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After a slower September, business at MGM Springfield rebounds

The MGM Springfield casino.
Hoang 'Leon' Nguyen
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The Republican / masslive.com
The MGM Springfield casino.

Gambling revenue at the MGM Springfield casino bounced back in October.

Last month, the resort in Springfield, Massachusetts, took in $21.4 million — about $2 million more than in September, according to a release from the Massachusetts Gaming Commission (PDF).

Revenue fell by more than $2 million two months ago, but recovered from that drop in October.

The culprit for the drop was table games — and they are also the reason for the recovery. Table game revenue was $2.79 million in September, but $4.56 million in October.

Aside from September, overall monthly revenue is in line with several previous months dating back to March.

Slot machine play has remained stable and makes up about three-quarters of all gambling revenue. Last month, MGM Springfield took in $16.87 million from slots.

MGM also started to see money last month from its poker room, which opened for a few days for the first time since the pandemic began — albeit with about half as many tables available as before.

As a result of October’s casino business at MGM Springfield, the state received $5.3 million in tax revenue.

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