oxwoods has joined forces with Mohegan Sun recently on a new billboard campaign to try to lure gamblers from Northern New Jersey to come North to Connecticut casinos instead of going South to Atlantic City. They were preying on the struggling AC casinos.
Now, however, it looks as though they will need the additional revenue. Foxwoods Resort Casino and MGM Grand at Foxwoods slot revenue was us$ 57.8 million in June. That figure represents a decrease of 9.1% from the same period last year, but the Mashantucket Pequot Tribe was still excited.
"I'm pleased that we continue to outperform the industry as a whole," said Michael Speller, President of Mashantucket Pequot Gaming Enterprises, "We will continue to provide our customers with unparalleled gaming options.....and we are confident that this approach resonates with our guests while helping us reinforce our position as the East Coast's premiere resort destination."
While the revenue figures were down at Foxwoods, they continue to outperform other major casino destinations. Las Vegas and Atlantic City have been ravaged by the economy, and have seen double-digit drop offs in revenue on an almost monthly basis.
Atlantic City casinos actually dropped in revenue almost 25 % a couple of months ago. The city is being increasingly hurt by gambling expansion in neighboring states.