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Massachusetts’ three casinos generated gross gaming revenue of $101m for the month of April, an improvement on the previous year’s $99.2m.

According to the state’s regulator, the Massachusetts Gaming Commission, Encore Boston Harbor led the way in terms of GGR with $63.98m (2022: $63.7m), followed by MGM Springfield with $23.74m (2022: $22.5m) and Plainridge Park Casino with $13.44m (2022: $12.9m).

Per vertical, slots GGR came in at $68.1m while table GGR amounted to $33.1m.

Massachusetts collected $28.5m in state taxes during April, up on the previous year’s $27.9m. Encore Boston Harbor and MGM Springfield are taxed at 25 per cent of GGR, while Plainridge Park Casino is taxed at 49 per cent of GGR.

In sports betting, the Bay State’s six online sportsbooks and three land-based locations generated $58.91m in GGR from a handle of $579.3m, up on the previous month (March: $47.1m GGR, $568.2m handle).

Online operations generated most of the sports wagering GGR in April, accounting for $58.5m of the total amount for the month.

DraftKings led the way with $28.3m in GGR, followed by FanDuel ($21.7m), BetMGM ($4.6m), Barstool Sportsbook ($1.9m), Caesars Sportsbook ($1.6m) and WynnBet ($405,977).

In terms of land-based operations, Plainridge Park Casino earned $366,166 in GGR, followed by Encore Boston Harbor with $230,808, while MGM Springfield made a loss of $232,493.

For the month, the state collected $11.8m in taxes from sports betting, $89,546 from land-based operations and $11.7m from online operators. Retail operations are taxed at 15 per cent GGR while online licences are taxed at 20 per cent.