The first official slot-machine parlour of the state opened on 24th June in Plainville. Last February, a state license was won by Penn National Gaming for building a 225 million dollars slots parlour located at Plainridge Race Track. It had to go through a repeal referendum which made it a roller coaster ride before it finally culminated into the grand opening at Plainridge.
Doug Flutie, football legend, launched his Bay State dining restaurant that is a part of the Plainridge Park Casino and welcomed customers and sports celebrities who stopped by all through the day.
Biggest slots for gamblers at Plainridge Park Casino
According to Jay Snowden, COO, Penn National Gambling, gamblers will get the opportunity to play the latest and biggest electric table game and slot products in the nation. They would be able to win comp points that are redeemable at the various Penn casinos, Las Vegas included.
Penn welcomed around 10,000 customers on the opening day and an average of 5,000-8,000 customers on an average day. The gaming revenue projected by the casino is about 20 million dollars per month. 40 percent of the revenue will be given to the state while 9 percent of it will be offered to a fund for the development of horse racing.
Support of gaming commission
State troopers and gaming agents will be present on the site all the time under the local Gaming Commission’s patronage. This was formed post the approval of casino gaming by Gov. Deval Patrick and the Legislature in 2011.
Elaine Driscoll, spokeswoman from the Gaming Commission said that the staff would be regulating so that there is compliance with respect to all the commission rules. This would ensure that all security procedures are being diligently followed.
1,250 slots, electric table game platforms and video poker are included in the Plainridge Park Casino, and it has hired over 600 people.