NORWICH, Conn., May 18 (UPI) -- Singer John Mayer says he felt comfortable returning to his home state of Connecticut to help christen the opening of the $700 million Foxwoods Casino.
The Connecticut native said while the new gambling resort had all the glitz and glamor of a regular Las Vegas casino, there was something very familiar to the site, the Hartford (Conn.) Courant reported Sunday.
"If you put me in a box and dropped me off here I would know I am in Connecticut," Mayer said during Saturday's grand opening. "There is something about Connecticut, a patina."
The star-studded event, which benefited the Motion Picture & Television Fund, also featured the likes of actress Catherina Zeta-Jones and her husband, actor Michael Douglas.
"This is an organization where we take care of our own," Douglas said of the event's beneficiaries.