OVERVIEW

Foxwoods online casino is a free-play online casin with redeemable loyalty rewards which is open to all American residents.

Fox Play is a play for fun and social gaming site operated by Foxwoods Resort under the authority of the Mashantucket Pequot Indian Tribe in Ledyard, CT. Foxwoods have enlisted the London based 'Game Account Network' to provide the platform and games for this venture which is available to residents of the US.

Foxwoods Slots

After registering your account you will be given 5000 gaming credits to play with and once per 24 hour period players are given an additional 500 credits upon log in. Many of the games have a minimum wagering of 30 to 50 credits so if luck is not on your side these initial credits can go fast. You can purchase additional credits from the cashier section starting at $4.90 for 7000 credits and if you have a Foxwoods Rewards Card 10% of your purchase will be credited to your card and can be used in the many shops and eateries within the Foxwoods Resort and Casino in Connecticut.

SLOT MACHINES

In the slot game section you will find titles from Ainsworth, Incredible Technologies, Multimedia Games and Slots Symphony. The slot games are divided up into two catagories, the games that are accessible to all players, and the 'Stargazer' VIP section which you can play if your balance is 20,000 credits or more. Most of the VIP slots have a higher minimum wager of 500 credits per spin and can eat your balance quickly.

TABLE GAMES Virgin Casino - Slot Games

The table game section contains Roulette, Blackjack, Video Poker and a Hi-Lo Solitaire game. The Dueces Wild Video Poker is VIP and has a minimum bet of 1000 credits per hand while the Jacks or Better is available to all with a 100 credit minimum. The Hi-Lo solitaire has a few different options for wagering where the player may bet not only on the face value of the next card selected but can bet on red or black or on the suit of the next card selected. The Roulette is single zero and the Blackjack is multi-hand and these games have a 100 credit minimum bet size.

Under the Gin Rummy tab you will find the 'Social' games where you can play against your friends or just open a table and wait for someone to join you or you can play against 'Bots' of varying skill levels. Hold 'Em Poker, Gin Rummy, Dominoes, Backgammon, Tournament Blackjack and Poker Dice are all offered and you can play single games, tournaments, and sit and go tournaments. These rooms are currently mostly empty and that may be attributed to the site being fairly new or the high wagering requirement which is typically 500 credits or more to play.

KENO

The Keno section currently has only one game available, Keno 52, in which the player pick up to 10 cards to match from a 52 card deck. They have on the slate a 'social' Bingo, standard 80 ball Keno and live casino Keno which will presumably use the numbers being drawn in the actual casino.

Some of the games from the Foxplay play for fun casino are available as a mobile app for Apple and android devices so you can play on the go.

SUMMARY

In its current form Foxplay may have difficulty retaining players due to the minimal 'real' rewards available to players who purchase credits and those rewards being redeemable only to players who actually visit the Foxwoods Resort.

Obviously being up against real-play casinos Betfair's New Jersey online casino or Borgata's similar offering means free-play will have more limited appeal but this may well be a precursor to a real money platform.

The site would probably benefit from lowering the minimum wagering requirements and possibly introducing a milestone type VIP program where players could permanently unlock special features based on how much they have wagered or purchased.

REVIEW RATINGS
INTERFACE 4
SUPPORT 3
BANKING OPTIONS 3
SLOT GAMES VARIETY 3
OTHER GAMES VARIETY 3
STABILITY 4
OVERALL 3.5