Plainridge Park Generates $6.1M in Gambling Revenues

Tourism Industry Still Struggles One Year After KatrinaPLAINVILLE, Mass. (AP) — The first casino in Massachusetts generated $6.1 million in gambling revenues during its first week of operation.

The state Gaming Commission reported Thursday that the haul by the Plainridge Park slot parlor means the state will receive about $2.5 million, with about another $554,000 set aside for a special fund for the state’s horse racing industry.

Plainridge Park, which also includes a harness racing track, opened June 24 to capacity crowds. It’s expected to generate roughly $200 million in gross gambling revenues in its first full year with about $98 million designated for the state.

Under state law, 40 percent of the facility’s gross gambling revenues are reserved for the state and nine percent is allocated to the horse racing fund.

The Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe is still working on plans to open a casino resort in Taunton.

 



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