Revenue From Massachusetts' First Casino Continues To Fall

Dec 16, 2015

The Plainridge Park Casino in Plainville, Ma. The state's first casino opened June 24, 2015.
Credit NECN

The first Massachusetts casino, Plainridge Park, had customers lined up out the door for the grand opening in July.  But revenue from the casino’s 1,250 slot machines has fallen month after month since the spectacular opening. 

Massachusetts officials this week cut by nearly 40 percent the tax revenue they expect to collect from the casino. 

Clyde Barrow, a University of Texas professor, who has studied the Northeast casino market, sees no cause for alarm.  He spoke with WAMC’s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill.