Foxwoods was one of the earlier casinos to establish revised rules as a result of the ongoing closures due to the Coronavirus stay at home policies. With the closures continuing to extend, they recently revised their plans to be more generous and give players ample time to adapt given some may be initially skittish.
Here is where things stand for Foxwoods after the latest changes.
Six Month Tier Collapsed into Previous One
Foxwoods has a tier structure that is six months in length, and resets every October and April. This matches their closest competition in Mohegan Sun, which is on the same cycle. Originally players were given a two month extension to the October 1, 2019-March 31, 2020 tier cycle, allowing any points earned through May 31 to be added to the previous six months to determine status. Those same points would count torwards the April 1-October 31, 2020 cycle.
However, they have now announced that all points earned between October 1, 2019 and September 30, 2020 will be pooled together for the October 1, 2020-March 31, 2021 cycle to determine if you’ve earned a new tier. You would then keep that tier through March 31, 2021 while you work to earn points in that cycle.
Keep Your Tier Into 2021
If you didn’t meet the tier, players who earned status previously and had it as of the casino shutdown can keep it through March 31, 2021 – so even if you don’t renew your tier in the extended tier year, you keep it one more cycle. This will no doubt satisfy players who may wish to keep their distance for awhile even have casinos reopen.
Certain players who were close to the next tier were auto-upgraded as part of these changes as well.
Historical Play Will Be Retained
They’ve put a pause in the computer systems on rating play to ensure that existing offers are not negatively impacted when things come back online. Since offers are based on players’ past play, avoiding the system in thinking they aren’t coming around for awhile will protect players’ offers.
As such, Foxwoods is being somewhat aggressive in ensuring players are comfortable with the steps taken so when they return they aren’t losing out. I looked for a similar breakdown at Mohegan Sun and it is not on their website, but presumably before they reopen it will be announced, so as soon as details are clear I will publish here as well.