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Annual Gambling Revenues Rise at Plainridge Park Casino

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    Annual Gambling Revenues Rise at Plainridge Park Casino
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    Massachusetts' lone casino is enjoying a rise in gambling revenues.

    The state Gambling Commission reported Tuesday that Plainridge Park Casino in Plainville generated $12.7 million in gross revenues from its slot machines last month.

    That brought the slot parlor and harness racing track's total gross revenues from gambling to $164.8 million in 2017, or a roughly 6 percent increase from the facility's $155 million in gross gambling revenues in 2016.

    December's haul is also slightly higher than the $12.6 million the casino drew from its slot machines in December 2016.

    Clerk Pulls Out Machete on Would-Be Robber

    [NATL] Clerk Pulls Out Machete on Would-Be Robber

    A would-be robber armed with a knife had a surprise in store when an Alabama store clerk pulled out a machete in defense. The two's brief knife fight was caught on camera before the clerk runs out to damage the robber's car.

    According to police, suspect Seth Holcomb walked up to the counter to make a purchase. He leaves the store and then comes back in as if to make a second purchase. Then, he pulled out a knife at the counter. What he didn't expect was that the clerk would pull out a machete of his own.

    (Published Wednesday, March 20, 2019)

    The state, which collects 49 percent of Plainridge's gambling revenues, has drawn nearly $200 million from the casino since its opening in June 2015.

    MGM and Wynn are also building major resort casinos slated to open in the coming years.


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