BOSTON (CBS/AP) — Revenues at Massachusetts’ three casinos dipped slightly as coronavirus cases climb and the state faces more restrictions ahead of the Thanksgiving holiday, state gambling regulators reported Monday.

Gross gaming revenues at the state’s casinos totaled about $69 million in October, down about $1 million from September, according to the state’s Gaming Commission.

Encore Boston Harbor generated about $40 million in total revenues, MGM Springfield reported about $17.5 million and Plainridge Park roughly $10 million in October, the commission said.

The revenues translate to nearly $20 million in tax collections for the state. Encore and MGM are subject to a 25% state tax on gambling revenues while Plainridge is taxed at 50%.

Monthly revenue numbers at each of the facilities have remained relatively unchanged since they reopened this summer following the statewide economic shutdown imposed in the spring, at the start of the pandemic, according to commission data.

But the totals are down from what the facilities were generating prior to the pandemic.

In January, the three casinos generated about $80 million in gross gambling revenues, for nearly $22 million in state tax revenue, commission data shows.

Encore Boston Harbor closed its hotel temporarily earlier this month as the casino was forced to reduces hours under new state restrictions.

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  1. JimStark says:

    $10M at Plainridge? That is shocking and sad.

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