Thursday, October 21, 2010

Foxwoods turns over $15.1 million to state of CT

MASHANTUCKET, CT – Foxwoods Resort Casino and MGM Grand at Foxwoods reported slot revenue of $56.1 million for the state of September to the state Division of Special Revenue.

Casino officials said that amount represents an increase of 2.1 percent in slot win and 4.1 percent in total slot handle ompared to September of 2009. The Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation, the casino’s owner, also reported a $15.1 million payment to the state of Connecticut for September 2010.

Last month's contribution increases the total dollar amount given to the state to approximately $3.08 billion since January 1993, when slot machines were first introduced at Foxwoods.

"While we are pleased with September’s results, we remain keenly aware of the sluggish economy and will continue to focus on new initiatives that keep visitation strong," Mashantucket Pequot Gaming Enterprises (MPGE) President William Sherlock said in a statement. "We keep customers coming through our doors by providing them with an unparalleled entertainment experience and offering signature events that appeal to a broad audience, such as our annual Foxwoods Food & Wine Festival."

This fall the Fourth Annual Foxwoods Food & Wine Festival will run from Nov. 5 to 7, featuring nationally-acclaimed chefs from Foxwoods and Craftsteak chef/owner Tom Colicchio; Michael Schlow of Alta Strada; Paragon's Scott Mickelson; David Burke Prime's David Burke; and Foxwoods' Franck Iglesias.

There will be a variety of culinary events, from book signings to cooking demonstrations, epicurean seminars to cocktail receptions, as well as luncheons, tastings, and celebrity chef dinners.

For more information, call 1-800-FOXWOODS or visit

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