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Revenues Down Slightly At Mass.' Lone Gambling Facility

A view of Plainridge Park Casino, the state's lone slots parlor, which opened in June. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)
A view of Plainridge Park Casino, the state's lone slots parlor, which opened in June. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)
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Revenues were down slightly last month at Massachusetts' lone gambling facility.

The Plainridge Park Casino in Plainville generated more than $15 million in gross gambling revenues in August, the Massachusetts Gaming Commission reported this week.

That's down from about $18 million in July, which was the combination slots parlor and harness racing track's first full month of operation.

The slots parlor was expected to generate about $200 million in the first full year of operation.

The state collects 49 percent of gross gambling revenues from the facility, meaning it expects to collect about $98 million from Plainridge after a year. To date, it has pulled in over $19 million.

The gambling hall opened June 24. Two larger resort casinos by MGM and Wynn are expected to open in Massachusetts in 2018.

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