MASHANTUCKET, Conn.--(EON: Enhanced Online News)--Foxwoods® Resort Casino has reported slot revenue of $35.4 million for the month of November 2016. This figure is down 6.9 percent compared to $38 million in November of 2015. Handle for the month was $453 million, down 2.7 percent from the $465.7 million wagered in the same month in 2015.
Foxwoods’ contribution to the Connecticut Special Revenue Fund in November 2016 is $9.4 million, bringing the cumulative contribution to the state since Foxwoods opened in 1992 to over $3.9 billion.
November at Foxwoods was chock-full of excitement, led by the official opening of Guy Fieri’s Foxwoods Kitchen + Bar which features a mouthwatering menu from the Food Network’s biggest star. Also launching last month on the entertainment front were The Magical History Tour: A Beatles Memorabilia Exhibition featuring a collection of rare artifacts and stunning photographs from one of the most influential bands in music history, and a Fox Theater residency from world-renowned tribute group Legends in Concert.
The exceptional November show slate continued with festive performances from Donny and Marie Osmond and The Brian Setzer Orchestra, legendary comedy from Martin Lawrence and Bob Newhart, and ‘90s rock nostalgia from the Goo Goo Dolls. Keeping in the holiday spirit, the property also kicked off its fourth annual Stuff the Bus program, collecting donations for the United Way of Southeastern Connecticut’s Tommy Toy Fund.
December is already off to a winning start, as every Monday and Wednesday this month, guests can play in the Foxwoods Holiday Slot Tournament for a chance to win over $40,000 in guaranteed cash and prizes. Those looking to get into the spirit of the season will want to visit the Foxwoods Rink & Winter Patio at the Fox Tower which features outdoor fun for the entire family. Other December entertainment includes shows from Reggaeton superstar Nicky Jam, seasoned comedian Mike Epps, and a special appearance from Ice-T and Coco, who will usher in 2017 in style as celebrity hosts of the Foxwoods Winter Wonderland New Year’s Eve Celebration. Tickets to all Foxwoods events can be purchased at Foxwoods.com.
Looking ahead to Foxwoods’ 25th anniversary in February, the property is celebrating early with the announcement of its Dream Wedding Giveaway this month. The resort has partnered with NBC Connecticut to offer engaged couples nationwide the opportunity of a lifetime, as one lucky pair will win the high-rolling, VIP wedding of their dreams for free. For contest entry, details and eligibility, please visit https://www.foxwoods.com/dreamwedding.
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.