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Slot machine revenue down in Connecticut again

16 December 2008

NEW YORK, New York -- As reported by The Day: "Slot-machine winnings at Connecticut's tribal casinos were down last month compared to November 2007, falling 7.6 percent at Foxwoods Resort Casino and MGM Grand at Foxwoods, and 5.3 percent at Mohegan Sun.

"The declines were significantly less than those reported last week by most of the 11 casinos in Atlantic City, where overall November slot-machine winnings were off 12.4 percent.

"The Mohegan Tribal Gaming Authority reported that Mohegan Sun won $66.8 million at its slots last month, while the Mashantucket Pequot Gaming Enterprise, which encompasses Foxwoods and MGM Grand at Foxwoods, said its November slot-machine winnings totaled $54.5 million.

"...The casinos send 25 percent of their slot winnings to the state, meaning that last month the Mohegans contributed $16.7 million and the Mashantucket Pequots $13.6 million..."

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