Gross gambling revenues at MGM Springfield rose in February to $16.89 million, up from $14.5 million in January.
But gross gambling revenue at the downtown casino still lags pre-pandemic figures in a pattern that holds true elsewhere and reflects the hospitality industry’s continued efforts to rebound from COVID-19 and the shutdowns necessary to prevent its spread.
MGM Springfield’s $16.9 million in tables and slots revenue is the highest total since $17.5 million in October 2020. Gross Gambling revenue at the $1-billion resort casino was $20.6 million a year ago in February 2020, the last full month of operations before the state shut down MGM and the state’s other two casinos until the middle of July.
In total, gross gaming revenue — that is from slots and table games — was $67 million total for Plainridge Park Casino, MGM Springfield, and Encore Boston Harbor in February 2021. That’s up from $58 million in January, but trails the $86 million collected in February 2020.
Encore Boston Harbor reported gross gambling revenue of $40.9 million in February 2021, up from $33.3 million in January 2021 but down from $52.5 million in February 2020.
Plainridge reported $9.5 million in gross gambling revenue in February, down from $9.8 million in January 2021. It was $11.7 million in February 2020.