As the Basketball Hall of Fame in Springfield kicked off its enshrinement festivities Thursday Mohegan Sun casino is figuring in prominently as a host to some of the events. This comes despite the possibility a casino operated by MGM will open nearby.
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.
Later this week, the Massachusetts Gaming Commission is expected to announce the location of a slot machine parlor. It will be the first casino license awarded by the board and a central Massachusetts city is in the running.
A pro-casino group in Palmer, Massachusetts, is disappointed that a recount of the casino referendum won’t happen until November 26th.
Residents of Palmer, Massachusetts, will go to the polls Tuesday to vote on whether they want Mohegan Sun to build a casino in their community.
The Massachusetts Gaming Commission has cleared Mohegan Sun to bid for the sole resort casino license in western Massachusetts.
Voters in West Springfield soundly defeated a proposal for a casino on the grounds of the Eastern States Exposition.
Mohegan Sun and the town of Palmer say they have a deal. They’re vying for the single casino license slated for Western Massachusetts.