MASHANTUCKET, Conn., Feb. 14, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Foxwoods® Resort Casino has reported slot revenue of $33.9 million for the month of January 2018. This figure is down 2.6 percent compared to $34.8 million in January of 2017. Handle for the month was $417.1 million, down 8.1 percent from the $454 million wagered in the same month in 2017.
Since 1993, the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation has infused over $4 billion of Foxwoods’ slot revenue into the Connecticut state economy through the Mashantucket Pequot Fund, supporting much-needed programs and services throughout Connecticut. Foxwoods’ contribution to the state in January 2018 is $8.5 million.
Foxwoods kicked off 2018 by honoring community heroes with “We Salute Our First Responders,” an all-day event where Police, Fire and Rescue personnel received discounts on luxurious hotel rooms, a variety of exquisite dining experiences including free Festival Buffet admission and retail offerings.
Foxwoods caught pennant fever in January thanks to Baseball Winter Weekend, which featured over 40 Red Sox legends of past and present. Fans attended autograph sessions, insider panels, photo opportunities and a Town Hall meeting with their favorite players, coaches and executives. January’s world-class entertainment lineup also included stellar stand-up from star comedians Kathleen Madigan, Jim Gaffigan and Ari Shaffir, as well as a spectacular ventriloquist show from America’s Got Talent winner Darci Lynne.
February is a special month for Foxwoods as the resort casino celebrates its 26th anniversary. To celebrate the occasion, a cake cutting ceremony – complete with performances by the Mashantucket Pequot Honor Guard, Flag Song Performers and Mashantucket Pequot Dance Troupe, as well as prize giveaways – will begin on February 15 at 2:00 p.m. at the Grand Pequot Tower Rotunda.
Thanks to the Luxe Vegas $100,000 Giveaway, 20 lucky Foxwoods Rewards members will receive a dream Vegas getaway that includes round-trip airfare, limo transportation, food and beverage credits and a complimentary four-night stay at Caesars Palace. Winners will be announced on February 24, and all you need to do to enter is simply play your favorite slot and table games using your Foxwoods Rewards card.
This month’s star-studded entertainment slate is off to a hot start with unforgettable performances from country superstar Chris Young, GRAMMY-nominated rock trio The Record Company and Irish dance phenomenon Riverdance. Still to come in February: can’t miss shows from both comedy’s ‘Queen of Mean’ Lisa Lampanelli and Ultrasonic Rock Orchestra, who will be bringing their British Rock Xtravaganza show to the state-of-the-art Fox Theater. Tickets for all events can be purchased at foxwoods.com.
About Foxwoods Resort Casino
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 six casinos; AAA Four-Diamond hotels, restaurants from gourmet to quick service, world-renowned spas, award-winning golf, state-of-the-art theaters, exclusive retailers and free-to-play online casino games at FoxwoodsONLINE.com. 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.
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