Slot machines at Mohegan Sun, owned and operated by the Mohegan Tribe in Uncasville, Connecticut. Photo by Indianz.Com (CC BY-NC-SA 4.0)

Tribes report mixed results in slot machine revenues at casinos in Connecticut

Connecticut's two federally recognized tribes reported slot machine revenues for the month of July 2017.

The Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation took in $42.6 million in slot revenues at its Foxwoods Resort Casino. That represented a 3.5 percent decline from July 2016.

The Mohegan Tribe, on the other hand, saw an improvement. Slot revenues at Mohegan Sun were $55.9 million, according to news reports, representing an increase of 3.4 percent.

Competition has historically been fierce between the two tribes, whose casinos are only about 10 miles apart in southeastern Connecticut. But they teamed up for a jointly-operated facility that will be located in East Windsor, in another region of the state.

The tribes chose the site because it's only about 13 miles from a $950 million commercial casino going up just across the border in Massachusetts. Both facilities are set to open in late 2018.

Read More on the Story:
July slot revenue up at Mohegan Sun, down at Foxwoods (Hartford Business Journal August 15, 2017)
Mohegan Sun's slots revenue reached 3-year high in July (The New London Day August 15, 2017)

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