MASHANTUCKET, Conn.--()--Foxwoods® Resort Casino today reported that slot revenues for the month of February 2013 totaled $38.5 million, a decline of 24 percent from the same period in 2012. Handle for the month was $462.7 million, off 23 percent from February 2012. The Casino contributed $9.8 million to the Connecticut Special Revenue Fund based on its February revenue. The cumulative contribution to the state of Connecticut since Foxwoods opened in 1992 rose to $3.46 billion.
The onset of spring brings some of the nation’s top vocal talent to the Resort as Alicia Keys, Marc Antony and Natalie Cole make headline appearances at the MGM Grand Theater beginning April 6. There are also the usual rounds of comedy hosted by Comix at Foxwoods. Pugilist fans can take in the National Collegiate Boxing Association Championships at the Fox Theater April 4-6. Golfers can begin eying tee times at Rees Jones’ award-winning Lake of Isles golf course.
The Mashantucket Pequot Museum and Research Center continues its engaging exhibit of Native dolls that includes video of local Native doll makers and hands-on activities. Today and tomorrow, visitors can enjoy Natasha Smoke Santiago and her dance troupe performing authentic Iroquoian song, dance, and story at 11 am. On the afternoon of Saturday March 23, seven prominent Native New England women leaders will discuss their pivotal community leadership roles over wine, cheese and chocolates.
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 and survive today on the oldest continuously occupied reservation in the U.S., dating to its establishment 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).