Foxwoods Resort Casino Reports May 2016 Slot Revenue
Foxwoods® Resort Casino has reported slot revenue of $38.4 million for the month of May 2016. This figure is down 11 percent compared to $43.2 million in May of 2015. Handle for the month was $482.2 million, down 9.4 percent from the $531.9 million wagered in the same month in 2015.
Foxwoods' contribution to the Connecticut Special Revenue Fund in May 2016 is $9.8 million, bringing the cumulative contribution to the state since Foxwoods opened in 1992 to over $3.9 billion.
May was an exciting month at Foxwoods, with a slew of top-tier comedy shows from some of the world's best comedians including Brian Regan, Wayne Brady, Norm MacDonald, Chris D'Elia and Trevor Noah. The fun continued with unforgettable shows from rock group 3 Doors Down and the inimitable Charlie Wilson. International comedy sensation Louis C.K. capped off the month with two exclusive shows at The Grand Theater.
May was also Foxwoods Reality TV Month, with stars from Bravo's "Vanderpump Rules" and "The Real Housewives," ABC's "The Bachelor" and "The Bachelorette," and E!'s "Christina Milian Turned Up," making VIP appearances on property to meet fans and pose for photos. Christina Milian celebrated Memorial Day weekend by hosting the season's first Liquid Sundays at the Fox Tower, treating guests to a wild afternoon at the Northeast's only Vegas-style pool party.
June is off to a groundbreaking start, with Foxwoods making major gaming and food and beverage announcements that fortify the property's status as the premier resort destination in the Northeast and beyond. In a game-changing development, Foxwoods announced that it is adding four new and diverse dining experiences to its roster including Guy Fieri's Kitchen + Bar at Foxwoods, Richard Rawlings' GARAGE Bar & Grill, Sugar Factory American Brasserie and Cat Cora's Wine Bar, a concept created exclusively for the property. The momentum continued with the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation revealing plans to open Foxwoods Resort Casino at Biloxi Pointe in Biloxi, Mississippi.
The June entertainment lineup is as diverse and deep as ever, featuring upcoming shows from A-list comedian Cedric the Entertainer, Australia's hottest export, Thunder From Down Under, renowned magician Michael Carbonaro and the world premiere of Nik Wallenda's Zirkus, a gravity-defying spectacle that promises to entertain the whole family.
About Foxwoods Resort Casino
Foxwoods Resort Casino is the premier resort destination 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 survival on the oldest continuously occupied reservation in the U.S. (est. 1666). As the first native people within the continental United States to survive attempted genocidal massacre by European immigrants (1637), the Mashantucket Pequots have an unprecedented story of restoration, which is exhibited at their world-class Museum and Research Center (www.pequotmuseum.org). For more information, visit www.mashantucket.com.
Megan Hand, 617-779-1806