The gross gambling revenue recorded by three casinos in Massachusetts last month was a whopping 84 million dollars. It was also revealed that the revenues were not from poker. The latest revenue figures were released by the Gaming Commission of Massachusetts this Thursday. The casinos in question include Plainridge Park, Encore Boston Harbor, and MGM Springfield. The regulators convened an hour-long meeting post the release of the reports, which mentioned poker not being reinstated by Encore and MGM ever since the shutdowns due to the pandemic. There is no update regarding their reopening either. As a casino housing only slots adjacent to a horse racing track, Plainridge never had any options for poker. While the latter half of 2021 could see MGM and Encore’s websites revisiting poker.
A lot of requests have been cropping up for poker, as confirmed by the Gaming Commission’s deputy director for investigations and enforcement, Bruce Band.
The gross gambling revenue registered in April and May were 84.63 and 86.68 million dollars, respectively, while June recorded a state-wide total of 84 million dollars. This is as per the figures confirmed by the Gaming Commission. The gross gambling revenue registered for June has been way down at 20.21 million dollars by MGM Springfield. This is in comparison with the gambling revenues for May and April at 21.25 and 21.93 million dollars. The performance of the casino business has been at par with the seasonal fluctuations.
June 2019 figures recorded gross gambling revenues of 19.95 million dollars.
In 2021, June saw the table games recording 3.67 million dollars while the slot figures were 16.53 million dollars for MGM. While Encore’s gross gambling revenue accrued for June 2021 has been 52.56 million dollars, a slight down from the figures recorded for May at 52.93 million dollars. April’s figures for Encore had been 50.18 million dollars. Encore accrued a whopping 16.79 million dollars in June 2019 from only operating for eight days at a stretch since the casino reopened only on the 23rd of June 2019. Plainridge’s figures have been down for the slots. While the figures for May reported revenue of 12.49 million dollars, the revenue in June was only 11.32 million dollars being accrued. A whopping 13.54 million dollars was reported back in June 2019 on the contrary.
Businesses have been struggling hard to hireemployees. This is where MGM has come up with a plan to boost the hiring process as a way of saying thank you with an offer for a free lunch at the company-owned cafeteria.
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