Conn. casinos see another decline in slot revenue

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HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut's two tribal-owned casinos are reporting declines of more than 8 percent in slot machine revenue.

Foxwoods Resort Casino saw revenue fall 8.9 percent last month compared with January 2013, and Mohegan Sun had a decline of 8.3 percent. Revenue is the share of wagers the casinos keep.

The total slot revenue was $37.1 million in January at Foxwoods and $43.2 million at Mohegan Sun.

Foxwoods president and chief executive officer Scott Butera says weather has continued to be a factor but the casino is beginning to see more consistency in the numbers.

The two casinos, which contribute 25 percent of their slot revenue to the state of Connecticut each month, face intense competition in the Northeast as more casinos are being planned and built.

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