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Two Conn. casinos see slot machine action, revenue fall

Sep 16, 2015 11:07 AM

Two Conn. casinos see slot machine action, revenue fallSlot machine action and revenue fell at Connecticut’s two tribal casinos in August, reverting to declines after showing unusual strength in July.

Foxwoods Resort Casino reported Tuesday that the total coins wagered were $531.8 million, down 6 percent from August 2014. Mohegan Sun reported total coin-in of about $638.6 million, down from $674.3 million.

Foxwoods, operated by the Mashantucket Pequots, reported revenue of $42.5 million in August, down from about $47 million. The Mohegan Tribal Gaming Authority, which operates the Mohegan Sun casinos in Connecticut and Pennsylvania, reported slot revenue of nearly $52 million, a drop from $56.2 million in August 2014.

The tribes, facing intense competition in the Northeast, are seeking to open a casino in north-central Connecticut to draw gamblers from the planned MGM Resorts casino in Springfield, Massachusetts.

Phil Hevener has been writing about the Nevada gaming business for more than 30 years. Email: [email protected].

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