In-Depth: Mass Gaming Commission Chair to Watch Springfield Vote Closely

Voters in Springfield on Tuesday will cast their ballots in favor – and against – bringing a casino to the city. MGM has proposed an $800 million resort casino in Springfield’s South End.

If voters sign off on the plan, Springfield will compete with other Western Massachusetts communities looking to win the region’s sole casino license. The final decision will come from the Massachusetts Gaming Commission. Its chair is Stephen Crosby. He told New England Public Radio’s Susan Kaplan that the commission will keep a close eye on the results of Tuesday’s vote.