Massachusetts casino revenue saw a slight dip in September. However, there is a bit of an asterisk with more totals still to come.
According to numbers released by the Massachusetts Gaming Commission, the three Massachusetts casinos generated $90.3 million in gross gaming revenue during September.
The month’s GGR produced more than $25.7 million in tax revenue for the Commonwealth. Massachusetts online casinos would generate much more tax revenue, but those haven’t been legalized yet.
On paper, those numbers show a downward trend when compared to the September 2022 numbers and August’s $97.9 million GGR. However, the huge data breach MGM had to deal with last month has affected some of the numbers coming from MGM Springfield. This means September may look like an upswing once it’s all said and done.
Full MGM Springfield numbers delayed due to data breach
As expected, MGM Resorts’ only Massachusetts property, MGM Springfield, saw a decrease in GGR after the property was experiencing issues from a cybersecurity attack on all MGM Resorts properties across the country.
So far, it is being reported that MGM won $17.4 million in September. Reportedly, the venue won $16.3 million on slot games. However, only $1 million in winnings is being reported from table games. For context, the venue won over $5 million from table games in August.
Thomas Mills, a spokesperson with the Massachusetts Gaming Commission, says the MGM Springfield table game figures are through Sept. 6, and the slot figures are based on estimates from the commission’s central monitoring system. He added that September numbers from MGM Springfield will be updated next month when October’s revenue figures are released.
Encore Boston Harbor still leads MA casinos by a wide margin
While MGM Springfield is putting the final pieces of its September revenue numbers in place, Encore Boston Harbor continues to lead the pack as the highest-grossing casino in Massachusetts. The venue generated $59.8 million in revenue between its table games and slot machines. That is a slight dip from the $61.3 million the casino recorded in August.
However, it’s just a tiny blip on the radar for The Bay State casino giant. Since the property opened in 2019, Encore Boston Harbor has been the monthly highest earner. In September, the casino won $26.3 million at its table games and another $33.4 million from slot machines.
Taxed at 25%, Encore Boston Harbor paid $14.9 million in taxes in September after paying $15.3 million in August.
Plainridge Park’s revenue remains steady
The property won $13.1 million from slot players in September. That’s practically what they got from players in August as well.
That represents a steady stream of revenue. Over the first nine months of the year, Plainridge Park has won $117.6 million from slot players. That’s an average of about 13 million each month.
September Massachusetts casino revenue breakdown
|Casino||Table Games GGR||Slot Machine GGR||Total GGR||Taxes Paid|
|Encore Boston Harbor||$26,390,983||$33,429,867||$59,820,850||$14,955,212|
(*) Number subject to change once MGC releases full MGM Springfield full September revenue numbers
A full breakdown of all the state’s gaming revenue can be found on the Massachusetts Gaming Commission website.