MASHANTUCKET, Conn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--October 2012 slot revenues at Foxwoods Resort Casino® were $42.9 million, a decline of $7.9 million or 15.6 percent from the same month last year. Handle for the month was $519.6 million, a drop of $77.2 million or 12.9 percent from October 2011. In addition to continued market factors, Super Storm Sandy adversely impacted the results as regional gaming patrons coped with the weather disaster.
The Resort contributed $11.1 million to the Connecticut Special Revenue Fund in October 2012, bringing the cumulative contribution to the state of Connecticut since the Foxwoods opened in 1992 to $3.42 billion.
As the holiday season approaches, Foxwoods is lighting up its MGM Grand Theater with music and dancing to fit the occasion. So You Think You Can Dance Tour 2012; The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly; and the timeless Hall & Oates appear in November. Music sensation Celtic Woman performs beloved Christmas songs in a unique symphonic setting December 1.
Now through February 24 visitors can browse “Victory: An Exhibition Celebrating Boston Sports” in the Great Cedar Exhibition Hall. The Pequot Museum is presenting Neetôpáwees: Dolls as Ambassadors of Native Culture, a new exhibit featuring historic and contemporary dolls from the Museum’s collection. Sponsored by the Pepsi Bottling Group, the exhibit includes family-friendly activities and a new film featuring interviews with six local Native doll makers.
ABOUT THE MASHANTUCKET PEQUOT TRIBAL NATION
The Mashantucket Pequots are a native Algonquin people in Southeastern Connecticut known for their “Pequot spirit of survival”. Their unprecedented story can be relived in vivid detail at the Tribe’s world-renowned Mashantucket Pequot Museum and Research Center. The tenacity of the Mashantucket Pequots brought them through centuries of persecution to economic prominence today. Since opening one of the first Native American gaming halls in the country in 1986, the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation (MPTN) has also developed a host of lucrative economic ventures including the Lake of Isles Golf Course and the Spa at Norwich Inn. The MPTN is one of Connecticut’s highest state tax payers and largest employers. The Tribe provides significant financial contributions to state and local nonprofit organizations that support neighboring communities. For a comprehensive look the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation, visit www.mptn-nsn.gov.
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, 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. 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 Foxwoods.com.