NEW LONDON, Connecticut -- As reported by The New London Day: "Foxwoods Resort Casino and Mohegan Sun fared about the same last month, at least in regard to slot-machine 'win.'
The Mohegan Sun in Uncasville, Connecticut. Sun reported this morning that it won $61.8 million at its slots in June, 8.9 percent less than in June 2008. Foxwoods, including MGM Grand at Foxwoods, reported a slots win of $57.8 million for the month, a decline of 9.1 percent over the previous June.
"The Mohegan Tribal Gaming Authority, which operates Mohegan Sun, contributed 25 percent of its win, or nearly $15.5 million, to the state Division of Special Revenue. Mashantucket Pequot Gaming Enterprises, which operates the Foxwoods casinos, paid the state $14.5 million.
"Both casinos reported their highest slot totals of the year in May, which had 31 days to June's 30. Mohegan Sun reported a May win of $69.9 million, a 7 percent year-over-year decline, while Foxwoods' May win was $62.3 million, 14.2 percent less than May 2008..."
|Mohegan Sun, owned by the Mohegan Tribe, is one of the largest, most distinctive entertainment, gaming, shopping and meeting destinations in the United States. What began with the Casino of the Earth in 1996 has evolved into a destination that now includes: the Casino of the Sky and over 300,000 square feet of total gaming space; The Shops at Mohegan Sun, featuring more than 60 retail shops and dining venues; the 10,000-seat Mohegan Sun Arena for world-class sporting events and concerts, an intimate Cabaret Theatre; and a 34-story luxury hotel, featuring 1,200 guestrooms and suites, premier meeting and convention space and a world-class spa.|
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