MASHANTUCKET, CT – Foxwoods® Resort Casino has reported slot revenue of $33.6 million for the month of June 2020. This figure is down 4.9 percent compared to $35.3 million in June of 2019. Slot handle for the month was $377.1 million, down 13.5 percent from the $436.1 million wagered in the same month in 2019.
As per the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation’s agreement with the state of Connecticut, they have also contributed $8.4 million to the state’s Mashantucket Pequot Fund for June, which supports much-needed programs and services throughout the state. The Tribe contributed $9 million in June 2019.
In addition, the Tribe has brought 2,000 furloughed employees back to work, a welcome development in eastern Connecticut, where some of the highest rates of unemployment in the COVID shutdown were reported.
“We are really pleased that after a careful, phased-in reopening, with significant new health and safety protocols and limited capacity, that business is so strong,” Tribal Chairman Rodney Butler said. “We are glad to be open and helping with the rebuilding of Connecticut’s economy.”
Butler said Foxwoods remains committed to ensuring that the resort is operating safely for both visitors and staff and will continue to work with medical experts to evaluate and update as needed. To date, visitors have been more than willing to have their temperature checked at the door, wear masks, practice social distancing and liberally use hand sanitizer readily available throughout the property.
Since 1993, the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation has infused over $4 billion of Foxwoods’ slot revenue into the Connecticut state economy.
About Foxwoods Resort Casino
As the largest resort casino in North America, Foxwoods Resort Casino offers guests a premier destination resort experience throughout its six world-class casinos; AAA Four-Diamond hotels featuring over 2,200 rooms; dining options for all tastes; luxurious spas; award-winning golf; state-of-the-art theaters; Tanger Outlet Mall; conference space for groups of all sizes; and free online casino games atFoxwoodsONLINE.com. There is always something new at Foxwoods, most recently the arrival of Foxwoods Extreme Adventures. Adventure knows no limit as guests can zipline or race around on a European-style indoor karting track. Foxwoods Resort Casino truly is The Wonder Of It All, providing a personalized and exciting escape for everyone. Foxwoods, opened in 1992, is owned and operated by the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation. For a detailed look at Foxwoods Resort Casino and Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation visit Foxwoods.com.
About the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation
The Mashantucket (Western) Pequot Tribal Nation is a federally recognized Indian tribe located at one of America’s oldest Indian reservations, Mashantucket, in Southeastern Connecticut. As pioneers of the Indian Gaming casino industry, the history of the Mashantucket Pequots reveals one of America’s greatest come-back stories, featured at the Tribe’s world renowned Mashantucket Pequot Museum. Today, the Tribe owns and operates one of the largest Integrated Resort Casino destinations in North America, Foxwoods Resort Casino, along with a variety of complementary businesses including a world-class golf course, luxury spa, Pequot Pharmaceutical Network, and Pequot Plus Health Benefit Services. As one of Connecticut’s highest revenue contributors and largest employers, the Mashantucket Pequots have provided the state more than $4 billion in slot revenue through a first-of-its-kind agreement, established in 1993. Likewise, the Tribe has contributed hundreds of millions in donations and sponsorships for the benefit of communities and tribes in need, locally and throughout the U.S.