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Foxwoods, Mohegan Sun post strong gains

17 January 2007

CONNECTICUT – As reported by the Connecticut Day: "Connecticut's two casinos ended the year with a bang.

"Unseasonably mild weather and an extra December weekend helped Foxwoods Resort Casino and Mohegan Sun post strong gains in slot-machine revenue for the month, despite a threatened New Year's Eve sickout by some Foxwoods workers.

"While almost 400 dealers and other Foxwoods staffers stayed home, the casino's operations weren't impacted and the News Year's Eve weekend was "real strong," President John O'Brien said. The casino reported a win for the month of $67.1 million, a nearly 8 percent increase from $62.2 million a year ago.

"…On the other side of the Thames River, Mohegan Sun said it won $81.2 million in December, up 9.4 percent from $74.2 million in 2005…"

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