MASHANTUCKET, Conn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Foxwoods® Resort Casino today reported slot revenue of $44.3 million for the month of July. This figure is down 8.9 percent compared to $48.7 million in July of 2013. Handle for the month was $532.2 million, down 7.0 percent from the $572.3 million wagered in the same month in 2013.
Foxwoods’ contribution to the Connecticut Special Revenue Fund this month is $11.2 million bringing the cumulative contribution to the state since Foxwoods opened in 1992 to nearly $3.6 billion.
Big names and headline events take center stage at Foxwoods as summer begins to wind down. Reality TV royalty takes over Foxwoods Liquid Sundays, Vegas-style pool party, with Khloe Kardashian and Scott Disick hosting this Sunday and the WWE’s Bella Twins on August 31. Plus, meet Wally from Boston’s championship baseball team and see all three championship trophies on Saturday, August 30.
Foxwoods will celebrate the grand opening of its modern new retail concourse with a huge celebration open to the public on Friday, August 29. Also, on Labor Day weekend Foxwoods and Comix present Box Office superstar Gabriel Iglesias from the “Fluffy Movie” on August 30. Iconic rockers ZZ Top and Jeff Beck perform on Sunday, August 31.
Amid all this excitement, is the $20 Million Dollar “Summer of Dreams” featuring 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.
As September rolls around, Foxwoods is proud to host the hugely popular UFC; making its returns to Connecticut for the first time in nearly a decade on Friday, September 5. The five-round main event pits two of the best middleweights against one another as fourth-ranked Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza takes on seventh-ranked Gegard Mousasi in a bout that could determine the division’s next title contender. Slash, from Guns ‘n Roses fame, also performs at Foxwoods that night.
Adding another dimension to the entertainment offering is Broadway style shows like the Bronx Tale (Sept. 6) and Michael Amante (Oct. 3).
The Mashantucket Pequot Museum and Research Center continues to feature The Bison: American Icon. This exhibit explores the dramatic changes that occurred to bison and its habitat, and to the people who depended on it for their daily existence. The Bison features Plains Indian objects, contemporary Native art, popular culture items, small models and sculptures, natural history materials, and vivid images. 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).