MASHANTUCKET, Conn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Slot revenue at Foxwoods® Resort Casino declined 4.6 percent in July to $48.7 million compared to $51.0 million in July 2012. Total slot wagering or handle at the Casino for the month was $572.3 million, 2.9 percent lower than the $589.4 million reported in the same month in the prior year.
“Our financial results remain on target," said Foxwoods CEO Scott C. Butera. “The Casino is performing as expected given the constant pressure of new competition, and the remainder of our operations are producing in line with expectations.”
The Casino contributed $12.3 million to the Connecticut Special Revenue Fund based on its July slot results. The cumulative contribution to the state of Connecticut since Foxwoods opened in 1992 rose to $3.52 billion.
Upcoming at the Resort is a line-up of top musical and comedy acts. The MGM Grand Theater features the iconic Huey Lewis and the News on August 29; country favorite Alan Jackson appears on September 7 with special guest Gloriana; and tickets are now on sale for the Lionel Richie concert on September 22. For laughs Comix at Foxwoods includes renditions of Last Comic Standing every Wednesday and their Nasty Shows each Saturday. Featured performers also include Tommy Johnagin, Joe Spinnato’s R-Rated Hypnotic Hysteria and Bill Burr. Comix also mix NFL football and comedy on September 12 for the New England Patriots vs. New York Jets game.
Fresh from their 15th Anniversary Celebration, The Mashantucket Pequot Museum and Research Center features an interactive event “Build a Wetu” with Jeff Kalin, who uses the traditional tools and practices of the time to shape and build a 16th century replica of a wetu or wigwam. The two-day event is scheduled for Wednesday & Thursday, Aug. 21 & 22. Pequot history is revisited on August 24 with Battlefields of the Pequot War, a bus tour led by Research Director Dr. Kevin McBride to learn about recently found artifacts and events of the Pequot War. The Archeology of the Mistick Battlefield will be explored on August 30 as Museum experts share new evidence and maps revealing what really happened during the battle at Mistick Fort on May 26, 1637.
About Foxwoods ® Resort Casino
Foxwoods Resort Casino is one of the premier entertainment destinations in the Northeast. As the largest resort casino in North America, Foxwoods offers a vast array of gaming in six casinos; AAA Four-Diamond hotels, restaurants from gourmet to express, world-renowned spas, awarding-winning golf, state-of-the-art theaters, and exclusive retailers. Perfect for both recreation and business, Foxwoods provides modern and versatile convention and meeting space to infuse new life into any meeting or event. Foxwoods Resort Casino is owned and operated by the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation. For a comprehensive look at Foxwoods Resort Casino and Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation visit Foxwoods.com.
About the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation
The Mashantucket Pequots are a native Algonquin people in southeastern Connecticut who endured centuries of conflict and survive today on the oldest continuously occupied reservation in the U.S., dating to its establishment in 1666. As the first native people within the borders of the continental United States to suffer attempted genocidal massacre by Puritan Colonists in 1637, the Pequots and their repatriation is an unprecedented story of restoration exhibited in detail at the Tribe’s world-class Museum and Research Center (www.pequotmuseum.org).