[Story Developing] In the first eight days that Encore Boston Harbor was open, gamblers wagered more than $93.5 million on the slot machines alone at the Everett casino and the Wynn Resorts operation counted $16.79 million in total revenue, or more than $2 million a day.

More than half of the eight days worth of revenue, $9.12 million, was generated by the resort casino's slot machines. The casino's table games brought in another $7.67 million in revenue for Encore between its June 23 grand opening and the end of June, the Massachusetts Gaming Commission reported in its monthly revenue roundup.

The first week-plus of action at the Greater Boston-area resort casino generated about $4.2 million in tax revenue for the state, but coincided with the second-worst month on record for the state's first full-scale casino, MGM Springfield. While Encore counted $16.79 million in revenue in eight days, MGM Springfield took in just more than $19.95 million in revenue over the full month of June.

~ Colin A. Young/SHNS