MASHANTUCKET, Conn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Foxwoods® Resort Casino has reported slot revenue of $38.7 million for the month of March 2017. This figure is up 3.2 percent compared to $37.5 million in March of 2016. Handle for the month was $494.5 million, up 8.6 percent from the $455.3 million wagered in the same month in 2016.
Foxwoods’ contribution to the Connecticut Special Revenue Fund in March 2017 is $10.1 million, bringing the cumulative contribution to the state since Foxwoods opened in 1992 to over $3.9 billion.
Foxwoods continued its 25th Anniversary celebration by providing guests with chances to win big at every turn. Every Friday throughout March, guests had a chance to walk away with $250,000 as part of the $250,000 Anniversary Sweepstakes. Additionally, four Foxwoods Rewards members each won a brand new 2017 Jeep Renegade as part of the 4 Jeeps Sweepstakes.
The March entertainment slate was stellar, highlighted by unforgettable performances from GRAMMY Award-winning superstar Alicia Keys, pop icons Walk Off the Earth and internationally renowned vocal trio, Il Volo. The fun continued with hilarious comedians Amy Schumer, Carrot Top and George Lopez bringing the laughs to Foxwoods all month long. Singing sensation Jordan Smith rounded out March by rocking the state-of-the-art Fox Theater.
April is off to a wicked good start at Foxwoods, as Massachusetts residents are being rewarded with exciting offers and prizes all month long as part of the property’s Wicked Good Times celebration. Promotions for Bay State guests include Play on Patriots’ Day on April 17, where they can earn bonus points and offers on their favorite slot machine or table game, and the Massachusetts Day Hot Seat Sweepstakes on April 21, when Foxwoods Rewards cardholder will be automatically entered for selection in the “hot seat” every 30 minutes to win prizes. Every Sunday in April, Massachusetts residents can enter to win an overnight stay in one of 25 free hotel suites by opting in at any Foxwoods Rewards Booth.
Foxwoods provided guests treats rather than tricks for April Fools’ Day, as the first of the month ushered in a sweet Sugar Factory American Brasserie Grand Opening party featuring celebrity hosts Nick Cannon and Nina Agdal. Nick lit up the DJ booth and both he and Nina mingled with party-goers while sampling Sugar Factory’s signature cocktails and decadent treats.
With a fantastic show from pop star Marc Anthony and a five-day residency from unparalleled artistic spectacle Cirque Éloize Cirkopolis already in the books, the April entertainment lineup is already in full bloom. Later this month keep an eye out for performances from world-class standup Sarah Silverman and platinum-selling rockers The Fray as well as the Ruff Ryder’s Reunion featuring a host of hip-hop legends. Tickets to all Foxwoods 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, 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.