SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – MGM Springfield generated more than $20 million in gross gaming revenue for the month of August.
According to the Massachusetts Gaming Commission, $16,884,574 was generated through slots and $4,912,382 was generated through table games.
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. August’s taxes accounted to $5,449,239.
22News spoke with State Representative Bud Williams, who believes the casino could be doing more for the community.
“I’m not happy about what they’ve done for the community,” Williams expressed. “They’ve done a lot for downtown, but in some of the neighborhoods I can’t point to one project they’ve done.”
All together, Massachusetts’ three casinos: MGM, Plainridge Park Casino, and Encore Boston generated approximately $26,152,129 in August.