Foxwoods Reports July 2015 Slot Revenue
Foxwoods® Resort Casino has reported slot revenue of $44.5 million for the month of July 2015. This figure represents a slight annual increase compared to $44.3 million in July of 2014. Handle for the month was $553.3 million, up 4 percent from the $532.2 million wagered in the same month in 2014.
Foxwoods' contribution to the Connecticut Special Revenue Fund in July 2015 is $11.6 million, bringing the cumulative contribution to the state since Foxwoods opened in 1992 to over $3.8 billion.
July ushered in a month of summer fun at Foxwoods, as the property showcased a star-studded entertainment slate. The Grand Theater played host to a diverse field of world-class talent, including comedian Jerry Seinfeld, R&B legend R. Kelly, pop icons Culture Club with Boy George and classic rock duo Hall & Oates. Hip-hop hype man Lil Jon also brought fun in the sun at the Fox Tower Pool for Liquid Sundays, the Northeast's only outdoor Vegas-style pool party.
At the Fox Theater, famed illusionist Criss Angel's "The SUPERNATURALISTS" continued its popular residency, delighting audiences all month long with a magical ensemble showcase featuring nine mind-blowing magicians. The cast will re-appear later this fall, when the show returns – with Angel headlining - to Foxwoods for a limited time in November and December.
August promises an equally exciting calendar of events to close out the summer at Foxwoods, featuring performances by Alice in Chains, Gladys Knight & the O'Jays and the urban acrobatic spectacle Cirque Éloize iD, which kicks off a four-week residency at the Fox Theater. Foxwoods will also host the Season Two finale of Nuvo's original boxing docu-series Knockout, which will feature show host Roy Jones Jr. squaring off against William Bailey in the main card event.
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 quick service, 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. 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).
Megan Hand, 617-779-1806