MASHANTUCKET, Conn.--()--Foxwoods Resort Casino® today reported August 2012 slot revenue of $50.5 million on handle of $592.5 million. The revenue figure represents a 3.3 percent decline compared to the same month a year ago; handle was off 6.3 percent from August of 2011.
“as our slot revenue steadies to within a narrow range of $50 million a month.”
“Our August results demonstrate a trend toward market stabilization,” said Foxwoods CEO Scott C. Butera, “as our slot revenue steadies to within a narrow range of $50 million a month.”
Foxwoods contributed $12.8 million to the Connecticut Special Revenue Fund in August 2012, bringing the cumulative contribution to the state of Connecticut since the Resort Casino opened in 1992 to more than $3.40 billion.
Foxwoods continues its strong Fall line-up of top entertainment including LeeAnn Rimes, Howie Mandel, Craig Ferguson, Heart, John Legend and more. October will feature Extraordinary Eats, a month long culinary series featuring celebrity chef dinners hosted by Tom Colicchio, Jacques Pepin, David Burke and others. There will be wine, beer and spirit tastings and dining specials across the property’s restaurants.
ABOUT FOXWOODS ® RESORT CASINO
Foxwoods Resort Casino is one of the premier entertainment destinations 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 express, world-renowned spas, awarding-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. At Foxwoods, you can be anyone and do everything with endless possibilities of experiences that are Anything but Ordinary. 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 www.Foxwoods.com.
About the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation
The Mashantucket Pequots are a native Algonquin people in southeastern Connecticut who endured centuries of conflict, survival, and continuity on and around one of America’s oldest Indian reservations, established 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). Today, the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation owns the largest resort casino in North America, Foxwoods Resort Casino (www.foxwoods.com), along with several other economic ventures, including the Lake of Isles Golf Course (www.lakeofisles.com); a joint-venture partnership establishing the MGM Grand at Foxwoods; and Foxwoods Development Company, dedicated to world-class resort development throughout the United States and Caribbean. All together, the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation remains one of the State of Connecticut’s highest tax payers and largest employers, and has contributed more than $3 billion to the state of Connecticut in accordance with the Tribe’s gaming-revenue-sharing agreement, established in 1993. Likewise, the Tribe provides significant financial contributions to state and local nonprofit organizations that support neighboring communities.