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Connecticut is home to a pair of Native American casino resorts: The Mohegan Sun and Foxwoods Resort Casino/MGM Grand at Foxwoods complex. Both offer slots, table games and betting on horse races from across the country.

The Mohegan Sun’s four-year-old Casino of the Wind is the newest of four gaming areas. It features a smoke-free, 42-table poker room and a 35-foot animated water wall. Casino of the Earth has two smoke-free areas, plus an indoor planetarium, an enclosed smoke-free room and the Wolf Den entertainment space. Sunrise Square is where you’ll find Asian gaming and Cantonese barbecue.

Mohegan Sun

The Mohegan has all the resort amenities you’d expect, including a spa, shops and meeting space. Both the golf course and the clubhouse at Mohegan Sun Country Club at Pautipaug have undergone major renovations this year. Live music is also a big draw here. On Aug. 30, the resort will host the Carnival of Madness Tour, featuring Evanescence, Chevelle, Cayo and New Medicine.

Foxwoods Resort Casino debuted as a bingo hall in 1986, before table games, slots and high-stakes poker came along in the ’90s. Things really exploded in 2008, with the $700 million MGM Grand expansion. Both Foxwoods properties are located on the same property, connected by a moving walkway. .Expect big-name live entertainment, including Jerry Seinfeld (Aug. 10-11), Jane’s Addiction (Aug. 18) and Duran Duran (Aug. 24). For kids, Foxwoods offers a two-story arcade and a 35,000-square-foot bowling alley. Other amenities include a museum, a golf course (with golf academy) and a spa. Those coming

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