MASHANTUCKET, Conn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Foxwoods® Resort Casino has reported slot revenue of $40.1 million for the month of September 2017. This figure is up 3.8 percent compared to $38.6 million in September of 2016. Handle for the month was $498.8 million, up 4.5 percent from the $477.2 million wagered in the same month in 2016.
Foxwoods’ contribution to the Connecticut Special Revenue Fund in September 2017 is $10.7 million, bringing the cumulative contribution to the state since Foxwoods opened in 1992 to over $4 billion.
Excitement was in the air at Foxwoods this September as Bruno M. from New Hampshire began the month by taking home the $250,000 prize at the Dream Slot Tournament Grand Finale with celebrity host Mario Lopez.
The fun continued with the grand opening of the Foxwoods Thrill Tower featuring Sky Drop and Sky Launch, two soaring adventure tourism attractions sure to get your adrenaline pumping. Tickets can be purchased online or in-person at the outdoor ticket window at the Fox Tower, with special discounts offered for Foxwoods Rewards members.
There’s always something new at Foxwoods and September was no exception as the resort casino, along with racing enthusiast and Fast N’ Loud star Richard Rawlings, announced plans to build a multi-level, European-style indoor karting center with gas-powered karts capable of going up to 40 miles per hour! To get your motor running, visit Foxwoods.com/karting for more information.
Driving buzz elsewhere on property, Foxwoods’ world-class entertainment slate in September included unforgettable shows from rock and roll legend Brian Wilson, hip-hop superstar Bryson Tiller and The Daily Show host Trevor Noah.
With performances from international pop phenomenon Mariah Carey and famed singer Engelbert Humperdinck earlier this month, the October entertainment lineup is already one for the books! Foxwoods guests won’t want to miss ‘The Godmother of Soul’ Patti LaBelle who is set to perform at the state-of-the-art Grand Theater on October 21.
Foodies are in luck this fall as Foxwoods is proud to welcome Chef Paul Liebrandt as Guest Chef in Residence at David Burke Prime. A Michelin star-winning culinary expert and the subject of the Emmy-nominated and James Beard Award-winning HBO documentary “A Matter of Taste,” Chef Paul is set to host an exclusive cocktail and tasting event with a carefully curated menu on October 19. 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.