Springfield Voters Have Spoken
Springfield voters said yes to MGM’s casino proposal. Springfield voters approved MGM’s casino project 58% to 42%. The $800 million proposal by MGM Resorts International will now go to the Massachusetts Gaming Commission for its review and vote. Hard Rock Hotel & Casino New England would like to build an $800 million destination resort casino project on the grounds of the Eastern States Exposition. The payment is the first disbursement of money to the city under the host community agreement officials signed July 11.
Meanwhile, those who voted against it say they’re not giving up yet.
The Chairman of Citizens Against Casino Gaming was heard saying they’re taking their message to the gaming commission, with their next sights on Hard Rock and Mohegan Sun Palmer.
Hard Rock Pushes Forward
Speaking of the Hard Rock, Hard Rock Hotel & Casino New England delivered a $400,000 non-refundable check to the city Tuesday during a press conference in the mayor’s office in the Municipal Office Building.
Location, Location, Location
Springfield could be considered a good location not just for western Massachusetts, but for larger cities like Hartford and Albany. Did you know MGM Springfield would be 15 minutes closer to Hartford than Mohegan Sun Connecticut and 20 minutes closer to Albany than its closest casino, Turning Stone.
Concerning the slots-only license, Mass Gaming & Entertainment, a subsidiary of Chicago-based Rush Street Gaming, on Monday presented plans to the town’s planning board for a 110,000- to 115,000-square-feet complex with the state-maximum 1,250 slot machines, at least one full-service restaurant and other food venues, a live music area and day spa. The slots parlor would be just north of The Shoppes at Blackstone Valley
That’s all for now.