STRONG MAY FOR CONNECTICUT CASINOS

June 17, 2001 8:23 PM
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May was a strong month for Connecticut's Indian casinos.

Foxwoods and Mohegan Sun reported more than $116 million in slot revenues on handle of more than $1.4 billion.

For the 12-month period, the state's slot market grew 5.8 percent.

Mohegan Sun's new 637-machine smoke-free casino helped boost slot win there to $49.5 million, up 9.3 percent over the same month last year.

Foxwoods, which added 192 machines to its smoke-free slot venue, won $66.5 million.

The additional slots diluted win per machine at Mohegan Sun. Average daily win fell 9.5 percent, compared with May 2000. Foxwoods bested its May 2000 average daily win by $1 to $356.

Total wagering at Foxwoods increased 1.6 percent over May 2000 to $804 million. Mohegan Sun's handle was up 9 percent to $610 million.