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GAMBLERS HAVE WAGERED $3.16 BILLION AT PLAINRIDGE

The state's slots parlor generated more than $12.1 million in revenue last month, with $5.95 million of it going to local aid or a horse racing fund, the Massachusetts Gaming Commission announced Wednesday.

Plainridge Park Casino in Plainville, the first and so far only gambling facility to open under the 2011 expanded gaming law, generated $12,146,434.45 in gross gaming revenue last month from $152,212,710.16 in wagers. The haul was about $500,000 shy of December's revenue total but in line with other months.


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