SPRINGFIELD – MGM Springfield reported $ 21.1 million in slot machines, table games and poker revenue for the month of June, according to figures released Friday by the Massachusetts Gaming Commission.
That figure was a few thousand dollars off from May numbers and higher than the taken last year in June 2021 which was $ 20 million and the $ 19.9 million recorded in June 2019 pre-pandemic. The casino was closed in June 2020 as a COVID precaution.
The gaming revenue was $ 22.5 million in April 2022 and $ 24.2 million in March 2022.
Month-to-month comparisons can be tricky because the casino business is seasonal.
The Massachusetts Gaming Commission reported Friday a total of $ 93 million in June gross gambling revenue from all three casinos.
Yet Boston Harbor reported $ 60 million in gross gambling revenue for June 2022, up from $ 58 million in May but down from $ 63 million in April. Encore opened for the first time at the end of June 2019 and was also closed in June 2020.
Plainridge Park, which only has slots, reported $ 11.9 million in June 2022, up a little from $ 11.7 million in May but down from $ 12.9 million recorded in April 2022. Plainridge reported $ 11.3 million in slot revenue in June 2021 and $ 13.5 million in June 2019 and like the others was closed for months in 2020.
Massachusetts has collected approximately $ 1.127 billion in total taxes and assessments from Plainridge, MGM and Encore since they opened. Plainridge was the first and it opened in 2015
MGM has not fully reopened all the gambling capacity it had when it opened in 2018.
MGM has 1,1527 slot machines, 48 table games and 14 poker tables, according to state officials speaking at a Gaming Commission meeting this week.
MGM opened with 2,500 slot machines, 93 gaming tables and 23 poker tables.
The Gaming Commission encouraged Encore and MGM to reopen poker tables saying gamblers request more access to he game.