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Foxwoods Finishes Its $99M Expansion

30 November 2004

MASHANTUCKET -- As reported by the Norwich Bulletin: "Foxwoods Resort Casino's $99 million Rainmaker expansion added its final element this holiday weekend -- a valet parking area that would add 800 spaces to the casino.

"The work was expected to be completed in October.

"...The performance of the new area has been good so far; the slot machines in the new area are the highest performing in the casino, said DeSalvio.

"But Foxwoods has fallen behind Mohegan Sun in overall slot revenues since construction on the Rainmaker Expansion began in earnest last winter; despite having more than 1,000 additional machines on the floor in October, Foxwoods' win, or total amount of money taken from the slot machines, was $68.4 million, $3.2 million less than Mohegan Sun.

"Rainmaker was Foxwoods' answer to Mohegan Sun's billion-dollar Sunburst expansion two years ago, which put the two casinos neck-and-neck..."

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