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Foxwoods, Mohegan Sun post higher Sept. bets, slot revenue

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HARTFORD, CT (AP) -

Connecticut's two tribal casinos posted an increase in bets and slot revenue in September, reversing a summertime slide.

Foxwoods Resort Casino reported bets of $461.9 million, up 3.6 percent from September 2014. Slot revenue of $37.2 million rose 3.2 percent.

The Mohegan Sun reported bets of $578.5 million, up 1.6 percent from September 2014. Slot revenue of $47.7 million was up 2.7 percent.

Foxwoods, operated by the Mashantucket Pequots, posted higher bets and slot revenue in July while the Mohegan Sun posted declines that month. Both reported reduced bets and slot revenue in August.

Mohegan Sun and Foxwoods are seeking to open a casino in north-central Connecticut to draw gamblers from a planned MGM Resorts International casino in Springfield, Massachusetts.

Competition and the weak economic recovery have undermined the casinos' business.

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