Maine casinos took in a record $144 million last year Peter McGuire, The Press Herald · June 11, 2019 at 6:51 pm Maine’s two casinos raked in close to $144 million last year, setting a state gambling record. Maine is one of 12 states with record casino gambling last year, according to a report from the American Gaming Association released Tuesday. Nationwide, gamblers spent almost $42.7 billion in two dozen states with legal casinos, the association said. The 5 percent spending bump in Maine is tied to new customers from the opening of a hotel and expanded gaming floor at Oxford Casino, in Oxford, but Milt Champion, executive director of Maine’s gambling control unit, doesn’t expect the windfall to last. New casinos in Boston and Springfield, Massachusetts, and possible legal sports betting in Maine may pull gamblers from Maine’s slot machines and table games in coming years, Champion said.