Four Casino Companies Vie for Western Mass.

The casino legislation in Massachusetts that now awaits the signature of Governor Deval Patrick would allow for one gambling hotel-resort complex in the Western part of the state. Developers have been scrambling to stake a claim in the area. Now the field seems to have settled, at four major players.  

Casino Developer to Purchase Property in Springfield

A national casino hotel company announced Wednesday it has entered into a legal agreement to purchase land in Springfield, under the assumption that the Massachusetts casino bill will soon be signed by the governor.

Ameristar Casinos is a publicly traded company with eight casino hotel properties in several states, including Nevada, Indiana, and Mississippi. The company has agreed to purchase a 41-acre parcel off Interstate 291 for $16 million. That vacant site is the former home of the Westinghouse Electric manufacturing company.