PLAINVILLE - Plainridge Park Casino will spend more than $9 million repairing and updating its facilities in its first five years of operations, according to a capital improvement plan approved Thursday by the state Gaming Commission.
The plan presented to the commission states that $1.65 million was spent last year and another $1.5 million will be spent this year.
The bulk of the money goes toward replacing slot machines at the Route 1 gaming house. This year alone, Plainridge plans to spend $522,000 on new slot machines.
Another area of heavy spending is the kitchens at the casino restaurants. This year $99,000 in upgrades are being done.
The horse racing area around the harness track is also being improved with new roofs on the paddock, barn and garage planned.
"We're happy to get approval from the Massachusetts Gaming Commission on a capital expenditure program that will ensure Plainridge Park Casino remains a state of the art facility," General Manager Lance George said.