MASHANTUCKET, Conn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Foxwoods® Resort Casino has reported slot revenue of $38.1 million for the month of May 2017. This figure is down .9 percent compared to $38.4 million in May of 2016. Handle for the month was $504 million, up 4.5 percent from the $482.2 million wagered in the same month in 2016.
Foxwoods’ contribution to the Connecticut Special Revenue Fund in May 2017 is $10.4 million, bringing the cumulative contribution to the state since Foxwoods opened in 1992 to over $3.9 billion.
This May, as part of the resort casino’s ongoing 25th Anniversary celebration, Foxwoods continued to show its appreciation for the loyal, local guests that have made it all possible with the Connecticut Month promotion. Connecticut natives were eligible for several exclusive rewards and prizes including free hotel suites, additional Foxwoods Rewards points, bonus slot play and more!
The excitement continued as Foxwoods announced a revolutionary new way to win on property thanks to New England’s first skill-based gaming machines, which were unveiled last month. Players can now test their talent at fast-paced games ‘Pharaoh's Secret Temple’ and ‘Nothin' but Net’ on the Fox Tower Casino floor.
June has been jam-packed with exhilarating developments including Foxwoods’ ground-breaking, first-of-its-kind partnership with the CT Lottery to launch the Foxwoods High Roller Scratch Ticket. The scratch tickets feature exclusive, luxury prizes including $125,000 cash and Foxwoods VIP overnight stays, and are available at multiple locations throughout the property as well as CT Lottery retailers across the state.
This month’s world-class entertainment lineup features sure-to-be unforgettable performances from R&B king John Legend, rock and roll luminaries Steve Miller & Peter Frampton and the cast of the jaw-dropping, death defying hit Broadway musical Pippin, which arrives at Foxwoods for an extended run as part of the ongoing Broadway Series. Tickets to all events can be purchased at foxwoods.com.
Guests have plenty to look forward to this summer including the recently-announced HighFlyer Zipline, a 33-story high thrill ride launching guests from the top of the Fox Tower to the Mashantucket Pequot Museum & Research Center at speeds up to 60 miles-per-hour.
Foxwoods will also be adding a new name to its growing list of delicious dining experiences. Caputo Trattoria will open later this summer and is set to feature Italian cuisine from various regions, including coastal classics, Roman favorites and Northern delicacies.
About Foxwoods Resort Casino
25 Years Proud: Since 1992, Foxwoods Resort Casino has offered guests The Wonder Of It All as the premier resort destination in the Northeast. As the largest resort casino in North America, Foxwoods offers a vast array of gaming in seven casinos, AAA Four-Diamond hotels, restaurants from gourmet to quick service, world-renowned spas, award-winning golf, state-of-the-art theaters, and exclusive retailers. Foxwoods is owned and operated by the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation and was the first full-service casino built on tribal land, pioneering a nationwide movement that now includes more than 400 gaming properties owned and operated by over 200 tribes across the U.S. For more information on Foxwoods and the property’s 25th Anniversary celebrations, 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 survival on the oldest continuously occupied reservation in the U.S. (est. 1666). As the first native people within the continental United States to survive attempted genocidal massacre by European immigrants (1637), the Mashantucket Pequots have an unprecedented story of restoration, which is exhibited at their world-class Museum and Research Center (www.pequotmuseum.org). For more information, visit www.mashantucket.com.