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Foxwoods Resort Casino opened in 1992 in rural Connecticut. It is the largest resort casino in North America with seven casinos, multiple hotels and every type of restaurant. CEO Jason Guyot started with the resort in 1995 and will take over in March 2021. He is a member of the Mashantucket Pequot Tribe. Guyots talks about the future of Foxwoods as a family resort destination and a world-class casino.
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Massachusetts Gaming Commission wants more gambling tables running, more dealers hired, at MGM and Encore

Massachusetts: The Next Frontier for Legal Online Casinos?

Massachusetts sports betting is in legal territory. The bill to allow both retail and online sportsbooks is expected to be signed into law in the coming days. Casinos, racing simulcast facilities and independent sportsbook may launch as early as this fall. A maximum of three retail commercial casinos were legalized in Massachusetts 11 years ago.
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Plainridge revenue rises again in June

Plainridge Park Casino reported gross gaming revenue of nearly $11.97 million for June. That's up from May's $10.73 million and last year's revenue $ 11.31 million. The state's three casinos reported total revenue for the month of $93 million, up $91 million from the previous month. Encore Boston Harbor in Everett reported $60 million in June, and MGM Springfield reported $21.1 million
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Plainridge revenue rises again in June
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MGM Springfield generated more than $21M in gaming revenue in May

MGM Springfield generated more than $21 million in gross gaming revenue for the month of May. The casino is taxed on 25 percent of gross revenue. Massachusetts’ three casinos generated approximately $25 million of tax revenue in May, which went to local aid to cities and towns, transportation and infrastructure, and education.
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MGM Springfield generated more than $21M in gaming revenue in May

Revenue holds steady at Plainridge Park Casino in Plainville

Plainridge Park Casino's gross gaming revenue is up from $12.9 million in April of 2021. The other two casinos, Encore Boston Harbor in Everett and MGM Springfield, took in less in March. Massachusetts' three casinos took $99 million of gross revenue in the last year. The commonwealth has collected $1.146 billion in total taxes and assessments from Plainridge, MGM and EnCore since the respective openings of each.
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Revenue holds steady at Plainridge Park Casino in Plainville

Encore Boston's record-breaking revenue drives Massachusetts casinos' $102M mark in March

Plainridge Park Casino, MGM Springfield and Encore Boston Harbor generated more than $102 million in gaming revenue in March. EnCore Boston Harbour had the best month on record, while Plainridge took in about $12.94 million. The state collected $28.6 million from En core Boston harbor and $24.28 million for MGM. Since Plainidge opened in June 2015, Massachusetts has collected nearly $1.05 billion from casino-style gambling. The Commonwealth has also collected approximately $ 1.047 billion in total taxes and assessments from the three properties since the respective openings of each gaming facility.
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Encore Boston's record-breaking revenue drives Massachusetts casinos' $102M mark in March
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Holyoke man to pay $30K in MGM Springfield casino swindle

Holyoke man to pay $30K in MGM Springfield casino swindle. Daniel Ruiz, 41, entered a guilty plea in Hampden Superior Court on March 24. Ruiza frequented the MGM casino between Jan. 29 and Feb. 14, 2019, to play four-card poker. He would ask dealers to break a large-denomination chip into smaller chips and add to his existing bet, increasing his winnings.
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Holyoke man to pay $30K in MGM Springfield casino swindle

Responsible Gambling: Budget Tool Rolls Out At MGM Springfield

PlayMyWay program allows gamblers to set a slot machine budget and track their spending against that budget. It was officially launched at MGM Springfield on Thursday afternoon. 170 gambers have already redeemed the $10 food credit as a perk of signing up. PlayMyway is coming to Boston Harbor soon.  
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Massachusetts Hits $1B Threshold from Casino Tax Collection

The Massachusetts Gaming Commission has released the February results. Encore Boston Harbor casino generated $54.7 million in gross gaming revenue. Plainridge Park Casino, EnCore Boston Harbour, and MGM Springfield generated more than $10 million each.
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Plainville casino's revenues rebound in February

Plainville casino's revenues rebound in February. January was the worst month since the slots casino reopened last spring. February's numbers beat January's results. All three Massachusetts casinos' revenues were up in the month of February, up from $82 million in January to $86 million. The company that operates Plainridge does not comment on its monthly revenue reports. It's been five years since Plainville has been open as a slots parlor.
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Plainville casino's revenues rebound in February

Massachusetts casinos report $82M in GGR for January amid nationwide record

Encore Boston Harbor saw the most gross gaming revenue with $53.9 million. MGM Springfield reported $18.6 million in gross revenue last month. Plainridge Park Casino followed with a total of $9.8 million, which came directly from slots revenue. The Commonwealth has collected $994 million from Plainidge Park, MGM and Encore since their opening. U.S. commercial gambling revenue reached an all-time record $52.99 billion in 2021.
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Massachusetts casinos report $82M in GGR for January amid nationwide record

Massachusetts Casino Revenue and Handle Decline in January

Massachusetts casinos had a decline in January. The facilities in the Bay State took in $681,851,372 in total handle for January, a 5.1% drop from the previous January and $807.9 million in wagering handle. January's figures were a 30. 9% rise on January 2021.
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Massachusetts Casino Revenue and Handle Decline in January

Gaming revenues off In January, but state closing in on $1B

Plainridge Park Casino, MGM Springfield and Encore Boston Harbor generated $82.4 million in gross gaming revenue in January. EnCore Boston harbor had its worst revenue month since last June. Everett casino generated just less than $54 million. Plainville slots parlor's revenue was the lowest monthly total since February 2021. Massachusetts has collected about $994 million since legal casino-style gambling began in June 2015.
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Gaming revenues off In January, but state closing in on $1B

Plainville casino revenues bounce back for December

Plainridge Park Casino had its best December in two years. The casino had revenues of just over $11 million in gross gaming revenue for last month. It is the first increase since the July report and the best since 2019 when revenues were $10.2 million. Statewide, the three casinos generated approximately $96 million for December. The commonwealth has collected approximately $971 million from Plainridge, MGM and Encore since their openings. MGM Springfield and encore Boston Harbor are taxed 25% of GGR.
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Plainville casino revenues bounce back for December

Massachusetts casinos ended 2021 with big month

Plainridge Park Casino, MGM Springfield and Encore Boston Harbor generated nearly $100 million in gaming revenue last month. About $26.5 million of that is due to the state. EnCore Boston Harbour pulled in $62.4 million. The slots parlor at Plainridge park pulled $11.05 million last year. It is the most player-friendly slot machine in the Massachusetts. The $95.65 million monthly gaming revenues translates into about $ 26.56 million for the State.
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Massachusetts casinos ended 2021 with big month

Casinos Ended 2021 With Big Month

Plainridge Park Casino, MGM Springfield and Encore Boston Harbor generated nearly $100 million in gaming revenue last month. About $26.5 million of that is due to the state. EnCore Boston Harbour pulled in $62.4 million. The slots parlor at Plainridge park pulled $11.05 million last year. It's the most player-friendly slot machine in the Massachusetts. The $95.65 million monthly gaming revenues translates into about $ 26.56 million for the State.
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Casinos Ended 2021 With Big Month

Gambler Claims $20,000 Went Missing from Hotel Room

Richard Angelica was at Gillette Stadium to watch the New England Patriots game. He returned to MGM Springfield and his key card was no longer working. Hotel staff emptied the room and took $20,900 of his cash. Angelic is a semi-professional poker player and blackjack player.
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MGM up, Encore and Plainridge casinos down in earnings

Gross gaming revenue from MGM Springfield, Encore Boston Harbor and Plainridge Park Casino was $88 million in November. In October it was approximately $96 million. MGM's revenue increased by $228,359.22 month to month. EnCore had $55.2 million revenue in October, while Plainridges had nearly $11 million, compared to $10.7 million the previous month, according to the state gaming commission. The casinos paid $24.6 million to Massachusetts.
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Casinos cleared for full reopening this weekend

Plainridge Park Casino, MGM Springfield and Encore Boston Harbor will be allowed to reopen this weekend. The state's slots parlor and two resort casinos were closed for 440 days due to the spread of COVID-19. Governor Charlie Baker is lifting nearly all business restrictions effective Saturday. The gaming commission voted 4-0 to remove remaining restrictions. It is under the purview of the commission to decide how to unwind restrictions and unwinding restrictions is subject to their ability to meet the demand.
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Casinos cleared for full reopening this weekend

Mass. Gaming Revenues Remain On Roll

Encore Boston Harbor generated $32.2 million of gross revenue from slots and $30.58 million from table games in October. MGM Springfield took in $16.88 million and Plainridge Park Casino took $11.74 million. The state collected $921 million in taxes and assessments since Plainidge Park opened in June 2015. . ... In July, the state's three gambling centers collected a record $95.4 million, and a total of $27 million was collected in state taxes.
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Mass. Gaming Revenues Remain On Roll

Massachusetts Casinos See No "Dramatic" Effect on Local Real Estate Markets

Real Estate is lucrative and has seen many millionaires emerge over the past decade. Casinos often spring up in towns and aim to capitalize on the high population of an area to increase returns. Massachusetts is home to three leading casino establishments: MGM Springfield, Encore Boston Harbor and Plain Ridge Park Casino.
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“Poker refugees" return to gaming tables at Mass. casinos

Encore Boston Harbor will bring poker back to its floor early next year. It will take 90 days to get ready and start on February 1st. The gaming regulator is concerned about the lack of changes to the 70 poker tables Encore used before the pandemic. The former poker room will be repurposed to hold more profitable slot machines. Poker was prohibited by the Gaming Commission when casinos reopened. MGM Springfield reopened its poker rooms on October 29. There were long lines and good results. EnCore Boston Harbour will offer poker from 10 a.m. to 8 p. m. Monday through Friday.
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“Poker refugees" return to gaming tables at Mass. casinos

Plainville casino reports slight dip in revenue

Plainville casino reports slight dip in revenue. The state has collected approximately $894 million in total taxes and assessments from the three gaming establishments since they opened. The legislation has been proposed on Beacon Hill to expand live table games to Plainridge. It is not known if the legislation will be passed. For the month of September, the state’s three casinos generated approximately $ 89 million.
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Plainville casino reports slight dip in revenue

Casinos just saw their best three months

July, August and September produced more than $78 million in gaming revenue for the state. The last three months are the best three for state gaming revenues since legal betting began more that six years ago. In September, the revenues from Plainridge Park Casino, MGM Springfield and Encore Boston Harbor were $25.1 million. The state is due 25 percent of EnCore's $57.46 million and $4.84 million from MGM's and 50 percent from the slots parlor's revenue.
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Indy Gaming: G2E roundup finds optimistic CEOs, where the next Hard Rock LV isn’t going and a push for non-smoking casinos

The word that was ubiquitous throughout the three-day Global Gaming Expo in Las Vegas was optimism. The gaming industry's top executives are focused on finishing 2021 on a high note and moving toward more normalized operations in 2022. Wynn Resorts' Matt Maddox is excited about the future of Las Nevada. MGM Resort's Bill Hornbuckle is also optimistic. The American Gaming Association released a “CEO Outlook” survey. 70 percent of the CEOs from casino companies and gaming equipment suppliers expect a better business situation in the next six months.
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MGM Resorts makes shrewd move to acquire The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas

MGM Resorts is buying The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas for $1.625 billion. The deal is smart on many levels. It keeps MGM's assets-light strategy. MGM gets its fair share of customer traffic from the baby boomer generation. Since it opened in 2010, The cosmopolitan has become a hipster haven. It's possible that MGM could persuade some of its younger customers to move up to the likes of Bellagio. Once the deal goes through, MGM will have only one property - MGM Springfield in Massachusetts. A real estate company will buy Springfield by the end of the year.
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MGM Resorts makes shrewd move to acquire The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas

Masks back, poker on its way at Springfield casino

MGM Springfield is preparing to introduce poker at its casino. Encore Boston Harbor will make a decision about poker by the end of the year. The state's casinos and slots parlor are adapting to local health and safety measures. They resumed operations in late May. The game was prohibited when the casinos reopened last year, but they allowed it under health restrictions. It was allowed again last month. MGM Springfield plans to reintroduce poker, though at a reduced capacity. An official said players can expect about 10 to 12 tables instead of 28.
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Masks back, poker on its way at Springfield casino

MGC Releases July 2021 Gross Gaming Revenue for Plainridge Park Casino, MGM Springfield and Encore Boston Harbor

MGC reports July 2021 Gross Gaming Revenue for Plainridge Park Casino, MGM Springfield and Encore Boston Harbor was $96 million. PPC is a category 2 slots facility, is taxed on 49% of GGR, 82% is paid to Local Aid and 18% allotted to the Race Horse Development Fund. MGM and Boston Harbour are resort casinos, taxed 25%. The Commonwealth has collected $843 million in total taxes and assessments from P PC, MGC and MGM since the respective openings of each gaming facility.
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MGC Releases July 2021 Gross Gaming Revenue for Plainridge Park Casino, MGM Springfield and Encore Boston Harbor

Ticker: Casino revenue down slightly; Joe Perry selling Duxbury digs, $4.5M

Encore Boston Harbor generated $57.86 million in gross gaming revenue last month. MGM Springfield generated about $21.8 million. The state's share of August's gaming revenues will be about $26.15 million, a slight decrease from the record $27 million the casinos and slots generated for the state in July.
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Ticker: Casino revenue down slightly; Joe Perry selling Duxbury digs, $4.5M

August Massachusetts Casino Figures No. 2 Behind Record July

August's Massachusetts casino figures are No. 2 on the state's all-time list. The three commercial casinos in the Bay State recorded $762,758,615 in handle for August. Revenue was $92,385,101, 3.5% lower than July's record $95,737,508. August was only the second time since the roster expanded to three casinos that the casinos exceeded $750 million in handles and $90 million of revenue.
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August Massachusetts Casino Figures No. 2 Behind Record July

Massachusetts gambling revenue dips in August after strong July

Gross gaming revenue at the three Massachusetts casinos dipped in August. MGM Springfield had $21.8 million in gross gaming revenues in the month, compared to $23.7 million the previous month. Encore Boston Harbor had a $57.9 million revenue in July, while Plainridge Park Casino had $12. 7 million. The casinos paid $26.2 million to the state in taxes in September, down from $27 million a month earlier.
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Massachusetts gambling revenue dips in August after strong July

Lawmakers Propose To Expand Plainridge Park Casino With Table Games, More Slot Machines

Plainridge Park Casino opened in 2015. The state has brought in more than $800 million in tax revenue from Plainridge, Encore Boston Harbor in Everett and MGM Springfield. Lawmakers want to expand the casino with table games and more slot machines. A spokesman for Penn National Gaming says adding 30 new table game would create about 175 new jobs at the Casino.
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Lawmakers Propose To Expand Plainridge Park Casino With Table Games, More Slot Machines

CityCenter Las Vegas approval for MGM Resorts International

MGM Resorts International has received approval to buy a 50% stake in the CityCenter Las Vegas development for $2.1 billion. The casino giant plans to offload the Aria Resort and Casino and Vdara Hotel and Spa to The Blackstone Group for about $3.9 billion and lease them back for an annual rent of $215 million.
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Marijuana Megastore Set for Foxwoods Resort Casino Tribe

Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation is planning to open a marijuana megastore less than a half-mile from Foxwoods Resort Casino in Connecticut. The store is expected to be open in 2022. Connecticut legalized adult-use marijuana on July 1, 2021.
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Casinos' slot-machine results follow upward trajectory

Foxwoods Resorts Casino won $36.5 million in July. Mohegan Sun kept $49.9 million. Encore Boston Harbor posted a record $59.1 million gaming revenue. MGM Springfield posted nearly $19 million, its highest total since its August 2018 opening. The Massachusetts Gaming Commission announced some record-setting July results.
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Casinos' slot-machine results follow upward trajectory

Casino Revenues Slide During COVID Curfew

Plainridge Park Casino, MGM Springfield and Encore Boston Harbor generated $45.45 million in gross gaming revenue last month. EnCore Boston Harbour generated about $27.35 million. MGM's Springfield took in $10.5 million and generated around $2.6 million of state tax revenue. The slots parlor at Plainridge park Casino in Plainville reported $7.7 million, $3.72 million due to the state.
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Gaming Regulators Plan To Get Update Next Week On Poker At Mass. Casinos

Encore Boston Harbor and MGM Springfield casinos stopped offering poker in late May. The Gaming Commission will get an update next Thursday on the issue. It will also discuss the legal and community affairs issues surrounding the game. Regulators want to know if the casinos have an obligation to offer poker. They want the casino licensees to discuss it with the commission.  Enrique Zuniga said it's important to hear from the licensee themselves. He added that it is important that the regulators hear it from them. Encore said if it brings poker back, it will be at a reduced capacity.
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Gaming Regulators Plan To Get Update Next Week On Poker At Mass. Casinos

Why have casinos stacked the deck against poker?

Neither Encore Boston Harbor nor MGM Springfield has asked the Gaming Commission for permission to restart poker. Complaints about the absence of poker in Massachusetts have increased tenfold in the last two weeks. The commission has only room for one poker parlor game. Casino officials indicated in May they would announce a decision on poker by the end of 2021.
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Revenues at Plainville's casino rise in spite of capacity limits

Gambling revenues at the state's three casinos rose in December despite more restrictive limits on patrons and a curfew on operations. Plainridge Park Casino, MGM Springfield and Encore Boston Harbor generated approximately $50 million in gross gaming revenue in November. The casino's owners, Penn National Gaming, do not comment on the monthly revenue reports. The state-mandated 25% capacity limit was imposed last month. All three of the casino sites experienced sharp revenue drops in October.
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State cites job impact of Plainville slots parlor, other gaming venues

Encore Boston Harbor, MGM Springfield and Plainridge Park Casino were opened in the first year of the state's gambling industry. They created more than 9,800 jobs, most of them for Massachusetts residents. More than 4,300 of those jobs were minority, 3,200 were women and nearly 400 were veterans. The gaming industry spent more $78.3 million with Massachusetts businesses.   The report was released by the commission’s Office of Workforce, Supplier and Diversity Development.
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State cites job impact of Plainville slots parlor, other gaming venues

Casino Giant MGM Offloads Aria, Vdara to Blackstone in $3.9bn Deal

MGM Resorts International has agreed to sell Aria Resort & Casino and Vdara Hotel & Spa to The Blackstone Group for $3.89 billion. Blackstones will lease the resorts back to MGM for an initial annual rent of $215 million. MGM will buy out the remaining 50% stake in its CityCenter joint venture from a unit of its partner, investment firm Dubai World for a total of $2.12 billion to boost financial flexibility and secure new growth opportunities.
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Casino Giant MGM Offloads Aria, Vdara to Blackstone in $3.9bn Deal

Gambling on healthier outlook

Massachusetts' casinos and slots parlor generated $67.44 million in gaming revenue in February. Encore Boston Harbor pulled in $40.99 million. Since legalizing gambling in 2011, Massachusetts has collected $719.13 million from casinos. The state can expect about $247 million annually from gambling. The Gaming Commission recently relaxed capacity limits. It allowed casinos to reintroduce craps and add a fourth seat at table games.
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Gambling on healthier outlook

Gambling revenues continue to rise at Massachusetts’ casinos

Plainridge Park, MGM Springfield and Encore Boston Harbor casinos generated nearly $87 million in gambling revenues in May. EnCore generated $53 million, while MGM posted $21 million. The casinos were shut down during the coronavirus pandemic. They were operating again last month after the state lifted some restrictions.
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Gambling revenues continue to rise at Massachusetts’ casinos

Gaming revenues showing signs of major comback

Plainridge Park Casino, MGM Springfield and Encore Boston Harbor generated $24.67 million in May. The previous monthly record was $25.33 million set in February 2020. EnCore Boston Harbour generated more than $52.93 million last month. Since legalizing gambling in 2011, Massachusetts has collected more $791.88 million. The state can expect about $254.46 million annual gaming revenue. The average annual revenue is $259.45 million, according to the Gaming Commission.
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Gaming revenues showing signs of major comback

As US Casinos Reopen, Hiring Back Employees Proves Difficult

After months of restrictions, casinos are opening their doors again. However, they are still struggling to recruit a dedicated workforce. Colorado, Massachusetts and Nevada are three states with casinos having trouble filling the jobs left behind by the coronavirus pandemic.
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As US Casinos Reopen, Hiring Back Employees Proves Difficult

Special meeting set to weigh COVID-19 rules at casinos

The Gaming Commission will hold a special meeting next week to discuss the COVID-19 restrictions on the casinos and live horse racing. The meeting will be held at 10 a.m. on Wednesday. The commission will also consider the impact of Gov. Charlie Baker's lifting of his state of emergency order on its future use of remote collaborative technology.
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Massachusetts gambling revenue up slightly in April

Massachusetts casinos continue to recover from the pandemic. The state collected more than $24 million in taxes in April. Encore Boston Harbor and Plainridge Park slots parlor saw revenue increase. MGM Springfield saw a decline in revenue month over month.
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Massachusetts gambling revenue up slightly in April

August gaming revenues climb back to pre-pandemic low

Plainridge Park Casino, MGM Springfield and Encore Boston Harbor casinos have been open since August. They have brought in $71 million in gaming revenue in August, about $20 million of which will go to the state. The three facilities are operating under capacity limits and without some popular table games. Massachusetts has collected $615 million from the three gaming facilities since 2011.  . ... It is also entitled to more than $4.06 million for local aid and about $915,207 for the Race Horse Development Fund.
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Recently Reopened Mass. Casinos See No Major Issues With Public Health Guidelines

Plainridge Park Casino, MGM Springfield and Encore Boston Harbor reopened recently. They were closed for four months due to pandemic. Regulators say the casinos have been running smoothly. Before the pandemics, the three casinos generated about $20 million in tax revenue each month. Without gambling activity for 4 months, Massachusetts lost at least $80 million. The new restrictions include no poker, craps or roulette, gaming tables capped at three players, and players must wear masks. It's a new industry. "We're in uncharted waters," says an official.
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Recently Reopened Mass. Casinos See No Major Issues With Public Health Guidelines

Massachusetts casino reopenings promise ‘sense of normalcy’ despite restrictions on gambling

Regulators failed to vote on pandemic-era gambling restrictions. The state's three casinos have been closed since March 15. They won't reopen until phase 3 of the governor's reopening plan until June 29. Regulators are taking cues from casinos in Las Vegas, Connecticut and other states where gambling has already reopened. They are trying to balance public health and business needs. Commissioner Enrique Zuniga says it will be a learning experience. He is trying for a sense of normalcy. It will take time. For now, they are favoring conservative restrictions on capacity and gaming.
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Massachusetts casino reopenings promise ‘sense of normalcy’ despite restrictions on gambling