Foxwoods Ready To Gamble On The Broadwater

The Foxwoods Development Company wants to be the company that opens a casino at the Broadwater.

On Tuesday, the head of the Foxwoods group called WLOX News. And Gary Armentrout told us the plan being negotiated is to turn 15 acres of Broadwater property immediately north of Highway 90 into a land based casino.

"It's an opportunity we're looking forward to pursue," Armentrout said.

Foxwoods Development is based in St. Louis.  It's trying to get on next month's Mississippi Gaming Commission agenda so it can get the Broadwater site approved.

So you know, the Pequot tribe operates the Foxwoods Casino in Connecticut. However, Armentrout said the Broadwater project wouldn't be run by the native american tribe. It would be run by Foxwoods Development.  That way, Mississippi would have regulatory control over the Biloxi casino. And Foxwoods would pay the same taxes every other coast casino is required to pay.