LEWISTON, Maine – Early figures from the Maine Gambling Control Board show slot machine revenue at the state's two casinos remained nearly flat last year when compared to the previous year.
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Slot players gambled $459.6 million last year at Hollywood Casino in Bangor, an almost 2 percent decline from the $468.9 million bet in 2013.
Exact year-end figures for Oxford Casino won't be available for a few months, but casino managers have told the state that it will pocket $31.5 million after taxes, just $7,600 more than in 2013 when players gambled $677 million on slots there.
Patrick Fleming, the control board's executive director, tells the Sun Journal (http://bit.ly/1xE9D9c ) that table game revenue was up year-over-year for both casinos, which may indicate a shift in the type of players coming through the door.
Information from: Sun-Journal, http://www.sunjournal.com