Adding some spice to the shindig, Audrina Patridge showed up at the Foxwoods Resort Casino “Liquid Sundays” pool party in a super sexy bikini on Sunday (July 22).
The former “Hills” hottie was all smiles as she pranced around in a black and white two-piece at the Mashantucket, Connecticut shindig as fans and shutterbugs looked on.
Audrina truly was the center of attention as she snacked on poolside treats and sipped Crown Royal cocktails during the East Coast soiree.
In a previous interview, Patridge confessed she loves wearing swimsuits- "I don't even think twice about wearing a swimsuit because it's always been a part of my lifestyle, but I have girlfriends who are so afraid to show their bodies. They won't take off their towels at the beach or pool. It's a shame because everyone can look good in a suit."
Enjoy the pictures of Audrina Patridge showing off her bikini body at Foxwoods Resort Casino's "Liquid Sundays" pool party.(July 22).
Foxwoods Resort Casino is a hotel-casino in Ledyard, Connecticut on the Mashantucket Pequot Indian Reservation. Together with the MGM Grand at Foxwoods, it is one of the largest casino complexes in the world in terms of floor space for gaming. The entire resort comprises 4,700,000 sq ft (440,000 m2) of space. The casino has over 380 gaming tables including blackjack, craps, roulette, and poker. Foxwoods also has the most slot machines of any casino in the world,numbering 6,300. There are several restaurants including a Hard Rock Cafe. Foxwoods has 2,266 hotel rooms and a two-story arcade for children and teens.
Foxwoods was founded in 1986 as a bingo hall.The casino was financed by Lim Goh Tong, a Chinese Malaysian who founded the only legal casino in Malaysia. Lim died in October 2007.
In 1992, the owners, the Mashantucket Pequot Tribe, added table games, followed shortly by slot machines in 1993. G. Michael Brown became the chairman of the casino in 1993. The casino agreed to pay 25 percent of their slot revenue to the state of Connecticut, a sum that now amounts to almost $200 million per year as of 2007.
A poker room and a high-limit game area with 30 tables were added in 1995. A smoke-free casino, designed for non-smokers, was completed in 1996. In 1997, a deluxe tower, the Grand Pequot Tower, was opened for business.
Construction started in November 2005 on a $700 million expansion at Foxwoods. On April 25, 2006, Foxwoods announced that they would lease the MGM Grand brand name for the new building, and that MGM Mirage would be a partner in the expansion project. The expansion, entitled The MGM Grand at Foxwoods, opened on May 17, 2008. It is a separate building from the main Foxwoods resort, but is connected by a moving walkway. Amenities at the MGM Grand at Foxwoods include:
53 table games
1,400 slot machines
825 hotel rooms/suites
4,000 seat performing arts theater
Four restaurants and four retail outlets
Beginning with an employee led website to gain support and sharing of ideas of how to react to the changes employees had been going through, a small base of employees approached some union organizations to determine if unionizing would be the best fit for the dealers of foxwoods casino. After deciding on the UAW in June 2007, the UAW helped start collecting signatures from dealers in support of a union, the United Auto Workers announced in September 2007 that it had collected the requisite number of signatures needed to hold an election to determine whether table games and poker dealers desired union representation. The Tribe challenged the jurisdiction of the National Labor Relations Board over on-reservation Native American enterprises. Following hearings, the National Labor Relations Board ruled in favor of the union and ordered a union election to be conducted. On November 24, 2007, employees voted to unionize with 60 percent in favor and 40 percent against. The Foxwood dealers cast 1,289 ballots for the union, 852 against representation, and 36 additional ballots were challenged. Approximately 2,700 dealers and dual-rate dealers were eligible to vote in the election.
After the workers won their union, Foxwoods Casino appealed the election results, reasserting its jurisdictional challenge and claiming that the National Labor Relations Board made mistakes in conducting the vote, that the NLRB only printed the ballot in English and only provided notices explaining the election in only one form of the Chinese language, disenfranchised workers, and that interactions by union officials and some voters were unlawful. An NLRB Administrative Law Judge ruled that the union and the board provided ample explanation of the election in a variety of languages. Foxwoods has appealed the decision.
The Foxwoods dealers union have also pushed the state of Connecticut to improve the conditions of their workplace. Workers and union organizers pushed to have legislation that would ban smoking on the casino floors of Foxwoods and Mohegan Sun. The Mashantucket tribe has opposed a complete ban on smoking, however in May 2009, Connecticut Governor M. Jodi Rell signed an agreement with Foxwoods Casino to voluntarily limit smoking areas in the casino.
Currently,the Mashantucket Pequot and the UAW are negotiating on a contract under the Mashantucket Pequot's tribal law. As of December 18, 2008, these negotiations have resulted in at least 21 dealers returning to work following a massive layoff of 700 employees in October 2008.
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