Massachusetts Gaming Chair: Even After Palmer Defeat, No Guarantees for Springfield’s Casino

MGM’s casino plan in Springfield is the last bid standing in western Massachusetts, after Palmer voters narrowly rejected a proposal by Mohegan Sun on Tuesday. East Boston also voted against a casino proposed by the Suffolk Downs race track.

Stephen Crosby chairs the Massachusetts Gaming Commission. He says the legislature was clear when it approved expanded gambling in the state: local voters have veto power.