Tribes in Connecticut report declines in slot machine revenue

The Mohegan Sun Casino in Uncasville, Connecticut. Photo from Facebook

Connecticut's two federally-recognized tribes saw declines in their slot machine revenues for the month of August 2015.

The Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation saw revenue of $42.5 million in slot revenue at the Foxwoods Resort Casino. That was 9.5 percent lower than the $47 million seen in August 2015.

Meanwhile, the Mohegan Tribe saw nearly $52 million in slot revenue at the Mohegan Sun. That was 8.1 percent lower than the $56.2 million a year earlier.

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Normally, the tribes see an increase in business during the Labor Day weekend, The New London Day reported. Last year, most of the holiday fell during August, the paper said.

Otherwise, both tribes have seen slot revenues stabilize as they seek to address competition from neighboring Massachusetts. The tribes are seeking to open a third facility in a location near the state border.

MGM Resorts International plans to open an $800 million casino in downtown Springfield, Massachusetts, just a few miles from the state line.

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Mohegan Sun reports decline in August slot revenue (The Norwich Bulletin 9/15)
Casino slot-machine revenues took hit in August (The New London Day 9/15)
MGM: Mashantucket and Mohegan Agreement "Illegal" (WNPR 9/14)
MGM: New Connecticut casino plan a 'flawed, closed-door deal' (MassLive 9/14)

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