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Connecticut slot numbers down

20 June 2007

CONNECTICUT -- As reported by the Norwich Bulletin: "Slot machines at Connecticut's two Indian casinos took in about $85 million less this May than the same time a year ago, according to monthly reports filed with the state's Department of Special Revenue.

"Gamblers fed nearly $787.3 million into slot machines at Foxwoods Resort Casino, down from about $829.8 million in May 2006. At Mohegan Sun, visitors played $868.6 million on the casino's slots compared to $911.4 million last year at this time.

"Foxwoods President John O'Brien said in a statement competition and cost-of-living increases contributed in part to the decline.

"...Connecticut's monopoly on gambling in southern New England has been weakened recently by the expansion or renovation of combination racetrack and casino facilities in New York and Rhode Island..."

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