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SEIGMA Press Release: Plainridge Park Casino’s First Year Did Not Reduce Lottery Sales Nearby or in State, UMass Amherst Report Says

AMHERST, Mass. – Researchers led by Rachel Volberg at the University of Massachusetts Amherst who are studying the effects of expanded casino gambling in the Commonwealth are reporting to the state Gaming Commission today that lottery sales have not decreased statewide, nor near the Plainridge Park Casino, during the first year after it opened in June 2015. “However, lottery revenues for agents nearer the casino grew more slowly on average than the rest of the state,” the new report states.

DEADLINE EXTENDED – Request for Public Comment: Table Game Rules Regulations

The Massachusetts Gaming Commission is seeking public comment from interested members of the public and its gaming licensees on questions posed at its meeting on January 5, 2017, with respect to the Commission’s promulgation of regulations governing table game rules.  The questions are as follows: Will the Commission require that all games (including so-called “standard” […]

The Massachusetts Gaming Commission releases December 2016 Gross Gaming Revenue for Plainridge Park Casino

The Massachusetts Gaming Commission (MGC) reported today that the month of December 2016 at Plainridge Park Casino generated $12,638,807.06 in Gross Gaming Revenue (GGR). The category 2 slots-parlor is taxed on 49% of gross gaming revenue, of that total taxed amount 82% is paid to Local Aid and 18% goes to the Race Horse Development Fund. To date, the state has collected $119,203,522.85 in total state taxes and race horse assessments from Plainridge Park Casino since its June 24, 2015 opening.

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