By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Entertainment Newsweekly -- Foxwoods® Resort Casino reported slot revenue of $39.8 million for the month of April. This figure is down 10.5 percent compared to $44.5 million in April of 2013. Handle for the month was $507.8 million, down 4.0 percent from the $528.9 million wagered in the same month in 2013.
Foxwoods' contribution to the Connecticut Special Revenue Fund this month is $10.8 million bringing the cumulative contribution to the state since Foxwoods opened in 1992 to nearly $3.6 billion.
Like the brand itself, Foxwoods Resort Casino will feature an iconic line-up of performers in the coming months. Starting with Motown legend Smokey Robinson on Friday, June 7 followed by a dynamic double-header including Billboard Magazine's Icon Award winner Jennifer Lopez on Saturday, June 21 and Diana Ross on Sunday, June 22.
Memorial Day Weekend kicks off Foxwoods' first-ever "Summer of Dreams" to deliver the ultimate summer-time experience with unparalleled entertainment, huge cash prizes, luxurious gift giveaways and property-wide discounts from May 24 through September 1. Complete details at Foxwoods.com.
This weekend, DiBella Entertainment presents the excitement of ShoBox: The New Generation doubleheader live on SHOWTIME® Friday night. Headlining the card in the 10-round main event will be highly regarded undefeated super featherweight prospect Joel Diaz Jr. (15-0, 12KO's) taking on Tyler Asselstine (14-1, 7KO's). Muay Thai action, a combat sport from the Muay martial arts of Thailand, will come to the East Coast for the first time in history with LION FIGHT 15 on Friday, May 23.
Foxwoods proudly brings the international hit show Menopause the Musical to the Fox Theater for five (5) performances, May 24-26. Menopause The Musical® is a groundbreaking celebration of women who are on the brink of, in the middle of, or have survived "The Change."
The special exhibit "Backyard Monsters: The World of Insects" is in its final days at the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Museum and Research Center. Beginning in June the museum will feature "The Bison: American Icon". This exhibit explores the dramatic changes that occurred to bison and its habitat, and to the people who depended on it for their daily existence. Learn more about these exciting exhibits and all the attractions at the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Museum by visiting pequotmuseum.org About Foxwoods ® Resort CasinoFoxwoods Resort Casino is one of the premier entertainment destinations 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 express, world-renowned spas, awarding-winning golf, state-of-the-art theaters, and exclusive retailers. 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 NationThe Mashantucket Pequots are a native Algonquin people in southeastern Connecticut who endured centuries of conflict and survive today on the oldest continuously occupied reservation in the U.S., dating to its establishment in 1666. As the first native people within the borders of the continental United States to suffer attempted genocidal massacre by Puritan Colonists in 1637, the Pequots and their repatriation is an unprecedented story of restoration exhibited in detail at the Tribe's world-class Museum and Research Center (www.pequotmuseum.org).
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