Connecticut tribes see ups and downs with slot machine wins

Gamblers participate in a slot machine tournament last month at Foxwoods Resort Casino, owned by the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation of Connecticut. Photo from Foxwoods

Connecticut's two federally-recognized tribes saw mixed results from their slot machines for the month of June.

The Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation reported a win of $44.5 million at the Foxwoods Resort Casino. That's up slight increase from the $44.3 million seen in June 2014.

The returns marked the second straight month of increases at Foxwoods. The June 2015 win was 2.4 percent higher than the year prior.

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The Mohegan Tribe saw $51.6 million at the Mohegan Sun. That was 1.9 percent lower than the $52.6 million from June 2014.

The drop broke a three-month streak of increases at Mohegan Sun. But the Mohegan Tribal Gaming Authority reported strong profits for the third quarter of 2015.

Both tribes are hoping to open a jointly-operated casino somewhere near the Massachusetts border in order to address growing competition for gaming dollars in the Northeast.

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