In Connecticut, slot revenues at the giant Mohegan Sun reportedly increased in April for a second consecutive month while takings from the machines at the nearby Foxwoods Resort Casino declined when compared with the same period last year.
According to a report from The Hartford Business Journal, the 5,532-slot Mohegan Sun, which is operated by the Mohegan Tribal Gaming Authority, saw slot revenues in April rise by 3.9% year-on-year to nearly $53 million while its handle swelled by 3.6% to hit $642.4 million.
For its part, the 4,800-slot Foxwoods Resort Casino, which is run by the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation, reportedly declared that its slot revenues last month had decreased by 3.9% year-on-year to $39.4 million although its handle improved by 2.9% to reach $510.5 million.
Under their gaming compacts with the state, both tribal casinos are required to forward 25% of any slot earnings to Hartford, which means that the Mohegan Sun reportedly handed over some $13.2 million for the Connecticut Special Revenue Fund in April while Foxwoods Resort Casino contributed $10.5 million.
It would seem that slots were popular throughout southern New England in April as the nearby Plainridge Park Casino, which is located approximately 70 miles away near the Massachusetts town of Plainville, reported that its 1,250 units had recorded a 7.5% boost year-on-year in gross gaming revenues to a little over $14.3 million. Operated by Penn National Gaming Incorporated, the 106,000 sq ft slots-only venue additionally explained that its coin-in for the month had remained relatively flat at $174.7 million although this represented a 2.8% decline month-on-month.