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Casinos’ August slot revenues down 1 percent; MGM Springfield reports first numbers

September 17, 2018

Southeastern Connecticut’s two resort casinos combined to rake in nearly 24 million of it to the state.

Meanwhile, Foxwoods’ and Mohegan Sun’s newest competition, MGM Springfield, reported slots revenue of 2.1 million in table-games revenue, bringing its total gaming revenue for the period to nearly 2.4 million of its August gaming revenue to the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

“While these gaming revenue figures represent less than eight days of operations in August, they demonstrate MGM Springfield’s tremendously successful opening week, when we welcomed more than 150,000 visitors over our first weekend alone,” Mike Mathis, president and chief operating officer of MGM Springfield, said in a statement.

Mohegan Sun reported that in August it “won,” or kept, 635.5 million, a decrease of less than 1 percent over the same month last year.

Foxwoods, owned by the Mashantucket Pequot Tribe, reported last week that its win for the month totaled 518.9 million.

Mohegan Sun forwarded 10.6 million. The Connecticut casinos are not taxed on their table-games winnings.

Over the last eight days of August, Mohegan Sun’s slots win was 10.2 million and MGM Springfield’s 392. MGM Springfield’s machines averaged a daily win of 308.

b.hallenbeck@theday.com

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