Lottery Revenue Outpaces State's Share from Slots in Connecticut
For the first time in 15 years, the state of Connecticut is getting more money from its lottery than it does from slot machines.
The Connecticut Lottery contributed $16 million more to the state's coffers than slot machines at Mohegan Sun and Foxwoods combined in the last fiscal year. Gian-Carl Casa is a spokesperson with the state office of policy and management.
"We've seen these slot machine proceeds drop steadily since 2007, just before the recession hit, so it doesn't surprise us to see those numbers going down," Casa said.