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Massachusetts' only casino collected nearly $180 million in gambling revenues in its first year of operation.

The Massachusetts Gaming Commission reported Monday that Plainridge Park's revenues resulted in more than $88 million in state revenues from taxes and other assessments.

The state initially projected about $105 million in gambling taxes from the Plainville slots parlor and harness racing track, but those projections were lowered to about $83 million.

Monthly revenues have remained at around $11 million to $13 million.

The facility opened June 24, 2015. It's taxed on 49 percent of its gross gambling revenue. Eighty-two percent of that goes to the state, and 18 percent goes to a fund subsidizing the horse racing industry.

Plainridge Park General Manager Lance George says it's pleased with its performance.


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