MASHANTUCKET, Conn.--(EON: Enhanced Online News)--Slot revenue at Foxwoods® Resort Casino during September 2013 topped $44.8 million, just 3.2 percent lower than the same month last year during which there were five business Saturdays. Slot handle at the Casino last month was $508.1 million, down 7.0 percent from September 2012.
Foxwoods contributed $11.2 million to the Connecticut Special Revenue Fund based on its September slot results. For its fiscal 2013, the Resort contributed $137.2 million to the Fund. The cumulative contribution to the State since Foxwoods opened in 1992 rose to $3.54 billion.
With Autumn leaves falling, Foxwoods Halloween Party will be the event of the season. This year’s event features guest appearances by a couple of celebrity “heavyweights”: Lindsay Lohan and champion boxer “Pretty Boy” Floyd Mayweather, Jr. There will prizes for the best costumes and a Monster Mash Candy Bar experience fit for a ghoul! Scorpion Bar is also rocking it out for Hallows Eve with the Sexy and Scary Scorpion Girls dressed as Dark Angels and free entry for guests wearing costumes.
Other headliners featured at the property this month include The Fray (Oct. 18), Carlos Mencia (Oct. 19), John Legend (Oct. 20), The Wanted (Oct. 25) and Brian Regan (Oct. 26). Next month at the MGM Grand Theater at Foxwoods, Grammy and Golden Globe winner Liza Minnelli performs on Nov. 8; and best-selling author and two-time Emmy winner Kathy Griffin appears on Nov. 9.
Real Pirates: The Untold Story of the Whydah continues in the Great Cedar Exhibition Hall. Organized by National Geographic and Premier Exhibitions, Inc., it brings the classical age of 18th century piracy to life by showcasing over 200 artifacts recovered from the wreck site of the Whydah, the world’s first authenticated pirate ship discovered 150 miles away from Foxwoods off the coast of Cape Cod.
At the Mashantucket Pequot Museum and Research Center, Native New England Now continues. This stunning exhibit is a celebration of the six-year New England Foundation for the Arts program highlighting the work of Native artists. On Saturday October 19, Dawyn-Cloud Alter, author of Medicine Beneath Your Feet: A Quick Guide to Making Herbal Medicine, will share secrets with visitors on how to use herbs to protect against the coming cold and flu season. In November, in honor of Veterans Day, the Museum will stage a Native Veterans Powwow (Nov. 9th) to honor sacrifices for freedom and the American way of life.
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. 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 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).