Massachusetts casinos posted $94 million in revenue last month; Plainridge Park has its best September since 2018
The Massachusetts Gaming Commission on Tuesday released the financial results of the state’s casinos during Septembera month that saw Plainridge Park Casino, MGM Springfield and Encore Boston Harbor generate $94 million in gross gaming revenue.
Still Boston was the top earner during the month, with $61.5 million in gross gaming revenueas it did $32.9 million through its slot machines and $28.6 million with its table game offering. MGM Springfield followed with total revenue of $20.5 millionwith $16.3 million from slot machines and $4.2 million from table games.
Interior of the Encore Boston Harbor.
Plainridgea category 2 slot machine room, had its best September in four yearswith revenue of $12.2 million for the month, up from $11.96 million in August and surpassing its September 2021 revenue of $11.99 million. It was also the best since September 2018 before the pandemic, when it brought in a take of $14.3 million.
The numbers reported by the three sites worked for about $25.5 million in taxes in September. Plainridge is taxed on 49% of its gross gambling income. 82% of this amount goes to local aid and 18% goes to the Race Horse Development Fund. MGM and Encore are taxed on 25% of their income, with their money allocated to several specific public funds, as determined by gaming law.
To date, the state gaming commission says Massachusetts has collected just over $1.2 billion in total taxes and the evaluations of the three sites since their opening.
See Massachusetts’ full financial results for September here.