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Foxwood Sexes Up Its Fun Options with a High Rollers Bowling Alley

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January 7, 2011 at 8:56 AM | by | ()

It turns out you don't have to go to Vegas, Dubai or Macau to experience some high roller fun--you can just go to Connecticut!

That's because the Foxwoods Resort and Casino has completed a brand new High Rollers Luxury Lanes and Lounge with 20 bowling lanes (six of 'em for VIPs), billiards tables, a two-level lounge with a piano and 50-seat marble bar, two full-service bars and more than 60 HDTVs. Already this place, which actually opened back in October, is fulfilling our New Year's Resolutions list for 2011 (see #4.)

In an article from Hospitality Design, we learn that the inspiration for the bowling lanes was actually "evoking the glamour of Las Vegas in the '20s and '30s." Interestingly enough, Vegas casinos weren't actually around in the 20s and the 30s.

Apparently, Kim Kardashian can bypass that whole "bowling shoes only" rule.

The first one opened on Highway 91 in 1931 but the El Rancho Vegas opened in 1941 on what is now known as the Strip.

That little history lesson aside, these bowling lanes are the swankest we've seen with chandeliers lighting up each of the lanes. The lounge spaces and the bars could be right at home in Hollywood somewhere. We're also loving their late-night pizza service on Fridays and Saturday from (11pm to 2am.)

While bowling with your friends in such a nice spot might not cost you many duckets (they have all-you-can-bowl nights for $20), you best be sure to save some cash for the rooms. This month, Foxwoods is pretty booked up on the weekends. We could only find rooms at the Two Trees Inn, the "charming, rustic" option across the street for an average of $194 a night. The Grand Pequot Tower was available midweek for about $165.

Oh and if you're not into bowling, this place also has an ice skating rink open until February 27.

[Photos via Foxwoods and Celebridoodle]

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