MASHANTUCKET, Conn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Foxwoods® Resort Casino has reported slot revenue of $35.7 million for the month of January 2016. This figure is up 4.7 percent compared to $34.1 million in January of 2015. Handle for the month was $448.8 million, up 5.6 percent from the $424.8 million wagered in the same month in 2015.
Foxwoods’ contribution to the Connecticut Special Revenue Fund in January 2016 is $9.2 million, bringing the cumulative contribution to the state since Foxwoods opened in 1992 to over $3.8 billion.
This past month saw the opening of Foxwoods’ newest fine dining experience, VUE 24, which offers breathtaking panoramic views from the 24th floor of the Grand Pequot Tower and exquisite Continental cuisine expertly crafted by Chef Michael Yaffe, formerly of the Eiffel Tower Restaurant in Las Vegas. VUE 24 will host a private press event with celebrity chef Robert Irvine on February 22nd to kick off Savor, A celebration of Wine, Food & Spirits presented by Foxwoods.
The festivities continued elsewhere on property with Baseball Winter Weekend featuring legends of past and present. Fan-favorite players including Xander Bogaerts, Dustin Pedroia, Wade Boggs and Fred Lynn joined Red Sox Nation for a weekend of town hall discussions, autograph sessions and baseball clinics. The athletics continued at the Fox Tower skating rink, as Foxwoods hit the ice with a 3-on-3 Pond Hockey Tournament. To cap off an exciting month, Richard S. of South Lee, Massachusetts won the Winter Games slot tournament finale in exciting fashion, leaving Foxwoods with $100,000 in winnings!
Foxwoods rang in 2016 with marquee comedians Arsenio Hall, Wanda Sykes, Trevor Noah and Frank Caliendo. The January fun continued at the state-of-the-art Grand Theater with a smooth performance from R&B super-group Jodeci and an electric showing from Yandel and Farruko as part of The Dangerous and Visionary Tour. Guests were also treated to unforgettable nights of music from EDM wunderkind Pierce Fulton and alternative rock sensation Brian Fallon and The Crowes.
Foxwoods’ star-studded February began with two shows from international Latin pop phenomenon Enrique Iglesias. The pop magic continues with Adam Lambert and hip-hop mega-act, Future at the Grand Theater. Looking for laughs? The property will be hosting a full slate of star comedians including Bill Burr, Paula Poundstone and Jim Norton. Other additions to the packed entertainment slate include Lion Fight 28 and Disney’s FANTASIA – Live in Concert.
About Foxwoods® Resort Casino
Foxwoods Resort Casino is the premier resort destination 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 quick service, world-renowned spas, award-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).