The Encore Boston Harbor Casino and Hotel racked up impressive numbers in October.
Encore took in $5.3 million more in gaming revenues in October than September, according to records released this week by the Massachusetts Gaming Commission.
Encore’s gaming income totaled $62.8 million as compared with September’s figure, which was a record, of $57.4 million.
Encore generated an unbelievable $32.2 million from slot machines.
Its table game take amounted to $30.5 million. These figures do not include revenues generated by the hotel or rents and revenues generated by the restaurants operating inside the entertainment complex.
Words like Transparency and Accountability are thrown around daily by public officials. However, transparency and accountability in government are often very difficult to find.
One common question I am asked is: “Where does all the money go?” It is well-known that I take my responsibility for fiscal oversight very seriously as a city councilor. As one of four boys raised in a single-parent household, I understand the need to allocate limited resources in a prudent and responsible manner. Throughout my tenure in elected office, I have gone over every annual budget, line-by-line, and consistently ask questions regarding funding requests. This is to ensure that what is requested truly benefits all our residents and not just a select few individuals. When I served on the Ways and Means Committee, I reviewed every single bill paid by the city. It was a real eye-opening experience. Every resident should have that same opportunity. As your councilor, I have requested more transparency as to how our city spends money. If elected Mayor, I will make all city expenditures accessible to the public, both online and in person. After all, it is your money. You deserve to know where your money is going and how it benefits you.