It’s Agreed: MGM Springfield To Become Massachusetts’ First Casino

The Massachusetts Gaming Commission unanimously issued the state’s first casino license to MGM Springfield. Technically, this is a designated license. If the Supreme Judicial Court does not put the referendum question to repeal casino gambling on the November ballot, the license will be awarded immediately. If the question gets on the ballot, and voters don’t repeal the 2011 law, the license will be fully awarded after the election.