- Associated Press - Thursday, August 20, 2015

BOSTON (AP) - Lottery sales are up dramatically at Plainridge Park, Massachusetts’ first casino.

The Massachusetts Gambling Commission said Thursday that the Plainville slots parlor and harness racing track generated about $223,000 in lottery sales from June 22 to Aug. 1. That’s up nearly 200 percent from the $75,000 generated during the same period last year when Plainridge offered only harness racing.

The casino also purchased nearly $148 million in goods and services, of which about $110 million was from in-state.

The commission said Monday the casino raked in more than $18 million in gambling revenue in its first full month of operation, generating $8.9 million for the state.

Plainridge Park opened in June and only offers slots and electronic table games, not live table games.

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