Massachusetts' first casino takes in $18M in gambling revenue first month in business

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State gambling regulators say Massachusetts' first casino made more than $18 million in gross gambling revenue in its first full month in business, generating $8.9 million for the state.

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Plainridge Park in Plainville opened in June. It has only slots and electronic games, and no table games.

The state gambling commission says Plainridge is on pace to bring in $200 million in gambling revenue over a full year, which would mean $98 million in revenue to the state that goes to local aid and a horse racing development fund.

Eric Schippers of Plainridge owner Penn National Gaming said the take was in line with expectations.

Gambling experts warn that Plainridge's real test will come when two resort casinos approved for Massachusetts, in Springfield and Everett, open to customers.