After showing a strong revenue report in July, the two tribal casinos of Connecticut are now reporting a decrease in revenues for the month of August. On Tuesday, it was reported that the Foxwoods Resort Casino was down a total of 6% for August earning $531.8 million, when compared to August of last year. At the Mohegan Sun, the report showed earnings of $638.6 million which is almost $40 million less than last year.
As far as revenues for slot machine gaming, the Mashantucket Pequots Foxwoods Resort earned just over $42 million with $47 million earned in August of 2014. The Mohegan Sun operators, the Mohegan Tribal Gaming Authority, showed slot revenues of close to $52 million which is just over $4 million less than August of last year.
The tribes are now facing strong competition from the Northeast and hope to open an additional casino in the north-central portion of the state. With MGM Resorts planning a casino in the Springfield area of Massachusetts, the tribes must find a way to bring in gamblers from the area of Connecticut closest to Springfield.