Foxwoods Casino Makes $30.5M In Slot Revenue, Pays $7.6M To CT

Written By Frank Weber on January 31, 2022
Massive slot revenue at Foxwoods Casino boosts state economy

Foxwoods Resort Casino reported a slot revenue of $30.5 million for the month of December 2021.

This resulted in a $7.6 million payout to the state of Connecticut, thanks to the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation’s slot revenue agreement. 

Since 1993, the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation has contributed over $4.4 billion of Foxwoods slot revenue back to the state of Connecticut. The $4 billion milestone was met in 2017.

Rodney Butler, the chairman of the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation, had this to say about it:

 “We are humbled by this as we reach yet another historic milestone – one as symbolic of our tribe’s pioneering vision as it is our unique and historic relationship with Connecticut. This $4 billion contribution has supported much-needed programs and services throughout Connecticut since 1993 and symbolizes our commitment to the state we love and the region we’ve called home for hundreds of years.”

The agreement continues to be a huge source of money for the state of Connecticut, and the big revenue months like December help drive its effectiveness. 

What drove revenue in December 2021?

Foxwoods doubled down on their holiday celebrations last month, which is what many are correlating to their high slot revenue. 

Foxwoods hosted a “Holiday Swipe and Win” giveaway that gave guests a chance to win $100,000 in cash and prizes, including:

  • Concert tickets
  • All expenses paid trips
  • Gift cards

Foxwoods also celebrated the holiday season with a variety of festive activities across the resort that ran all month long.

The most over-the-top activity was the Wonderland-themed diner they threw at Cedars Steaks and Oysters. It was accompanied by a tree lighting featuring Grammy award-winning artist Ashanti and Olympic medalist Nancy Kerrigan. 

Looking ahead to 2022

Foxwoods is looking to capitalize on their big December and ride the momentum through the year. They started off by packing January 2022 full of activities and concerts that will surely help grow visitor numbers.

Earlier this month, Foxwoods held three music-themed events, including:

  • Rock at Foxwoods
  • Pop at Foxwoods
  • Motown at Foxwoods

All three concerts were offered in a one-night event for the ultimate New Year’s party in each of the property’s three hotels.

In addition to the concerts, Foxwoods kicked off their “Foxwoods El San Juan Giveaway” on Jan. 3. One lucky winner won a trip to Puerto Rico to celebrate the opening of the brand new Foxwoods Casino in El San Juan. 

Participants were eligible to earn entrances to the contest daily when they swiped their Foxwoods Rewards Cards at any kiosk between Jan. 3 – Jan. 20. 

If you weren’t lucky enough to win the big trip, don’t worry. Nine lucky gamblers in CT received $1,000 cash!

Foxwoods gives back

Not only has Foxwoods raised money for the state of Connecticut through the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation slot revenue agreement. They have also played a huge role in helping Connecticut fight the spread of COVID-19.

By converting their Bingo Hall into a vaccine center, Foxwoods has provided residents with a safe and easy way to get vaccinated for COVID-19.

Foxwoods also donated supplies to hospitals in the area during the COVID-19 outbreak, including:

  • 59,000 Gloves
  • 100 N95 Masks
  • 240 Rolls of Toliet Paper
  • 36 Bottles of Hand Sanitizer
  • 9 Cans of Clorox

While Foxwoods is a fun place to spend a weekend with family and friends, it’s always nice to know they give back to their community as much as they do.

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