The casino reached its third best month ever with more than US$14 million in revenue.
US.- The Massachusetts Gaming Commission reported that the Plainridge Park Casino in Plainville collected US$14.1 million in revenue, the third best month ever. Approximately US$7 million went directly to local aid and a horse-racing fund.
As revealed by Lowell Sun, Plainridge Park Casino the top scorer in March with US$14 million in gross gaming revenue. “It looks like things are not only settling out but also maybe starting to creep up. Everybody says that over time they learn the market, they learn how to advertise, they tweak their arrangement with their customers, they know what they’re doing better, they’ve learned the market and now it’s beginning to show,” said Gaming Commission Chairman Stephen Crosby said on WGBH’s Boston Public Radio program.
According to the local commission, ever since the casino opened almost two years ago, people have gambled approximately US$3.5 billion and the state has collected US$138 million in taxes. Even if the facility is performing very well, it still doesn’t meet the goals set initially. “The original goals, where we all seemed to be smoking something, they’re not meeting,” said Crosby. Massachusetts is set to collect US$300 million annually from gaming revenue.