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Revenues at Massachusetts' first casino slide to $11.3 millon in continued decline

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PLAINVILLE, Massachusetts — Revenues at Massachusetts' first casino are continuing to decline.

State gambling officials reported Friday that gross gambling revenues at Plainridge Park totaled $11.3 million in December. That's down from $11.9 million in November. The slots parlor and harness racing track has seen revenues steadily decline from a July peak of $18.1 million.

To date, the casino, which opened in late June after a $250 million investment, has generated about $88 million in gross revenues. Massachusetts, which imposes a 49 percent tax on it, has collected about $43 million of that money.

Plainridge Park was projected to generate about $200 million in gross revenues its first full year. A spokesman for the casino didn't immediately comment.

The state Gaming Commission is expected to review its most recent quarterly report next Thursday.

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