MASHANTUCKET, Conn.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Foxwoods® Resort Casino has reported slot revenue of $34.3 million for the month of February 2017. This figure is down 5.4 percent compared to $36.2 million in February of 2016. Handle for the month was $443.8 million, up .6 percent from the $441.3 million wagered in the same month in 2016.
Foxwoods’ contribution to the Connecticut Special Revenue Fund in February 2017 is $9 million, bringing the cumulative contribution to the state since Foxwoods opened in 1992 to over $3.9 billion.
February at Foxwoods kicked off in winning style as Richard N. of Fitchburg, MA won a $250,000 slot jackpot. The winning continued at Foxwoods’ 25th Anniversary kickoff bash where party-goers had the opportunity to win over $250,000 in unbeatable giveaways including a luxurious Foxwoods getaway, famous luxury designer watches and tickets to New England’s favorite sports teams. Attendees were also treated to a 25-tier, ceremonial cake cutting and speeches from Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Council Chairman Rodney Butler, Foxwoods’ President and CEO Felix Rappaport and the Lieutenant Governor of Connecticut Nancy Wyman.
Shannon and Michael of Colchester, CT capped off the festivities by winning the Foxwoods Dream Wedding Giveaway worth over $40,000. The lucky couple will tie the knot at the Northeast’s premier resort destination in a deluxe, all-expenses paid wedding experience courtesy of Foxwoods and NBC Connecticut.
The February entertainment slate was anchored by the star-studded Anniversary Week lineup featuring free shows by pop phenom Kesha and Motown legend Smokey Robinson as well as additional, unforgettable performances by John Fogerty, Rascal Flatts, Ja Rule & Ashanti and KC and the Sunshine Band.
The world-class entertainment continues in March with shows already in the books from award-winning comedian Amy Schumer and powerhouse singing trio Il Volo as well as upcoming shows from comedy superstars Carrot Top and George Lopez and multi-platinum pop icons Walk Off the Earth.
Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in style at Foxwoods with the Shamrocked Pub Crawl. All participants are invited to wear green and enter raffles to win show tickets, Foxwoods gift cards and an exclusive overnight stay with a complementary $150 food and beverage voucher. Tickets to all Foxwoods events can be purchased at Foxwoods.com.
If you’re looking for a treat, be sure to check out the newly-opened Sugar Factory American Brasserie, a celebrity hot-spot that offers a deluxe, VIP dining experience while serving decadent and tasty fare to satisfy both sweet and savory cravings.
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 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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