MASHANTUCKET, Connecticut -- (PRESS RELEASE) -- Slot revenue at Foxwoods® Resort Casino for January 2013 was $40.7 million, 12.1 percent lower than the same month a year ago. Handle for the month declined 8.3 percent to $504.4 million.
The Casino contributed $10.6 million to the Connecticut Special Revenue Fund based on its January revenue. The cumulative contribution to the state of Connecticut since Foxwoods opened in 1992 rose to $3.45 billion.
Valentine’s weekend is chock full of entertainment and comedy at the Resort. Eddie Izzard headlines on February 15th. Hundreds of local families will be auditioning Saturday and Sunday for appearances on the popular TV program Family Feud. Resort guests can drop by the Fox Theater and get up close and personal with the iconic cast of one of TV’s most enduring soaps, All My Children. Valentine sushi-making classes will be conducted on the 16th at the MGM Grand at Foxwoods, and El Concierto Del Amor fills the MGM Grand Theater with love songs that night. Tammy Pescatelli kicks off a month of laughs with performances on the 15th and 16th. “Victory: An Exhibition Celebrating Boston Sports” continues in the Great Cedar Exhibition Hall through February 24th.
At the Mashantucket Pequot Museum and Research Center, a compelling series of films on “The Importance of Water” continues with documentaries entitled Keepers of the Water and Together We Stand. The Museum’s Reading Circle features Professor Theodore Van Alst, director of Yale University’s Native American Cultural Center, leading a discussion of Tracks by Louise Erdrich. Later in month, on the 22nd and 23rd, the Museum will host the Kahawi Dance Theater Presentation of Medicine Bear, an extraordinary multimedia dance theater performance for young audiences, weaving together two traditional Iroquoian stories.
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. 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.
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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