MASHANTUCKET, Conn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Foxwoods® Resort Casino has reported slot revenue of $36.2 million for the month of February 2016. This figure is up 14.7 percent compared to $31.6 million in February of 2015. Handle for the month was $441.3 million, up 15.3 percent from the $382.9 million wagered in the same month in 2015.
Foxwoods’ contribution to the Connecticut Special Revenue Fund in February 2016 is $9.2 million, bringing the cumulative contribution to the state since Foxwoods opened in 1992 to over $3.8 billion.
Foxwoods brought the heat in February with a dynamic entertainment lineup bolstered by top comedians Paula Poundstone, Jim Norton and Bill Burr as well as the multi-talented William Shatner. The fun continued with mesmerizing performances by international pop star Enrique Iglesias and American singer, song writer and actor Adam Lambert. Not to be outdone, hip-hop sensation Future rocked Foxwoods’ state-of-the-art Grand Theater for two unforgettable nights. Disney’s “FANTASIA: Live in Concert” brought the family fun with an assist from the Czech National Symphony Orchestra. Hard rock fixture-turned-country-star Aaron Lewis and beloved comedy band, The Dan Band rounded out Foxwoods’ musical guests for the month. February ended on a high note as Lion Fight 28 returned to the property for a night of world class Muay Thai action.
Elsewhere on property, Foxwoods and celebrity chef Robert Irvine introduced the second annual Savor, A celebration of Wine, Food & Spirits with a private press event at VUE 24, Foxwoods’ recently opened fine dining experience.
To kick off March, Foxwoods unveiled its brand new gourmet pastry shop, Cake by Franck. Helmed by the property’s renowned Executive Pastry Chef Franck Iglesias, Cake by Franck offers classic New England and seasonal desserts with a twist. The unprecedented reveals did not stop there, as Foxwoods announced FoxPerx, the property’s brand new real-time slots bonusing program. Guests can learn more about FoxPerx and sign up for rewards by visiting https://www.foxwoods.com/fox-perx/
This month, the Fox and Grand Theaters have already played host to uproarious comedians Piff the Magic Dragon, Bob Saget and Kathy Griffin as well as iconic pop punk rockers, Fall Out Boy. The dynamic entertainment line-up continues with upcoming appearances from comedians Tracy Morgan and David Cross, country singer Steve Daggett and R&B 90s Remix 3 with Blackstreet, Dru Hill and Jagged Edge.
If you’re looking to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in style, don your green attire and join the “Get Shamrocked” pub crawl at 10 of Foxwoods’ participating bars on March 17. Participants can redeem their commemorative coaster for $17 off a tattoo of their choice at King Ink through the end of the month. For more details, visit https://www.foxwoods.com/st-patricks-2016/
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 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.