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Foxwoods Resort Casino Hits $4 Billion Lifetime Contribution to Connecticut with June Slot Revenue


The Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation, owners of Foxwoods® Resort
Casino, reached a landmark contribution to the state of Connecticut this
month, reporting slot revenue for June that exceeded $4 billion infused
into the state economy since the inception of the first-ever slot
revenue sharing agreement between a tribe and state in 1993.

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The preeminent milestone marks the latest chapter in the Mashantucket
Pequots' pioneering history with the Constitution State. The tribe broke
new ground for Connecticut 25 years ago, as Mashantucket became the
birthplace of class-three Indian Gaming and home to the third gaming
jurisdiction in the United States, joining the ranks of Las Vegas,
Nevada and Atlantic City, New Jersey.

"Foxwoods' early success had unexpectedly opened a door to full-service
gaming for tribes nationwide, which today, is an industry generating
nearly $30 billion each year," said Rodney Butler, Chairman of the
Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation. "We are humbled by this as we reach
yet another historic milestone - one as symbolic of our tribe's
pioneering vision as it is our unique and historic relationship with
Connecticut. This $4 billion contribution has supported much-needed
programs and services throughout Connecticut since 1993 and symbolizes
our commitment to the state we love and the region we've called home for
hundreds of years."

The Mashantucket Pequots are long-time benefactors of Connecticut's
economy as evident by the tribe's comprehensive investments spanning
gaming revenue, tourism, entertainment and job creation. As the premier
resort destination in the Northeast, Foxwoods has received over 340
million guests through offerings ranging from entertainment to dining to
ecotourism, and nearly $100 million of that tourism revenue has been
reinvested into Connecticut each year through contracts with in-state
vendors, fostering business and job growth. Foxwoods' own workforce is
largely homegrown, as nearly 85 percent of its 6,500 team members hail
from Connecticut.

"It's incredibly special and fitting that this milestone comes during
our silver anniversary year, when we are celebrating 25 Years Proud,"
said Foxwoods President and CEO Felix Rappaport. "We take pride not only
in providing an unmatched experience at our resort every day for our
guests, but also in our roots, which includes being a member of the
Connecticut community. We are honored to have an opportunity to
invigorate our economy as a direct result of our work in making Foxwoods
the premier resort casino in the Northeast and attracting people to the
wonderful state of Connecticut."

An industry innovator, Foxwoods has kept its competitive edge in the
gaming landscape over two-plus decades by consistently offering new and
diverse gaming options to its guests, which includes a focus on slots.
In the past month alone, the property launched a pair of region firsts
with skill-based slot technology and PLAY Arena @ Foxwoods, an
interactive arena-style gaming experience in the all-new Great Cedar
Casino, which now features a high-speed slots floor with hundreds of new

The June 2017 slot revenue of $36.3 million is up 2.7 percent compared
to $35.3 million in June of 2016. Handle for the month was $482.7
million, up 9.2 percent from the $442 million wagered in the same month
in 2016. Foxwoods' contribution to the Connecticut Special Revenue Fund
in June 2017 is $9.9 million, which puts the property's cumulative
contribution to the state at the $4 billion-plus milestone.

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 (
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About Foxwoods Resort Casino

25 Years Proud: Since 1992, Foxwoods Resort Casino has offered
guests The Wonder Of It All as the premier resort destination in the
Northeast. As the largest resort casino in North America, Foxwoods
offers a vast array of gaming in seven 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.
Foxwoods is owned and operated by the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation
and was the first full-service casino built on tribal land, pioneering a
nationwide movement that now includes more than 400 gaming properties
owned and operated by over 200 tribes across the U.S. For more
information on Foxwoods and the property's 25th Anniversary
celebrations, visit

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