MASHANTUCKET, Conn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Foxwoods® Resort Casino today reported slot revenue of $43.7 million for the month of May. This figure is down 9.3 percent compared to $48.2 million in May of 2013. Handle for the month was $541.8 million, down 2.9 percent from the $557.9 million wagered in the same month in 2013.
Foxwoods’ contribution to the Connecticut Special Revenue Fund this month is $11.7 million bringing the cumulative contribution to the state since Foxwoods opened in 1992 to nearly $3.6 billion.
The excitement at Foxwoods Resort Casino continues to build as the first day of summer quickly approaches. The property’s $20,000,000 “Summer of Dreams” is in full swing featuring the ultimate summer-time experience with cash prizes, luxurious gift giveaways, unique experiences, and property-wide discounts including the Ultimate Dream Giveaway, 100 Days of Summer scratch game, Million-Dollar Mega Slot and more.
Headlining world class entertainment is today’s hottest performer Jennifer Lopez, for an exclusive, one-time performance at the Grand Theater on June 21; the legendary Dianna Ross appears on June 22; and most recently announced, pop star Austin Mahone on August 15. For laughs, there are comedy superstars from stage and screen including Jerry Seinfeld, George Lopez, the Wayans brothers and more. Plus, Comix at Foxwoods features the Nasty Show every Saturday.
The Mashantucket Pequot Museum and Research Center is gearing up for its Cultural Survival Bazaar, featuring indigenous artists from around the world selling fair-trade products including traditional and contemporary crafts, artwork, clothing, jewelry, carpets, and accessories. The weekend event is scheduled for June 20-22 and a portion of the proceeds goes toward supporting indigenous cultures around the globe. Every Sunday, June 22-Aug. 31, visit the Museum from 11am- 2pm for “Sundaes on Sundays” ice cream social. Learn more about these exciting exhibits and all the attractions at the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Museum by visiting pequotmuseum.org
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).