MASHANTUCKET, Conn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Foxwoods® Resort Casino has reported slot revenue of $42.1 million for the month of August 2017. This figure is up .5 percent compared to $41.9 million in August of 2016. Handle for the month was $523 million, down .8 percent from the $527.1 million wagered in the same month in 2016.
Foxwoods’ contribution to the Connecticut Special Revenue Fund in August 2017 is $11.2 million, bringing the cumulative contribution to the state since Foxwoods opened in 1992 to over $4 billion.
Luck was in the air this August at Foxwoods as Danny R. from Florida took home a life-changing $799,793 table game jackpot with a Royal Straight Flush!
The excitement continued with Foxwoods’ jam-packed entertainment slate featuring extended runs from fan favorites and tribute show pioneers, Legends in Concert as well as Australia’s hottest export, Thunder From Down Under. Guests looking for a laugh were in for a treat as star actor and comedian Kevin James and renowned comic Brian Regan put their stand-up chops on display at the state-of-the-art Grand Theater.
Foxwoods also had the honor of hosting the Jeffrey Osborne Celebrity Classic, New England’s premier sports and celebrity event with proceeds benefiting non-profit organizations who support children’s access to music and the arts as well as those who provide a safe-haven for families in need. Along with Jeffrey Osborne, A-listers Chris Tucker and Cedric the Entertainer joined the festivities and added their star-power to the fundraising efforts.
September at Foxwoods kicked off with a bang as Bruno M. from New Hampshire took home the $250,000 Grand Prize at the Dream Slot Tournament Grand Finale with celebrity host Mario Lopez.
The star-studded affairs continued with Foxwoods’ Studio 25 celebration, an extravagant night out that featured a silver anniversary spin on the famous Studio 54 in New York City. Hip-hop heavyweight Fabolous, Bravo TV darling Kim Zolciak, singer Christina Milian, actor Joseph Sikora and the Breakfast Club’s DJ Envy helped party-goers celebrate late into the night.
Foxwoods’ adventure tourism portfolio grew this month with the Grand Opening of Foxwoods Thrill Tower featuring Sky Launch and Sky Drop, two hair-rising rides sure to give even the boldest guest an adrenaline rush. Tickets can be purchased online or in-person at the attraction’s outdoor ticket window at the Fox Tower, with special discounts offered for Foxwoods Rewards members.
Still to come this month: can’t miss shows from Daily Show host Trevor Noah, Beach Boys legend Brian Wilson and pop sensation Luis Fonsi. Tickets to all events can be purchased at foxwoods.com.
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, exclusive retailers and free-to-play online casino games at FoxwoodsONLINE.com. 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.