More ominous signs at Mass. gambling facilities
Encore revenues slide; Plainridge numbers near all-time low
GAMING FACILITIES in Massachusetts continued to struggle in October, as gross gaming revenue continued to slide at Encore Boston Harbor and the Plainridge Park slots parlor saw its revenue fall to its lowest level since December 2015.
At Everett-based Encore, gross gaming revenue was $45.8 million in October, down $3.1 million from September levels. The October revenue figure, consisting of $22.3 million from slots and $23.5 million from table games, was the lowest month since Encore launched in June. The state’s tax take of $11.4 million was also the lowest level so far.Slots revenue at Encore, which has been disappointing, made some gains, rising to its highest level yet on a monthly basis. But table game revenue, which started incredibly strong, continued to slide downward.
Gross slots revenue at Plainridge Park in Plainville was $11.2 million in October, down about $300,000 from the previous month. The total was the second-lowest level since the facility opened in 2015. The October number was only $20,599 higher than December 2015, the lowest month on record.