Foxwoods Resort Casino and MGM Grand at Foxwoods Report October Slot Results

November 18, 2010

MASHANTUCKET, Conn.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Foxwoods Resort Casino and MGM Grand at Foxwoods today reported to the Connecticut State Division of Special Revenue that slot revenue for the month of October was $57.2 million. This amount represents an increase of 4.5 percent in slot win and 9.7 percent in total slot handle as compared to October of 2009. The Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation, the casino’s owner, also reported a $15.4 million payment to the State of Connecticut for October 2010. This contribution increases the total dollar amount given to the State of Connecticut to approximately $3.09 billion since January 1993, when slot machines were first introduced at Foxwoods.

“Also, as recently announced, we are very excited that Mr. Scott Butera will be joining us in December as our new CEO & President.”

“We’re pleased with October’s results, but given that the economy as a whole still appears to be relatively weak, we remain vigilant and focused on providing the best entertainment value for our customers,” said Mashantucket Pequot Gaming Enterprises (MPGE) Interim President William Sherlock. “Also, as recently announced, we are very excited that Mr. Scott Butera will be joining us in December as our new CEO & President.”

Unmatched hospitality, dining, entertainment and gaming amenities continue to drive visitations and high occupancy rates at Foxwoods and MGM Grand at Foxwoods. North America’s largest resort casino offers patrons a vast array of table games and slot machines and consistently introduces new options that keep guests coming back including the recently unveiled “Big Spin Slotto” and “Treasure of the Sun” machines –– the latter of which offers an exclusive opportunity to win a grand prize cruise for two valued at $1,200.

More guests results in higher payouts at the Northeast’s premier entertainment destination, which awarded more than $27,335,900 in jackpot winnings in October alone. Norwalk, Conn. resident Robert Lametta hit a jackpot valued at more than $1 million after testing his luck at the “Mega-Millioniser” penny slot machine and that same evening another Norwalk resident walked away the proud owner of a brand new 2011 grey Chevy Camaro, valued at $23,500, after playing the 25-cent Car Carrousel slot machine. Foxwoods paid out more than $289,854,000 in winnings in the 2010 fiscal year.

Foxwoods’ six casinos boast more than 360 table games with 17 different varieties, including blackjack, craps, baccarat, roulette, Caribbean stud and pai gow poker, and the only WPT World Poker Room in New England, with 98 tables open around-the-clock. MGM Grand at Foxwoods features 60 table games, including blackjack, roulette, craps, Spanish 21, and 3-card poker. Together, the six casinos offer more than 6,600 slots, a Rolling Chip program that rewards frequent players, Wide Area Progressive slot machines, High Stakes Bingo, free online play and Ultimate Race Book.

To further incentivize repeat visits, Foxwoods and MGM Grand at Foxwoods reward customers for repeat business through the property’s loyalty card program. Dream Card members win big daily with benefits and services including overnight accommodations at one of the property’s four award-winning hotels; tickets to concerts and special VIP events; superior dining options; golf memberships; spa services; and exclusive invitations to special events and promotions.

To sign up for a Dream Card, visit or any Dream Rewards location at Foxwoods Resort Casino or MGM Grand at Foxwoods. Additional rules and restrictions may apply.

About Foxwoods and MGM Grand at Foxwoods

North America’s largest casino, Foxwoods Resort Casino® is located at the Mashantucket Pequot Indian reservation in the midst of the rolling hills of southeastern Connecticut; easily accessible from Boston, New York, Hartford and Providence. Owned by the Mashantucket Pequot Tribe, Foxwoods offers something for everyone as the East Coast’s premiere entertainment destination. Four award-winning hotels offer accommodations to suit every budget, along with luxury butler-serviced villas, extensive retail offerings, and more than thirty dining establishments offering everything from world-class gourmet cuisine to casual fare. Six casinos offer non-stop gaming excitement with over 6,600 slots and 360 table games throughout the resort; including the only WPT World Poker Room™ on the east coast; a High Stakes Bingo hall and Ultimate Race Book. The renowned Norwich Spa at Foxwoods and the tranquil oasis of G-Spa will provide the perfect escape to recharge the mind, body and soul. Meetings and Convention seekers will find more than 115,000 square feet of meeting space including the largest column-free ballroom in the northeast; MGM’s 50,000 square foot Premiere Ballroom. Two acoustically-perfected theater venues offer weekly entertainment for all ages. The original state-of-the-art Fox Theater, seating 1400, was opened in 1993 by the legendary Frank Sinatra. The majestic 4,000-seat MGM Grand Theater hosts an impressive variety of weekly headline entertainment. Conveniently located adjacent to Foxwoods is Lake of Isles™, featuring two, 18-hole championship golf courses designed by Rees Jones and a state-of-the-art Golf Academy. Foxwoods supports responsible gaming, and plays a leadership role in the Connecticut Council of Problem Gambling, of which it was a founding entity. For more information, call 1-800-FOXWOODS or visit

About the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation

The Mashantucket Pequots are a native Algonquin people in southeastern Connecticut, having endured centuries of conflict, survival, and continuity on and around one of America’s oldest Indian reservations, established in 1666. As the first native people within the borders of the continental United States to suffer attempted genocidal massacre by Puritan Colonists in 1637, the Pequots and their repatriation is an unprecedented story of restoration exhibited in detail at the Tribe’s world-class Museum and Research Center ( Today the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation owns the largest resort casino in the world, Foxwoods Resort Casino (, along with several other economic ventures including the Lake of Isles Golf Course (, a joint-venture partnership establishing the MGM Grand at Foxwoods, and Foxwoods Development Company dedicated to world-class resort development throughout the United States and Caribbean. All together, the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation remains one of the State of Connecticut’s highest tax payers and largest employers. Likewise, the Tribe provides significant financial contributions to state and local nonprofit organizations that support neighboring communities.

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