Some residents are hopeful about economic recovery; others warn against potential problems.
Massachusetts Gaming Commission’s vote was widely expected.
Most of those speaking oppose the Springfield casino plan from MGM resorts, which is the only remaining bid for the license.
The Supreme Judicial Court is considering whether a ballot question repealing the state’s gambling law will go before voters in November.
A decision is expected in May and MGM is the only remaining applicant for the casino license reserved for western Massachusetts. But the commission has the option of starting the process all over again.
The meeting will allow residents one last chance to speak their minds, but members of a prominent group opposing a Springfield casino are not going to show up.
Leominster’s proposed slots parlor narrowly lost to a proposed slots casino in Plainville. Two of the five commissioners on the state gaming board supported the proposal in the north-central Massachusetts city.
There were handshakes, hugs and high fives all around as hundreds of casino supporters at Suffolk Downs heard the news: the proposed casino, which just four months ago seemed doomed, was back on track.
A proposal from Leominster received praise from the panel for its design and finances. But Commissioner James McHugh raised one red flag.
There’s still no word from Mohegan Sun on what the casino company plans to do with land it leased in Palmer, Massachusetts. The town’s voters […]
Wynn Resorts cleared another hurdle Monday in its bid for the sole eastern Massachusetts casino license.
After a recount Tuesday, the vote against a Mohegan Sun casino in Palmer, Massachusetts remains virtually unchanged.
On Tuesday, Palmer, Massachusetts will re-count casino referendum ballots originally cast three weeks ago. A proposed Mohegan Sun gambling resort lost by just 93 votes in the original tally.
Mohegan Sun appears to be looking outside of Palmer, Massachusetts to build a casino .
A pro-casino group in Palmer, Massachusetts, is disappointed that a recount of the casino referendum won’t happen until November 26th.