MASHANTUCKET, Conn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Foxwoods® Resort Casino has reported slot revenue of $37.5 million for the month of March 2016. This figure is down 7.3 percent compared to $40.4 million in March of 2015. Handle for the month was $455.3 million, down 10.3 percent from the $507.5 million wagered in the same month in 2015.
Foxwoods’ contribution to the Connecticut Special Revenue Fund in March 2016 is $9.4 million, bringing the cumulative contribution to the state since Foxwoods opened in 1992 to over $3.8 billion.
The month was highlighted by the largest progressive table games jackpot in the history of Foxwoods Resort Casino, when a North Reading, Mass. resident scored $612,159.27 in winnings.
Foxwoods also unveiled FoxPerx, the property’s brand new real-time slots bonusing program which guarantees 1,000 additional winners per day. Guests can learn more about FoxPerx and sign up for rewards by visiting https://www.foxwoods.com/fox-perx/.
There was no shortage of laughter at Foxwoods in March as the property hosted an all-star lineup of comedians including Tracy Morgan, Bob Saget, Kathy Griffin, David Cross, Piff the Magic Dragon and Bob Marley. Guests were also treated to a once-in-a-lifetime night of storytelling from legendary screen star Sophia Loren. The entertainment hot streak continued with a rocking performance from notorious pop-punk band Fall Out Boy. R&B 90s Remix 3 with Blackstreet, Dru Hill and Jagged Edge rounded out the month’s slate with a fun throwback performance.
The treats continued elsewhere on property as Foxwoods opened its brand new gourmet pastry shop, Cake by Franck. Led by the property’s renowned Executive Pastry Chef Franck Iglesias, Cake by Franck continues to delight guests, offering classic New England and seasonal desserts with a twist. Foxwoods also tapped the spirit of March by celebrating St. Patrick’s Day the right way, leading guests on the “Get Shamrocked” pub crawl which included 10 of the property’s bars.
April is showering even more excitement on Foxwoods, as the property has already hosted performances from the influential British rock band The Cult as well as America’s Got Talent stars Nick Cannon and Howie Mandel, who united for a hilarious night of comedy. Upcoming entertainment highlights include turns from star comedians Kevin James and Vic Dibitetto, rock shows from Kansas, Walk Off the Earth and The Doobie Brothers, and hip-hop magic from I Love the 90’s featuring Salt-N-Pepa, Vanilla Ice, Tone Loc, Coolio, All-4-One and Biz Markie.
Just in time for school vacation, Foxwoods hosts Kids Week starting April 18, offering a wide range of free activities for the whole family including arts and crafts, face painting, movies, games and air brush tattoos. The highlight of the week: an appearance by everyone’s favorite canine Clifford the Big Red Dog, who hits the Fox Theater stage for an interactive musical; tickets can be purchased at www.foxwoods.com/Clifford.
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.