Foxwoods Resort Casino reported a decline in monthly slot revenue for December, continuing a downward trend that was broken briefly in November when slot performance was up.
Foxwoods, in Mashantucket, reported slot revenue of $37.6 million for December, down 14.8 percent from $44.2 million in the same month a year earlier. Mohegan Sun, in Uncasville, reported slot revenue of $45.9 million for December, down 8.2 percent from $50 million in the same month a year earlier.
Each Connecticut casino broke a steady downward trend last year, in different months. In August, Mohegan Sun broke its streak of year-over-year decline in slot revenues dating back to December 2011. Foxwoods broke its year-over-year decline in November, and it had stretched back to December 2011.
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At Foxwoods, the total amount wagered — called the slot's handle — was $431.5 million in December, down 21.3 percent from $548.5 million in the same month a year earlier. Mohegan Sun reported a December handle of $570.6 million, down 7.3 percent from $616 million.
The casinos contribute 25 percent of their slot revenue to the state each month.
For December, Foxwoods contributed $9.4 million to the Connecticut Special Revenue Fund. Mohegan Sun contributed $11.5 million.