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Maine Gambling Numbers Hint At Flat Revenue Growth

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Early figures from the Maine Gambling Control Board show slot machine revenue at the state's two casinos remained nearly flat last year when compared to the previous year.

Slot players gambled $459.6 million last year at Hollywood Casino in Bangor, an almost 2 percent decline from the $468.9 million bet in 2013.

Exact year-end figures for Oxford Casino won't be available for a few months, but casino managers have told the state that it will pocket $31.5 million after taxes, just $7,600 more than in 2013 when players gambled $677 million on slots there.

Patrick Fleming, the control board's executive director, tells the Sun Journal that table game revenue was up year-over-year for both casinos, which may indicate a shift in the type of players coming through the door.

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