MASHANTUCKET, Connecticut -- (PRESS RELEASE) -- December slot revenue at Foxwoods Resort Casino declined 14.8 percent in December to $37.6 million compared to $44.2 million in December 2012. Handle for the month was $431.5 million, off 21.3 percent from the $548.5 million wagered in December 2012.
“The numbers are on par with what our expectations were for December”
Foxwoods’ contribution to the Connecticut Special Revenue Fund this month was $9.4 million, bringing the cumulative contribution to the State since Foxwoods opened in 1992 to more than $3.6 billion.
“The numbers are on par with what our expectations were for December,” said President and CEO Scott Butera, in this highly competitive climate. “Weather and the holidays always factor into the numbers for December.”
In the coming months, guests can expect the wide variety of entertainment options that have become synonymous with Foxwoods Resort Casino. Highlights for families continue to be the Foxwoods Rink & Winter Patio and the Real Pirates Exhibit. Plus, the Mashantucket Pequot Museum & Research Center is proud to host the Backyard Monsters: The World of Insects beginning on Feb. 15 through May 17. With a focus on nature and natural history, the exhibit is educational while capturing the attention and imagination of children and adults. Giant robotic insects, up to 96 times their normal size, are only a sampling of the extraordinary exhibit.
This weekend, the Gipsy Kings, beloved the world over for their unique and irresistible blend of traditional flamenco styles with Western pop and Latin rhythms perform in the MGM Grand Theater. Later this month, Mike Tyson brings his one man show “Undisputed Truth” to Foxwoods. On the comedy front, on January 25, Comix presents Bob Marley.
In February, Hip Hop stars take center stage with performances by J. Cole (Feb. 1) and Trey Songz (Feb. 14). Comic powerhouses Amy Schumer (Feb. 1) and The Dan Band (Feb. 8) are also on tap. For the younger crowd, the wildly popular Emblem 3 appears on Feb. 22. Other celebrations on property include Valentine’s Day featuring exquisite dining specials and a Vietnamese Concert in celebration of Chinese New Year.
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.
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.
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