Conn.: Slots revenue down at Foxwoods, Mohegan Sun

AP News
Posted: Nov 16, 2009 1:53 PM

Connecticut's two casinos say slot machine revenue dropped about 4 percent in October compared with the same month last year.

The Mashantucket Pequot tribe, which runs Foxwoods Resort Casino and MGM Grand at Foxwoods, reported Monday that slot revenue for October totaled $54.8 million, down from $57.1 million in October 2008.

The Mohegan tribe, which operates Mohegan Sun, said it took in $62.9 million from its slot machines, down from $65.4 million from October 2008.

Compared with September's slot revenues, Foxwoods and MGM Grand earned nearly the same in October, while Mohegan Sun saw about a $3.5 million, or 6 percent, increase.

Both casinos give the state 25 percent of their slot machine revenues, under their gaming compacts.