SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – MGM Springfield generated nearly $27 million in gross gaming revenue in its first full month of business.
According to the Massachusetts Gaming Commission, $18,149,752 was generated through slots and $8,802,344.03 was generated through table games during the month of September.
“We are pleased with the solid visitor volume we experienced in September, our first full month of operations, President and COO of MGM Springfield Mike Mathis said. “Our hotel and restaurants continue to reflect impressive numbers of guests eager to experience what our new resort has to offer. Visitors from across the region are responding well to the breadth of our overall entertainment strategy. Our financial performance is on track with our expectations, and we remain grateful for the ongoing support of the Springfield community.”
As a category 1 resort-casino, MGM Springfield is taxed on 25 percent of gross gaming revenue. That money is shared with several specific state funds. The largest portion of the money goes to local aid to cities and towns, followed by transportation and infrastructure, and then education. (see graphic below).
To date, Massachusetts has collected approximately $273,300,682 in total taxes and assessments from MGM and Plainridge Park Casino since they have opened.