Plainridge Casino Nets $18 Million In First Full Month
The first casino in Massachusetts netted $18 million in its first full month in business.
People gambled $181 million at the Plainridge Park Casino in July, according to the Massachusetts Gaming Commission. The casino kept $18 million. Over a full year it works out to $217 million in gross gaming revenue, which would be more than the state’s full-year projection of $200 million.
Casino industry expert Clyde Barrow said Plainridge Park had a spectacular opening.
" I think everybody knew there was demand for such a facility, but I don't think anyone anticipated it would be this dramatic," he said.
The state’s first-month revenue from the new casino is $8.9 million, with $7.3 million of that earmarked for local aid.