Also, MassLive is reporting that MGM has told state environmental regulators that oil byproducts, lead and arsenic turned up in soil or groundwater samples taken from the site of the future casino.
Massachusetts’ first casino is officially good to go, following a gaming commission meeting held today.
The first gambling facility in Massachusetts will open on Wednesday in Plainville, over three years after lawmakers legalized casino gaming. Massachusetts is about to begin learning about the advantages and disadvantages of expanded gaming.
A UMass study presented at the Massachusetts Gaming Commission meeting Thursday revealed Massachusetts residents’ current gambling interests and problems.
As the Connecticut legislative session heads into its final week, Democratic leaders from the legislature and the governor’s office are meeting behind closed doors to finalize a budget.
This week, MGM broke ground on its casino in Springfield. When it opens in late 2017, the western Massachusetts resort may find itself in the middle of a region stacked with casinos.
The Hampden County Sheriff’s office says its inmate treatment center will miss a March 31st eviction deadline from MGM. But the sheriff’s office says it now has a plan to temporarily relocate.
Groundbreakings tend to have executives and politicians in hard-hats using shiny new shovels scoop up a little dirt as the cameras flash. Expect something like that as MGM joins with Springfield Mayor Domenic Sarno and state gaming commission chair Steve Crosby.
As MGM prepares to start building its casino in the South End of Springfield, it’s running up against some opposition from the city’s historical commission.
The Western Massachusetts Correctional Alcohol Center is in the footprint of the company’s planned casino.
As MGM prepares to build its casino in Springfield’s South End, it’s bought up a cluster of properties, evicting businesses and organizations. Among them is the Western Massachusetts Correctional Alcohol Center.
Maura Healey begins her term as Massachusetts Attorney General today.
A New York State Gaming Board is recommending that Mohawk Harbor, a blighted riverfront site in Schenectady, be the location of one of three new upstate casinos. One casino consultant says that could impact MGM Springfield’s plans to attract New York customers.
In the week that Massachusetts removed the last challenge to its new gaming industry, voting down a potential repeal, one of Connecticut’s casinos showed off exactly how it’s preparing for competition from the north.
Following the rejection of a state ballot question to repeal the casino law, stakeholders — including MGM Springfield, the city’s economic development department, and Springfield residents — are looking ahead to the next phase.