Springfield and MGM have reached a deal which would push back the opening of the downtown casino by 6 months to September 2018.. Both sides say the delay is necessary to avoid problems from the Interstate 91 viaduct construction.
The agreement signed by Springfield Mayor Domenic Sarno and MGM Resorts this week is now before the city council. If it passes, it could go to voters in a city-wide referendum in mid-July.
A plan to hold a casino referendum in Springfield on the same day as the June 25th Special Election to fill Massachusetts’ vacant US Senate seat is going by the wayside.
More than $29 million dollars in federal disaster aid is coming to Massachusetts to help recovery efforts from a series of severe storms in 2011. Springfield will get the lion’s share – nearl
The public will get a chance tomorrow [Tuesday] to hear and see plans by the two prospective gambling operators vying to develop a casino resort in Springfield.