hen the us$ 700 million, 825-room MGM Grand at Foxwoods opens this May, the new casino floor will feature high-speed Ethernet capabilities, enabling the casino and Bally to offer the latest technologies for a fully networked casino floor. MGM Grand at Foxwoods, Connecticut’s third largest casino resort, will have 1,500 slot machines.
"We chose Bally because we know their technology will handle the huge transactional volumes we experience," said Barry Cregan, Acting President of Foxwoods. "Even more important, Bally’s Networked Floor of the Future product offerings, many of which are available today, will provide us with an array of next-generation technologies to take our state-of-the-art new casino to a whole new level."
Among the cutting-edge technologies that Bally will provide to MGM Grand at Foxwoods are its iVIEW interactive player distribution and marketing network capable of cross-promoting everything from gaming promotions to dining outlets and entertainment venues.
Bally will also offer its Power Winners solution to give players the ability to participate in floor-wide random progressive jackpots, along with Power Promotions, which enables "cashless" credits to the slot machine, converts player points to credits, converts promo dollars to credits, and allows credits to be cashable and non-cashable.
Bally’s technology will also enable MGM Grand at Foxwoods to do cross-property ticketing -- the ability to issue and redeem tickets at any of Foxwoods six casinos. "Bally Technologies is proud of this endorsement of our technologies for this lavish new resort," said Richard M. Haddrill, President and CEO of the company. "We look forward to rolling out iVIEW and other server-gaming technologies to give the new casino a competitive edge."