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Foxwoods Resort Casino’s March Revenue Witness Rise

CasinoFoxwoods Resort Casino’s March revenue augmented compared with a year ago. It reported its first slot machine gain of the year. For the month, Mohegan Sun faced declines in revenue.

March revenue rose 0.3 percent to $55.1 million at Foxwoods and MGM Grand at Foxwoods. Foxwoods reported that Total slots intake climb 0.8 percent to $655.8 million from a year ago. In “win” to $62.7 million, Mohegan Sun had a 1.6 percent decline while “handle” fell 1.2 percent to $776.9 million.

The Mashantucket Pequot Tribe, which owns Foxwoods, also reported today that to the state Division of Special Revenue, it forwarded $14.7 million of its slots. The Mohegan Tribe, which owns Mohegan Sun, made $16.1 million payment to the state.

Foxwoods President and CEO Scott Butera said that various inventiveness have been recently embarked upon them by the Foxwoods Resort Casino, which guarantees that our customers have the finest gaming experience conceivable.

A number of new slot machines were in recent times launched by Foxwoods, including “Star Wars Druid Hunt” and “The Godfather”. Slot machines can be enjoyed by the guests including Rock Around the Clock, Tarzan and Queen (based on the legendary rock band).

AC Coin & Slot have also entered into a contract with Foxwoods. A 30-day access to 120 new bonus games is allowed to Foxwoods after this contract. The bonus games include “Phat Cats”, “The Stray Cat Strut” and “Rock and Roll Legend”.

Foxwoods is going distant past cutting edge gaming technology for customer advantages. Resort casino’s popular customer loyalty program; receive $10 in free bonus slot play for new players who sign up for a Dream Card now through April 30.


Casino Slot Revenues Hammered by Weather

Slot machine revenues at Connecticut's two Indian casinos fell in January, according to monthly results reported to the state. At Eastern Connecticut’s two casinos, slot machine revenue fell last month as record snowfall depressed business. Other local enterprises were also hurt by the storms.

Foxwoods Resort Casino and MGM Grand at Foxwoods reported slot machine revenue of $48.5 million for January, down 5.9 percent over the total for the same month in 2010. In the Uncasville section of Montville, slot revenues at Mohegan Sun were down 12 percent in January compared to January 2010. Slot revenues at Foxwoods in Mashantucket were down 6 percent. for the past five Januaries, both casinos have seen decreases in year-over-year revenues.

The property had increased its year-over-year slot revenue for four of the previous six months; therefore, the drop was particularly notable. When the casino had 2,000 fewer slot machines, its slot win of $48.5 million was the lowest for a January since 1997.

Foxwoods was convinced by the positive feedback from slot machine customers, which resulted in extending a ticket printing agreement with Hamden-based TransAct Technologies Inc. To all of the 1,100 slot machines at MGM Grand at Foxwoods, TransAct’s Epicentral system is being expanded from about 300 now.

Going from $5.2 million in December to $4.8 million in January, Foxwoods decreased its free slot play, usually a sign that business is stabilizing. Offering $5.7 million in free play for January compared with $3.4 million in December, Mohegan Sun went the other direction. Mohegan Sun gave away more slots play than Foxwoods and it was the first month in nearly a year.

During the month, Foxwoods operated 6,571 machines compared to Mohegan Sun's 6,372. For Mohegan Sun, the average was $276.11, while Foxwoods' machines averaged a daily win of $238.31.


Promotions Featured As A Part Of Foxwoods’ New Slot Machine System

Players could find an unexpected surprise while diligently playing the slots at Foxwoods Resort casino starting next month. Promotions targeted to customers will be a part of 300 machines being tested on a trial basis. The machines will offer players deals and reminders that are specifically targeted to their tracked behavior.

Connecticut-based TransAct Technologies is using what is described as a highly sophisticated printer system to track players’ preferences. The idea is to add a personal touch to the machines. For example, if it's your birthday a coupon for some type of gift could pop out. If you are a poker fan it could provide a reminder of an upcoming tournament.

The system works via devices that are attached to printers the company already has on approximately 3,000 slot machines at Foxwoods. The devices provide a connection to software that will track the buying habits and game preferences of players by way of magnetic strips on club cards the players use.

The 300 modified printers will use this information to print out customized promotions. The machines fitted with the devices linked to the new system will be clearly labeled so players are aware of them.

If the trial run is successful, Foxwoods plans to expand the system to additional machines. Foxwoods is the first casino in the country to use this new system.

Foxwoods operates over 6,600 slots in total and believes this unique system will give them the edge over competitors and offer a unique personalized experience for players.