The town of Oxford received nearly $1.91 million from table games and Slot machines at Oxford Casino in 2018, according to the Maine Gambling Control Board.
The gambling enterprise on Route 26 had 968 slot machines and 28 table games in play during 2018.
The Number released by the Maine Gambling Control Board, the town’s 2 percent of revenue was $1.55 million From Slots and $351,196 from table games.
In 2017, the town received $1.72 million- $1.37 million from slots and $351,282 from table games.
“The Money goes into a general revenue account and is used to offset expenses such as the town’s monthly payment to RSU 17, fuel costs, payroll and health insurance etc.” town manager Butch Asselin said. “Proceeds received from the casino are treated similarly to other revenue the town receives such as excise tax, plumbing permits, real estate taxes and boat registrations.
In Past, town officials have also used the money to reduce property taxes and pay for police and fire services, town office expenses and the transfer stations
The board members returned a predetermined percentage of table game and Slot operations to a variety of entities, including 10 percent to the Department for Education for Public School, 1 percent for agricultural fairs and 4 percent to the Government of Penobscot and Passmaquoddy tribes.