MASHANTUCKET, Conn.--(EON: Enhanced Online News)--Foxwoods® Resort Casino has reported slot revenue of $34.8 million for the month of January 2017. This figure is down 2.6 percent compared to $35.7 million in January of 2016. Handle for the month was $454.1 million, up 1.2 percent from the $448.7 million wagered in the same month in 2016.
Foxwoods’ contribution to the Connecticut Special Revenue Fund in January 2017 is $9.1 million, bringing the cumulative contribution to the state since Foxwoods opened in 1992 to over $3.9 billion.
Guests at Foxwoods won big money and lavish, complimentary trips in January with Cash Cube Sundays and the Foxwoods to Caesars Vegas Giveaway. The winter excitement continued as the property announced its exclusive new Broadway Series, the first of its kind in the region, featuring multi-show performances of Broadway classics “42nd Street,” “Pippin,” and “MAMMA MIA!”
The January entertainment lineup sparkled with star turns from “The Empress of Soul” Gladys Knight as well as hilarious comedians Artie Lange and Bob Marley. Guests also had the opportunity to take in Baseball Winter Weekend with the Red Sox, a star-studded event where Sox legends of past and present treated fans to autograph sessions, insider panels and much more!
February is already off to a winning start as Richard N. of Fitchburg, MA won a $250,000 slot jackpot. Everyone is a winner this month at Foxwoods as the property begins its 25th Anniversary festivities with a February 15 kickoff party featuring a giant cake cutting, speeches from Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Council Chairman Rodney Butler, Foxwoods President and CEO Felix Rappaport and Lieutenant Governor of Connecticut Nancy Wyman, over $250,000 in exciting giveaways including a luxurious Foxwoods getaway, Rolex watches and Patriots and Red Sox tickets, as well as the reveal of the Foxwoods Dream Wedding Giveaway winner.
The action-packed 25th Anniversary Week continues with can’t-miss, free concerts from pop sensation Kesha and Motown legend Smokey Robinson. The shows will take place at the Grand and Fox Theater, respectively and single tickets will be given out on a first-come-first-serve basis. But wait, there’s more! Additional sure-to-be unforgettable entertainment throughout the week includes performances from Rascal Flatts, John Fogerty, Ashanti & Ja Rule and KC and the Sunshine Band.
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.