Foxwoods Announces $29.6M In August Slot Revenue, $7.4M For State
MASHANTUCKET, CT —Foxwoods Resort Casino reported slot revenue of $29.6 million for the month of August. This results in a $7.4 million direct payment to the state in accordance with the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation's long-standing slot revenue contribution agreement.
Meanwhile, in a media release announcing the revenue, the casino says it "continues to see positive feedback and adherence from guests and team members on its extensive safety measures, including temperature checks, mandatory face masks, plexiglass installations and 24/7 sanitization of the property."
Foxwoods recently announced it teamed up with Otis, the world's leading company for elevator and escalator manufacturing, installation and service, to pilot their "innovative new touchless elevator experience, making Foxwoods one of the only casinos in the US to offer guests the ability to use their voice or hand gestures to control onsite elevators."
"Our number one priority continues to be providing a safe, welcoming environment where all guests can stay, shop, game, and dine," Jason Guyot, Interim CEO and SVP of Resort Operations said.
"We've been very pleased to see positive guest response and compliance with the numerous safety measures we've put in place since reopening on June 1, and we are continuing to evaluate the next phases of our reopening process so we can offer our guests more of the Foxwoods they've come to know and love," he said.
The resort casino said in August it could safely reopen the Bingo Hall, High Rollers Luxury Lanes and Sports Lounge, Caputo Trattoria and the Fox Tower Hotel.
"As other authorized states around the region continue to generate tax revenue from sports betting and online gaming, Connecticut risks falling behind if we don't reconsider these options that could together generate $123 million for the state within five years," Tribal Chairman Rodney Butler said.
"Our Tribe has been actively contributing to the great state of Connecticut for more than two decades and is ready to help continue rebuilding the local economy in these difficult times," Butler said.
According to the news release, "Since 1993, the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation has deposited over $4 billion of Foxwoods' slot revenue directly into the state's budget fund. Combined with payments from the Mohegan Tribe, the total number in gaming payments is closer to $9 billion."